5 Best Irish Pubs In London

Best Irish Pubs In London


If you can’t make it to Dublin for St Patrick’s Day on 17th March, there’ll be plenty of atmosphere in London to fill you up with Irish glee on your UK working holiday. Enjoy the craic, wear something green and grab a Guinness in one of these top Irish pubs in London.

The Kingdom

Situated in Kilburn, The Kingdom is renowned for its traditional Irish feel and regular patrons who infuse the establishment with character. Dimly lit, with the feeling of a familiar and cosy working men’s bar, the Kilburn is ideal for taking in a spot of televised Irish sports as you soak up the craic.

The Porterhouse

The Porterhouse can be found in Covent Garden where it has a reputation for brewing its own Irish stout. Aside from this impressive feat, the bar also boasts the largest selection of Irish beers in the whole of London making it ideal for the adventurous ale connoisseur.

The Tipperary

The premises which is now the Tipperary has been an Irish pub in some form or another since way back in 1700 which affords this Fleet Street establishment the accolade of being London’s oldest and most historic Irish pub. This fact is perfectly complemented by the antique Jameson whisky signs on display on the walls. Ideal if you’re after a pint of Guinness and some affordable, decent pub food.

Waxy O’Connor’s

Boasting four bars set across a total of no less than six floors, Waxy O’Connor’s has rather a cavernous, engulfing feel to it. The seating is all wooden pews which gives it almost a church-like feeling, perfectly complementing the overall ambience of the establishment. Some trivia: this Soho bar derives its idiosyncratic name from a Dublin-born candlemaker.


Located in Finchley, Maddens exudes a warm and friendly feel thanks to its characterful cast of regulars. As well as a pint of Guinness you can also enjoy some delectable homemade Thai food and a game of pool upon a visit to this fine establishment.

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