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The Best 12 Pubs In London [2023]

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No visit to London is complete without paying one of these fantastic pubs a visit – so make sure you try them all on your next trip (Cheers!)

1. The Queens Pub

The Queens Pub is a traditional English pub located in Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 8XD. The pub has been around for over 200 years and is one of the oldest pubs in Central London. It has a classic decor with wooden furnishings, ornately carved fireplaces and exposed brickwork.

The Queens Pub serves up some great British food classics such as fish and chips, steak pie and bangers and mash. There’s also an extensive selection of beers, wines and spirits to choose from. On Sundays they offer a traditional Sunday roast dinner that comes complete with all the trimmings.

On top of the great food and drink offering, The Queens Pub also plays host to a number of live music events throughout the week. There is an acoustic singer-songwriter night on Tuesdays and a jam session on Thursdays, as well as plenty of other musical performances each month.

The Queens Pub also puts on regular comedy nights, quizzes and karaoke sessions so there’s something to suit all tastes. The atmosphere in here is relaxed and friendly, making it a great place to catch up with friends over a pint or two.

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ADDRESS49 Regent’s Park Rd, London NW1 8XD, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–11 PM
Friday: 11 AM–11 PM
Saturday: 11 AM–11 PM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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2. Ye Olde Mitre Inn, Holborn

Ye Olde Mitre Inn, Holborn: Founded in 1546 and nestled away down an alleyway near Hatton Garden, this quaint little pub has all the charm you’d expect from an establishment of its age. Not to mention a delicious selection of real ales and ciders!

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ADDRESS1 Ely Ct, Ely Pl, London EC1N 6SJ, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 12–11 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed 
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3. The Water Poet, Spitalfields

The Water Poet, Spitalfields: This classic East End pub has been around since the early 1800s and still retains much of its old-world charm. There’s also a great beer garden with an outdoor bar that stays open until late.

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4. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street

 Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, Fleet Street: With its low ceilings, wooden beams and charming atmosphere, this pub is the perfect spot for enjoying a pint of real ale or cider. It’s also home to some great live music and open mic nights.

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ADDRESS145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BP, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 12–11 PM
Saturday: 12–11 PM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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5. The Dove, Hammersmith

The Dove, Hammersmith: This Victorian-style gastropub has been around since 1602 and serves up an extensive selection of craft beers, ciders, wines and spirits. Plus, there’s a large beer garden at the back for those summer days!

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ADDRESS19 Upper Mall, London W6 9TA, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 12–11 PM
Saturday: 12–11 PM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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6. The Lansdowne, Primrose Hill

The Lansdowne, Primrose Hill: Another classic London pub with an impressive selection of ales and lagers from independent breweries across Europe. There’s also a great beer garden that overlooks Regent’s Park – perfect for people watching on sunny days!

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ADDRESS90 Gloucester Ave., London NW1 8HX, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 12–11 PM
Saturday: 12–11 PM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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7. The Lamb, Bloomsbury

The Lamb, Bloomsbury: This traditional pub has been around since the 19th century and is a great spot for enjoying a pint of real ale. There are also regular music nights, plus plenty of cozy alcoves ideal for conversation and relaxation.

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ADDRESS94 Lamb’s Conduit St, London WC1N 1EA, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–12 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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8. The Ship Tavern, Westminster

The Ship Tavern, Westminster: A classic British boozer that’s been serving locals since the late 16th century! The Ship Tavern offers only the best craft beers from all over England, as well as some interesting ciders and wines too.

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ADDRESS12 Gate St, London WC2A 3HP, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 11 AM–11 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM–11 PM
Thursday: 11 AM–12 AM
Friday: 11 AM–12 AM
Saturday: 11 AM–12 AM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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9. The Green Man, Mayfair

The Green Man, Mayfair: Founded in 1700 and situated next to Hyde Park Corner tube station, this pub offers a wide selection of ales and lagers from independent breweries and also has a great beer garden for those summer days.

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ADDRESS57 Berwick St, Greater, London W1F 8SR, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11:30PM
Tuesday: 12–11:30PM
Wednesday: 12–11:30PM
Thursday: 12PM–1AM
Friday: 12PM–1AM
Saturday: 12PM–1AM
Sunday: 12–10:30PM
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10. The Cittie of Yorke, Holborn

The Cittie of Yorke, Holborn: This medieval pub is one of London’s oldest and most iconic establishments. With its low ceilings, wooden beams and cosy atmosphere, it’s the perfect spot for enjoying a pint or two with friends!

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ADDRESSCittie of Yorke, 22 High Holborn, London WC1V 6BN, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11 PM
Friday: 12–11 PM
Saturday: 12–11 PM
Sunday: 12–10:30 PM
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11. Draft House Tower Bridge

Draft House Tower Bridge: Located inside an old railway arch in the heart of Bermondsey, this craft beer bar offers some unique brews from local brewers as well as some international favourites too! A great spot for beer lovers.

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ADDRESS206-208 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 2LL, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 12–11 PM
Tuesday: 12–11 PM
Wednesday: 12–11 PM
Thursday: 12–11:30 PM
Friday: 12 PM–12 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–12 AM
Sunday: 12–11 PM
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12. The Victoria, Clapham Junction

The Victoria, Clapham Junction: This pub dates back to 1845 and serves up some of London’s best ales, ciders and craft beers. There’s also a great beer garden at the back that opens up during the summer months.

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ADDRESS166 Queenstown Rd, London SW8 3HL, United Kingdom
OPERATING HOURSMonday: 4 PM–12 AM
Tuesday: 4 PM–12 AM
Wednesday: 4 PM–12 AM
Thursday: 4 PM–12 AM
Friday: 12 PM–2 AM
Saturday: 12 PM–2 AM
Sunday: 12 PM–12 AM
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