There are around 7,000 pubs in London… so how do you make sure you end up with a good pint (and not piss) when there’s such a long, long list?
Well, quite simply, there isn’t a magic formula - there are hundreds of good drinking spots in the vast area over which the city sprawls… you just have to find them first!
Here, then, are 10 of my favorites - intended, not as a definitive guide to London nightlife, just a way to share the top 10 London pubs that have stood out to me over the years!
1. The Rosemary Branch, 2 Shepperton Road (Old Street)
The Rosemary Branch is arty, bohemian, alternative - and yet still manages to stay just the right side of “trendy”, despite its proximity to Shoreditch and Old Street. There’s a theatre upstairs, whilst the main pub is a treasure trove of board games and eclectic wall hangings. Plus there’s a real coal fire, making it perfect for hibernating in the winter.
2. The Palm Tree, Haverfield Road (Mile End)
Once part of a row of terrace houses and now slap in the middle of Mile End Ecology park, The Palm Tree is a genuine relic of the Blitz… And inside, it’s as if it hasn’t been decorated since then, either. A ‘retro’ East End drinking den for all the right reasons, it’s the sort of place where the clients actually know everybody. The pints are good, the live jazz on weekends is excellent and the grass outside lends itself nicely to summer afternoon drinks.
3. Jerusalem Tavern, 55 Britton Street (Farringdon)
Possibly the smallest pub in London (if not the world), the 17th century Jerusalem Tavern is renowned amongst those in the know for its wide range of special St. Peter’s brews accompanied by a hearty sausage and mash. If only you were a teeny bit more likely to find somewhere to sit after midday…
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