Pubar i London

The Anchor

Puben ligger bredvid Themsen och har riktigt gamla anor. Här inne kan du hitta många gamla klenoder och om du tittar ordentligt även en liten utställning av Jack The Ripper kuriosa. Det brukar vara mycket folk så ett besök här bör göras ganska tidigt på dagen.

Adress: Park Street 34 (bredvid London Bridge).

The Churchill Arms
Den här Irländska puben har fått utnämningen Årets Pub och det med all ära. Hela puben är fylld av kopparbunkar, korgar, bilder, böcker ja allt du kan tänka dig. Om du hittar en tom yta här gör du det bra (och då pratar vi även taket). Den 30:e november varje år hålls en liten hyllning till dess namne och i den lilla tillhörande thairestaurangen serveras både prisvärd och god mat.´
Adress: 119 Kenstington Chrch Street (tunnebanestation: Notting Hill)

Black Friar
Ett par kvarter från den kända St Paul Cathedral ligger Black Friar. Puben som är från 1905 är inredd i grön och röd marmor med illustrationer av glada munkar. Strax under taket som är mosaik kan du läsa fyndiga ordspråk. Detta är en mycket populär och vacker pub som folk vallfärdar till för att ta en öl och se den vackra interiören.

Adress: 174 Queen Victoria Street

Lamb & Flag
Där Floral Street och Garrick Lane möts hittar du Rose Street och den lilla puben Lamb & Flag. En gång i tiden hette den här puben Bucket of Blood pga dom boxningsmatcherna utan handskar som gick av stapeln här. Idag ser du inget av det utan istället kryllar stället av kontorsfolk som tar sig en pint efter jobbet. Puben som byggdes 1623 kan vara lite svår att hitta men är klart värd besväret att söka.

Adress: 33 Rose St, Covent Garden

Pub Guide – Central
There are an astounding 5,000 pubs and bars in London and at least one can be found on virtually every street corner. A good pub offers a warm welcome with a friendly atmosphere and a chance to enjoy a drink in an often typically British environment.

The Albert
52 Victoria Street, SW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7222 5577
Tube: St James’s Park
The Albert is situated near to the Houses of Parliament and is a popular pub with MPs, indeed the division bell is rung in the bar to recall the MPs back to Parliament. There is a large staircase lined with portraits of former Prime Ministers leading to an upstairs restaurant which has a daily eat-as-much-as-you-like carvery.

The Anchor Bankside
34 Park Street, SE1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 1577
Tube: Borough
Tube/Rail: London Bridge
Positioned near to the Globe Theatre, this 18th century pub has a good riverside location with lovely views. Samuel Johnson is reported to have written part of his diary here.

Ben Crouch’s Tavern
77a Wells Street, W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7636 0717
Tube: Oxford Circus
A gothic themed pub complete with gargoyles and devil statues. Cocktails are served in test tubes and based around the Addams Family and the Seven Deadly Sins.

Bunch of Grapes
207 Brompton Road, SW3
Tel: +44 (0)20 7589 4944
Tube: Knightsbridge
Bunch of Grapes is a Grade II Listed pub with original Victorian decoration, including ‘snob’ screens which separated the Victorian gentlemen from the working classes.

Chelsea Potter
119 King’s Road, SW3
Tel: +44 (0)20 7352 9479
Tube: Sloane Square
A former drinking den for the King’s Road punks in the 1970s. It still attracts a bohemian clientele today.

The Churchill Arms
119 Kensington Church Street, W8
Tel: +44 (0)20 7727 4242
Tube: Notting Hill Gate
A traditional British pub which has extensive Winston Churchill memorabilia. Thai food is served in the pretty conservatory.

The Counting House
50 Cornhill, EC3
Tel: +44 (0)20 7283 7123
Tube: Bank
Traditional pub located in the former headquarters of Natwest bank. As with many pubs and bars located in the City, this venue is closed at weekends.

French House
49 Dean Street, W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7437 2799
Tube: Leicester Square
In the middle of Soho, this is a former meeting place of Charles De Gaulle during World War II. Dylan Thomas and Francis Bacon also regularly drank here. The pub serves half pints only.

The George
75-77 Borough High Street, SE1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 2056
Tube: Borough, Tube/Rail: London Bridge
Now owned by the National Trust this is the last surviving galleried coaching inn in London, dating from 1676. It is said to be the site of the Tabard Inn where Chaucer’s pilgrims gathered.

The Grenadier
Old Barrack Yard, off Wilton Row, SW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7235 3074
Tube: Knightsbridge
Reputed to be haunted by one of the Duke of Wellington’s soldiers who was killed for cheating at cards. The pub is decorated in patriotic red, white and blue and it houses a 200 year old pewter bar.

Jamaica Wine House
12 St Michael’s Alley, EC3
Tel: +44 (0)20 7929 6972
Tube: Bank
A Victorian pub located on the site of London’s first coffee house (1652) and once popular with rum merchants.

Lamb and Flag
33 Rose Street, WC2
Tel: +44 (0)20 7497 9504
Tube: Covent Garden
Due to its location right in the centre of Covent Garden, the Lamb and Flag can sometimes get very busy. It was once known as the Bucket of Blood when prize-fighters used it as their local.

Museum Tavern
49 Great Russell Street, WC1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 8987
Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Conveniently situated opposite to the British Museum . Karl Marx often used to drink here during breaks from the Museum.

Nags Head
53 Kinnerton Street, SW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7235 1135
Tube: Knightsbridge
Hidden away in a peaceful mews close to Harrods, this pub feels as though it is in the middle of the country rather than a stone’s throw away from bustling Knightsbridge. Inside, the pub has a genuine 1930′s ‘What the Butler Saw’ machine and a one-armed bandit that takes old pennies. Unusual music is usually playing in the background such as folk or old show tunes.

O’Hanlon’s
8 Tysoe Street, EC1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4112
Tube/Rail: Farringdon
This genuine Irish pub is conveniently located for a visit to Sadlers Wells. The beer is produced at Mr O’Hanlon’s brewery including a dry stout and an award-winning wheat beer. Oysters and home-made soda bread are a speciality and there is entertainment every Thursday evening from an Irish folk band.

Old Bank of England
194 Fleet Street, EC4
Tel: +44 (0)20 7430 2255
Tube: Temple
Situated on the site of a former branch of the old Bank of England, which was built to serve the nearby law courts. The vaults and tunnels below the pub are reported to be where Sweeny Todd butchered his clients. The pub serves traditional cream teas in the afternoon. Open weekdays only.

Seven Stars
53 Carey Street, WC2
Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 8521
Tube: Holborn
Situated near to the law courts, this historic pub was built in 1602. The walls are lined with caricatures of lawyers and judges and there are original posters of legal-themed British films. A speciality is the vintage port and fruit cake.

Three Kings of Clerkenwell
7 Clerkenwell Close, EC1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7253 0483
Tube/Rail: Farringdon
Inside, the pub is decorated with a number of papier-mache models including a giant rhino head above the fireplace.

Waxy O’Connor’s
14-16 Rupert Street, W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 0255
Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Huge pub on six levels in the heart of the West End. An unusual interior with stained glass windows and an enormous preserved beech tree. It has four bars and serves Irish inspired food.

The Windsor Castle
29 Crawford Place, W1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7723 4371
Tube: Edgware Road
An unusual pub filled with bric-a-brac including coins, statues, a grandfather clock and royal souvenirs. Outside there is a full-sized sentry box with a model soldier guarding the entrance. Serves Thai food.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
145 Fleet Street, EC4
Tel: +44 (0)20 7353 6170
Tube/Rail: Blackfriars
The oldest parts of this historic pub date back to the 17th century and the period can still be felt in the decor with sawdust on the floor, Victorian paintings on the walls and large open fires. A wide range of luminaries have drank here throughout history including Dr Johnson, Dickens, Thackery, Conan Doyle and Voltaire.

Ye Olde Mitre
1 Ely Court, off Hatton Gardens, EC1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7405 4751
Tube: Chancery Lane
Founded in 1546 this is one of London’s oldest pubs. Open weekdays only.

Pub Guide – North
Duke of Cambridge
30 St Peter’s Street, N1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7359 9450
Tube: Angel
London’s first organic pub serving an array of organic ale, lager, cider, wine and spirits as well as a delicious range or organic food.

King’s Head
115 Upper Street, N1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7226 0364
Tube: Angel
A pub theatre which has staged many critically acclaimed productions. The pub itself is decorated with old show posters and serves South Indian food. The venue has a late licence until 2am.

The Mucky Pup
39 Queens Head Street, N1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7354 0576
Tube: Angel
Busy local bar, popular with the lively Islington crowd. Mixed gay and straight clientele.

Spaniards Inn
Spaniards Road, NW3
Tel: +44 (0)20 8731 6571
Tube: Hampstead
An old coaching house dating back to 1585 situated near to Kenwood House. It is associated with the famous highwayman Dick Turpin who is said to have been born here. Literary figures such as Dickens, Shelley, Keats and Byron also drank here. There is a lovely garden complete with aviary.

Spread Eagle
141 Albert Street, NW1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7267 1410
Tube: Camden Town
In the heart of trendy Camden this traditional pub boasts pretty stained glass windows, a selection of real ales and outside seating for summer days and evenings.

Pub Guide – South
Bread and Roses
68 Clapham Manor Street, SW4
Tel: +44 (0)20 7498 1779
Tube: Clapham Common
A relaxed pub with a good selection of wines chosen by The Observer newspapers’ wine expert. On a Sunday there is music from a different African city each week.

The Mayflower
117 Rotherhithe Street, SE16
Tel: +44 (0)20 7237 4088
Tube: Rotherhithe/Canada Water
Another historic pub dating back to the 15th century. Its name comes from The Mayflower ship which was moored outside the pub before its fateful trip to America. The captain of The Mayflower charted the course of the journey whilst sitting in the pub. Thai food is available.

Trafalgar Tavern
Park Row, SE10
Tel: +44 (0)20 8858 2437
Tube/Rail: Greenwich
The Trafalgar Tavern overlooks the River Thames with great views of the former Millennium Dome. This was another of Dickens regular haunts and former prime ministers including Gladstone and Disraeli often used to dine here.

Pub Guide – East
Captain Kidd
108 Wapping High Street, E1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7480 5759
Tube: Wapping
Named after an infamous 18th century pirate. There is a mock scaffold constructed outside the pub to remember the hanging of Captain Kidd. Situated on the banks of the River Thames with a nice beer garden.

Grapes
76 Narrow Street, E14
Tel: +44 (0)20 7987 4396
Tube/DLR: Shadwell
In a prime riverside location, this pub was used by Dickens as the basis for scenes in Our Mutual Friend. There is a fish restaurant upstairs from the pub and downstairs the chance to play traditional pub games such as shove-ha’penny, skittles, cribbage and dominoes.

Prospect of Whitby
57 Wapping Wall, E1
Tel: +44 (0)20 7481 1095
Tube: Wapping
Pepys and Dickens often used to drink here and Turner came to the pub to study the views of the River Thames. The notorious 17th century figure, Hanging Judge Jeffreys also used to enjoy a drink here whilst watching the nearby executions.

Pub Guide – West
Bull’s Head
Strand-on-the-Green, W4
Tel: +44 (0)20 8994 1204
Rail: Kew Bridge
A traditional pub in a lovely riverside location. The original building was used by Oliver Cromwell as his headquarters during the Civil War.

City Barge
27 Strand-on-the-Green, W4
Tel: +44 (0)20 8994 2148
Tube: Gunnersbury
The building was built in 1484 and sits astonishingly close to the rivers edge. Scenes for The Beatles movie Help! were filmed here.

The Cow
89 Westbourne Park Road, W2
Tel: +44 (0)20 7221 0021
Tube: Westbourne Park
Located in fashionable Notting Hill, this Irish-themed pub is owned by Tom Conran, son of Sir Terence Conran. Famous for its oysters and seafood menu.

The Dove
19 Upper Mall, W6
Tel: +44 (0)20 8748 5405
Tube: Ravenscourt Park
Has a nice terrace overlooking the Thames and in the evening rowing crews practising their strokes can often be seen. Rule Britannia was said to have been composed here.

White Swan
Riverside, Twickenham
Tel: +44 (0)20 8892 2166
Rail: Twickenham
Beautiful views can be found from this 17th century riverside house where even the cellar is above ground as the tides reach up to the walls. The pub has many photos of the regular customers and staff as children alongside rugby memorabilia. Situated near to Marble Hill House.

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