Best pubs in London

There are over 3 800 pubs in London so how can you tell which one is the best? Well you will just have to try them out won´t you!

Hollybush, 22 Holly Mount (Tube: Hampstead)

Lamb & Flag, 33 Rose Street (Tube: Covent Garden)

St Stephen´s Tavern, 10 Bridge Street (Tube: Westminster)

The Two Chairmen, 1 Warwick House Str (Tube: Trafalgar)

Wenlock Arms, 26 Wenlock Road (Tube: Angel)

The Charles Lamb, 16 Elia Street, Islington, (Tube:Angel)

Ye Grapes, 16 Shepherd Market (Tube: Green Park)

Princess Louise,

My favourite pubs:

The Grenadier

18 Wilton Row SW1

A public house in Belgravia, London. It was originally built in 1720 as the officers' mess for the senior infantry regiment of the British army

Jerusalem Tavern

55 Britton Street, Clerkenwell EC1

The Tavern has occupied several sites in the area since the 14th century and the current building dates from 1720. It is one of the finest pubs in London and is open Monday - Friday for meals, coffee and the full range of  beers and ales.

Princess Louise

The Princess Louise is a famous pub in Holborn, central London, known for its traditional Victorian interior. If you’re looking for an honest, traditional Great British Pub, the Princess Louise is the place to go.                                   208 High Holborn,WC1

Need a beer at 6 am?

The Market Porter

Why not try Borough Wines - fill up your own bottle.                    

Local Pubs in the West End and City

The Anglesea Arms  Selwood Terrace, South Kensington (they say the Great Train Robbery was planned here!)

The Harcourt Arms - Swedish Pub

The Palm Tree, Mile End

127 Grove Road, E3

Embossed wallpaper, swirling carpets, a dartboard, decorative china and a host of locals, who have been propping up the bar here for the best part of the last century.The house jazz band on weekends, all in their late 70s, are legendary. And the pub hasn't been redecorated in 50 years - it's a proper east London boozer."

My friend Jim recommends:

The Royal Oak in Westminster

The Bar at Gilbert Scott , Euston Road

The Plough at 23-25 Homerton High St

in Homerton E9 (closes 23:30)

The Cat and Mutton, 76 Broadway Market, Hackney.

Go for a cocktail at

Mahiki, 1 Dover Street, Mayfair

Whisky Mist, 35 Hertford Street, Mayfair

69 Colebrooke Row for award winning cocktails in Islington.

Tired of beer? Visit Londons oldest wine bar established 1890 at 47 Villiers Street.

(next to Charing Cross Railway Station).

Serving good fish and chips:

The Sherlock Holmes, 10-11 Northumberland Street WC 2

Tube: Charing Cross

Best drinks in London?

Try Ruby's Dalston at 76 Stoke Newington Road, N 16   Tube: Dalston Kingsland

" Give my people plenty of beer, good beer, and cheap beer, and you will have no revolution among them" Queen Victoria

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Historic Ale Trails in London

Allforlondon is a non-commercial site.

Nevertheless Nicholson´s have a very good historical ale trail site at your disposal. Enjoy!

The Sothampton Arms

A good pub at 139 Highgate Road, NW5 if you like real cider (and real ale). This is a cash only pub.

Local Breweries

Redemption Brewing Company

Unit 2 Compass West Industrial Estate, West Rd N 17

Rail: White Heart Lane

Redemption is an award-winning urban craft brewery based in North London. Established in 2010, we are passionate about creating hand crafted beers which consistently deliver big flavours.

Old Meantime Brewery

The Old Royal Naval College in

Greenwich      Directions

The building in which The Old Brewery is housed was built in 1831 and incorporates a cast iron head of a well, thought to be 60 metres deep.

Sambrooks Brewery, Battersea

Unit 1 & 2 Yelverton Rd, SW11

Rail: Clapham Junction  Tours

We’ve been uncompromising in making quality cask and bottle conditioned ales at our modern brewery since 2008. We use traditional brewing techniques and only the finest English ingredients in our beers.

Fuller´s Brewery

Chiswick Lane, W4

Tube: Turnham green

Brodie´s Beers

816A High Road Leyton E10

Rail:Leyton Midland Road

Crate Brewery

Queens Yard, Hackney Wick E9

Thursdays at 7.30pm in CRATE’s Brew-Shed and main bar

Please note that we need a minimum of 6 people to start a tour.

London Fields Brewery

365-366 Warburton Street, E8

Kernel  Brewery

Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate SE16

We make Pale Ales, India Pale Ales and old school London Porters and Stouts towards these ends. Bottled alive, to give them time to grow.

Camden Town Brewery

We’re in the rail arches beneath Kentish Town West overground station. It’s a 10-minute walk from Camden Town, Chalk Farm or Kentish Town tube stations.


Redchurch Brewery

275-276 Poyser Street, E2

Produced in Bethnal Green London e2 our beers are distinctive and adventurous, bottle conditioned to allow them time to mature and grow.

East London Liquor Company

Unit Gf1, 221 Grove Road, Bow Wharf, E3

A distillery producing and importing a range of quality handcrafted spritis including gin, vodka, rum and whisky. Always open for a visit! Opens at 12 pm.

Cahoots London

Cahoots is a 1940s-themed bar located in the old Kingly Court underground station at 5 Kingly Street in Soho.