For hundreddes of years, London pubs have served as meeting places, rooms to relax and unwind, places to listen to good music, watch sports on tv, talk business, eat and drink and spend time with friends and colleagues. Well No trip to London is complete without ducking into a pub and ordering a pint.
Check out the 5 pubs you should visit in London.
1. The Harp:
This pub is just off Trafalgar Square and it serves up a selection of eight real ales. A must do if you are in London, whether you are a local or a tourist......Has a great atmosphere. Worth pointing out there is no music or tv screens. It can get a bit busy in the evenings. It was pub of the year in 2013 in London.
2. The Punch bowl:
The Punch Bowl' in Mayfair. A Georgian Grade II listed tavern built on the ground of Hay Hill Farm in 1750 where punch used to be served from a large steam bowl for local politicians and military gentlemen. It was bought by Guy Ritchie and Maddona in 2008 for £2.5m. Now owned outright by Guy Ritchie since the Divorce.
On 25 March 2013, the Evening Standard reported that Ritchie had sold the pub to Alexander Langlands Pearse's Cirrus Inns Company.
3. The Sherlock Holmes:
Named after the famous fictional detective character and established in 1736 'The Sherlock Holmes' is one of London's most beautiful pubs. The pub has a complete recreation of Holmes study and sitting room with objects and photographs relating to the various books.
If you are visiting London then, definitely worth a visit.
4. Lamb & Flag:
Lamb and Flag located in the centre of terminally touristy Covent Garden makes this place pretty popular with the after work crowds in Covent Garden and Leicester Square. They have plenty of beer and cider on draft and a good selection of bottle as well. The pub has a real atmosphere that anyone would expect if looking for a real London pub.
5. The Cabbage Patch:
Bit of a hidden gem in the heart of London. Ye Olde Mitre is located in an alley off Hatton Garden. The pub offers real ale,food snacks and the atmosphere is really pleasant.Well worth a visit if you fancy old-fashioned charm when you are having a drink. There is also a room upstairs where you can take your drinks. Careful cos you might even get lost trying to find it.
Your favourite London pub?