Saturday, 23 January 2016


Old Street is the centre of Shoreditch nightlife. Stroll down Old Street and you will come across fantastic cocktail bars, clubs and of course, the good old London pub. In Old Street, you can choose from the best London gastro pubs, quirky smaller pubs and some good old traditional pubs. If you are a fan of pub drinking then Old Street is definitely a good place to start. As Old Street regulars, here are our favourite Old Street pubs for you to choose from.

The Artillery Arms

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A traditional and welcoming Old Street pub, The Artillery Arms offers tasty, classic pub food, perfect for those wanting something to line the stomach before a big night this pub is perfectly placed as a jumping point for a night out in Shoreditch. Or for those recovering this cosy London pub serves up a delicious Sunday roast while you distract your hangover with their cool board games. This pub is a perfect place to sample some real ale in London and chill with mates. For an intimate gathering by the fire book an area or table online.
 Happily Affordable ££

The Old Shoreditch Station

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A lively pub right in the heart of Shoreditch. Always buzzing with punters overflowing on the street outside.
 Happily Affordable ££

The Princess of Shoreditch

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A Gastro pub in Old Street dedicated to fresh and unique British ingredients with a well crafted drinks list to wash down a fine meal.
 Happily Affordable ££

Masque Haunt

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This Old Street Pub offers extremely drinkonomical prices as it is is a Wetherspoons pub so you know what you are getting!
 Drinkonomical £

The Pubs Of Old London

The Pubs Of Old London

The Vine Tavern, Mile End
I cannot deny I enjoy a drink, especially if there is an old pub with its door wide open to the street inviting custom, like this one in Mile End. In such circumstances, it would be affront to civility if one were not to walk in and order a round. Naturally, my undying loyalty is to The Golden Heart in Commercial St, as the hub of our existence here in Spitalfields and the centre of the known universe. But I have been known to wander over to The Carpenters’ Arms in Cheshire St, The George Tavern in Commercial Rd and The Grapes in Limehouse when the fancy takes me.
So you can imagine my excitement to discover all these thirst-inspiring images of the pubs of old London among the thousands of glass slides – many dating from a century ago – left over from the days of the magic lantern shows given by the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society at the Bishopsgate Institute. It did set me puzzling over the precise nature of these magic lantern lectures. How is it that among the worthy images of historic landmarks, of celebrated ruins, of interesting holes in the ground, of significant trenches and important church monuments in the City of London, there are so many pictures of public houses? I can only wonder how it came about that the members of the London & Middlesex Archaeological Society photographed such a lot of pubs, and why they should choose to include these images in their edifying public discourse.
Speaking for myself, I could not resist lingering over these loving portraits of the pubs of old London and I found myself intoxicated without even lifting a glass. Join me in the cosy barroom of The Vine Tavern that once stood in the middle of the Mile End Rd. You will recognise me because I shall be the one sitting in front of the empty bottle. Bring your children, bring your dog and enjoy a smoke with your drink, all are permitted in the pubs of old London – but no-one gets to go home until we have visited every one.
The Saracen’s Head, Aldgate
The Grapes, Limehouse
George & Vulture, City of London
The Green Dragon, Highgate
The Grenadier, Old Barrack Yard
The London Apprentice, Isleworth
Mitre Tavern, Hatton Garden
The Old Tabard, Borough High St
The Three Compasses, Hornsey
The White Hart, Lewisham
The famous buns hanging over the bar at The Widow’s Son, Bow
The World’s End, Chelsea, with the Salvation Army next door.
The Angel Inn, Highgate
The Archway Tavern, Highgate
The Bull, Highgate
The Castle, Battersea
The Old Cheshire Cheese, Fleet St
The Old Dick Whittington, Cloth Fair, Smithfield
Fox & Crowns, Highgate
The Fox, Shooter’s Hill
The Albion, Barnesbury
The Anchor, Bankside

Club London

Club London

3-4, Ground Floor, Southern Park Mall, Behind Select Citywalk, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi - 110017

Explore enchanting gardens with famous waterworks, unwind in charming riverside pubs or wander through moonlit cobbled streets on a ghost walk if you dare.

Explore enchanting gardens with famous waterworks, unwind in charming riverside pubs or wander through moonlit cobbled streets on a ghost walk if you dare.

Arrive in the City of York, if travelling by rail from London or Manchester Airport; both journeys take just 2 hours.  
There are over 30 attractions to choose from in the City of York, so consider pre-purchasing a York Pass for many discounts from VisitYork via their website.

Day 1 - York

York MinsterYork Minster. © VisitEngland/ Diana Jarvis
Head to the magnificent York Minster, one of the largest gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, to admire its tennis court-sized stained glass window and discover 2000 years of history at the Undercroft – a state-of-the-art attraction housed in chambers beneath the Minster. For unbeatable views, stroll along the ancient city walls and stop off at the 14th century Monk Bar – the tallest of four gatehouses along the walls and home to the Richard lll Experience.
Vikings invaded the city more than 1000 years ago and you can experience what life was like back then at Jorvik Viking Centre, discovering the sights, sounds and smells on a journey through a Viking village.
Refuel with afternoon tea at the immensely popular Bettys Tearoom and don’t forget to try a Yorkshire Fat Rascal – a plump, fruity scone hand-decorated with a glacé cherry and almond face.
For a unique shopping experience, head to The Shambles, an impeccably preserved street in the centre of York lined with authentic 14th- and 15th-century architecture, which today houses an array of shops and boutiques. Close by is Barley Hall, a medieval townhouse once home to the Priors of Nostell and Mayor of York.
Want to fit even more in? The National Railway Museum offers free entry and is home to the UK's national rail collection. Other attractions include York Castle Museum, which tells the story of York’s social and military past and York’s Chocolate Story – where you can sample traditional confectionary and get a taste of York’s chocolate-making history.
Elsewhere, Yorkshire Museum houses Roman and Viking artefacts and the elegant Treasurer’s House is filled with an extensive array of antique furniture, ceramics, art and textiles.
Come sundown, admire the city’s landmarks from the water on a relaxing boat trip along the River Ouse or get goosebumps as you wander through a maze of cobbled streets on a Ghost Walk which starts from the Kings Arms pub by the river.

The Kings Arms – Old school pub perfection

The Kings Arms – Old school pub perfection
Jan 19th, 2016 | By: Andrew Sidford
 The Kings Arms London (by Andrew Sidford)
Image by Andrew Sidford

The London pub is an icon which had sadly lost its way in recent years, but thankfully there are still pubs like The Kings Arms to show what a joyous place the pub can be.

First of all, the setting is amazing!

Roupell Street is an immaculate Georgian terrace behind Waterloo East station. The architecture is like a film setting, and if you come via Waterloo Road or The Cut, the transformation from those busy roads is wonderful. It’s quaint and charming and, thankfully, the pub itself lives up to its surroundings.

There are nine real ale hand pumps and they hold a whole host of guest ales, quite a few of which are locally sourced. The Guinness is also very good.

Did I mention the real roaring fires that are perfect for the winter weather?

It’s cosy. It’s pretty. It’s busy, in fact it can be cramped, but, it’s easily one of the best pubs in the area (not just in the area). As it is well-known it’s always bustling but because it is so close to a major station the turnover of people is quick, so you will get a seat if you are patient. Oh, and, there is another reason to be patient – the food.

Six days a week The Kings Arms serve up really excellent Thai food. I can happily vouch for the Pad Thai washed down with a pint of IPA. On Sunday that changes and they serve up the traditional Sunday Roast.

Just lovely.

The Kings Arms | Bars, Restaurants (Thai) | Pad Thai £ 7.50
25 Roupell Street | +442072070784
Mon – Sat 11:00 – 23:00, Sun 12:00 – 22:30
Tags: arms, Bars, best, kings, local, London, pint, pub, Restaurants, thai.

A London Pub For All Reasons

A London Pub For All Reasons

The appeal of the 30 London pubs within is specific: a happy cat, a river view, for architectural beauty or unchanging atmosphere. We have included pubs where mobile phones are barred and where children are not welcome; where food is recommended and where Guiness is brought to your table. There are old pubs and new, pretty pubs and less lovely ones, but from Hammersmith to Limehouse, Hampstead to Clapham, each of those included has something that commends it. 
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The Lamb Tavern has been a part of the tapestry of the City of London since 1780.

Situated adjacent to Lloyd's of London, and within minutes of Bank, Monument, and Liverpool St Stations, it is a majestic venue over three floors, leading onto the cobblestones of the iconic Leadenhall Market.

The Lamb Tavern also provides exclusive hire venue at the weekends to hold unique Weddings, Events and Celebrations with a license until 1am.

The Bull Freehouse and Food Pub

                               The Bull Freehouse and Food Pub

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The pub purveys traditional English ales, European lagers, and wonderful wines. On offer are British classics alongside the simple favourites of the pub aficionado: simple grilled fish, slow roasted cuts of meat, seasonal soups, sandwiches, pies, sunday roasts, a curry, salads.

The Best Dog-Friendly Pubs In London

The only thing that's better than being sat in a good London boozer with a pint in hand, is being sat in a good London boozer with a pint in hand and your best furry friend at your feet.
Many pubs in London welcome dogs, so here we've picked the exceptional ones; some are close to great walking spots, some have ample gardens, and others lay on welcoming treats for your pooch. A few have their own pub dogs too — a sure sign that yours will be treated well.

                                  Central London

Central London offers a surprising number of pubs to please dog walkers: branch off to the backstreets of Euston to find Somers Town Coffee House, where we came across a dog nursing a pale ale last time we were there (see main image for proof). Another tucked-away bolthole is The Queens Larder in Queens Square, Bloomsbury, where they'll happily sate your dog's thirst, as well as your own. If your dog's well-behaved, they may get a treat too.
Strolling past Smithfield's meat market is tough for any dog to do without going nuts; reward them at The Castle on Cowcross Street, where we hear the staff will lavish your pooch with water and petting.
And you know a pub loves dogs when it offers them free Sunday dinner: such is the setup at the Horse and Stables on Westminster Bridge Road (owners must buy their own roast first, mind).
A punter at the White Horse, Harrow on the Hill

                                   Narrow Boat

Turn up at the Narrow Boat in Islington, and your dog will be pampered with blankets and biscuits. They'll be treated similarly at the nearby Mucky Pup (although if you're a beer connoisseur who hates rock music, maybe slip this one).
The Bull and Last teeters on the southeast tip of Hampstead Heath and rewards walkers with pork scratchings and crisps (you) and pig's ears and marrow bones (your canine). Look out for doe-eyed resident Lennie.
Way oop north in Barnet is the Black Horse, surrounded by decent dog-walking parks, possessing an ample garden of its own, and more than happy to host you and your pet. They make their own beer too. The White Horse in Harrow on the Hill, meanwhile, is an unpretentious Fuller's pub with log fires in the winter that both you and your pet will want to curl up in front of.


After a bracing stride through Peckham Rye, Nunhead's Ivy House is the perfect pub for you and your companion to be refreshed; there have been dog-walkers in attendance every time we've been here. On the other side of the Rye, call in to say hi to pub dog Clarence at The Bishop. 
Over in Wimbledon, dogs and their human counterparts will appreciate the Leather Bottle's proximity to Garratt Park, as well as its sprawling garden in the summer, and open fire in the winter. 
The Talbot near Lewisham has a big outdoor space, and pictures of dogs leaping through hoops to boot. If you and your chum are roaming nearby Blackheath, a pit-stop at the Hare & Billet is a must (ask for water bowls).  
And we could hardly cover south London dog pubs without mentioning The Windmill in Brixton; its mascot is the semi-legendary 'Roof Dog' — you can get t-shirts and everything.
Brixton Windmill's famous 'Roof Dog'. Photo by glossormatt in the Londonist Flickr pool


At The North Pole (not that one, this is near Shoreditch Park) dogs are made to feel at home, and may even be offered scraps from the kitchen. The Horn of Plenty in Stepney Green does free dog treats too — there's a jar of them on the bar. 
Like your long walks in the east? The Pembury Tavern is a stone's throw from the Hackney Downs, and will welcome your four-legged brethren with open arms (while they play with a tennis ball, you can get stuck into the bar billiards). Another fine east London dog-walking pub is the People's Park Tavern; perched on the edge of Victoria Park, it also happens to be make some of the best microbrewed ale in the city. Otherwise, choose The Kenton near Homerton, which lays on water bowls and doggy biccies.   
If a stroll along the canal is the order of the day, call in at pub-theatre the Rosemary Branch in Hackney, where we've spotted many a happy pooch before, and where you may spot Frida the Hungarian Puli and Pipperty the Lurcher. Just be warned: dogs aren't allowed to go upstairs, no matter how much they adore fringe theatre. 


In 'central' west London, The Builders Arms knows how to lure in dogs and their owners, with water bowls, biscuits and friendly staff (as a rule, Geronimo pubs are all pretty good at this). The Champion on Queensway has Hyde Park on its doorstep, not to mention resident Bassett Hound Blossom.
Not only does the Fox in Hanwell extend a warm welcome to pooches, it's within walking distance of Osterley Park, home to the Great British Dog Walk. Meanwhile, The Brown Dog in Barnes brings joy to all and sundry, what with its juicy pig's ears and equally juicy roast dinners. The pub sign shows a man walking his dog, so you know you're in good company. 
Way out west, in Teddington, is The Anglers, a bucolic riverside pub, that's welcoming to dogs and comes complete with a massive garden. A similar waterside watering hole can be found in Fulham atThe Crabtree (just be warned it's full of footie supporters on match days).
Your favourite dog friendly pub not on here? Tell us what it is in the comments below.
And remember to check out hundreds of the best London pubs on our database.

Drink London! Historical Pub Walking Tour

Taste some of London's finest brews in 4 of the city's most historic pubs, inns, and alehouses
Discover hidden backstreets and learn quirky history along the route
Journey from the ancient heart of the city to the bright lights of the West End, following in the footsteps of Shakespeare and Dickens
Travel in a small group with a local leader to help you discover the real London
Visit London's "must-see" pubs including the last remaining galleried coaching inn, an Art Nouveau gem and grand Victorian gin palace

Says cheers to London and explore some of the city’s most historic pubs, taverns and alehouses. Follow in the footsteps of Dickens and others. Drink some of the city’s finest brews as you walk from historic Southwark to the bright lights of the West End.
What to Expect

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through London's liquid history, pausing to quench your thirst in 4 of the city's most historic pubs. This 4-hour tour of some of the city’s finest alehouses follows in the footsteps of legendary city chroniclers, such as Charles Dickens.

You will take a gentle 2 mile walk through some of London’s ancient streets, departing from London Bridge in historic Southwark, and enjoying fine views, quirky history, and a drink or two along the way. Stop at no less than 4 different pubs to quench your thirst, with visits to taverns that date back as far as 1549.

The small group provides a more personal touch and local feel, and the trip will finish close to the Strand and Covent Garden, where you will be a short walk from the theaters, shops, and restaurants of London’s West End. Not to mention even more historic pubs if you want to carry on your liquid tour of London on your own…
What's Included

What's Not Included

Food and drinks
Meeting Point

Meet your guide at London Bridge Rail Station, outside Caffè Nero Express at the end of Platform 10.


A local institution, a London landmark and a lively haunt for city workers. Dirty Dicks is a historical and traditional English pub set across two floors, serving fine ales, wines and remarkable food. Our unusual name and decor has made us a destination stop for tourists and commuters alike, our famous red neon sign a beacon of good times.

Recently refreshed after a major refurbishment, we’ve maintained the traditional decor, original beams and of course the famous dead cats of Dirty Dicks. However, come upstairs to our new light and airy dining room, and enjoy both classic dishes & specials produced from seasonal ingredients.

A highlight of Bishopsgate, just across from Liverpool Street Station & on the way to Shoreditch, Dirty Dicks is the perfect space to meet for after work drinks, a lunch meeting, host a corporate function or enjoy a Sunday roast. Whatever your requirements are our friendly team is on hand to make sure you have everything you need for a stress free gathering.