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Anchor Inn

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34 Park Street, Southwark, London SE1 9EF. Tel: 020 7407 1577
A great london inn, opposite the Vinopolis wine museum and close to the new Tate Gallery, Shakeseare's thatched Globe theatre and the Clink Museum (the former Prison which gave the name the Clink to all prisons) The Anchor serves great ales and good food and overlooks the River Thames where John Eveyn witnessed the Great Fire of London.
Blind Beggar

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, 337 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU. Tel: 0207 2476195
Cask Pub & Kitchen

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6 Charlwood Street, Pimlico, London SW1V 2EE. Tel: 0207 630 7225
Not what most people would expect when told the Cask is part of a Grade II listed building but the 1960's concrete & brick building does have a certain charm. The pub does however boast an impressive range of beers to choose from.
Castle
30 West Street, Harrow On The Hill, London HA1 3EF. Tel: 020 8422 3155
Very comfortable and welcoming inn, tucked away down a back street. Great for relaxing conversation with a pint in comfy sofas and armchairs.
Chandos
, 29 St. Martin'S Lane, London WC2N 4ER. Tel: 020 7836 1401
Good food is served in this lovely traditionally English inn close to Trafalgar Square with timber panelling in the downstairs bar and comfortable sofa seating areas in the luxurious first floor.
Cheshire Cheese

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5 Little Essex Street, Temple, London WC2R 3LD. Tel: 02078 362347
18th Century Grade II listed inn located close to two of London's ancient Inns of Court, the Royal Courts of Justice and Inner and Middle Temple.
Citte Of Yorke
22 High Holborn, , London WC1V 6BS. Tel: 020 7242 7670
A wonderful old London Inn located in High Holborn between Gray's Inn and Lincoln's Inn. Popular with office workers during the week, there are huge vats & a walkway above the bar and a line line of enclosed pews which makes it feel as though you're drinking in a confessional box !
Coach & Horses
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5 Bruton Street, , London W1X 7AF. Tel: 020 7629 4123
Small half timbered inn with a triangular bar located close to Berkely Square, an area named after Lord Berkeley. Queen Elizabeth II was born just around the corner at no. 17 Bruton Street on 21st April 1926.
Coach & Horses

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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 5DH. Tel: 020 7437 5920
The haunt of celebrated names such as Francis Bacon, Lucien Freud, Peter O'Toole and John Hurt and as a meeting place for The Spectator and Private Eye magazines. Dating back to 1847 and located a stone's throw from Chinatown and directly behind Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
Dickens Inn

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, St. Katharines Way, London E1W 1UH. Tel: 0171 4882208
Very popular pub in St. Katherines Dock - a short walk from Tower Bridge. Great ales and food.
Fitzroy Tavern
16 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T 2NA. Tel: 020 7580 3714
Traditional Victorian pub attracting students and media types, once a literary haunt for the likes of George Orwell with saloon bar, snugs, stained glass partitioning, traditional ales and stouts, and an upstairs dining room.
Founders Arms
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, 52 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH. Tel: 020 7928 1899
Not a pretty pub to look at but the ales are kept extremely well and it's worth a visit as the inn is located next to the new Tate Gallery and the new footbridge over the River Thames which links the Tate to St. Paul's Cathedral. The views of the Thames and St. Pauls are wonderful.
French House

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49 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D 5BG. Tel: 0203 985 7603
Small bar which was a meeting point for Charles De Gaulle and the French Resistance during the Second World War. Later, it became the focal point of bohemian Soho, with regulars such as Francis Bacon, Dylan Thomas and Lucian Freud. A little pretentious perhaps, but good food and an interesting atmosphere serving beer in half pints and has a strict no-phones policy.
George & Vulture
3 Castle Court, , London EC3V 9DL. Tel: 020 7626 9710
The George & Vulture is one of three inns all located amongst the alleyways opposite the Royal Exchange. Also close to The Lloyds Building and the Bank of England. Very popular with City office workers during the week.
Hand & Shears
1 Middle Street, Cloth Fair, London EC1A 7JA. Tel: 020 7600 0257
Classic Victorian pub with high quality real ales and good lunchtime pub food
Hollybush
22 Holly Mount, Hampstead, London NW3 6SG. Tel: 020 7431 2200
Old London inn with cosy gas lamps and labyrinth of glass-partitioned drinking areas.
Jamaica Wine House

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St. Michaels Alley, Cornhill, London EC3V 9DS. Tel: 020 7626 9496
The Jamaica Wine House is one of three inns all located amongst the alleyways opposite the Royal Exchange. Also close to The Lloyds Building and the Bank of England. Very popular with City office workers during the week.
Lamb & Flag
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9EB. Tel: 020 7497 9504
The site dates back to 1035 but in 1772 was first recorded as an inn, the Coopers Arms. In 1883 it was renamed the Lamb & Flag. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, the inn can be very busy.
Lamb Tavern

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, 10-12 Leadenhall Market, London EC3V 1LR. Tel: 020 7626 2454
Mayflower
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, 117 Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 4NF. Tel: 020 7237 4088
Wonderful Tudor tavern by the Thames, formerly known as 'the Shippe' and the 'Spread Eagle'. The captain of the Mayflower was supposedly in the inn when he received his commission to transport the Pilgrim Fathers to the New World and it is believed that 'the Mayflower' sailed from outside the inn.
Nag'S Head
53 Kinnerton Street, Belgravia, London SW1X 8ED. Tel: 020 7235 1135
Lowest bar (chris evans local)
New Moon
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A typical London inn with a range of real ales. Located within the wonderful old architecture of Leadenhall Market and in the shadow of the equally impressive architecture of the Lloyds Building.
Old Thameside Inn
Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London SE1 9DG. Tel: 020 7403 4243
A full size reconstruction of Sir Francis Drake's 16th Century Golden Hinde galleon sits opposite the Old Thameside inn. Located close to Southwalk Cathedral the inn has a balcany where in good weather you can sit with a pint of real ale watching the boats go by on the River Thames.
Orange Brewery

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37-39 Pimlico Road, , London SW1W 8NE. Tel: 020 7730 5984
The Orange Brewery is located close to Victoria Coach Station and has the capacity to brew 6000 pints a week. There are flags hanging in the bar area and tours of the brewery can be arranged. Along with award winning ales, wholesome food is also served.
Phoenix & Firkin
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5 Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8BB. Tel: 020 7701 8282
One of the famous 'Firkin' home-brew pubs, the Phoenix literally arose from the ashes of fire-gutted Denmark Hill station. Still retains many railway touches including an enormous railway clock. Located next to Maudsley and Kings College Hospitals.
Queens Head & Artichoke

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30-32 Albany Street, Regents Park, London NW1 4EA. Tel: 020 7916 6206
Again, another for a strange name. It was my local back in the late eighties. It has had a face-lift since and we had a lovely guinness there a couple of months ago. It seems more of a gastropub now (was a Victorian local when I knew it) but could be well worth a visit from relaxing at Regents Park. I found your site through google looking for unusual pub names and have yet to fully look through it all! Thanks for such an easy to navigate and interesting place :)
Railway Tavern
15 Liverpool Street, , London EC2M 7NX. Tel: 020 7283 3598
nickname 'cowshed' after market
Red Lion
, 2 Duke Of York Street, London SW1Y 6JP. Tel: 020 7930 2030
Amazing Victorian London inn, with beautiful engraved mirrors, an exquisite mahogany panelled bar counter and ornate glass chandeliers. It's very small so don't take a coach party with you !
Ship & Shovel

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1-3 Craven Passage, Charing Cross, London WC2N 5PH. Tel: 020 7839 1311
Simpsons Tavern
38 Ball Court, , London EC3V 3ND. Tel: 020 7626 9985
The Simpsons Tavern is one of three inns all located amongst the alleyways opposite the Royal Exchange. Also close to The Lloyds Building and the Bank of England. Very popular with City office workers during the week.
Star Tavern
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, 6 Belgrave Mews West, London SW1X 8HT. Tel: 020 7235 3019
Tucked away in the North West end of Belgrave Square, the Star Tavern was supposedly where the Great Train Robbers planned their crime- Friendly atmosphere with Excellent food and traditional cask ales.
The Audley
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41-43 Mount Street, , London W1Y 5RB. Tel: 020 7499 1843
The Audley decor oozes quality from the magnificent ceiling clock to the timber panelling & chandeliers. Food is good wholesome carvery type with the fish 'n' chips being popular for their home made batter. Located in the plush Mayfair part of London.
The Blackfriar
, 174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG. Tel: 020 7236 5650
Located next to Blackfriars station, this extraordinary pub, built in 1903, is a riot of marble and bronze, all designed around a theme of friars celebrating the delights of a tipple or two.
The Bull
4-5 Devonshire Row, , London EC2M 4RH. Tel: 020 7247 6792
Typical London drinking inn with a selection of traditional ales located opposite Liverpool Street Station.
The Dove

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19 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London W6 9TA. Tel: 020 8748 9474
It is claimed that Rule Britannia was written at the Dove and that Charles II dined with Nell Gwyne amongst many other famous people. It might style itself pub and restaurant but the Thames-side Dove still has a sense of history. Aged wood panelling, compact side bar and solid Georgian brick.
The Feathers

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34 Church Street, Rickmansworth, London WD3 1DJ. Tel: 01923 770081
Excellent 15th century Grade II listed inn serving a variety of classic British dishes and well kept real ales.
The George
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 1NH. Tel: 020 7407 2056
London's only remaining galleried coaching house dating back to 1676. Owned by the National Trust and Popular with locals and tourists. The George gets a mention in Charles Dickens's Little Dorrit.
The Grenadier
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18 Wilton Row, , London SW1X 7NR. Tel: 020 7235 3074
An absolute gem, tucked away but close to Belgrave Square in Knightsbridge, the Grenadier was formerly the Duke of Wellington's Officers' mess. Now it serves great ales, mess food at lunchtime and restaurant food in the evening. There is all sorts of currency stuck to the ceiling and the character remains with military memorabilia. Where else in London could you get a sausage on a stick for a pound !
The Lamb
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, 94 Lamb'S Conduit Street, London WC1N 3LZ. Tel: 020 7405 0713
Full of history the Lamb has not only seen Charles Dickens, Virginia Woolf, Kingsley Amis, and the Bloomsbury Group amongst its' customers but has also seen the Queen Mother behind the bar testing the wonderfully served ales ! The seating is green leather and the central bar has some very intersting eye level opening windows. Located next to Great Ormond Street childrens hospital.
White Horse
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, 1 Parsons Green, London SW6 4UL. Tel: 020 7736 2115
Large red brick, marble, and wrought iron Victorian inn facing the Green serving excellent food, wines and variety of ales. Located halfway between Chelsea football club and Putney Bridge with regular beer festivals held at the inn.
Williamsons Tavern
1 Groveland Court, Off Bow Lane, London EC4M9EH. Tel: 020 7248 6280
In the shadow of St. Pauls Cathedral, Williamsons Tavern is 17th Century and boasts the oldest excise licence in London. The inn is accessed from a small alleyway off Bow Lane and serves a good range of real ales.
Windsor Castle

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114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London W8 7AR. Tel: 020 7243 8797
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
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, 145 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2BU. Tel: 020 7353 6170
A fabulousl old English inn dating back to 1667. Wood panelled interior frequented over the years by Dickens, Johnson, Thackeray and other literary giants in search of good food, good drink, and good conversation.
Ye Olde Mitre
, 1 Ely Court, London EC1N 6SJ. Tel: 020 7405 4751
Built by Bishop Goodrich of Ely in 1546 to house his London servants, this tiny, secluded pub was leased out to Sir Christopher Hatton. Oak panelled walls and timber beamed ceilings give a real Elizabethan feel. A cherry tree marks the boundary and the welcome is as original as when Dr Johnson drank there.
Yorkshire Grey Brewery

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2-6 Theobalds Road, Holburn, London WC1X 8PN. Tel: 020 7405 2519
Just 15 minutes walk from St. Pauls Cathedral with a good selection of ales and good food.