Just off Lancaster Gate, this charming neighbourhood pub is a magnificent celebration of the old British boozer. Dating back to 1850, this grade II listed building stocks a wide range of Young’s beers, world lagers and fine wines, plus its got a killer menu to boot. It's also so pretty you'll probably never want to leave - oh, and did we mention there's a cocktail bar in the basement? Talk about ticking all the boxes.
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The King's Head
* Unpublished 16/10/18 * Walk down Dalston Kingsland too fast and you risk missing out on this East-End boozer-cum-private members' club. Don't let its rundown facade fool you and instead sweet talk your way inside this exclusive bar stuffed with taxidermy, luxury antique furniture and ancient wall hangings. It might as well be Narnia in here. Whet your appetite with a Patron Espresso Martini and stay up until the crackers with London's most creatively elite crowd. Standard Membership: £325 and £200 for under 27's.
This drinking hole sits right on the edge of London's emerald gem: Hyde Park. It can be traced back to a whopping 1721, when it was one of the capital's hottest coaching inns - being a particular favourite with notorious highwayman Claude Duval. History aside, The Swan plays host to some beautiful views across the park, an extensive and a relatively cheap drinks list - not to mention a Fuller’s Kitchen that means business.
The Duke E17
While there's a flurry of pubs popping up with specialist burger kitchens across London - this cat isn't one to be reckoned with. Revamped and crazy spacious, The Duke E17 is one of the few London boozers that is open on Friday and Saturdays until a rather whopping 3am - instantly scoring it big with anyone who likes fun. The burgers pop, the drinks aren't too expensive, you can shimmy 'til the early hours... perfect kinda vibes for a local, right?
The Pembury Tavern
What is it with Hackney and great pubs? Owned by Five Points Brewery, The Pembury Tavern is another absolute corker. The beer selection includes all theirs of course but there's plenty of other independent brews to be sunk - in cask, keg, can and bottle form. Constantly crammed with young bearded types eating pizza, this boozer is also packing a pool table, a bar billiards table and stacks of board games - just incase getting boozy isn't enough to keep you occupied.