For a taste of your local, chose a warm welcome and opt for a traditional boozer. These small and intimate venues provide old-school comfort in a very modern city.
29 The Haymarket, Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4SP
(020) 7930 1885
Offering much more than just food, Tiger Tiger aims to cater for all your partying needs. With funky music, a vibrant atmosphere and comfortable surroundings, Tiger Tiger is an excellent choice for those who enjoy a meal and partying afterwards.
108 Fetter Lane, City, London, EC4A 1ES
(020) 7242 9696
Situated in the centre of London, the famous White Swan Pub and Dining Room constitutes of a restaurant above an authentic pub area. The dining room is stylish and offers seasonal British fare whilst the bar evokes memories of the traditional British pub.
40-42 Mill Lane, London, NW6 1NR
(020) 7794 2860
The Alliance serves traditional pub food and bar snacks every day of the week. It also offers a choice of beers, wines, spirits and real ales.
133 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London, WC1X 8TU
(020) 7405 4422
Independently run pub The Blue Lion offers a weekly-changing seasonal food menu alongside a variety of cask ales, ciders and wines.
10 Gainsford Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2NE
(020) 7357 0748
The Dean Swift is a contemporary pub that offers a variety of British meals and a huge array of craft beers. The Dean Swift also hosts weekly quiz nights and occasional live music, as well as showing the latest sporting events.
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255
Waxy O'Connors is a lively Irish maze of bars that you can enter via stairs or long passages. The atmosphere is welcoming and the beers are always cold.
71-72 Long Lane, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9EJ
(020) 7726 2595
The Old Red Cow is a traditional style London pub that serves a good range of beers, including real ales, wines and spirits. Children are welcome when dining.
180 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 4JY
(020) 7251 9363
The Well is located in the middle of Clerkenwell and serves modern gastro pub style cuisine. They offer a good range of beers and wines in plush and stylish surroundings.
22 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 8LL
(020) 7722 0354
The Princess of Wales offers traditional pub grub with a twist overseen by James Fincham, the dishes are casual but carefully constructed and showcase the best of farm-fresh produce. To drink there is a selection of draught, bottled and craft beers, an extensive wine list and a variety of cocktails. The Princess of Wales also boasts a beer garden, ideal for the warmer months and there is an ongoing schedule of events.
678-680 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA
(020) 7736 5293
Octoberfest Pub is a popular pub that recreates an authentic Oktoberfest experience outside of Germany every day. Everything is imported directly from one of Munich's breweries, Paulaner, including the beer and pork knuckles. All the latest sports are shown as well as hosting poker nights, pool, live Oktoberfest bands and DJs.
7 Oxendon Street, Piccadilly Circus, London, SW1Y 4EE
(020) 7839 7261
The Comedy is a busy pub that boasts comedy nights four nights a week. They also host regular live music and karaoke nights. The Comedy Pub offers a variety of drinks served alongside a food menu of classic pub grub.
182-184 Clapham High Street, Clapham, London, SW4 7UG
(020) 7622 4436
Styled like an American roadhouse in dark woods and scarlet red, Bison and Bird serves up brunch at the weekends, lunch & diner and happy hour every day. The cocktails are well worth trying as is the Sunday roast menu. Bison and Bird also shows the latest sporting events.
25 Roupell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TB
(020) 7207 0784
The Kings Arms is a well regarded, traditional pub that serves up a sumptuous Thai menu from Monday to Saturday, as well as an impressive roast on a Sunday.
222 South Ealing Road, Ealing, London, W5 4RL
(020) 8758 1879
Dating back to 1728, Ealing Park Tavern has been refurbished to include a 60 cover restaurant, large bar and a microbrewery.
Ealing Park Tavern brews a variety of bitters, pale ales as well as seasonal choices. There is also tastings, tutorials and food matching available.
On the food menu is a range of dishes that make exceptional use of British and European produce sourced from UK farms and niche suppliers.
359 Bethnal Green Road, Bethnal Green, London, E2 6LG
(020) 7729 0167
The Star of Bethnal Green is a live music venue, DJ bar and pub that has fantastic character and charm. The decor has been taken back to the wooden panelling and open fire creating a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. With a great variety of facilities and entertainment this pub ticks the right boxes for a wide variety of folk.
3 Hatton Wall, Clerkenwell, London, EC1N 8HX
(020) 7242 4747
The Hat and Tun in Clerkenwell serves a range of real ales, draught lagers and fine wines. Classic pub lunches are available and include pie and mash, salt beef sandwiches and ploughmans.
Sports Bar and Grill is a lively bar where you can catch all the latest sporting matches on large plasma screens. Have a game of pool in the basement pool lounge or enjoy a tasty meal and drinks.
Marylebone Station, Melcombe Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 6JJ
(020) 7723 8890
126 York Way, Kings Cross, London, N1 0AX
(020) 7278 9708
The Star of Kings is brought to King's Cross by Rob Star. Regular events and DJ nights are hosted. Affordable meals are served on the ground floor as well as having free WiFi and regular quiz nights on Tuesdays. The basement is where the DJs play a variety of genres through the state of the art Funktion One sound system.
Chelsea's The Jam Tree is a popular bar and restaurant. Here you can expect British and globally-inspired cuisine alongside a varied selection of drinks, with a beer garden, BBQs and a late license.
541 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW6 2EB
(020) 3397 3739
25 Canonbury Lane, Islington, London, N1 2AS
(020) 7226 0955
The Four Sisters is a cocktail bar that has retained many original features from its roots as a pub. Nowadays there is a variety of drinks available including innovative signature choices such as a Santiago sour or the American Ruminate.
The Jam Tree is a popular bar and restaurant located in Clapham's trendy Old Town. Here you'll find a variety of globally inspired meals alongside a comprehensive drinks list.
13-19 Old Town, Clapham, London, SW4 0JT
(020) 3397 4422
35 Whitefriars Street, City, London, EC4Y 8BH
(020) 7583 8117
Hack and Hop is a stylish, locals pub that has a good selection of craft beers and fine wines. There is also a varied seasonal food menu at Hack and Hop with dishes such as chicken liver parfait; Carlingford oysters; and steak tartare with goose fat chips.
358 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9UU
(020) 7351 0422
The Chelsea Pensioner is a stylish pub offering a variety of craft beers, real ales and ciders alongside a food selection of freshly made pizzas. The Chelsea Pensioner also has a beer garden making it ideal choice for alfresco drinking and dining.