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.
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.
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.
40-42 Mill Lane, London, NW6 1NR
(020) 7794 2860
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.
10 Gainsford Street, Bermondsey, London, SE1 2NE
(020) 7357 0748
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255
Waxy O'Connor's 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.
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.
71-72 Long Lane, Smithfield, London, EC1A 9EJ
(020) 7600 6240
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.
29a Penton Street, Islington, London, N1 9PX
(020) 7833 4090
The Chapel Bar brings smart and sophisticated style to Penton Street. This multi level venue including an enclosed roof terrace is fitted out with a state of the art Turbosound system and serves an impressive assortment of drinks.
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.
678-680 Fulham Road, Fulham, London, SW6 5SA
(020) 7736 5293
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.
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.
Marylebone Station, Melcombe Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 6JJ
(020) 7723 8890
Sports Bar and Grill Marylebone 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.
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.
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.
35 Whitefriars Street, City, London, EC4Y 8BH
(020) 7583 8117
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.
358 Fulham Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9UU
(020) 7351 0422