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.
Independently run pub The Blue Lion offers a weekly-changing seasonal food menu alongside a variety of cask ales, ciders and wines.
133 Grays Inn Road, Bloomsbury, London, WC1X 8TU
(020) 7405 4422
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) 7600 6240
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.
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.
68 Clapham Manor Street, Clapham, London, SW4 6DZ
(020) 7498 1779
The Bread and Roses is a vibrant pub on Clapham Manor Street that serves a variety of drinks including ethical micro-brewery beers. Owned by The Battersea and Wandsworth Trade Union Council (BWTUC) and run by the Workers Beer Company, Bread and Roses prides itself as a pub with a social consciousness.
The Bread and Roses offer a diverse programme of live events throughout the week including theatre productions, comedy nights and live music. The venue also serves street food by Chop and Chip.
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.
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.
25 Roupell Street, Waterloo, London, SE1 8TB
(020) 7207 0784
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.
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.
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.
The King and Co is an independent freehouse offering a range of real ales, craft beers, interesting spirits and a carefully created wine list. The King and Co also features different chefs and street food traders taking over in the kitchen.
100 Clapham Park Road, Clapham, London, SW4 7BZ
(020) 7498 1971