Irish Pubs and Bars
The best Irish pubs and bars in London have a unique charm of their very own. Rock up, order a Guinness, prop up the bar till the early hours and then don't be surprised if you end up singing at the top of your voice before the end of the night. The best Irish pubs and bars all use the element of surprise to their advantage and are all the better for it.
131 Waterloo Road, Waterloo, London, SE1 8UR
(020) 7928 5086
Waterloo Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant attached to the back of the Old Vic Theatre. At Waterloo Bar and Kitchen you will find a concise choice of meals that are complemented by a good selection of wines and other drinks.
- Located two minutes walk from Waterloo station
- Perfect for a relaxed lunch, or buzzing early evening
- Friendly and attentive service and a great ambience
- Modern British cuisine with a variety of daily specials
- Brunch and hearty roasts are available on Sundays
More Irish Pubs and Bars
The Auld Shillelagh is an Irish pub that promises good craic any day day of the week
105 Stoke Newington Church Street, Stoke Newington, London, N16 0UD
(020) 7249 5951
The Boston Arms enjoys a stunning exterior, complete with clocktower and elegant finery. A particular favourite of pre-gig goers, The Boston Arms is the perfect place to begin the evening. And maybe even stay.
178 Junction Road, Holloway, London, N19 5QQ
(020) 7272 8153
One of the more lively and vibrant offerings in our list, the Claddagh Ring is an exceptional Irish pub with plenty of live music.
10 Church Road, Hendon, London, NW4 4EA
(020) 8203 2600
Regular live Irish music, dancing and traditional food and drink make this a popular Irish pub in Queen's Park.
76-82 Salusbury Road, Queens Park, London, NW6 6PA
(020) 7625 9585
Cricklewood has long been the home of the Irish community in London and The Crown is still very much at the heart of the action.
The Crown Moran Hotel, 142-152 Cricklewood Broadway, Cricklewood, London, NW2 3ED
(020) 8452 4175
Hidden away on a back street just north of Finsbury Park, the Faltering Fullback offers a range of draught and bottled beers.
19 Perth Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HB
(020) 7272 5834
Bridget Walsh is the well-known Irish landlady behind the runaway success that is the Harp in Covent Garden. Voted Camra's Pub of the Year in 2011, it continues to rotate award-winning real ales and craft ciders and is also proof of a long-known fact: Irish landlords tend to create good pubs.
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4HS
(020) 7836 0291
Rather than just draping an Irish flag over the big screen television and making things a bit more green, the Porterhouse has authenticity stamped all over it with its Dublin-brewed Porterhouse beers.
21-22 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7NA
(020) 7379 7917
Part of the Claddagh Ring pub group, The Quay's has Irish bands, DJs and a late license at the weekend, ensuring that north Londoners can enjoy a taste of the Emerald Isle.
471 Holloway Road, Holloway, London, N7 6LE
(020) 7272 3634
There might not be as many Irish pubs in Kilburn as once there were but Sir Colin Campbell keeps the flag flying with trad music and plenty of Guinness.
264-266 Kilburn High Road, Kilburn, London, NW6 2BY
(020) 7624 7553
The Tipperary is one of the the oldest Irish pubs in London, being over 400 years old.
66 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1HT
(020) 7583 6470
The Toucan is a Guinness themed pub in the style of a traditional Irish venue. They have regular live music nights and show some sports.
19 Carlisle Street, Soho, London, W1D 3BY
(020) 7437 4123
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.
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DD
(020) 7287 0255
Waxy's Little Sister is an Irish themed pub that has an older sibling in the shape of Waxy O'Connors. There is a bar upstairs with views out over London where you can catch up with friends over a pint of the black stuff.
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1 D 6QG
(020) 7287 0255