Chosen By You: Top 10 Pubs and Bars in London

Billie Manning

We asked you for your absolute favourites when it comes to the best places to drink London can offer, and oh boy did we get some good’uns. If you want true insider London knowledge, look no further. We – or rather, you – have the scoop.

The Approach, Victoria Park
This pub was suggested for its location on the edge of Victoria Park, its welcoming and family-friendly atmosphere and its great food, which make it the perfect choice for a summer day after a walk in the park.
The Wheatsheaf, Borough Market
It can be hard to find truly good gluten free options, but where better to look than foodie hotspot Borough Market? The Wheatsheaf comes highly recommended for serving up great gluten free food and drinks in a fabulous setting.
Archer Street Soho bar
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Archer Street Bar, Soho
If you want to find somewhere in Central London that doesn’t take it too seriously, we’ve been tipped off that Archer Street Bar is great fun, with staff bursting into song and occasionally even getting up on to the odd table!

Northern Soul, Archway
One of our readers highly recommends Northern Soul for its great cocktails, its friendly staff and its live music! The hot tip here is to hit up Northern Soul on the weekends when there’s a delicious BBQ waiting to be tasted.
The Gipsy Moth pub Hammersmith
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The Gipsy Moth, Greenwich
This atmospherically-named pub is located just next to the Thames, and is recommended for an evening enjoying drinks while watching the boats travel up and down the river – perfect for summer.

The Dickens Inn, St Katharine Docks
There’s more to this pub than its literary name: Dickens Inn is tipped off as a fantastic pub for not only its very pretty interiors but also its great food and drinks.
The Spice of Life pub Soho
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The Spice of Life, Soho
Soho can often seem a confusing maze of overcrowded, loud pubs, so it’s great to hear of one that not only has good food but also never seems too packed, due to its slightly set back location. 
Hixter, Bankside
If you’re an art aficionado, head to Hixter. Originally a metal box factory, the restaurant-bar has garnered many fans, including amongst our readers, for its great drinks and great artwork. 
The Duke of Kent pub Ealing
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Duke of Kent, Ealing
If you’re a West Londoner, we’ve been told the recently refurbished Duke of Kent is good in every season, with a lovely garden with a cute, beach hut feel in summer and a snug candlelit interior for when it gets cold. 
Fest, Camden
Fest in Camden is recommended for its great outdoor area to be enjoyed on sunny days, as well as its live music and tasty cocktails. Top tip: wander around Camden Market afterwards!

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