Best pubs in London

From gastropubs to capital boozers, Time Out recommends great pubs in west London

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Fancy a pint? Glass of wine? Gin and tonic? Of course you do, and living in London you're not short of places to find them. If you're looking for a great pub in west London check out our critics' picks.

Pubs in west London

Anglesea Arms

Once a haunt of Charles Dickens and DH Lawrence, this charming whitewashed pub gets even better inside. The woodenfloored bar stocking six ales and exceptional wines begs the visitor to stay a while – the entire afternoon, say.
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  1. 15 Selwood Terrace, SW7 3QG
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Dove

The Dove, out there on the oft-overlooked western reaches of the city, is a pub with the right balance of realism, nostalgia, alienation and heritage. It’s on a bend in the river, with views of the same, and serves Fuller’s ales and unpretentious pub grub.
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  1. 19 Upper Mall, W6 9TA
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Harwood Arms

It’s in the posho part of Fulham, and newcomers might feel obliged to turn up the collars on their polo shirts at what is, in essence, a Home Counties gastropub with restaurant-quality food. It’s worth sacrificing your personal style for a quickie with the bar menu: in particular, the venison scotch egg is so good it has been copied across the capital.
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  1. Corner of Walham Grove and Farm Lane, SW6 1QP
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Queen's Arms

Tucked away in a small mews, its proximity to the Royal Albert Hall makes this busy pub the favourite destination for prom-goers. Its off-street location also provides a much-needed alfresco, cobbled drinking space; inside is a combination of rough-and-ready wooden tables with a chandelier overhead.
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  1. 30 Queen's Gate Mews, SW7 5QL
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Swan

If you were dying of thirst in the desert, this is the pub that would appear as a mirage. Its shimmering exterior clad in green glazed bricks is the stuff of visions. But so is the interior: spacious, cheery, divided between eating and drinking. There are also chesterfield sofas, wood panelling, a fire and an excellently annotated wine list. And water, of course.
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  1. Evershed Walk, (119 Acton Lane), W4 5HH
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White Horse

The ‘Sloaney Pony’ has long championed the joys of fine booze in pleasant surroundings (including the green, come spring). There’s an unbridled passion for beer (and Chelsea, on match days), with an Old Ale Festival on Friday November 9 to celebrate reopening after a brief revamp.
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  1. 1-3 Parsons Green, SW6 4UL
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