Known for its exceptional Guinness, always poured with care, and occasional raucous entertainment. It's the kind of pub where the wine list runs to 'red or white', and the staff are so matey and hospitable that they'll offer to bring your Guinness over to your table. You’ll find key GAA games screened here, as well as Ireland fixtures in the Six Nations tournament.
In theory, if not in practice, anyone can pour a pint of Guinness. But if you're looking for a London pub that's evangelical about how it serves the black stuff, especially ahead of upcoming St Patrick's Day, check out one that’s Irish-owned. Thankfully, Gibney’s is opening one just in time for the celebrations – but we've also put together a selection of other Irish pubs; from old-fashioned boozers honouring Gaelic traditions and young, cool London bars stocking Irish ales and whiskies.
At some, you’ll find the country’s music, food and even dancing; at others, you’ll get served Thai food with your Irish booze. But at many, you’ll find ex-pats looking for a taste of the home country. So get stuck into the craic: here’s a round-up the 21 best Irish pubs and bars in London.