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Ten picturesque London pubs to visit for your next pint

Samantha Baines

Want to pop out for a few drinks, a Sunday roast or a just a merry jaunt around London? Here are the picturesque pubs that will make your friends all the more eager to meet for drinks, while also keeping your social media following green with envy.

1. Roundhouse, Wandsworth

You spin me right round baby, right round. Yep – alcohol and circular shaped pubs will do that to you. Colourful, round and standing proud, the Roundhouse pub in Wandsworth makes a pretty picture and it's dog friendly, so your pooch can enjoy the picturesque setting too.

2. The Albert, Westminster

This blossoming gem is a Grade II-listed pub and is just a short walk from the Houses of Parliament. Built in 1862, this Victorian building is the only remaining building from the original phase of development on Victoria Street. It's attractive inside and out, so stop for a tipple while sight-seeing.


Everything in England is old and adorable #londonpubs

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3. The Salisbury, Covent Garden

If picturesque to you means grand then this is one hell of an entrance for a pint. In the heart of Theatreland, the Salisbury has been featured in many movies because of its pretty exterior. 


Extraordinary Facade..bit flamboyant ;-)) The Salsbury pub #englishpub #iconiclondon #wonderfullondon #londonpubs

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4. Bishops Finger, Smithfield

It might have a dodgy name but this is one pretty pub. Sitting a few strides away from Smithfield's famous meat market, the Bishops Finger serves home cooked food with LOTS for meat lovers to enjoy.

 5. Churchill Arms, Kensington

This is probably the most photographed pub in London. If you like flowers then you'll bloomin' love the outside of this local watering hole – and the inside won't disappoint either (there are even flowers in the toilets – like, inside the cubicles). It was built in 1750, and apparently Churchill's grandparents used to drink here (and now everyone with a camera phone).


#churchillarms #londonpubs

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6. The Salutation, Hammersmith

Nicknamed 'The Purple Pub' because of its purple tiles, this place used to be an old coaching inn, but these days this historic and rather striking pub is known for its top menu.


One of many beautiful British pubs

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7. The Anchor, Southbank

There has been a pub in this location for over 800 years - that's a lot of drinking! Many actors have downed a few here after performing at the Globe Theatre and this is also where Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London. At least he had a pint in his hand!

8. Artillery Arms, Moorgate

William Blake, Daniel Defoe and John Bunyan are all buried about two hundred yards away from this city haunt (pun intended). But its quaint exterior covers up its sordid past as a den of iniquity called the Blue Anchor, famous for ratting and gambling. Today it's just a pretty place to drink.


#londonwalks #londonpubs #London #pub

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9. Coach and Horses, Mayfair

Thought to be one of the first properties built on Bruton Street, this pub dates back to the 1770s and it's still standing. From its monochrome Tudor styling to its compact nature, it's totally pic worthy.


#Coachandhorses #Mayfair #Londonpubs

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10. Bricklayers Arms, Fitzrovia

Tucked away behind Tottenham Court Road, this small but perfectly formed (with a lot of brick) pub is perfect for a quiet beer. It offers a selection of decent beers as well as some top brickwork and affordable prices.


#londonpubs #bricklayer #londonlife

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