When we went to London, we stayed in the Pimlico area and were pretty lazy about going out for a drink. After a long day of walking the city and the English countryside, we didn’t really want to walk far for a pint. So if you’re in the neighborhood, here are my bar and pub recommendations nearby:
1. The Queens Arms
The Queens Arms pub is a Victorian gastropub with a bar downstairs and a dining room upstairs. We came here two nights in a row because we liked their selection of ciders.
Hours: M-Sat: 12 p.m. — 11 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. — 10:30 p.m.
2. The Warwick
The Warwick Gastropub and Dining Room has a bar on the ground level with lot of comfortable leather couches for snuggling up while you drink and a dining room upstairs. This pub was also good enough for us to come back a second night.
Hours: M-Th: 11 a.m. — 11 p.m.; F: 11 a.m. — 12 a.m.; Sat: 10:30 a.m. — 12 a.m.; Sun: 10:30 a.m. — 10:30 p.m.
3. The Willow Walk
The Willow Walk Pub is part of a chain of Wetherspoon pubs around the country. It’s right by Victoria Station in the downstairs of a hotel. There’s plenty of seating and a nice long bar.
Hours: M-F: 7 a.m. — 12 a.m.; Sat: 8 a.m. — 12 a.m.; Sun: 8 a.m. — 11 p.m.
4. The Marquis of Westminster
The Marquis of Westminster is what I like to think of as a traditional British pub. The pub is sleek and welcoming and has both indoor and outdoor seating and a dining room on the upper level.
Hours: M-Th: 11 a.m. — 11:30 p.m.; F-Sat: 11 a.m. — 12 a.m.; Sun: 11 a.m. — 10:30 p.m.
5. The Constitution
The Constitution is a cute little pub with wood-paneled walls and a classic feel. What it lacks in space (it has limited indoor and outdoor seating), it makes up for in character.
Hours: M-Sat: 12 p.m. — 11:30 p.m.; Sun: 12 p.m. — 10:30 p.m.
What are some of your favorite pubs in London? Let me know in the comments!