1. The Spaniards InnSpaniards Rd, Hampstead
2. The Guinea Grill30 Bruton Pl, London
3. The Red Lion48 Parliament St, Westminster
4. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese145 Fleet St, London
5. The Prospect Of Whitby57 Wapping Wall, Wapping
6. The Olde Wine Shades6 Martin Ln, London
7. The Anchor34 Park St, Greater London
8. The Seven Stars53 Carey St, Holborn
Located in Hampstead, The Spaniards Inn is one of the oldest pubs in London. But this place is about way more than just drinks. Definitely snag some eats while you're there, each of which on the menu is paired with a beer by its cellarman and chef.
Founders of the Scotch Beef Club, this unique London pub combines prime meats, tasty pies, and an extensive Scotch list to ensure a bloody good time. An impressive list of draft beers is also available, because without beer, this would be a terrible pub.
The Red Lion serves up great cask ales -- if you're lucky enough, you'll get to down one next to a member of the political elite. It boasts an impressive bar menu and a separate dinner menu for those looking to dine in a finer atmosphere.
There has been a pub at this location since 1538 and has served such famous patrons as Mark Twain and Charles Dickens. And the same things that kept them in business then keeps them in business now: a friendly atmosphere, cold brews, and tasty pies.
The Prospect is London's oldest riverside pub, boasting views overlooking the River Thames. They proudly serve up quintessential British pub food alongside 50+ taps and a lot of killer historical references.
Founded in 1663, The Olde Wine Shades is one of the oldest drinkeries in all of London. You can find a long list of vino options (of course), but it also features full drinks and food menus, as well.
One of the most historic pubs in London, The Anchor has been around since 1663. It sits close to the original Globe Theatre site, which stood from 1598-1613, and supposedly, Shakespeare himself had a drink or two inside The Anchor back in the day.
This Holborn watering hole is perfect for a blast from the past, particularly around 1602, when it's thought to have sprung up under the name The Log and Seven Stars. Stop in for a pint, a bite, and a little bit of history if you're into that sorta thing.