The weather this weekend is pretty much abysmal, which means there’s only one thing for it: we’ve got to head to the pub. Wait out the rain over a good pint with friends in any one of our favourite locations in London.
1. The Cutty Sark
Get yourselves over to Greenwich for an unbeatable riverside location at The Cutty Sark. If it’s too cold to brave the outdoors, nab a seat by the window for the perfect people-watching position. It’s a little separated from the busier tourist destinations of the area which makes it a perfect weekend haunt.
2. The Water Poet
Just a stone’s throw from Liverpool Street and Spitalfield’s Market, The Water Poet promises a mean Sunday roast. The massive space is crowded, but you won’t struggle to find a chair either inside on a squishy sofa, or outside in the large outdoor seating.
3. The Spaniard’s Inn
Head to Hampstead to check out one of London’s oldest pubs, a haunt of the likes of Keats and Byron, according to legend. It dates back to around 1585 so it’s got a long history. Try the cosy outdoor area with heated lamps if you want some fresh air.
4. The Antelope
This south London mainstay with an eclectic interior will have you wanting to spend hours people-watching from your fireside sofa. Check out the regionally and locally sourced real ales, and try their Sunday roast if you’re in need of a hangover cure and hair of the dog.
5. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Located in Fleet Street, this historic landmark is a collection of tiny rooms, connected with winding corridors and creaking stairs. Go for the atmosphere and to experience the history of the area.