London, it’s getting exciting! Perhaps it’s the thought of better weather and enjoying a great British Pint at one of London’s best pubs that has us in a lively mood. Perhaps it’s the fact that the Queens jubilee celebrations are staring and it’s only a few days to the main event. Or perhaps it’s that the Olympics are just a few weeks away.
The Best London Pubs in Summer
What ever the buzz in London is, it sure is exciting. Can there be a better way of enjoying the London vibe, than wandering down to you favourite London pub and enjoying a few good beers with your mates. No, we don’t think so either! We have our work cut out for us over the next few weeks as we hit the eastern parts of London to recommend some great pubs to visit for the Olympics. Have some of those awful places taken the plunge and made some renovations to make their pub more appealing? Are the locals more accepting of strangers? It is a hard job, but Jonno and Troy are ready and prepared.
London Pubs in the East End
But before the Olympics wagon hits town, we have the Queens jubilee and some of the girls have suggested a “royal”pub crawl. Hey we love the idea as it has 2 key words, pub and crawl! So, a “Royal” pub crawl. That is perhaps a little hard as should it include her majesty’s local? Should it be pubs associated with royalty, or should we just have royal pub names? More importantly should Troy and Jonno inspect each pub. Well the answer to the last conundrum is easy, yes!
Get your boots on for Royal Walking Tour
London Pubs with Royal Names
So, pubs with Royal names is our starter. Here are four pubs we would wander down to:
The Queens Head 15 Denman Street, London, W1D 7HN
Well it is named after her head after all!
The Crown 43 Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0EG
A great pub with an excellent al-fresco area for those warm evenings and Sunday afternoons.
The Britannia 1 Allen Street, Kensington, London, W8 6UX
Located in Kensington, where the royals would once go hunting (before the developers moved in!). A classic Young’s pub.
The Kings Head 10 Stafford Street, London, W1S 4RX
The Kings Head stands on land formerly owned by the Duke of Albemarle. It has undergone several name changes since 1710 but is now back with its original name thought to be credited to King Charles II. Some however, believe it is named after King George II. A Nicholson’s pub, so good beer and nice food.
London Pubs with a royal association
Our next London Pub Crawl is for pubs with a “royal” association.
The Queens Larder 1 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR
This pub is famous for being where Queen Anne stored food for her husband King George when he was being treated close- by for madness. It is rumoured that he was actually being poisoned with arsenic.
The Windsor Castle 114 Campden Hill Road, Kensington, London, W8 7AR
Named after the royal home, this is a smashing pub over Notting Hill way. They say you can see Windsor Castle from the roof, but you are not allowed up there! So enjoy a pint n the garden instead.
Walrus and Carpenter 45 Monument Street, London, EC3R 8BU.
Close to The Monument, this pub is the closest (decent) pub to Pudding Lane where the Kings’ baker left the oven on and burnt down most of London. He disappeared after that, he either did a runner or was put to death. Personally, if I had set fire to a whole city, I wouldn’t be hanging around!
George Inn George Inn Yard, 77 Borough High Street, Southwark, London SE1 1NHT
Taking the name of many a Bristh King is the George Inn. The George is London’s only surviving galleried coaching inn. A great pub and great on warm evenings, certainly not a London pub you should miss on your trip..
Her Majesty’s local
I spoke with her Majesty about which pubs she frequents, but she declined to name them, otherwise they would be entitle to “by royal appointment” but she did hint that the Nags Head was pretty good for a bit of a knees up!