101 of London's Best Pubs to Visit in 2024

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Plaquemine Lock
139 Graham St, London N1 8LB
This charming London spot, celebrated by CondΓ© Nast Traveller as a top destination for live jazz, transports the essence of Louisiana across the Atlantic. From gumbo to blackened chicken and crawfish, the menu is a nod to the rich Cajun and Creole traditions. Complemented by New Orleans-inspired cocktails, this venue offers a unique cultural expedition. Jacob Kenedy's venture, rooted in a deep family connection to Louisiana's maritime legacy, provides a relaxed setting for enjoying select beers, cocktails, and wines, promising a menu filled with genuine flavours from the American South.

The Prospect of Whitby
57 Wapping Wall, London E1W 3SH
Perched on the River Thames' banks in Wapping, The Prospect of Whitby, dating back to 1520, is a fascinating London tavern rich in maritime lore. Celebrated for its pirates and smugglers, it’s where the notorious Judge Jeffreys is said to have watched the execution of Captain Kidd at nearby Execution Dock. Famous visitors include Charles Dickens and the painter Turner, and its distinctive features include a lengthy pewter-topped bar and worn flagstone floors. Once known as "The Pelican" and later "The Devil’s Tavern", it was reborn after the Great Fire of London as The Prospect of Whitby.

The Thomas Cubitt
44 Elizabeth St, London SW1W 9PA
The Thomas Cubitt is a popular gastropub on beautiful Elizabeth Street in Belgravia.  Surrounded by stunning independent boutiques with creative facades, the pub offers customers a more upmarket pub experience.  In the summer months, the front doors open wide and customers can eat al fresco.      In the winter, cosy roaring fires create a country house impression in rooms named the Atrium, Dining Room and Drawing Room.

The Sherlock Holmes
10 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5DB
Step into the captivating world of The Sherlock Holmes, a Victorian-themed public house nestled in Northumberland Street, a stone's throw from Trafalgar Square. This iconic London spot houses an extensive collection of memorabilia dedicated to the famed detective, Sherlock Holmes. Originally assembled for the 1951 Festival of Britain, the exhibition provides a comprehensive glimpse into the detective's intriguing world. As you enjoy traditional pub fare and a pint, immerse yourself in the mystery and history that echo through the warmly furnished rooms of this beloved establishment.
The Cricketers
The Green, Richmond TW9 1LX
Steeped in history since 1770, The Cricketers ranks among Richmond's oldest pubs, delightfully perched on The Green. It's the perfect spot for a sunny day, with the cricket in full swing or as a convivial meeting point for Twickenham match days. The menu brims with fresh, quality ingredients, catering to every palate, from casual bites to full dining experiences. Ale aficionados will appreciate the rotating selection of local brews, while others might explore an extensive list of wines and craft beers. Whether it's a family lunch or a leisurely drink, The Cricketers promises a memorable visit with every sip and bite.

List curated by Simon Ridgwell
May 2024.

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