Anchor Bankside


See where Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London from and Doctor Johnston wrote part of his dictionary. The Anchor Bankside was originally built in 1615 but today serves classic British fare, seven days a week; and has a terrace bar overlooking the river Thames.

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Anchor Bankside

34 Park Street
+44 (0)20 74071577
Public transport:
London Bridge, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


3 out of 5 based on 57 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Anchor Bankside

2.0 out of 5 28 March 2015
by Jon W.

A complete tourist trap with horrible food and mediocre beer. My fish and chips the fish was tasteless and tough.more

3.0 out of 5 26 March 2015
by Melinda D.

This pub was a bit overwhelming if I'm honest. A beautiful building on the outside and absolutely huge but inside it had become so commercialised and had lost all of its original old charm. There were loads of different sections to it and different bars and restaurant areas within it, which made the toilets quite a challenge to find. Although it was quite fun exploring it at the same...more

3.0 out of 5 22 December 2014
by Gerry M.

Nice interior, pretty authentic.

Food was very average. We had the roast beef. Way too much gravy, too much salt and the Yorkshire pudding was like rubber. Their 1730 pale ale was decent.more

3.0 out of 5 13 November 2014
by Chris M.

Charming atmosphere, but it feels touristy. Good selection of beers on tap. We didn't eat so I can't comment on the food. It's a fine place to stop for a drink, but I think better options exist nearby.more

3.0 out of 5 21 August 2014
by Denise Y.

I find myself here a lot, mostly because I go to the Shakespeare Globe a lot, and I just wish that this place was either slightly cheaper OR had better beer on tap.

They have all the standard stuff - Stella, Heineken, Strongbow, yadda yadda - but you wind up paying almost £5 if not more for a pint! A G&T here cost about £5.50. Yikes.

Nice location, great place to unwind after a long day...more

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