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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34 Park StreetSouthwarkLondonSE1 9EF
- +44 (0)20 74071577
- Public transport:
- London Bridge, Underground
If you have heard about bad British pub food, this place will male your dreams come true. The service is slow and they could not process credit cards. The fish and chips was dry and oily, leaving a bad taste in the mouth after eating. I couldn't eat my dinner and was put off food for 3 days after dining here. You have been warned!more
I love the Anchor because it epitomizes summer in London. The pub is always full of hustle and bustle, people from all walks of life are sitting in the sun on the roof, drinking a pint, eating some English pub delightful food and reveling in the beautiful weather. The view of the Thames and the surrounding area is outstanding, and I always feel like a local when coming here...more
Beautiful looking from the outside, lot of character from the outside and brilliant location - as many before me have written.
Lots of space inside, but maze like in the ground floor and a nice out door patio to sit. Went after dark so the view was so so.
From the fare perspective - while the bar tenders were friendly they didn't have basic single malts we asked for, asked for a double gin...more
Went in here before we saw our show at the Globe and had a Sunday roast while watching Wimbledon on the TV. The staff was a bit rude, especially when compared to the others at comparable locations...but seeing how this is in the "tourist" area, I'm assuming they get real tired real fast.
The food was delicious. Chicken, veggies, gravy, and whatnot washed down with a lovely cider.
Hopelessly touristy but the offerings are steadily consistent. You can't beat the location -- sublimely planted on the south bank of the Thames, near the Shakespeare Globe, The Anchor's facade embodies everything about charming London pubs: beautifully potted outdoor flowers, stone scaffolds, chalkboard signs, cask ales and MEAT PIES. The steak and ale pie was surely frozen and then heated -...more