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
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- London Bridge, Underground
On the London river cruise they said the anchor was the oldest bar in London and thought we'd check it out. Had their famous fish and chips and while the portion size was quite large it was average. Sat on the outside patio and atmosphere and drinks were good so that made up for the average food.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
Stopped in for lunch on our first day...very charming exterior, a bit touristy inside (the pinball machines don't harken the 1800s so much ;o)
However, we had a nice time here....food was tasty, especially the Big Ben Burger. Several nice cider selections for me...aka the drinking lightweight.more
It is an old style English pub on the south bank of the Thames.
It is a nice place to eat during your walk on that bank and I liked the inside of the pub a lot there is something like 4 floors, and you will find one matching your mood, the higher you go the quieter it becomes basically.
The burger was really nice, good quality products, however there was clearly something missing, like a...more