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 60 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Anchor Bankside

3.0 out of 5 15 May 2015
by Kristy R.

While it was cool to eat at such an old and well known English pub, the service and food wasn't anything to get excited about. We ate out on the patio and it took forever to get our order in. My husband and I both thought the food was okay. Wish it had been a better experience!more

4.0 out of 5 3 May 2015
by Joie S.

Torn again on reviewing an English pub. The building has so much charm, it's old, beautiful, and cozy. They also have outdoor seating. BUT, once again, they have been commercialized and have the same menu of every pub I visited in London. It's basically a chain restaurant, in a really nice building. The rumor is that Shakespeare used to drink here, so it would be nice if they had an old school...more

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 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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