With spectacular views across the Thames that take in a range of iconic London buildings – including Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, The Shard and the Tate Modern – The Samuel Pepys is a hidden gem in the heart of the City.
£25 and under
A little out of the way to find Samuel Pepys is kinda pub / bar type place.
Not the place to go to if you want to talk at any decent level and that is just because of the music not because of the volume of loud talking. It was not busy when we came so can only imagine the din once there are lots of customers in there.
Ordered the bruschetta which was very tasteless and non-descript. Next i...more
This is a hidden gem of a bar. The bar itself is beautiful and has the most amazing balcony sticking out over the river Thames and across from the Globe theatre. There are 2 tables on the balcony and you can consume your beverage of choice whilst watching the sun set over the shard/southwark bridge (refer my uploaded picture with gratuitous staropramen shot). Even if your inside, there are...more
The location is awkward, but it has a nice view. Modern interior with far too many stairs. A little bit of an identity crisis here; doesn't know whether it wants to be a cocktail bar or a pub, two bitters, only one on. I would go here again, but only if I was paid.more
I have been a few times already as this is next to my job and this is the typical place you won't see unless someone takes you there or you are walking by. The street could look quite scary on a rainy grey day and even in a sunny one, but the views worth the visit. Overlooking the Thames, you can see The Shard, The Tate Modern, Millenium Bridge and the Globe Theatre.
They have a happy hour...more
Samuel Pepys is located in the basement of a refurbished appartment house, directly by the riverside beside the financial district. The area itself isnt particularly exiting - in fact after 6 p.m. its rather dead-alive around here (I can tell, because I happened to live in the very same appartment house for half a year) BUT that is also what makes Samuel Pepys special: Its the only possible...more