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.

Venue Details & Map

Anchor Bankside

34 Park Street
+44 (0)20 74071577
Public transport:
London Bridge, Underground

Yelp Reviews

6.00 out of 5
based on 88 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Anchor Bankside

4.0 out of 5
21 February 2018
by Neel S.

Apparently Shakespeare and Charles Dickens has had a drink here so I had to try it. Excellent location overlooking river Thames. Classic pub with a very classy interior. Big selection of beers. Famous for fish and chips. And oh for the vegetarians folks, they have veggie fish (cheese) and chips on the menu too. It was ok though. The balcony on the 1st floor has nice views. Check it out. more

5.0 out of 5
17 January 2018
by Maria A.

Yummy cider.. great food..

Cozy place, with great service. Upstairs n downstairs, so plenty of space. Fish n chips are finger licking good more

4.0 out of 5
23 June 2017
by Jordan B.

Great pub! My wife and I were visiting from New York, and are admittedly not the curators of London cuisine, but we had some great food and a great time! Service was quick and friendly, the prices were definitely a bit steep compared to some of the other pubs we visited, but we felt the end justified the means. This place is a bit of a landmark, and you definitely pay for it, but the interior... more

5.0 out of 5
04 July 2017
by Frances T.

A British delight, Pimms!

Other than the one my in-laws made, this was the best most refreshing cocktail we had!

Perfectly mixed with a variety of fruits, bubbly and simply delish!

Perfect for a warm summer day and enjoying their outdoor seating! more

5.0 out of 5
23 October 2017
by Veronica H.

Really loved this pub, especially with its ties to Shakespeare and old historic London! This is the kind of pub I remember going to with my mom when I was a kid traveling through Ireland and England. Dark, cozy with lots of happy laughter and drink clinking. We were just stopping by after a visit to the Globe, so we only had beers. Would like to come back next time for the full meal. You can't... more

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