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Famous London Pubs

Famous London Pubs

London is one of the most culturally diverse capitals in the world and has hundreds of interesting and intriguing sites and sculptures, but what is Britain most famous for? Pubs. Public houses were created hundreds of years ago where people would gather as families and friends where they would all eat, drink and be merry and thankfully not much has changed since those days.

There are literally thousands of pubs to choose from that are scattered across the UK, and a lot of the more well known ones reside in our nations capital. Here is a few of the favourites for you to feast your eyes on.

One of the most famous London pubs
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Three of the most famous London Pubs

 

Punch & Judy

This is certainly not a kids show, this exquisite West End pub is situated in the widely popular Covent Garden and is split into two bars with an upstairs floor that has a simply beautiful balcony where you can kick back and relax with your favourite beverage. The downstairs is more like the old school London pubs you used to get, quite compact but friendly and welcoming. It is one of the busiest pubs in the whole of London and is where it get its fame from, they even play rock and indie music to entice the younger generations. It is open daily and serves plenty of delicious food, making it a perfect place to visit.

 

The Blind Beggar
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The Blind Beggar

Famous worldwide, this pub was popular back in the day where east end gangsters roamed London’s streets. When the The Blind Beggar was opened Ronnie Kray (one of the 2 Kray twins, known to be the most famous gangsters in London) was found guilty of the murder of fellow underworld figure, George Cornell. This has made this pub one of the most historical in the country and is almost a pub and a museum at the very same time. It is safe for visitors and it is said that William Booth gave his first ever open air sermon outside its doors, which lead to the creation of The Salvation Army. Unlike the Punch & Judy pub, this bar is a little more quiet so there is no massive influx of people and tourists whilst you are enjoying your food and drink.

 

Punch Bowl
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The Punch Bowl

Owned by no other than world famous film director and ex husband to Madonna, Guy Richie. The Punch Bowl was built in 1750 and is famous for not only its owner but also its clientèle as famous stars such as Leonardo Di Caprio, Mickey Rourke, Robert Downey Jr, Jude Law and Sophie Dahl have all been for a tipple. Being high quality it is no surprise that the pub is situated in the heart of Mayfair and they even have a private room that is a saloon with not only its own bar but also a wonderfully quaint open fireplace. To top it all off they have a large selection is succulent food that is entirely sourced from Britain and is of the finest quality, certainly somewhere to consider for a special occasion.

By Veselina Dzhingarova

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