Anchor Bankside

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Anchor Bankside information

London , England
34 Park St
Getting there
Tube: London Bridge
Opening hours
11am-11pm Sun-Wed, to midnight Thu-Sat
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Firmly anchored in many guidebooks (including this one) – but with good reason – this riverside boozer dates to the early 17th century (subsequently rebuilt after the Great Fire and again in the 19th century). Trips to the terrace are rewarded with superb views across the Thames but brace for a constant deluge of drinkers.

Dictionary writer Samuel Johnson, whose brewer friend owned the joint, drank here, as did diarist Samuel Pepys.