White Cross

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White Cross information

London , England
Water Lane
Getting there
Tube: Richmond
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Opening hours
10am-11pm Mon-Sat, to 10.30pm Sun
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The riverside location and fine food and ales make this bay-windowed pub on the site of a former friary a winner. There are entrances for low and high tides, but when the river is at its highest, Cholmondeley Walk running along the Thames floods and the pub is out of bounds to those not willing to wade. Wellies are provided.

Very occasionally boats have to pick up stranded boozers: a chalkboard lists high-tide times and depths (you can also check the website). Quirky detail: there’s a tiny working fireplace under the window on your right as you enter.