Mayflower

Top choice pub in Brixton, Peckham & South London

This 16th-century pub is easily one of London's most atmospheric. It's named after the vessel that took the first colonists to North America, which set sail from Rotherhithe in 1620. You can almost imagine Captain Christopher Jones charting its course on the back terrace, while supping schooners to the sound of the sloshing river. Fantastic meals are served in the upstairs dining room.