London Historic Bars Overview

Pillars of Hercules - Historic Bar | Pub in London

It stands to reason that in such an historic city like London, there would be a ton of classic historic bars. With thousands of pubs and bars dating back hundreds of years, you’d be hard-pressed not to find an historic bar in London that was perfect for you.

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is an historic London bar and pub that dates back to the 1500s. Famous literary greats like Arthur Conan Doyle and Charles Dickens were regulars, and there are plenty of historic nooks for first-time visitors to explore and gawk at.

Another classic watering hole is The Wenlock Arms, which first opened in 1836. Here, incredible cask ales are served by the barrel-full to thirsty students and regular bar flies. The bar also features live jazz and blues throughout the week.

Set inside an 18th-century inn, The White Horse pub has a long history as a chill beer hall, but today has added enough modern flourishes to become a booming dance spot on weekends. A Brixton staple, The White Horse features DJs spinning funk, soul, reggae, and dub while occasionally hosting live jazz.

This is just a small sampling of all the incredible London historic bars, but in a city that has thousands of years of history, you can practically walk down the street and stumble into old-time haunts with hundreds of years under their belts.

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