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The Anchor Bankside

It was from this pub that Samuel Pepys witnessed the awesome destruction of the Great Fire of London in 1666. He describes the dreadful heat and "fire drops" falling on him whilst in a boat on the river. He sought refuge in "a little alehouse on bankside ..and there watched the fire grow".

The Anchor's original structure has been added-to over several centuries, creating a maze of odd little rooms featuring old brick fire places, waney oak beams and worn, creaking floorboards. The main dining room has wonderful views across the Thames to the City and a first floor balcony and a riverside terrace offer outdoor seating, which proves incredibly popular in the summer.

Find out more or book a table at


Full address:
34 Park Street, London, SE1 9EF
Opening hours: 
Monday - Wednesday, 11am - 11pm; Thursday - Saturday 11am - 11.30pm; Sunday, 12pm - 10.30pm Food served: Monday - Saturday, 11.30am - 10pm; Sunday, 12pm - 9.30pm
Price range: 
Under £15
+44 (0)20 7407 1577
Nearest tube: 
London Bridge
Nearest Rail: 
London Bridge
Al fresco dining: 
Riverside views: 
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