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London’s Traditional Pubs

If you fancy your pint with a touch of history, London is your city. With a selection of olde world pubs, some dating back over 500 years, your next pub crawl could clock you a few centuries.

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The Cittie of York *

Start at the The Lamb and Flag, the oldest in Covent Garden which was first licensed in 1623 and, or The Cittie of York which has been the site of a pub since the 15th century, or even the Olde Wine Shades, an old haunt of Charles Dickens.

With traditional pubs such as these, you can immerse yourself in history,  recount local legends and imagine what a cleansing ale tasted like in yesteryears. And keep an eye out for wandering ghosts. Cheers!

The Lamb and Flag – over 238 years old
33 Rose Street, Covent Garden, Westminster, London

The Seven Stars – over 408 years old
53 Carey Street, Holborn, London

The Cittie of York – over 580 years old
22 High Holborn, Holborn, Camden, London

Ye Olde Mitre – over 464 years old
Ely Court London EC1

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese – over 472 years old
145 Fleet St London EC4

Old Bell Tavern – over 332 years old
95 Fleet St London EC4

Ye Olde Watling – over 342 years old
29 Watling St London EC4

Jamaica Wine House – over 358 years old
St Michaels Alley EC3 – Cornhill

The Olde Wine Shades – over 347years old
6 Martin Lane, London

The George Inn – over 467 years old
77 Borough High Street, Southwark, London

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This article was originally posted on Degustinations.


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.