Film and series pubs in London
The George Tavern
373 Commercial Road, Stepney Green, London, United Kingdom
In Sense8, Riley (Tuppence Middleton) likes to come to this pub regularly. Beautiful, this Grade II-rated tavern certainly is. Formerly known as Halfway House, it holds many treasures, including its 700-year-old masonry. She was also admired by authors such as Charles Dickens. Its beauty quickly attracted film shoots, and while there are many drinks to be tasted, there are also concerts. Feel free to push his door. It’s not every day you can spend a relaxing moment in a historic place like this!
The Black Prince
Highlighted in the film Kingsman: Secret Services, the Black Prince stands out as a remarkable example of an English pub; ideal for tasting one of the beers on its generous menu. The cooking, on the other hand, is done in the traditional way. In summer as well as in winter, it welcomes tourists and locals alike, especially when the sun is shining, in its pretty garden.
333 Mother Bar
333 Old Street, London, United Kingdom
This Hoxton bar isn’t just popular with fans of The Crying Game. For if Neil Jordan indeed toured there, this establishment was able to stand out among clubbers. His roof garden is a great place for anyone who wants to have a good time, listening to the mixes of the DJ’s invited by the master of the house.
The Wenlock Arms
In The Last Pub Before the End of the World, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost raise their elbows in this charming London pub opened in 1787, a stone’s throw from the Wenlock brewery. Let yourself be tempted by its flowery front and order the Baked Camembert. You’ll tell us about it! By playing the traditional card to the full, the Wenlock Arms has been able to go through the ages without losing any of its splendour.
Ye Olde Mitre
1 Ely Court, Ely Place, London, United Kingdom
In Snatch, it is from this pub that Doug “The Brain” (Mike Reid) manages part of his business. A Tudor-style pub, the Ye Olde Mitre was restored in the 1930s, but has not been altered since. Known for its mysterious character, it is located in a dead end between the 8th and 9th Hatton Garden. Its cosy atmosphere is enhanced by panelling, carpets, stained glass, pots hanging from the ceiling and engravings on the walls. The wooden furniture is imposing and the large tables encourage conviviality. Here, no television! Ideal for chatting by the fireplace when temperatures are at their lowest. On the kitchen side, this old traditional pub offers Scottish eggs, tapas, sandwiches and homemade snacks. The beers are all from the United Kingdom: you can taste top-fermented ales and bottom-fermented lagers. to these beverages, is added cider on the draught. An unmissable address with a long history.
The Royal Oak
73 Columbia Road, London, United Kingdom
In Goodnight Sweetheart, Gary meets his second wife during the Second World War, Phoebe (Dervla Kirwan) in this establishment. Built in 1923 for the Truman Brewery, this pub was classified as a Grade II Historic Monument in 2015 by Historic England. Situated not far from the Flower Market, it is an essential interlude of calm in the city. Nevertheless, it remains very busy and it is advisable to book when you wish to eat there. Beef and bacon dishes, as well as beers available à la carte, have made his reputation. The same goes for Sunday roasts and mulled wine, which are very popular with tourists. He also appears in the film Scams, Crimes and Botany.
The Horseshoe Inn
26 Melior Street, London, United Kingdom
In Ashes to Ashes, Alex Drake goes to the Railway Arms. This is actually the Horseshoe Inn, a traditional pub located near London Bridge and The Shard skyscraper. Two cats are in charge of nonchalantly welcoming customers in this traditional pub dating from 1897. This establishment offers a beautiful terrace with shrubs and a room with furniture that is as disparate as it is paradoxically harmonious. The London green of the facade and its small balcony also bring warmth to this typical place. The chef’s specialities, as well as the wide choice of drinks, make it a great place to relax after an intense day of sightseeing.
The Coach and Horses
In Edge of Tomorrow, it is in this pub that Bill Cage (Tom Cruise) takes refuge to drink a pint. Ranked Grade II, the pub became famous when Jeffrey Bernard, a journalist from Private Eye magazine, visited it. The interior was recreated on the stage for the journalist’s successful autobiographical play. For 60 years, his boss, Norman Balon, made a fortune, to the point of becoming the capital’s largest owner. Today, this pub specializes in vegan and vegetarian cuisine.
Nell of Old Drury
29 Catherine Street, London, United Kingdom
In Frenzy, this is where Blaney overhears other clients’ conversations about the murders. This pub is one of the oldest in Covent Garden. Its name comes from an old story about the tunnel that Charles II allegedly had built between his home and the Drury Lane Theatre to visit his mistress, the actress Nell Gwynn. The sovereign could thus flirt with the young woman in the upstairs rooms. Nowadays, this is an ideal place to have a drink before or after theatre performances. Sometimes you can even meet actors and technicians. Its facade has a wooden alcove that juts out into the street of the most beautiful effect.
49 Hertford Street, Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
In The Great Alibi, it is in this tavern that Eve Gill (Jane Wyman) meets Wilfred Smith (Michael Wilding), inspector of Scotland Yard. The Sherperds Tavern with its flower-filled windows in spring and summer, its green and golden facade and its brick storeys is a real eye-catcher. In the heart of Mayfair, this pub offers delicious fish and chips, baked camembert, pies and various beers. Quite quiet, the place also houses a Thai restaurant on the first floor.
Jamaica Wine House
Jamaica Wine House, Saint Michael’s Alley, Cornhill, London, United Kingdom
In Oscar Wilde, Robbie Ross (Michael Sheen) consoles the rejected lover John Gray (Ioan Gruffudd) in this pub. This establishment in the capital’s financial district was established in 1652 under the name The Turk’s Head. Its owner was then the servant of Daniel Edwards, a merchant of Turkish products for the Compagnie du Levant. The site also had important links with sugar cane plantations in the West Indies and Turkey. There is still a plaque commemorating this historical fact. Located in a maze of medieval streets, this bar was renovated in 2009. It consists of three rooms on the ground floor and a restaurant. Its Art Nouveau facade and its so British interior give it a very classy look. Nicknamed Jampot, this pub offers the possibility to taste beers aged in Kent oak barrels.
Turner’s Old Star
In Legend, peace, once envisioned, is quickly drowned in a bloodbath. Rival gangs are settling scores in this pub. It was created by Joseph Mallord William Turner, the famous 19th century painter. Its location in the Wapping district can be explained by Turner’s love of docks, ships and the Thames. at the time, the artist had just inherited two cottages. In 1830, he decided to transform them and made Sophia Booth, his companion, the owner. In 1987, the building was renovated and renamed Turner’s Old Star, as a tribute to the painter. Decorated with billiard tables and darts, this bar, located in a street corner, is noticeable from afar thanks to its pretty green bricks, its golden letters and its sign representing a portrait of the former jailbird.
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