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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number:
+44 20 7407 1577
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 00:00

Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a...

Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a romantic and atmospheric neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has been featured in movie productions such as Mission Impossible.

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Amazing location next to the Thames. Lovely looking pub too with a lot of character. Not had a more frosty welcome than I did at this pub. Woman serving me couldn't have been... read more

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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing location next to the Thames. Lovely looking pub too with a lot of character. Not had a more frosty welcome than I did at this pub. Woman serving me couldn't have been less friendly if she tried. One set of toilets in the pub were closed but with no signs. Just a locked door so quite confusing. Eventually found... More 

Thank redrabbit29
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It is one of z best restaurant in london. The food is very delicious but it will take you at least 20/30 min to be serve

Thank Issaj
Arbroath, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant! We had a glass of wine and took it out to sit on the wall across, in the sun, watching everyone go by. There is a roof terrace but it was full. Great area.

Thank Sonia M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch and drinks here on a busy Sunday afternoon. Spent time on the roof terrace overlooking the Thames great way to spent an afternoon people watching. Food is average but came quite quickly given how busy it was. Staff personable and good range of drinks. Huge place with loads of little spaces inside and an outdoor raised seating area.

Thank Lamereduchat_13
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, friendly helpful staff and a good pub menu well delivered. Prices very reasonable for this part of London. Worth a visit.

Thank Peter J
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place after visiting borough market, We managed to get a table right at the top overlooking the Thames, it was a hot sunny day and quite busy but we were served and everyone was polite. Great little pub!!!

Thank holiday_sunEssex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just a old style pub with a good selection of beers and largers the staff are friendly and welcoming food is also available and the chicken pie is good and if the weather is nice you can can sit outside next to the river if you are ever in this part of London i do recommend that you visit it

Thank richyg360
Coventry, United Kingdom
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775 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the Thames on a sunny day and we came across this lively pub with plenty of outside seating. Sat with a view of Tower Bridge. How much more touristy do you want to get? Great location.

Thank SteveS1970
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beer was good. Staff friendly and quick to serve you. Busy pub that had a nice atmosphere. Food looked good but never tried it ourselves.

Thank Ian F
San Diego, California, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to eat here based on a recommendation, and initially had a hard time finding it just based on the address (34 Park Street). If you're walking along the river it's easy to find, but if you're trying to get to it along Park Street you'll have to be patient and have faith...you will get there eventually, I promise.... More 

Thank mosesX3

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Even before the arrival of the instantly iconic Shard, the riverside scene in Southwark had moved well beyond any up-and-coming phase of development. For quite some time, locals and out-of-towners alike have loved browsing the boutiques of Bermondsey High Street, foraging through the bounteous stalls at centuries old foodie haven Borough Market, and flocking to the banks of the Thames to enjoy some of Britain's biggest attractions such as Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe. Despite Southwark's many popular draws, instant calm can be achieved easily by turning down almost any side street. For more urban buzz, a quick stroll across famed bridges like the pedestrianized Millennium Bridge or the ever photogenic Tower Bridge yields access to the very core of Central London. And with London Bridge Station as this neighbourhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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