The London pub is a special thing. Simultaneously ubiquitous and endangered, genuine neighbourhood boozers are disappearing in scores; caught between property developers on one side, and gentrification’s slippery slope to soulless homogenisation on the other. Find the right local, though, and London’s pub culture is alive and well. Here are 14 quality London “locals” to check out, as they gear up to reopen indoors for the first time in over four months.
London’s restaurants, pubs, cafes, and bars reopen for full indoor service from 19 July, when the government lifts all legal coronavirus restrictions. Some venues will continue to practice social distancing and masking: Customers can check with individual venues to determine their availability and Covid-secure measures before deciding to visit.Read More