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The Anchor

South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England (Waterloo / South Bank / Southwark)
020 74071577
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Ranked #255 of 1,163 nightlife in London
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Owner description: Rebuilt in 1676 after fire devastated the area, this pub is located in a romantic and atmospheric neighborhood of narrow, winding streets, and has... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went there for some pub food to enjoy close to the river. Food (some sliced meat they called 'beef') was a disappointment, but the historical atmosphere was quite nice. Probably could stop there for a pint another time, but not for food.

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County Clare, Ireland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

thought this would be a lively busy bar at 9pm on a Sat eve, but disappointed. no atmosphere at all. 1 drink and left.

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This pub has a great location - you can sit outside right by the river. It looks great and always seems busy but is outrageously expensive. £3.15 for a bog standard coffee is just too much. Friends had alcohol...also pricey.

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Ankara, Turkey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

it's a nice place to grap a drink and hang outside overlooking Thames. always crowded in the afternoons,but you should pay a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited this pub last night with a few friends, for after dinner drinks. We had finally sat down and started enjoying ourselves when an abrupt bouncer came over and told us we had to be out in 10 minutes. To our shock, it was only 10.20PM, baring in mind this was a Sunday night on a bank holiday. He then... More

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
34 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Always fancied this pub given it's location and views across the Thames. However me and my girlfriend were very disappointed in the pub, especially as the standard of pubs in the area is very high. The outside seating area is spacious and the heat lamps and umbrella's are most welcome. The outside bar was open too, however paying over £13... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is where diarist Samuel Pepys saw the Great Fire of London in 1666. He wrote that he took refuge in "a little alehouse on bankside ... and there watched the fire grow". He couldn’t have picked a better spot as the view over the Thames to the North Bank is perfect. The beer is very good and by the... More

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Chestnut hill, ma
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

The view is great, the food undistinguished and a pickpocket took my wallet from my purse while it was hanging on the back of my chair. We were there in February on a Thursday afternoon around two pm for a late lunch. We can't prove it but the waiter distracted us with some nonsense about moving the extra chair at... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Found this pub whilst walking along the bank. The bar staff were friendly & welcoming and the beer was good. Lots of space and different areas to sit, including outside.

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Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

This is an amazing pub. Never eaten but the place always seems pretty busy with diners. The beer is excellent I can vouch for that on many an occasion. But simply the best bit is exploring there are nooks crannies, passageways, galleries, hidden rooms, roof terraces and even a fish and chip bar !! You just have to visit

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