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The Anchor

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Address: South Bank, near Southwark Bridge, London SE1 9EF, England
Phone Number: 020 74071577
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Drinking
Description: 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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good fodd - good location

Located next to the Tames, near the Southwar bridge, is a fine pub with many tables. Good food and average prices.

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Located next to the Tames, near the Southwar bridge, is a fine pub with many tables. Good food and average prices.

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Lancaster
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great location and views of the City and river but otherwise not an enjoyable experience. Wet, sticky tables. Very noisy. At one point, we were told to vacate our table as it had been booked. This also applied to all the tables nearby. Wouldn't have minded but we'd been there an hour and had just bought a round of drinks!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Good food, good service, and the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere was good lots of tourist so you met people from all over.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Despite a lot of history the Anchor is just a very busy pub. The staff were fine but stretched with the volume of customers. Hand dryers were not woring on the day of my visit which was not good considering food was being served.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is in a very touristy part of london but surprisingly not crowded. Service was excellent and so was the food. The pub is amazing, very old with plenty of history. So if you are on the south side of the river go to the Anchor for food. If you are on the north side of london swim across the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Visited this pub mid-week to have a meal and were pleased to be able to get a table inside, as the large outdoor area was packed. I ordered a chicken burger with bacon & cheese and my friend had a chicken & bacon salad. We were both quite disappointed. The chicken burger was very dry,the bacon & cheese was rubbery... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We stopped for a quick drink and had a nice table in the roof garden, overlooking the Thames. This is in a great location near Borough Market and is clearly very popular. Our drinks were good and a nice atmosphere.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We traveled to London with our three teenaged sons, and while walking the South Bank, all of them unanimously decided we should stop here. I think it fits the image of the English pub they had in their heads, plus there was rooftop seating on a beautiful day--a great spot to people watch! If you are coming from the States... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

On a walk to the theatre we came across this pub originally from 1615. Great seating places outside watching the world go by and seeing so many people enjoying themselves. Good choice of drinks although pricey, £1 a pint more than Covent Garden. Unique in having a fish and chip shop within the pub but disappointingly closed. Great spot for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went here for the location - a riverside terrace looking across to the City and St Pauls, not too close to the roads. Some of the other reviews banged on about the service the food quality etc but I'm happy to report these weren't issues at all for me. The fish & chips was a good meal, ok £13... More 

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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 neighborhood's main transportation hub, getting across town (or to anywhere in England for that matter) is a relative breeze.
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