The Anchor Tap  

 
 
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23 Horsleydown Road, Bankside, Bermondsey, London SE1 2LN
 
 
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The Anchor TapSituated on the south side of the Thames in the Tower Bridge Conservation Area, this historic Southwark pub offers a truly traditional English experience. From the fish and chip suppers served, to the string of clearly designated separate rooms, upright piano, games room and open fire this pub effortlessly captures old-fashioned England. Within the dark, oak walls of this late 18th century, former dock-workers pub, one of the most quintessentially English inventions took seed. Dr Samuel Johnson compiled his English dictionary in a special room inside The Anchor Tap. Originally a place for brewery employees to sample the fruits of their labour, a Tap Room was traditionally set up near its parent brewery. The Anchor Tap was the first such establishment set up by British brewing legends, John Courage, and was located in close proximity to the former Anchor Brewery and the old Hop Exchange on Borough High Street. The Anchor Tap is an unpretentious, wharfside treasure offering a simple taste of a bygone English age.

 

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London Bridge Tube Station
 
8 minutes walk
 
Bermondsey Tube Station
 
13 minutes walk
 
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Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
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Q-Park Butlers Wharf
 
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Snowsfields NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £91  32% off
5 More London Place, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Anchor Tap
This plush, modern hotel south of the historic Tower Bridge is very convenient for exploring London. Just five minutes from the Tube station, it's 10 to ... More
 
 
 
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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £72  27% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 7 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Tower Bridge Exhibition Tickets
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Tower Bridge Exhibition, Tower Bridge, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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The Scoop at More London, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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London Theatre Company
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One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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The Architecture Foundation
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Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Unicorn Theatre
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147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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The Kernel Brewery
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Arch 11, Dockley Road Industrial Estate, Southwark, London SE16 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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