The Anchor Tap  

 
 
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23 Horsleydown Road, Bankside, Bermondsey, London SE1 2LN
 
 
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Mon to Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
 

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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
 
Railway Stations

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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
 
1 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £103  24% 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
 
 
 
The Tower Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £78  38% off
Guoman Tower, E1Q | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
It's the location on the River Thames that give this hotel next to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge a wow factor. It's also very ... More
 
 
 
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London > Apartment > Apartment   from £165  39% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 7 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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The Anchor Tap, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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One Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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London > Entertainment >
147 Tooley Street, More London, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, 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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201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Following on from his hugely successful pop-up, Foreword, which opened in November 2011, Story on Tooley Street is the next chapter in Tom Sellers' culinary life. ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge, Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Named Number 1 Pub in London 2010 by Time Out, The Draft House showcases local British cuisine and an acclaimed menu. An eclectic selection of beer, ... More
 
 
 
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Ask! Pizza
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
34 Shad Thames, Butlers Wharf, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
A good pizza chain. Serves tasty large Italian pizzas, pasta and salads in light spacious restaurants. A reliable and quick meal option.... More
 
 
 
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 24 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 28 minutes from The Anchor Tap
National charity for adult learning which also runs an excellent selection of theatre, literature, history and politics evening classes.... More
 
 
 
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City Journalism
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106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Potters Fields Park
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Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Old Billingsgate
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Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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