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
 
1 minutes walk
 
Snowsfields NCP
 
11 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Hilton London Tower Bridge
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £113  40% 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 £61  25% 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
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  24% off
40 Lower Thames Street, EC3R | 7 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Perfect for feeling home away from home, the Cheval Three Quays offers multi-award winning accommodation in the heart of the City of London, boasting views across ... More
 
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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40 Maltby Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Under the railway arches on Maltby Street is a food lover's paradise, filled with shops from the likes of St John Bakery, Monmouth Coffee, Kernel Brewery ... More
 
 
 
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Nine Lives
London > Nightlife > Bars
8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Monday 18th June 2018 - 0.30am-2.30am
The Anchor Tap, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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My Name Is Lucy Barton
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 2nd to 23rd June 2018 - Various Times
The Anchor Tap, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney makes her London stage debut in Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout's haunting dramatic monologue about a writer ...More
 
 
 
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Not Now, Bernard
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th May to 1st July 2018
The Anchor Tap, 147 Tooley Street, More London, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Based on the picture book by David McKee, Not Now, Bernard is the story of a little boy who is constantly ignored by his busy parents, ...More
 
 
 
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3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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London > Entertainment >
The Queen's Walk Bridge City, Bankside, London SE1 | 4 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Multi-purpose sunken outdoor amphitheatre next to London Bridge and Tower Bridge, next to City Hall on the South Bank of the Thames hosting films, theatre, music, ... More
 
 
 
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The Architecture Foundation
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Ground Floor East, 136-148 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Established in 1991, The Architecture Foundation is a non-profit agency for contemporary architecture whose programme of events and exhibitions promotes its core belief that architecture enriches ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Museums
Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Competing with the London Eye for the capital's most vertiginous experience, Tower Bridge offers one of the best vantage points in the city from its ... More
 
 
 
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Tower Bridge
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Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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City Hall
London > Attractions > Sights
110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
It may look like a pile of CDs tilted at a precarious angle so it's about to fall over, but this attractive Norman Foster building near ... More
 
 
 
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
36D Shad Thames, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
A small store serving take away coffee, sandwiches and salads, The Kiosk is run by ... More
 
 
 
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Maltby Street Market
London > Shopping > Markets
Maltby Street, Bermondsey, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
With Borough Market getting more and more popular, some vendors have opened up shop underneath the railway arches at nearby Maltby Street. More of an informal ... More
 
 
 
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KaseSwiss
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
104 Druid Street, Southwark, London SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
On Saturday mornings, from 9am to 2pm, Arch 104 on Druid Street is home to KaseSwiss, who sell a great selection of Swiss cheeses, and who ... More
 
 
 
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Tom Simmons Tower Bridge
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
2 Still Walk, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Taking Welsh cooking beyond the Seven Bridge, Tom Simmons, a former star of MasterChef: The Professionals, dishes up cockle popcorn, ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurant Story
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
201 Tooley Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Launched in April 2013 when the Noma alumnus Tom Sellers was a youthful 25 years old, Restaurant Story was immediately dubbed "the new Dabbous" by food ... More
 
 
 
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Blueprint Cafe
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
28 Shad Thames, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Take in the views of the river while enjoying Joe Albina's short but perfectly formed menu. The choices change daily and on a seasonal basis ... 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
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 31 minutes from The Anchor Tap
City’s Print Journalism course is recognised as the best in London. Although places like Goldsmith’s are trendier, City is respected in the industry thanks to a ... More
 
 
 
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Potters Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Potters Fields Park occupies a prime spot between City Hall (from where the Mayor runs London) and Tower Bridge. The pedestrianised, grassy area on the south ... More
 
 
 
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 minutes from The Anchor Tap
It's a relief to step into Snowsfields Wellness, with its shelves of carefully selected healthy and organic products. Unlike plenty of other places, each of the ... More
 
 
 
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Skypool at the Shangri-La Hotel
London > Leisure >
Floor 52, Shangri-La Hotel at The Shard, Bankside, London SE1 | 9 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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London > Business > Venue Hire
City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Waterloo Block, City, London EC3N | 7 minutes from The Anchor Tap
With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of London is like traveling back to ... More
 
 
 
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Old Billingsgate
London > Business > Venue Hire
Old Billingsgate Market, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, City, London EC3R | 9 minutes from The Anchor Tap
A magnificent 19th-century market building designed by Sir Horace Jones and entirely renovated in 1988 by acclaimed architect Richard Rogers. At the foot of the City, ... More
 
 
 
 

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The Moth London GrandSLAM: Fuel to The Fire
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The Ivy Tower Bridge and Thames Rockets
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Seasonal | Until 31st August 2018 

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London looks like a city in miniature from The View From The Shard which at 244 metres tall is the ...More

 
The Last Days of Anne Boleyn
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Theatre | Until 28th August 2018 

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On the spot where Anne Boleyn spent the end of her life, this theatrical spectacle explores her tragic final 17 ...More

 
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Theatre | Until 2nd July 2018 

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Flabbergast Theatre presents Shakespeare's sinister Scottish play in which a man fated to become the King of Scotland initiates a ...More

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Seasonal | Until 30th September 2018 

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Popping-up at Mondrian London this summer, the floral Midsummer Terrace offers river views and floral displays adjacent to the Thames-side ...More

 
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Flat Iron Square 16 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

The big screen is up at Flat Iron Square in SE1 this summer, showing all the major sporting events including ...More

 

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