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
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
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  39% 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 £73  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
 
 
 
Cheval Three Quays Apartments
London > Apartment > Apartment   from £174  26% 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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8 Holyrood Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Alys, Always
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 25th February to 30th March 2019
The Anchor Tap, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna in Downton Abbey, takes on the lead role of Frances in Lucinda Coxon's gripping psychological thriller at The Bridge Theatre. Based ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 21st and Thursday 28th March 2019 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Anchor Tap, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Photoshop For Textile Designers
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th February to 2nd April 2019 - 10.30am-4pm
The Anchor Tap, 83 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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The Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
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
London > Attractions > Boats and Bridges
Tower Bridge Road, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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City Hall
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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
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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
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Potters Fields Park
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City Hall, 110 The Queens Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Snowsfields Wellness
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
41 Snowsfields, SE1 | 7 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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Alys, Always
Alys, Always
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

The Bridge Theatre 1 minute walk from The Anchor Tap

Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna in Downton Abbey, takes on the lead role of Frances in Lucinda Coxon's gripping psychological ...More

 
Photoshop For Textile Designers
Exhibitions | Until 2nd April 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

Fashion, design and art of the Chelsea Set; a group of radical young architects, designers, photographers and artists who were ...More

Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Swinging London: A Lifestyle Revolution / Terence Conran - Mary Quant
Exhibitions | Until 2nd June 2019 

Fashion and Textile Museum 5 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

Ahead of and tying in nicely with Mary Quant (at the V&A from 6th April 2019), Swinging London: A Lifestyle ...More

 
The View From The Shard Tickets
The View From The Shard Tickets
Attraction | Until 31st December 2022 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

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

 
The View from The Shard
The View from The Shard
Tours | Next performance 19th March 2019 

The Shard 6 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

The View from The ShardAt almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London, The View from The ...More

 
Tracey Emin: A Fortnight Of Tears
Exhibitions | Until 7th April 2019 

White Cube Bermondsey 7 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

The Bermondsey gallery hosts paintings, photography, large-scale bronze sculptures and film by the confessional Croydon-born artist....More

The Shape Of The Pain
Theatre | Until 23rd March 2019 

Wilton's Music Hall 12 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

China Plate presents a drama by Rachel Bagshaw and Chris Thorpe, in which one woman attempts to articulate her experience ...More

Free Concert: Squib-box
Concerts | On 19th March 2019 

St George The Martyr, Southwark 14 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

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My White Best Friend And Other Letters Left Unsaid
Theatre | Until 23rd March 2019 

The Bunker 16 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

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