Come summertime crowds flock to the waters of Rotherhithe, the home of The Mayflower inn - a pub that's almost afloat it's so close to the water.
Steeped in a seafaring history, The Mayflower boasts ownership of a small, but significant, slice of England's mighty maritime past. Captain Christopher Jones moored his ship nearby before sailing to America with the Pilgrim Fathers. Legend claims he washed down a pint at the pub before and after his voyage.
A wonderful timbered terrace stretching out over the water, supports contented punters as they sip beer, sunbathe, socialise and listen to the gently lapping water washing against the jetty. On very hot days a light breeze blows off the river giving a distinctly continental feel to the place. With a fine selection of real ales including Greene King and Abbot, this pub is a scrumptious setting for a summer's day. Arrive early if you want to beat the almighty throng of sun-worshippers that will descend on the sought-after terrace.
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265 Rotherhithe Street, SE16 | 17 minutes from The Mayflower
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5 Elephant Lane, Rotherithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 3 minutes from The Mayflower
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London > Attractions > Museums
Railway Avenue, Rotherhithe, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from The Mayflower
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Tunnel Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 1 minute from The Mayflower
This historic landmark was the first ever tunnel to be burrowed under a navigable river. Digging began in 1825 under Marc Brunel. He invented and ... More
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, Wapping Wall, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Mayflower
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75 Wapping High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1W | 6 minutes from The Mayflower
Extremely popular local diner in the American style, with child-friendly service, excellent steaks, delicious side orders and an atmosphere of contented enjoyment. Lilly's supports local traders ... More
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