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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

Railway Stations

 
Surrey Quays Overground Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
Canada Water Overground Station
 
23 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

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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 £105  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 £73  26% 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 £208  27% 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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23 Horsleydown Road, Bermondsey, Bankside, London SE1 | Same location as The Anchor Tap
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National Trust: George Inn, The George Inn Yard
London > Nightlife > Pubs
77 Borough High Street, Bankside, London SE1 | 12 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Borough High Street was once crammed full of old coaching inns, providing accommodation and refreshment to weary pilgrims, merchants and travellers on their way up from ... More
 
 
 
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London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
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
The founders of Sweet&Chilli, experts in cocktail research and creation, are behind this late night Bermondsey Street cocktail bar. Set in a Victorian ... More
 
 
 
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Hide Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
39-45 Bermondsey Street, SE1 | 5 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the International Wine & Spirit Centre on Bermondsey Street, a stone's throw from London Bridge, it comes as no ... More
 
 
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 3rd June to 31st August 2019
The Anchor Tap, 3 Potters Fields Park, SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
Reuniting the creative team who presented Julius Caesar at the Bridge in 2018, an immersive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Tower Bridge ...More
 
 
 
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Butlers Wharf Chop House: The Oyster Shack
London > Events > Foodie Events  Dates: 5th June to 31st August 2019
The Anchor Tap, The Butlers Wharf Building, 36e Shad Thames, Tower Bridge, Southwark, London SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
For summer 2019, riverside restaurant, Butlers Wharf Chop House, brings a taste of the seaside to the Thames with a special oyster pop-up. AtThe Oyster Shack ...More
 
 
 
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Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 7th August to 1st September 2019
The Anchor Tap, The Queen's Walk Bridge City, SE1 | 4 minutes from The Anchor Tap
The free open air theatre returns to The Scoop for its 16th year, presenting outdoor theatre every Wednesday to Sunday evening throughout the summer. Join Irish ...More
 
 
 
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Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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The Scoop at More London
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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Tower Bridge, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from The Anchor Tap
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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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110 The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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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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The Coal Shed
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Unit 3.1 One Tower Bridge, 4 Crown Square, SE1 | 2 minutes from The Anchor Tap
Named by Observer Food Monthly as one of the best places to eat in the UK, The Coal Shed in Brighton has also been recommended by ... 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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MoreYoga Tower Bridge
London > Leisure >
7 Horselydown Lane, SE1 | Same location as The Anchor Tap
Two years after launching its first studio in 2016 MoreYoga, which has studios across London, added this Tower Bridge space. The 14th yoga studio from the ... 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
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City Hall, The Queen's Walk, Bankside, London SE1 | 3 minutes from The Anchor Tap
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Tower of London
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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A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Foodie Events | Until 31st August 2019 

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For summer 2019, riverside restaurant, Butlers Wharf Chop House, brings a taste of the seaside to the Thames with a ...More

 
London Bridge City: Summer by the River
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Seasonal | Until 1st September 2019 

London Bridge 2 minutes walk from The Anchor Tap

London's largest free festival, the London Bridge City's Summer by the River transforms the riverside stretch into a summer hub ...More

 
Free Open Air Theatre at The Scoop
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This exhibition explores the processes and practices behind traditional textiles in Peru, which has long inspired fashion designers around the ...More

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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 Real: Three Propositions
Exhibitions | Until 25th August 2019 

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Contrasting work by painters Peter Dreher, Konrad Klapheck and Des Lawrence....More

Mary Poppins Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard
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It's the perfect pairing. London's best loved nanny gets her own Afternoon Tea at Aqua Shard, served on an umbrella ...More

 
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