The Scolt Head is the local that every person dreams they had, unless you live in De Beauvoir of course, in which case it’s the local you’ve got. Lucky you. This is a properly good pub that’s always full of families, fellas and friends. The front garden is surrounded by trees which makes it feel more like a country pub than one in the capital. The food here is classic and very well done - it’s a pate, pies, and Eton mess kind of a situation - and will ensure you’ll more than likely spend the day here if you nab a table outside. One of the best around.
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Satan’s Whiskers is a hip hop heavy cocktail bar in Bethnal Green, ideal for the start of a late night, or a date night.
Sodo Pizza Cafe
Sodo is a pizza restaurant on the Upper Clapton Road in Hackney, serving some of the best sourdough pizzas in London.
Chick ‘N’ Sours
The Haggerston branch of Chick ‘n’ Sours is the original, and still the best. Come here for cocktails and disco wings, and leave happy.
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The Union Tavern
The Union Tavern is just west of Little Venice, and though it doesn’t have the best pub food, it does have one London’s best canal-side terraces.
Do old-school pubs still exist? They definitely do at The Pineapple, a Kentish Town drinking den with a lovely conservatory.
The Swan is the best pub in the Bankside area for a drink with a view of the river. It’s never too rammed, and there are tables outside, too.
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