Add a literary element to your next night out with our top picks of literary pubs where you can enjoy both a celebration of books and maybe a small glass of wine!
145 Fleet Street, on Wine Office Court, City of London, EC4A 2BU
The literary figures Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Alfred Tennyson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, G.K. Chesterton, P. G. Wodehouse and Dr. Johnson are all said to have been ‘regulars’, making Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese of London’s most famous literary haunts.
10 Northumberland St, St James’s WC2N 5DB
Traditional pub celebrating everything on the infamous Arthur Conan Doyle detective character. Enjoy Holmes-themed memorabilia, traditional pub grub and a Sherlock Holmes Birthday Party!
20 Norwood High Street, London SE27 9NR
Love books and music? Who doesn’t?! Browse the vast select of second hand, collectable books and vinyl collection at this fantastic converted old pub. A social hub, The Book and Record Bar hosts regular events with a licensed bar and guest DJ’s.
29 London Road, Tooting, London, SW17 9JR
Boutique Cinema – tick! Library themed dining room – tick! Delicious food and a variety of drinks – tick! This has LBSW lovers written all over it!
Something a little different….
337 Acton Mews, Hackney, London, E8 4EA
London’s first board game café and proclaimed ‘haven for gamer lovers’, Draughts adds an interesting dynamic to a normal evening at the pub!
310c Earls Ct Rd, Kensington, London SW5 9BA
Not actually literary themed but book an appointment at this 1920’s themed speakeasy and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a mobster world.
If all else fails….
Enjoy an interactive guided tour around London’s most famous haunts following the footsteps of literature!