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Most popular oldest Pubs in East London


Pubs in London is a favourite pass time. People have been gathering at local pubs to enjoy after-work drinks and discuss critical political matters for hundreds of the years. There is a great beer culture in London, and beer played an essential role in the early economy of London. East London is a part of London known to be modern and attracts a younger and artistic crowd. There is a buzzing nightlife in this part of the city. Some of the best restaurants near Finsbury square serve the best craft beer in town, but nothing beats the feeling of being in an old English pub beer barrels strategically appointed to form part of the bars deco. These are some of the oldest pubs in East London. 


The Blind Beggar

This historic pub dates back to the 1960s, and it is the place where the infamous gangster Ronnie Kray shot and killed his rival. This pub is also notable for being the former brewery tap o the Manns which was where the first brown ale was brewed. There is an indoor and outdoor seating area where you can enjoy a wide selection of drinks paired with delicious food. 

Address: 337 Whitechapel Rd, Shadwell, London E1 1BU, United Kingdom

Opening Hours: Sun – Thu 11 am-12 pm, Fri and Sat 11 am -12 am


Golden Hearts Spitalfields

Located in the Spitalfields Arts Market, you will find this hidden gem dating back over several decades. The pub attracts the art crowd of Shoreditch with the 70-year-old + lady still serving drinks behind the bar. If you would like to hear stories of days in the war and enjoy a historical experience then head over to this pub on the busy commercial street. Montcalm Royal London House Spa is located within easy reach from the pub. 

Address: 110 Commercial St, Spitalfields, London E1 6LZ, United Kingdom

Opening Hours: Mon-Satat 11 am – 11 pm, Sun 12 pm – 10:30 am 


The Carpenters Arms

Another one in Shoreditch is the Carpenters Arms. This classic bar offers a wide range of beers from across the globe, and they serve delicious comfort food in the intimate and modest setting. The bar is open seven days a week, and they serve anything from house wine and beers to top international brands and classic cocktails. Visitors can expect to find a comprehensive menu of pub grub. 

Address: 73 Cheshire St, London E2 6EG, United Kingdom

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 4pm – 11:30pm, Fri and Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 12pm – 10:30pm


Prospect of Whitby

The Prospect of Whitby is a historic public house on the banks of the Thames at Wapping in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It is said to being the site of the oldest riverside tavern, dating from around 1520. Guests staying at any of the hotels near Liverpool street station can head over to this pub to immerse themselves a part of history.

Address: 57 Wapping Wall, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 3SH, United Kingdom

Opening Hours: Mon – Thu 12 pm – 11 pm, Fri and Sat 12 pm – 12 am, Sun 12 pm – 10:30 pm