One of my favourite London pubs, the Anchor sits between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and the Financial Times building on London’s South Bank with a large terrace area looking directly out over the Thames.
Inside it is a labyrinth of staircases and small rooms with two bars, numerous restaurant rooms and an upstairs terrace.
The pub is best enjoyed on a sunny summer day (it can get very busy) but even in the rain the interior provides a comfortable old-fashioned feel.
Solid London pub-grub is served with large roasts featuring heavily and the choice and quality of beer is usually good.
The pub featured in one of Tom Cruise’s “Mission Impossible” films and was also the spot from which Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire of London spread. [more ]