Old Kings Head Pub, Southwark - King's Head Yard, Greater London, South East England, UK, SE1 1NA

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The closest pub to London Bridge tube is also the most down to earth. The OKH, like its more famous neighbour The George Inn, can be found down one of those ancient alleyways that branch like pili from Borough High Street — look for the hanging sign over the pathway. Inside, the main room looks like it's stuck in some former decade, with glossy paint finishes, peeling picture frames and a good old fashioned bar. You practically have to walk through the bar to get at the stairs, which lead up to a quirky function room with a penchant for Titanic memorabilia. Several groups use the room for monthly meetups, including the rather wonderful South East London Folklore Society. The beer choice is limited, but always well kept.
Location: King's Head Yard, Greater London SE1 1NA