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10 of the best pubs in London

It’s impossible to imagine a London without pubs. Matt Brown, editor of Londonist, selects 10 of the capital’s finest drinking establishments, from the historic to the eccentric
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The Thames Path has no shortage of decent stop-offs, and this Rotherhithe mainstay packs in the history like no other. A pub has stood on the site since time immemorial, and certainly, when the Pilgrim Fathers set sail in their own Mayflower from a nearby mooring in 1620. The current building is 18th century, and looks every inch the traditional English pub with oak beams and wooden panelling. A fine (if pricey) dining room can be found upstairs, with impressive views of the Thames. Oh, and those standing on the outside decking at high tide: you may get wet.
117 Rotherhithe Street SE16, +44 (0)20-7237 4088

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10 of the best clubs in London

From warehouse rave spaces to sweaty basements, clubber and blogger Wil Troup selects the cream of London’s club scene
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The pick of the SE1 spread, Cable is located in a train arch underneath London Bridge station. A two-room affair, complete with slick production and a generous outdoor smoking terrace. If you want warehouse vibes and a flushing toilet this is your place. The excellent We Fear Silence promote some amazing line-ups on a Saturday, with Metalheadz, Sunday Best, Deviation and Buzzin’ Fly all holding regular parties showcasing everyone from Goldie to Ramadanman, and Fake Blood to Photek. Their shambolic Sunday morning after-hours club, Jaded, is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Crowd: serious clubbers, students.
33a Bermondsey Street Tunnel SE1, cable-london.com

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