Anchor Bankside

Anchor Bankside

The Anchor Bankside is an historic pub that is extremely popular with London tourists. The pub is located on the south bank of The Thames. The historical prestige of the Anchor Bankside dates back to the Great Fire of London in 1666 as the pub provided the location from which the diarist Samuel Pepys watched the Great Fire rage across the other side of The Thames. The pub is also associated with the legendary Samuel Johnson. As such it is one of the popular London attractions with those tourists with a keen interest in London's history.
The Anchor Bankside contains several bars; a restaurant; a fish and chip shop; and a roof terrace, which provides terrific views across The Thames to The City. This pub’s popularity with London tourists ensures that it is usually extremely busy.       
Despite all the architectural additions and work that has been carried out on the Anchor Bankside, the pub retains its centuries-old charm and a drink here is a must for any visitors to the city with an interest in historic London. 

Nearest Tube/Railway Station

London Bridge (Jubilee Line; Northern Line)


London Borough of Southwark



Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday: 11:00am to 11:00pm
Thursday to Saturday: 11:00am to 12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm to 11:00pm

Address / Contact Details

The Anchor, 34 Park Street, Bank End, Southwark, London SE1 9EF   
020 7407 1577 

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Official website - Anchor Bankside