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Best reviewed pubs next to the top 15 busiest tube stations

Whether it’s for going for a drink after work or perhaps a meal before catching the last train home, we have put together the top 3 best-rated pubs for each of the top 15 busiest tube stations, and all are within a maximum of 7 minutes’ walk to each station.


1.  Stratford

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 25.07 million

Located six miles northeast of Charing Cross, in the borough of Newham in zones 2/3, you will find Stratford station. Home to the Olympic Park and Westfield Stratford City, this town in East London is served by the Central, Jubilee, DLR, London Overground and TfL Rail lines. The Abbey Tap, King Edward VII and The Bat and Ball are all within a 7-minute walking distance from Stratford’s Underground Station, and are rated the best in the area with Google Review Ratings of 4.1 or over.

Pub: The Abbey tap
Google Rating: 4.4/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 5
Website: https://www.craft-pubs.co.uk/the-abbey-tap-stratford 

Pub: King Edward VII
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 7
Website: https://www.kingeddies.co.uk/

Pub: The Bat and Ball
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 7
Website: https://www.thebatandball.com/ 


2. London Bridge

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 24.72 million 

Located two miles southwest of Charing Cross within the borough of Southwark, you will find London Bridge station. London Bridge station is on the Northern and Jubilee lines as well as being a stop for the Southern, Southeastern and Thameslink trains.  Home to The Shard and HMS Belfast, it’s a popular destination spot for tourists, as well as London professionals and commuters. The top-rated pubs in close proximity are The Bermondsey Bierkeller, Market Porter and The Redwood Sports Bar and Kitchen; they are all within 4 minutes’ walk of London Bridge station and all score at least a 4.1 on Google Reviews.

Pub: Bermondsey Bierkeller
Google Rating: 4.5/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.bermondseybierkeller.co.uk/

Pub: The Market Porter
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.themarketporter.co.uk/

Pub: The Redwood Sports Bar
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://redwoodsportspub.com/


 3. Victoria

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 22.95 million  Located one mile southwest of Charing Cross, within the City of Westminster, you will find Victoria. Home to Victoria Coach Station and Apollo Victoria, Victoria Station serves the Victoria, Circle and District lines, as well as Southeastern and Southern trains. Here you will find Brass Monkey, The Victoria and The Willow Walk pubs, which all score a minimum of 4.0 on Google Reviews, and are within a 5-minute walk of Victoria’s underground station.

Pub: Brass Monkey
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 5
Website: https://brassmonkeylondon.co.uk/

Pub: The Victoria
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/victoria/?utm_source=g_places&utm_medium=locations&utm_campaign=

Pub: The Willow Walk
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 1
Website: https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/london/the-willow-walk-victoria


4.  Kings Cross St Pancras

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 18.84 million  One mile north of Charing Cross, in the borough of Camden, you will find Kings Cross St Pancras. Kings Cross St Pancras serves the Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, Victoria and Northern lines on the underground, therefore making Kings Cross St Pancras the busiest interchange across the network. The station also serves Thameslink, LNER, Great Northern and Grand Central Railway trains. Home to international high speed rail Eurostar and Harry Potter’s platform 9 ¾ too, it’s a busy station for commuters and tourists alike. You will find The Parcel Yard, The Fellow and The Lighterman, all with a minimum of 4.0 stars on Google and all within a 6-minute walking distance.

Pub: The Parcel Yard
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://www.parcelyard.co.uk/

Pub: The Fellow
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: https://www.thefellow.co.uk/

Pub: The Lighterman
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: https://www.thelighterman.co.uk/


5.       Waterloo

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 16.62 million 

Just over the river from Charing Cross situated within the borough of Lambeth, you will find Waterloo. The Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City lines run through here, as well as the main station being the start and the end of journeys for Southwestern Railway. In fact, Waterloo is most famous for being Britain’s largest station. The three top pubs you will find here are the Vaulty Towers, The Duke of Sussex and The Fire Station, all scoring a minimum of 4.1 out of 5 on Google and all within a 6-minute walking distance to the station.

Pub: Vaulty Towers Waterloo
Google Rating: 4.5/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: https://www.vaultytowers.london/

Pub: The Duke of Sussex
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://www.dukeofsussex.co.uk/

Pub: The Fire Station
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://thefirestationwaterloo.com/


6.       Liverpool Street

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 16.27 million 

Three miles east of Charing Cross you will find Liverpool Street Station. Famous for its tall skyscrapers such as The Gherkin, Liverpool Street Station is served by Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan and Central lines, as well as the East Anglian, Great Eastern and Stansted Express trains that primarily serve the east of England. The Lord Aberconway, Dirty Dicks and The Astronomer are the highest rated pubs nearby, all rated at least a 4.0 on Google reviews and all within a 4-minute walking distance from Liverpool Street underground station. 

Pub: The Astronomer
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://www.theastronomerpub.co.uk/

Pub: The Lord Aberconway
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/thelordaberconwayliverpoolstreetlondon

Pub: Dirty Dicks
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 1
Website: https://www.dirtydicks.co.uk/


7. Finsbury Park

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 15.82 million

Finsbury Park is located four miles northeast of Charing Cross in the borough of Haringey. Famous for its concerts and events in Finsbury Park, Finsbury Park underground station is served by the Victoria and Piccadilly lines, as well as being on the East Coast Mainline, which is served by Thameslink and Great Northern trains. The BlackStock, The Twelve Pins, and The World’s End are the top pubs within a 7-minute walking distance from Finsbury Parks’ underground station, all scoring a minimum of 4.0 on Google reviews.

Pub: The Twelve Pins
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://the-twelve-pins.business.site/

Pub: The BlackStock
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: http://blackstockpub.com/food-and-drink

Pub: The World’s End
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 7
Website: https://www.worldsendfinsburypark.com/


8. Vauxhall

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 15.46 million  Located in the borough of Lambeth, just over one mile south of Charing Cross, Vauxhall is famous for its LGBTQ+ nightlife, Vauxhall Park and St George Wharf. Vauxhall is served by the Victoria line as well as being on the Southwest Mainline which runs from Waterloo to Weymouth. The Royal Oak, The Beehive and The Black Dog are the top-rated pubs nearby, all being awarded at least a 4.0 on Google reviews and within a 6-minute walk from Vauxhall underground station.

Pub: The Black Dog
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://theblackdogvauxhall.com/

Pub: The Royal Oak
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://beinvauxhall.com/venues/the-royal-oak/

Pub: The Beehive
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: http://www.thebeehivepub.co.uk/


9. Oxford Circus 

 Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 16.6 million

Served by the Central, Victoria and Bakerloo lines, Oxford Circus sits within the City of Westminster, just under one mile northwest of Charing Cross. Oxford Circus is most famous for its shopping offering on Oxford Street, which attracts an estimated 500,000 pedestrians every single day. Adam and Eve, The Argyll Arms and The Phoenix are all top-rated pubs that have scored at least a 4.0 on their reviews, and all offer nothing more than a 6-minute walk from Oxford Circus underground station.

Pub: The Argyll Arms
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 1
Website:https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/theargyllarmsoxfordcircuslondon

Pub: The Phoenix
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website:  https://www.phoenixcavendishsquare.co.uk/

Pub: Adam and Eve
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: https://www.theadamandevew1.co.uk/


10. Barking

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 14.29 million

The eastern terminus of the Hammersmith and City, London Overground and District lines lies Barking. This station is also operated by c2c services. Located in the borough of Barking and Dagenham, just over nine miles east of Charing Cross, this east London town is famous for Barking Abbey. The Victoria, Kings Lounge and The Barking Dog are all within a 7-minute walk from Barking underground station, and all have at least 3.9 stars on Google.

Pub: The Victoria
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 7
Website: https://whatpub.com/pubs/ESW/10984/victoria-barking

Pub: Kings Lounge
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.kings-lounge.com/

Pub: The Barking Dog
Google Rating: 3.9/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 1
Website: https://www.jdwetherspoon.com/pubs/all-pubs/england/essex/the-barking-dog-barking


11. Canary Wharf

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 13.36 million

Located in Tower Hamlets, five miles east of Charing Cross, Canary Wharf is famous for being a business district. The UK’s third tallest building, One Canada Square, also calls here its home. Canary Wharf is served by the Jubilee line and the DLR (Docklands Light Railway), which connects central, east and southeast London. BrewDog Pub, The Henry Addington and Rocket Canary Wharf are the top-rated pubs, all within a 5-minute walk of Canary Wharf’s underground station, and all are rated at least a 4.1 on Google.

Pub: BrewDog Canary Wharf
Google Rating: 4.4/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.brewdog.com/uk/bars/uk/brewdog-canary-wharf

Pub: The Henry Addington
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 5
Website:https://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/restaurants/london/thehenryaddingtoncanarywharflondon

Pub: Rocket Canary Wharf
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d1989640-Reviews-Rocket_Canary_Wharf-London_England.html


12.  Brixton

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 12.74 million 

Also in the borough of Lambeth, three miles south of Charing Cross, you will find Brixton. The final southern stop on the Victoria line and a stop on the Southeastern rail service, Brixton is famous for its Brixton Market and is also home to Electric Avenue. Taproom Brixton, The Prince Albert and BrewDog Brixton are the best rated pubs nearby; all have at least a 4.1 star rating and are all situated within a 5-minute walk away from Brixton’s underground station.

Pub: Taproom Brixton
Google Rating: 4.7/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 5
Website: https://www.wearetaproom.co.uk/

Pub: BrewDog Brixton
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://www.brewdog.com/uk/bars/uk/brewdog-brixton

Pub: The Prince Albert
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/prince-albert/


13. Paddington 

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 11.42 million
Located within the City of Westminster, two miles northwest of Charing Cross you will find Paddington. Famous for its station and the terminus of Great Western Railway, this underground is served by the Circle, District and Bakerloo lines. The Sawyers Arms, Sussex Arms and The Pride of Paddington are all within a 3-minute walk to Paddington’s underground station and have all received at least a 4.0 out of 5 from Google reviews.

Pub: The Sussex Arms
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Restaurant_Review-g186338-d3331078-Reviews-Sussex_Arms-London_England.html

Pub: Sawyers Arms
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 2
Website: https://www.greeneking-pubs.co.uk/pubs/greater-london/sawyers-arms/

Pub: The Pride of Paddington
Google Rating: 4.0/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.theprideofpaddington.co.uk/


14. Canning Town

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 10.55 million    Like Stratford, Canning Town is located within the borough of Newham, roughly seven miles east of Charing Cross. Located just 3 stops away from London City Airport, Canning Town serves the Jubilee line as well as being the interchange to the Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal stations on the DLR. Streeties, The Princess Alexandra and Charlie’s Bar London are the top-rated nearby pubs, all within a 5-minute walk from Canning Town’s underground station, all receiving at least 4.2 stars out of 5 on Google.

Pub: Charlie’s Bar London
Google Rating: 4.5/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs-bars/bars/4511-charlies-bar

Pub: The Princess Alexandra
Google Rating: 4.4/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 3
Website: https://www.allinlondon.co.uk/clubs-bars/pubs/5183-the-princess-alexandra

Pub: Streeties
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 5
Website: https://streeties-establishment-poi.business.site/


15. Walthamstow Central

Number of passengers entering and exiting the station in 2020: 10.44 million   Located in the borough of Waltham Forest, 7.5miles northeast of Charing Cross, Walthamstow Central is the northern terminus for the Victoria line and sits in zone 3. The station also serves the London Overground and is on the Lea Valley line too. Walthamstow Central is famous for its Walthamstow Market, the longest market in Europe. The Chequers Pub, Goose Walthamstow and The Collab are all within a 6-minute walking distance from the underground station, and all have at least a 3.9 out of 5 stars on Google.

Pub: The Collab
Google Rating: 4.5/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 4
Website: https://www.thecollablondon.com/

Pub: The Chequers Pub
Google Rating: 4.2/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 6
Website: http://chequerse17.com/

Pub: Goose Walthamstow
Google Rating: 3.9/5
Walk time from the station (mins): 1
Website: https://www.greatukpubs.co.uk/goosewalthamstow


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*Busiest tube station stats from https://www.statista.com/statistics/412735/busiest-london-underground-stations/