East London Pub Guide

East London Pub Guide


Regularly referred to as London’s hippest area, East London boasts an outstanding array of pubs. From traditional boozers to craft breweries, there really is something to cater for all tastes. Read our guide to the best locals in the neighbourhood.


The Axe

This Stoke Newington local may have only opened its doors in 2017, but it’s already cemented its place as a firm local favourite. It’s the perfect neighbourhood pub, with more than 60 beers on offer, as well as an impressive G&T, wine and cocktail list. 

Address: 18 Northwold Road, Stoke Newington, N16 7HR

Telephone: 020 7254 9559


People’s Park Tavern

Bordering Victoria Park, this buzzing pub is the ideal place to take you from day to night. During the day, you’ll find plenty of parkgoers enjoying a pint after a stroll. By night, crowds flock to enjoy the pub’s entertainment evenings that include quizzes, discos, comedy nights and sport.

Address: 360 Victoria Park Road, Victoria Park, E9 7BT

Telephone: 020 8533 0040



Sat in the heart of Broadway Market, this bustling pub is East London’s authority when it comes to Belgian beer. We recommend a visit on Saturday afternoon when the pub is buzzing due to the ever-popular Broadway Market. 

Address: 24-28 Broadway Market, London Fields, E8 4QJ



Located on the Hackney Road, Marksman offers a great selection of beer, both on tap and bottled. Its staff are always extremely welcoming and knowledgeable, plus, the pub was awarded Michelin Pub of the Year 2017, so the food’s not bad either. 

Address: 254 Hackney Road, Haggerston, E2 7SJ

Telephone: 020 7739 7393


Spurstowe Arms

Hidden away just off Wilton Way in London Lanes, Spurstowe Arms is a warm and lively destination. Full to the brim with historical décor, it’s one for interior design enthusiasts. Think stained glass windows, polished brass and taxidermy. Plus, the wine list is one to write home about.

Address: 68 Greenwood Road, Dalston, E8 1AB

Telephone: 020 7923 3115


Nelson’s Head

An old-school boozer, complete with a mock-Tudor exterior, patterned carpets, engraved mirrors and beer mats adorning the walls, Nelson’s Head is an East London institution. The pub also has a fine selection of beer from London breweries such as Five Points, Redemption and East London Brewing Company.  

Address: 32 Horatio Street, Bethnal Green, E2 7SB

Telephone: 020 7613 4434


The Prince

You may have guessed it; Stoke Newington excels in providing fantastic local boozers and The Prince is no exception to this rule. This free house is loaded with London-based breweries to work your way through. It also boasts a charming pub garden for summer months. 

Address: 59 Kynaston Road, Stoke Newington, N16 0EB

Telephone: 020 7043 5210


Sebright Arms

The Sebright Arms has many strings to its bow. It’s an established local pub, a live music venue, a champion of local breweries and offers outstanding comfort food courtesy of a long-standing relationship with Lucky Chip. What’s not to love?

Address: 34 Coate Street, Bethnal Green, E2 9AG

Telephone: 020 7729 0937


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