If you’re in the mood to soak up a little history whilst in London then head to Greenwich, I recommend getting the boat along from central London which treats you to a better view of some of London’s most famous landmarks such as the Tower of London and Canary Wharf. Once in Greenwich you’re spoilt for choice, from the newly restored Cutty Sark which is the last remaining boat of its kind to the Observatory at the top of the hill you’ll find a welcome resting spot in the Trafalgar Tavern. Being able to count Charles Dickens and William Gladstone as past punters, this pub has been at the forefront of Britain’s naval history since 1837.
The pub stands proudly on the bank of the river Thames, unlike most other riverside pubs which are only really enjoyable if you’re able to stand out in the sun to actually get a view of the river, there are quite a few tables in the pub which almost jut out on to the water so you have an unspoilt view. The pub doesn’t rely on its settings either, inside the walls are generously decorated with paintings and old photos of the area and pub throughout the years, there is a log fire and the pub is full of original features, even the food hails back to its past, serving the best whitebait which it has been serving since they used to catch the tiny fish in the Thames itself!