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  • Writer's picturePeter Berthoud

London Pubs in the 1920s

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

These beautiful photos of London pubs all date from around 1926.


These are London pubs, as our grandparents and great-grandparents enjoyed them. Many still look remarkably similar today, nearly 100 years since the images were captured.


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The Grenadier, Wilton Mews, Belgravia.

The Grenadier, Wilton Mews, Belgravia.


Williamson's Tavern, Groveland Court, City

Williamson's Tavern, Groveland Court, City.


Dirty Dick's, Sweedland Court, Bishopsgate, City.

Dirty Dick's, Sweedland Court, Bishopsgate, City.


The Tiger Tavern on Tower Hill.

The Tiger Tavern, Tower Hill.


Five Pubs in Highgate and Hampstead: The Old Bull and Bush, Hampstead. The Flask, Highgate. Jack Straws Castle, Hampstead. The Old Angel in Highgate. The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead.


The George and Vulture, off Cornhill, City.

The George and Vulture, off Cornhill, City.


First floor Grill Room of The Cock, overlooking Fleet Street.

First floor Grill Room of The Cock, overlooking Fleet Street.


The Devereux, City, Temple.

The Devereux, Temple, City.


The Bird in the Hand in Conduit Court, between Floral Street and Long Acre.

The Bird in the Hand in Conduit Court, between Floral Street and Long Acre.


The Axe, Three Nuns Court, City.

The Axe, Three Nuns Court, City.


Five Pubs by The River: The London Apprentice, Isleworth. The Ship Inn, Greenwich. The Grapes, Limehouse. The Crown and Sceptre Inn at Greenwich. The Doves, Chiswick, terrace and main door.


Ye Olde Watling within the oldest house in Cordwainer Ward in the City of London

Ye Olde Watling within the oldest house in Cordwainer Ward in the City of London.


Olde Dr. Butler's Head, Masons Avenue, City.

Olde Dr. Butler's Head, Masons Avenue, City.


The Running Footman, Charles Street, Mayfair.

The Running Footman, Charles Street, Mayfair.


Four Photos of Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese , City: Steps in the cellars, The Chop Room, the Entrance in Wine Office Court, the Cellar Bar.


The Old Bell, St Bride's Churchyard, City.

The Old Bell, St Bride's Churchyard, City.


The Green Man, Putney Heath.

The Green Man, Putney Heath.


Ye Olde Mitre, Hatton Garden.

Ye Olde Mitre, Hatton Garden.


The Two Brewers at Perry Hill.

The Two Brewers at Perry Hill.


The George Inn, Southwark.

The George Inn, Southwark.

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