THE STORY OF The Southwark Tavern

Dating back to the 1800s, The Southwark Tavern is steeped in history, housed in what used to be a debtors prison with old cells now transformed into snug booths.  Proudly perched on the corner of Southwark Street and Stoney Street, this sumptuous Victorian pub is one of the area’s most established watering holes and enduringly popular with local workers, residents and visitors to London.  

The pub’s stunning Victorian tiled frontage with ornate leaded windows gives more than a nod to a byegone era, whilst the interior blends period features with contemporary touches, boasting an open fire for those chiller days. A multitude of cosy booths and comfy seating offer the ideal spot to relax, socialise and enjoy your favourite tipple whilst soaking up the atmosphere of this unique London local.  

The Southwark Tavern occupies a prime spot on the edge of Borough Market, surrounded by the rich cultural heritage of London’s fascinating Bankside area, just a stone’s throw from the Golden Hinde, the Shard and HMS Belfast. A few moments’ stroll from London Bridge station, it is within easy reach of the rest of the capital and a great stop-off point for relaxation and refreshment following a day’s sight-seeing, a stroll round the Market or a visit to Bankside’s iconic cultural attractions.

Drawing in a diverse clientele, The Southwark Tavern reflects the relaxed and leisurely vibe of its surrounding neighbourhood and holds the authenticity of a true British local close to its heart.