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Sovereign of the Seas

Wetherspoons pub with real ale, cider and food. Latest check 16 August 2016.

Location

109 - 111 Queensway, Petts Wood
BR5 1DG Orpington , KEN
Kent GB
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Chandos

A peaceful retreat from Trafalgar Square courtesy of Sam Smiths. Real ale and food. Check out the animated figure of a cooper at roof level. Latest check 8 September 2016.

Location

60 Chandos Place
WC2N 4HG London
GB
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St. Stephen's Tavern

Opposite Parliament with Badger real ales and food. Sadly, the tourists have found it.

Location

10 Bridge Street Westminster
SW1A 2JR London
GB
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Willow Walk

A Wetherspoons pub with real ale and food. Latest check 18 May 2016.

Location

25 Wilton Road Victoria
SW1V 1LJ London
GB
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Wetherspoons

A quiet refuge above the hubub of the station. Real ale and food. Latest check 11 May 2017.

Location

Victoria Station
SW1V 1JT London
GB
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Liberty Bounds

A Wetherspoons pub with real ale, real cider and food. A welcome escape from the Tower of London. Latest check 29 March 2017.

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15 Trinity Square
EC3N 4AA London , LND
London GB
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Rising Sun

A Sam Smiths house with real ale and food. Latest check 19 December 2016.

Location

38 Cloth fair
EC1A 7JQ London , LND
London GB
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Crown & Sugarloaf

A Sam Smiths pub with no food or real ale but still a haven of peace. Once part of the nearby (and incredibly noisy) Punch Tavern. Closed Sundays. Latest check 14 July 2016.

Location

26 Bride Lane
EC4Y 8DT London , LND
London GB
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Cock

A Sam Smiths pub with real ale and food. Latest check 18 July 2016.

Location

27 Great Portland Street
W1W 8QE London
GB
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Wagamama

No longer free of piped music in all branches at all times, very hard surfaces make this a noisy chain. Only for the quickest of meals, therefore.

Location

30 Kensington Street
BN1 4AJ Brighton
GB
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