Hello, my husband and I will be in London Aug 8 - 11 this year. We will be staying at the DoubleTree by Hilton - Tower of London but plan on seeing everything possible. It is my 1st trip to London and his 3rd. We both love the pub culture and style and plan on having most meals and most pit-stops in Pubs as we sightsee. I know there are 1,000+ pubs out there but what would you suggest are the MUST-SEE pubs (in terms of decor, history, food, charm, and drinks) in the touristy areas (Mayfair, Soho, Tower of London area, Westminster, Covent Gardens etc)
I found a fun website many of you lkely know: http://www.pubs.com/. After reading about 10 of the articles on there it seems the makers of this site favorite these Pubs: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese; George Inn; The Lamb and Flag; The Black Friar; Red Lion; Princess Louise; Argyll Arms; Dog & Duck; The Prospect of Whitby; Salisbury; Harp and Nags Head. What are your views?!?!?! I will look up all suggestions!! We will likely map out where all the best pubs are on our map so we can take breaks and see at least a dozen of them in our 4 days/ 3 nights.