“Tucked away Docklands’ treasure on the Thames” - AA Inspector
LONDON E14, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
In a wise move, Fuller's bought this rare surviving Thames-side pub a few years ago. It acquired its name when a cannon was fired to mark the 1802 opening of adjacent West India Import Dock (look for the whimsical cannonball hole in the pub sign). Allegedly, Lord Nelson often met Lady Hamilton here, although dockers were its mainstay until 1980. Deceptively small from the street, it's actually big enough to house a bar, formal restaurant, covered terrace and a discreet Gin Garden. Updated pub classics include rabbit loin wrapped in bacon; sea bream with polenta; braised shin of beef cobbler; and the appropriately named lamb cannon, all served by smart staff in white shirts, ties and black Gun aprons.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Closed: 2
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The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.
London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.
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