Temple Lodge is a well-preserved Georgian listed building, once the home of the artist Sir Frank…
“Well-kept ales and family-friendly food”
LONDON SW15, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
This landmark pub occupies a lofty position on green and leafy Putney Common, close to the Thames. The beer garden is part of the common and the pub’s picnic benches are hotly contested by those in search of an alfresco lunch. A light, bright and airy interior belies the rather traditional look of the place; Timothy Taylor and Fuller’s are the pick of the beers. Meals are traditional favourites embracing salads, pasta, burgers, and shepherd’s pie. The extensive breakfast menu is popular with early morning dog walkers and cyclists; the New Yorker – a golden waffle with two fried eggs and crispy bacon rashers – will set you up for the day.
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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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