Town of Ramsgate
“River Thames gem full of history”
LONDON E1, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS
Wood panelling, snob screens, leaded windows and a secluded terrace with views across the river; the oldest Thames-side pub makes the most of its heritage and setting. Tucked away amidst converted warehouses, the name recalls the days when fishermen from Ramsgate landed their fresh catches on nearby steps before heading off to market. Its robust past includes use by press-gangs and a visit by the ill-fated Captain Bligh on his way to view HMS Bounty. Today's guests are ensured a far more positive outcome, with traditional pub meals including a hand-made cheese and bacon burger; a sharing sausage platter with chips, Yorkshire pudding and gravy; chicken and leek pie; and lasagne.
- Children welcome
- Free Wifi
- Coach parties accepted
- Open all year
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About the area
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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