Halloween ain’t over yet. There is still time to have a grisly glass or two in one of these Hannibal-friendly watering holes. Just be careful you don’t lose a limb to the boozer-body snatchers.
1. King’s Arms – 2 Shepherd Market Mayfair West End W1J 7QB
The namesake of this pub may be ubiquitous, but the location makes it – Mayfair’s Shepherd’s Market, which was once a fertile ground of flesh pots.
2. Pig’s Ear – 35 Old Church Street, SW3 5BS
A rock n’roll gastro pub where you can tuck into lamb neck fillet and slow-cooked duck leg.
3. Elbow Room – 97-103 Curtain Road, EC2A 3BS
It’s not tennis elbow you’ll be at risk of in this US style pool hall, with branches in Shoreditch and Westbourne Grove.
4. Bull and Mouth – 31 Bloomsbury Way, WC1A 2SA
This Bloomsbury boozer has shut up shop and been transformed into the Ah King Chinese restaurant, but we still liked the name.
5. Hand in Hand – Wimbledon Common, London, SW19 4RQ
Let this low-ceilinged, cosy pub take you by the hand as you step back into 1835.
6. Bleeding Heart – Bleeding Heart Yard, 19 Greville Street, EC1N 8SJ
With a hit and miss menu, you won’t be dying to eat your heart out, but the wine list is to die for.
7. Cat’s Back (above)- 86-88 Point Pleasant London SW18 1PP
Grab your copy of Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats and settle down in this burnished bohemian den.
8. Bishop’s Finger – 9-10 West Smithfield, EC1A 9JR
We’ll steer clear of more explicit innuendos on this one, but with a choice of a dozen sausages and situated in the meat market vicinity, we’re sure you can be creative with the ketchup.
9. 93 Feet East – 150 Brick Lane, City of London, Greater London E1 6QL
Best foot forward at this fabulously funky venue that makes room for everything from alt.rock to psych pop.
10. The Cock Tavern, 27 Great Portland Street, W1W 8QE
This Fitzrovia boozer boasts some impressively large, ahem, bulbous lanterns.