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Taking pity on all those who dislike football or think that the vuvuzela is this biggest threat to mankind since Crazy Frog, our friends at Fancyapint have put together a list of top pubs in which you can sip your beer in peace and quiet.
- Ye Olde Mitre Tavern (Farringdon, London)
Friendly old pub hidden down an alley on the edge of the City with great beers.
- The Grapes (Limehouse, London)
Narrow pub with a small terrace on the river, great food and beer.
- Windsor Castle (Marble Arch, London)
Eccentric pub with great beer, Thai food and lots of knicknacks.
- Colton Arms (Hammersmith, London)
Villagey local which closes in the afternoon - brilliant hideaway.
- Southampton Arms (Tufnell Park, London)
A new favourite hideaway with great pub snacks and huge selection of beer and cider.
- The Victoria (Lancaster Gate, London)
Fine Victorian pub within spitting distance of Hyde Park with well-kept beers and friendly locals.
- The Royal Oak (Borough, London)
Harvey's only outpost in the Smoke with decent pub grub and their range of beers.
- Earl Ferrers (Streatham, London)
Excellent local with regional beers and decent food.
- King Charles I (King's Cross, London)
Compact pub making a name for itself in the wilds of King's Cross.
- Princess Louise (Holborn, London)
Award-wining Sam Smith's pub not far from Oxford Street.
- Bricklayers Arms (Putney, London)
Timothy Taylor's outpost in London with a range of beers not seen anywhere else.
- The Antelope (Belgravia, London)
Cricket-obsessed pub in Belgravia beer and 'sausage on a stick'.
- Lamb (Gray's Inn Road, London)
An old favourite, this genial Young's pub is a retreat from the World.
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