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While many might dispute Tooting's place in a list of the 10 coolest places on the planet, its selection of pubs is certainly one of the best in London. The crowning glory of them all is the King's Head on Upper Tooting Road.
We've never seen a building quite like this one, at least from the outside. With scallops, anchors and porthole windows, we're dubbing the style baroque-around-the-dock.
The interior is similarly impressive. The partitioned spaces have made it onto CAMRA's National Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors. The whole thing is Grade II-listed.
Considering this a Greene King pub, the ale choice is surprisingly strong. Eight cask pumps are joined by a solid keg and bottle offering. The cocktail list should also be examined — with tipples for under a fiver, we were sorely tempted. Sadly, we didn't get to try the food.
If, for some reason, the partitioned interior is not to your taste, there's a large former-billiard room to the rear, as well as a beer garden.
Last updated August 2018.