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The Trafalgar is definitely up there as one of London's most famous pubs. It was built on the site of an older pub in 1837, the year Victoria came to the throne, and retains something of its period. The mild yellow exterior looks every inch the seafront guest house with curvy balconies, ironmongery and union flags. Inside, too, it keeps itself presentable with wooden panelled walls, tastefully framed watercolours and sturdy furniture. If, for some reason, you have a Nelson phobia, this is definitely not the pub for you, as golden Horatio features on almost every wall.
The pub's fame, riverside setting and closeness to central Greenwich mean that it's often bustling, but is large enough to accommodate the crowds. A comfortable drinking area and sizeable dining room take up the ground floor, and there's a function space upstairs, plus many, many tables outdoors.
The drinking options are excellent if you like wine, merely decent for beer sippers. The food menu sounds mouth-watering, but is also a little pricey for a pub. The thing to do is order a traditional plate of whitebait — once among the greatest tourist attractions of Greenwich — which will set you back £8.50.
Last updated September 2018.