London’s 10 Best Family Friendly Pubs
During your family vacation in London, do you want to visit a traditional English pub? You may be worried about taking your children into a smoky bar filled with loud adults, but that’s an outdated image. Today, many of London’s better pubs are family friendly and kid friendly. In fact, most family friendly pubs provide kids’ menus and even children’s play facilities. Here’s a list of the 10 best family friendly pubs near me.
At the end of this article is a map showing the location of the Pubs. You can click on each map marker to see the name and get Google Map directions to each pub.
The Latchmere in Battersea
This kid friendly pub near Battersea Park not only provides a healthy children’s menu, but it also features a garden area with toys where your children can run wild. A recent refurbishment of its interior means that you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere in the Latchmere inspired by its Victorian roots. The menu features locally sourced ingredients and British traditional dishes, like Scotch eggs and black pudding.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – midnight, and Sunday 11am – 10.30pm.
Public transport: Battersea Park is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £6.50 – £12.00, Sides £3.00 – £4.50, and Kids £5 – £8.
Bookings: Call 020 8761 9008 or visit their website.
Kids menu: A dedicated kids’ menu just for children offering large or small servings for different ages.
Kids activities: Play garden with toys.
Why I like it: This pub doesn’t just tolerate kids. It actively encourages you to bring them.
The Rosendale in West Dulwich
This child friendly pub in West Dulwich features a beer garden with an attached children’s play area. Your kids will love clambering over the climbing frame or playing boules or table tennis. For toddlers, they have ride-on toys. Inside the Rosendale, you’ll find high chairs, crayons, and coloring books.
The Rosendale features a variety of British Ales and traditional pub fare. They have gained a deservedly high reputation for their food, with meat and other ingredients sourced locally.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 11am – 1am, and Sunday 11am – 10.30pm.
Public transport: West Dulwich Park is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £11.50 – £22.50, Sides £3.00 – £4.50, and Kids £5 – £8.
Bookings: Call 020 7223 3549 or visit their website.
Kids menu: The Rosendale offers a kids’ menu with large or small servings to suit different ages.
Kids activities: Play area with boules, table tennis, table football, and a climbing frame.
Why I like it: This pub is a kids’ paradise with more activities than the average playground.
The Greyhound in Sydenham
After a recent refurbishment, the Greyhound in Sydenham has become an especially child friendly pub. Not only do they provide highchairs for babies, but they offer changing facilities, too.
Adults will appreciate their range of cask ales, craft beers, and fine wines. The Greyhound is noted for its adventurous menu, with traditional British food such as bubble & squeak offered alongside more exotic options, like confit duck & pistachio terrine and Cajun-spiced halloumi wrap.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday noon – 11pm, Friday noon – midnight – Saturday 11am – midnight, and Sunday noon – 11pm.
Address: 313-315 Kirkdale, London SE26 4QB
Public transport: Sydenham is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £11.00 – £20.00, Sides £3.50 – £4.50, and Kids £5.95 – £7.95.
Bookings: Call 020 8659 0231 or visit their website.
Kids menu: The Greyhound offers a traditional kids’ menu, with children’s favorites like fish fingers and sausages.
Why I like it: This pub provides a warm and comfortable environment for family meals.
People’s Park Tavern in Hackney
This family friendly pub and craft brewery backing onto Victoria Park in Hackney is a great place to take the whole family for a delicious meal. Victoria Park, known locally as the People’s Park, is a children’s paradise where they can run free. But the People’s Park Tavern itself provides a safe garden for children to play fitted with an Astro surface to soften their landing during more boisterous play sessions.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday noon – midnight, Friday – Saturday noon – 2am, and Sunday noon – midnight.
Address: 360 Victoria Park Rd, London E9 7BT
Public transport: Hackney Wick is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £11.50 – £14.50, Sides £4.00 – £6.50, and Kids £6.50.
Bookings: Call 020 8533 0040 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Children’s favorites, like mini cheeseburger or sausages or fish fingers with fries.
Kids activities: Soft surface garden for play and a public park nearby.
Why I like it: This pub is in an excellent location for after-meal walks in the park. They also feature lots of special events you can find out about from their website.
The Florence in Herne Hill
The beer garden in this family-friendly pub opposite Brockwell Park includes a special children’s play area. And if it’s raining, bring your kids inside the Florence for activity sheets in the Baby and Toddler’s Room or to eat from their special children’s menu.
Adults will also appreciate their on-site brewery and craft beers. With its comfy booths and antique railway clock, the Florence provides a homely yet fashionable ambiance. Alongside its own range of craft beers, the Florence also offers a good variety of draught and bottled beer. Locals come here for their high-quality food focused on world dishes.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 11.30am – midnight, Friday 11.30am – 1am – Saturday 11am – 1am, and Sunday 11am – midnight.
Public transport: Hearne Hill is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £13.50 – £17.50, Sides £3.50 – £4.00, and Kids £5.00 – £7.00.
Bookings: Call 020 7326 4987 or visit their website.
Kids menu: A great range including boiled egg and soldiers (slices of bread for dipping), lasagna, and pizza.
Kids activities: Children’s outside play area, interior Baby & Toddler’s Room, and activity sheets.
Why I like it: This kid-friendly pub offers all you need to entertain your children come sun or rain.
The Bull in Shepherd’s Bush
This family-friendly pub can be found on the southern terrace of the Westfield Shopping Center. Despite its quirky, colorful and modern décor, the Bull provides traditional British pub fare, such as beer-battered fish & chips served alongside craft ales. Their kids’ menu is comprehensive, including a traditional Sunday roast. After work on a Friday, the Bull features a live DJ until midnight.
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am – 11pm, Friday – Saturday 8am – midnight, and Sunday 9.30am – 11pm.
Public transport: Shepherd’s Bush is the closest railway station and underground station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £12.50 – £25.50, Sides £4.00, and Kids £5.00 – £7.00.
Bookings: Call 020 8819 8903 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Very traditional British range including fish & chips and bangers & mash (sausage and mashed potatoes).
Why I like it: This child friendly pub is a great place to enjoy traditional British food in comfort.
The Eagle in Hammersmith
This kid friendly pub in Hammersmith has a wonderful beer garden with swinging benches and multicolored beanbags for the kids. The garden even features its own bar and burger shack. The Eagle also provides a dedicated kids menu with all their favorites. The locals flock here to watch sports on the two large flat-screen TVs that show cricket, football, and rugby.
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday noon – 11pm, Thursday 11am – midnight, Friday – Saturday noon – midnight, and Sunday noon – 10.30pm.
Public transport: Goldhawk Road Tube Station is the closest underground station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £12.50 – £18.50, Sides £4.00 – £4.50, and Kids £6.00 – £7.00.
Bookings: Call 020 8746 0046 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Traditional British food, like pigs in blankets (pork sausages wrapped in bacon) and fish & chips.
Kids activities: Garden and beanbags.
Why I like it: The colorful and relaxed beer garden makes the Eagle a very special place for all the family to eat and drink.
The Stag in Hampstead Heath
Not only does the Stag boast an amazing roof terrace, but it also features one of the best beer gardens in London. Beer connoisseurs come here for the 24 varieties of draught beer on offer. But its gourmet food is the main reason that the Stag is one of the most popular pubs in the capital.
Address: 67 Fleet Road, London NW3 2QU
Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday noon – 11pm, Friday – Saturday noon – midnight, and Sunday noon – 10.30pm.
Public transport: Hampstead Heath is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £15.00 – £17.50, Sides £3.50, and Kids £5.00 but £9.50 for Sunday roast.
Bookings: Call 020 7722 2646 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Kids’ favorites, like fish fingers or cheeseburgers with fries.
Why I like it: The Stag offers an amazing selection of beers from around the country. You’re bound to find your favorite here. They also offer special friends and family meal packages providing a fixed meal price for each member of your family. Great for special family occasions, like golden wedding anniversaries or key birthdays.
The Signal in Forest Hill
This is a welcoming, family friendly traditional pub in Forest Hill. The Signal is renowned for the diverse mix of customers it attracts—from local artists and musicians to mums with their babies. They provide simple but wholesome food in a dining area designed to be buggy favorite for families with babies and toddlers in tow.
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11am – 11pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am – midnight, and Sunday noon – 10.30pm.
Public transport: Forest Hill is the closest railway station.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £12.00 – £17.00, Sides £4 – £4.50, and Kids £6.50 – £7.00.
Bookings: Call 020 3326 9300 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Pizza, cheeseburger & fries, or fish goujons & fries.
Why I like it: This is a small and cozy establishment where you’ll meet interesting local people that add an unpredictable, interesting and cultural element to your London vacation.
The George in Crossharbour
This kid-friendly pub on the Isle of Dogs offers a quirky mix of modern and old and a great children’s menu. What’s truly fantastic is that in the George children eat for free on Sundays if one of their parents eats there, too. The George aims to maintain the ambiance of a traditional East End pub, with live tribute acts, quiz nights, and special monthly events. They also feature a traditional British menu.
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 11am – 11pm, Thursday – Saturday 11am – midnight, and Sunday noon – 10.30pm.
Public transport: Crossharbour DLR (Docklands Light Railway) is the closest railway station and there’s also the Canary Wharf Tube station nearby.
Pricing: Affordable. Mains £10.00 – £14.00, Sides £4 – £6.00, and Kids £5.50.
Bookings: Call 020 3637 5993 or visit their website.
Kids menu: Very traditional menus of bangers & mash (sausage & fries), fish & chips, or ham, egg & chips.
Why I like it: The George provides you with a nostalgia trip back to the times when the Isle of Dogs was a very working-class area and life was much simpler.
Map of London’s 10 Best Family Friendly Pubs
Below is a map showing the location of Londons 10 Best family friendly and kid friendly pubs. Click on each marker to see the name of the pub, a link to each Pubs website and a link for directions to the Pub.
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Robert loves nature and history. As a child, he drove his parents crazy on vacation begging to visit museums and castles instead of beaches and theme parks. Now his children send him insane by demanding to visit beaches and theme parks.
He became interested in travel while studying archaeology and anthropology at Cambridge University. He volunteered on archaeological excavations all around the British Isles then enjoyed a year exploring and learning about China.
Today, he loves writing about the places he’s visited and still spends time exploring museums and castles.