The Best London Bridge Pubs Perfect For Students 2023 Guide

Thirsty for a trip out to the pub for a pint before heading back to your student accommodation in London? We feel you.

There’s nothing better than finishing a day at uni and heading out with your pals, especially if you know you’ll soon be devouring some good old pub grub!

Located on the River Thames, London Bridge is an iconic landmark most will recognise. The area itself is littered with pubs for you to visit, so we suggest organising a trip down here ASAP!

To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the top London Bridge pubs that are perfect for students! Arranged in no particular order, have a quick read and see if any tickle your fancy…

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1. The Rose and Crown

The Rose and Crown is definitely up there with one of the best traditional pubs to visit as a student! 

It’s located right next to London Bridge and offers its customers a wide variety of food and drink.

A burger we totally recommend has to be The Juicy Bastard. As far as burgers go, it’s been voted one of London’s top 5 burgers…we’re dying to try one and bet you are too!

Luckily for you – The Rose and Crown is open 7 days a week from 10am until late, so there will always be time for you to change your schedule and pop in!

Now, for the exciting part, they even offer a happy hour…every student’s dream! 

From the hours of 5pm – 7pm, treat yourself to 2 for 1 on any gin & tonics, or receive 3 for 2 on daily draft beer. There’s even the option to get £5 off any bottle of wine or prosecco! 


Customer Reviews

‘Lovely little traditional pub located on  quiet street (for london).there are a few picnic benches with umbrellas outside and lots of tables inside. £5.10 for a pint of Estrella but you are essentially next door to the shard.’

Great selection of beers which is important, excellent pub food, cheese burgers are top of the range 😋.’

Address: 65 Union St, London SE1 1SG

2. The Vault

Looking for London bridge pubs? The Vault is, a small intimate bar with unique views you certainly won forget!

A hidden gem amongst popular London bridge pubs, this place is a must-visit for any pub lovers out there.

Bask in exceptional views of popular tourist sites such as the Thames, Tower Bridge, Tower of London and Canary Wharf – all from this small pub’s beer garden!

A beer with a view, what more could you want?!

With a huge beer selection, you’re guaranteed a fantastic night here with your pals after a long day at uni!



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Customer Reviews

Really enjoyed a pint at The Vault, excellent beer garden on the banks of the Thames with great views. Had a well kept pint of Meantime, (well,  I think it was one) served by helpful and pleasant staff. Well worth an early visit before the crowds come back.’

‘Stopped in to have a Coke for my birthday. Lovely atmosphere and helpful staff. Looking forward to having a meal later!! 😊’

Address: Tower Bridge, Shad Thames, London SE1 2UP

3. The Barrowboy and Banker

Prepare to be in awe with a visit to The Barrowboy and Banker.

This Victorian-style pub features detailed oil paintings, a magnificent sweeping staircase and marble colonnades. 

They live by their motto ‘epic ales and perfect pies’ – so, as you can imagine, you’re in for a right treat visiting here for a drink and food after uni!

It has an ever-growing collection of cask ales and craft beers, which they import internationally and celebrate the best of local London breweries. 

They’re even dog friendly so you can meet some fury friends, pups and pints? Yes please!

This is one of the best London Bridge pubs you’ll find, so don’t waste any time heading here.


Customer Reviews

Always delivers! There’s other pubs around but this is the place to head for. The beer is superb, location awesome,  friendly cheerful staff. Just brilliant 👏’

‘Awesome place with absolutely delicious food! The best pub food in the area and very kind staff. Definitely recommend it especially if you fancy a delicious meal. Best Sunday roast in the area!’

Address: 6-8 Borough High St, London SE1 9QQ

4. The Miller

If you’re looking for a vibrant venue which holds awesome live music, sports showings and comedy events, The Miller is the place to be!

This London Bridge pub offers a rotating cask selection, and you can find some London breweries such as 5 Points, Brockley Brewery and Weird Beard. 

We’ve also seen pictures of their burgers and WOW, they made us droooool! Ps they do not skimp on the portion sizes, making it great value for money.

For students, we know just how much you love a good deal and The Miller has offers every day of the week.

Our top favourite has to be Two for Tuesday’s – buy two of the same cocktails for £12…what a bargain!

If you’re fancying some alfresco drinks, this independent pub has a nice little beer garden to enjoy a tipple.



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Customer Reviews

Whenever we are in London we make sure we pay The Miller Bar behind Guys Hospital and minutes from both The Shard and London Bridge Station a visit.  I would highly recommend the food in this treat of a bar ,with The Miller Burger being a favourite.”

‘Great drinks and burgers, lots of outdoor and indoor seating, and a comedy venue upstairs as well as some table tennis. Lovely neighbourhood gem!’

Address: 96 Snowsfields, London SE1 3SS

5. The Horseshoe Inn

The Horseshoe Inn is a traditional English pub near all the London Bridge pubs and The Shard.

It’s extremely popular amongst students, locals and tourists for its friendly atmosphere and great menu!

Serving fresh food all day, everyday, why not tuck into a delicious Steak and Guinness pie, or devour a chicken, avocado and orange salad…there’s options for everyone! 

Or, for a possible hungover treat, why don’t you head here to enjoy a Sunday roast with your pals? We guarantee you’ll have found a cure!

We’re huge fans of the large gardens with heaters, the relaxing sun terrace and two function rooms for any parties you fancy having.

For the cocktail lovers out there, for just £8, you can grab yourself a refreshing alcoholic drink for an absolute bargain – what more could you want?!


Customer Reviews

Plenty of seating, both outside and in the two beer gardens. Quick bar service and lovely staff! Only 5 minutes from London Bridge station’

‘Friendly and fun! The Horseshoe Inn is barely a stone’s throw from the ever-busy London Bridge station yet this pub manages to maintain a sense of seclusion tucked away behind newbuilds and tower buildings. We found plenty of outdoor seating and a very warm welcome. Couldn’t recommend it more highly, really.’

6. The Shipwrights Arms

Last, but certainly not least, The Shipwrights Arms is a large sports pub perfect if you fancy watching some live sports.

The drinks and food menu are second to none, offering a wide selection of continental lagers and up to 6 real ales.

You can also bag yourself a classic Beer Battered Fish & Chips or bangers  & mash…delightful!

This London Bridge pub is actually a Grade II listed building and was built in the mid-late 19th century.

The exterior gives the pub its character and charm, which we guarantee you’ll automatically fall in love with!


Customer Reviews

‘Nice pub , has plenty of choice , with reasonable prices for London , decent inside as well as outside space’

‘It’s a London pub but feels like a local, very friendly staff. Good beer, what more could you want!’

Address: 88 Tooley St, London SE1 2TF

Well, we absolutely smashed through the best London Bridge pubs! We’ve booked our next night out, have you?

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