The Great British Pub Awards have announced the finalists in the 2024 edition of the annual event, and nine London pubs made the list.

London practically has a pub on every corner, from the likes of a traditional historic public house to a modern gastro pub. 

However, as great as they all are, only a few are lucky enough to make it as finalists at the Great British Pub Awards.

The annual event celebrates the best of pubs across the UK and the 2024 year saw the pubs go through a "rigorous judging process" before the finalists were confirmed.

The winners of the Great British Pub Awards will be announced on September 17 at a ceremony at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. 

You can see the full list of finalists via the Great British Pub Awards here.

9 London pubs named as finalists at the Great British Pub Awards

Altogether there are 16 categories for the pub awards, ranging from Best Town Pub, Best Pub for Dogs, Best Pub for Food and Best Pub Garden.

Nine lucky London pubs were able to make the list, see the full list of London pubs below and the category they were nominated in.

  • The Phoenix Arts Club - London: Best Pub for Entertainment
  • The Trafalgar Tavern - Greenwich, London: Best Pub for Entertainment
  • Two Brewers, Clapham - London: Best Pub for Entertainment
  • The Perry Hill Pub - London: Best Pub for Families
  • Clubhouse 5 - Leicester Square, Central London: Best Pub to Watch Sport
  • The Pig's Head - London: Best Sustainable Pub
  • The Kenton - London: Best Pub for Beer - Sponsored by SIBA
  • The Queen's Head - Pinner, Greater London: Greene King Pub of the Year
  • The Wigmore - London: Best Town Pub - Sponsored by Molson Coors

Nominated in the Best Pub for Entertainment, The Phoenix Arts Club on Phoenix Street is known as the "Home of Cabaret".

Described as "unlike any other", they share that they are "truly independent, created by entertainers for entertainers."

On the online review site Tripadvisor,  The Phoenix Arts Club has an impressive 4.5/5 rating with one guest sharing: "Great acts. Great service, Great after party. Simply the best night out in London. I've been going for a few years and have never had a bad night out at the Phoenix."


Also nominated was The Perry Hill Pub for Best Pub for Families, the local pub shares that it is a "welcoming family-friendly pub serving great fresh food open from noon every day."

With Sunday roasts also on offer, they even host children's parties organising food and decorations for you and offer parents discounts with their 'Sweet Child O'Mine' scheme.

One local on Google Reviews said: "One of the best family-friendly pubs in South East London. Definitely the best beer garden! The staff here are 10/10 gorgeous humans, so friendly and know their regulars."