views

WHERE TO DRINK

<strong>NORTH:</strong><br />The Albion, nestling just off Upper Street, will make you forget you are in London. A massive, green beer garden and great food (it has won awards for its Sunday lunch) are topped off with a good beer selection, including Flowers IPA and Black Sheep.<br />10 Thornhill Rd, N1 1HW. Highbury &amp; Islington tube/rail. Tel: 020 7607 7450<br /><br /><strong>SOUTH: </strong><br />Of the numerous pubs on Royal Hill in Greenwich there are two perfect outdoor spots, at the old-fashioned Richard I and the more flashy Union, owned by the Meantime Brewery, which has a cosy space with tables out the back. <br />52 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT, Greenwich rail/DLR. Tel: 020 8692 2996. <br />56 Royal Hill, Tel: 020 8692 6258<br /><br /><strong>EAST: </strong><br />After an afternoon in Victoria Park, Inn on the Park is a welcoming old Victorian boozer that should make you feel right at home. There&rsquo;s a barbecue in summer, and if frills aren&rsquo;t too important to you, it should be a perfect, old-school summertime boozer. <br />111 Lauriston Rd, E9 7HJ. Mile End tube. Tel: 020 8985 3321. <br /><br /><strong>WEST:</strong><br />There are some great pubs near Hammersmith Bridge, including the Blue Anchor with tables overlooking the Thames, and the Dove, a sleepy Fuller&rsquo;s pub that&rsquo;s perfect mixed with sunshine. <br />Blue Anchor, 13 Lower Mall, W6 9DJ. <br />Tel: 020 8748 5774<br />The Dove, 19 Upper Mall, London W6 9TA. <br />Tel: 020 8748 5405