Promoted as having ‘the smallest bar room in the world’, The Dove has sat on the banks of the Thames since the 17th century and certainly makes the most of its compact architecture. During the summer months it remains a busy watering hole that is populated with locals and tourists alike, scattered around the banks taking in the sunshine and enjoying the locally brewed tipple with some traditional British pub food.
The pub’s history proudly speaks of playing host to poet James Thomson who famously strung together ‘Rule Britainnia’ under its roof, and speaks of Charles II wining and dining Nell Gwynne here too. From entertaining the Regency writers through to the pre-Raphaelites, there are few pubs in London – or the UK for that matter – that can boast such a distinctly varied past.
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