Well, the upper stretch of the River Thames connects a string of fashionable districts like Chiswick, Kew, Richmond, and Putne, with the winding old streets, horticultural delights, comfy riverside pubs, and exclusive Henry VIII’s Hampton Court Palace. However, the neighbourhood are very proud of their villagey like feel as of their ancient, stately history, being witnessed by the handsome estates as Strawberry Hill and Syon House. After the sensory overload of the West End, it’s very easy to forget that you are in a capital city at all.
In fact, being an unaltered Georgian pub, Blue Anchor has been seen in the movie Sliding Doors and it was the site where even the composer of The Planets, Gustav Holst was written his Hammersmith Suite. If you will sit outside near the river, or just shelter inside with a good ale, then you will able to get amazing experiences for your lifetime.
If you will go through the list of famous ex-regulars, from Charles II and Nell Gwyn to Ernest Hemingway, then you will have to wait for a beer at this smart, chic, comely and most popular 16th-century riverside pub. Usually, an Irish folk band plays on the Monday nights, by squeezing into the miniature front bar. If the Dove is packed with full customers (If this is the case), then you can stroll upstream along the bank to the Old Ship or the Blue Anchor.
If you will perch on the top of Richmond Hill, the Roebuck has perhaps the mesmeric view of any pub throughout London. The most sought-after seats of this venue are the benches; that are found directly across the road, which will let you look out over the Thames as it winds its way into the countryside below. With the friendly and surprisingly unpretentious as well as the lofty surrounds, it is well worth destination for a long climb up the hill from the center of Richmond.