Artist Sketches All His Fave London Pubs And They’ll Make You Wanna Get A Pint

You’ll probably recognise a few of these…

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Do you have a favourite pub?

You know, a place where the chips are juuuust right, and the pints aren’t too expensive (all Londoners are laughing rn), and the staff all know your order?

Maxwell Tilse has set out to sketch all of his favourite London pubs – and the illustrations are as cute and quaint as you would expect.

If the name sounds familiar, it’s because we wrote about Maxwell Tilse before, when he was backpacking around Europe and sketching famous historical monuments. This time around however, he’s one-upping historical culture a little, and dipping into British drinking culture. Yay!

M.T.: The Blackfriar.
The pub was built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary. Little happy friars appear everywhere in the pub in sculptures and on the walls. It’s really cute.

From the gorgeous freestanding ‘Coach & Horses’ in Mayfair over to pretty little ‘The Dove’ in Hackney, it’s a walking/drawing tour of London pubs in their most lovable light. Gently placing his drawings in front of the actual pubs, take a scroll and a stroll through these city favourites below. Accompanied by some informative #facts, you’ll be craving a pint and a pie in no time.

M.T.: The Coach & Horses, Mayfair
If you’re passing through Mayfair, just before you reach GO and collect $200, you may notice this cute freestanding Tudorbethan pub. The pub itself isn’t anything unique. In fact, there are over 50 pubs named Coach & Horses in London alone. But I do love the mock Tudor architecture that’s nestled in between the grand Victorian hotels and galleries.
M.T.: The Bricklayers Arms, Fitzrovia
A quaint piece of Georgian architecture. The Bricklayers Arms has been a running pub since 1789.
M.T.: The Crown in Seven Dials, Covent Garden
The Crown is a nice little spot in a very historic area. Opened in 1833, the second picture shows the same pub in 1888. Back when the west end was a lot rougher than it is now.
M.T.: The Dove, Hackney
The pub has only been around since the early 1990s, but I really like the cute little building. They serve those great strong Belgian beers.
M.T.: The Old George, Bethnal Green Road
Here’s a pub that’s been in business since 1713.

All images cr: Maxwell Tilse

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Now, who fancies a pub dinner?