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ALBERT DOCK

Victorian dock area, originally built of iron, stone and brick, now fully restored and claiming to be the largest group of Grade I listed buildings in the country. The complex includes car parking, hotels, shops, restaurants and several museums, including: Slavery Museum; Maritime Museum; Beatles Story; and Tate Liverpool. Albert Dock is about a 20-30 minute walk from Lime Street station.

Liverpool Waterfront
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4AA
Victorian
Albert Dock website
5 minutes from Mathew Street and the Cavern Quarter
Private - open to the public
EAGLE & CHILD

Popular 17th century pub known for its associations with regulars , the writers RR Tolkien and CS Lewis. The pub is also known as 'the bird and baby'.

49 St Giles
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3LU
Modern
Eagle & Child website
Oxford City Centre and colleges
Private - open to the public
GEORGE INN, BOROUGH

This is the last remaining galleried coaching inn in London. The current building dates from the 17th century, but there has apparently been an inn on the site since medieval times. And it serves a good pint. The property is owned by the National Trust, leased to a tenant.

75-77 Borough High Street
Southwark
London
SE1 1NH
Stuart
The George Inn at Borough
The George Inn's website
London Bridge
Private - open to the public
HARDRAW FORCE

Hardraw Force, England's highest unbroken waterfall above ground, can only be visited via the Green Dragon Inn in Hardraw, where you will need to pay a small fee. It is worth the effort if you're in the area, but don't expect Niagara Falls. Take stout footwear. The pub is highly tempting.

Hardraw
Leyburn
North Yorkshire
DL8 3LZ
N/A
A bit about Hardraw Force
Hawes
Private - open to the public
PHILHARMONIC DINING ROOMS

Known as 'the Philly', this is a grand pub opposite Liverpool's Philharmonic Hall, built in grand Victorian splendour rather in the style of a gentlemen's club. Gents - you really should check out the gents!  The Philly has been - and probably still is - visited by the great and the good of Liverpool.

36 Hope Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 9BX
Victorian
Ye Cracke, John Lennon's college pub, is round the corner in Rice Street
Private - open to the public
SKY GARDEN

Sky Garden is a bar and restaurant complex on the top 3 floors of the 'Walkie-Talkie' - 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London. This controversial 38-storey office block was designed by Uruguayan architect Rafael Vinoly - the footplate actually increases in size as you ascend the building. It cost £200million and was constructed between January 2009 and May 2014. Sky Garden, which has restricted, but free, public access, was opened in 2015. Here you can enjoy an expensive drink or a meal with some fabulous views over Britain's capital city. You need to book in advance via the website (see below).

1 Sky Garden Walk
20 Fenchurch Street
London
EC3M 8AF
Modern
London's Sky Garden
Sky Garden website
All City of London sites
Private - open to the public
TWO CHAIRMEN

Thought to be one of the oldest pubs in Westminster and named for the porters who carried sedan chairs in the 18th century for the gentry to and from the cockfighting near Cockpit Steps, virtually opposite the pub. The Two Chairmen is very handy for the Houses of Parliament and St James's Park.

39 Dartmouth Street
Westminster
London
SW1H 9BN
Georgian
Two Chairmen's website
The Churchill War Rooms, Westminster Abbey, the Cenotaph
Private - open to the public
YE CRACKE

Victorian pub forever associated with John Lennon, who used to use it (often) when attending Liverpool College of Art in the late 1950s. It is an unpretentious local, with a few references to its famous ex-customer and some nice artwork.

13 Rice Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 9BB
Victorian
When Cyn and John got it together
Ye Cracke's website
Just round the corner from 'The Philly' - the Philharmonic on Hope Street
Private - open to the public
YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM

One of several pubs in Britain claiming to be the oldest, 'the Trip' is built into the rock beneath Nottingham Castle and reputedly dates from 1189. Legend has it that this was a place of rest for pilgrims travelling to Jerusalem. The pub is steeped in history, with a touch of spookiness, and inevitably gets very crowded.

Brewhouse Yard
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG1 6AD
Medieval
Trip to Jerusalem's website
Private - open to the public