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8 Canning Town Pubs for a Local Pint

Local pubs that are within walking distance of your home are a must for many renters! Whether loud and lively or calm and cosy, the local pub scene is an important factor when you’re looking at a new area of London to live in.

So, for those of you checking out Canning Town, perhaps we can help… We’ve put together a list of the 8 best Canning Town pubs for a pint (or two!).

Many of the pubs on this list are laid back, no-frills East End boozers. So if you’re looking for up-market gastropubs or fancy cocktail bars, perhaps check out nearby Canary Wharf instead.

Take a look at the Canning Town pubs that made the list below.

The Abbey Arms

Address 384 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E13 8HL
Phone 0207 473 4237

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

The Abbey Arms is your traditional London pub through and through. Run by Taylor Walker, this Canning Town pub’s striking black and cream exterior is hard to miss. You can find it on the corner of Barking Road and New Barn Street.

Inside you’ll find a spacious pub with ample seating, including deep, cosy leather sofas. There are plenty of beers on tap, which can be enjoyed in the decent sized beer garden if the weather’s good. Dart competitions are a regular feature, as well as live music every so often.

For food, there’s a good selection of sandwiches, cakes and pastries.

Well worth a visit if you’re living in Canning Town.


Address 15 Shirley Street, Canning Town, London, E16 1HU
Phone 0207 476 3833

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

If you’re looking for a local, no-frills East End boozer, then Streeties is the pub for you. It’s a corner pub with an old school vibe located in the heart of Canning Town. In fact, it’s the closest pub to the Tube station.

The staff are friendly, the beers are cheap, and it gets a big thumbs up from the locals — it’s one of the highest rated Canning Town pubs.

The Oiler Bar

Address Royal Victoria Docks, London, E16 1AG
Email info@oilerbar.com

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

Head slightly further east down the DLR line towards the Royal Victoria Docks, and you’ll find The Oiler Bar. This unique pub is found on a converted Royal Navy refuelling barge; so it’s certainty one of the quirkier Canning Town pubs you’ll find.

This floating beer garden has spectacular views of the Royal Docks, the Canary Wharf skyline, and the Emirates cable car that goes right overhead. Pop by for a beer and a pizza Tuesday-Sunday.

The Princess Alexandra

Address 219 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E16 4HH
Phone 0207 476 3548

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

Just like Streeties, ‘The Alex’ is another no-frills pub that’s popular with the locals. And it also has the ratings to back this up. Customers rave about the welcoming staff, the friendly atmosphere, and the reasonably priced beer.

Pop in for a couple of laid-back pints, whether inside or out in the beer garden.

Charlie’s Bar

Address 247 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E13 8EQ

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

A few doors down from The Alex and you’ll find Charlie’s Bar. Just like many of the other pubs along Barking Road, this place is no-frills, laid-back and easy going.

The reviews rave about the friendly atmosphere, the great drinks and the welcoming staff.

The Red House

Address 299 Barking Road, Canning Town, London, E13 8EQ
Phone 0207 473 0683

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

The Red House is a grand cornerhouse building with an old-fashioned London pub feel. Outside there’s a small beer garden, and inside you’ll find a pool table along with plenty of space and seating to find a quiet spot for a chat over drinks.

There’s no food on offer, but the beer’s cheap and dogs are welcome.

The Black Lion

Address 59-61 High Street, London, E13 0AD
Phone 0208 472 2351
Email enquiries@blacklionplaistow.co.uk
Website blacklionplaistow.co.uk

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

Slightly further afield in nearby Plaistow — but still very much a Canning Town pub — you’ll find The Black Lion.

Inside you’ll get a traditional pub vibe. Wood panelled walls with ornately carved designs, exposed beams, flashy chandeliers, and deep leather sofas for you to sink into.

There’s outdoor seating in the beer garden behind the pub if the weather’s good. And if you’re staying for food, expect generous portions and reasonable prices. The menu includes jacket potatoes, a range of sandwiches, as well as pub staples like eggs, chips and beans.

Hope and Anchor

Address 14 Newby Place, London, E14 0ES

8 Canning Town Pubs For A Local Pint

A short walk into Poplar and you could find yourself at the Hope and Anchor. This cosy pub is a stone’s throw from the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, and a short walk from Poplar, Blackwall and All Saints DLR stations.

Expect a welcoming atmosphere from the staff and locals alike. They serve a selection of beers, wines and spirits, as well as some cocktails. The Hope and Anchor serves up a typical selection of bar food too if you fancy lunch or dinner.

The best Canning Town pubs

Whether you’re looking for afterwork drinks, a place to watch the football, or a bite to eat, Canning Town has a pub with your name on it.

From laid-back East End boozers to grand London taverns, you’ll find that Canning Town pubs can cater to all tastes.

If you’re living in Canning Town, or thinking about it, be sure to visit a few of these places.

And if you love the area, check out the homes to rent we have available in Canning Town.

Mark Flint

Mark regularly contributes to the Right Rent blog; sharing all the latest news, crafting informative articles and sourcing the very best rental content for our readers.

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