George Inn, London
George Inn, London
The George Inn is the last of London's historic galleried inns. The George stands in a small yard just off Southwark High Street, a short stroll from Southwark Cathedral. During the 17th century the George was a major terminus for coaching routes to and from south London.
The major attraction is the lovely two storey gallery that looks out onto The George Yard. These outdoor galleries used to be a feature of many London inns, but today only the George preserves this tradition.

The George was worthy of a mention by Charles Dickens in his novel Little Dorrit. The inn is owned by the National Trust, who have leased it to a private company to operate as a normal pub, so the George is open normal pub hours.

The George is very close to other major Southwark attractions, making it very easy to combine a visit with a trip to see Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the Fashion Museum, The Clink museum, the Golden Hinde, and Southwark Cathedral, among other nearby places to see.