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London's 10 Best Pubs, According To National Geographic

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With the Summer Olympics to begin in 66 days, travelers and sports fans from across the globe are gearing up to head to London. (Even if it means dealing with the Heathrow Airport mess that everyone's going on about.)

East London will be the epicenter of the events, though the whole city will surely be slammed. And, in between rounds of cheering on their favorite home teams, all those visitors are going to have to eat. Where else to fuel up or throw back a couple celebratory (or consolatory) pints than at one of England's best loved icons: the pub.

Of all the pubs in London, National Geographic has pared down the options to the top 10 in the new book "The 10 Best Of Everything." So, to help any Olympic adventurers decide where to head for a steak and kidney pie, we present NatGeo's 10 best pubs in London.

Did we miss your favorite pub? Share it with us in the comments below!

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  • #10 The Kings Arms

    Address: <a href="http://shepherdmarket.co.uk/Pubs.htm" target="_hplink">2 Shepherd Market, London W1J 7QB</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7629 0416<br > <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/2711903338/" target="_hplink">Ewan-M</a>/Flickr

  • #9 Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

    Address: <a href="http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php?pub_id=154" target="_hplink">Wine Office Court, 145 Fleet Street, City of London, London EC4A 2BU</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7353 6170<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/8050009@N05/5858918220/" target="_hplink">NezTez</a>/Flickr

  • #8 The Salisbury

    Address: <a href="http://www.pubs.com/main_site/pub_details.php?pub_id=206" target="_hplink">90 St. Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4AP</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 3582 4541<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthewblack/331110784/" target="_hplink">Matthew Black</a>/Flickr

  • #7 The Colton Arms

    Address: <a href="http://fancyapint.com/Pub/london/colton-arms/1262" target="_hplink">187 Greyhound Road, Hammersmith, London, W14 9SD</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7385 6956<br> <br> Photo:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/stone-soup/487194979/" target="_hplink"> jules:stonesoup</a>/Flickr

  • #6 The Prince Alfred

    Address: <a href="http://www.theprincealfred.com/" target="_hplink">5A Formosa Street, W9 1EE</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7286 3287<br> <br> Photo:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktylerconk/2219431932/" target="_hplink"> ktylerconk</a>/Flickr

  • #5 The Guinea Grill

    Address: <a href="http://www.theguinea.co.uk/" target="_hplink">30 Bruton Place Mayfair London W1J 6NL </a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7409 1728<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/2711040899/" target="_hplink">Ewan-M</a>/Flickr

  • #4 The Old Bell

    Address: <a href="http://www.nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theoldbelltavernfleetstreetlondon/" target="_hplink">95 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1DH</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7583 0216<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brighton/4854216362/" target="_hplink">Jim Linwood</a>/Flickr

  • #3 Grenadier

    Address: <a href="http://taylor-walker.co.uk/pub-food/grenadier-belgrave-square/pid-C0800" target="_hplink">18 Wilton Row, Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 7NR</a><br> <br> Phone: 02036 039 192<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/5992985459/" target="_hplink">Ewan-M</a>/Flickr

  • #2 The Grapes

    Address: <a href="http://www.thegrapes.co.uk/#" target="_hplink">76 Narrow Street London E14 8BP</a><br> <br> Phone: 0207 987 4396<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/16801915@N06/6904235105/" target="_hplink">Reading Tom</a>/Flickr

  • #1 Fox & Hounds

    Address: <a href="http://www.youngs.co.uk/pub-detail.asp?PubID=280" target="_hplink">29 Passmore Street, London, SW1W 8HR</a><br> <br> Phone: 020 7730 6367<br> <br> Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/2684495473/" target="_hplink">Ewan-M</a>/Flickr

  • For even more lists, check out National Geographic's "<a href="https://www.facebook.com/NatGeoBooks/app_211447252293968" target="_hplink">The 10 Best Of Everything</a>" on sale now.

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