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GO Dating in East London

Dating in East London With the invasion of “the suit” occurring across east London you may feel that finding a proper east end partner who sups real ale and knows the football offside rule, are being pushed out of the area. But if that’s what you’re looking for in a partner, or if you like someone with a sense of adventure, then you’re sure to find a few in the following establishments.

Claiming to be the oldest pub along the river, The Prospect of Whitby [map] is steeped in history. This wateringhole is filled with nautical brick-a-brac but the oldest item in the pub is the 400 year old flagstones. In the past the riverside tavern used to be a meeting place for pirates while bare knuckle fighting used to happen upstairs. Today however the clientele come for the good ale and good food while taking in the views of the Thames from the terrace.

The Alfred Hitchcock Hotel [map] honours one of the East End’s greatest sons. As a film director, Hitchcock achieved international success and this Leytonstone pub celebrates the man behind the movies. Although the South African cuisine has little to do with the man himself, the walls of the pub are adorned with pictures and it even has copies of the great man’s birth and marriage certificates. Bring your date here if you want to explore any movie passions you may have in common while showing off your eclectic taste in drinking holes.

With a choice of real ales, decent cider and pickled eggs sold behind the bar the Birkbeck Tavern [map] has a warm east end welcome waiting for you. This pub has a genuine local feel to it and may be a little quiet if you’re on the pull. But on quiz night this venue attracts the crowds and increases your chances of ensnaring an intelligent one.

For a sociable local that won’t have people reaching for their sticks as soon as a stranger walks through the door try the North Star pub [map] on Browning Road, if you don’t get the girl at least you’ll get a good pint.

The Bell pub [map] in Leytonstone is also worth a mention because in addition to its original features the wall is also adorned with a signed photo of Joanna Lumley… well it’s something to draw on if the conversation is lacking!

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