Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a venerable pub institution, standing tall in a little alley off of Fleet Street for nearly 350 years. With a listing by the door of all the monarchs they've outlasted, you're immediately faced with a sense of enduring history that lingers through the dark-wood paneling and your first pint of beer. You'll be ducking through doorways and marveling at the lack of tourists in any of the three floors that serve alcohol, which will often get quite busy around mid-day and evening.
This is the place where the literary elite (Mark Twain, Tennyson, Yeats, Dickens, and more) met up to throw down a few beers and grease the cogs of creativity. You'll rarely find yourself among literary legends these days, but if you're in the mood for an authentic, timeless pub experience then grab a few inexpensive brews at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese.