You can find the most interesting pubs pown the Thames on a boat full of turists.
There are pubs with names of famous historic characters, like Captain Kidd (the pirate) and Samuel Pepys (the administrator). Some pubs look from the river as lame as their names suggest, like The Banker, The Brasserie and the Old Salt Quay. The old pubs look like a piece of History looking over the river, like The Grapes, The Mayflower and The Prospect of Whitby.
It would be great to enjoy a couple of pints in one of the oldest pubs. If I visit one, I will choose one where I could book a table in a balcony in to watch the boats pass by. Probably in one lazy afternoon in the summer.
I still remember a lunch in one of the last genuine Pie and Mash houses in East London only days before their closure a few years ago. The owners sold the popular business to a chain of hamburgers, Gourmet Burger Kitchen.
Victor Hwang owns the Battersea power station and its surrondings. He plans to use his Parkview International to become even richer by building flats and, marginally, some private leisure venues in the landmark.