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Pubs set to reap the rewards of the 2015 Rugby World Cup

It is less than a year to the start of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in Britain. Ticket sales have been good and it can be expected that the cost of attending the games will continue to increase as those … Continue reading

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Beer Trading

There is a new web site that has been set up to allow people to trade unwanted items (wives not allowed) in exchange for beer. It is understood that the site was given a cease and desist notice from the … Continue reading

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Saving British Pubs

There was a Tom hanks film many years ago called Saving Private Ryan. A story about the Americans travelling through war torn Europe to find a soldier who had served his time (OK all of his brothers had died to … Continue reading

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The Worlds End – A Classic British Pub Crawl

Fans of Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, known for those great movies, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul and the lesser known Burke and Hare, can rejoice as they have come up with yet another quirky film. The plot … Continue reading

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The end of the beer tie – Great London Pubs may be free to serve more craft beer

For a very long time, many pubs in London have been tied houses. This means that the tenant of the pub is required to purchase their beer from the lessor. Normally this is where the brewery owns the pub and … Continue reading

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What is a Pub Crawl?

Pub crawls and pub walks have been around since the dawn of pubs. I was once told that the pub crawl was invented by two under-age looking students, who in days before photographic ID, walked from pub to pub in … Continue reading

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THE FIVE BEST PUBS IN EAST LONDON? 5 GREAT PUBS TO EXPLORE

The east end of London has been made famous by Jack the Ripper and the BBC TV show Eastenders. Perhaps neither is an ideal way to promote one of London’s most culturally diverse areas. The East End was seen to … Continue reading

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Santas favourite tipple

So what makes a big fat jolly man so jolly? Something we have mused on for quite a while now and our dear Santa certainly has a bit of a belly to put it all away.  We reckon he must have been … Continue reading

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Christmas in London Festive Pubs and Great Nights Out

Is it really that time of the year again???? Sitting in the office the rain is splattering the window and we are discussing what to get our friends and family for Christmas. Really we should be discussing such important matters … Continue reading

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Ghouls, Ghosts, Witches and Fireworks. Its Halloween and Bonfire Night all over London (time for a beer we think)

Outside its wet and the evenings are getting dark pretty early. Autumn is setting in and the weather getting wet and cold (OK, so it is most of the year!). At this time of the year as the seasons turn … Continue reading

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Beer and the Traditional British Cuisine – A Wander Through London’s East End and a Curry in Brick Lane

As the rain pats softly against the window we are contemplating where to go for our ritual Friday night beers. The pub down the road is getting boring as we always end up there and we know so many great … Continue reading

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A fruity delight in North London, Camden, Kentish Town. One of London’s Best Pubs

The hub-bub and bustle of Camden Town can be full-on during London’s warm summer months. Full of tourists and Londoners alike, supping an ale on the canal side or in one of the famous music venues. But where can you … Continue reading

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Best London Bars For Live Music

Here at the London Pub Crawl Company we love a bit of live music and our friend Steven has done some nifty research below: Half a century has passed since the explosion of pop music known as the British Invasion, … Continue reading

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Olympic Dreams Smashed Like Shop Windows – The Australians Are Definitely in Town!

There was an article on the news the other night regarding an Australian Olympian who was arrested by the Police for damaging shops windows. I didn’t hear if he had actually won a gold medal, as that would be a … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics is hot – so cool down with a nice beer in a Great London Pub

Well, after much media attention on the “corporate Games”, the 2012 London Olympics has started. Just a few days in and no gold medals for team GB yet, but there’s a while to go, so let’s get behind our Olympic … Continue reading

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The Guide to Stratford Pubs – Travelling to the Olympics – Get the low down on all the pubs in Stratford

It is only 1 week before the Olympic games starts here in lovely London town. So whether you are a local or a tourist flying in from America, Europe or even down-under, you need to know what the pubs in … Continue reading

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The worlds best pub – One of the Best Pubs in London

In my travels around the world I am always looking for that perfect pub. An awesome pub that you just feel comfortable sitting in with a half pint and a paper, or on a bender with your mates. So when … Continue reading

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All Change at the Imperial Arms – Great Suburban Pubs in London

It was a long time ago when I used to venture down to the Imperial Arms in Chislehurst with my then girlfriend. It had always been a nice friendly local pub, so you can understand my horror when I returned … Continue reading

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The best way to watch all the Olympic games – in a great London pub

Excitement is growing in London and around the world as the 2012 London Olympics draw ever closer. But can you get tickets for all the events you want to watch? If you haven’t got them by now, then you have … Continue reading

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The Best London Pubs and the Queens Jubilee – A Great Weekend for Sure!

London, it’s getting exciting!  Perhaps it’s the thought of better weather and enjoying a great British Pint at one of London’s best pubs that has us in a lively mood. Perhaps it’s the fact that the Queens jubilee celebrations are … Continue reading

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Will the beer run out for the London Olympics?

A few weeks ago the Lord Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, raised a concern that the pubs could run out of beer during the London Olympics. This was a serious concern and hopefully has made breweries and publicans have a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II, The Queens Jubilee and a Flotilla Down the Thames. The best London Pubs on the River Thames

It’s not long now until the Queens Jubilee comes into full swing. It’s amazing to think Her Royal Highness has ruled over us for 60 years! Surprisingly, she is not the longest ruling Monarch in England – that was Queen … Continue reading

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A Yard of Ale – Something Even Prime Ministers Do!

As Troy and I were researching London’s best pubs we stumbled into the Hat and Tun, up by the Leather Lane markets. Behind the bar was a rather dusty yard of ale glass. We started to chat with the barman … Continue reading

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The best beauty treatments – and beer! Rarely found in London’s best pubs

During a break from my research on London’s best pubs, I was sitting in the doctors surgery and picked up a copy of one of those women’s magazines to pass the time. I was caught by an article talking about … Continue reading

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Excuse me barman! There is a fish in my beer! And other London Pub stories

Well that may sound rather odd to a lot of you, but honest it’s true! We have heard some “corka’s” during our research of the 7,000 London pubs, to whittle them down to the best 160 pubs in London listed … Continue reading

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London pubs in Victoria, Pimlico, Buckingham Palace, Westminster, River Thames

A Lack of Pubs in Victoria I once worked on Victoria Street and had to catch the train in from the suburbs. That was along time ago, but the area around Victoria has not changed much. It’s still dreary and … Continue reading

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The best London pubs may result in a hangover!

How much for a Hangover? In recent news it has been reported that an increasing number of Britans are suffering with hangovers. Recent Government figures show that we drink an average of 5,800 pints of beer in our life time. … Continue reading

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Welcome to 2012, the year of the London Olympics and London Pubs

The party is over, the turkey is all gone and the hangover from New Years Eve feels like a dim memory. Welcome to 2012, a year of surprises (maybe) and the London Olympics. It will do London so much good … Continue reading

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Great new beers in Londons best pubs. Created by Fullers

We got excited in the office the other day. It does not happen often, normally birthdays and Christmas, but the other day was different. No, we didn’t find London’s best pub, nor a new pub that we fell in love … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer and Beer! Best Wishes from the London Pub Crawl Company

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Clement Clarke Moore (1779 – 1863) Well, he obviously didn’t have kids! I don’t know any household that can be considered … Continue reading

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The best pubs and beer for Christmas and the best London pubs

It has been a good year 2011, but sadly in two weeks it will be all over. But first there is turkey and pudding to be eaten, presents to be unwrapped and hangovers to be shook off! This is such … Continue reading

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The best London pubs are now so easy to find, just the thing for Christmas

Bah Humbug! Yes it’s Christmas and that means it is obligatory to have an office Christmas party. For us it was a hard choice, but the style of venue was, of course, already known. But with over 7,000 pubs in … Continue reading

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The best Christmas presents, gifts and gift ideas, London pubs – of course!

Here we are at the end of the year and those envelopes with charity stickers tell us that Christmas is upon us. Office parties are in full swing and the mistletoe is delicately placed to gain some amorous advances from … Continue reading

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London’s Best Pubs and that yellow stuff called Lager

Since starting the London Pub Crawl Company we have been asked, “so what is the difference between an ale and a lager?” frequently. This is replied with “we don’t drink lager!” But in reality it is actually the brewing process. … Continue reading

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Great London Pubs and some fighting culture

The best pubs don’t have a fighting culture Growing up in London and drinking in some of London’s best pubs, I have occasionally fallen foul to the drunken idiot who wants to fight. “Not content with being a dickhead, they … Continue reading

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Let’s Blow Up Parliament! The 1605 Gunpowder Plot

London 1605 – The Gunpowder Plot Sitting in a cellar under the Houses of Lords, Guido “Guy” Fawkes guards a rather large amount of gunpowder. With his associate, Robert Catesby, they prepare to assassinate King James I, to return a catholic monarch to the … Continue reading

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