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Great pubs and a pub walk along Regent’s Canal in East London near the Olympics

As we’re staying not far from the London Olympic stadium we went exploring one day last week, to see if we could find any great East London pubs we could include in our Best London Pubs iPhone app. We walked … Continue reading

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Fun things to do in London south of the Thames – Gin Bar, Brewery and French wine bar near Borough Market, City Hall, Tower and London Bridge

After living in London for 4 years (some of that near Borough Market and London Bridge Tube Station) I thought I knew all the great things to do in London south of the river. Especially to do with beer, wine, … Continue reading

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5 things to do in London when visiting for the 2012 Olympics – London pub walk is our number one

Here are 5 great things to do when visiting London, especially for the 2012 London Olympics. 1. Try an ale in a great pub in London Of course, the number one thing we are going to recommend is to download … Continue reading

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A trip to London’s Olympic Arena to find great pubs in London!

In our continued search to bring you the best pubs in London, we ventured out east to the locality of Stratford. The London Olympics will be held here and it can be expected that the area will be flooded with … Continue reading

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The best pub walking tour of pubs in London for the 2012 Olympics

We know London pubs, and, there are a lot of them. How many pubs in London? Over 7,000 at last count. And no, we haven’t been to all of them but more than 500. Yep, the 2 founders personally visited … Continue reading

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Crippling beer taxes to close more great London pubs

Over the last 4 years the beer tax in the UK has climbed more than 40 per cent. Just as the GFC kicked off, the government made it even tougher for this iconic and unique industry which undoubtedly supports the drive for … Continue reading

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London’s pubs asked not to run dry for the 2012 London Olympics

We are very excited to put our support behind the 2012 London Olympics, in the way only we know how – guide visitors to London to only the best 160 pubs in the pub capital of the world! Using our … Continue reading

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More ‘free house’ pubs close than tenanted or leased pubs in the UK and London

While we have pointed out in early 2011 that fewer London and UK pubs were closing than a year or so earlier, interesting figures show a huge gap between ‘free house’ pubs, and tenanted or leased pubs. A ‘free house’ … Continue reading

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Are London pubs like US or American bars?

So what is the difference between a pub and a bar?  A common question asked by overseas travellers to the United Kingdom, often by Americans. Let us show you the best London Pubs. Throughout the world our local drinking establishment … Continue reading

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The best iPhone app for London pubs, pints and pub crawls

We are very excited to announce in the next few weeks we will be launching our very first smartphone app, on the Apple iPhone. With the app market growing at a phenominal rate – Apple report it had 3 billion … Continue reading

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Monopoly pub crawl in London – the ultimate tourist historic London pub walk or tour

With so many people growing up with the fantastical Parker Brothers game Monopoly – and London the most tourist visited city in the world – we thought it time to fit this legendary board game around the fine historic pubs … Continue reading

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How many London and UK pubs close each week?

The latest stats are out and the goods news is the number of pubs closing in the UK and London weekly has slowed.  Last year we we reported that in late 2009 more than 52 pubs per week were closing … Continue reading

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British Government abolishes tax on beer!!

In a shock statement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer (George Osborne) today, the British Government conceded that tax on beer was just un-Australian, and really not in the spirit of “Mateship”.  Effective as of today, the British Government has dropped … Continue reading

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Did London invent the pub crawl?

A pub crawl (also called a bar tour, bar crawl or bar hopping) is when one or more people drink in multiple pubs or bars in a single night, normally walking or busing to each one between drinking. According to … Continue reading

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Pub bonus from the Royals on 28 & 29 April 2011

The Home Office has recently confirmed pubs in England and Wales will be able to stay open longer for the royal wedding, which takes place on Friday 29 April 2011.  Landlords will be able to extend their opening hours up … Continue reading

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Rain-dogging in London

The British have a strange approach to the rain, in that they quite often deny it is actually happening.  “Rain, what rain dear boy, it’s just a mild precipitation” as thunder and lightening keep you inside. So many Brits will … Continue reading

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More than 52 UK pubs close weekly!

We’ve been asked about this a bit lately – is the rate of pub closure in the UK going to effect the gems we have in our guided and free walks?  Given there are more than 7,000 pubs in London, … Continue reading

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Classic! Thirsty Swagman ‘Asia Annihilator Pub Tour’

If you’ve ever travelled on a tour before, you’ll know that they’re a great solution for those travelling solo and a fantastic way to make friends for life, but are usually coupled with excessively packed itineraries and late nights out … Continue reading

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Why launch another pub website?

Well, the simple answer is, it hasn’t been done well enough…yet.  Not for Jonno and my standards anyway.  It all comes down to passion.  We’re passionate about the best pubs in London, and we enjoy telling our mates, their mates … Continue reading

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

What a find!  Jonno and I are researching this pub crawl idea (now The London Pub Crawl Co.) and in the process of looking at the competiton (more on this later), we remembered this tremenous voluntary organsation, called CAMRA – … Continue reading

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