Tag Archives: Great London Pubs

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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’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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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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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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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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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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Jack the Ripper – Our Great Walk in London’s East End – Whitechapel, Aldgate and Liverpool Street

Jack the Ripper pub walking tour – one of the great things to do in London London 1888 and the name Jack the Ripper causes fear and panic in the East End. Still to this day his identity is unknown. … Continue reading

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London Pubs and Silly Cups

I was on my way into the office after reviewing another one of London’s best pubs and decided that with the sun shining and a bit of blue sky, a pause for coffee would be good. It was also a … Continue reading

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The Best London Pubs near Wapping, Canary Wharf, Rotherhithe and London’s East End

When we talk about Londons best pubs, we really mean London’s best pubs (or do we mean the best pubs in London ?- not sure really!). So many times we get people telling us about some sports pub in Hackney … Continue reading

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More of Londons Best Pubs in Parsons Green, Earls Court, Baron Court – Rugby World Cup

It has been an action filled month with England ploughing their way through the Rugby World Cup. Sadly Jonny Wilkinson has not been kicking too well, but we are sure once he gets to know that ball, he will be … Continue reading

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‘No parmesan for you!’ – at the best Italian restaurant after a London pub walk or crawl

It was only recently that we decided that we needed to revisit some of the best London pubs in the pub crawls we first looked at, particularly so we could test out our iPhone app. If you want the details … Continue reading

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The Other Notting Hill, More of Londons Best Pubs

Well the streamers and kettle drums have been put away for another year and the street cleaners have just about tidied up after last weeks street festival.  So while the streets and pavements are clean, why not take a wander … 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 fun you can have with an iPhone in London

This week there has been a real buzz in the air at our humble offices as our months of hard work have come to fruition.  Our London Pub Crawl app is now sitting on those virtual shelves in the Apple … Continue reading

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London’s Best Pubs – Up the Angel

With summer well under way and a bit of decent weather for a change, you are probably looking for things to do in London.  Look no further, we have pulled together a great little walk in the Angel, Islington. This … Continue reading

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Finding London’s Best Pubs

Just one of London’s best pubs I was talking to a work colleague the other day called Mr Porter and that reminded me of when Troy and I were busy last year exploring pubs in our quest to find London’s … Continue reading

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Best London Pubs – on the River Thames

Love one! With the mercury getting up there and Wimbledon coming to an end, what better way to spend your Sunday afternoons than walking down the River Thames.  This month we have spotted some great pubs on the riverbank down … Continue reading

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The Night in London when Man Utd went down to Barcelona

This month we have a great new walking tour of Covent Garden for you.  I was there just last week on that fateful night that Manchester United lost to Barcelona in the 2011 UEFA Champions League Cup.  A few tears … Continue reading

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