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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Notting Hill Madness!! And some of the best pubs in West London

It’s the August Bank Holiday and that can mean only one thing. The Notting Hill Carnival is on 28th and 29th August. One of the best places to visit in London is the Notting Hill Carnival. It is the biggest … 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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London Olympics

The London Olympics are just over a year away and we will be ready! With over 7,000 pubs in London, we guide you to the 200 best London pubs, guaranteed. It is just over a year now till London plays … 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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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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The bluebells are out in the woods and the confetti is still swirling down Pall Mall.  At last Wills and Kate are finally married and the rest of us can get on with our lives.  Keeping up with the papers, … Continue reading

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A pint of ale or a trip to IKEA? This is the question!

Saturday afternoon in suburbia and it always comes down to that age old question.  Do you keep her indoors happy, or slip in a game and a few sherbets with your mates? The answer…well it would take a braver man … Continue reading

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The luck of the Irish – it must be St Patricks Day!!

You always know you are in for a good night out if you hit the town with some Irish fellas, and don’t be surprised if it’s a big one too!  With St Patricks day (or St Pats day as some … Continue reading

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Hip Hip Chaps! – Oars Away!!! Our new FREE Putney pub crawl in London on The Thames

Of course it is still winter and cold and wet, but we know Spring is just around the corner and the daffodils will be coming up to brighten our parks and gardens.  So this month Troy (with sun tan) and … Continue reading

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If I’m a Polar Bear, why am I so F***in’ Cold?

Well, it’s now February and winter is biting hard.  Christmas is a dim memory, as are our celebrations for New Year.  The weather outlook is windy, cold and rain, with little sign of sunshine for a while. I sat down … Continue reading

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