Simply one of the most loved hobby for young Londoners. We are talking about Pub Crawling, in short an itinerant night out discovering the best pubs and clubs, moving from a bar to another having fun together. London, big metropolis and real center of European nightlife, is the place where “pub crawling” was born, but in the last years this fun tradition has spread over all the biggest European cities, from Stockholm to Barcelona, from Dublin to Budapest. This time we come back to origins: follow us and discover pub crawling in London, the best city areas to go drinking and the best pubs in London.
Camden, the alternative pub crawl
Camden town, one of the most living and trendy London neighbourhoods, is a messy mix of clubs, pubs and great place to drink and listen good music: Camden pub crawling, then, is one of the best in the city. Get ready to live all the energy of some of the most famous clubs, like Barfly or Blues Kitchen. Many famous English rockbands had played here in their early years: if you are lucky you could assist to the live show of the next Blur or Oasis.
Soho, the posh pub crawl
If you are in the city center by night you can’t miss a stop in Soho: here there is the pulsating heart of London nightlife, its coolest clubs, its most exclusive events. Start your Soho pub crawl with a gin cocktail at Groucho Club, meeting point for advertisers and models, then move to the charming and suggestive Box Soho, where using mobile phones and photo cameras is not allowed, and finally end your night at Vinoteca, where you can try amazing and expensive wines. For a fashion and posh pub crawling.
St Paul, the traditional pub crawl
Usually English people have a pair of pints of beer after work. Well, why don’t you join them and enjoy a tasty tour in some of the best city center English pubs? Taste a pint of Alpine, a light and clear beer at Cittie of Work; afterward you can move a little far to Ye Olde Chesire Cheese, English pub of excellence (it’s been there for four centuries!), and end your pub crawling at Princess Louise, wooden jewel in Holborn.
East End, a multi-cultural pub crawl
East End is the most multi-cultural and colourful area of the city, and it is becoming one of the most loved ones by both English and foreign youngsters. Your East End pub crawling must start in Shoreditch, true symbol of East End: start with a beer at Electricity Showroom or Strongroom Bar, two English pubs with live music on the background, after it you can move at The Dove for a pint of red beer, and then finish your night in the colourful and multi-ethnic Brick Lane at Vibe Bar.
Piccadilly Circus, a touristy pub crawl
Piccadilly Circus, real pulsating heart of London, is one of the most busy and touristic areas. You can start your tour at Red Lion Pub (where you will try the famous Sam Smith’s) in Oxford Circus, then move to John Snow in Broadwick Street, and finally, in Piccadilly area, stop at The Glasshouse Store. Rock your night at Tiger Tiger, famous London club and meeting point for all the tourists and foreigners in London.
After our advice you will probably feel already drunk, but you must know that these are just a few hints; in the UK capital there are over 7,000 pubs, bars and clubs. Enjoy them during your trip to London, have fun and, as they say in England, “Cheers!”.