Great Britain A week in London

Discussion in 'Europe' started by tzolandz, May 5, 2013.

  1. tzolandz

    tzolandz Mar 17, 2012 Virginia

    Hi everyone,

    I am heading to London for a week soon. Days will be full with work but the evenings are all mine.

    Would welcome any suggestions for pubs and bottle shops, must-try brews, etc....

    i will be working in Waterloo and staying just across the river.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Borough Market, the Rake, Market Porter, Utobeer, etc
     
  3. surfadelic23

    surfadelic23 Aug 25, 2005 Florida

    Kings arms on roupell st. Is only a few minutes walk from Waterloo, was there in the autumn and it was solid...
     
  4. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Not been to London in years
    is it still there?
     
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  5. Ruds

    Ruds Sep 15, 2008 United Kingdom (England)

    Nah - they moved it to northern France last April to save some money!
     
  6. Aye

    Aye Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    EuroLondon?
     
  7. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Ah, we charge the French the whole of the cost of rents in London and Britain will be an economic superpower again.
     
  8. Mark

    Mark Jun 18, 2001 California

    With the Tube don't limit yourself to the immediate area you're in.
     
  9. crusian

    crusian May 14, 2010 Oregon
    Beer Trader

    Shocked no one mentioned craft beer co or the kernel. Id say easily top 2 places.
     
  10. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    "Days full of work" - meaning the Kernel is out of bounds. And I'm guessing few responses in general here due to all the other threads on what to do in London.
     
  11. Padraig

    Padraig Jan 14, 2013 United Kingdom (England)
    Beer Trader

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  12. tzolandz

    tzolandz Mar 17, 2012 Virginia

    Thanks for the input everyone!
     
  13. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Any pub in London that sells a burger and pint for £4.99 is a good place to get a decent beer. These pubs are not as few and far between as one would suspect ;)
     
  14. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    You might have to broaden your definition of "decent" though
     
  15. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    You telling me Spoons pubs don't sell decent beer :p
     
  16. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    I assumed you were referring to how pretty much every pub in the country does that.
     
  17. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    I thought only in spoons pubs are you guaranteed that deal??
     
  18. CwrwAmByth

    CwrwAmByth Jan 24, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Others do it too, it just depends on the pub/pub chain. Some even do a free drink with any kind of meal.
     
  19. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Probably something like 15% of pubs in the U.K. (probably about 35% of Manchester pubs) giving you the choice of Fosters, John Smith Smooth, Strongbow, Guinness Extra Cod or Stella for draught beers.

    Then there are still quite a few places that have the token handpump with no knowledge or inclination to learn resulting in beer served through dirty lines for that vinegary touch or cleaning fluid not flushed for that lovely hint of harsh chemical, though these places are getting less you also have to factor in pubs with very unnervingly varying cellarmanship meaning one day/week a great pint and another a bad 'un (like my nearest pub)

    With these elements of our Public Houses and also prices though not my favourite or first choice
    I have to grudgingly admit to not entirely disliking 'Spoons
     
  20. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Drinking in a Wetherspoons makes me sad about human existence.
     
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  21. EmperorBevis

    EmperorBevis Sep 25, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    spare a thought for the poor bastards that have to work in there.
     
  22. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Yeah they nearly deserved to be tipped!! ;) :D
     
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