Category: Pubs & Bars

28 January 2023

Beer Guide London Visits 23 – Bermondsey

The big one. Bermondsey. Arguably the place where it all really started. Pretty much everybody who is in to beer has heard of the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I’ve tried on several occasions to complete it, but my lack of discipline has always seen me fail. Far too many good beers to turn down. This time though I was determined to do it, and document it […]

1 January 2023

Beer Guide London Visits 21 – Waterloo

The destination of choice for Easter Saturday was Waterloo, easy to get too and easy travelling between venues. It’s a short walk from the station to the South Bank Food Centre where, tucked away in one corner, you will find Hop Locker which conveniently opens at 11:00. Don’t be fooled by the market stall appearance, this place regularly has one of the best beer lists […]

29 December 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 20 – Hackney Wick

Both Hackney and Hackney Wick have long been great beer destinations, the home of several breweries who went in search of a new, cheaper, part of London to set up once Bermondsey started to fill up. The area around Hackney Wick station in particular offers a good little crawl with virtually no walking required. And the fact I can get the train direct from Richmond […]

3 December 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 19 – East London

London is big, really big, as I’m sure you are all aware. As a consequence some parts can be a real pain to get to, but everywhere has to be visited and so bullets have to be bitten and tortuous journeys endured. Today my main focus was the Leytonstone area as there were a number of possible new entries to check out as well as […]

20 September 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 17 – Central London

Much as I love exploring all areas of London, and enjoy using public transport to get around, there are times when it is nice just to be able wander a short distance from place to place. Obviously this includes the “Beer Miles,” but they don’t give much variety of scenery. Central London on the other hand ticks all of the boxes, plenty of bars, short, […]

16 August 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 16 – North London

Today started with a visit to The London Festival of Railway Modelling held annually at Alexandra Palace. After a very enjoyable morning looking at the various layouts and wandering around the numerous trade stalls I was well placed for a very pleasant stroll through the park and down the hill, enjoying the unseasonably warm sunshine, and in to Muswell Hill. I made way to the […]

8 June 2022

Beer Guide London Visits 14 – Central

On the 24th February what most of the world hoped wouldn’t happen happened. Russian forces rolled in to Ukraine. A couple of days later I decided to head in to London to see what, if anything, was happening at the respective Embassies and elsewhere. I made my to Notting Hill and walked to the Russian Embassy where a large, noisy, crowd had assembled to protest. […]