One New Year’s day, some fool suggested that a good weekend for 2019 would be a pub crawl around the Circle Line. We’d not heard of this, but on a quick Google search it appeared that it was a thing! The idea, it seems, is to start at one stop and then have half a pint at each of the 27 stops on the Circle Line.
We sent a message to a few friends and Charlotte and Ed tried straight away saying ‘can’t believe you had to ask!’. Charley also said he was up for it and, with that, we set a date. Julian, who came up with the initial suggestion, also agreed to come, although I think that he didn’t really think we’d go through with it!
So, it is with that background that we find ourselves in London on a weekend in late March, preparing for a day on the tube (and in pubs)!
9.30am, The Hub, Tower Hill
9.45am. Stop 1, The Minories – breakfast (and the first half)
Stop 2. We met up with another group who were doing a monopoly pub crawl!
3 The Railway Tavern. 11.20
4 Moorgate – fail – all the pubs were shut!
So we walked to:
5 Barbican – Sutton Arms
6 Farringdon – The Castle
7 kings cross – the barrel vaults. This took some finding!
8 Euston – the Euston tap
9 Great Portland Street – The Albany
10 Baker Street – The Metropolitan Bar
11 Edgware road – the chapel
12 Paddington station – The Mad Bishop and Bear – food
13 Bayswater – The Bayswater Arms
14 nottinghill gate – The Old Swan
15 High Street Kensington – Prince of Wales
16 Gloucester road – Stanhope arms
17 South Kensington – the Hoop and Toy
18 Sloane Square – the antelope
19 Victoria – the Shakespeare
20 St James’s Park – the Feathers
21 Westminster – St Steven’s Tavern
22 embankment – Princess of Wales
23 Temple – The Brew House
24 Blackfriars – the Blackfriars
25 mansion House –
26 cannon Street –
27 monument – some pub