The Circle Line pub crawl – 23rd March 2019

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)!

The start

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

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