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one day for london pubs

mr mouther May 17, 2007 01:16 PM

i'll be in london for 30 hours later this summer to see and review a concert. I get tehre at 8am and leave the next day at 3pm. The concert starts at 7:30 in central london, probably won't let out till 11or later.
ANd I need some pub time. Problem is, many pubs close early, so after the concert is out. So my plan is to have lunch and possibly an early dinner/ snack in one and then breakfast the day I leave.

I was planning on St Peters' pub, because I think they're beer is phenomenal (the english ale and cream stout especially)

http://www.stpetersbrewery.co.uk/lond...

but based on their website it says they're no open on sundays (or saturdays...how can this be???) and my first day is a sunday

Could anyone recommend one or two?

(The concert is at the royal festival hall in central london at the embankment stop)

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    jmoryl May 25, 2007 12:40 PM

    I'm a little rusty on my London pubs, especially in that area. But have a look at these two links; they seem like they might be quite useful:

    http://www.beerintheevening.com/pubs/guide/london.shtml
    http://www.pubs.com/home.cfm

    Also, when you get to the UK, go to a nearby bookshop and check out the latest copy of CAMRA's 'Good Beer Guide'.

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      tdo ca May 18, 2007 12:13 PM

      For a different choice,I think Gordon's Wine Bar is over there; the Lamb and Flag would be another "historic" choice a few minutes walk away

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      1. re: tdo ca
        mr mouther May 21, 2007 11:40 AM

        great thank you.
        am i correct in assuming that all pubs will be shut by midnite on a sunday?
        my last experience in london made me think that pubs shut down and then theonly choice was more discs/ clubs.

        any recommendations near the south bank centre?

        historic isn't as important as good beer

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          almccasland May 24, 2007 04:23 PM

          This link is to a recent article on London Pubs. If the link doesn't work, it was on www.msnbc.com under the 'travel' page. Enjoy and hopefully this is a little helpful!

          http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18806034/

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