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25 Sep 2013

London's Beer Revolution



London is in the midst of an uprising. The capital has seen a surge in craft beer interest as well as a rise in the number of breweries based right in the heart of the city. Luckily, all of this enthusiasm is spilling out into London's bars. Therefore, if you're staying in one of our serviced apartments in London, you'll need to clear a little space in the schedule for a pint or two to see what all of the excitement is about. Whether you're a fully fledged beer aficionado or need a little more help deciphering your IPAs from your porters, get involved by trying out one of our favourite bars for beer in London.


1. The Rake
14 Winchester Walk, London Bridge, SE1 9AG

A little bundle of joy hidden in the midst of the foodie mecca that is Borough market, The Rake boasts a 130-strong range of bottled beers from across the globe plus a constantly changing draught beer range. Whilst, smaller than the average person's front room, the pub is award-winning and beer connoisseurs can marvel at the signatures on the wall from big players in the brewing industry. Also, being so close to London Bridge, it's the ideal place for some adventurous post-sightseeing tipples.


2. Brewdog Shoreditch
51-55 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6LA


Despite its achingly cool credentials, Shoreditch isn't an area generally visited by many tourists. However, with its buzzing restaurants and trendy bars, you'd be missing a trick if you didn't make the trek to the east. Brewdog's exposed brick and bare concrete interiors perfectly reflects the rock'n'roll, shabby chic vibes of the area. The interestingly titled Dead Pony Club and Cocoa Psycho are just a couple of the brews on offer.


3. Euston Tap
190 Euston Road, Fitzrovia, NW1 2EF

Sitting just outside Kings Cross Station, Euston Tap is the ideal way to begin or end (or both!) a trip to the capital. Offering rare beers not often seen in the UK, Euston tap is a must-visit for beer enthusiasts looking to expand their beery horizons. Serving up light and floral IPAs in the summer months and warmth-inducing chocolatey stouts in the depths of winter, Euston Tap serves up great beers without the pretension that sometimes accompanies them.


4. The Lazy Fox
18 Farm Lane, Fulham, SW5 1PP


The Lazy Fox in Fulham is one beery bar where the bartenders get it easier than most. Whilst the dark wood furnishings and roaring fires might suggest a traditional pub, the unique self-serve beer wall (the first of its kind in the UK!) hosts a rotating call of the best brews hailing from our little island. Get experimenting with the beer wall or opt for a table with your very own beer tap and you won't even have to get up from your seat to get the next round in.


5. Octoberfest Pub
678-680 Fulham Road, Fulham, SW6 5SA

It may not be Munich but with its lederhosen-wearing staff and buzzing communal hall, Octoberfest Pub is the closest you'll get to the annual celebration outside of Germany itself. Offering up a slice of the famous Munich party all year round, the pub sources all of its food and drink from the Oktoberfest suppliers to ensure that you get the most authentic experience. At 80-strong, their range of German beers is the largest in the UK.

If you're interested in visiting more pubs in London, follow us on Pinterest and take a look at our London Pubs board.


If you are visiting soon and want to book a London serviced apartment near one of these great bars for beer lovers, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 289 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability.