Video: How to celebrate London Beer Week
Cheers! It’s London Beer Week here in the capital and over 100 pubs have come together to celebrate the annual festival. Now in its second year, the festival offers £10 wristbands which allows punters access to discounted speciality beers and to further events.
City News reporters Michael Jennings and Mickey Carroll went to The Three Johns pub in Angel, to see how locals will be celebrating.
We’ve listed 5 alternative or unusual spots for you to celebrate London’s Beer Week.
- Ye Olde Mitre: London’s most hidden pub, tucked away in the alleyways of central London. Though this pub is small, its history is huge! Built in 1546, Queen Elizabeth is said to have danced in the pub’s doorway. Just be sure to get there quick after work to secure a limited seat.
- Frank’s Café: Situated on top of a multi-story car park in Peckham, this drinking hole doesn’t sound the most idyllic, however the view is complimented by the ever changing art installations. Makes for a very interesting pint.
- Prospect of Whitby: The oldest riverside pub boasts an eerie atmosphere with traditional cask ales and pub grub. Outside the aged tavern, a hangman’s noose is tied to scaffolding. Get lost in the pub’s history and the beer menu.
- Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town: First come, first served in this secret bar. The entrance is through a fridge door in a restaurant, the Narnia of London’s bars. Impress your mates with this underground bar, their brilliant beers and crazy cocktails.
- The Morpeth Arms: A traditional pub to take the parents to for an ultimate Sunday roast. Equipt with a spying room to peer across the river at MI6 and original holding cells from the Prison of Millbank. The pub is famous for being haunted and even have ghost cams for your entertainment.