Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Where To Grab A Pint Before The #JackTheRipper Tour @BavarianBeerUK & The Crutched Friar

NEW! Where to grab a bite or a drink after (or BEFORE) a London Walk?

I've asked my London Walks colleagues to chip in their suggestions and I'll share them here regularly on The Daily Constitutional.

The Rules: All "reviews" were conducted anonymously and we paid our way. No kick-backs, no payola, no deals: these are the places that we London Walks guides - and London Walkers – choose when eating and drinking out and about in London. No buckshee burritos, nary a gratis granola bar was received in exchange for these recommendations.

And I promise never to use the word "eaterie". Seriously: have you EVER heard anyone SAY the word eaterie?

The Criteria: As well as the one-offs, the unique cafes, bars and stalls that make London so special, I'll be featuring reliable chains along the way. They have to be in London and within five minutes of the end of a London Walks tour.

I hope you enjoy them.

Have your say: As usual we'd like to hear from you – drop us a line with your own London foodie (and drinkie) tips.


A.S-G London, March 2016

The Crutched Friars, 39-41 Crutched Friars, London EC3

The Crutched Friars is a fine pub and is well placed for London Walkers joining us on the Jack the Ripper tour.

It's an eccentric space with several interconnected rooms and a long entrance hall – there's also a beer garden out back. 

The food is hale and hearty pub fayre and there's 50% off if you are dining on a Monday night. Bargain!

The Bavarian Beerhouse, 9 Crutched Friars EC3

Wherever you are in London, the cuisines of the world are never far away. Tucked under the arches that carry the trains out of Fenchurch Street Station you'll find Bavarian Beerhouse. I wonder what they sell? And where they're from? Ideal fuel for the chillier nights.

The Tower Hill Tram

The easiest spot for a coffee and a burger – I believe the hipsters call it "Street Food" these days – is the Tower Hill Tram which is also the meeting place for the Jack the Ripper tour. You can't miss it – your London Walks guide will be standing right in front of it.

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