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Central London Beer Trail: Fitzrovia, Soho and Trafalgar Square

Fitzrovia, Soho and Trafalgar Square

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We're great fellas and girls here at Mr Hyde. We like going for a drink, we like sharing pints with our mates.

So we thought we'd share some of our favourite pub crawls. The ones we do after work, the ones we do at the weekend. Where we like to drink, and where you soon, will like to drink too.

Without further ado, here's our favourite craft beer-y locations across the centre-centre of London. Starting in Fitzrovia, heading through Soho to the Official Centre Of London, Trafalgar Square, for a pint with Lord Nelson himself.

You'll get distracted en route, we know. There's bloody loads of places to eat, drink, and be messy along the way. But stick to these six locations, and you'll AT LEAST be drinking some quality beer too, for your sins.

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The Draft House Charlotte Street

43 Goodge Street, London, W1T 1TA

The Draft House are doing great things for the craft beer scene with their series of pubs across London stocking the most on-trend beers from across the country (and the world!) and just enough of the hipster vibe to suit them, but not intimidatingly so. Their Charlotte Street locale is just the place to start a pub crawl with enough space to get the whole gang in before you end up inevitably losing one another.

Dirty Harrys

Dirty Harry's Soho

203 Wardour Street, London, W1T 1PN

Remember how much you loved the film Coyote Ugly? Heading to the big city to make it as a star, repeatedly singing Can’t Fight the Moonlight? Ok, maybe the best bit was just the cool dive they worked where people danced on the bar. (Find out what we really thought here). And if that was all you liked, Dirty Harry’s is the perfect second stop on your crawl: dive bar made good – and also a good place to line that stomach, particularly as you can get a free drink here thanks to our mates at Drinki.

Central London Beer Trail: Fitzrovia, Soho and Trafalgar Square

The French House

49 Dean St, Soho, London W1D 5BG

A Soho classic, the French House will mix up your interpretations of the word pub. As you can guess from the very subtle name, it’s French. Because it’s a classy-as-hell joint where writers, artists and thinkers from Dylan Thomas to Lucian Freud have been previous customers, they only serve beer in halves. Embrace the history and head on down Soho’s Dean Street to your next location.

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The Lyric

37 Great Windmill St, Soho, London W1D 7LT

Another Soho classic, the Lyric dates back to Victorian days, and still looks the part with glazed tiles, and wooden panels separating the drinking space. It’s got a great range of beer on bottle and draft though, so once you’re squeezed in you can put your phone away, polish off your best Cockney accent and talk about the Soho of yesteryear before London became a thriving hub of gentrification.

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The Harp

47 Chandos Place, WC2N 4HS

Moving down towards Covent Garden, the Harp is another pub that’s stood the test of time. You’ve got your stained glass windows and hanging baskets outside and inside a long room full of beer, and beer fans. Dodge round the CAMRA members to get to a choice of 10 pumps, with impressively low prices, considering the premium location. Wish it was your local. Remember why not. Have another drink.

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The Admiralty

66 Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DS

Finish up with a trek through some of London’s most famous streets (stop getting distracted by the galleries, you!) down to Trafalgar Square to the Admiralty. Named after Nelson, y’know, that guy on the column – you’ve got a ship-themed décor and a chillingly central location to take you wherever the night is heading next.

Ready to hit the beer road? We've complied the whole route into a map just for you. Hit 'more options' to open it up on your own phone or browser, and get drinking!

Always drink responsibility. But you knew that.

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