With more than 7,000 pubs as well as some 80 breweries spread around it, London serves up a wealth of lots of beer-related activities for people of all kinds to throw themselves into. For a tourist, there are many different beer tour options to choose from, but knowing the best ones can turn the experience into one much more enjoyable than otherwise. Following are some of the finer options to pick for a pub/brewery crawl with friends when you are in London. These places let you sample some heavenly cider and beer, in addition to great food.
London Fields Brewery
Where the history of brewing in London dates back many hundreds of years, London Fields Brewery is among the relatively recent establishments you will find here. It opened as recently as in 2011, but has earned a place on the list of top breweries in London. You can enjoy their beer at many shops and pubs around the UK. A tour of the brewery itself would take you on an all-inclusive journey through the process of beer making. You get to watch and enjoy every phase of turning grain and hops into a delectable drink, which you taste the end of the excursion.
Camden Town Brewery
Another wonderful place to add to your beer tour itinerary is Camden Town Brewery. People visit it to have some of London’s freshest lagers, ales, and craft beers, as well as some excellent food. You actually get the chance to see deeply into the workings of beer making, with the brewery insisting on using protective eyewear and sensible clothing which they supply at the beginning of the tour.
An East End Pub Tour
For this, you might want to get in touch with a tour company, especially if you are fairly serious about not wasting time. Find a package that includes walking around sighting and admiring street art, and then go check out some of the oldest existing pubs in east London. Staying off-the-beaten-path is where most of the fun comes from, so prefer visiting a mix of Victorian establishments and then switching randomly to modern independent outlets. No matter which of the many watering holes you happen to be at, keep your expenses in check the whole time. Along the way, try and learn new things about London, with a focus on how residences have been one of the cornerstones of life here for centuries.