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It’s hard to believe that this day 81 years ago saw the first appearance of the popular and much loved board game Monopoly in stores, and what better way to celebrate this great anniversary than with a Monopoly themed bar crawl for you and the rest of the lads to take part in? The rules are simple – one drink from each location on the monopoly board. We’ve listed our favourite boozers to sink a drink around the city, so if you’re heading for a London Stag Do, this really is a must! Reckon you’ll be able to complete it?
Start off with the Lord Nelson and enjoy a pint in the last pub on Old Kent Road. It’s historic looking in its appearance and the walls are adorned with pictures of Nelson and a mannequin dressed in sailing uniform. If you like your sports, then sky sports is usually played in the background which coupled with a drink makes it the ideal first stop on your Monopoly bar crawl!
The Blind Beggar situated on Whitechapel Road is most famous for being the pub where Ronnie Kray murdered his first victim in 1966. However, today it’s a great place to grab a drink and there’s a large garden where you can take advantage of the sun on hot days.
Wetherspoon’s branded pub The Angel is situated just a short walk from Old Street tube station making it ideal to head to for another quick drink before continuing your epic London Monopoly bar crawl!
Located within close proximity of both Euston and Kings Cross, we’ve selected The Euston Flyer for its convenience to mainline stations along with draft ales, bottled beer and some traditional pub food! Once you’ve finished your drink, you’ll be done with another light blue
Welcome to The Lexington, a London pub turned lounge bar that serves a mix of American craft beers along with some delicious food. There’s plenty of sofas to laze around if you’ve got time. Expect a broad spectrum of music ranging from 1920s jazz to the latest indie!
The Red Lion situated at 23 Crown Passage, is a cosy classic pub, where you’ll find a great selection of well-kept beer and a brilliant selection of whiskeys.
Situated just a short walk from Trafalgar lies The Clarence pub – a perfect choice to tick off Whitehall on your Monopoly bar crawl! Here you’ll find a traditional pub that’s all about British hospitality. Expect a decent selection of drinks and some tasty food if you’re feeling peckish.
Next up, it’s Northumberland Street and there’s no better place to head here than Sherlock Holmes where you’ll be able to sink another drink whilst taking in the Holmes themed memorabilia!
Rebuilt after being bombed during the blitz, The Marquess of Anglesey is located in the heart of Covent Garden at 39 Bow Street. This pub prides themselves on their selection of cask ales and have been serving traditional ales since 1752.
Head to Soho for your next drink and you’ll find The Coach and Horses pub at number 1 Marlborough Street. Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road are close to this pub and you’ll be within easy reach of Vine Street.
Hit up Abbey on Vine Street and you’ll be able to enjoy an eccentric bar with quirky artwork and wooden floors. Best of all, if you visit between the hours of 5pm-8pm, you’ll be able to enjoy their happy hour. At Abbey, you’ll find carefully selected beers, wines, champagnes, spirits and cocktails!
The next stop is the rather luxurious Strand, so naturally we’ve selected an equally luxurious bar for you and the rest of the stags to order your next drink. Expect stylish white sofas with DJ’s playing most nights. Grab yourself a cocktail and check out the views of the city at Radio Rooftop – but don’t get too comfy because you’ve got to head to Fleet Street next!
This cosy and casual pub features dark oak panelling and ornate period décor; there’s a great wine menu, but if wine’s not going to bode well with the copious amount of beer that you’ve already drunk, then you’ll find plenty of beers to choose from at The Punch Tavern!
Much like Radio Rooftop Bar at the Strand, you’ll be treated to some seriously good views of the city with a trip to Vista. It’s part of The Trafalgar Hotel and doesn’t come cheap, so do expect to pay out a pretty penny.
The Moon Under Water was the name of George Orwell’s favourite fictional pub and this Weatherspoon’s has all the qualities envisaged by George Orwell. You’ll be treated to a great atmosphere and a top selection of drinks. Situated in the centre of Leicester Square, it’s within easy reach of the nearby tube station.
This classic Victorian pub also includes a comedy club (if you hadn’t guessed that from its name) and is great spot to grab a craft beer or cider. There’s also an extensive wine menu in addition to gin and cocktails, so there’s something for everyone here at London's Comedy Pub.
The Glassblower is a quirky central London pub that used to be a workhouse – it’s situated in the heart of Soho at 40-42 Glass Street, which is just a short walk (or stumble) from Piccadilly tube station. Make this your point of call to tick off your Piccadilly pint.
Based in London’s West End and nearby to Regent Street is The Queen’s Head, where you’ll find high quality and locally sourced real ales and is the perfect example of what a historic London pub should look like with its roots dating back to 1736. It's within walking distance
Located within seconds of Tottenham Court Road lies the Flying Horse, a traditional pub which is known for its unique character and specialises in its eclectic range of real ales.
Bonds Bar is a relaxed and modern bar situated in the centre of Mayfair and you’ll be able to attempt another drink from the friendly bar staff. There’s an extensive range of spirits up for grabs or why not get stuck into a cocktail if you’re getting sick and tired of beer?
You’ve now entered navy blue territory which means only one thing...swanky! So obviously you’re going to do this second to last drink in style. Head to The Hilton on Park Lane and make your way Galvin at Windows where you’ll be able to enjoy the spectacular views across the city, but beware drinks are pricey, so get ready to dig deep.
If you’ve made it this far, then that’s seriously impressive work. Perhaps it's time to congratulate yourselves with a celebratory drink which will be the last one of this incredibly epic bar crawl. Your last stop takes you to The Punch Bowl, one of Mayfair’s oldest pubs which serves some great real ales.