Who Drinks Where In London…Mapped


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Certain London pubs attract certain types of people. Some of these associations are obvious — bankers frequent the bars round Bank, insurers huddle down the road in the drinking holes near Lloyds, Soho and Fitzrovia’s pubs are full of media types.

Some are not so obvious. Where do science fiction fans congregate? Which pub is noted for its congregation of ukelele players? Where are you most likely to find a gathering of London’s tallest people, or those with handlebar moustaches?

We asked our Facebook friends for examples, and have plotted the answers on the Google map above. But this is just a starting point…

Please let us know any pubs or bars which attract the following clientele:

  • Special interest groups and meetups
  • Certain types of profession
  • Lots of workers from a particular company or organisation
  • Particular nationalities (we’ve left Walkabouts off the map because, well…we just can’t be arsed with that one)
  • Fans of particular sports teams, or music genres.
  • Any other tribe, group or type who regularly frequent a particular pub.

Either add a comment below, or put your suggestion on our Facebook page, and we’ll update the map as we go along. So, who uses your local?

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  • http://twitter.com/KrisWould Kris Wood

    The Monument (by Monument) Daily Express Staff. The Walrus & Carpenter (also by Monument) Channel 5 Staff

  • Sreedevi Kashi

    I work at the Queen’s in Primrose Hill. Oddly enough, between the Queen’s and the Princess of Wales (both in Primrose Hill) you’ll see lots and lots and lots of builders- they don’t all live here, but they will come here to have a few pints and discuss the different jobs they’re working on. (And of course there’s the occasional celebrity).

  • http://twitter.com/haring88 blair halliday

    The Angel and Crown on St Martins Court has lots of backstage theatre workers and The Nell of Old Drury om Drury Lane is packed with backstage staff and actors when there shows are over.

  • Liz

    I saw Stephen K Amos in The Tommyfield in Kennington (when it was the White Hart).

    • Jonno

      Has he been in there that long?

  • Jim

    The Castle/ White heart in Aldgate East, Guitar makers and Furniture makers

  • Wheezy

    You didn’t put the biscuitmakers on! Too far out of town for you? Grand Junction Arms Canal Bridge, Acton Lane, London. NW10 7AD (next door to McVities)

    • mattfromlondonist

      It’s there now…you didn’t say which Grand Junction in your FB suggestion. Great tip, though.

  • http://twitter.com/ladyfarquhar Lauren Farquharson

    The Crown Tavern, Farringdon. A media hub – especially in the summer. Good outdoor area and sure-fire hit with the Friday night drinkers.

  • Plastic Paul

    The Richard Steel in Chalk Farm, redditors and crackheads

  • D

    The Roebuck on Great Dover Street by Kings College London students from the halls directly opposite. Similarly the Dover Castle down the road, near the end of term when all their student loans run out and/or they get more adventurous.

  • Amaresh

    The Argyle – Leather Lane. Webgainsers.

  • pete

    The old kings head, 28 holywell row – The entire VICE magazine office

    • MattFromLondonist

      And, quite often, Londonist writers.

  • Marie Antoinette

    Hoop & Toy in South Kensington : All of the French Institute staff !

  • Jonno

    Lovers of real ale should head to The Craft Beer Co on Leather Lane. Excellent pub! If you love London pubs check out http://thelondonpubcrawlco.com. Full of interesting stuff and they have a great pub crawl app too :)

  • Jenni G

    The Arc by angel tube. Full of accounting students from Kaplan nextdoor. The more jaegerbombs, the tougher the exams are.

  • ruth

    The Florist on Globe Road- teachers from near by secondary schools…

  • http://www.facebook.com/mjj12 Michael Jennings

    Science Fiction fans congregate in the White Hart, “somewhere between the Strand and the Embankment…”

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.daley Terry Daley

    King & Queen, Cleveland Street W1: Dennis Publishing employees