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22 April 2014 | Drink, Pub Crawls | By: M@

What's The Best Pub In Zone 1?

What's The Best Pub In Zone 1?


After more than two years boozing our way through the alphabet, we've finally reached part Z. We normally pick an area beginning with the letter in question, then organise a pub crawl in that area, but 'Z' presents an obvious problem. Our solution: let's go out on a bang and organise a pub crawl all over the Zone 1 travel area.

So, we need your votes to help us choose the best pubs. What, to you, are the very best pubs in Zone 1?

Either leave a comment below, or let us know on Facebook. You can also tweet to #BestZone1pub.

We'll keep voting open until Monday 28 April, and then announce the winning venues and the details of the pub crawl, should you wish to join us for the end of an era.

All the top 10 will be inducted into our microsite of London's best pubs, if they're not already there.

The A-Z Pub Crawl


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Gotta be The Queen's Head on Acton Street, near King's Cross! Also The Old Red Cow in Smithfield, The King's Arms in Bethnal Green, The Dean Swift near Tower Bridge (although I'm surprised it's in Zone 1, but hey-ho) and The Old Fountain near Old Street.

Save The Chesham

Salisbury, 90 St Martin's Lane. Jas is the best landlord in London bar none. Nothing is too much trouble. Six great cask ales. Lovely old Victorian interior. Very central location yet always friendly and welcoming.


The Harp, The Jerusalem Tavern, The Red Lion (Kingly St), The St Steven's Tavern (Westminster)

Tom Bolton

I'd vote for The Royal Oak in Borough, The Bree Louise in Euston, the Seven Stars behind the Royal Courts of Justice, the Harp off St. Martin's Lane, the Black Friar, and the Charles Dickens on Union Street.

Lee Goldup

The Rake, London Bridge
Euston Tap
Old Red Crow, Smithfield
Holborn Whippet
The Harp, Covent Garden
The Draft House Charlotte


Look let's cut to the chase it has to be The Lamb in Bloomsbury where the staff are great and you will always receive a warm welcome with comfortable leather sofas and frequently changing guest ales what more could you need to while away a few hours!

Andy K

staff are SOOO miserable at the Rake, every time i go...


Thanks to everyone who voted, here and on Facebook. The results are now out: http://londonist.com/2014/04/z...

Olly Newport

The Euston Tap (though it can get busy sometimes) has a great selection and is in a beautiful grade-II listed building outside Euston station.