Is This London's Shortest Pub Crawl?

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 90 months ago
Is This London's Shortest Pub Crawl?

We popped to Nunhead last week and noticed that around Nunhead Green is possibly London's shortest pub crawl (Bermondsey Beer Mile? Pfft, we don't want to walk for a mile). There's The Beer Shop, The Pyrotechnist's Arms, Old Nun's Head and The Habit... though a spanner was thrown in the works when we discovered that these days The Habit is a bistro.


Still, three pubs is a crawl, right? And this trio comes in at 206m (according to Google Maps. We're dedicated to research, but draw the line at going out with a measuring wheel).


But then we started to think. The Dolphin, Golden Lion and Sydenham's new Beer Rebellion are pretty close together as well. Turns out that crawl clocks in at 158m.


Can we do even better? Well, yes. Yes, we can. Because The Oxford Arms, Elephant's Head and Buck's Head on Camden High Street can be visited without walking further than 61m. (We're obviously not counting trips to the bar and back.)

Charing Cross

Three pubs are all very well, but do they really constitute a crawl? We opened up the concept to four pubs, and the quartet of The Chandos, The Harp, The Marquis and The Lemon Tree by Charing Cross station may work. The total journey is 153m, which is more than twice the distance of the Camden crawl for only one more pub.

Camden Town again

These thoughts of Camden made us wonder: can we tag a fourth pub onto the Camden crawl? And it turns out: yes, we can. By taking a shortcut onto Jamestown Road, the walk from The Ice Wharf to The Oxford Arms is 89m, making a total crawl distance of 150m. Is this it? Have we found London's shortest pubcrawl? Suggest others in the comments...

Last Updated 09 June 2016