Whether you’re a fresher or a returning student with years of hard work (and insane nights out) behind your back, this year’s pub crawl will blow your mind. Starting near Charing Cross Station, this collection of pubs is perfect for a great night out to mingle with old friends and make some new ones! From traditional British pubs to lively London bars, this pub crawl has all you need for a great start to the academic year.
- Wellington – 351 Strand, WC2R 0HS
This traditional corner pub is the perfect way to start off your pub crawl. With two floors of seating and tables outside, this pub has room for all. It hosts an impressive eight real ales on handpump as well as a variety of other beers, wines and spirits, all for amazing prices. Dating back to 1903, this pub’s stained glass windows, original marble fireplace and impressive ceiling attract a host of different customers. Reasonably priced food is served all day.
- Harp – 47 Chandos Place, WC2N 4HS
This bustling little tavern, set in the very centre of London is a favourite of locals, students and tourists. It can get a little busy at times but many are happy to spill out onto the street to enjoy the hanging flower baskets. With a choice of remarkably fair-priced real ales on handpump, several ciders and spirits you can be sure to find the perfect choice for yourself. The traditional long bar and stained glass windows make the Harp the perfect place to stop by on your evening.
- French House – 49 Dean Street, W1D 5BG
This tiny pub tucked away in the corner of Soho has a very impressive range of wine, champagne and bottled beers. Filled with theatre memorabilia, it leaves little rooms for seats, but there is plenty of standing room for those wanting to grab one on the go. With a stunning bar and a great atmosphere, this spot is both classy and cheap. The perfect place to celebrate your student loan!
- Princess Louise – 208 High Holborn, WC1V 7EP
The traditional Victorian decor of this pub sweeps you off your feet from the moment you enter the building. The roaring fire, detailed floors and stone columns as well as a range of beers and pub food (on weekdays during lunch and dinner) will keep you coming back again and again. The dark oak bar in the centre of the pub, complete with a tall clock-tower always set to noon, makes this the perfect atmospheric pub to relax in one of the cosy booths before heading out to the last stop on the crawl.
- Knights Templar – 95 Chancery Lane, WC2A 1DT
Like most student pub crawls, this one too ends in Spoons. This competitively priced chain pub provides a good range of well-prices ales, wines, spirits and fantastic range of food, with vegan and vegetarian options available throughout the day. Set in a former bank building, the marble pillars and chandeliers of Knights Templar will never fail to impress. Knock back your final few beers, enjoy the scenic interior and try to spot which locations of the pub made it to the film The Da Vinci Code.