Saturday Crawls
 
Big-L and myself have had many, many emails in the 2003 about doing the crawl on Saturdays, I guess mainly due to the fact we have written in the 'Things To Know' section to avoid doing it on a Saturday, Sunday or Public Holiday.

As it had been roughly 5 years (1998) since we had done a Saturday crawl we decided that our next crawl would be done on a Saturday to see if things had changed and more pubs are open.

You will now notice that some of the pubs have a SATURDAY written next to them which means that when we were doing the crawl on that Saturday they were open. However as I said only some have the symbol. There is still a section through the city which does not have any pubs open. Believe me we checked and checked at each station and we definitely could not find a pub that was open at some of them, at Moorgate we had become so desperate for a refreshing drink we even went to Oddbins!

The short of it is that the whole of the circle line pub crawl can only be completed in on a week day. However it is understandable that not everyone can arrange to do this so here is a list for Saturday crawlers. If things change please let us know so we can update, Thanks.

So here is a quick list of places

  Station Pub Additional Information
1. Embankment The Ship & Shovel:

SATURDAY 'T'

Not open until 11:30am on Saturdays.

We wish to thank the owner for opening specially for us.

2. Temple  Walkabout:

Closest SATURDAY

This pub does not open until 12:00 and now the owner won't let you in before. ALL the other pubs DO NOT OPEN.
3. BlackFriars The Blackfriar:

  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
4. Mansion House NOT SATURDAY

 

Dead and NO pubs open anywhere in the vicinity.
5. Cannon St. NOT SATURDAY

 

Station closed on Saturdays. Very close to Mansion House hence we know there are no pubs open here either.
6. Monument NOT SATURDAY

 

No pubs open around here either. Surprised by this due to there being tourist around?!?
7. Tower Hill  The Pepys Bar (Novotel):

Closest SATURDAY

None of the other pubs mentioned are opened so go here.
8. Aldgate Aldgate Exchange:

SATURDAY

None of the other pubs mentioned are opened so go here.
9. Liverpool Street The Lord Aberconway:

SATURDAY 'T'

Open and as friendly bar staff as usual.
10. Moorgate NOT SATURDAY

 

The place is DEAD. We drank at Oddbins, but suggest you bypass this place!
11. The Barbican The Shakespeare:

SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
12. Farringdon  The John Old Castle:

 SATURDAY

None of the other pubs mentioned are opened so go here.
13. Kings Cross  O'neills:

SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
14. Euston Square  The Crown:

SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
15. Portland Street The Green Man:

  Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
16. Baker Street  The Metropolitan Bar:

Closest  SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
17. Edgware Road  The Chapel:

Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
18. Paddington The Dickens Tavern:

SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
19. Bayswater Rat & Parrot:

Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
20. Notting Hill  Gate MooK:

Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
21. High St. Kensington The Prince of Wales:

Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
22. Gloucester Road The Stanhope Arms:

Closest Recommended SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
23. South Kensington The Zetland Arms:

Closest  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
24. Sloane Square The Royal Court Tavern:

  SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
25. Victoria Wetherspoons Station Pub:

SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
26. St. James Park The Feasthers:

SATURDAY

Was open as usual.
27. Westminster The Red Lion:

Closest   SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.
28. Embankment  The Ship & Shovel:

SATURDAY 'T'

Was open as usual.