January 22, 2019

10 London Cafes, Bars, and Pubs That Everyone Needs to Know About

10 London Cafes, Bars, and Pubs That Everyone Needs to Know AboutLondon is full of hipster cafes and trendy wine bars, but fortunately for people who like to have their brains tickled along with enjoying their beverages, there are lots of different places to try out.

Whether you happen to be a board game buff, a gaming geek, or a history nerd, the following are 10 places that are ideal for the next time you go out for the evening.

1. Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

This is a place for all of the literary history buffs out there. Ye Old Cheshire Cheese is a place where people like Mark Twain, PG Wodehouse, and Charles Dickens have been entertained in the past.

This 17th Century building has been around since right after London’s Great Fire and during the area’s heyday was the Fleet Street crowd’s favourite. They have moved on now, and to this day, the pub has still survived in its original format.

2. Meltdown

Meltdown bar on Caledonian Road is London’s first e-gaming pub and can be best described as being a sports bar especially for gamers.

You can sip on your game-themed shot or cocktails like a Stimpack, Jim Raynor, or Doom, while you are either playing the featured game of the night via the consoles that are arranged in the formation of an ‘X,’ or watch all of the action on one of the big screens.

3. Draughts

This east London board game bar and cafe is the thinking person’s favourite: every month we visit Draughts to play everything from Game of Thrones to Backgammon, Cards Against Humanity, and Hungry Hippos. Pull up a chair, keep your eyes down, and grab a game.

4. Viaduct Tavern

If you are after spirits, then The Viaduct Tavern as London’s surviving Victorian Gin palace, it definitely is worth visiting. St. Paul’s …

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