Disclaimer: I wrote this article on the Bermondsey Beer Mile as I was starting my travel + London blog and it became insanely popular. As such, I will update it every 2 months as there are more and more breweries appearing in the are by the minute. The last updated date is at the top of the article.
Are you a beer fan and a londoner? Or maybe just a beer fan visiting the city? Then you must not miss the Bermondsey Beer Mile!
Turns out that Bermondsey has become the hub for microbreweries in London. And the good news for you is that they open on Saturday, and some on Sunday, so you can go taste their golden liquid right from the brewery. What’s even better is that they are conveniently located in a straight line over a mile. Hence why it’s called the Bermondsey Beer Mile. That, my friend, makes the perfect beer crawl.
Scared of getting hungry? Well fear not. There are also three food markets conveniently located along the Bermondsey Beer Mile. I’ve created a map for you to follow and I’ll walk you through the whole thing.
Don’t want to do this on your own? Luckily the folks at UK Brewery Tours have got you covered with three amazing tours of the Bermondsey Beer Mile area:
Bermondsey Microbrewery Experience: My top pick! Visit a number of breweries on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, learn about how beer is made, tour the equipment, speak to the brewers and sample the beers straight from the taproom. It’s been going on since 2014.
Journey to the Underworld was the first Funicular Productions immersive experience I went to. As an immersive experience lover, I have this itch to attend all of them and Journey to the Underworld had great reviews. Also, I had peeked the menu in their website and it looked amazing. And they are able to cater for vegans!
I arrived to Pedley Street Station in Hackney where the experience was to take place and was greeted by a rather zombie-like man in the ticket office who gave us the ticket so that we could shortly board the train. His assistant monsters took our coats and bags.
Looking to take many gorgeous pictures in London in little time? Then definitely hit up Elizabeth Street in Belgravia by Victoria Station, London’s most instagrammable street!
So what makes Elizabeth Street in Belgravia the most instagrammable street in London? Well, it might have started with patisserie Peggy Porschen making cute cakes and cupcakes as well as calling everyone’s attention with it’s pinkness and floral displays. Many other stores followed making this Belgravia street the go-to one for London’s influencers and Instagrammers.
So here’s the run down of the most insta-worthy places on Belgravia’s Elizabeth Street.
Note: most of my outfits featured in this post can be found in my 21buttons account.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
This bakery in Belgravia is responsible for inventing the Cronut and is on this list because of its seasonally changing flower arch and flower terrace. It also does innovative afternoon teas that are so incredibly instagrammable. Book an afternoon tea, or pop in for a take away item, everything they do is extremely instagrammable!
Dead Man’s Hand is the newest production of A Door in a Wall in which attendees need to investigate and resolve a poker related murder case by gathering clues in the streets of Farringdon in London.
I decided to try it out, unsure of what to expect. Myself and the two friends, who joined me gathered in The Castle pub in Farringdon and sat on one of the upstairs tables. The different teams attending on the day were sitting on the different tables across the room.