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.
Pablo and I decided to visit Israel and Jordan in 2 weeks. We planned this 2 week Israel & Jordan itinerary using information from other bloggers and it turned out to be a lot better than expected. We loved every place we visited and every hotel we stayed on! See a break down of our Israel & Jordan itinerary as well as recommendations on what to do each day below. Heads up that it includes a super fun road trip.
2 weeks in Israel and Jordan – Daily Breakdown
Days 1 & 2: Jerusalem
It might seem weird not to start the Israel trip in Tel Aviv, but we actually arrived to Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion airport during Shabbat and took a Nesher Sherut to Jerusalem directly which takes around an hour.
It’s no surprise that Tel Aviv has lately become a very popular travel destination as it is vibrant, dynamic and cosmopolitan. Tel Aviv is famous for its beaches, nightlife, music, art, food and style. It is one of a kind city with a mix of old and new. Having road-tripped around in Israel, Tel Aviv is where I felt most at home as it’s no different to London in that there are so many trendy places to eat and drink, designer stores, and all the things we millennials love. But the good thing is that it’s warm, sunny and has beaches! In this post you’ll find a long list of things to do in Tel Aviv as well as where to stay and how to get to and around the city.
Things to do in Tel Aviv
Walk or take a tour of Tel Aviv’s Old Jaffa
Jaffa (also known as Yafo) is the ancient port city out of which Tel Aviv has now grown. Jaffa has, in recent years and like much of Tel Aviv, been regenerated with its old narrow streets and courtyards becoming another highly desirable part of Tel Aviv. Jaffa is a real melting pot of Jewish and Arab populations living and breathing the same closely-packed air. A great way to explore Jaffa is through this 1-hour segway tour!