St Giles

24/01/2012 at 00:23 | Posted in Crawls | 1 Comment
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Gerald led a crawl in the historic area of St Giles with pubs stretching from Holborn to Soho.  It wasn’t the first one where Jez had smuggled in a softback book with pub crawls listed out (see St James – Westminster) .  It included the vast Princess Louise (as it had re-opened by then – on previous Holborn crawls it was closed and not included).  The mirrors and period features were so memorable (before they closed it).  Also included was the Bloomsbury Tavern, a great looking pub on a corner site overlooking the busy streets around Centre Point; The Angel, an absolute gem with three separate bars, if you like period deco, next to St Giles Church; the pub near Soho Square where Guy Ritchie used to take Madonna (I think) who’s name escapes the memory and The Newman Arms on Rathbone Street (the pie shoppe – serving only pies at lunchtimes).  The stone floor and the well kept Fullers London Pride is worth a detour for.  This pub featured on the Fitzfovia crawl.  For a better description of the rest you need to find the book he was using because a great time was had by all !!

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  1. […] media-land taking in some old favourites, including the classic Newman Arms, which features on the St Giles pub crawl.  One of our “unwritten” rules is that there has to be a minimum of 4 […]


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