Ever since the humble tavern came to London centuries ago, pub drinking has been a staple of life in the capital.
And while pubs were previously just for socialising or grabbing a swift drink after work, they now play home to a huge range of entertainment options too.
Whether you’re a beer guzzler, a wine lover or a spirits aficionado, there’s a perfect pub with ideal entertainment out there for you. With a whole host of special events on in London’s pubs every single day, you can be entertained while you get merry. What’s not to love?
With that in mind, here are some of the finest pub events on in north and central London at the moment. Don’t forget to check the blog in the coming weeks for a look at pub events in east, south and west London too!
Free pub comedy – every evening
Laughs are best when they’re free, so if you’re a fan of comedy then you must check out the Angel Comedy Club.
All you have to do is simply pop in to the Camden Head pub or The Bill Murray pub in Islington any night of the week to hear some of London’s latest stand-up comedians perform.
From hilarious tales of growing up to laugh-a-minute pieces about the dating scene in London, the sketches on offer are priceless. And the best bit? It’s all completely free of charge.
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The Angel Comedy Club has previously hosted big name acts such as Russell Howard, so there’s a chance you’ll see the next primetime comedy stars here before they get famous. Make sure you get there with plenty of time to spare, though, as space can fill up quickly.
Sounds Familiar Music Quiz – various dates
London plays home to a plethora of venues both great and small, so it’s no surprise that there are plenty of amazing quizzes on offer in this city.
But regular music quiz Sounds Familiar truly is one of a kind, and it’s much more than a standard quiz. It’s a combination of a party and a music quiz all in one, and party-goers can look forward to over 100 eclectic tracks across eight different categories per quiz.
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Hosted at venues such as Jerusalem bar in Fitzrovia, The Phoenix in Soho, and Drink Shop Do in Kings Cross, this innovative event has it all – meaning you can dance the night away while also showing off your musical prowess!
Camden pub crawl – every evening
Historically dubbed one of London’s most hip and happening neighbourhoods, Camden has intriguing underground bars, quirky shops and a bustling market.
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These days, it still boasts a status as a fantastic place for a great night out no matter whether you’re a local or a tourist. Going off the beaten track and taking you to places in the neighbourhood you wouldn’t otherwise know about, the famous Camden pub crawl is a fab choice if you want to explore this area’s nightlife.
With stops on the way including Proud Camden (a converted horse hospital complete with old stables, which now double up as booths), this daily extravaganza shows you the authentic side of North London’s main party borough.
Author: Nick Toner