The majority of pubs close at 11pm, though recent statute reforms allow premises to apply for 24 hour licensing. Some pubs have stuck to 11pm closing but chain pubs, bars (close between 12:30 and 1:30am weekdays, 1-3am weekends) and clubs (most close at 4am, some open until 7 or 8am) generally stay open later.
All around the city you’ll find traditional pubs with bizarre-sounding names like “The Dog and Duck”. Some may actually be chain pubs, mass marketed to get tourists in who want an “authentic” British pub experience and it can be hard to tell the difference from the outside. Although the tourist areas like Covent Garden, Leicester, Piccadilly and The Strand are clogged with a variety of pubs, it doesn’t hurt to get off-the-beaten path in order to find your true British pub experience.
Was over last April with family attending to my grandpa 100 birthday party !! So at the same time this was a family gathering .. Long lost cousins and aunties & uncles !! So a visit to the local pub was a must !! And yes it was a very liquid night after building a stomach foundation of fried chicken and fries (or Chips) the beers where following round after round !! A great trip and a memorable night at the Pub!! A must for all visiting the country !!
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