Monopoly Pub Crawl: Part 4
You’re now onto the last stretch of the board and the most expensive. It’s the elusive greens and dark blues of the Bond Street and Mayfair area that complete the Fluid Monopoly bar, pub and restaurant crawl. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled while you are playing in this area, it’s a haven for the rich and the famous.
Bar: All Bar One
Travel: Take the Central line to Oxford Circus and then walk the rest of the journey to your next destination.
After ‘doing time’ you’ll be ready to get back to reality. When you’re on Regent Street take a trip to the London-centric drinking establishment, All Bar One, for a swift half. With the likes of Duvel, Staropramen, Peroni, Guinness, Paulaner and Amstel on draft, plus other bottled beer and cider, wine and champagne in the fridges, you’ll be spoilt for choice. You could even hang about for a couple more halves before setting off to the next destination.
Pub: The Phoenix
Travel: Walk south down Regent Street, turn right onto Margaret Street, and after a total journey of less that 500ft, you’ll have reached your next stop.
From Selfridges to Primark, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a pub on the most famous shopping street of all: Oxford Street. That’s why The Phoenix on Cavendish Square is ideal. Great for summer-time drinks outside, The Phoenix serves a mean jug of Pimms, share one with the group or choose a beer or cider from the 21 available on tap!
Pub: The Running Horse
Travel: Carry on walking west down Oxford Street for a five or so minutes and you will come to the next stop.
Next up is the oldest pub in the area, dating back to 1738, The Running Horse on Bond Street is far enough away from the pushing and shoving of Oxford Street to relax, either inside or outside if the sun is shining. Join in with the old men that frequent the pub and say cheers to them with a pint of ale in your hand.
Liverpool Street Station
Pub: The Railway Tavern
Travel: There’s a little detour to the last railway station on the board. Take the Central Line from Bond Street all the way to the station.
Mostly full of angry commuters waiting for their delayed trains, friends meeting for their first drinks before a night out, or sports fans catching the live action on the new 3D screens, The Railway Tavern at Liverpool Street Station has a plethora of clients. You’ll fit right in with a good old fashioned pint of Royal London before getting back on the tube to the next stop.
Travel: Work up your appetite on the Central Line tube back to Marble Arch and then walk southbound for your dinner reservation.
It is said that the Japanese are the healthiest diners in the world, take instruction from them and dine at the celebrity hangout that is the Michelin-starred Nobu on Park Lane. After your heavy lunch earlier today you are probably after something small. For sushi fans, Nobu has a huge array of different fishes to choose from, for those in the group that prefer something heartier the Teriyaki Tenderloin of beef is to die for. And of course the only drink to wash down your Japanese fare is Saki but if you are feeling untraditional then try the pear and cinnamon mojito.
Bar: Whisky Mist
Travel: It’s just a short walk to the next destination, walk just down the road behind Nobu and you will come to your final stop.
The last and most expensive square on the board, finish off the rest of the kitty money at Whisky Mist on Hertford Street in Mayfair. Renowned for the place where the likes of Beyonce, Jay Z and top footballers hang out and where Sean Combs (Puff Daddy) once spent £61,000 on cocktails, Whisky Mist is where it’s at when it comes to clubs in London. Reserve a table for you and your group to spend the rest of the evening drinking cocktails (although not £61,000 worth) and celebrity spotting.
Do Not Pass Go
Travel: Get a cab home safe in the knowledge that you have just completed the toughest game of life size board game known to man: Fluid Monopoly, done.
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