Australian Bars: Top 10 Best Aussie Bars & Pubs
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Clapham Junction - A place of worship and pilgrimage for any visiting Australian in London, that much is undoubtedly true about this particular Church. The rest, however, is a mash-up of beer that doesn't stop flowing a moment before it has to and the customary striptease shows. A must-do for anybody wanting to take the test of how truly Antipodean your party habits are.
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Charing Cross - Now I'll tread carefully here because after all, this is a Top 10 in honour of our Australian cousins and their tradition. But, as most do, they tend to get a little touchy when reminded of the Empire. Nevertheless, the premier Commonwealth Kitchen may be patronisingly named, but they boast a wide selection of beers and main courses all from Commonwealth heritage. They also have a reputation for cooking up mean kangaroo sausages.
Wimbledon - Perhaps one of the most quizzical aspects of our Australian cousins is their love of what they call 'football.' I personally have never understood it because when I try to I can't get past the round pitch and the fact that there seems to be one position whose job it is to punch the ball-carrier in the back of the head. Nevertheless, the Slug in Wimbledon are proud of their AFL tradition and showcase it on their huge screens and ice-cold pints or hearty pub food. Get involved.
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Fitzrovia - A breath of fresh air for Australians desperately scouring the capital for honest, Down Under cuisine. A coffee house, restaurant or takeaway depending entirely on what you fancy at the moment, Lantana is a gem in Fitzrovia with flavour, character and a sincere laid-back vibe.