District Line Bars

If you thought the District Line was good for nothing but taking you from the West all the way through to deepest Essex, you'd be very much mistaken. For this very pillar of the Underground system takes you to the doorstep of London's very best drinking dens, and we're here to take you on a boozy tour to take them all in. Grab your pals, top up that Oyster Card and read on to discover our list of the best bars on the District Line Zones 1&2 (we'd be here forever otherwise).

The Folly

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Back on the tube we go, but don't get too comfy because The Folly at Monument is next on the list. A striking botanically-inspired bar, restaurant and deli is so fresh you could be dining inside an actual rainforest. Truly a unique London bar, The Folly provides a relaxing haven from the hustle and bustle of the City. 

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Located in the heart of the City, this All Bar One is the perfect place for an after-work cocktail after a long slog in the office. Take the edge off and chill with a few colleagues as you sample the best the bar tender has to offer, with premium bottled lager and beer on tap and a fine selection of food and small plates to graze upon.

Galvanisers Union

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We'll start deep in the east at Bromley-by-Bow, where you can hop off and find the Galvanisers Union. Steeped in history, swing by today and you'll find a pub offering up meticulously sourced craft beers, real ales, spirits and wines, available to enjoy in a spacious and relaxing setting. There's fresh British pub grub on offer too, and time your visit well and you'll get some live music thrown in for good measure.

The George Tavern

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Hop back on a westbound tube and alight at Whitechapel; where we're stopping by a venue written about by Charles Dickens himself. The hugely popular George Tavern isn't just an endearing boozer but also something of a hub for art and culture. There's regular live music, art exhibitions and theatre performances to enjoy in a really diverse environment.