Metropolitan Line Bars
London's forgotten son, the Metropolitan Line is a seriously far-reaching tube line. The only line to go as far as Zone 9 (which is definitely not even in London), it definitely serves its purpose, cutting through an important part of the Central Line and giving you access to a number of great bars. So read on and check out our recommended Metropolitan Line Bars between Zones 1 and 2.
With captivating views of Europe’s largest private aquarium, The Drift in Liverpool Street is a drinking sanctuary in the heart of the City. Definitely not your stereotypical City bar, it's a quirky spot with hidden alcoves, a mixology table, a fine dining nook and a secluded cabana.
Positioned perfectly between Aldgate and Liverpool Street tube stations, The Sterling is perched at the base of one of London's most iconic buildings, the Gherkin. A favourite among city workers, The Sterling is a popular after work hang out where you can kick back with some beers, wine or cocktails as well as enjoying some sport on their TVs.
The Albany is a fantastic pub that's regularly lauded for its amazing drinks, fresh and seasonal cuisine, and friendly and pleasant atmosphere. An impressively well stocked bar, choose from 13 of the finest craft beers and ciders, five real ales, 29 quality wines and a range of spirits. You're really spoilt for choice.
Just around the corner from Barbican tube station, Be At One Smithfield is a prime location. Fantastic any night of the week, be ready to be welcomed by the friendly staff, who are some of the hardest partiers in the bar. A perfect pit-stop before a big night out, it's position on the Met line is ideal.
Split over two levels, The Gable in Moorgate is a fine drinking institution that's always worth checking out. Upstairs is more of a relaxed dining area whereas the cellar is a raucous club with plush leather furnishings, disco balls and an upbeat music policy. Always an affordable night out, the Gable is a great fun party bar.
An incredible party bar in the heart of Aldgate, Revolution Bar America Square is one of the liveliest spots in the area. Boasting an opulent Manhattan design and a twist of Soviet spirit, it's ideal for parties and large group bookings, meaning it's a great for celebrating having finished this monumental bar crawl.
Grand Union is always a good night out, and their Farringdon venue is no different. With good beers available on tap and with a strong wine list equally on offer, its real achievement is its fantastic cocktail menu. An expert bar staff are on hand to craft the perfect cocktail and with a late night license, it's a definite party venue.
Just a stroll from Regent's Park and Sherlock Holmes Museum, The Volunteer Pub near Baker Street is a great place to grab a drink for those in the area. Usually hosting a exuberant crowd, the ambience is always lively in this central pub. An ideal starting point, with some great food available to accompany your drinks.