A chronicle of London boozers

I'm writing a book about pubs, which is taking longer than expected. This website documents the research.


In October 2014, I read a book called Nairn’s London, which damn near saved my life. It gave me the idea of writing a book about London’s pubs, hopefully in the same way he wrote about buildings. Since then, I have visited plenty of old haunts and several new ones in an attempt to populate this book. I learned quickly that I can only write about them while drinking in them so, as a result, things are taking much longer than I expected.

This blog will give me an outlet – a home for regular pub reviews and some commentary on modern pub culture – while I get on with the real task.