Need a place to grab a drink in London? The New York Times T Magazine has a few suggestions.
British pubs are the social linchpins of many Londoners’ lives. Before, during and after work, the rich and poor, the blue and white collar — all meet for a pint at these sudsy equalizers, of which there are nearly 7,000 in greater London. So to visit the capital and not frequent at least one of its storied booze barns is to overlook a very basic and traditional facet of what makes this great city and its people tick.