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Walkabout Tavern;

Aussie/Kiwi Sanctuary; London

semi-overcast 7 °C


The Walkabout Tavern is a place where Aussies and Kiwis can come together to enjoy some of the finer things life has to offer;
like pints of Fosters, cricket, rugby and a general aptitude for drinking.

By the time Matt and I had made it there the other NZers were already hard into it; which came as a bit of a surprise seeing it was only the 3rd over and 1:30 in the afternoon. Fosters is on tap everywhere here and I have a hard time trying to explain to Londoners that in Australia people just don't drink it, but here it's cheap and emphasises the point that your Australian, so you do.

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Snakebite; 'snakie' a new drink I was introduced to; is a mixture of cider, lager and grenadine and is harsh, very very very harsh.

NZ destroyed the poms and the afternoon of drinking began to develop into a night of drinking. After leaving the Walkabout we caught the Double Decker Bus home; the novelty of which has yet to wear off. Stopping for a traditional Londoner's meal; chicken kebab. £4 sets you up with a huge kebab served subway style with your own choice of fillings and gets you ready for the night ahead.


There's only one thing I hate about going out in London, its usually about a 15 minute walk to the club your going out to, and at any time after 6:00pm the outside air temperature could be as low as 3 degrees. Easily solved by wearing a nice big jacket, however once your in the club jammed in the middle of a dancing mosh of 500 people, a nice big jacket is not exactly what you want. Solved again by a cloak check-in room costing a further £1 and involves a 15 minute wait in line.


On this particular friday night; Fosters were selling at £1 so we managed to set up a pretty good collection of labels at our table;


Danced the night away until 5am when it was time to make the long COLD walk home; with a quick stop over at the pizza place across the road; where you meet crazy eastern europeans and two guys from Margaret River, it's a crazy place the UK.

When you wake up in London with a hangover and your really desperate for that greasy McDonalds/Hungry Jacks fix; then be prepared;
....are you man enough to pay $13 for a regular whopper meal?..
Remember, when coming to London, bring money and lots of it.

Garrett in London.

Posted by clancy_of_ 00:15 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged round_the_world

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I went to that Walkabout in London lol An Australian guy with dreds was working there and he was really nice lol

And yeah we left London broke too hope ur better off!

by icn06

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