The Pub Monopoly Tour

Updated: Nov 3, 2018

By MATT DAVIES, JULY 2017

It’s a quintessentially English experience, playing Monopoly. It also walks players through some of London’s most famous and historic streets, stations and locations. The board provides a real life tour trail of our capital – but all that walking can be thirsty business. We’ve devised a hitlist of the best pubs to visit along the way and some optional rules if you’re after the true Pub Monopoly experience!


Old Kent Road – The Windsor


Whitechapel Road – The Blind Beggar


The Angel Islington – The Angel


Euston Road – The Euston Flyer


Pentonville Road – The Lexington


Pall Mall – The Red Lion


Whitehall –Sliver Cross


Northumberland Avenue – Sherlock Holmes


Bow Street – Marquess of Anglesey


Marlborough Street – The Prince Regent


Vine Street –Abbey


Strand – The Coal Hole


Fleet Street – The Tipperary


Trafalger Square- Vista


Leicester Square – The Moon Under Water


Coventry Street –The Lyric


Piccadilly – The Glassblower


Regent Street –The Queen's Head


Oxford Street – The Flying Horse


Bond Street - Barley Mow


Park Lane – Rose and Crown


Mayfair –The Punch Bowl


Now, you’ve got the pubs and, really, that’s all you need to get on your (potentially very) merry way! However, we did mention some rules and for those of you looking for a more official affair, here are some elements that have helped us enjoy successful Pub Monopoly Tours – strictly for research purposes, of course!


Chance cardsThis is where you can have some fun with challenges for the group. It could be karaoke, arm wrestles or any other dare you choose, hand a different chance card out at each pub you visit to add a bit of extra spice.


Community chestIf you’ll be collecting a whip from which to buy drinks from the group, community chest cards are a way of adding a bit of spontaneity into the trip. Whether contributing to the whip, gaining a free drink from it or ordering a round of cocktails for the whole group, these add a lottery element to your Pub Monopoly experience.


Some considerationsThis is still a tour of London, and it isn’t much of a tour if you only make it a quarter of the way through. You don’t need to drink in every pub, and sampling some of the venue’s beers in half pints is a great, sustainable tempo to the day! Whenever we’ve done this, we’ve treated it as an excuse to get all suited, booted and dressed to the nines. Just beware of heels, there’s a lot of walking!

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