What’s good in that London at the moment?

Off on a solo London trip to see Nine Inch Nails on Sunday. Coach gets in early so have a couple of hours to kill. Any recommendations for things to do or pubs with decent beer where I can sit in a corner with a pint and read for a bit near the Albert Hall?

In before a fellow non Londoner says it’s all shit.

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You’re so close to Hyde Park you may as well pop up to Kensington Gardens and go round the Serpentine Galleries, they’re free:

http://www.serpentinegalleries.org/explore/exhibition

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the train to glasgow

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M & M World → Garfunkel’s → China Whites → Stringfellow’s → Spearmint Rhino

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Will there be time for the London Eye in this itinerary?

NO CULTURE

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^this. There’s that new sculpture in the Serpentine lake, plus this year’s summer pavilion has just opened.

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Have you taken yourself up the OXO Tower?

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Think the royal albert hall is near some museums

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Hi, I work just opposite the RAH. The beer selection is fucking shit around here. Within walking distance, the only place I can recommend is the Mall Tavern.

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Take yourself up the West End

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^This is a tricky one as there are very few pub options near The Albert Hall - something to do with the area originally being developed by members of The Temperance Movement I believe. That said, if you’ve got a bit of time on your hands I would take a wander along the south side of Hyde Park and take a couple of jars in this gaff which is bloody lovely:

http://www.grenadierbelgravia.com/

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Shall we have a separate ‘things to do in London board’?

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Looks good, thanks!

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Yeah. University and my first job was around South Kensington. Crap area for pubs. Maybe look for stuff happening a few tubes stops away from The Royal Albert Hall.

(My token joke answer would be to go to Camden Market and buy a t-shirt with words on it.)

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No probs man! Quite a few nice boozers up near Lancaster Gate if you’re gonna have a wander through Hyde Park. Enjoy NiN!

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Big fan of this pub, on a mews just minutes away from the venue.

https://www.thequeensarmskensington.co.uk/

Can you tell me of these, please? Work by Lancaster Gate and all my post-work pub trips have been lacking.

I quite like the Mitre, good for a quiet pint and a read as per the op but maybe a bit too old man for post-work? Tables out the front are nice.