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One of the great things about London is the fact you can borrow drinking experiences from just about anywhere.

We’ve enjoyed taking part in tapas crawls, (http://boakandbailey.com/?s=tapeo) albeit with a bit more of a walk between stops than we’re used to from Madrid or Seville.

If you want an authentic German beer garden (industrial sausages and all) you’ve got Stein (http://boakandbailey.com/2010/09/01/steins-richmond/)‘s, although for much of the same atmosphere with better food and beer, try the Meantime newcomer, The Old Brewery (http://boakandbailey.com/2010/04/11/the-old-brewery-greenwich-bingo/).* And while it doesn’t have a much of a garden, Zeitgeist (http://boakandbailey.com/2008/02/06/german-pub-in-london/) continues to be a lively place, providing a haven for German bankers and native Sarf Londoners to watch the Bundesliga together.

For rainy, wintry days, we find that the Dove (http://boakandbailey.com/2008/05/31/first-encounters-with-belgian-beer-and-the-dove-revisited/) in Hackney is a good subsititution for our all time favourite Belgian pub, the Poechenellekelder (http://boakandbailey.com/?s=poechenellekelder). * Odd, considering the braying Shoreditch clientele and the sometimes too-kool-for-skool barstaff — we think it’s the wooden decor, multi-floor layout and cosy nooks.

On the downside, the Austrian imbiss (http://boakandbailey.com/2008/11/20/austrian-imbiss-near-marble-arch/) is sadly no longer with us.

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