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The Hoxton Hotel
81 Great Eastern St.
In the heart of East London, not far from the Olympic site and near many of the best beer-focused pubs. Double rooms from $347.
Hilton London Islington
53 Upper St.
In an upmarket neighborhood close to both the East End and central London. Double rooms from $200.
41 Buckingham Gate
This Michelin-starred Indian restaurant has a short but well-chosen beer list. Entrees from $23.
Byron 46 Hoxton Sq.
This is one of 23 (and counting) Byrons across the city; expect excellent hamburgers and a good craft beer list. Burgers from $10.
The Kernel Brewery
Arch 11, Dockley Road
Expect to pay around $4.30
a bottle at the brewery (open Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), $7 elsewhere.
Camden Town Brewery 55-59 Wilkin Street Mews
Brewery bar is open Thursday 4 to 8 p.m., Friday 4 to 11 p.m. and Saturday noon to 8 p.m.; all beers are $6.20 a pint.
The Craft Beer Co. 82 Leather Lane, Clerkenwell
Prices vary wildly; cask ales start
at around $5.40 for a pint. Keg and bottled beers are generally more expensive.
The Holborn Whippet 25-29 Sicilian Ave., Holborn
Cask ales start at $5.10.
Tap East 7 International Sq., Westfield Stratford City
Cask ales brewed on site start