If there’s one thing Londoners love – it’s playing around with the tube map. Whether it’s a tube map directing you to the cheapest pints, or a literary-themed reimagining of tube station names, if you can name it there’s probably a tube map for it! And now drinks brand Lixir Drinks has done the hard work for thirsty Londoners looking to slurp up some drinks this Easter weekend. They’ve put together a Gin and Tonic Tube Map that shows the cost of the cheapest G&T near each station in zone one.
Now, a disclaimer here: this is not a map of the cheapest G&Ts in London. Sadly, we’ve yet to find one of those. What it is, instead, is a map detailing the cost of the cheapest G&T at the nearest pub or bar to each Zone One Tube station. Also, obviously, this is not an official Tube map. Please do not try to travel to £6 Gordon’s by way of Piccadilly Circus from £6.55 Beefeater. It will just get far too confusing, far too quickly.
Additionally, the map focuses on the prices of single gin and tonics. You can also see which gin is used in each of the cheapest drinks, for those who are particularly enamoured with a certain brand.
Take a look at the full thing here:
Takeaways from the Gin and Tonic Tube Map
If you don’t fancy peering closely at a map trying to compare the prices across London, here’s the basic info:
- The cheapest G&T on the map can be found at The Huntley near Euston Square Station, where a Tanqueray and tonic will run you just £3.25. (And trust me, we’re running right there after work!)
- Two venues tied for the most expensive of the cheap gin and tonics. Both The Paternoster pub near St Paul’s, and The Courtfield at Earl’s Court, will set you back £10 for a single G&T.
- South of the river, but still within zone one, the cheapest station-adjacent G&T is the Beefeater and tonic for £6.10, at The Ring near Southwark station.
- The most common “cheap” gin across zone one is Beefeater, averaging a price of £7.24 for a single G&T.
- If you were to try and take this map as a challenge (which we recommend against), buying a single gin and tonic at each venue would cost you £365.65.
So now you know, after a hard day at work, whether to grab a drink at the nearest pub, or head a few stops down the line to a cheaper G&T. It’s a public service, and we thank Lixir Drinks for contributing to the greater good.
See the full research, and map, here.