The Tube One-Day Travelcard is now £4.00 (zones 1+2).
In Southwark the Old London Bridge Brewery has reportedly closed though may reappear. Nearby The George's Restoration Ale is now brewed by Crouch Vale.
The better Young's pubs are now serving Smiles, due to the exchange deal between the breweries which followed on from Young's buying a stake in Smile's.
O'Hanlon's Brewery has moved from Vauxhall to Clyst St Lawrence in Devon.
According to the December BreWorld mailout, the new Meantime Brewing Company (Charlton) is supplying its Union beers to RK Stanleys specialist sausage & beer restaurant in Little Portland Street (north of Oxford Circus).
Regent Inns, previously little known for real ales, are promoting a beer festival between 18 March and 1 April in some of their pubs: 6 core beers plus up to 19 others. In the areas covered by this article these are listed as participating:
According to the JD Wetherspoon house magazine [edition 4.3, Dec. 2000], a well-known Gaul is at work at the Crosse Keys in the City. An article proudly proclaims:
"For the pub in Gracechurch Street has installed a giant blackboard measuring six foot by seven foot, which lists 100 different beers from around the UK.
"An asterix by the beer denotes which ones are available at the time. Pub manager Phil Thomas said: `Real ales are extremely popular at our pub and the blackboard has proved a great attraction for our real ale fans.'"