Voting in the UK general elections is underway and the first exit polls will soon be in. As if you didn’t know. If you’re finding it hard to share the excitement about today’s general election, then here’s a way to make polling day more palatable.

Luckily, if you prefer pints to policies; pubs and politics are more closely linked than you might think.

Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron have all popped into boozers across the country drumming up support for their campaigns.

Apparently, Lib Dem candidate Clegg brought a 30% increase in trade to a Worcestershire pub on Sunday while current Prime Minister Brown had supporters queuing outside when he propped up a Kilburn bar. Not to be outdone, Tory leader Cameron wowed a crowd in Swindon last week.

Unfortunately, none of the candidates posted any drunken pictures on Facebook.

If you’re looking for an excuse for a pint tonight then what better one than election day 2010! Check out our list of election night bars in London.

And if you’re on the electoral roll, get out and vote! Polls are open until 10pm.

Here’s our pick of bars that will be showing election coverage tonight:

Bompas & Parr Parliamentary Waffle House
65-67 Broadwick Street, W1F 9QY

The Crown
223 Grove Road, Victoria Park, London, E3 5SN
(020) 8880 7261

The Draft House Westbridge
74-76 Battersea Bridge Road, Battersea, London, SW11 3AG
(020) 7228 6482

The Elgin
96 Ladbroke Grove, Notting Hill, London, W11 1PY
0872 148 0255

Pizza Express Milbank
25 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP
020 7976 6214

Red Lion
48 Parliament Street, London, SW1A 2NH
0872 148 4384

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