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  • Location:London, United Kingdom
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

Check out London’s best ale houses on a 4-hour historical pub tour of the West End! Led by a friendly local guide, your tour includes visits to five traditional pubs with beer samples in each. Visit locals’ favorites at Trafalgar Square, Soho and Seven Dials – the epicenter of London’s theater scene -- and discover atmospheric pubs down blink-and-you'll-miss-it alleyways near Covent Garden. Hear the history and culture of beer in England, get tips on London's pub scene and enjoy drinking like a local!

Numbers are limited to 15 on this small-group tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.


  • 4-hour afternoon pub tour of London, led by an expert local guide
  • Visit five historical pubs in London’s popular West End and sample different beers or ales in each one
  • Learn about brewing traditions in the UK and hear of the different beer-drinking cultures throughout Europe
  • Explore Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Soho and Seven Dials
  • Hear tales, trivia and history of London’s thriving pub scene
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

Visit traditional pubs in London's West End!

Meet your guide near Trafalgar Square in London, and then set off on your 4-hour pub tour of London’s West End. Popular for centuries as the cultural heart of London, the West End is thronged with theaters, restaurants and galleries; no surprise then, that a thriving pub scene generated within it, and its historic pubs from bygone days are still every bit as popular today.

Start with a visit to a traditional 'boozer' near Trafalgar Square and soak up the ambiance of an authentic London ale house, serving beers, ales and ciders on tap. As you relax inside, your guide will regale you with insider secrets about some of the monuments nearby, like Nelsons Column – the impressive structure in the center of Trafalgar Square.

After sampling some of the pubs hearty ales, continue your tour with a stroll to Covent Garden – one of London’s most beautiful squares, with a bustling marketplace in the center. Many visitors head straight for the tourist pubs here, but your guide will introduce you to two of the best local pubs, just hidden down side streets, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a traditional snack inside one of them, and hear about the history and culture of beer drinking in the UK and Europe, as well as the ingredients used in different beers like hops and wheat.

Continue to the heart of London’s ‘theatreland’ in Soho, passing iconic London venues like the Adelphi and the Shaftsbury Theatre, and then head inside a pub that’s popular for pre-show drinks. Hear about the city's impressive performing arts and music scene in this world-famous theater district while sitting back and sipping on another ale.

Your tour finishes at a pub in Seven Dials – the center point of London’s vibrant West End. Savor your last tipple of the tour and get recommendations about other great London pubs to visit independently!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

John was a terrific tour guide! He was knowledgable and all around cool dude!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

A fun and interesting tour. Our guide was very knowledgable about the Pubs we visited, the Beer we were drinking and the History of London and the areas we walked through. Each Pub possessed a unique decor and atmoshere.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great time. One of the best things we did in London. Our tour guide Joe was very knowledgable and took us to some of the best pubs in London. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lots of fun. Rhys was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. Lovely afternoon learning about pubs and ales.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great fun to spend an afternoon getting acquainted with different ales and terrific to have personable guide with lots of fun stories as you pub hop.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Greg was very knowledgable. All the beer was amazing. The tour was very interesting and lots of fun! I would highly recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great guide, a fun afternoon!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great time. I learned so much about beer and London. A definite must do if in London.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Our guide was very entertaining and we enjoyed visiting pubs we didn't know about.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Our driver was very friendly and pointed out sites as he took us into London

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