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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Experience London’s traditional drinking scene on this afternoon pub crawl. Accompany your guide on a fun and educational tour in and around the city, where you’ll visit at least four historic pubs and taste different brews (own expense). Pop into centuries-old ale houses, see literary haunts favored by writers like Charles Dickens, and learn about local drinking culture through the ages.
  • Afternoon walking tour, taking in London’s historical pubs
  • Visit four traditional London pubs in London Bridge, the City of London, Fleet Street, and Holborn
  • Sip on a pint (not included) in London’s last surviving Elizabethan coaching inn
  • Discover what a real London pub looks like on a visit to an alehouse in Blackfriars
  • Sit down in a pub once frequented by Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Pair a walking tour of London's oldest neighborhood with visits to multiple atmospheric, historical pubs.
Your afternoon pub tour begins at St. Paul's, where you will meet your guide and set off for the first stop of your tour. As you walk, check out city attractions like St. Paul's Cathedral and the bustling Fleet Street. Pass the site of a Shakespearean playhouse, then pop into the art nouveau Blackfriars for a drink. Grab a pint (own expense) and enjoy colorful stories from this neighborhood's banking community.
Next, head down Fleet Street, flush with pubs and gin palaces to service the journalists and literary greats of the day. Stop at a proper London boozer for a civilized drinking experience. Buy yourself a delicious local ale (or two), admire the authentic medieval decor, and enjoy the buzz as regulars and newcomers fill up the wooden tables surrounding the horseshoe bar.
Continue along Fleet Street, the former stomping grounds of Charles Dickens, who once resided in Furnival’s Inn (now Holborn Bars). Visit a 17th-century pub that was a favorite of Dickens and fellow writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Sip on a delicious beer and cider (not included) and soak up the literary history of the place.
Your tour ends at the edge of Covent Garden with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun at another local pub.

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Maribeth R
, Apr 2019

My friend and I decided to do this tour while we were in London and since we were there for only 24 hours and wanted to make the most of it. It was so much fun! We learned some history of London, the great fire, Winston Churchill, cock fighting and we got to enjoy pubs and beverages along the way. Our tour guide, Freddie, was knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor. He made the tour fun and interesting. His knowledge of London's history and his knowledge of the ales and gins that we enjoyed was outstanding. I highly recommend this tour!

Melanie G
, Mar 2019

This tour was a great mix of history of London and history of the pubs. It was a great way to spend an afternoon and our tour guide was great and gave us advice on things to do in London during our stay. I would highly recommend this!

Diane C
, Feb 2019

Our guide David was fun and very informative! Great afternoon stopping at 5 pubs with David giving us lots of historical background along the route as well as about the pubs. Definitely recommend this tour!

Lotte O
, Dec 2018

It was fun, interesting and entertaining. Dave was a very good guide, and we enjoyed all the fun and the facts.

Allen C
, Nov 2018

Will was a great guide and a genuinely good person. Very knowledgable, funny, mingled with everyone and really made everyone feel very comfortable. Took us to some historic bars and had a background story for each place. Definitely recommend booking this tour and asking for Will!!

Loren P
, Oct 2018

We had a fantasy time on the historic pub tour in the City section of London. Our guide Dave was charming and help our group blend and become friendly. Dave took us to several charming pubs with interesting and fun facts along the way. It was our first day in London and in addition to being a great historian and guide, Dave was very helpful answering questions and giving recommendations for visiting London. I highly recommend this tour and btw I don’t drink beer! Thanks Dave.

, Oct 2018

Amazing tour and Amazing pubs! Chris was a excellent guide! Highly recommended!

Shari S
, Oct 2018

We enjoyed the tour even more than expected! Mark was an intelligent, friendly guide with much knowledge of the area and London alcohol history. Would do the tour again. With Mark! Highly recommend!!

menahem n
, Sep 2018

The tour director Dave was wounderfull ad very knowledgeable the pubs were very nice and the beer was very good

Richard P V
, Aug 2018

Our guide, Kathy, was very knowledgeable about the history of London and took us to historically interesting pubs.

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