• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 35.55 View price calendar

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Experience London’s traditional drinking scene on this 3-hour 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.

Highlights

  • 3-hour 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

What You Can Expect

Small Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Your afternoon pub tour begins at St. Paul's, where you will meet your guide and set off for the first stop on your 3-hour 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 Covent Garden with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun at another local pub.

Customer Reviews

Eduardo L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

David and Griff were awesome and entertaining. I would highly recommend this tour. Although, you do have to question David on some of his stories. Some are true, but some maybe aren't? But that just added fun to the overall experience.

Ddgerdog1

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Had lower expectations as it was a pub tour but our guide, Chris, was fantastic. My wife and I got some great information and insights not only of the various pubs but the local flavor too. I would recommend this tour and go again next time we are in town.

Matthew C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Considering the fact that it was bitterly cold with snow in London the day i did the tour, I have to commend from the outset how great our guide was as he battled the elements and really took the time to explain interesting parts of the city as we moved from pub to pub. He was lively, engaging and everyone on the tour had a great time. It was great to taste some local ales and meet a diverse group of people spread over all parts of Europe - Overall, a fantastic event, very social, interesting and different in a good way!. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this tour and also want to give a shout out to the owner who was very helpful and patient with a number of questions I had emailed him prior to departure! Thanks for a great tour!

Cynthia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Loved this tour, will highly recommend to anyone visiting London. We visited 5 pubs and learned many fun historical about London.

NAG United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Dave was an amazing guide with lots of knowledgable tidbits about the area. You visit 5 pubs in a little over 3.5 hours and get history with all of them. Group was only about 10-12 people, so easy to keep up. There is some walking and some narrow ways that may not be entirely wheelchair-accessible. Great tour, highly recommended.

Erika Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Eileen was really fantastic and had both the knowledge and personality to really give a great tour of both the pubs and neighborhood. As a first timer to London, I'd definitely go on another tour with her.

Burgo Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

A really great way to see some sights of London whilst meeting some great people over a larger. Our guide was only 6 weeks into her new role but she was fabulous and had some great insights. As we did the tour on a Sunday the charles Dickinson pub was closed but even so we very much enjoyed the tour. Highly recommended small group tour.

crissyo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

wonderful experience and great fun meeting like-minded people as you walk the steps of the literary writers. The guide David, was everything a great guide should be...served up with Irish humor! You will love it.

Luisana D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Lou United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

What a fun way to spend an afternoon in London. Our guide was very informative, humorous and a pleasant chap to be with. The pubs themselves were warm, friendly and inviting. We had a good mix of locals and out of towners who enjoyed a pint and a bit of conversation.

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