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Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

Greater London, United Kingdom

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Enhance your experience of London’s renowned pub culture on a tour of the capital’s best historical public houses. With a private guide, explore the vibrant district of the City of London and visit ambient pubs famed for their locally brewed ales and lively ambience. Gain fascinating insight into England’s intriguing beer heritage and educate your palate to recognize the subtle flavors in each sample. Pass iconic monuments along the way and receive undivided attention from your guide on this private tour.
  • Explore the historic City of London on a private walking tour
  • Visit ambient pubs famed for their locally brewed ales
  • Expert advice on beer tasting, and recommendations
  • Fully-guided tour by one of Britain's leading beer experts, a charismatic pub expert

What's Included

  • Beverages (one half-pint of beer per person in each pub)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Blackfriars
    Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4DD, UK

Start time

03:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Customize the itinerary of your private pub tour according to your interests and then greet your expert guide at a central London location. Get acquainted with London’s famous pub scene and delve into the rich history of beer making in England. 

Follow your esteemed host, a regular contributor on British television, to four charming and historical pubs in the area. Wander the ancient streets of the City of London, through Holborn, Fleet Street and Blackfriars, and hear about the legends and mysteries that surround the ancient monuments. 

Stop off at a Victorian gin palace; a fabulous public house reminiscent of a medieval hall; and a Restoration ale hall. Sip a refreshing half-pint in each pub and listen to entertaining anecdotes that combine beer and history. Educate your palate to taste beer correctly and relish the lively and warming atmosphere in each establishment. 

Bid your guide farewell at your final pub and choose to continue tasting your way around the capital if you desire.

Fleet Street

This is a historic street in London with some interesting historic sites and historic pubs.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

We visit 4 different historic pubs on this walking tour. We have a drink in each pub. We walk between the pubs past historic buildings and through historic parts of London. The tour guide explains the history and gives anecdotes about the buildings and the area. In the pubs the guide explains the history and culture of pubs and we have general chats.

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Maximum group size of 6 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs?

A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff

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One of our best tours, especially...
Ugo_B, Dec 2013
One of our best tours, especially with our guide Jane Preyton. She brought us to all historic bars we wwould never find by ourselves. We enjoyed hearing the story of bars, tasting different beers in every bar, and taking photos everywhere. Thank you Viator for this tour, and thank you Jane for your frienship in this 3h30 tour.
Jane has SUPERB knowledge, is fun to...
Elaine_J, Jun 2018
Jane has SUPERB knowledge, is fun to be with, highly intelligient and intuitive about what individuals are looking for. This was a most enjoyable tour.
Jane was awesome! This was by far...
Cheryl A, Sep 2012
Jane was awesome! This was by far the best thing we did in London. It was like being with a very knowledgable friend wandering through pubs and neighborhoods. We loved it!
We had a wonderful time on the pub...
Jane_A, Aug 2013
We had a wonderful time on the pub tour! Jane is very knowlegable and fun! I would recommend it especially if you like beer!
Very pleasant and knowledgeable...
Jane L, Feb 2014
Very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. We went to 5 pubs ( 4 for drinks) and all were unique and would have been hard to find in the 3-4 hours of this tour.
We had a lovely time with Jane. It...
Joan K, Jul 2014
We had a lovely time with Jane. It is not a tour about the beer, but a tour about the pubs. The pubs all had interesting histories and Jane is very knowledgeable. It was like spending the afternoon drinking with an old friend. Also, it's a great walk through neighborhoods you might not otherwise experience.
Wonderful tour. Jane was so...
Lisa Y, Mar 2018
Wonderful tour. Jane was so knowledgeable and friendly. She took her time with us and was able to answer all of our questions. She knew the history of each pub and shared the history of the parts of London we walked through to each pub.Book this tour. You will not be disappointed.
I loved all the pubs on this tour! I...
Kelly G, Jul 2010
I loved all the pubs on this tour! I would never have found them on my own, but I will definitely go back to visit them again. I learned a lot about British beer and breweries from the guide, who answered all my questions. The beer tastings were fantastic and it was nice to hear from the guide what the pubs were known for so I could order that and try their classic beer. Such interesting history and pubs, a great time!
This was a great end to a wonderful...
Amy, Jul 2011
This was a great end to a wonderful trip and our guide Jane was awesome. Wish we could have done more Pubs. We learned a lot and enjoyed every bit of our Beers to the Last Drop!
So much fun and such a diversion from a...
Janet, Jun 2011
So much fun and such a diversion from a typical tour. Jane, our tour guide, had lots of interesting stories and took us to four very different types of pubs. We would definitely do it again if we went and would recommend.
É uma experiência diferente. Para...
LUCIMAR_P, Mar 2017
É uma experiência diferente. Para quem aprecia cerveja é bastante interessante. Também conhecer as diferentes arquiteturas dos 4 Pub's foi muito importante.
Jane was great and very...
Laura L, Mar 2016
Jane was great and very knowledgeable. It was a great way to see some history as well as drinking in some great pubs. I would highly recommend a tour if you have the time.
Jane was an insightful and...
David J, Jun 2016
Jane was an insightful and delightful host/guide. I learned a great deal about pubs, beer and old London and had a lot of fun doing it.
We had a marvelous time touring the...
Jim H, Sep 2013
We had a marvelous time touring the old pubs, learning something of the history and enjoying the ale. We would recommend this tour if you want to encounter some of the character of London's past as well as its present. Jim and Corina Orange, CA USA
An absolute "must do" when visiting...
Gina L N, Jan 2012
An absolute "must do" when visiting London! Amazing Pub Tour Guide, Jane! Without a doubt, a highlight of our trip to London. A walk to remember !!!
Our private tour of the London pubs...
Balti-most, Aug 2015
Our private tour of the London pubs made us feel like real insiders. Jane our guide had very interesting stories to tell in each location – about architecture, history, scandals and of course the beer. We visited places we never would have found on our own and discovered a new favorite ale in London. We feel like true Londoners.
GREAT way to spend the afternoon! We...
Jessica_L, Jun 2014
GREAT way to spend the afternoon! We had a wonderful time on this tour and Jane was fantastic and really knows her stuff! I would highly recommend this tour- great fun with a great guide.
Our guide Jane was wonderful...
Nancy M, Aug 2016
Our guide Jane was wonderful, informative and gave us the local feel in the tour. We went to popular spots and the less known. Jane had a great knowledge of the area, the history and most important the beer and the pubs! Loved it!!
A fantastic tour! The guide is an...
Timetable Tim, Mar 2011
A fantastic tour! The guide is an expert on British beers and a real character - I had a blast. I've been back to the same pubs since the tour, I'd never have found them otherwise. Well worth doing while in London.
Jane was informative and fun, giving...
Laurie_K, Sep 2013
Jane was informative and fun, giving an historical perspective not only to pubs but to the areas we walked through. Highly enjoyable and great fun!


Product code: 5220LONPUB