• Location: London, United Kingdom
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Enhance your experience of London’s renowned pub culture on a 3-hour 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
  • Fully guided tour by Britain's Beer Sommelier of the Year, a charismatic pub expert
  • Fully guided tour by one of Britain's leading beer experts, a charismatic pub expert
  • Expert advice on beer tasting, and recommendations

What You Can Expect

Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

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.

Customer Reviews

Nancy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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!!

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Laura L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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.

Balti-most USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 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.

Joan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 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.

Jane L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Jim H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Laurie Kay B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 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!

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