Experience London’s vibrant nightlife and rich history on a 3-hour pub tour of the West End. With a guide, head to five traditional pubs and sample locally brewed beer in each one. Stroll through districts like Soho and Seven Dials, see iconic monuments like Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square, and pass through the alleys of Covent Garden. Gain fascinating insight into the history of beer and public houses in England, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, limited to 15 people.
3-hour afternoon pub tour of London with a 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
Depart from St Martin-In-The-Fields Church in Trafalgar Square, and follow your guide through the bustling streets thronged with pubs and theaters. Make your way to a traditional ‘boozer’ on the cusp of Trafalgar Square. Soak up the atmosphere of the pub and listen to anecdotes surrounding nearby monuments like Nelsons Column and Trafalgar Square. Sip on some hearty ale and then head to Covent Garden’s central plaza, replete with street entertainers and inviting pubs. Escape the crowds down a quiet side street and head inside your next pub for a snack and a beer. Continue to Soho and accustom your eyes to glittering theaters and nightclubs. Visit a pub popular for pre-drinks before a show, and hear of the city’s performing arts scene while sipping another ale. Conclude your tour at Seven Dials, a sophisticated area in the heart of the West End. Relax with your final beverage and then bid your guide and group goodbye.
Reviews by Viator travelers
Our guide was attentive, friendly and full of lots of historical knowledge about the pubs in London, as well as the process of beer making. The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18. The pub did finally allow my son to enter with the group but it was a bit embarrassing.
We enjoyed this historical tour of London's West End pubs! It was nice to be able to have a glass of wine instead of beer nice I'm not a beer drinker. Everyone else in our group were beer drinkers and they said they enjoyed the experience of the different brews and the history of the making of beer! Loved all the historical pubs and the tidbits of info that we would not have otherwise learned without our amazing tour guide! Thanks for a fun experience!
The gentleman leading the tour was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and allowed us to really enjoy the tour. The places he took us were not "popular" or "touristy" places, but places that showcased some of the oldest pubs of the area as well as allowed us to sample beers that we otherwise wouldn't have had. Very impressed with the tour!
Despite the weather being a little chilly, this was a great tour to sign up for leading into the New Year. The tour size was just right (maxed out at 12 people) and Nick, our guide, was very friendly and adept at both informing us about the pubs and beers we were experiencing, but making us feel like a cohesive group. Highly recommend!
Fabulous. We loved every second of this tour - down alley ways we never would have known on our own. Our guide was excellent. This tour was so much fun and I'm not even a big fan of beer. However, the history part of the tour was fascinating. We would highly recommend this tour. Definitely.
We arrived from the US at 6:30am on a Friday morning into London. Because of the drastic time change we knew that we HAD to do something the first day to keep us awake. We chose this tour which started at 2:00pm to do just that. Best decision we made on our trip. We got to our hotel, dropped our stuff, changed clothes and ventured out to the meeting place Trafalgar Square Met our guide Nick who was fantastic. There were 7 of us on this walking tour. I thought assumed we'd get little tastings like shot-glass size of beer in these pubs. Not so! We got full glasses of beer or a flight of medium sized glasses. Plenty of adult beverages served at each stop. I'm not a huge beer drinker so I was allowed to get a glass of wine instead at each stop. At our final stop we sat down and had appetizers. Just enough to hold us over and soak up the alcohol! The tour was great because we went to small local pubs that were down alleys or side streets that we definitely wouldn't have found or stopped at on our own. Surprisingly - they were all pretty full in the middle of the afternoon! Tour ended at 5pm, we grabbed a quick dinner and went back to our hotel to try and get on a UK sleeping schedule. This was a nice leisurely paced afternoon and I would highly recommend this tour!