Guided tour

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

From US$ 33.01 per person

Says cheers to London and explore some of the city’s most historic pubs, taverns and alehouses. Follow in the footsteps of Dickens and others. Drink some of the city’s finest brews as you walk from historic Southwark to the bright lights of the West End.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste some of London's finest brews in 4 of the city's most historic pubs, inns, and alehouses
  • Discover hidden backstreets and learn quirky history along the route
  • Journey from the ancient heart of the city to the bright lights of the West End, following in the footsteps of Shakespeare and Dickens
  • Travel in a small group with a local leader to help you discover the real London
  • Visit London's "must-see" pubs including a grand Victorian gin palace
Full description
Enjoy an afternoon stroll through London's liquid history, pausing to quench your thirst in 4 of the city's most historic pubs. This 3-hour tour of some of the city’s finest alehouses follows in the footsteps of legendary city chroniclers, such as Charles Dickens. You will take a gentle 2 mile walk through some of London’s ancient streets, departing from St Paul's underground station and strolling along the "street of shame". Throughout the tour, enjoy fine views, quirky history, and a drink or two along the way. Stop at no less than 4 different pubs to quench your thirst, with visits to taverns that date back as far as 1549. The small group provides a more personal touch and local feel, and the trip will finish close to the Strand and Covent Garden, where you will be a short walk from the theaters, shops, and restaurants of London’s West End. Not to mention even more historic pubs if you want to carry on your liquid tour of London on your own…
Includes
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside St Paul's underground station (Exit 2) on Panyer Alley.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants must be aged 18 or over, please bring some photo I.D. to guarantee entrance into the pubs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 158 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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A great way to learn about London's history from a knowledgable and engaging local. The pubs were great, we enjoyed our tour group very much and Mark (our guide) was top notch. Even though this is technically a pub tour, you get a lot of additional information about local landmarks and the history behind them. This was the first activity we did upon arriving in London and it helped set context for the rest of our visit (and not just regarding where the coolest pubs are :-). I highly recommend this tour!

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September 24, 2021

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Mark, our guide, was knowledgeable and did a great job blending historical facts with stories of the pubs we visited. He made the afternoon really fun for all of us, even those who weren’t drinking for various reasons. I would recommend this tour to others who want a fun afternoon out and who want to learn some of the history of this fascinating area!

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July 23, 2021

We really enjoyed the Pubs that we visited on our tour...The Tour Guide provide us with interesting information about the places we visited. He also made our visits in the Pubs enjoyable...We are also really liked the group of people on our tour. We had a great time getting to know them and our tour guide. It was definitely a fun group of people to share a few drinks with...

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November 1, 2019

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