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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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Discover ancient ale houses and literary drinking dens on a 3-hour afternoon pub tour of London. Centered on the area in and around the City of London, the tour visits at least four of London’s finest historical pubs, your guide will recommend different ales in each (not included). Hear the history of the pubs, learn the differences between Elizabethan coaching inns and Victorian gin palaces, and visit the watering holes frequented by legendary British novelist Charles Dickens. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group pub tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Minimum age is 18 years
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

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Itinerary
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Pass By: St. Paul's Cathedral, St Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD England

Enjoy fine views and quirky history

Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge, London England

Visit London's finest art nouveau pub

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: St Bride's Church, Fleet Street, London EC4Y 8AU England

Hear the tale of the "wedding cake" church

Pass By: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London EC4A England

Explore the "street of shame" and visit a number of historic pubs

Pass By: Dr. Johnson's House, 17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE England

See the home of the famous wordsmith and meet his favourite cat Mr Hodge

Pass By: Prince Henry's Room, 17 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1AA England

See a building dating to 1610 and gateway to the Knight's Templar

Stop At: The Old Bank of England Pub, 194 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2LT England

See London's finest banking hall, and now pub

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London WC2A 2LL England

Listen to the legal tales enjoy the majestic architecture

Pass By: Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3TL England

See London's oldest tailor and traverse the heart of legal London

Pass By: Sir John Soane's Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields Holborn, London WC2A 3BP England

Be inspired to return to this exquisite collection

Stop At: Princess Louise, Wc1 208 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EP England

We sometimes stop for a drink in this fine Victorian gin palace style watering hole

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

We finish our walk on the edge of Covent Garden with more pubs and restaurants a short walk away

Departure:

Departure point:

30 Newgate St, London EC1A 7HL, UK

Departure time:

2:00 PM

Duration:

3 hours 30 minutes

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Gerald T

Rob was wonderfully entertaining and so knowledgeable about the history of the pubs as well as the the area in which the pub was located. You definitely must do this tour if ever in London.

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Edie P

My sister and I took the tour on March 10th and even with all the walking - and, okay, maybe a pint or two of beer - and drizzling rain, we had an enjoyable time. Our guide Freddie knew a thing or three about London pubs and the dizzying assortment of beers, stouts, ales and even gin and shared his knowledge with the eight of us on the tour in an entertaining yet factual way. As he did his college thesis on historical pubs (I think I got that right) he was the perfect man for the job. I highly recommend this fun, factual tour; just remember to pace yourself...

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Dana B

We had a great time. Jan was a lot of fun and did an excellent job acquainting us with the history of Central London as well as the pubs that served the area.

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Weston H

Freddy was amazing. Very knowledgeable and interesting. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the history of some of London's most spectacular pubs.

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larry.martell

This was one of the best tours I have ever been on. Our guide, Eileen, was a delight. Full of knowledge and energy.

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Cynthia M

Loved this wonderful pub tour with colorful history and anecdotes! Our guide, Chris, took us to four charming and very different bars that included the oldest pub in London to the ornate Black Friars! Chris was so knowledgeable about breweries and each of the bars and his funny, quirky anecdotes and history along our route were just the best! We loved this tour and had so much fun—even had dinner with some fellow tour mates at the last pub. Would highly recommend and would do again next time!

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Roxanne P

Chris was amazing! So thorough in his fantastic knowledge of beer and ciders. He made the walk interesting with history along the way!

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Kayhan E

Dave was So great that he knows the best pubs. Beside the pubs, he gave so much info while we were walking around in london.

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michael h

Great tour of some historic pubs in London. Our guide, Eileen, was charming, engaging, and genuine. It was great doing a small group tour, we were able to meet people from different parts of the world and enjoy a few pints along the way. The tour also included some sites along the way in between stops that added some interesting history. Would definitely do again next time I am in London.

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Ann L

Myself and 5 friends did this tour which was excellent. Kevin was our guide who made it very interesting not only talking about the pubs but history in the area as well. I would recommend it to anyone even if you don't drink beer.


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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
Overview:

Discover ancient ale houses and literary drinking dens on a 3-hour afternoon pub tour of London. Centered on the area in and around the City of London, the tour visits at least four of London’s finest historical pubs, your guide will recommend different ales in each (not included). Hear the history of the pubs, learn the differences between Elizabethan coaching inns and Victorian gin palaces, and visit the watering holes frequented by legendary British novelist Charles Dickens. Numbers are limited to 14 on this small-group pub tour, ensuring you’ll enjoy personalized attention from your guide.

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