Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
from AUD $54.68
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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In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours 30 minutes
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

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


  • Local guide


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Departure Point

30 Newgate St, London EC1A 7HL, UK

Returns To

Holborn Station, Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA, UK

Additional Information

  • 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

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Chris was amazing! So thorough in his fantastic knowledge of beer and ciders. He made the walk interesting with history along the way!
• Submitted 03 Feb 2020
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.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2020
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.
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
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.
• Submitted 03 Dec 2019
We took our tour on a Friday afternoon after arriving in London that morning. Dave was super friendly, easy-going, and really helped kick off our trip on the best foot. We had such an enjoyable time and it was one of the best activities that we did on our whole trip! We would recommend this trip to anyone visiting London for looking for a fun afternoon and a different way to explore the city!
• Submitted 19 Nov 2019
David gave us an informed comedy driven tour of London'sbest pub. I would have never found them on my own. His hilarious descriptions made the tour so much fun. Thank you for bringing London to life, Fawn Alpharetta, GA
• Submitted 31 Oct 2019
My wife and I took this tour on the recommendation of a friend. We did look forward to it, but did not let expectations get to high. Our group had 10 members and the guide. We started out at 2pm. The guide gave us historical observations about each pub we visited and places we crossed walking to each pub. We had a good group and there was a lot of socializing. The guide was friendly, personable and a good guide. The pubs were fun and the beer good. several members of our group stayed together for other pubs after the tour ended.
• Submitted 23 Oct 2019
Kevin was a great guide on our historical pub walking tour!! Great tour...even if you don't like beer, there's many other options. So much history! We visited 5 pubs and met some great people from all over! Highly recommend.
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Fully recommend this tour with the very informative and fun Freddy a must do on your London visit not only a tour of old pubs but an excellent history tour as well😄
• Submitted 17 Sep 2019
We loved the pub walking tour! It was fun to see various bars and also learn some history of the city and area! Our guide was so knowledgeable and informative and made the tour interesting and fun.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Very informative walk through London City. Our guide Frankie was the best! She kept us informed during the walk and at the pub stops. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Note that a couple of the usual pubs are closed on Sunday, but was great all the same.
• Submitted 06 Sep 2019
Yen was our tour guide and he was amazing in both his depth of knowledge and his brilliant personality. We stopped by four pubs that not only had very deep roots, legends and historical famous patrons, the food and beer was fantastic! He had so many side stories and historical back stories he kept the group fully engaged. The group also became friends and spent the evening talking and relaxing over good food and drinks. A must for anyone visiting London. Again, Yen is a great tour guide and he MADE the tour epic.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2019
It was a very informative tour in the oldest part of London. Our guide Mark knows a lot! And is also funny to listen to. The pubs were interesting (and old) and I tried some, for me, new ales. I have been to London many times before but this tour gave me a lot of new insights.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
What a wonderful way to spend a wet afternoon in London. Chris was a brilliant guide, the pubs were great, the stories better and the beers spectacular. Highly recommend
• Submitted 15 Aug 2019
The Pub Tour was excellent! The tour guide Chris met us a few minutes early and we got started right away. We saw four different old pubs each with a unique history and Chris pointed out many historical buildings and sites along the way. Chris is an experienced beer brewer and was able to recommend good beers and ciders for us to try. My husband and my adults sons and I really enjoyed the tour.
• Submitted 12 Aug 2019
This was a well organized informative and fun tour. We highly recommend this tour for a fun relaxing time.
• Submitted 23 Jul 2019
We had a great guide who was very engaging and knowledgeable. Chris was passionate and really made it a special tour. Thank you
• Submitted 22 Jul 2019
Dave our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, easy going and full of fun quirky facts. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and have now recommended this tour to all friends. Thank you Dave for an awesome tour.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
Great tour and friendly, well informed guide who made this tour fun. Visited some fabulous London pubs which normally we would not have found. Would definitely recommend this tour.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
This was one of the best tours we have done. Freddie our tour guide was fantastic, his knowledge of the history of London and then the pubs themselves was A+ , there were 12 of us in the group and he made it such a fun experience with full details of suggested drinks at each stop. The tour itself went to 5pm but we were all having such a good time we were still there at 7. Totally recommend this tour as a great way to get to know London.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
This tour exceeded our expectations! A touch of history, humor and a variety of beer and pubs. Meet up location is easy to find, pubs are great and our tour guide Dave was funny but informing. It is a lot of walking so be prepared!
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019
It was great to visit the oldest pubs in London and learn the history behind them. Our guide from Australia was terrific at Keeping us interested and educating us on the history of the pubs while mixing in a lively sense of humor. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Did his tour with my husband and 2 adult children - we had a great time and Chris was very knowledgeable and made the tour thoroughly enjoyable. Highly recommend this tour - ask for Chris.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Booked our pubtour to discover some local bars and meet some Nice people. Mark was a really nice guy, with plenty of interesting facts and terrible jokes. He adviced us what to drink in every place. We booked until 17.00, but Mark really took his time, so I believed we were able to enjoy the tour an additional 1,5 hour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019

In Brief

Greater London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
3 hours 30 minutes
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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