Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Cultural & Theme Tours in London
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Tour description

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.

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, EnglandEnjoy fine views and quirky historyStop At: Blackfriars Bridge, London, EnglandVisit London's finest art nouveau pub Duration: 15 minutesPass By: St Bride's Church, London, EnglandHear the tale of the "wedding cake" churchPass By: Fleet Street, London, EnglandExplore the "street of shame" and visit a number of historic pubsPass By: Dr. Johnson's House, London, EnglandSee the home of the famous wordsmith and meet his favourite cat Mr HodgePass By: Prince Henry's Room, London, EnglandSee a building dating to 1610 and gateway to the Knight's TemplarStop At: The Old Bank of England Pub, London, EnglandSee London's finest banking hall, and now pubDuration: 20 minutesPass By: Royal Courts of Justice, London, EnglandListen to the legal tales enjoy the majestic architecture Pass By: Lincoln's Inn, London, EnglandSee London's oldest tailor and traverse the heart of legal LondonPass By: Sir John Soane's Museum, London, EnglandBe inspired to return to this exquisite collectionStop At: Princess Louise, London, EnglandWe sometimes stop for a drink in this fine Victorian gin palace style watering hole Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Covent Garden, London, EnglandWe finish our walk on the edge of Covent Garden with more pubs and restaurants a short walk away

What's included

  • Local guide

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service