Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


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.

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
  • 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
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Reduced group size of maximum 8 people Consumption of drinks outside pubs available in designated spaces
Departure Point

30 Newgate St, London EC4M 7EJ, UK

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Holborn, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK

Voucher info

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


3 hours 30 minutes

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews


30 Nov, 2021

Our tour guide Mark was fantastic - knowledgable, engaging, and full of stories as we toured the pubs around the City of London. Would definitely recommend it!


29 Nov, 2021

A great pub walking tour . So much better than I imagined it would be. pubs we would have never found with great history . Will was our guide for the day, a great guy with great local knowledge and history of the area and history of the pubs we went to, couldn’t have asked for a better guide will be going back for me soon . Well worth the money . A great day had by all of our group


29 Nov, 2021

Mark did a great job of keeping us on the move on a bitterly cold day. So interesting and he's so enthusiastic. The Viaduct, The Cock Pit, The Punch Inn and Olde Cheshire Cheese - all with fascinating stories and tales.

Chris H

28 Nov, 2021

We had our tour with Dave on a wet and windy day yesterday. He shared some great knowledge along with some funny stories throughout our walk. We stopped at four pubs, all of which were spectacular (no spoilers!), It was a well paced tour and our group was particularly friendly and got to chat to most of them at our pub stop offs. Would highly recommend. Thanks Dave!


28 Nov, 2021

What a great time we had, Will our guide was very knowledgeable about all the pubs we visited & told us some great tales. He also took time out in each pub to talk to our little groups individually about our surroundings. A must if your thinking of doing this tour & hopefully you’ll get Will as your guide.

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Fabulous pubs!! The Old Bank of England and Cheshire Cheese

My husband and I at two of the wonderful pubs we visited on our tour. Great history in both!


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