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London: 2.5-Hour Small Group Historic Royal Pub Walking Tour

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Great Britain is known around the world for its illustrious royal family and its centuries-old pub scene, so what better way to see London than to drink in some of its best drinking establishments and scintillating stories of the royals.
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Duration: 2.5 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
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  • Walk in the footsteps of some of history’s greatest figures as you explore four hidden pubs
  • Enjoy a drink and be entertained with tales about the royal family and Winston Churchill
  • See Buckingham Palace, St. James’s Palace, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and loads more
  • Learn about some of the most notorious royals in history and their salacious scandals of romance, intrigue and betrayal
  • Explore in a small group setting with an expert local guide
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Setting out in search of four of London’s best-kept secret pubs, this tour will begin in the royal neighborhood of St James. Discover the fun and unique history of the royals including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry.

Passing by some of London’s most famous landmarks and palaces, you’ll delve down seldom trod paths known almost only to the locals. You will also pass some of the oldest boutiques in London, many of which still provide goods and services for the current royals and one in particular that provided Winston Churchill with his trademark hats. Hear tales of London’s secret subterranean history and the tunnels, frequented by royals and nobles in times of unrest, plague and fire; while drinking just yards from Henry VIII’s favorite palace (cue pub two). Take a shortcut through the Royal Park where Queen Victoria was almost assassinated, to arrive at Buckingham Palace to learn the shocking truth about its history and the story of Queen Elizabeth’s famous late-night visitor. 

You’ll then tackle pub number three as you traverse one last Royal Park on your way to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey before finishing at the final pub for more hilarious anecdotes and drinking stories. Your tour will end here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in London.
  • Local, English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Souvenirs and personal shopping
  • Tips/ gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Winged Statue of Eros, Piccadilly Circus. Your guide will be standing with a large open red and white umbrella, close to the statue.

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Know before you go
• All guests must be 18 years or over in age and bring a valid ID
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes
• Men should wear closed-toe footwear
• There will be several occasions throughout the year when routes and sites will be closed due to major national parades or commercial events
• These closures are often announced only a few weeks in advance but when they are announced, you will either tailor the route accordingly or block out availability to prevent bookings
• Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Men should wear closed-toe footwear
• All guests must be 18 years or over in age and bring a valid ID

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Product ID: 154329