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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

The History of London Over Beer Tastings

Product ID: 227419
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Toast to history with a fun, but not-too-boozy London Pub Crawl that visits four of the oldest pubs in the city. As you taste authentic ales at each one, find out what makes these spaces such beloved cultural institutions.
About this activity
Duration 1.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit some of the oldest pubs in London, including some frequented by Charles Dickens
  • Sample local beers and learn the long histories behind them
  • Dunk yourself into the inimitable drinking culture of the British Isles
Full description
For hundreds of years, life in London has played out in public houses where people come to eat, drink, and be merry. This tour takes you to four that have seen some of the city’s most famous characters pass through their doors and allow you to sample small glasses of their signature ales. Then take a small walk around the neighborhoods to learn more from your knowledgeable guide. 

Discuss the Gunpowder Plot in the pub where it was planned, delve into the seedier side of London’s historic entertainment in a place that used to host cockfights, relive the Blitz in a pub that has long been frequented by journalists, and raise a glass to Charles Dickens in one of his old favorite haunts. At each of the four stops, you’ll taste the house’s specialty beer and learn what makes the preferred drinks of Londoners unique to the rest of Europe. Aside from the pubs, also see neighborhood landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street, and the Firemen’s Memorial.
  • Guided Walking Tour
  • Beer tasting at each pub
  • Expert local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years

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Meeting point

Queen Anne statue, west door entrance of St. Paul 's Cathedral.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Children under the age of 18 years are not allowed on this tour.
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Product ID: 227419