Guided tour

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

Activity provider: Liquid History Tours
Guided tour

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

Activity provider: Liquid History Tours
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From US$ 30.57 per person

Likely to sell out

Say cheers to London and explore some of the city’s most historic pubs, taverns, and alehouses. Follow in the footsteps of Dickens and others. Drink some of the city’s finest brews as you walk from historic Southwark to the bright lights of the West End.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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  • Taste some of London's finest brews in 4 of the city's most historic pubs, inns, and alehouses
  • Discover hidden backstreets and learn quirky history along the route
  • Journey from the ancient heart of the city to the bright lights of the West End, following in the footsteps of Shakespeare and Dickens
  • Travel in a small group with a local leader to help you discover the real London
  • Visit London's "must-see" pubs including a grand Victorian gin palace
Full description

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through London's liquid history, pausing to quench your thirst in 4 of the city's most historic pubs. This tour of some of the city’s finest alehouses follows in the footsteps of legendary city chroniclers, such as Charles Dickens.

Take a gentle 2-mile walk through some of London’s ancient streets, departing from St Paul's underground station and strolling along the "street of shame". 

Throughout the tour, enjoy fine views, quirky history, and a drink or two along the way. Stop at no less than 4 different pubs to quench your thirst, with visits to taverns that date back as far as 1549.

Your trip will finish close to the Strand and Covent Garden, where you'll be a short walk from the theaters, shops, and restaurants of London’s West End. Not to mention even more historic pubs if you want to carry on your liquid tour of London on your own.

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  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 18 years
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide outside St Paul's underground station (Exit 2) on Panyer Alley.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Participants must be aged 18 or over to participate in this tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 285 reviews

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Our guide was truly informative and fun. He made sure that all members of our group were connected and that added to the comaraderie. I would recommend our guide for future tours. I believe that his name was Dave and his dog, Ricky. Sorry that I don't remember exactly but our tour was on 2/25. #GYGBLK8VNNB9. Also, my husband and I were late for the meeting place. I was able to text/email a message that ultimately got to our guide who started the tour but was looking out for us. A sign of a good company is when an issue is resolved. We were impressed and have already recommended Get Your Guide already.

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March 26, 2023

Booked the historic pub walking tour with a group of our friends. Dave was our guide and he did an amazing job touring us through some really cool historic spots in old London. Dave did a great job telling the stories of the past and had a great sense of humor. Definitely would recommend to anyone who’s visiting London, a fun way to spend an afternoon!

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March 26, 2023

Our tour guide, Ricky, was awesome! We had 16 people in our group (from 4 different countries) and he did such a great job of including everyone. He shared so many neat facts-without looking at notes! I recommend this tour to anyone that loves history

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 27204