Guided tour

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

Activity provider: Liquid History Tours

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

Activity provider: Liquid History Tours
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From US$ 30.19 per person

Likely to sell out

Says 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 3-hour tour of some of the city’s finest alehouses follows in the footsteps of legendary city chroniclers, such as Charles Dickens. You will 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. The small group provides a more personal touch and local feel, and the trip will finish close to the Strand and Covent Garden, where you will 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, please bring some photo I.D. to guarantee entrance into the pubs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 212 reviews

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Of course, the fun of the tour depends on the guide and, more importantly, on the other guests who are as hard drinking as possible. If you don't like beer or at least gin, you should choose another tour. Enjoying a beer or two in different pubs with people from all over the world is a lot of fun.

July 2, 2022

Our guide, Kevin, gave us a remarkable tour of some of London’s myth-shrouded pubs. We enjoyed every minute. The pubs stole the show but it would not have been the same without Kevin’s deep knowledge and wit. You can see London’s monuments and museums but to experience the street-level London, nothing compares to Kevin’s Liquid History tour.

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June 21, 2022

Great experience, I can recommend it. The guide William told light stories about the history of the city while we walked to the bars on a pub crawl. No long history lectures. The walk was about three kilometers, the footpaths were good. The pubs were really interesting, which we wouldn't have been able to go to on our own. Guide William was happy to give restaurant and visit tips. I can recommend for exploring London and combining entertainment. The pub tour ended in the central area, from where it is easy to continue the evening. I recommend!

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June 6, 2022

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