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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

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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.
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You'll start at
30 Newgate St
30 Newgate St, London EC1A 7HL, UKOutside ST.PAUL'S UNDERGROUND STATION (EXIT 2) Meet outside Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley
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  • Pass by St. Paul's Cathedral
  • 1
    Blackfriars Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Pass by St Bride's Church
    Pass by Fleet Street
    Pass by Dr. Johnson's House
    Pass by Prince Henry's Room
  • 2
    The Old Bank of England Pub
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Royal Courts of Justice
    Pass by Lincoln's Inn
    Pass by Sir John Soane's Museum
  • 3
    Princess Louise
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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    Pass by Covent Garden
You'll end at
Holborn Station
Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA, UKThe tour has no fixed end point, but you can expect to finish close to Holborn station or the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand
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Highlights
  • Visit centuries-old pubs of cultural significance in a walking tour of London
  • Hear tales of the famous personalities who frequented these spots
  • Get insider tips and recommendations from your guide
  • Small group size ensures personalized attention
What to Expect
Meet your guide and small group in Central London. Admire such attractions as St. Paul's Cathedral and a one-time Shakespearian playhouse while walking toward your first stop. Order a pint (own expense) in Blackfriars, one of London's oldest pubs, frequented by many members of London's banking industry who work nearby. Listen as your guide recounts tales of the local neighborhood. Then, head to Fleet Street, famously the center of Britain's journalism industry, for a drink at a local boozer. Afterward, slip down a side street into a 17th-century pub. Choose from a wide selection of ales and ciders on tap (own expense) and hear tales of the literary greats who frequented that very space—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Alfred Tennyson, to name just a few. End your tour at the edged of Covent Garden with plenty of time (and inside tips) to continue the fun at another local pub.
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Departure Point
30 Newgate St, London EC1A 7HL, UK
Departure Time
2:00 PM
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Holborn Station, Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA, UK
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Our guide Chris took our group of ten people around to four very cool pubs. He shared the history of each place, recommended beers/drinks, and also told a lot of fun stories about places and sites along the way. It was well-paced and the afternoon flew by. You'll also likely
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Had a great historical tour with Chris who made it so interesting! Highly recommend it if you like history & drinking & are looking for something different to do! Also fun to get to know everyone in the group over a few drinks & meet some interesting people!
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We had two guests come to town to visit, as we have just recently relocated from the states to London. Dave, our tour guide, was amazing!!!! First, I should say, we have a 9 month old. Dave took it in stride that she would be joining us on the historical pub tour. Dave was VERY
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Our tour guide Chris took our group to a selection of 4 historic pubs which were very different and unique in their own way. Our particular favourite was The Viaduct Tavern where we were invited to visit the cellar which contains the only cells that remain from Newgate prison.
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Response from LiquidHistoryTours, Owner at Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
Responded 2 days ago
Huge apologies for not hitting our usual 5* standards, but great to hear you enjoyed the history with a few drinks along the way. Cheers!
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I loved my pub tour with Dave! He was so knowledgeable and told stories that brought the history of London come alive! He connected well with our group from Russia, UK, California and Seattle. We walked and tasted at a few of the oldest bars in London that I would not have
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trvin
Chicago, Illinois
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Great Pubs, Great Guide, Great Times
Our guide Chris took our group of ten people around to four very cool pubs. He shared the history of each place,
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Rachel M
Western Ireland, Ireland
10
Absolutely loved the tour!
Had a great historical tour with Chris who made it so interesting! Highly recommend it if you like history &
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Jack F
130
Top tour!
Annabelle was a great guide and now I've got a tonne of pub facts to tell my mates! We went to some great pubs,
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Sarah W
Teddington, United Kingdom
10
Amazing!
We had two guests come to town to visit, as we have just recently relocated from the states to London. Dave, our
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Bertha P
Cumbria, United Kingdom
51
City pub tour - but much more than an afternoon pub crawl!
Our tour guide Chris took our group to a selection of 4 historic pubs which were very different and unique in
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Diana S
31
Amazing Experience!!!
I loved my pub tour with Dave! He was so knowledgeable and told stories that brought the history of London come
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jaksdad
Manchester, United Kingdom
7416
Beer and a gentle stroll
Informative interesting tour with decent beer in five city of London pubs. Annabel was a lively welcoming host
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Mitch k
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
222
London Historical walking pub tour
Great tour guide “Dave” was very witty, and shared many delightful historical stories and facts in a way I could
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Richard W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
238
Fantastic History & Drinks Tour!
Best tour I've done thus far in London. Very informative and we had a great guide, Dave! Definitely visits areas
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Luke R
10
Pub tour England
Annabelle was excellent. Vivacious and fun. Took us on a wonderful tour of London pubs. Could go on and on but
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