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$ 30.09 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
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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

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4.9 /5

based on 277 reviews

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We discovered special places in London where we would never have gone without this visit, but I also realized that my English is catastrophic.. and unfortunately I was not able to take full advantage of the guide's explanations, so as not to not to say, not at all... In short, an evolution of these visits remains to be considered for dummies like me in a foreign language!

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October 3, 2022

Wow, what a fun and amazing tour! Mark was absolutely fabulous, knowledgeable, and funny. I highly recommend taking this tour and you'll be extra lucky to get Mark! We did this tour at the beginning of our week long London trip and used the info we learned on this tour the rest of the week when visiting other pubs.

September 30, 2022

Great fun having drinks in 4 different historical pubs around the City of London. Our guide - I believe Lendon - did a great job making the tour fun and made sure to chat to everyone in the group while we were having drinks. The people in our group were really nice & funny too, we had some great pints together!

August 31, 2022

Product ID: 27204