London’s Historic Pubs Tour: Local Tales & Beer Tastings

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1 hr 30 mins

Max 20

Why take this tour?

For those looking for a taste - but not too boozy - of the local life, this introduction to some of London’s most historic pubs is just the tipple. Soak up the atmosphere inside four of the city’s most notable drinking holes (including one frequented by Charles Dickens) as you sample local ales with your small group and are regaled with local tales from your expert guide.

Highlights

  • Created with Sketch.Visit four of London’s most historic pubs - including one frequented by Charles Dickens
  • Created with Sketch.Sample local beers as you soak up the atmosphere with your small group and guide
  • Created with Sketch.Get a local’s insight into the city’s best ‘drinking holes’ and other handy travel tips
  • Created with Sketch.Get to know London’s square mile district - the City of London
  • Created with Sketch.Learn about the Great Fire of 1666 and how the city was rebuilt

Famous characters and tasty tipples in London’s most notable drinking holes

Toast to history with this fun, but not-too-boozy London Pub tour that visits four of the oldest pubs in the city. As we taste authentic ales at each one, we’ll find out what makes these spaces such beloved cultural institutions and learn some of the history and lore behind them.

For hundreds of years, life in London has played out in public houses where people come to eat, drink, and be merry. Our tour takes us inside 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.

We’ll discuss the Gunpowder Plot in a pub where it was planned, delve...

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Toast to history with this fun, but not-too-boozy London Pub tour that visits four of the oldest pubs in the city. As we taste authentic ales at each one, we’ll find out what makes these spaces such beloved cultural institutions and learn some of the history and lore behind them.

For hundreds of years, life in London has played out in public houses where people come to eat, drink, and be merry. Our tour takes us inside 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.

We’ll discuss the Gunpowder Plot in a pub where it was planned, delve into the seedier side of London’s historic entertainment, 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 haunts.

At each of the four stops on this pub tour, 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, we’ll also see neighborhood landmarks like St. Paul’s Cathedral, Fleet Street, and the National Firefighters Memorial.

This is a great way for adults to sample British culture in a glass as they visit some of the quintessential social sights of London.

  • Sites Visited
  • Four historic London pubs
  • St. Paul’s Cathedral (outside
  • Fleet Street
  • National Firefighters Memorial
  • Tour Includes
  • Half pint at each pub
  • Typical British pub snack
  • Walks local guide
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A great tour with Nigel! He took us to 4 pubs in London all as different from one another as possible, he chose some fantastic beverages for us to sample and regaled us with entertaining stories throughout and showed us parts of the City you're unlikely to find on the normal tourist beat. A real treat of a day which felt very personal and privileged to be on the tour and probably had the best Guinness I've had in London. I'd definitely recommend this tour and if you get Nigel, well...you're in for a treat! (Even The Hoff made an appearance!)

Wonderfull, funny guide and saw some beautiful pubs. Had such a enjoyable and unforgettable afternoon!!