Historical Pubs Walk

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Based on 8 reviews
From 12:00 to 20:00
2 hours 30 minutes
Private guide
Why you shouldn’t miss this

On this individual tour you’ll get the inside scoop on London's oldest surviving pubs while chatting over a pint, admiring century-old interiors and enjoying fantastic views of the city on this tour of best London pubs. Our walks are personalised, so let your guide know if you’d like to customise your experience!

Places you will visit (8 spots)
Price per tour
£ 109
Bring up to 5 friends at no extra cost
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The George Inn
Begin your tour at the oldest pub in the city frequently visited by Charles Dickens who even mentioned the establishment in his book ‘Little Dorrit’.
Southwark Tavern
Get lost in the inimitable charm of this tavern and learn why the bar’s patrons have come to refer to the seating bays as ‘cells’
Anchor Bankside
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Thames in a pub with a rich 800-year history that has been featured in several blockbusters.
The Blackfriar
Admire the Art Nouveau decor of this cosy, traditional 19th century pub over a pint.
The Viaduct Tavern
Discover the rich heritage of the last surviving Victorian gin palace in London and find out why the staff give visitors a tour of the basement when the place isn’t busy!
Ye Olde Mitre Tavern
Learn more about this marvellously historic place that dates back to the 16th century and hear details of the cherry tree it’s home to.
The Old Bank of England
Hear the gruesome tales of Sweeney Todd and learn about the pub's basement still containing the original vaults used to store some of the Crown Jewels during WWI.
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Stop at a pub that used to host several literary icons and check out the list of all the monarchs who presided over England during the pub's existence.
Meeting point
London Bridge Underground Station (Borough High Street Entrance), 31 Borough High Street, London SE1 1XU
Outside London Bridge Underground Station (Borough High Street Entrance).
Reviews (8)
Thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
Special thanks must go to our guide Alex, who was perfect. He was a brilliant guide, really enthusiastic and knew a lot about the history of each pub. He also shared lots of funny little stories, which made the time fly by! Would definitely recommend this tour!
Dave Knape, Germany
April 19, 2017
Great experience and very easy to book
We did this guided tour, and it was totally worth it! Our guide Maria was very helpful, intelligent and knowledgeable. There is so much history packed into one tour, it's almost overwhelming.
Jenny Tonge, United States
March 29, 2017
A great activity if you want to learn more about everyday places
Me and my girlfriend went to this walk at the beginning of March and we really enjoyed it. We were amazed by the guide's knowledge and her patience answering all our questions.
Tom Lowe, United Kingdom
March 07, 2017
Do it on a weekday evening so the pubs arenХt too packed
We went on a Saturday and it was a little too loud. But James chose quieter spots and we ended up having a lot of fun! He was so knowledgeable and passionate about the history of those pubs and how itХs interconnected with the history of London.
Brendan Burke, United Kingdom
March 04, 2017
Great choice if you donХt want a boring tour
It was the best of both - we learned a lot of new information but also drank and enjoyed ourselves! The English pubs are so historical, itХs amazing to be having a pint in a place where famous people sat. I recommend this to anyone (over 18)!!
Miranda Eliopoulos, Greece
March 03, 2017
DidnХt know what to do for an evening and booked this
Ended up being a great night! The guide was so approachable and easy-going, he shared a lot of secret places in London I didnХt know about.
Josh Adams, United Kingdom
February 26, 2017
WeХre glad we took this tour
We were in London for the weekend and didnХt want a long tour because it was cold outside. The pubs walk was perfect because we spent a lot of the time indoors. The guide was amazing and made the tour very interesting.
Duc Hoogerdijk, Belgium
February 16, 2017
Great way to spend an evening in London
IХve been to London several times before and saw all the main sites. I wanted something a little different but meaningful at the same time, so I could learn something new. Rob was an exceptional guide and made the tour an absolute blast. Totally recommended.
Bobby Hines, United States
February 04, 2017
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