Guided tour

London: 2-Hour Historic Pub Tour

Activity provider: Meet The Street Tours

London: 2-Hour Historic Pub Tour

Activity provider: Meet The Street Tours

From US$ 30.88 per person

Become acquainted with London's oldest drinking establishments as you explore the winding streets of the historic city center with a local guide. Learn about London’s seedy, drink-obsessed past on a 2-hour tour complete with a complimentary half-pint.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Hear stories about London's booze-laden past
  • Visit the city's oldest drinking establishments
  • Savor a refreshing half pint at one of Charles Dickens' favorite pubs
Full description
Discover London’s oldest drinking establishments on a 2-hour guided walk along the winding streets and back alleys of the historic city center. Visit the site where Dylan Thomas drunkenly misplaced his manuscripts. Learn how Victorians fed their gin cravings. Stand in the secret alleyway where one of England’s most notorious poets faced a duel. Learn about London’s seedy drink-obsessed past as you take in the splendor of the modern day city and sense the ghosts of yesteryear at some of the top landmarks. This tour promises drama, intrigue, and a good dose of history before you relax in one of Charles Dickens’ regular watering holes, enjoying a complimentary half pint.
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  • Free half pint at the end of the tour
  • Tips/gratuities

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Meeting point

Chancery Lane Underground station, at the corner of Grays Inn Road

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  • Please note that the tour involves a moderate amount of walking.
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based on 72 reviews

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A fun tour and a great way to see more of London on foot. Our guide George provided an excellent experience full of historical information about the pubs, the surrounding area and greater London. Coming during the holiday season was a treat to see the pubs full of decorations, as well.

December 10, 2022

what a fantastic way to get to know London's oldest pubs. Not only was George very knowledgeable about Londoners and their beer but he knew very much about the city. His enthusiasm not only got me more interested but made me enjoy and see beer in a different way. Will definitely recommend this tour back home! Thank you George!

August 28, 2021

It was so nice to visit the three oldest pubs in London. Especially our Giude was great, he knew a lot and told us a lot about London and the pubs. We can only recommend it because you would never have found the pubs by yourself because they look so inconspicuous and yet are really great

March 15, 2020

Product ID: 54485