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Historical Pub Walking Tour of London


Experience a Historical Pub Walking Tour of London on this afternoon pub crawl. Accompany your guide on a fun and educational tour in and around the city, where you’ll visit at least four historic pubs and taste different brews (own expense). Pop into centuries-old ale houses, see literary haunts favoured by writers like Charles Dickens and learn about local drinking culture through the ages.

Historical Pub Walking Tour Highlights:

  • Visit four traditional London pubs in London Bridge, the City of London, Fleet Street, and Holborn
  • Discover what a real London pub looks like on a visit to an alehouse in Blackfriars
  • Sit down in a pub once frequented by Charles Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalised experience
  • Duration of the Tour – 3 to 4 hours Approx.
enjoy a drink at blackfriar art nouveau pub london
Enjoy a drink at Blackfriar Art Nouveau Pub London

What’s Included in the Pub Walking Tour

  • Local guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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Departure & Return

Departure Point

30 Newgate St, London EC1A 7HL, UK. Please check below for the Google map. Your guide will see you outside Cafe Nero on Panyer Alley.

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Kingsway, Holborn, London WC2B 6AA, UK

What To Expect from the Historical Pub walking Tour

Your afternoon pub tour begins at St. Paul’s, where you will meet your guide and set off for the first stop of your tour. As you walk, check out city attractions like St. Paul’s Cathedral and the bustling Fleet Street. Pass the site of a Shakespearean playhouse, then pop into the Art Nouveau Pub at Blackfriars for a drink. Grab a pint (own expense) and enjoy colourful stories from this neighbourhood’s banking community.

London Pub Tour
London Pub Tour

Next, head down Fleet Street, flush with pubs and gin palaces to service the journalists and literary greats of the day. Stop at a proper London boozer for a civilised drinking experience. Buy yourself a delicious local ale (or two), admire the authentic medieval decor, and enjoy the buzz as regulars and newcomers fill up the wooden tables surrounding the horseshoe bar.

Continue along Fleet Street, the former stomping grounds of Charles Dickens, who once resided in Furnival’s Inn (now Holborn Bars). Visit a 17th-century pub that was a favourite of Dickens and fellow writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Sip on a delicious beer and cider (not included) and soak up the literary history of the place.

Your tour ends at the edge of Covent Garden with plenty of time (and insider information) to continue the fun at another local pub. Don’t miss out on this great weekend tour. Quench your thirst this summer, and enjoy a historical pub walking tour of London.

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the black friar art nouveau pub london
The Black Friar Art Nouveau Pub London

Itinerary of the Pub Tour

Pass By: St. Paul’s Cathedral

Enjoy fine views and the quirky history of the area.

Stop At: Blackfriars Bridge

Visit London’s finest art nouveau pub

Duration: 15 minutes

Admission Ticket Free

Pass By: St Bride’s Church

Hear the tale of the “Wedding Cake” church

Pass By: Fleet Street

Explore the “street of shame” and visit a number of historic pubs

Pass By: Dr Johnson’s House

See the home of the famous wordsmith and meet his favourite cat Mr Hodge

Pass By: Prince Henry’s Room

See a building dating to 1610 and the gateway to the Knight’s Templar

Stop At: The Old Bank of England Pub

See London’s finest banking hall, and now a pub

Duration: 20 minutes

Admission Ticket Free:

Pass By: Royal Courts of Justice

Listen to the legal tales and enjoy the majestic architecture

Pass By: Lincoln’s Inn

See London’s oldest tailor and traverse the heart of legal London.

Pass By: Sir John Soane’s Museum

Be inspired to return to this exquisite collection.

Stop At Princess Louise We sometimes stop for a drink in this fine Victorian gin palace-style watering hole.

Duration: 20 minutes

Admission Ticket Free

Pass By: Covent Garden

We finish our walk on the edge of Covent Garden with more pubs and restaurants a short walk away.

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Additional Tour Info:

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • The minimum age is 18 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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