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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London provided by Liquid History Tours

Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
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Tour snapshot
Visit centuries-old pubs of cultural significance in a walking tour of London
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
14
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    14
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Get a local's perspective of London on a guided walking tour that introduces you to several of the city's most historic alehouses. Try local brews (own expense), see city sights, and hear stories of the legendary figures who were known to enjoy a few pints in the very same spots. The group is limited to 14 people for an intimate experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Hear tales of the famous personalities who frequented these spots
  • Get insider tips and recommendations from your guide
  • Small group size ensures personalized attention
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in Central London. Admire such attractions as St. Paul's Cathedral and a one-time Shakespearian playhouse while walking toward your first stop. Order a pint (own expense) in Blackfriars, one of London's oldest pubs, frequented by many members of London's banking industry who work nearby. Listen as your guide recounts tales of the local neighborhood. Then, head to Fleet Street, famously the center of Britain's journalism industry, for a drink at a local boozer. Afterward, slip down a side street into a 17th-century pub. Choose from a wide selection of ales and ciders on tap (own expense) and hear tales of the literary greats who frequented that very space—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Alfred Tennyson, to name just a few. End your tour at the edged of Covent Garden with plenty of time (and inside tips) to continue the fun at another local pub.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Hear tales of the famous personalities who frequented these spots
  • Get insider tips and recommendations from your guide
  • Small group size ensures personalized attention
What to expect
  • Meet your guide and small group in Central London. Admire such attractions as St. Paul's Cathedral and a one-time Shakespearian playhouse while walking toward your first stop. Order a pint (own expense) in Blackfriars, one of London's oldest pubs, frequented by many members of London's banking industry who work nearby. Listen as your guide recounts tales of the local neighborhood. Then, head to Fleet Street, famously the center of Britain's journalism industry, for a drink at a local boozer. Afterward, slip down a side street into a 17th-century pub. Choose from a wide selection of ales and ciders on tap (own expense) and hear tales of the literary greats who frequented that very space—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and Alfred Tennyson, to name just a few. End your tour at the edged of Covent Garden with plenty of time (and inside tips) to continue the fun at another local pub.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5452DRINK
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • 30 Newgate St, London EC4M 7EJ, UK Outside ST.PAUL'S UNDERGROUND STATION (EXIT 2) Meet outside Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley
  • Holborn, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK The tour has no fixed end point, but you can expect to finish close to Holborn station or the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 30 Newgate St, London EC4M 7EJ, UK Outside ST.PAUL'S UNDERGROUND STATION (EXIT 2) Meet outside Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley
  • Holborn, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK The tour has no fixed end point, but you can expect to finish close to Holborn station or the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Holborn, Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK The tour has no fixed end point, but you can expect to finish close to Holborn station or the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun. 2020
A note from Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
Reduced group size of maximum 8 people Consumption of drinks outside pubs available in designated spaces
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    30 Newgate St
    30 Newgate St, London EC4M 7EJ, UK
    Outside ST.PAUL'S UNDERGROUND STATION (EXIT 2) Meet outside Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    St. Paul's Cathedral
  • 1
    Blackfriars Bridge
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    St Bride's Church
    Fleet Street
    Dr. Johnson's House
    Prince Henry's Room
  • 2
    The Old Bank of England Pub
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Royal Courts of Justice
    Lincoln's Inn
    Sir John Soane's Museum
  • 3
    Princess Louise
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Covent Garden
  • You'll end at
    Holborn
    Kingsway, London WC2B 6AA, UK
    The tour has no fixed end point, but you can expect to finish close to Holborn station or the Royal Courts of Justice on the Strand
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

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grace kieran
1 contribution
Loved the tour and highly recommend, a great day activity and was brought to some lovely spots that I will definitely visit again
Written 24 January 2022
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Tim B
1 contribution
Jan. 2022
I booked this trip as a present for my Dad as we wanted to visit some interesting pubs in London but didn't know where to go . Kevin our tour guide did a great job, he took us to some real hidden gems within London which we would never of found without going on this tour. Kevin was an encyclopedia of quirky, interesting stories which make up London's history. In short we both loved it and had a really fun afternoon. Thanks again Kevin.
Written 23 January 2022
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Paul g
Chelmsford, UK2 contributions
Totally amazing tour wil was so informative and interesting .And it was great it was a small group which was better.and all the great pubs we went to on the way which I would never have found on my own thanks again wil will definitely do the tour again
Written 23 January 2022
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LiquidHistoryTours
Wonderful review and great reviews all round. Cheers!
Written 23 January 2022
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Hannah
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We did the historical pub tour with Will. It was really good fun, we went to places we would never have found otherwise and will probably visit again. Our guide Will was great, very knowledgeable. It’s a great way to spend a few hours and I would definitely recommend.
Written 23 January 2022
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Stuart S
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Friends
It was a great experience and our guide Mark was both knowledgeable and entertaining. Even though I had worked in the City for many years, I was staggered at how much I did not know or see in my years working there. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who likes history and Ale / Gin.
Written 19 January 2022
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LiquidHistoryTours
Thanks for the great review Stuart and glad we were able to show you the City in a new light. Cheers!
Written 20 January 2022
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KathrynCook
London, UK4 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Mark led us on a fascinating tour around historic City of London pubs. We got unique access to a terrifying cellar with a unique history, warm welcomes from all the landlords and staff and Mark educated us on the history of the city and it’s wonderful pubs. A brilliant afternoon.
Written 19 January 2022
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Tom H
6 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
Dave was ace! An amazing little history surrounding a small handful of pubs in the City of London area. Perfect way to enjoy a lovely afternoon with friends old and new.
Written 18 January 2022
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Taylor
Treasure Island, FL2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Friends
We had a tour with Mark today and it was fabulous! Great historical tidbits combined with some classic English beer and spirits made for a great afternoon! Mark was excellent at telling stories that tied the tour together as well as providing interesting details that set different pubs apart. Highly recommend!
Written 18 January 2022
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Steve
Worsley, UK2 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
I have been to London on many occasions and seen a lot of the sites. However this was by far the best thing we have done in a long time. Our guide Will was fantastic, he was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The pubs we visited all had history and learning about the people who frequented them in the past was fascinating. I highly recommend this tour and the next time I visit the Capital I will be booking it again. Thanks Will for a great afternoon and good luck with your book. Steve and Val from Manchester.
Written 17 January 2022
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Emily D
3 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
We had an absolutely amazing time! Visited some really interesting pubs. Wil, our tour guide, was awesome; super knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. Would recommend this to locals and tourists alike.
Written 16 January 2022
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LiquidHistoryTours
Thanks for the tip-top review Emily, and joining us for the wander. Cheers!
Written 17 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Kevin the great!
Kevin did an AWESOME job! Would totally do this again. Prompt, professional and funny. He was so nice and had vas
28Ira0503
28Ira0503
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Amazing Experience!
It was an amazing experience, we learned a lot and also enjoy time with our guide Mark. I loved that my group was
Destination362340
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Great experience!
We had a great time on our walking Pub Tour. Our guide, Kevin, was knowledgeable, engaging, and felt like a close f
980kristianp
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Brilliant way to spend an afternoon in London!
We booked a private tour for the afternoon of a stag party and it was worth every penny. It's a very entertaining w
alanmartinchale
alanmartinchale
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Great private tour in Borough
Kevin was a fantastic guide and he setup the tour so that it met in an area close to our group and took in local pu
I4878BCciaram
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Favourite London Tour
Had the most wonderful, informative and enjoyable tour with John! His knowledge of London and it's pubs is outstand
susanaPotten
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Liquid history tour
Great birthday present , spent with great friends in our private group with Will as our guide. Who was Super frien
87meganc
87meganc
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Brilliant, interesting and fun tour!
Absolutely fantastic tour, so informative, fun and engaging - John was a brilliant guide. Highly recommend to anyon
Sherpa03002977298
Sherpa03002977298
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Brilliant afternoon tour.
Brilliant tour with Keith. 4 great pubs visited. Loads of fab stories and great company. It was a great way to spen
Jane C
Jane C
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Terrific tour for beer and history lovers alike.
Terrific tour absolutely perfect for what we wanted. Finished almost next door to the theatre we were going to at e
Anna_MC_2022
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Best team social we've had!
Best team social we've had so far!! Everyone loved it - such a great mix of interesting facts, secret pubs and fun
ChyRyn
ChyRyn
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Backwards pub tour with Kevin
We celebrated my wife's birthday with the grown-up kids and were hosted by Kevin Alderman, a very entertaining and
bigjen1976
bigjen1976
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Fantastic afternoon
Will was fabulous, great knowledge and sense of humour. We really enjoyed ourselves thank you. Would definitely re
Larry G
Larry G
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A must if you have a love of English history and it’s long association with pubs
We had a great time walking with Mark to 4 different Pubs. I thought this was going to be kind of a Sophisticated,
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Pub tour with Kevin
Great tour with Kevin, anecdotes about London's rich pub history with excellent beers ! Don't plan anything special
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