Historic Pubs of London Tour


Historic Pubs of London Tour

Embark on a bespoke journey through London's historic pub scene with our Historic Pubs of London Tour.  This 4-hour experience is tailored to your preferences, offering a personalised exploration of some of London’s most storied taverns, each with its unique ambiance and history. Whether you're looking to experience traditional beer tastings, delve into the rich histories of each establishment, or simply soak in the unique atmospheres, this tour adjusts to fit the needs of your group's size, composition, and interests.

Our potential stops range from the bustling historic pubs along the Strand to the literary haunts of Fleet Street and the hidden alehouses of the City of London. Each location offers a chance to taste a variety of beers, from classic ales to local craft brews, while immersing you in stories that span centuries—from the times of Dickens to the heydays of the British press.

This tour is crafted to ensure that everyone—from history buffs and beer aficionados to casual visitors—finds something to cherish. We take into account the specific requirements of your group, be it accessibility concerns or particular neighbourhood focuses, to create a truly unique and enjoyable pub-crawling experience.

Join us to traverse time and taste, exploring the heart and soul of London’s pub culture, customized just for you.


Please note: 

  • This tour is normally delivered on foot.  We will be visiting pubs and sampling alcohol.  The tour may be suitable for minors, but please let us know of any children in your party so we can make appropriate arrangements.
  • Some optional extras include a vehicle to drive between sites, site access and refreshments.  These must be requested at the time of booking and will incur additional costs.
  • The normal recommended duration for this tour is published on this page.  If you require a shorter or longer duration please let us know at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • All of our tours are for private bookings only.  Whether you're a single, couple, family, group of friends or corporate booking, you will enjoy the exclusive care and attention of our guide
  • All guides on our team are warm, engaging professionals who are well travelled themselves, and offer their own rich life experiences to help hit the mark for your enjoyment of our tours.
  • Guides reserve the right to adapt the route of this tour according to various logistical requirements (for example inclement weather or traffic congestion) on the day of the tour.
  • Most tours are customisable and adaptable for special interests, language support (currently English, French and Spanish), accessibility / disability amendments and other sensitive handling (such as women-led tours). 
  • Please advise us of any other special requests on booking.
  • Please review our full list of policies here

At a glance

Neighbourhoods explored
City of London, City of Westminster, Covent Garden & Soho, Camden, Museums District, South Kensington, Spitalfields & Brick Lane, South Bank, Carnaby Street
Sites along the way
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Southbank, Shakespeare's Globe, Leadenhall Market, Camden Town & Market, Covent Garden & Soho, Regent's Park, St James' Park
Themes enjoyed
Cultural & Educational, Modern History, Street Food and / or Cafes, English Pubs
Perfect for
Couples, Corporate Groups, Singles, Layover, Shopping, Seniors, Disabled
Typical walk duration
4 hours