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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London
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Small-Group Tour: Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

By Liquid History Tours
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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.
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Ages 18-99, max of 14 per group
Duration: 3h 30m
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Highlights
  • Visit centuries-old pubs of cultural significance in a walking tour of London
  • Hear tales of the famous personalities who frequented these spots
  • Get insider tips and recommendations from your guide
  • Small group size ensures personalized attention
Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best
2023

  • Local guide
What's not included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

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.

Start:
  • 30 Newgate St, London EC2V 6AA, UK
    Outside ST.PAUL'S UNDERGROUND STATION (EXIT 2) Meet outside Caffe Nero on Panyer Alley
End:
  • Underground Ltd, Holborn Station, 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

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 5452DRINK

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

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

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  • You'll start at
    30 Newgate St
    30 Newgate St, London EC2V 6AA, 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
    Visit London's finest art nouveau pub
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    Pass by
    St Bride's Church
    Fleet Street
    Dr. Johnson's House
    Prince Henry's Room
    Royal Courts of Justice
    Lincoln's Inn
    Sir John Soane's Museum
    Covent Garden
  • You'll end at
    Holborn
    Underground Ltd, Holborn Station, 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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  • Liquid History Tours
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  • Louis_Potter1
    0 contributions
    Great London experience, even for those who live here!
    Amazing experience with Ricky and his pup diggity! Second tour I’ve done and this was even better than the first! Highly recommend to anyone new or old to London!
    Written 19 February 2024
  • SurreyLubin
    0 contributions
    Fantastic private tour
    Group of 8 friends out celebrating my husbands 50th birthday. We had Lyndon as our tour guide for the afternoon and visited 5 fabulous pubs (some that we never knew were there). Lyndon made the tour very enjoyable and we all learnt a lot whilst enjoying a beer or 5😆🍺. Highly recommended booking this tour, such a great way to explore some parts of London. Thank you Lyndon for a fantastic afternoon 😊 👏👏👏
    Written 18 February 2024
  • 587SharonT
    0 contributions
    Pub crawl with a difference
    Fascinating tour of old London pubs with a brilliant guide who shared interesting historical information that even us Londoners didn’t know! Thank you Chris Cheeseman, we had a lovely afternoon sampling your suggestions at each pub.
    Written 16 February 2024
  • Seaside825603
    0 contributions
    A Must-Experience: Adam's Liquid History Tour!
    Adam's Liquid History Tour is an absolute gem! His passion for London's liquid history shines through in every aspect of the tour. Adam's extensive knowledge, vibrant energy, and personalized approach make for an unforgettable experience. From fascinating historical insights to delightful tastings, this tour has it all. Don't miss out—book your spot with Adam asap!!!
    Written 16 February 2024
  • 222thaism
    0 contributions
    Great experience - would definitely recommend
    We dis this tour yesterday with our amazing guide Chris, who showed us a great time mixing a historical and super interesting tour with drinks and fun. Would definitely recommend it!
    Written 15 February 2024
  • macl561
    0 contributions
    Great tour
    John Cheeseman is terrific! Very knowlegable and great host. The kind of guys you'f want to have a pint with. He's going to be a dad soon! we had a great time!
    Written 13 February 2024
  • kebban
    0 contributions
    Great tour
    Great tour. We had a very nice time with Adam our guide and he took us to a few very nice pubs. Also some history, but mostly pubs.
    Written 9 February 2024
  • A3216AJmichellew
    0 contributions
    The best part of our London trip! You MUST do it!
    We started out trip with this private pub tour and nothing else topped it! The four of us couldn’t have been happier with the attention to detail and historical stories our awesome guide Adam shared. I booked this tour because the couple we traveled with are huge history lovers and my husband and I love a good adventure…and drinking. There couldn’t have been a better tour for our group! I highly recommend booking this tour and plan on doing it again if I make it to London in the future!
    Written 7 February 2024
  • Y981XZmichaell
    0 contributions
    A Brilliant Afternoon.
    A fantastic way to spend an afternoon! Ricky tailored the tour perfectly with a great balance of London history, pub history and of course, beer. We absolutely loved it, loved the pubs, and couldn't recommend it high enough.
    Written 5 February 2024
  • A4090SUadrianr
    0 contributions
    Welcoming and friendly
    A nice laid back walking tour very well looked after by Clare. Have already recommended to friends Adrian and Simonetta
    Written 4 February 2024
  • 148braedend
    0 contributions
    Best Pub Crawl
    We had a remarkably great time on this tour. We learned, drank, and made new friends. Kevin was incredible and led us through the funnest class we've been through. Highly recommend, worth every second.
    Written 3 February 2024
  • Thomas H
    0 contributions
    Great Tour
    Kevin was a super friendly and knowledgeable guide. We had a grand time with some interesting facts and nice Pubs. Would recommend anytime!
    Written 3 February 2024
  • 290torit
    0 contributions
    A fantastic tour!
    Ricky and Diggity were sensational tour guides. We had a fantastic day of drinks and knowledge, with a friendly face to guide us through. I would definitely recommend a tour if you would like a great day of hidden-away pubs and pockets of the history of London.
    Written 3 February 2024
  • Inspire52034771412
    0 contributions
    Wil was awesome!
    My boyfriend and I had so much fun on this tour. Our guide Wil was informative, knew so much history of the pubs we visited, friendly, super helpful with recommendations for places to go in the city, funny and friendly. The pubs were of course really interesting and Wil had arranged reserved seating for us almost everywhere we went, so that was also good! I also discovered so many new flavors of gins along the way. Do the tour, you won’t be disappointed!
    Written 3 February 2024
  • Daydream620075
    0 contributions
    Chris Cheeseman is great
    Chris Cheeseman was great. Really good blend of history and alcohol. It was spectacular with pubs and drinks. I strongly recommend it. Especially with a Chris.
    Written 2 February 2024
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Janet A
Maidstone, UK2 contributions
Jan 2020
My husband and I joined a group of 10 this afternoon, we were pleasantly surprised by our guide Frankie’s knowledge of the area covered. She was entertaining and informative, her passion for the city’s history was apparent.
A great way to spend an afternoon sight seeing with pub pit stops.
Highly recommend.
Written 4 January 2020
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Connie H
Boston, MA30 contributions
Feb 2020
I HIGHLY recommend this tour. I did it on my first day in London (first time visiting as well) and saw parts of London that I probably would have never seen if I had not done this. Dave was our tour guide and not only was he welcoming and friendly, he was also very funny. Most of where we walked is off the beaten path and nothing that you would find in a typical tourist guide of London. I also learned a great bit about London in terms of its history and architecture.

There were about 12 in the group and a few knew each other/traveled together, majority of us did not know anyone else. We went to 4 pubs, although I would have loved to go to 5 as it wasn't until the end of the 3rd pub and in the 4th that I feel like the group started being more social and comfortable around each other instead of on the quieter/shy side.

Overall, this was a fantastic experience that I highly recommend!
Written 22 February 2020
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Rachel B
Chicago, IL4 contributions
My parents and I went on this pub tour in London this past weekend, and it definitely was one of our favorite activities that we did on our trip! Our tour guide Dave had a great sense of humor and was very knowledgeable regarding the city, its landmarks, and its history. We visited four pubs total (one that we were supposed to visit that day was closed as it was a Sunday, but we visited it the next day and were very glad we did), and we thoroughly appreciated learning the history of each one and enjoying the atmosphere while having a drink. I would highly recommend this tour if you are planning a trip to London!
Written 13 February 2020
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Ido G
9 contributions
Jun 2021
We did the tour with Will, who was super knowledgeable and fun to be with. It's mostly walking the streets of the City of London, sitting in historical pubs and talking about history. It was very interesting and the guide made sure the experience was fit to the atmosphere in the group. However, you need to pay for your own drinks which makes the tour about 40 GBP per person (25GBP tour price + 15GBP average for drinks). I think the tour should cost 15-20 for what you get. Nevertheless it was a wonderful tour.
Written 9 June 2021
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Thanks for joining us and enjoying the stroll! Regarding the price level please note that that it has remained unchanged for 10 years, we guarantee every departure with just one passenger and due to current group size restrictions we continue to lose money on every departure at the moment. With commission and taxes accounting for over 50% (before operating costs) we like many businesses in the pub & hospitality trade are fighting for our onward survival. So thankyou for joining us and supporting us as we continue to share the great pubs and rich history with like-minded locals and travellers alike. Cheers to you!
Written 10 June 2021
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Tania B
Brighton31 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a fantastic way to spend an afternoon in London. We were given this as a gift and the whole booking experience was seamless John send confirmation and all the details we needed to enjoy our afternoon. Our tour guide Dave was amazing, he was witty, funny but so knowledgeable he took us to some amazing pubs with great beer telling us interesting facts and funny stories about the pubs history. Dave interacted really well with all of our group, ranging from oldies like us to young couples on holiday from far away shores. Dave gave each couple the time to ask questions and he answered them all expertly! Book this tour if you want to find and visit pubs off the tourist spots and really enjoy the history behind them. You may be lucky enough to have Dave as your guide a really lovely afternoon. Thanks Dave Tania and Steve.
Written 12 April 2022
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Sarah W
Teddington, UK1 contribution
Feb 2020 • Friends
We had two guests come to town to visit, as we have just recently relocated from the states to London. Dave, our tour guide, was amazing!!!! First, I should say, we have a 9 month old. Dave took it in stride that she would be joining us on the historical pub tour. Dave was VERY funny and he really was able to mix the right amount of humor, historical information and drinking into the tour to keep me and my guests entertained throughout the entire tour. Anytime guests come to visit we will definitely be recommending this tour!!!
Written 23 February 2020
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RICO AND YAMILA T
Texas18 contributions
A must do tour. We have been to London on several occasions and we absolutely delighted to have chosen this tour. We met a lot of wonderful people, learned a little history of London and it’s great pubs, and tasted several excellent examples of the outstanding beer being sold in the UK. We also did this tour on our first day. We arrived at 1000 in the morning and went on the tour at 1400 hours until about 1900 hours. We then went to dinner and then returned to our hotel to rest. By during this and not going directly to bed on our arrival we reset out internal clocks and were able to get up the next day with no issues.
Written 5 January 2020
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Off the plane and straight into the thick of London's liquid history. That's the spirit. Great review. Cheers!
Written 7 January 2020
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Alan Jackson
Langley City, Canada37 contributions
Apr 2022
Myself, my wife, and our moms all thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It is a fantastic way to visit some great pubs, and to learn some quirky history about London. The groups are kept small enough that the tour feels more like a group of friends visiting the pub than it does a tour.

I'm sure the pubs visited vary on each tour, but you are certain to visit some truly historic and culturally important pubs, with time enough to enjoy a pint in each one. Or two, if you're quick enough. You'll learn about the history of the pub, or the building it's in, perhaps a ghost story or two, and tales of famous customers who may (or may not) have frequented the pub in days gone by.

Our guide, Kevin, was superb. Full of insight into the history of pub culture, the quirky history of the locations visited, and more than willing to answer any questions, or just have a friendly chat over a pint. A lovely bloke, even if he is an Arsenal supporter.

I cannot recommend this tour highly enough, especially to those with in an interest in pub culture, or even an interest in the history of London in general. A fantastic way to spend an afternoon in London.
Written 2 June 2022
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A remarkable day out considering Kevin is a Gooner, but let's not hold that against him too much! Lovely review and thanks for joining. Cheers!
Written 3 June 2022
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Joe H
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Tour started promptly at 2 pm, near center of City of London. Tour guide, Dave, was super cool and had an amazing depth of historic knowledge of the streets, buildings and pubs we visited.

This tour went to almost 6 pm!!! The value meter is off the charts.

The pubs on the tour were arguably the oldest in the City of London, like Ye Old Cheshire Cheese. So many good beers and ales we drank along the way. Would recommend to be well-rested, because this is a true journey with ‘pints’ at every turn.

Cheers
Written 4 January 2020
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Karl S
Birmingham, UK10 contributions
Sept 2021 • Friends
I treated my friend to the Liquid London Pub tour for her birthday in September, I enjoyed this tour some years earlier but for my friend it was her first guided tour. We both thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon, it was the perfect balance in terms of learning about historical buildings and enjoying drinks in some fine pubs that were steeped in history. The tour guide, Mark Wimmers, was wonderful, his knowledge knew no bounds and I loved the way that he introduced a blend of humour and fascinating insight into the history of this great city. Mark was a brilliant charasmatc tour guide, if only my history teachers at school had made my lessons as interesting as Mark did I might have left with a decent history grade. Thank you for a memorable and enjoyable experience. Karl
Written 21 October 2021
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Thanks Karl for such a cracking review and joining us again for our trundle down Tippling Street. Look forward to another stroll. Cheers!
Written 23 October 2021
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