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Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk provided by Battlefield Journey - Day Tours

Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk
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About
Our tour explores a part of London steeped in history but rarely visited by tourists. Evidence of the past is all around. Part of this walk is about the development of trade - but we also focus on a darker side of London life. A London where pirates and crooks abound and where the law showed no mercy to those caught in the act. There should also be time on this tour to visit one (or more) of the historic pubs such as The Town of Ramsgate and The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping or The Grapes in Limehouse.
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
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 213523P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Tower Pier, London, UK Our guide will be waiting outside the Pret a Manger coffee shop
  • West India Quay, London E14 4ED, UK Our tour finishes at West India Quay next to the Docklands Light Railway Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Tower Pier, London, UK Our guide will be waiting outside the Pret a Manger coffee shop
  • West India Quay, London E14 4ED, UK Our tour finishes at West India Quay next to the Docklands Light Railway Station
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • West India Quay, London E14 4ED, UK Our tour finishes at West India Quay next to the Docklands Light Railway Station
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 13 Mar 2021
A note from Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk
• Group sizes will be restricted to a maximum of 12. • Physically distance from anyone not in your household. • You’ll be asked to register your contact details with us before the walk. • Please follow any local lockdown restrictions in your area. • Please bring a face covering.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Tower Pier
    London, UK
    Our guide will be waiting outside the Pret a Manger coffee shop
    See address & details
  • 1
    St. Katharine Docks
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Wapping High Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Execution Dock
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    West India Docks
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    West India Quay
    London E14 4ED, UK
    Our tour finishes at West India Quay next to the Docklands Light Railway Station
    See address & details
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Lucy
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Fascinating tour, fantastic guide!
Aug 2021 • Couples
This was a fantastic walking tour, Andrew is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and we found the history of wapping and the surrounding area fascinating. The tour was very well organised and a great day out. I would highly recommend!
Written 8 August 2021
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Maps16259485824
Many thanks Lucy. It was lovely to meet both you and Casper. Hopefully we will see you again, either on one of our London walks or one of our battlefield cycles. Best wishes for now, Andrew
Written 9 August 2021
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Shaji-Liz Thomas
Loughborough, UK4 contributions
Great way to learn about the history of London
May 2021
This was a superb walk. Andrew, our guide, was informative and knowledgable. We would highly reccommend this walk and have thought about it weeks afterwards.
What an opprotunity to see a part of London that is rarely seen by tourists.
Andrew was great company and brought the history of the Thames alive.
Shaji & Liz
Written 5 August 2021
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Maps16259485824
Dear Shaji and Liz, thanks so much for your kind review. You are both great company and a joy to walk with! Andrew
Written 6 August 2021
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John
New Malden, UK2 contributions
Tower Pier to Canary Wharf
Jul 2021
My birthday treat was turned into the most magical day. Andrew was the most brilliant guide. As my wife commented it was as if we had always known him. Wapping to Canary Wharf, what fantastic history lies there and we have now been presented a most compelling view of it. Visited The Town of Ramsgate where we had some great Harveys Sussex Bitter, finally something Andrew did not know about but he does now.
On to The Prospect of Whitby, what stories lie there and another fantastic story about The Grapes a little further along. Do this trip if you can. It is magical!!
Finally based on this trip will definitely be signing up for one of the battlefield trips
Written 17 July 2021
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