Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs

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From $185.05

7 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Wapping has a long history that goes all the way back to Anglo Saxon times, before it was even part of London and it takes its name from the old word Wapol, meaning ‘Marsh’.  

This whole area has been shaped by the river whether it is the great voyages of exploration, Victorian heavy industry and the docks, terrible Dickensian slums that hugged the river, the dreadful destruction of the Blitz or its modern day resurgence with big business and leisure.

We will visit famous old pubs, places of execution and great philanthropy as well as visiting locations relating to some of the most famous names in history such as Captain Cook, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Frobisher, Sir Walter Raleigh, Charles Dickens, Hanging Judge Jeffers and Captain Bligh.

See a part of real London that tourists could never find, well away from the bright lights of the West End, theatres, museums and palaces.

What's Included

Private Guided Tour

What's Not Included

Tube tickets to and from your hotel.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 14
  • ADULT: Age: 15 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • We have earmarked this tour as especially safe during the Coronavirus outbreak due to generally quiet places that we visit where social distancing is generally not a problem. All of our tours are private so it is just you/your family and your guide.  To m

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.


Kevin the Cockney Guide
Go399829, 10-10-2022
This was excellent and brought to life the East End of London and Wapping area. Made even more special by our authentic, passionate, and very knowledgable Cockney guide - Kevin - what an absolute gem.
Now understand the historical meaning of robbing Peter to pay Paul - and it appears to be still happening in the modern day …. Nods as good as wink to a blind beggar…!!
Memorable tour of East London!
PranayChowdhry, 05-02-2022
It was a tour organised by my partner as a birthday present. Have to say, was such a wonderful delight. Living in East London, we had no idea about all the treasures which this area had to offer.
Kevin, our guide during the tour, has such a remarkable command over history, which he narrates in an impeccable and engaging manner. To top it all off, he is really friendly and warm, which made the experience really pleasurable. Time literally flew by, whilst learning so much about East London and its famous pubs!!!
Definitely recommended and waiting to go on a guided tour with Kevin again soon!
Lovely and interesting tour
P4026SOjuliet, 09-08-2020
Very instructive and guides have been lovely and happy to answer all our questions. This is the perfect activity during lockdown for people living in the area.

I am already ready to book another tour
Fabulous Tour!
JULIE F, 03-12-2019
Our guide, Kevin, was fabulous. He overwhelmed us with his historical knowledge of the area. He was able to answer all our questions. We spent 5 hours together but it didn't feel like it. It's obvious that Kevin really enjoys what he does. Definitely would recommend.
Great tour of East End
GEllyn2013, 07-08-2019
Our guide, Kevin, met us at our local tube station and we set off for Canary Wharf, a new financial district of London. Kevin was able to give us some real insight into the transformation of this area since he was born and raised in the East End. We stopped at four historic pubs and even had the opportunity to go mudlarking, i.e., scavenging, on the shores of the Thames at low tide. This is an area that even many Londoners are not familiar with and Kevin provides the local knowledge along with an absolute wealth of historical background. Don't miss this one!

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