Private Walking Tour: Historic and Hidden Pubs of London

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Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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The UK is well known throughout the world for it's many cosy, unusual, quirky, historic and atmospheric Pubs. This tour visits the best  London has to offer. Get away from the usual tourist trail and head into the hidden courts and alleys of old London.

Expect colourful and sometimes grisly tales, flag stones, wooden panelling, quiet snug corners, and traces of the many people both great and ordinary who have propped up the bar in times past. 

Includes one FREE drink at every stop!
• The Oldest and Most Historic Inn's Tavern's & Pubs
• Visit the Pub's Charles Dickens took inspiration from
• Hidden Alley's, nook corners, and log fires
• Try traditional Ales & Ciders
• Hear the stories and history behind each PubA relaxed tour at your leisure and pace - Will you manage all 5 Pubs?

What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Beverages - One complimentary drink at each stop - Beer/Wine/Soft Drink

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local guide

Private tour

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Transportation to/from attractions - Mostly on foot, but some Tube travel involved.

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • All UK Government Safety guidelines and requirements at the time of travel will be followed during your tour.
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed

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.

What To Expect

You will be personally met at your central London accommodation by your own private guide to begin your trail through the best and most historic pubs London has to offer.

A relaxed, informative, and enjoyable tour tailored to your interests and pace.

First up is -The Mayflower

This waterside Tavern dates back to the 1500's, and in 1620 Christopher Jones docked his ship outside the Tavern. That ship was called the Mayflower and would take the founding colonists out to the New World that would become the USA.

Those who have ancestry back to the Mayflower can ask to sign the register kept behind the bar. You can even purchase postage stamps, this tradition goes back to the time when the area was alive with sailors from all over the globe. They often had no time to go to a post office when ashore, so the Mayflower was granted a special licence.

Crammed full of nautical items, a cosy fire place and candle lit, you really could be in a different age.

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ye Olde Mitre
A pub with a history stretching back to Tudor times. It is said the doorway is propped up with a tree that Queen Elizabeth I danced around. Tucked away down a tiny alley even people familiar with the area find Ye Olde Mitre hard to find.

Definitely a strong candidate for London's oldest pub, It is also in the Diamond quarter of London, Hatton Garden. I wouldn't be surprised if some retired Safe Breakers, and Bank Robbers are among the regulars.

It has certainly featured in many films and TV shows over the years, notably Snatch starring Brad Pitt.

Fagin's Gang in Oliver Twist had their Den in this area too. Surely Dickens popped in for a pint?

40 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


The perfect historical pub tour!
Levi_B, 13-06-2022
This is a truly phenomenal tour for anyone who loves history and pubs. I cannot recommend it more highly! My father and I had a great time, learned more than we could have imagined, drank some great beer, and were able to take our own pace on the tour. I will do this again!
Informative and great pace.
Fiona O, 19-04-2022
Chris’s knowledge was great, he kept us all entertained but the recommendation to try the scotch eggs topped off everything. Lovely way to spend your first day in London.

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