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Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs provided by Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs

Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs
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Tour snapshot
Get an inside glimpse into London's pub scene with a pub expert
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
With more than 3,000 pubs to choose from, it's often difficult to decide exactly which one to visit in London. Tick off some of the city’s most interesting public houses on a private tour, during which you’ll receive the undivided attention of your personal guide, a British pub expert. Stop at pubs that date back to medieval and Victorian times, and enjoy a small glass of beer in each.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Customize the itinerary according to your interests
  • A small glass of beer is included at each pub
What to expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point in Central London, where you’ll join up with your guide and head to the first pub on the itinerary. On this private tour, you’ll be able to tailor your itinerary according to your interests. Wander the historic lanes of Fleet, Holborn, and Blackfriars streets and the City of London, and stop at public houses that include a Victorian gin palace and a replica of a medieval hall. You’ll discover little-known information from your guide and enjoy a small glass of beer in each pub. Your tour concludes in the final pub.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Receive the undivided attention of a private guide
  • Customize the itinerary according to your interests
  • A small glass of beer is included at each pub
What to expect
Your tour begins at a designated meeting point in Central London, where you’ll join up with your guide and head to the first pub on the itinerary. On this private tour, you’ll be able to tailor your itinerary according to your interests. Wander the historic lanes of Fleet, Holborn, and Blackfriars streets and the City of London, and stop at public houses that include a Victorian gin palace and a replica of a medieval hall. You’ll discover little-known information from your guide and enjoy a small glass of beer in each pub. Your tour concludes in the final pub.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5220LONPUB
Important information
Inclusions
  • Beverages (one half-pint of beer per person in each pub)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Blackfriars, Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4DD, UK
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Maximum group size of 6 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Beverages (one half-pint of beer per person in each pub)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Blackfriars, Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4DD, UK
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Minimum age is 18 years.
  • Maximum group size of 6 people.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Blackfriars
    Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4DD, UK
    See address & details
  • 1
    Fleet Street
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Private Tour of London's Historic Pubs
    Stop: 3 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Christina T
1 contribution
Our family of 4 had a fantastic afternoon with Jane! From our initial meeting, it was clear that she has a passion for historic pubs, and we learned so much from her during our tour. We loved experiencing the different neighborhood pubs, learning their history, and tasting different beers (all were delicious!). She even helped us plan the rest of our trip - making recommendations of where to stay, restaurants and other sights to see. I would highly recommend including this tour in your visit to London, we can't wait to visit again!
Written June 12, 2022
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Jane P
Thank you so much for your fantastic review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my tour. I loved spending the time with you and your family and all the great conversations (and beer) we had!
Written June 13, 2022
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marmessina
Holmdel, New Jersey2 contributions
Jane did a fabulous job on our tour. From our initial meeting (with the help of her emailed photo) to her extensive knowledge of London's pub history and beer in general. I highly recommend Jane for an informative and highly energetic taste of London. SM.
Written August 5, 2019
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Jane P
Hello Maria Thanks so much for your kind review. It was lovely to spend the afternoon with you and Seb. We could definitely have talked for hours until closing time! Jane x
Written August 7, 2019
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Melissa D
Santa Monica, CA57 contributions
We TRULY enjoyed our afternoon with Jane. She is warm, gracious, funny, knowledgeable, and well able to manage far reaching conversations about beer, Brexit, history, and politics. The pubs were intimate, gorgeous, and the beer outstanding. (JAIPUR IPA - YUM) We learned about beer, had a refreshing glimpse into London’s pub culture, and Jane also make recommendations for the rest of our trip which were spot on. At the end of the day I felt I had made a friend. Highly recommend.
FAVORITE Pub “Ye Old Mitre”
Written July 30, 2019
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Jane P
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It was such fun spending time with you and your family. Next time you visit London I will find a pub that sells Jaipur X (the Imperial version of Jaipur) - it is a stunning beer!
Written August 1, 2019
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Kdkosmo
4 contributions
Couples
About 3 years ago, I did this pub tour with my boyfriend. Fast forward to June 18, 2019 and I was back in London with my sister and parents and did this tour again. I loved it again and they loved it as first timers...and yes I'd absolutely do this a third time!

Everyone in our group likes different beer profiles: super hoppy for my sis, zero hop for my parents and somewhere in the middle for me. Jane knew exactly which brews would work for each of us and didn't disappoint.

As I stated in my review 3 years ago, this tour is for small groups only. You will get very descriptive historical insight to the buildings and statues you're seeing as Jane guides you from pub to pub. Once in the pub, Jane will go to the bar and order beers for your group given individual preferences. Then the history of the establishment of the pub begins as you're sipping on your brew.

I also mentioned in my original review of this tour to eat a meal prior to your meeting time with Jane. This time we did order some snacks in one of our pubs because we had a little extra time. But expecting to sit down and eat a full meal during this tour is not realistic...unless you're willing to shorten your tour, skip one of the pubs and miss out on the beers therein (no way!).
Written June 25, 2019
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Suzie
Greensboro, NC1 contribution
Couples
Jane did a great job -- took us to such unique pubs and gave us the history of each. Also knowledgeable about London's history. She was fun to be with!
Written May 13, 2019
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Many thanks for your kind words. I had such fun spending the afternoon with you all! Jane
Written May 17, 2019
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Darren R
London, UK41 contributions
Couples
My wife booked this as a surprise gift for my 40th. We had a great time with Jane who is extremely knowledgeable about the London historic pub scene and the new craft beer offering (which I am really into!). She was a wonderful host, wiling to answer all of our questions and take the time to explain things.

We visited 4 pubs in total over a 3 hour period and had a half in each with a bit of walking in between each pub looking at some of the history of London (including where Braveheart was executed. I’ve walked past a hundred times, but never took the time to actually stop and take in the history of the place!).

I’d highly recommend the tour, both as a private one to a couple or even as part of a larger group. I can’t wait to do the next one and explore a few more pubs in London.
Written February 11, 2019
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utahgatorsticks
San Francisco, CA8 contributions
Friends
I have now done this tour with Jane three times, with a fourth already booked. I assure you that you will not be disappointed--Jane is a hoot and you will have a marvelous time on your tour. I have booked this tour for a variety of groups: for a friend visiting from the States, my university aged cousin, my son's 18th birthday, and the upcoming tour I have booked is for a mixed age ladies group, and another one is in the works for a group of lawyers. Everyone I have taken on this tour had a fantastic time and said that this was a highlight of their visit to London. Not only will Jane make sure that you taste some amazing brews, but she is an extensive vat of London history knowledge. Jane will take you to pubs that will become part of your regular pub regime if you are local, and most likely they will be pubs that you've never visited before (even if you are a long time Londoner). Jane also possesses a smart wit, which adds to the fun. I highly recommend that you think about purchasing one of her books during the tour--they make wonderful keepsakes for visitors, or great stocking stuffers.
Written December 5, 2018
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Nindyd
Birmingham, UK47 contributions
Couples
Wow - Brigette our tour guide on Saturday 25th August for the 2pm walk was full of knowledge, a story to be told @ each pub, great personality and she made it lively.
Written August 27, 2018
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Good afternoon NIndy. Thank you for the review. Sorry but you have posted the review on the wrong page. This is not Brigette's page. Kind regards Jane P
Written September 19, 2018
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hb399
Ella, Sri Lanka51 contributions
My husband loves craft beer, so for his birthday I booked a private pub tour. Jane was great about tailoring our tour to meet our needs. ( wanted to go to places with unique beers). She also booked us s place to watch the England/Sweden World Cup match after the tour. She is very personable and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Written July 9, 2018
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Dale A
Huntington, WV12 contributions
With all the entertainment options and historical sites in this amazing city, why not combine them into this not-to-be-missed activity?
With SAM as your guide, your entire life’s quota of laughter will be met in just one afternoon.
What a hoot ! My passport has so many London stamps in it and yet, I just discovered the real crown jewel of London - this pub crawl.
SAM was a total blast.
Don’t delay another minute and secure your reservation ASAP- you won’t be sorry!
Be warned ...Your abs may take days to recover from the laughter!
Cheers !!!
Written July 2, 2018
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Dear Dale Your tour with Sam sounds amazing but you have posted the review on my pub tour page (Jane) and not Sam's page. Thanks, Jane.
Written July 5, 2018
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brookley1
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Great Tour
Jane was wonderful. Her knowledge, enthusiasm and sense of humor made our tour one of the best ever. We didn’t want
btubuster
btubuster
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We Went Back for More!
Two years ago, we booked a Pub tour with Jane. We had such a great time that we booked her again last week for a f
Onie M
Onie M
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Great guide and tour
Would highly recommend this tour. Bridgette from Melbourne was an amazing guide who had fabulous historical facts a
Ak7000
Ak7000
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Beer tasting at its best
I organised with Jane to hold a beer tasting for a group of friends for our annual Christmas night out. We had a g
Fred C
Fred C
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London historical walking pub tours
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Our Guide Chris added to the experience with his pleasant personality an
Catherine T
Catherine T
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Great way to spend a day--A London Beerstory
Our party of six met Jane at Blackfriars Station and quickly began our tour. Jane not only has knowledge of beer hi
David A
David A
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Great way to see local pubs
Jane Peyton did an awesome job. Took us to some of the oldest local pubs in London. Bought us a 1/2 pint of either
amydgm
amydgm
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Tuns of Fun (pun intended!)
Having recently spent a superb afternoon exploring some great London pubs and learning more about the local history
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Extraordinary afternoon! 8 thumbs up!
Jane is an absolute treasure. An amazingly knowledgeable guide who is fantastic with all ages. Ours was a family to
Susan B
Susan B
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This was a highlight - Jane really knows her stuff!
What a wonderful jaunt around London seeing all the different types of pubs with all the back stories. Jane was ent
funbobbiesocks
funbobbiesocks
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FUN! The guide was fun and she made the tour!
Jane knew her stuff! Took us to some great pubs! She told us about the history of the bar and the area we were in
joannawilsonx
joannawilsonx
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Excellent beer tour!! Chris is an excellent guide
Best day of our trip back to London from Australia. We learned so many fascinating facts about London and had some
76ievans
76ievans
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VIATOR Pub Tour and tasting
This tour was an excellent intro to British pub culture and history. Jamie was a very knowledgeable guide for this
augievikings1992
augievikings1992
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Fantastic Tour
My husband and I did this tour with Jane in mid-October. She was an outstanding guide. She knows her pubs, and she
Alexandra R
Alexandra R
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Jane + real English Ale + fun folklore = Perfect afternoon in London!
Jane is an absolute gem; as were all the pubs she took us to! If you are spending time in London, and are consideri
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