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Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour
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Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour

By Ye Olde England Tours
Recommended by 95% of travelers
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Ages 16-99
Duration: 4h
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English


  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Entry/Admission - The Viaduct Tavern
  • Entry/Admission - East End
  • Entry/Admission - London
  • Entry/Admission - Clerkenwell
  • Entry/Admission - Crown Tavern
  • Entry/Admission - London
  • Entry/Admission - The Seven Stars
  • Entry/Admission - Lincoln's Inn Fields
  • Entry/Admission - London
What's not included
  • Transportation to/from attractions


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can meet you at any Central London hotel, otherwise from just outside St Pauls Underground Station, next to the Caffe Nerro.
  • St. Paul's, Cheapside, London EC2V 6AA, UK We can meet you from any Central London hotel. Otherwise we can meet just outside St Pauls Underground Station, next to the Caffe Nero.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, 145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BP, UK

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8607P10

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

Which attractions will I visit with Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour?
How much is Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour?
Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour price starts from $209.18. Discover and book Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour cancellation policy?
Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Historic London Pubs Private Walking Tour?
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8607P10

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Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    St. Paul's
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    The Viaduct Tavern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    The Castle Farringdon
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    Clerkenwell
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Crown Tavern
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Ye Olde Mitre, Holborn
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 6
    The Seven Stars
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 7
    Lincoln's Inn Fields
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 8
    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
    145 Fleet St, London EC4A 2BP, UK
    See address & details
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About the operator
Ye Olde England Tours
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London, England
Joined in July 2013

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    Our first activity on our very first visit to London - we traveled as a family and everyone loved this tour. So much info on the Sherlock Holmes saga - both past and more recent. Our guide, Kevin, was absolutely the best. He was kind, helpful, supremely knowledgeable! He pointed out so much that was nearby our walking path and helped us become familiar with the tube. Based upon information he shared, we went back to several places over the span of our visit. Kevin obviously loves what he does and it was clear that his top priority was to make our experience a great one!
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Alice C
2 contributions
Sep 2021
Stephen has an encyclopaedic knowledge of London facts, stories and trivia. We had a wonderful day that satisfied both the history buffs and real ale enthusiasts! We saw some of the most beautiful pubs in London, all with fascinating histories. We went down into the cellar of one pub where they used to keep prisoners and another pub that technically is in the city of Cambridge. I've been tiring of living in London recently but this tour reinvigorated my love for this city!
Written September 24, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thanks so much for your review. It was lovely to meet you and show you some of the best pubs in London and err Cambridgeshire! I'm really glad you had such a nice day,
Written March 9, 2022
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Charlotte S
1 contribution
Dec 2021
Stephen took us on a wonderful tour around Clerkenwell on Christmas Eve and we had a fantastic time. His knowledge was incredible and gave us a tremendous insight into not only that part of London but London as a whole. He was warm, funny and really made us all feel relaxed. We were talking about all Christmas!
Thanks Stephen!
Written December 29, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thanks so much Charlotte. It was lovely to meet you and your family and a really neat way to spend Christmas Eve. I am glad you had such a nice time and I hear I might be seeing you all again in a few months!
Written March 9, 2022
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bill g
1 contribution
Mar 2022 • Friends
What a brilliant brilliant tour. Stephen enlightened us all with some obscure London history facts and stories. We alI loved his passion and knowledge; he is a walking encyclopaedia.

We were lucky to go to some of the pubs that many people had their last ever drink in!

If you get a chance to go on this tour, do book Stephen to do this.
Written March 16, 2022
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thanks so much for your kind review. It was fantastic to meet you and it was a great day. Hopefully we can do it again one day in the future!
Written January 9, 2023
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Matthew S
Luton3 contributions
Sep 2021
Great tour I totally recommend, wonderful venues all backed up with historical anecdotes. Stephen lead us through over a thousand years of history taking us down hidden passageways and around secret gardens you'd never know where there. I look forward to having the chance to take another of Stephen's tours soon.
Written September 18, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thanks so much Matthew. It was great to meet you and go round some of the hidden treasures of this part of London. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the review!
Written March 9, 2022
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Chris O
Thrapston, UK2 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
I had a fantastic time last Friday on the Historic London Pubs tour. Great tucked away pubs with lots of history and great beer. Our guide, Stephen, made the whole experience so much better than simply a pub crawl. His encyclopaedic knowledge historic London made the tour educational and engaging. He took us to several pubs each with it’s own, sometimes grim past. The routes between the pubs were chosen carefully and Stephen continued to add history and anecdotes as we went. I would highly recommend this tour and I will certainly be taking another of Stephen’s tours in the future.
Written September 20, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thank-you so much for your great review Chris. I still remember our tour like it was yesterday. I'm really glad that you had such a good time and enjoyed the walks as well as the pubs!
Written March 9, 2022
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Karishma J
2 contributions
We were a big group for the private tour and Stephen was an exceptional guide. I’ve personally been to London 5-6 times and I ended up seeing a lot of new neighborhoods and pubs that I hadn’t ever visited. Stephen is extremely knowledgeable, all of us were blown away by the fun facts and depth of history he shared.

The pubs he took us to were exceptional and ones where the locals drink, no touristy spots. He was fun, delightful, kind, EXTREMELY KNOWLEDGABLE. He was one of the highlights of our trip, highly recommend.
Written December 31, 2022
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YeOldeEnglandTours
It was such a pleasure to spend the day with you all. What a lovely extended family you are. I'm so glad that you enjoyed our tour and pubs too. If you ever return to London, do let me know but for now thank-you again and Happy New Year to you all.
Written December 31, 2022
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Ben S
Charlotte, NC51 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
What a fantastic tour! Drinks, history, conversation, more drinks! Stephen Liddell was a superb guide with an endless wealth of knowledge on anything and everything you could want to know about London and areas further afield. While the beers were great, they weren’t the point, which was even better. Just sitting in historic pubs having ANY drink, hearing the stories, talking about whatever, that was the point. We got caught in some steady rain a couple times, which just seemed to add to the authenticity, and Stephen went right along with it (while not keeping us outside any longer than necessary). He even offered up a great suggestion on where to buy cigars (Stephen, we took you up on that) and maybe some thoughts on where one’s Premier League loyalties should lie. Hope we can do this again on our next visit.
Written November 25, 2022
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Hello! Thankyou so much for your great review. It was such a nice way to spend the day with you both. Wow, we did get drench for 5 minutes didn't we!!! I haven't been so wet ever since. I'm so glad that you found those cigars, that is a great shop too that I visit on my Churchill tour. I hope I helped you decide upon a good team to support. I was actually thinking of you yesterday when watching the NFL. Thankyou again and if you do come back, I do a great East End of London pub tour!
Written January 9, 2023
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mybreathingspace
Newquay, UK20 contributions
Jun 2021
My sister and i started with the Ripper Tour and finished with the Historic Pub tour. It was a beautiful day and despite the fact that all of us had transport disruption to get to our meeting place all was forgotten once we all met up . We had a great day full of interesting sites and fascinating facts. From Whitechapel to Clerkenwell we covered miles . Places we would have scurried past Stephen was able to reveal hidden history. Brilliant. Thank you Stephen x
Written June 12, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
It was such a treat to meet you and your sister and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the day despite the unscheduled travel disruption. Thanks so much for your lovely review and kind words and also your repeat booking! x
Written March 9, 2022
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C W
London, UK35 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
What Stephen doesn’t know about London, you could probably fit on postage stamp. He is, hands down, the best guide in the UK! I’ve been on a few tours with this company (admittedly most already ended in a pub!) but this was fascinating. I loved every minute of it!
Written January 25, 2022
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thankyou so much! I'm so glad that you enjoyed another tour with us. There aren't many things better in January than a good pub tour with a drink in front of a roaring fire.
Written March 9, 2022
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Nicholas C
Burgos, Spain2 contributions
Sep 2021
This tour was just amazing, entertaining, educational, nutritional, hydrating and fantastic fun. I went with 4 friends and Stephen our guide so there were six of us in all. The pubs were all great and served a decent selection of beer on the whole. But Stephen is just the best guide. He is a genuine mine of information. He has masses of knowledge of history and every few yards we learned something new and interesting, including the cells in the cellar of the Viaduct Tavern , where Stalin and Lenin met in the Crown Tavern, The life and death of Jeremy Bentham, the history of the Hospital of the Knights of St John with its monster sized canonball, to mention just a few. We had our dinner booked for 6:30 pm, otherwise we could have gone on for another 5 hours - honest! I would mark this tour 100%!
Written September 20, 2021
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YeOldeEnglandTours
Thanks for the tremendous review Nick. It was great to meet you all and spend a fantastic afternoon and evening walking and indeed drinking our way around some of the best local pubs in this part of London. You're always welcome back and thanks for my delicious steak and chips afterwards!
Written March 9, 2022
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240 minutes