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Itinerary

Setting out in search of four of London’s best-kept-secret pubs, our tour begins in the royal neighbourhood of St James. 

We’ll discover the fun and unique history of the Royals including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry. Cue pub one! 

Passing by some of London’s most famous landmarks and palaces, we’ll delve down seldom trod paths, known almost only to the locals. We will also pass some of the oldest boutiques in London, many of which still provide goods and services for the current Royals and one in particular that provided Winston Churchill with his trademark hats. 

We’ll hear tales of London’s secret subterranean history and the tunnels, frequented by Royals and nobles in times of unrest, plague and fire; while drinking just yards from Henry VIII’s favourite palace (cue pub two!). 

Take a shortcut through the Royal Park where Queen Victoria was almost assassinated, to arrive at Buckingham Palace to learn the shocking truth about its history and the story of Queen Elizabeth’s famous late-night visitor. 

We’ll then tackle pub number three as we traverse one last Royal Park on our way to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, before finishing at our final pub, for more hilarious anecdotes and drinking stories. 

Your tour ends here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in London.

Locations visited
Buckingham Palace
St. James's Park
Westminster Abbey
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Overview
Discover two quintessential aspects of London’s culture—its royal heritage and its lively pub scene—on this small-group walking tour. Meet your guide in central London, and follow them to regal landmarks the likes of Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St. James’s Park. You’ll also visit four classic British pubs (drinks own expense), where your guide will share scintillating tales about the royal family and other surprising episodes from London’s history.
Highlights
  • Beat the crowds when you set off on a small-group walking tour
  • Visit some of London’s most famous royal landmarks
  • Immerse yourself in British pub culture (drinks own expense)
  • Learn all about the city’s past and its royal heritage from your guide
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Fabulous pub tour

Our pub walking tour with Glenn was the highlight of our London vacation. Not only was Glenn knowledgeable about the history of the establishments we visited and their beers, he was equally knowledgeable about rock and roll history in Soho. He was a fun and...More

Thank Jody H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Great historical pub walking tour

We had a fantastic afternoon with Linton and new friends on the walking tour. Learnt so much about the history and events that have shaped the historic SOHO district of London. Of course, I must mention our expanded appreciation of the beers of England. Totally...More

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LondonLinton, Manager at London Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review - so appreciate it - and so glad you had a great time! Hope to see you guys again one day soon. All the best

Reviewed July 12, 2018
One of the best parts of our trip to London

My wife and I, joined by another couple, traveled to London in May of 2018. Our first stop was London. We rode the London eye, saw West Minster Abby, we saw the royal jewels, took in two plays, visited the Tower of London and Buckingham...More

Thank Rob B
LondonLinton, Manager at London Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank so much Rob for such and amazing review. Glenn is positively thrilled with the feedback and we so appreciate you taking the time to write. We wish you all the very best for the future and hope to see you again one day. All...More

Reviewed July 4, 2018
Fun Tour

Linton(AKA Beard), was a great tour guide. We walked a fair distance and drank quite a bit at the pubs. If you have any knowledge or interest in royal history this tour would be even better. Having little to no knowledge of any royal family...More

Thank Matthew N
LondonLinton, Manager at London Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thank you so much Matthew! I had a great time too and hope to see you guys again one day. All the very best Linton

Reviewed June 30, 2018
This tour is worth it!

The Walking Pub Tour of Soho was so worth it with Glenn. We found out the history of the area, and really felt we got to some of the best Pubs in Soho. Glenn showed us not only the Pubs, but some of the Music...More

Thank Chuck O
LondonLinton, Manager at London Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

Thanks Chuck - that's so great! We hope to see you again one day soon. Cheers

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