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Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs provided by Ye Olde England Tours

Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs

Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs
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About
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.
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
What to expect
  • We start off in the futuristic Docklands
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.
What to expect
  • We start off in the futuristic Docklands
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8607P64
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Private Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Tube tickets to and from your hotel.
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.
  • Santander Cycles, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EZ, UK Just outside the entrance/exit of Canary Wharf Station.
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Private Guided Tour
Exclusions
  • Tube tickets to and from your hotel.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you up from any Central London hotel, not just those listed here.
  • Santander Cycles, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf, London E14 5EZ, UK Just outside the entrance/exit of Canary Wharf Station.
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • St Katharine Docks Marina, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA, UK Just a few minutes away from Tower Bridge, Tower of London and the London Underground.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 make it easier and safer for all concerned we would suggest starting this tour a little later than the usual time, perhaps around 10.30-11am which allows us all to miss rush-hour. We are happy to still come to your hotel to meet you but for the moment we would suggest meeting us at the tour starting point.  This allows you to arrive by a taxi or uber rather than public transport. Please feel free to wear masks throughout or at times during the tour.  Your guide will also have a mask with them.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 23, 2020
A note from Historic walk of East Londons Wapping Docks and its famous Pubs
Your guide and yourself are welcome to wear face masks and we will keep to the UK law regarding social distancing.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Julie T
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Lovely and interesting tour
Aug 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
Written August 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JULIE F
4 contributions
Fabulous Tour!
Nov 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.
Written December 3, 2019
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Thank-you Julie for your great review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the tour. Yes Kevin loves Wapping and the East End and there is so much unappreciated history and impressive sights to see. Thanks again for booking with Ye Olde England Tours.
Written March 3, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GEllyn2013
Wheaton, IL8 contributions
Great tour of East End
May 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!
Written August 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Wapping and the surrounding districts have so much history and interesting quirky things to enjoy that most people never get to see. We're so glad that you enjoyed the tour and I know Kevin loves that tour in particular.
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

icecat77
Melrose, MA34 contributions
encyclopedic knowledge
Mar 2019 • Solo
I was interested in the Wapping/East East area due to a few recent reads. While in some ways it was disappointing in that so little of the old docks area is still intact, Kevin filled in incredible amounts of information so that you could wrap your mind around how the area might have looked 100 or 500 years ago. We wove in and out of the neighborhoods, along the river and former sites of the river, and by particular pubs and churches of note, and the historical detail Kevin provided along the way was just excellent. He even spent time taking me mud-larking (new to me). I really feel like this was a unique experience. I wanted to see the "non-tourist" side of London, and Kevin delivered.
Written April 22, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your fabulous review. We’re so glad that you enjoyed your tour with us and Kevin was thrilled as he loves showing everyone Wapping and the East End. It’s easy to see how London has more construction work going in than the whole of a Europe put together. We too get sad when some of the old places get redeveloped and though most of the docks are now very modern, hopefully some of the old cobbled streets, pubs, churches and warehouses give a bit of old atmosphere. You never quite know what you will find when you down to the Thames, anything from bones to Roman and medieval treasures to WW2 bombs! Thank you for booking with Ye Olde England tours and letting us show another side to London.
Written November 1, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Tinylittlepea
Tinylittlepea
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Great place to visit
Great place to visit. Not too much walking. And if your disabled you can use one of there scooters. Free to get in
Amanda Z
Amanda Z
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Step back in time
I love being able to visit locations I read about in historical fiction novels.Plus I got to learn about the life o
Amanda Z
Amanda Z
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Back to Windsor
My favorite part of this tour was my guide Kevin. Having done the Windsor, Stonehenge, Bath tour (on a Sunday) didn
alicecA1949OO
alicecA1949OO
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Fantastic day out
Stephen has an encyclopaedic knowledge of London facts, stories and trivia. We had a wonderful day that satisfied b
collins617
collins617
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Amazing pub crawl! (err I mean tour!)
This tour was just amazing, entertaining, educational, nutritional, hydrating and fantastic fun. I went with 4 frie
chriso238
chriso238
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Great Educational Pub Tour
I had a fantastic time last Friday on the Historic London Pubs tour. Great tucked away pubs with lots of history an
RoseandMike_B
RoseandMike_B
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Spectacular
Spectacular tour and fantastic tour guide! Thank you Stephen! This was an epic experience.... a jam packed advent
ggoes
ggoes
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Great visit with guide Kevin to HMS Victory and more!
Portsmouth As fans of British Navy historical novels (Patrick OBrian, Hornblower, etc) and biographies of heroes li
MatthewS240
MatthewS240
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Best Pub Tour Ever - with history
Great tour I totally recommend, wonderful venues all backed up with historical anecdotes. Stephen lead us through o
kathryns976
kathryns976
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Durham
A quaint city to visit with lots of shops, bars etc. A good river walk as well as views of the cathedral and castle
georgebJ41JT
georgebJ41JT
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Excellent
Met with Kevin as arranged and with no hassle. Communication was excellent and he immediately put my fiancé and my
Reditran
Reditran
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A brilliant tour with a great guide
This was an absolutely fascinating tour ! Stephen is highly knowledgeable, and shares the information and stories
Tublets1
Tublets1
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Do.Not.Miss.
The knowledge .. the enthusiasm .. you will be unknowingly drawn into the Viking, the Roman, the Tudor era. And the
gorillav2021
gorillav2021
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Great tour, great guide
Excellent tour of the City of London's hidden gems. We went to lots of secret gardens that are tucked away amongst
jillrV6648KD
jillrV6648KD
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Hidden history of the City of London
Stephen is an excellent tour guide and he showed us the most amazing gardens. Hidden away from the bustle and noise
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