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“Fabulous Historical Pub Tour”

London Tavern Trails
Ranked #139 of 731 Tours in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: London Tavern Trails operates pre-booked guided walking tours to London's historic pubs. There are 4 classic London tours to choose from in Holborn, Fleet Street, Covent Garden and Wapping. Bespoke tours can be arranged to suit individual requirements. Tours are available seven days a week throughout the year. "The London Pub Tour Specialist".
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed May 13, 2013

John was our extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. He gave a very well-researched history of the Fleet Street area and the historic pubs in that area. I don't even like beer but I loved his presentation. We walked down medieval alleys to the pubs that I would never have found on my own. My husband and son-in-law loved the pubs and the beer. I give this tour five stars and would highly recommend it.

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LondonTavernTrails, Owner at London Tavern Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2013

Thank you Wackynacke for taking the time to post a review and for the kind things you have said about the pub tour.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

After seeing great reviews on Trip Advisor, we booked the London Tavern Trails during our six day stay in London. Booking was very easy and our guide was easy to find. What an experience! Our guide, John, took us on a four hour private tour of Covent Garden. This is NOT a pub crawl. We visited 4 historical pubs, learning about the history of London, reviewing literary spots, and learning about the history and the making of English Ales. It has been the highlight of our trip. As we winded through small hidden walkways and across gardens, plazas, and bustling streets, we learned not only about Victorian London, but also a broad variety of history from a witty and intelligent guide. John didn't treat us like tourists, but as friends. I cannot rave enough about the experience. If you only have a couple days in London, skip a museum out if you must, and carve in time for this private walking tour. You won't regret it!

Mpereau@hotmail.com

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LondonTavernTrails, Owner at London Tavern Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your historic London pub tour. It is wonderfully fulfilling to get such positive and complimentary feedback, especially from someone who values Trip Advisor reviews so highly. Thank you.

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Reviewed May 3, 2013

Firstly, don't worry that the tour will involve copious amounts of binge drinking! It's much more of a leisurely tour around some of London's hidden gems of pubs and streets with the occasional pint (or half) thrown in. Morris took us around the streets of London from Holborn to Old Bailey - his knowledge and enthusiasm were infectious and everyone in the group enjoyed themselves.

We finished the evening by taking ourselves off to the Old Red Cow by Smithfield market - another of London's best!

Thank Stuart W
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LondonTavernTrails, Owner at London Tavern Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2013

That's great that you enjoyed Morris' tour. Thank you for your very kind comments.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We had a private tour around Covent Garden. John from Tavern Trails was waiting for our little group of 5 by Embankment. We had a blast, and the a delightfull day, with lots of historic details and much appreciated guidance of local beers and pubs. John is a fantastic guide, and his great knowledge makes the whole tour incredible! A friday was filled with lots of laughs, lots of facts, lots of places of interest and overall a day I can highly recommend!
Thank you London Tavern Trails and thank you John!!

Cheers;
Christian from Copenhagen

Thank ChristianBruunCPH
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LondonTavernTrails, Owner at London Tavern Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

Thank you sincerely for your very, very kind words. We are happy that you had an enjoyable day.

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

My partner and I went on the Tavern Trail with John and were fascinated to see a whole other side to cultural London we hadn't seen before. We are both in our early 20's and it was so nice to go on a pub tour that had so much history with it, delivered to us by somebody who is truly passionate and knowledgeable on the subject and at the same time getting to taste some new and interesting Ales along the way.
Highly recommend it to all!

Thank Brendan M
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LondonTavernTrails, Owner at London Tavern Trails, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2013

We appreciate your kind words and thank you for the recommendation.

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