A trip to London is not complete without popping into a traditional pub for a drink. So why not take a private, walking tour of four historic London pubs with just your group, with one of Britain's leading beer experts? Get your beer goggles on and don’t forget your camera!
Arrange your private pub tour and let the charismatic pub tour leader take care of the rest! The tour normally starts around 3pm. Your guide is an expert on the London pub scene, beer and alcohol history as well as local architecture and British customs (having written books on all five subjects). The guide is a former Beer Sommeliers of the Year and makes regular appearances on British television and radio to discuss the subject.
Visit four delightful pubs within the historic City of London at Holborn, Black Friars, and Fleet Street - each one unique and full of history. Visit a Victorian gin palace; an art nouveau public house that resembles a medieval hall and is the only one of its kind in the world; plus a Restoration ale-house – rebuilt in 1667 after it burned down in the Great Fire of London.
Your group will sit down for a complimentary half-pint in each London pub to soak up the atmosphere, and listen to fascinating anecdotes relating to the pubs and surrounding areas. A half-pint of beer or cider per person in each pub is included in the tour price, and your expert guide is happy to recommend which beer or cider to choose. A mini-tutored tasting will be given, advising on the aroma, flavor and body of your chosen ale.
If you're looking for a private tour which includes history, fun and character to go with your pint, then this is the perfect tour for you.
Our guide Jane was wonderful, informative and gave us the local feel in the tour. We went to popular spots and the less known. Jane had a great knowledge of the area, the history and most important the beer and the pubs! Loved it!!
Review by: David J, June 2016
Jane was an insightful and delightful host/guide. I learned a great deal about pubs, beer and old London and had a lot of fun doing it.
Review by: Laura L, March 2016
Jane was great and very knowledgeable. It was a great way to see some history as well as drinking in some great pubs. I would highly recommend a tour if you have the time.
Review by: Balti-most, August 2015
Our private tour of the London pubs made us feel like real insiders. Jane our guide had very interesting stories to tell in each location – about architecture, history, scandals and of course the beer. We visited places we never would have found on our own and discovered a new favorite ale in London. We feel like true Londoners.
Review by: Joan K, July 2014
We had a lovely time with Jane. It is not a tour about the beer, but a tour about the pubs. The pubs all had interesting histories and Jane is very knowledgeable. It was like spending the afternoon drinking with an old friend. Also, it's a great walk through neighborhoods you might not otherwise experience.
Review by: jesslowry1, June 2014
GREAT way to spend the afternoon! We had a wonderful time on this tour and Jane was fantastic and really knows her stuff! I would highly recommend this tour- great fun with a great guide.
Review by: Jane L, February 2014
Very pleasant and knowledgeable guide. We went to 5 pubs ( 4 for drinks) and all were unique and would have been hard to find in the 3-4 hours of this tour.
Review by: Herbie, December 2013
One of our best tours, especially with our guide Jane Preyton. She brought us to all historic bars we wwould never find by ourselves. We enjoyed hearing the story of bars, tasting different beers in every bar, and taking photos everywhere. Thank you Viator for this tour, and thank you Jane for your frienship in this 3h30 tour.
Review by: Jim H, December 2013
We had a marvelous time touring the old pubs, learning something of the history and enjoying the ale. We would recommend this tour if you want to encounter some of the character of London's past as well as its present.
Review by: Laurie Kay B, September 2013
Jane was informative and fun, giving an historical perspective not only to pubs but to the areas we walked through. Highly enjoyable and great fun!
Review by: Jane A F, August 2013
We had a wonderful time on the pub tour! Jane is very knowlegable and fun! I would recommend it especially if you like beer!
Review by: Cheryl A, September 2012
Jane was awesome! This was by far the best thing we did in London. It was like being with a very knowledgable friend wandering through pubs and neighborhoods. We loved it!
Review by: Gina L N, January 2012
An absolute "must do" when visiting London! Amazing Pub Tour Guide, Jane! Without a doubt, a highlight of our trip to London. A walk to remember !!!
Review by: Amy, July 2011
This was a great end to a wonderful trip and our guide Jane was awesome. Wish we could have done more Pubs. We learned a lot and enjoyed every bit of our Beers to the Last Drop!
Review by: Janet, June 2011
So much fun and such a diversion from a typical tour. Jane, our tour guide, had lots of interesting stories and took us to four very different types of pubs. We would definitely do it again if we went and would recommend.
Review by: Timetable Tim, March 2011
A fantastic tour! The guide is an expert on British beers and a real character - I had a blast. I've been back to the same pubs since the tour, I'd never have found them otherwise. Well worth doing while in London.
Review by: Kelly G, July 2010
I loved all the pubs on this tour! I would never have found them on my own, but I will definitely go back to visit them again. I learned a lot about British beer and breweries from the guide, who answered all my questions. The beer tastings were fantastic and it was nice to hear from the guide what the pubs were known for so I could order that and try their classic beer. Such interesting history and pubs, a great time!