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    What you'll do

    Discover London’s legendary pub culture on this guided tour of four historic ale houses in the heart of the city.

    Visit four of London’s historic pubs with The London Pass® 

    • This tour of four historic pubs is included with your London Pass.
    • You’ll visit pubs that date back hundreds of years and were frequented by influential writers, poets, politicians and even royalty!
    • Your London Pass also includes stacks more top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

    About this experience 

    Follow in the footsteps of great stalwarts of London’s pubs from centuries gone by. Cromwell, Dickens, Conan Doyle… all are known to have frequented the ale houses around the city center. You’ll visit four of these old-world survivors on this tour, with an expert guide who’s full of facts and anecdotes about the pubs and the streets and alleyways in which they’re located.

    The tour kicks off in style outside the iconic Ritz hotel on Piccadilly. From here you’ll wander atmospheric streets and hidden lanes with your guide in search of some of the best and oldest pubs in town, some dating back 400 years or more.

    We’re talking wonky beamed ceilings, tiny crooked doorways, worn wooden floors and little cozy nooks in which to sup an ale of your own (not included) while your guide regales you with tales of London’s pub culture across the centuries. Cheers!

    Why choose The London Pass®?  

    • Customers save money on sightseeing with The London Pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
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    • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, this walking tour is included with your London Pass. 

    Historic Pub Tour of London highlights  

    Quartet of pubs – the four pubs you’ll visit on your tour date back centuries and have the storied histories to prove it! 

    Expert commentary – your knowledgeable guide will keep you entertained with tales and anecdotes of each pub’s history.

    Local brewers – you can choose to sample ales by local brewers in the pubs along the way; drinks are bought at your own expense.

    The London Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility when sightseeing in London. Your pass includes this walking tour of historic London pubs, plus admission to dozens more top London attractions.

    Know before you go

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    Getting in

    Meet the guide holding a yellow umbrella outside The Ritz London hotel on the corner of Piccadilly and Arlington Street and present your pass for scanning.

    Historic Pub Tour of London FAQs 

    What pubs will we visit on the tour? The tour calls at four historic pubs, but which exact pubs they are will vary depending on the day, time of year and pub availability.

    Are drinks included? No, you’ll have to pay for your own, but there will be time to have a drink in each pub visited.

    Will we have time to eat in any of the pubs? No, the stops aren’t long enough to order, wait for and eat food, so we recommend eating before the tour or choosing one of the many great local pubs and restaurants afterwards.

    I’m under 18. Can I join the tour? No, the tour is strictly for over-18s only. Please bring a valid form of identification (e.g. passport or driver’s license) as you may be asked to present these by pub staff.

    For more information, visit the tour website.

    Where you'll be

    Map of location of attraction

    Meeting point: The corner of Piccadilly and Arlington Street between The Ritz Hotel and The Wolseley Restaurant., 160 Piccadilly, London, GB

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    Operating hours

    Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday: 1.30PM

    Closings & holidays

    There are no tours on 24-26 and 31 December, or on New Year’s Day.

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    Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated credits packages are eligible for a refund within 90 days of your purchase date.

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