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Private Pub Tour of London: Have a Drink in London's Greatest Pubs!

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This private tour is lead by a highly experienced tour guide who has also worked as a manager for some of the UK's biggest and best pub companies including Mitchells and Butler, Fullers, and Youngs. With over 5 years experience in both the pub trade and guiding tours across the UK, this is your chance to visit some of London's best pubs with someone who knows the pub trade inside out. From how the beer is brewed, to how it is stored and served this tour offers you the chance to experience the UK's unique pub culture with someone who was involved with it on a day to day basis and can answer any questions you might have. Our guides expertise as a pub manager will also come in helpful as they offer you advice on what drinks would best suit your individual tastes and how, if you are brave enough to expand these tastes into some of the United Kingdoms' best beers, ciders, and spirits.

Please note that a variety of soft drinks are available at all the premises we visit throughout the tour.

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Stop At: Temple Brew House, 46 Essex St, Temple, London WC2R 3JF, UK

Starting at the Temple Brew House for a half of one of their many delicious beers, your guide will tell you how the combination of Water, Hops, Barley and Yeast work together to create the delicious brew that we all know and love.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Coal Hole Strand London Wc2, 91-92 Strand, London WC2R 0DW, UK

This famous pub was a favourite watering hole of the famous actor Richard Harris who lived in the nearby Savoy Hotel. Whilst enjoying a 'swift half' at this pub your guide will tell you some of the astounding stories associated with Richard Harris and how after a night out in London, the famous actor ended up in the back of a police car thanks to a bucket of fried chicken.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Nell Gwynne Tavern, 2 Bull Inn Ct, London WC2R 0NP, UK

This traditional tavern is named after the famous 17th Century actress and mistress of Charles II Nell Gwynne. Called 'pretty, witty Nell' by Samuel Peeps, our stop at this Pub is the chance to scandals that surround Nell and Charles' affair and hear the story of how their son was given the title The Duke of Saint Alban's.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: The Harp, Covent Garden, 47 Chandos Pl, London WC2N 4HS, UK

This charming little pub is often voted the top pub in London and is a firm favourite with all of our guides - some of whom would rather keep this fantastic place to themselves!

Often packed inside and out, this pub is not to be missed, and we would recommend that if a seat is available, or if you have sturdy legs, that we spend slightly longer here than at the other pubs that we will visit on this tour. The Harp's popularity is not only due to the fantastic quality drinks that are available but also because this is a place where many local londoners and those from further afield love to drink.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Chandos, 29 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4ER, UK

This is one of a handful of unique Sam Smith pubs in London. Famous for its own brands of beer, wine, cider and spirits it is a pub not to be missed.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Sherlock Holmes, 10 Northumberland St, London WC2N 5DB, UK

Named after the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes, this pub is backed with artefacts that link to the greatest detective who never lived, his companion Doctor John Watson and their creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Here your guide will tell you how this delightful public house inspired one of the greatest Sherlock Holmes stories of all time, and how the pub gained its Sherlockian name in the 1950's.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Gordon's Wine Bar, 47 Villiers St, London WC2N 6NE, UK

Our final stop is not a pub but is too good to miss. Gordon's wine bar, the oldest wine bar in London, is a sight to behold and is an experience unlike any other in London. With barrels on the walls and food platters of cheese and meats that are to die for, Gordons is the perfect place to while away the hours with good friends, good food and excellent drink. Once you have settled our guide will leave you to soak up the ambience of the bar safe in the knowledge that you are only a short walk away from Embankment Station.

Duration: 30 minutes

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Tour Guide

  • Alcoholic Beverages - any food or drink you wish to consume on this tour is not included in the tour's price.
  • Gratuities

2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details
Blackfriars, London EC4V 4DY, UK

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