Historic Pub tour

Visit London Pubs with a History

Historic Pub tour

Take a tour of London’s most historical pubs

What local London history interests you most? Literary, criminal, sovereign, Medieval or Victorian?

This London tour is tailored to the history that excites you the most, taking you to the places where it all happened, and filling you in on the gripping history you will not find via Google.

Take a step back into time (and into pubs).

Historic Pub tour
Historic Pub tour
Historic Pub tour
Historic Pub tour
Historic Pub tour
Historic Pub tour

About our Historic Pub tour

London is incomplete to a tourist without a London pub tour.

Whether it is the understated charm of a pub packed with local ales, floral wallpaper, and a musky scent of being well-loved, to a London pub’s high profile historical visitors, you cannot leave London without stepping inside a pub, it’s a must.

But where do you go? What pubs do you choose? We take the time-consuming part off your shoulders, and choose the very best historical pubs we know that you will love (and the ones that serve the best food and drink).

A La Carte Tours & Events carefully choose the pubs in this historical pub tour based on what interests you most when it comes to the history of London, from Shakespeare’s time to the fire of London, from royals to rascals, and more!

Selecting pubs from locations such as the East End, Soho, Covent Garden, Mayfair and the City of London.

What’s included…

We select around four pubs from the most historical areas, one in the East End, one in Soho Covent Garden, one in Mayfair and another in the City of London.

You will have a drink in each one of these historic pubs, and learn about the history of the pubs, from its beer to its visitors.

Our Blue Badge team will select the best pubs for you, and make it personal to your historical interests.

The pubs we take you to in the heart of London are where history happened, the how, why and where.

As part of this Historic Pub Tour, alongside the exploring there will be time to sit and have drinks too (one in each of the pubs we take a tour in).

You can also add in the option of enjoying dinner or lunch in a pub too. If having food, you can choose to do this during the middle of the tour, or after the tour where we will leave you to enjoy your pub-grub.

You will leave this London pub tour with a full belly and a full head of history.

Historic Pub tour

Where : Various locations in London depending on your interests: East End, Soho, Covent Garden, Mayfair, City of London
When : Anytime - availability dependent
Duration : ½ a day, or Full Day
Schedule :
  • Pick up at the hotel/office by your private Blue Badge Tourist Guide
  • Visit to 4-5 historical pubs
  • A drink in each of the pubs
  • Learn about the history of the pub and the local area
  • Optional: have lunch or dinner in one of the chosen pubs

Not included: transport, which can be arranged upon request.

How to book our Historic Pub tour

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Benefits of joining A La Carte Tours

A La Carte Tours & Events delivers bespoke, best of British, and accredited blue badge London food and drink tours and events with a difference.

It is our mission to give you a personal experience, made with heart. From food and drink tours to private events, we are a London Tour Company that brings the spirit of London to life through food.

All of our London tours and events are private and exclusive for you, with tastings hand-picked to ensure a high-quality experience based on the local area and its history, alongside seasonal variations to showcase the best of British produce.

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