British beer is unique, delicious and has inspired the greatest names in our history. From Churchill’s defiance of the Nazis, to Pepys surviving the Great Fire or Dr Johnson writing the dictionary, none of them could have done it without the glorious lubrication of beer!
There’s simply no way to get to know London without visiting the pub, so let us take you on journey through London’s most historic pubs where we still live and laugh today but where every corner hides a story.
We’ll start in the Borough’s only surviving coaching Inn, talk Shakespeare, Chaucer, and Dickens, visit a former cockfighting den, London’s only Art Nouveau pub, and end in a Tavern that survived the Great Fire where the current chef is a gourmet food writer.
On a Free Tour you decide the price of the tour and you decide what you drink as well. We’ll stop at three pubs where we’ll talk and have the opportunity to try Real Cask Ales, London Porters, Russian Imperial Stout, Traditional and Craft IPAs, Wheat Beers, Fruit Beers, Lagers, and of course if beer’s not your thing then wines, spirits and soft drinks are all on offer too.
This is not just a tour of London’s pubs we’ll get some of the best views of London crossing Millennium Bridge from Tate Modern to Saint Paul’s Cathedral, we’ll visit Borough Market, the Globe Theatre, and Sweeney Todd’s Fleet Street.
Where: Meets at the Needle Sculpture on the South East side of London Bridge. The Needle Sculpture is on the pavement/sidewalk where the road across the bridge meets the pedestrian walkway called London Bridge Walk and the road Duke Street Hill.
London Bridge Station itself is a bit of a maze but head for the actual bridge across the river and you’ll find the Needle Sculpture to the right before you reach the point you can see water. (map)