Renowned the world over for being the drink of Britain, Tea has a 300 year history here, but the humble leaf that travels from across the world to these shores has a surprisingly dark history attached!
It’s been responsible either directly or indirectly for at least two wars and gets blamed for a revolution. This is without considering the violent organised
Starting in the narrow alleyways of the city we'll see where London's coffee house culture was born and boomed before tea gained the upper hand and went on to become the drink of a nation.
Sites and topics we cover on the tour:
- Pasqua Rosee's - London's First Coffee Shop
- Change Alley
- Leadenhall Market - Beautiful old marketplace (Harry Potter fans may recognise this as Diagon Alley.)
- Cutler Street Warehouses
- Crutched Friars
- Pepys Street
- Mincing Lane
Reservations: Click here to reserve.
Where: Tour begins from just outside Bank Station. Take EXIT 6 and meet your guide at 82 Lombard Street (map).
The tour ends at Mincing Lane - Nearest Underground Stations Tower Hill or Embankment.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
When: Tuesdays at 14:00 View our full tour calendar.
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for any budget.
Save even more money with a London tourist discount card.
Be sure to check out our other tours in London.