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    What you'll do

    Visit centuries-old London pubs once frequented by historical figures like Charles Dickens, Oliver Cromwell and Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Enjoy a walking tour of historic London pubs with Go City® 

    • This tour of some of London’s most storied pubs is included with your pass.
    • Explore London’s legendary pub culture and visit pubs that date back centuries!
    • Your London pass also includes dozens of other top attractions, tours and experiences, all for one money-saving price. 

    About this experience 

    Ever fancied having a drink with Charles Dickens or Arthur Conan Doyle? Well, we can’t quite promise you that, but this tour of London’s oldest and most historic pubs is easily the next best thing.

    From your starting point outside the famous Ritz hotel on Piccadilly, you’ll wander hidden alleyways with your expert guide, in search of some of London’s best and oldest pubs and ale houses, some dating back more than 400 years.

    Expect cozy nooks, crooked doorways, beamed ceilings and all manner of other quirks in these grand dames of London’s pub culture. These are the places where writers, politicians and even royals have congregated down the years. Soak up the history as you sample fine ales (at your own expense) from local breweries in these atmospheric surroundings.

    Why choose Go City®?  

    • Customers save money on sightseeing with our pass vs. buying regular walk-up tickets.
    • Our app makes sightseeing easy – your pass, plus all the info you’ll need is right there in the palm of your hand.  
    • No need to worry about buying tickets on the day, this walking tour of historic London pubs is included with your pass.

    Historic Pub Tour of London highlights  

    Four pubs – the tour calls at four historic pubs, some dating back more than 400 years.

    Expert guide – your guide will regale you with tales and anecdotes of each pub’s history, as well as the influential figures who frequented them.

    Local beers and ales – there will be a chance to sample the wares in each pub along the way (drinks are at your own expense).

    Go City 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.

    Experience Historic Pub Tour of London and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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    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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