Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour

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  • 3 Hours
  • Recommended for ages 18+
  • Not wheelchair friendly unfortunately
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • English Flag
    Tour in English
  • No tube/bus ticket is needed

Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour Details

Take a free tour through London’s famous theatre district of Covent Garden and stop for a drink in 5 classic pubs including one of the oldest pubs in London and another voted Best Pub in London 2019, all 5 with their own unique character and history. We will also check out the oldest wine bar in London and you will get a chance in several of the pubs to sample craft ales from local breweries and gins from local distilleries. Find out the answers to the following questions!

What was the Great London Beer Flood and where did it take place?

Where did condemned men get their last bowl of ale on the road to the Tyburn gallows?

Why is Gin called “Mother’s Ruin”?

Why was the Lamb and Flag pub called the “Bucket of Blood”?

What exactly were the original Gin Palaces and are there any left?

We’ll be stopping for around 15-20 minutes to have a quick drink in each pub (if drinking beer a half pint is recommended) so don’t forget to bring some money for the drinks!

Free Tour

Pay What You Can

Meeting Point

Tottenham Court Road Underground Station exit 3 – WC2H 0EH (exit to street level & meet immediately to the right of the exit) (view on Google Maps)

Ending Location

The Coal Hole, The Strand (view on Google Maps)


15 minutes prior to the starting time

Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour Itinerary

  • Tottenham Court Road Underground Station
  • St. Giles-in-the-Fields Church
  • The Angel (pub)
  • 7 Dials
  • The Lamb & Flag (pub)
  • Goodwin's Court
  • The Salisbury (pub)
  • St Martin's Lane
  • The Harp (pub)
  • Buckingham Street
  • Gordon's Wine Bar
  • Adelphi Terrace
  • Savoy Theatre & Hotel
  • The Coal Hole (pub)

Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour Map

Beer Gin History Pub London Tour Itinerary Map

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Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour Reviews

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Our tour guide Mark is just AMAZING! Fantastic walking tour experience, we tried 5 pubs in a night of knowledge and laugh. Unbelievable unique experience, highly recommended!

Yu H - October 2019

Did the Beer/Gin Pub tour with Mark and it was fantastic! A nice mix of walking tour, trivial facts, and pub crawl. Mark was really personable and knowledgeable. Looking forward to taking another tour soon!

Daydream91356 - November 2019


When does Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour run?

Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour runs on Monday at 7pm, please check the calendar to find available dates

Where does Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour start?

Our Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour starts outside Tottenham Court Road Underground Station exit 3 – WC2H 0EH (exit to street level & meet immediately to the right of the exit)

Where does the tour end?

Our Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour ends at The Coal Hole, The Strand

How long is the tour expected to last?

The Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour lasts for around 3 hours

How will I find the tour guide?

Look for the guide with our unique blue, red and white umbrella with our logo!
If you can’t find your guide at the meeting point, click here and you will find the guide’s mobile number, just click on the date on the calendar.
Please be aware that the guide won’t check the phone once the tour has started

What happens if it is raining?

We go out RAIN or SHINE, so if it’s drizzling please remember to bring a rain jacket or an umbrella.
Only in case of unbearably inclement weather, the tour will be rescheduled and you will be contacted as soon as we can

Can I just show up without booking?

Yes you can, but we highly recommend to make a booking which is absolutely free and it takes less than one minute.
This is because in case of a very large group, for health and safety reasons we would need to accept participants with booking only and unfortunately if you have no booking we will have to send you home.
Please note that we can’t take groups of 8 people or more on our free tours, if this is the case please get in touch with us here to enquire about a private tour [email protected]

What does 'Free Pay What You Can' mean?

Wonders of London works on a pay what you feel basis, we understand that many of you have travelled various distances to get here, some of you might be locals, some of you might be on holiday here and we know that it can be difficult to enjoy all of London’s best attractions without spending a fair penny. We want our tours to be accessible to anyone and everyone so we don’t charge a ticket price but just bear in mind that are guides are working guides so we ask that at the end of the tour just have a think about what the tour was worth to you and pay however much or small you feel.

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