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!
Pay What You Can
15 minutes prior to the starting time
amazing experience, especially if you like mystery, criminal stories, a bit of conspiracy theory and psychopaths
Greatly informative, very nice and responsive guides, amazing places and perfect time spending. Thank you, Wonders of London team!
PS: visited Historic Pub Tours with Wonders – an already scheduled a next one, City of Sin!
Good walk. Learnt some great and intresting facts. I would recommend Mark’s walks to friends he was extremely knowledgeable.
Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour runs on Monday at 7pm, please check the calendar to find available dates
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)
Our Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour ends at The Coal Hole, The Strand
The Free Beer and Gin History London Pub Tour lasts for around 3 hours
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
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
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]
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.