Tours & activities in London

London Historic Pubs Tour

Learn about the history of Beer and London at some of the city's oldest establishments on this 3-hour Historic Pub Tour!

ABOUT THE London Historic Pubs Tour

Enjoy a great night out in London with the SANDEMANs Historic Pubs Tour! London is home to some of the coziest, oldest pubs. Learn about the history of brewing in Lodon with experienced, knowledgable guides. What's more, you'll also learn more about London - all with a beer in your hand!


As we meet at the iconic Sundial at Tower Hill, prepare to delve into the city's dark past, where tales of the Tower of London's secrets and mysteries unfold.

Next, we journey to the enchanting Dickens Inn nestled along the picturesque St Katherine's Dock Marina. Here, amidst the ambiance of a bygone era, sip on your favorite drink while soaking in the majestic surroundings and the echoes of Charles Dickens' literary legacy.

Venturing further into the heart of history, we make our way to the Town of Ramsgate, proudly standing as the oldest pub on the River Thames along Wapping High Street. Feel the weight of centuries of stories as you step inside, where every corner whispers tales of seafaring adventures and riverside revelries.

Our odyssey continues to the Captain Kidd pub, named after the infamous pirate, where the shadows of Execution Dock loom large. Listen intently as our guides unravel the dark history behind its name, painting a vivid picture of London's seafaring past and the legends that linger in its taverns.

Finally, we conclude our journey at the Prospect of Whitby, once dubbed the Devil's Tavern for its tumultuous past. Featured in beloved British TV shows like BBC's Only Fools and Horses and Whitechapel, this historic gem invites you to raise a glass to the spirits of the past while basking in its enduring charm.

Join us on this unforgettable expedition through time and taverns, where every pint tells a story and every step unveils a new chapter of London's storied past. Book your spot now and embark on a pub crawl unlike any other, where history comes alive with every sip.

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The tour departs from the Sundial at Tower Hill, close to the Tower Hill Underground Station.

  • Learn about London's dark side at the Sundial at Tower Hill
  • Enjoy the majestic and historic Dickens Inn pub on the beautiful St Katherine's Dock Marina
  • Visit the Town of Ramsgate on Wapping High Street, the oldest pub on the river Thames
  • Learn about the darkness of the execution dock and how the Captain Kidd pub got its infamous name
  • Sip beers at the Prospect of Whitby, the pub once known as the Devils Tavern due to its brutal history



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Inclusions & exclusions
What’s included
  • Local, expert, English-speaking guide
What’s not included
  • Drinks at the venues
  • Beer/wine tastings
  • Gratuities for the guide (optional)
The tour departs from the Sundial at Tower Hill
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Experience the London's history with a beer in your hand!


Our Historic Pubs Tour takes you to the best pubs in the city.

The Pub Tour is operated by SANDEMANs NEW Europe. A member of our staff, an Experience Leader, will accompany you during this evening. Your Experience Leader will escort your group, will liaise with venues and will make sure everything runs smoothly.

Enjoy a great night out with SANDEMANs

  • Expert local guides
  • History and beer all in one!
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