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London Pub crawls & bar tours

Our most recommended London Pub crawls & bar tours

Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

1. Central London Bar Crawl and Nightlife Tour

Live and feel the pulse of London's famous nightlife with this action-packed bar and club crawl through the city's West End (Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Soho)! Enjoy free entry to five of the city's best bars and clubs, and get to the know the London nightlife for yourself. Make your way through the best spots in Piccadilly, Leicester Square, and Soho, and at each venue, enjoy a complimentary shot to help you get in the party mood. Get to know fellow travelers or London locals, as well as your cheeky but charming guides, as you enjoy great drinks deals all night. Drinking in London doesn't have to be expensive, you just have to know where to be and who to go there with.

London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

2. London: Historical Pub Walking Tour

Enjoy an afternoon stroll through London's liquid history, pausing to quench your thirst in 4 of the city's most historic pubs. This tour of some of the city’s finest alehouses follows in the footsteps of legendary city chroniclers, such as Charles Dickens. Take a gentle 2-mile walk through some of London’s ancient streets, departing from St Paul's underground station and strolling along the "street of shame".  Throughout the tour, enjoy fine views, quirky history, and a drink or two along the way. Stop at no less than 4 different pubs to quench your thirst, with visits to taverns that date back as far as 1549. Your trip will finish close to the Strand and Covent Garden, where you'll be a short walk from the theaters, shops, and restaurants of London’s West End. Not to mention even more historic pubs if you want to carry on your liquid tour of London on your own.

London: Soho Music and Historic Pubs Experience

3. London: Soho Music and Historic Pubs Experience

Beginning at the world-famous Piccadilly Circus, your guide will introduce themselves and give you a brief introduction. From there you’ll start the journey into the infamous Soho area. As you go, you’ll be regaled with hilarious stories about Soho legends such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Mozart, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, and many more. Between the pubs and all of the famous locations you visit, tales of influential characters and the history of the area will be told. From the renowned 'Windmill Girls' of the grownup entertainment industry to the bar brawls of The Who and The Sex Pistols, no stone will be left unturned. At each pub, you'll have the option to buy authentic English beers (though other options are available including non-alcoholic drinks) and do as the locals do. There will be plenty of photo opportunities too, with lots of hidden alleyways and side streets that lead to off-the-beaten-track locations. Your guide will also help you spot the unseen things that everyone misses so that you get a genuinely unique experience that will not get anywhere else. By the end of the tour, you’ll know why Soho has been London's entertainment capital for more than 300 years and you'll want to come back for more.

London: Camden Pub Crawl with Drinks

4. London: Camden Pub Crawl with Drinks

Camden leads the way in alternative nightlife in London, boasting a wealth of bars and clubs, from traditional boozers and rock-metal haunts, to cocktail shacks and converted theatres. On arriving at your first venue, a team of bright bubbly guides will be waiting to greet you, get you signed up, and introduce you to the rest of the group. Then the only thing left to do is get your free shot and a discounted drink or two.  Head on to 4 more lively venues, with the hosts always leading the way. The following venues will vary depending on the day of the week. From Sunday to Thursday, you can expect to visit a few pubs and couple of bars, in which some may have live music, karaoke, or games happening, or just a cool vibe to drink and chat. Your host will adapt the night to suit the crowd so you really get to explore the area like a local.  On the weekends, the tour turns up to a livelier party crawl so get your groove on and finish with a bang in one of the awesome clubs there. The venues will be bigger and busier and the weekend crawls will always finish at a big club, open until 3:00 AM. Camden really has something for everyone and your guide cannot wait to show you.

London: 'Peaky Blinders: The Rise' Entry Ticket

5. London: 'Peaky Blinders: The Rise' Entry Ticket

Step into the world of the hit TV show 'Peaky Blinders' with this ticket to 'Peaky Blinders: The Rise' at the The Camden Garrison in London. Kick back in the Camden Garrison Pub with Arthur, advise Tommy on his business affairs in his office, or conspire with at the Eden Club. Enter the world of the Peaky Blinders, one of the most popular shows in the world. Venture into an immersive theatre experience and follow Tommy Shelby's rise to power. Feel like part of the action as you become part of the Shelby Company. Decide how the Shelby family meeting goes and keep your eyes open and your ear to the ground, as Tommy’s enemies are closer than you think and they may want to make you an offer you’ll find hard to refuse. Get suited, booted, and ready for a night with the Peaky Blinders at the Camden Garrison.

Secret Old London Walking Tour

6. Secret Old London Walking Tour

This walk takes you through an area of London which still bears the scars of its medieval and Tudor past. You'll be taken into an area of London rarely seen by the average tourist, a place which has witnessed more than its fair share of guts and gore. Passing through through streets largely unchanged for hundreds of years, you'll stand in the spots where the condemned drew their last breath and be thankful its the 21st century! You'll start off at Barbican and make your way to Charterhouse Square, whose tranquil ambiance belies the fact that 600 years ago it was the dumping ground for London's worst plague, the Black Death. Around the corner stands the open space of Smithfield, home to medieval jousts and grisly executions of people like William Wallace (Braveheart). And situated between these two gruesome sites is London's outstanding medieval church, St Bartholomew the Great, used in movies like Four Weddings & A Funeral and Sherlock Holmes. As you journey through the ancient city of London, you'll pass through a the shell of a church destroyed in the Blitz, through a park which holds the most touching of memorials, and make our way to the location of the city's long lost Roman Ampitheatre. For fans of atmosphere and history, guts & gore, this tour is hard to beat...

London: 2-Hour Historic Pub Tour

7. London: 2-Hour Historic Pub Tour

Discover London’s oldest drinking establishments on a 2-hour guided walk along the winding streets and back alleys of the historic city center. Visit the site where Dylan Thomas drunkenly misplaced his manuscripts. Learn how Victorians fed their gin cravings. Stand in the secret alleyway where one of England’s most notorious poets faced a duel. Learn about London’s seedy drink-obsessed past as you take in the splendor of the modern day city and sense the ghosts of yesteryear at some of the top landmarks. This tour promises drama, intrigue, and a good dose of history before you relax in one of Charles Dickens’ regular watering holes, enjoying a complimentary half pint.

London: Gin Palace Crawl with Distillery Tour & Tastings

8. London: Gin Palace Crawl with Distillery Tour & Tastings

Gin is the ‘new Champagne’ and this tour is the perfect way to discover all things gin on a guided walking tour of London. Weave through the backstreets, alleyways, and grand thoroughfares to visit 4 of the great London Gin Palaces. Enjoy a venue-to-venue talk with a London historian. Gin, or ‘Mother’s Ruin’ has long been the preferred tipple of the capital since the early 1700s. Follow your guide to see some of the finest examples of Victorian Gin palaces to survive the Blitz and 1960’s property developers. There were 7,000 ‘dram shops’ in London in 1750 but not so many today. However, the quality is better than ever before. There are micro-distilleries opening up everywhere. Get a highlight of the best original ‘Palaces’. Visit the City of London Distillery at the end of the tour.

London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

9. London: East End British Food & Drinks Private Walking Tour

Eat and drink like a Londoner on this private dining tour of London's East End. Originally a neighborhood of immigrants, with a dark past associated with crime and poverty, today it is one of the best areas to dine in London. Visit five of the best pubs and taverns frequented by Londoners. Start your tour through the charming streets of East London and stop at one of the most interesting places in London: a café in the middle of a medieval church. Taste the most authentic British pastries accompanied by a classic tea or coffee. Next, it's time to try the classic London dish: fish and chips. Enjoy this dish with a cold beer while your local guide tells you the darkest stories of Jack the Ripper, a famous character from the 19th century who murdered his victims in the same area where your tour takes place. Visit one of the best pubs in London while you taste the typical "Scotch egg", a popular pub dish in Great Britain consisting of a hard-boiled egg inside sausage meat that has been shredded and baked or fried. Finally, sample the classic English pie, a traditional British dish consisting of a puff pastry filled with a rich sauce and slowly cooked meat or vegetables. Savor these pies served with a craft beer or wine in a beautiful English tavern with a buzzing atmosphere.

London: 2-Hour Haunted Pub Walking Tour

10. London: 2-Hour Haunted Pub Walking Tour

Follow a guide through the streets and alleys of London, and hear scary stories from beyond the grave. Prepare yourself four a ghastly tour, not suitable for the faint of heart! Start your tour as you meet your guide in central London as darkness descends across the city, then step through the shadows to begin your ghostly walking tour. As you explore, keep your eyes open for sightings of the undead!  During your fun yet frightening haunted pub tour, take in sites of interest such as Sweeney Todd’s barbershop, the tavern where Dr. Johnson worked on his dictionary, and the morbid interior of a Victorian prison. Stop off along the way in pubs where spirits are said to roam, and perhaps calm your nerves with a stiff drink.

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Amazing, Fantastic. the actors involve you in the story from second 1. dancing, mystery, riddles, conversations. stealing, giving advice to the actors, interaction is fantastic. loved it all the way!! afterwards I was able to take pictures with the actors!! 10/10!!!!!

Great tour, learned a lot and laughed a lot! Tom was our guide and he was great! Make sure you make eye contact when you cheers….trust me haha! Highly recommend this tour, I’ll be taking friends here and will likely repeat the tour!

Very warm, friendly and informative. Nice balance of historic info and fun. Our guide Sy was superb. Really brought the group together and was a very enjoyable afternoon and a fantastic way to meet new people.

Guided by “Danny Boy”, I spent the most enjoyable part of my vacation on this tour. I experienced 4 great Pubs and tasted very good beers. I plan to take this tour again on my next visit to London :)

Our guide, Tom, was an excellent guide. Easy to get along with and well versed in the history of Soho. And the bars were all top notch. Strongly recommend.