London: 2.5-Hour Ale Tasting Walking Tour

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2.5 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit traditional pubs and modern craft beer bars alike, offering you either a taste or half a pint
  • Discover the Borough Market area and why it was significant to the growth of ale production
  • Learn about the history of London pubs from a friendly, informative guide
Nobody does ale like the English. From its humble use in the Middle Ages as a healthier substitute for drinking water, to its significant role in modern-day Britain’s £18 billion beer industry. Develop a new appreciation for London’s drop of choice.
What to Expect
This tour starts at 15:30 in Borough, the nearest underground station is London Bridge. Join your local guide on this 2.5-hour tour to visit traditional pubs and modern craft beer bars alike, offering you either a taste or half a pint at three different locations. Learn how ale is made, where the different flavors and colors come from, the difference between cask ales and typical keg lagers, and why English ale is unique to other beers around the world. As you journey through the Borough Market area, your guide will tell you why this area is significant to the growth of ale production and explain how the ale trade was heavily affected by both World Wars. 
What's Included
  • A taster or half pint in all three locations
  • Professional guide
Meeting Point

The London Ale Tour starts outside The Slug and Lettuce at Borough High St., next to the WW1 Memorial. Just look for the team with the red umbrella. (Open in Google Maps)

Know Before You Go
• Valid identification is required to join the tour, passports or driving licences only, no student cards
• This tour is for adults aged 18 and above. A number of the venues you will visit do not accept children due to UK drinking laws, therefore minors (aged 17 and below) will not be accepted on the tour

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