New York has its delis, Paris has its cafes and London has its pubs. Around 7000 of them to be precise. The question is, which ones to visit, and what to order? Allow our world class local guides to show you the hidden gems of London’s famous west end pub scene and show you our favourite local establishments brimming with character and charm. We’ll visit four pubs, dating as far back as the 16th century and spanning through to the 21st. In each, you will be able to see for yourself the changing nature of these watering holes through the ages. Halfway through the afternoon, you will be treated to a guided tour of Covent Garden Market, a great place to pick up a memento from your trip. As well as learning along the way about the scandalous history of the west end, we will encourage our guests to generously sample and discuss some of the best beer sold in the capital (included!). Our aim is to leave you not just with some great samples under your belt, but with a real understanding of pub culture in the UK and an insight into just how important beer is to us as a nation. This tour is available to anyone over the age of 18, and whether you’re a beer lover or not we are certain that we’ll find something you like, even those who come just to soak up the atmosphere always have a great time. Your friendly guide will leave you feeling like you’ve been visiting these establishments your whole life. This tour pairs well with all of our other tours and comes strongly recommended by staff and customers alike as the very best way to experience our unique pub culture. This is not your typical 20-something pub crawl; although we’ll try various beers, we couple our tastings with stories and insights from the guide and time for the group to chat for a more high-brow pub experience. A great option for before dinner or catching a show, this tour will leave you with a Londoner’s knowledge of the off-the-beaten-path historical pubs that are London’s social heart, not to mention a great grounding in what makes British beer the best in the world.
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