Embark on an essential London adventure as we explore the city's iconic pub culture and beyond. This guide tour takes you on a captivating journey, uncovering hidden gems and fascinating stories that have shaped London's drinking traditions.
From the coffee houses that birthed renowned institutions to the beer houses endorsed by the government, and the gin craze that swept the 18th century, we'll visit classic pubs and reveal the captivating tales behind London's liquid legacy.
Delve into the captivating history of London's coffee houses, where science, brothels, and innovation converged. Explore the rise of beer houses and their intriguing role as a safer alternative to water. Uncover the spirited era of gin and its impact on London's social fabric. Finally, learn about the empire-shaping power of tea and its cultural significance in British society.
Brace yourself for a journey that will forever change the way you view London's favourite beverages.
Length of tour:
Approximately 2.5 hours but allow some time at the end to enjoy your gin and tonic
£330 for up to six people
£55 pp for extra
Max. number per tour per guide: 12
St. Paul's Churchyard
Included with the tour:
Tea/coffee to start
Beer (or G&T en route)
Gin & tonic at a distillery
Tea to take home
Places / Areas Visited:
St. Paul's Cathedral
City of London Distillery
Samuel Johnson's House
What our guests are saying:
"Emma was an excellent guide and very informative. I know London quite well, but it is always great to find somewhere new. We were a small group of three couples, that made the whole experience more enjoyable. The tour should have been two and a half hours, which flew by and we were still enjoying our gin and tonics nearly three hours later. I would highly recommend this tour and will definitely be booking one of the other tours. Thank you Emma for a great afternoon"
"We just had a fabulous walking tour with Emma-having booked it in the depths of lockdown, we hadn't even dared to think what it would be like. It turned out to be a perfect postlock down trip to the capital and we felt we had got an insider view of the City of London, Hatton Garden & Holborn in the company of a wise, witty and very knowledgeable friend. The other people on our trip were great fun too and we managed to dodge the downpours sitting in an atmospheric pub and a cool gin distillery where we drank Christopher Wren gin sitting amongst the gin stills. We are already planning our next trip with friends."
READY TO BOOK?
Private tours start from £330 for 6 people. Contact Emma for details and pricing for your group.