small group Covent Garden Historic Pub Tour
From Spring / Summer 2023.
Meet directly outside Covent Garden underground station
£25 per person.
£250 for a private group – contact email@example.com for info
With over 430 pubs to choose from in Westminster, you may wonder where to begin! Our tour will guide you to some of the oldest and the best, soaking in the historic atmosphere (and the ales) of Covent Garden on a drunken frolic through four centuries of alcoholic history.
Over ales, lagers and ciders your guide will enthrall you with tales of duels, romance and adventure… all fueled by liquor. Learn how London’s tastes in drink and entertainment evolved from the rollicking parties of the Restoration through the gin craze of the Georgians to the temperance movement of the Victorian era.
On this 2 and a half hour tour we will visit four famous pubs, stopping for a drink in each. At the end you are welcome to say and carouse through the evening and into the night, though we suggest you take heed of the wisdom of Winston Churchill who said “I have taken more from Alcohol than alcohol has ever taken from me.”
Please note, drinks are not included in the cost of the tour. We recommend a half pint at each stop, though you are welcome to adapt this to your tastes and tolerance. An average pint in London costs £6-£8.
Teetotallers welcome! All pubs have a wonderful range of soft drinks.
Please note, some of the venues on this tour do not have step free access. Please feel free to contact us to discuss any access needs.
- Visit the oldest pub in Covent Garden
- Enjoy a drink (or three) with friends old and new
- Visit the site of the first Punch and Judy show in England
- Raise a glass to Nell Gwynn, the mistress of Charles II
- Learn about the greatest drunken binge in English history
- Small group size to ensure an enjoyable experience (between 2 and 14 people)