Join me, the owner of Liquid History Tours, on a tipply trundle down London’s “street of shame” in search of the city’s finest alehouses, inns and taverns.
For this walking tour, I've handpicked, from over 3,000 London pubs, an eclectic selection of outstanding establishments to visit at least once in your life. From beautiful backstreet boozers to an arts and crafts palace, we'll enjoy a wide selection of venues with a healthy serving of the city's light-hearted history of booze.
We’ll explore quiet backstreets and hidden courtyards off of the beaten track while enjoying a smattering of humorous history and quirky stories. We’ll follow in the literary footsteps of Samuel Pepys, Charles Dickens and Dr. Johnson, along with some lesser known characters, as we amble down Fleet Street. There’s something for everyone to enjoy no matter how much you drink, so think of this tour as a great walk that just happens to have four cracking pubs to pause at for a pint along the way.
Highlights on this tour include:
• Drinking in the opulent surroundings of London's finest arts and crafts pub
• Soaking up salacious stories as we stumble down “the street of shame”
• Visiting an iconic alehouse rebuilt in 1667
• Hearing the legend of the Demon Barber of Fleet Street
• Window-shopping at London’s oldest tailor in the heart of the legal district
• Seeing a haunted backstreet boozer dating back to 1549
The tour finishes on the edge of Covent Garden where you can grab a bite to eat at the final pub or take a short stroll into theatreland and explore its many bars, restaurants and, of course, public houses.
Allow 60 to 90 minutes to complete the walk, depending on how often you stop for a pint. Cheers!