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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

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Overview

Experience London’s vibrant nightlife and rich history on a pub tour of the West End. With a guide, head to traditional pubs and sample locally brewed beer in each one. Stroll through districts like Soho and Seven Dials, see iconic monuments like Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square, and pass through the alleys of Covent Garden. Gain fascinating insight into the history of beer and public houses in England, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, limited to 15 people.
  • Afternoon pub tour of London with a guide
  • Visit historical pubs in London’s popular West End and sample different brews in each one
  • Learn about brewing traditions in the UK and hear of the different beer-drinking cultures throughout Europe
  • Explore Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Soho, and Seven Dials
  • Hear tales, trivia, and history of London’s thriving pub scene
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Local guide
6 beer samples
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
St Martin-in-the-Fields , Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ, UK

Meet on the north side of the front entrance to St Martin-In-The-Fields Church. Guide will be holding a sign, standing on the Church Path between the front steps and the entrance to the Church Crypt. Closest tube: Charing Cross

2:00 PM
Seven Dials , Seven Dials, London WC2H, UK
Depart from central London, and follow your guide through the bustling streets thronged with pubs and theaters. Make your way to a traditional ‘boozer’ on the cusp of Trafalgar Square. 

Soak up the atmosphere of the pub and listen to anecdotes surrounding nearby monuments like Nelson's Column and Trafalgar Square. Sip on some hearty ale and then head to Covent Garden’s central plaza, replete with street entertainers and inviting pubs. Escape the crowds down a quiet side street and head inside your next pub for a snack and a beer. 

Continue to Soho and accustom your eyes to glittering theaters and nightclubs. Visit a pub popular for pre-drinks before a show, and hear of the city’s performing arts scene while sipping another ale.

Conclude your tour at Seven Dials, a sophisticated area in the heart of the West End. Relax with your final beverage and then bid your guide and group goodbye.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Trafalgar Square
Meet your guide near Trafalgar Square in London, and then set off on your 3-hour pub tour of London’s West End.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
West End Theatre District
Popular for centuries as the cultural heart of London, the West End is thronged with theaters, restaurants and galleries; no surprise then, that a thriving pub scene generated within it, and its historic pubs from bygone days are still every bit as popular today. Start with a visit to a traditional 'boozer' near Trafalgar Square and soak up the ambiance of an authentic London ale house, serving beers, ales and ciders on tap.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Nelson's Column
As you relax inside, your guide will regale you with insider secrets about some of the monuments nearby, like Nelsons Column – the impressive structure in the center of Trafalgar Square.
Stop At:  
Covent Garden
After sampling some of the pubs hearty ales, continue your tour with a stroll to Covent Garden – one of London’s most beautiful squares, with a bustling marketplace in the center. Many visitors head straight for the tourist pubs here, but your guide will introduce you to two of the best local pubs, just hidden down side streets, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a traditional snack inside one of them, and hear about the history and culture of beer drinking in the UK and Europe, as well as the ingredients used in different beers like hops and wheat.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Soho
Continue to the heart of London’s ‘theatreland’ in Soho and then head inside a pub that’s popular for pre-show drinks. Hear about the city's impressive performing arts and music scene in this world-famous theater district while sitting back and sipping on another ale.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Shaftsbury Theatre
Pass iconic London venues like the Adelphi and the Shaftsbury Theatre.
Stop At:  
Seven Dials
Your tour finishes at a pub in Seven Dials – the center point of London’s vibrant West End. Savor your last tipple of the tour and get recommendations about other great London pubs to visit independently!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years. ID may be required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours - London
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
See all safety measures taken by Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho.
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What is the policy on sanitisation during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
A:The policies on sanitisation are:

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18." See review

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star-5
Fantastic pub tour
Amy_M
, Aug. 2022
Jamie provided the right amount of historical and beer information. He was a wonderful guide! We had a great time!
star-5
This beer tour is highly recommended!!
Lori_M
, Mar. 2022
Dan was a great guide. He not only knows the history of the city but also of the establishment that we went to. All the beers that he picked were fantastic. Really fun tour!!
star-5
Highly recommended
Heidi_B
, Mar. 2022
We visit London regularly and fancied doing something a little different. Dan was waiting for us at the meeting point early and he was relaxed, fun and informative. The tour was very pleasant and not heavy on walking. The drinks and snacks were very nice, the last drink was a particularly delicious! I would definitely do another tour with this firm.
star-5
Nick, our tour guide was...
Aly_M
, Mar. 2022
Nick, our tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about beer and pub culture. He took us to four different pubs where we were able to sample local beer. We explored the Covent Garden which was a unique experience. This was a really fun tour and I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Definitely a must while in London!
LizRoth27
, Jan. 2022
Fantastic experience doing the pub tour in the West End! Our tour guide was a lot of fun and very informative. He had so many great stories to tell and we visited some very interesting old pubs in London! Definitely would do it again. We also tasted beer that we may not have chosen if we were travelling on our own!
star-5
FANTASTIC!
Kathleen_T
, Mar. 2020
Nick was an AMAZING guide! He was so knowledgeable and made sure every person had a great time! The beers were great as well. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Nice tour
Ben A
, Sep. 2019
Nice tour through Covent Garden. Nick was very informative. Food and drinks almost pay for themselves.
star-5
Fun day!
Laura R
, Jun. 2019
Our guide was attentive, friendly and full of lots of historical knowledge about the pubs in London, as well as the process of beer making. The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18. The pub did finally allow my son to enter with the group but it was a bit embarrassing.
star-5
BEER-WINE-BEER
Bennie_M
, Jun. 2019
We enjoyed this historical tour of London's West End pubs! It was nice to be able to have a glass of wine instead of beer nice I'm not a beer drinker. Everyone else in our group were beer drinkers and they said they enjoyed the experience of the different brews and the history of the making of beer! Loved all the historical pubs and the tidbits of info that we would not have otherwise learned without our amazing tour guide! Thanks for a fun experience!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing Tour!
Aaron_W
, Mar. 2019
The gentleman leading the tour was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and allowed us to really enjoy the tour. The places he took us were not "popular" or "touristy" places, but places that showcased some of the oldest pubs of the area as well as allowed us to sample beers that we otherwise wouldn't have had. Very impressed with the tour!
star-5
Great Pubs & Great Company
OnAir13179434719
, Jan. 2019
Despite the weather being a little chilly, this was a great tour to sign up for leading into the New Year. The tour size was just right (maxed out at 12 people) and Nick, our guide, was very friendly and adept at both informing us about the pubs and beers we were experiencing, but making us feel like a cohesive group. Highly recommend!
star-5
Excellent London Pub tour!
Samantha_H
, Dec. 2018
Wonderful, knowledgeable guide, fascinating facts about London, pubs, beer and British history. And lovely beer!! Lots more than expected!!
star-5
Pub Crawal
Pamalyn_A
, Jul. 2018
Enjoyed the choices of beer. The guide was very informative. Would not recommend if you dont like beer
star-5
Fabulous. We loved every second of...
Mark H
, Jun. 2018
Fabulous. We loved every second of this tour - down alley ways we never would have known on our own. Our guide was excellent. This tour was so much fun and I'm not even a big fan of beer. However, the history part of the tour was fascinating. We would highly recommend this tour. Definitely.
star-5
We arrived from the US at 6:30am on...
James_G
, Mar. 2018
We arrived from the US at 6:30am on a Friday morning into London. Because of the drastic time change we knew that we HAD to do something the first day to keep us awake. We chose this tour which started at 2:00pm to do just that. Best decision we made on our trip. We got to our hotel, dropped our stuff, changed clothes and ventured out to the meeting place Trafalgar Square Met our guide Nick who was fantastic. There were 7 of us on this walking tour. I thought assumed we'd get little tastings like shot-glass size of beer in these pubs. Not so! We got full glasses of beer or a flight of medium sized glasses. Plenty of adult beverages served at each stop. I'm not a huge beer drinker so I was allowed to get a glass of wine instead at each stop. At our final stop we sat down and had appetizers. Just enough to hold us over and soak up the alcohol! The tour was great because we went to small local pubs that were down alleys or side streets that we definitely wouldn't have found or stopped at on our own. Surprisingly - they were all pretty full in the middle of the afternoon! Tour ended at 5pm, we grabbed a quick dinner and went back to our hotel to try and get on a UK sleeping schedule. This was a nice leisurely paced afternoon and I would highly recommend this tour!
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Pub crawl was lots of fun. Learned...
Thomas C
, Mar. 2018
Pub crawl was lots of fun. Learned a lot about history of beer and London. Our guide Matt was awesome and entertaining. Beer and ale very tasty!
star-5
we had a blast and learned a good...
rlawrence
, Jul. 2017
we had a blast and learned a good bit about about the making of beer and its role as a British institution. We returned several times to our favorite on the tour.
star-4
Good trip. Nice beers and food...
Tony
, Jul. 2017
Good trip. Nice beers and food samples. Cool guide and nice group. I would rather do it at night as it was very hot in July, plus it makes more sense to go bar hopping at night.
star-3
First 3 stops were good. I thought...
Mark C
, Jun. 2017
First 3 stops were good. I thought we would visit 6 pubs--we didn't. The last visit was to a Belgian Beer Hall and had a flight of 3 beers--would rather have visited more pubs. Tour guide was good.
star-4
The guide was informed and friendly...
Kathryn P
, May 2017
The guide was informed and friendly and gave lots of history about places we visited and London in genera . Good overview of beer types

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