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Beer & Back Again: A Historic Pub Tour

Experience hosted by Joey

2.5 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 8 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

Yes, we all know the British love to drink beer, but how did this come about? Join me on this educational and thirst quenching tour around five of London's most significant pubs as we time travel through the centuries discovering London's history of drinking. If the date/time you prefer is not listed, message me and I'll do my best to arrange it.

What this experience WILL have:
Beer!
5 gorgeous, traditional pubs - one from each of the past 5 centuries.
Gin!
The secret history of London's drinking establishments - and how they ended up being the heartbeat of the city.
Ale!
Quirky facts about alcohol you didn't even know you didn't know - Why do we say cheers? What is the difference between beer and ale? Is there REALLY a pub on every London street corner?
And a lot of laughs, toasts and a little quiz at the end to check you were listening and not only drinking - winner gets a special something...

Whether it is your first time in London, or you’re a local who's curious about the secrets the city has to offer, this is a great couple of hours learning about something we all love and cherish: London pubs!
Other things to note
Please note: this is not about getting wasted - it is not a crazy bar crawl! It is about having a good time, appreciating beer history, and experiencing the hidden sides of London that it takes a local guide to understand.
Yes, we all know the British love to drink beer, but how did this come about? Join me on this educational and thirst quenching tour around five of London's most significant pubs as we time travel through the centuries discovering London's history of drinking. If the date/time you prefer is not listed, message me and I'll do my best to arrange it.

What this experience WILL have:
Beer!
5 gorgeous, traditional pubs - one from ea…

What's included

  • Drinks
    (Non alcoholic beverages are of course available at every stop!)

Meet your host, Joey

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Having lived in London all my life, I have always been fascinated with what lies beneath the city’s surface. I have worked professionally as a tour guide and a journalist, and have a passion for beer and drinking culture. I have travelled extensively worldwide, and I understand the importance of experiencing a city with a local guide! I get genuine enjoyment from showing people around London in an immersive and entertaining way. I also pride myself on giving recommendations to visitors to ensure their time in the city is well spent.
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Where you'll be

We will be visiting five gorgeous, local and traditional London pubs, all in the Blackfriars area. Each pub represents a different era of British drinking history, and have been carefully selected by me as a London local to provide you with a genuinely authentic experience away from any tourist traps. We will be spending around 20-30 minutes inside each before wandering over a short way to the next one. Simple!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Photo ID - Drivers' License or Passport

Money (cash or card are both fine) to buy drinks at all of the pubs after the first