London Pub Crawl: an Ale Trail through the Greatest Historic Pubs

About this activity

Audio tour
Audio tour in English
Route length: 3 km
Instant confirmation
Duration 3h
Audio tours on your smartphone
After purchase, you will receive the link to download the app to take this tour
Control your experience
With the in-app audio guide, you decide when to start, pause, and finish your tour
No internet is required
All audio tours and tickets can be downloaded to your device anytime

Tour preview

Hosted by Tours for everyone
Instant confirmation
Book now
  • You'll receive a self-guided audio tour right after booking
  • Visit the capital's finest and oldest drinking establishments with this in-app audio tour
  • Learn if there's something in common between a 16th-century pub and the Vatican City State
  • Challenge your courage to enjoy views on the Thames from a riverside pub with a dubious reputation
  • Try more than 20 cheeses in London's oldest wine bar, a.k.a. 'adulterous barrister's bar'
  • Find the tavern whose ghost stories were used in the plot of Bram Stoker's Dracula
Let's explore London's historic pub scene with this in-app audio tour! Get ready to embark on a thrilling pub crawl that will whisk you away through time as you visit some of the city's oldest and most legendary drinking dens. Our first stop is located in the famous Fleet Street. You are invited to The Old Bell, a 300-year-old tavern that keeps its unique character despite the changing times. Just cross the street, and you'll find yourself in Ye Old Cheshire Cheese, a pub with a serious Dickensian feel, as Charles Dickens was indeed a regular there. You'll reveal a secret way to Ye Olde Mitre pub, hidden between the alleyways and mysteriously belonging to Cambridgeshire since the 16th century. Then, take a leap from the Middle Ages to the Victorian era – you'll see The Viaduct, an authentic pub considered a major architectural achievement by Queen Victoria. More surprises on the way: a pub owned by Sir Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, and visited by Sherlock Holmes, according to Sir Conan Doyle. The tour will also guide you to one of the city's oldest taverns – it claims to have been established in 1216! The adventure continues on the riverside as you venture to Prospect of Whitby and get an idea of what it was like to share a table with a boatload of pirates. Remember: you don't have to finish the whole tour in one day! You may interrupt it and continue your journey from any step of the route. Enjoy your crawl, cheers!

What's included

  • Self-guided audio tour for your smartphone on the WeGoTrip app
  • Detailed route from stop to stop with live GPS map on your smartphone
  • Up-to-date information about opening hours and menu of all the pubs mentioned in the tour
  • Headphones — you should bring your own
  • Food and drinks at your own expense
  • Earphones and smartphone are not included – bring your own
  • In-person tour guide

Places you will visit

The route of the tour goes within circle
The Old Bell Tavern
Fleet Street, 95
150 Brick Ln
Brick Lane, 150
Download the app and the digital audio tour on your smartphone before the visit. You will find recommendations on how to get to the staring point in the first step of the tour. If you have any questions or need any assistance, please email us at
Popular activities in City of London
Cancellation policies vary according to activity type. Please check the conditions of your required activity Self-guided audio tour.
Tours for everyone - Get to know the Royals and Gambling of Monaco or go Pub Crawling in London. Explore the cities in a different way!

Any questions left?

The most interesting attractions in City of London

Continue searching in City of London