Explore this old pirates & artists hangout one historic pub at a time
London is filled with amazing history – but if you want to feel like you’ve actually gone back in time hundreds of years, there’s nothing like visiting the historical pubs along the docks of old London town.
Here was once home to a bustling trading port, full of thieves, dockers, sailors – even pirates! Now it’s a lot quieter – a residential area, lined with cobblestone lanes and old warehouse buildings with breathtaking riverside views of the city.
The dockers and pirates may be long gone, but the places they ate and drank in, and their stories are still very much alive. All served up with London’s best craft brews, ciders, and its finest pub grub, including more than a few dishes which are sure to wow! Come along on this unforgettable trip back in time.
TOUR HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE
Good to know
The price includes all 5 unforgettable food tastings, plus 5 beer tastings,(Don’t worry if you don’t drink beer, we are happy to substitute with a cider or a non alcoholic beverage) and an always entertaining and personable English speaking guide. You’ll also receive our Food Lovers’ Guide to London: a printed guide full of insider’s tips about where to eat in the British capital, as well as details about each of our tour stops.
Transportation to and from the food tour is not included. Detailed information on how to arrive at the meeting point will be provided at time of booking. At the end of the food tour, our guides are always more than happy to call a taxi for you or point you in the right direction.
WHAT TO BRING
While the terrain is flat, there will be lots of walking involved (Approximately 2.2 miles/ 3.5 kms) and a few flights of stairs, so you must have good mobility. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes and if rain is forecast, bring waterproofs and/or an umbrella as we will be outside for a lot of the tour. You may also want to bring a bottle of water with you if the weather is warm. On this tour we will also be catching public transport, so please make sure to bring your travel/ Oyster card or contactless card as you will need it for one train ride.
Monday through Friday at 12pm. The food tour takes place in Rotherhithe/Wapping, a 2-minute walk from Rotherhithe Station. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation. The food tour ends 10 minutes from the Tower Hill station and we can point you towards alternative public transport or call you a taxi.
All Saturdays and Sundays and English National Holidays (approximately eight days per year). Please check booking page for available dates. If the Historic Docks Pub Grub Tour is showing as fully booked or unavailable, try our other London tours – the Twilight Soho Food & Cocktail Tour of the UK capital’s most buzzing, cosmopolitan neighborhood, our tour of the East End or our Brick Lane – Flavors of India & Beyond tour.
Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the scheduled tour date are fully refundable. Our food tours run regardless of weather conditions – rain, hail or shine!
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