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Historic Royal Walking Pub Tour in London

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    What to Expect
    Setting out in search of four of London’s best-kept-secret pubs, our tour begins in the royal neighbourhood of St James. 

    We’ll discover the fun and unique history of the Royals including Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry. Cue pub one! 

    Passing by some of London’s most famous landmarks and palaces, we’ll delve down seldom trod paths, known almost only to the locals. We will also pass some of the oldest boutiques in London, many of which still provide goods and services for the current Royals and one in particular that provided Winston Churchill with his trademark hats. 

    We’ll hear tales of London’s secret subterranean history and the tunnels, frequented by Royals and nobles in times of unrest, plague and fire; while drinking just yards from Henry VIII’s favourite palace (cue pub two!). 

    Take a shortcut through the Royal Park where Queen Victoria was almost assassinated, to arrive at Buckingham Palace to learn the shocking truth about its history and the story of Queen Elizabeth’s famous late-night visitor. 

    We’ll then tackle pub number three as we traverse one last Royal Park on our way to Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey, before finishing at our final pub, for more hilarious anecdotes and drinking stories. 

    Your tour ends here but before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see and do during your stay in London.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piccadilly Circus, London W1B, UK
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Westminster Abbey (Stop R), Westminster, London SW1H 0GT, UK
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Small-group of 12 tour
    Exclusions
    • Souvenirs and personal shopping
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • All guests must be 18 years or over in age and bring a valid ID
    • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Men should wear closed-toe footwear.
    • There will be several occasions throughout the year when routes and sites are closed due to major national parades or commercial events. These closures are often announced only a few weeks in advance but when they are announced, we will either tailor our route accordingly or block out availability to prevent bookings.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    If you are looking to do a walking tour that is informative, quirky and fun, do yourself a favor and try the Historic Royal Walking Pub Tour. From the moment we met Al in Piccadilly Circus we were welcomed and made to feel like we were about to have one excellent adventure. The
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    Our tour guide Al was brilliant and made all the historical information super interesting and fun. The pubs we visited were hidden gems and I hope I can remember where they are for next time! Thanks Al, had a lovely time and would definitely do another tour hosted by you again
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    Theo was fantastic! The tour was very informative, entertaining, and fun. I would highly recommend this tour to those interested in learning a bit about London history while enjoying four different London pubs. Everyone in the group bonded and had a great time.
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    Theo was absolutely a joy. He only had two of us on the tour and he was so fun and incredibly knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this fun and different experience off the beaten path.
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    Response from LondonLinton, Manager at Historic Royal Walking Pub Tour in London
    Responded 5 Dec 2019
    So glad you had fun! We think Theo is a joy too. :) Thank you for the lovely review and hope to see you again one day. All the best
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    This was an interesting and fun tour by Theo where we were made to feel very welcome. A great afternoon despite the horrid weather!
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    Response from LondonLinton, Manager at Historic Royal Walking Pub Tour in London
    Responded 5 Dec 2019
    Thank you for your review - we so appreciate it! Glad you survived the weather and still managed to have a great time too!
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    By: London Urban Adventures
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    Sarah_in_Texas
    Dallas, Texas
    2742
    Al is an EXCELLENT guide.
    Great tour itinerary with a truly outstanding guide. (Thank you, Al, for sharing all your knowledge in such an
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    ajfjc
    10
    Fantastic tour!
    Linton was a fantastic London tour guide. Informative, fun, and a lot of energy and passion. Great mix of
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    lizmorgan2017
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    20
    Well what do you know?
    Turns out not a great deal. Been to Soho and enjoyed it so many times but without knowing much about it’s
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    nic0le1409
    Gooburrum
    50
    Entertaining and Informative
    If you are looking to do a walking tour that is informative, quirky and fun, do yourself a favor and try the
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    doonpook
    10
    Super fun, and I don't even like beer!
    Even though I'm not a beer drinking, I figured "When in Rome, do as the Romans." Theo was our guide (there were
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    LovesLondon1
    10
    London, History and Beer...Perfect!
    Our tour guide Al was brilliant and made all the historical information super interesting and fun. The pubs we
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    TrailBlazer599610
    10
    Fantastic tour
    Theo was fantastic! The tour was very informative, entertaining, and fun. I would highly recommend this tour to
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    RebeccaS498
    Los Angeles, California
    61
    A festive Intro to London
    A great intro to a touristy part of London, with a holiday touch. Linton was a great and enthusiastic guide.
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    Momcatzilla
    Malvern, PA
    923
    Two thumbs up for Christmas a Market Tour with Glenn
    We took an entertaining two hour walking tour to see some of the beautiful Christmas lights and markets of London
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    TRAVELwithTrish
    Cowbridge, United Kingdom
    4435
    CHRISTMAS TOUR - LONDON
    This is a great 2 hour tour which takes you to 3 Christmas Markets, it also takes you to a pub where you can
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    Matthew Z
    Chicago, Illinois
    101
    Great Tour!
    Theo was a great tour guide who really helped bring the group together. Went to several really cool pubs and tried
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    113kelli
    Margate, Australia
    124
    Amazing
    Our guide Harley was so nice and knowledgeable. Highly recommended tour. Absolutely beautiful. Thank you.
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    Ben_HN8274YY
    Richmond, United Kingdom
    811
    An amazing and different thing to do around London
    Had an absolutely amazing afternoon out with Theo- great idea to do something a bit different around London. And
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    brittanyl965
    51
    Christmas Tour
    Our tour guide Linton was INCREDIBLE. He was so much fun, very knowledgeable, and very personable. Highly suggest
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    Susanne_22121
    10
    Wonderful Tour!!😍
    The Christmas Lights and Market Tour was just wonderful! My sister and i had a great time with the group and
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