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London Tavern Trails

#102 of 633 Tours in London
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Address: Holborn, London WC2B 6AF, England
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+44 7775 523904

London Tavern Trails operates pre-booked guided walking tours to London's...

London Tavern Trails operates pre-booked guided walking tours to London's historic pubs. There are 4 classic London tours to choose from in Holborn, Fleet Street, Covent Garden and Wapping. Bespoke tours can be arranged to suit individual requirements. Tours are available seven days a week throughout the year. "The London Pub Tour Specialist".

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Fascinating and enlightening... a wonderful evening had by all!

Excellent tour. My father-in-law, brother-in-law and I all learned a lot and enjoyed a splendid and enlightening evening around Dr Johnson's 'manor' and the various hidden gems... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent tour. My father-in-law, brother-in-law and I all learned a lot and enjoyed a splendid and enlightening evening around Dr Johnson's 'manor' and the various hidden gems around. Hope to do again one day and highly recommend it. Cheers Greig!!

Thank Will D
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

My sister lined up the London Tavern Trail walking tour while I was in town after having gone on it previously with other family members. John Edwards was our tour guide, and he was great from start to finish. The walking tour went through the back alleys of London, taking us to 4 very historic pubs, all along the way... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Planning a return visit to London, one of the first things we thought to do was to check with John from London Tavern Trails about doing another tour. This was our third tour with him in four years, seeing a different part of the city each time. It's always such an enjoyable combination of ale, pubs, local history, walking, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding London Pub Tour! This is a perfect mix of history and experiencing of the true London Tavern scene. We brought 15 people along with us and Mr John Edwards couldn't have been more thoughtful, insightful, funny and expert in his guidance through some of the oldest and most storied pubs in the Fleet district. He gave us time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Our tour with John was on July 2. He recommended a hybrid Holborn/Fleet Street tour and we were not disappointed. Rather, we thoroughly enjoyed the pubs, history of the pubs and surroundings, and the friendly and knowledgable personality of John, who is the owner of London Tavern Trails. There was no rushing and we extended our time because it passed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

John was a fantastic tour guide around London. We did a private Fleet Street Pub Tour with our family of 6 (kids are 23, 21, 19, 17). We were all impressed with John's knowledge of London, the pubs he took us to and his knowledge of the different beers and ales. The next day we went to a pub for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Our guide John gave us an excellent and very interesting tour around the Holborn and Grays Inn area of London visiting 4 pubs with excellent real ale and amazing architecture and history . I would highly recommend it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

John our guide did an excellent job of showing my wife and I historic London pubs. Easy pace with different beers at each pub. Highly recommend these small group tours where you're not in a crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Our guide was John. He was experienced, passionate and spontaneous. He was able to provide history and additional research about each pub we visited in the Covent Garden area. It was just myself, my husband and teenage son on the tour and we felt like John was a friend by the end. We discussed not only beer but travel, politics... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Absolutely brilliant. Morris our guide was very knowledgeable about history and the pubs we visited. Gave great advice on beer selection. You were able to tailor your tour to fit your physical needs, how fast to walk, how many breaks, how many pints! I would definitely do this tour if I was back in London - we did the Fleet... More 

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Inner London’s busiest streets crisscross quiet cobbled lanes for an effect that can be urbane or quaint – or an intriguing blend of both – depending on the particular corner you turn. Due to its especially convenient location, bustling Holborn hosts an excellent range of hotels, eateries, and shops to suit practically any taste or budget. With major attractions like the British Museum and Somerset House as well as popular areas such as Covent Garden and Soho all just a short walk away, Holborn is a smart base from which to explore London.
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