There’s no greater experience and pleasure than having a drink or two in one of the oldest historical pubs in the City of London. Delve into the magical world of some of the city’s best iconic pubs and hear exciting stories about their remarkable history and famous artists, writers, poets and musicians that once visited them. Pass by famous sights and worldwide known landmarks on our three-hour walking tour, led by an expert tour guide.  


Have an unforgettable experience in some of London's finest Pubs!

Ye Olde Watling outside - Historic Pubs Tour in the City of London

Highlights of the Pubs Tour

The Blackfriar Pub

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub

The Cockpit Pub

The Centre Page

The Tipperary Pub

The Old Bell Tavern

Ye Olde London Pub

Ye Olde Watling Pub

St.Paul’s Cathedral


 Millennium Bridge

 St.Bride’s Church

Blackfriar Pub inside - London







Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub stairs - London
The Tipperary - Historic Pubs Tour in London
Narrow Alleyway in the City of London - Historic Pubs Tour
St Paul's Cathedral - Historic Pubs Tour London


Your adventurous tour of the Historic Pubs in the City of London starts with meeting your local tour guide in front of the Blackfriar Pub. Then you will enjoy visits of four authentic pubs, followed by entertaining and informative commentary about each of them.

On our list of pubs are: The Blackfriar, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, the Cockpit and The Centre Page. Each of them has a unique architecture, cozy interior, friendly ghosts and exciting history, as Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese and the Centre Page are nearly 350 years old.

Get a real taste of some of the finest ales served in London and trace the footsteps of the literary figures Charles Dickens, Oliver Goldsmith, Mark Twain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Samuel Johnson, who are all said to have been ‘regulars’ to the pubs.

During the tour you will see from outside other well-known pubs and bars in the city, such as The Tipperary, The Old Bell Tavern, Ye Olde London and Ye Olde Watling and you will also explore some parts of the City of London, viewing St.Paul’s Cathedral, Guildhall and the Millennium Bridge. Spend the rest of the day, sauntering along the beautiful narrow alleys and streets of the City.   

The Cockpit Pub Ales - London
The Centre Page Pub outside - Historic Pubs Tour in London


Adults (18+)£15
Seniors (65+)£10

For groups larger than 5 people, please send us an email on: info@leadingtourslondon.com for a group rate.

Due to the nature of the tour, children are not allowed to participate on the tour!

The price includes:

Tourist Guiding Services in English

The price does not include:

Food & Drinks

Gratuities (optional)

Where is the meeting point?

The Historic Pubs Tour starts on Thursdays, FridaysSaturdays at 14:00h

in front of The Blackfriar Pub – 174 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4EG. It is near Blackfriars Tube station. 

The duration of the tour is 3 hours. It ends near Guildhall.

Additional information

  • In order to maintain a pleasant atmosphere, our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people per group
  • The Historic Pubs Tour is non-refundable once booked.
  • Please be on time for the tour
  • Please make sure you check the weather forecast. In case of rainy weather, please bring an umbrella.
  • We charge a booking fee of 2% in addition to the final amount. Your payment is secured by Sage Pay.
  • Once you pay for a tour, you will receive an email, verifying your successful payment. The email will provide you with a unique reference number, which is the confirmation number. You must show this number to your tour guide upon request. You can either print it out or take a photo of your unique reference number.  
The Cockpit Pub - Historic Pubs Tour in London
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub outside - London
The Centre Page Pub - London
The Centre Page Pub Ales - London
The Centre Page Pub Menu - London