The pub is an essential part of British culture and its social history dates back hundreds of years so what better way to understand an institution that is at the heart of British life than by experiencing a London Pub Tour. There are two tours to choose from departing on different days. The Southwark Tavern Trail is a 2 ½ hours walk which takes you south of the famous River Thames. The area has a rich and colorful past and present. You will get taken to places known by Shakespeare, Dickens, and the Bishops of Winchester, thieves, prostitutes, pilgrims, market traders and modern day tourists. Along the way you will stop in historic pubs to sample the ale. The second tour is the Covent Garden Tavern Tour which is run on Sundays and takes you to the centre of London’s entertainment. The 2 ½ hour walk will take you through both the famous and little known streets of Covent Garden uncovering some of the secrets that has made Covent Garden what it is today. You will see all the theatres, shops, street performers as well as the essential pubs which played a part in Covent Garden’s story.
Dennis Payne is the publisher of WorldwideToursDirectory and Editor-in-Chief of CityRoom.com