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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

Greater London, United Kingdom

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Experience London’s vibrant nightlife and rich history on a pub tour of the West End. With a guide, head to traditional pubs and sample locally brewed beer in each one. Stroll through districts like Soho and Seven Dials, see iconic monuments like Nelson’s Column at Trafalgar Square, and pass through the alleys of Covent Garden. Gain fascinating insight into the history of beer and public houses in England, and enjoy an intimate atmosphere, limited to 15 people.
  • Afternoon pub tour of London with a guide
  • Visit historical pubs in London’s popular West End and sample different brews in each one
  • Learn about brewing traditions in the UK and hear of the different beer-drinking cultures throughout Europe
  • Explore Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, Soho, and Seven Dials
  • Hear tales, trivia, and history of London’s thriving pub scene
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 15 people ensures a more personalized experience
Local guide
6 beer samples
1 snack
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London WC2N 4JJ, UK

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Seven Dials, West End, London WC2H, UK
Depart from central London, and follow your guide through the bustling streets thronged with pubs and theaters. Make your way to a traditional ‘boozer’ on the cusp of Trafalgar Square. 

Soak up the atmosphere of the pub and listen to anecdotes surrounding nearby monuments like Nelson's Column and Trafalgar Square. Sip on some hearty ale and then head to Covent Garden’s central plaza, replete with street entertainers and inviting pubs. Escape the crowds down a quiet side street and head inside your next pub for a snack and a beer. 

Continue to Soho and accustom your eyes to glittering theaters and nightclubs. Visit a pub popular for pre-drinks before a show, and hear of the city’s performing arts scene while sipping another ale.

Conclude your tour at Seven Dials, a sophisticated area in the heart of the West End. Relax with your final beverage and then bid your guide and group goodbye.
Stop At:  
Trafalgar Square
Meet your guide near Trafalgar Square in London, and then set off on your 3-hour pub tour of London’s West End.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
West End Theatre District
Popular for centuries as the cultural heart of London, the West End is thronged with theaters, restaurants and galleries; no surprise then, that a thriving pub scene generated within it, and its historic pubs from bygone days are still every bit as popular today. Start with a visit to a traditional 'boozer' near Trafalgar Square and soak up the ambiance of an authentic London ale house, serving beers, ales and ciders on tap.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Nelson's Column
As you relax inside, your guide will regale you with insider secrets about some of the monuments nearby, like Nelsons Column – the impressive structure in the center of Trafalgar Square.
Stop At:  
Covent Garden
After sampling some of the pubs hearty ales, continue your tour with a stroll to Covent Garden – one of London’s most beautiful squares, with a bustling marketplace in the center. Many visitors head straight for the tourist pubs here, but your guide will introduce you to two of the best local pubs, just hidden down side streets, away from the hustle and bustle. Enjoy a traditional snack inside one of them, and hear about the history and culture of beer drinking in the UK and Europe, as well as the ingredients used in different beers like hops and wheat.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Continue to the heart of London’s ‘theatreland’ in Soho and then head inside a pub that’s popular for pre-show drinks. Hear about the city's impressive performing arts and music scene in this world-famous theater district while sitting back and sipping on another ale.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Shaftsbury Theatre
Pass iconic London venues like the Adelphi and the Shaftsbury Theatre.
Stop At:  
Seven Dials
Your tour finishes at a pub in Seven Dials – the center point of London’s vibrant West End. Savor your last tipple of the tour and get recommendations about other great London pubs to visit independently!
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 18 years. ID may be required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fat Tire Tours - London

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the social distancing policy during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho.
What is the maximum group size during Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho.

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Traveler Tips

  • "This was a nice leisurely paced afternoon and I would highly recommend this tour!" See review
  • "The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18." See review


58 Reviews
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, Mar 2020
Nick was an AMAZING guide! He was so knowledgeable and made sure every person had a great time! The beers were great as well. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Nice tour
Ben A
, Sep 2019
Nice tour through Covent Garden. Nick was very informative. Food and drinks almost pay for themselves.
Fun day!
Laura R
, Jun 2019
Our guide was attentive, friendly and full of lots of historical knowledge about the pubs in London, as well as the process of beer making. The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18. The pub did finally allow my son to enter with the group but it was a bit embarrassing.
, Jun 2019
We enjoyed this historical tour of London's West End pubs! It was nice to be able to have a glass of wine instead of beer nice I'm not a beer drinker. Everyone else in our group were beer drinkers and they said they enjoyed the experience of the different brews and the history of the making of beer! Loved all the historical pubs and the tidbits of info that we would not have otherwise learned without our amazing tour guide! Thanks for a fun experience!
Amazing Tour!
, Mar 2019
The gentleman leading the tour was extremely knowledgeable, personable, and allowed us to really enjoy the tour. The places he took us were not "popular" or "touristy" places, but places that showcased some of the oldest pubs of the area as well as allowed us to sample beers that we otherwise wouldn't have had. Very impressed with the tour!
Great Pubs & Great Company
, Jan 2019
Despite the weather being a little chilly, this was a great tour to sign up for leading into the New Year. The tour size was just right (maxed out at 12 people) and Nick, our guide, was very friendly and adept at both informing us about the pubs and beers we were experiencing, but making us feel like a cohesive group. Highly recommend!
Excellent London Pub tour!
, Dec 2018
Wonderful, knowledgeable guide, fascinating facts about London, pubs, beer and British history. And lovely beer!! Lots more than expected!!
Pub Crawal
, Jul 2018
Enjoyed the choices of beer. The guide was very informative. Would not recommend if you dont like beer
Fabulous. We loved every second of...
Mark H
, Jun 2018
Fabulous. We loved every second of this tour - down alley ways we never would have known on our own. Our guide was excellent. This tour was so much fun and I'm not even a big fan of beer. However, the history part of the tour was fascinating. We would highly recommend this tour. Definitely.
We arrived from the US at 6:30am on...
James Gulas
, Mar 2018
We arrived from the US at 6:30am on a Friday morning into London. Because of the drastic time change we knew that we HAD to do something the first day to keep us awake. We chose this tour which started at 2:00pm to do just that. Best decision we made on our trip. We got to our hotel, dropped our stuff, changed clothes and ventured out to the meeting place Trafalgar Square Met our guide Nick who was fantastic. There were 7 of us on this walking tour. I thought assumed we'd get little tastings like shot-glass size of beer in these pubs. Not so! We got full glasses of beer or a flight of medium sized glasses. Plenty of adult beverages served at each stop. I'm not a huge beer drinker so I was allowed to get a glass of wine instead at each stop. At our final stop we sat down and had appetizers. Just enough to hold us over and soak up the alcohol! The tour was great because we went to small local pubs that were down alleys or side streets that we definitely wouldn't have found or stopped at on our own. Surprisingly - they were all pretty full in the middle of the afternoon! Tour ended at 5pm, we grabbed a quick dinner and went back to our hotel to try and get on a UK sleeping schedule. This was a nice leisurely paced afternoon and I would highly recommend this tour!

Product code: 5098PUB

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