Proper Pub Experience

Half-Day Tour

Authentic London Experience

Drinks + Snack Included

The pub is a keystone to British culture: it’s the place where families relax, neighbours socialize, and lovers meet. Our local expert guide will lead you off-the-beaten-track, and get you a round of drinks in three contrasting, independent local establishments.

This private tour includes

Tastings with the barkeeper and 3 half pints tailored to your taste (alternatives available)

A warm welcome from the publican and locals

Insights into the beginnings of the pub

Learn how to spot a 'proper pub'

Stop at four pub stops with a different half pint to try in each

Secret snack paired with a half pint in one of our exclusive venues

Pub quiz by your guides to end your entertaining and informative pub tour

Tailored suggestions of the best pubs, events, and attractions for the rest of your trip

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Tour Details


1-2 guests:


3-5 guests:


6-12 guests:


Children are welcome to join the tour, however alcohol will only be served to guests over 18 (the UK legal drinking age).


For groups of over 12 guests, please email


2PM – 5PM

Meeting point

The Globe Tavern PUB (Not the Globe theatre) 8 Bedale St, London SE1 9AL (close to London Bridge)


Every day, year-round

This tour doesn’t run 24th-26th December.
If you would like a tour on these days, please email our team at

Not included

Lunch (we’ll make a reservation for you), transport

Languages available

If you would like this tour in another language please email

Sample Itinerary

What is a “Proper Pub”?
Hear the history of the pub and why it has always been – and will always be – the heart of British culture. Get the inside knowledge from your local expert guide on what makes it proper.

Enjoy the Craic
Sit down with the locals in an Irish-owned pub and enjoy a pint of the best beer on tap. Hear the fascinating history of the pub’s decor and family ties and learn what the “craic” is.

Be Welcomed by the Landlord at a Family-Owned Local
Visit a community pub that was saved from demolition and sample an IPA (Indian Pale Ale). Sample a secret snack and learn why Dickens made this particular pub his usual stomping ground.

Explore the Birthplace of Pub Culture in London
Walk through the historic area of Southwark and hear why pubs originated in this area. Marvel at the beautiful Georgian-era architecture.

Relax in a Proper British Boozer
Finish the tour in a classic English pub and try a beer with a recipe that dates all the way back to the 1600s. Discover why many a story, song, or poem has been dreamt up in these rustic community living rooms.

Advice and Support for the Rest of Your Trip
We like to stay in touch, so if there are any questions, big or small, for the rest of your trip, we’ll provide them over a drink and we welcome you to message us post-tour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, all our tours are private and can be customized to our guests’ interests.

Children are welcome to join the tour, however alcohol will only be served to guests over 18 (the UK legal drinking age).

This tour is designed for groups of up to 12 guests. If you’d like to take the tour with a larger group, please email and we will do our very best to accommodate you.

Tips for your guide are never expected, but they do show you think your guide did a brilliant job! If you would like to tip your guide, please do so directly during the tour (10 – 15% is customary).

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