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Private Proper Pub Experience

Off-the-beaten track route


2 - 10 guests
Total from
+ £25 per person

The pub is a keystone to British culture: it’s where families relax, neighbours socialize, and lovers meet. Our passionate pub guide will bring to life the importance of pub culture over rounds of drinks in four contrasting “proper pubs”.

This private tour includes

  • Passionate private pub guide
  • Exclusive off-the-beaten-track route (we prioritize small businesses over centrally located chains found on other pub tours)
  • Four half-pints of ale/beer for each guest
  • Movie locations and historic secrets brought to life
  • The option for us to reserve you a table for dinner in a great gastropub to end the tour


Tour Details


2PM – 5PM

Meeting Point

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


Every-day, all year round

This tour doesn’t run on 24th-26th December.


Not Included

Dinner (we will make reservations for you), Transportation

Languages Available

If you would like this tour in another language please email requests@Totallytailored.com


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 over your first round of drinks.

Visit a hidden local on London’s shortest street
Visit a beautiful Edwardian Grade II listed secret pub for your second round of beers.

Be Welcomed by the Landlord at a Family-Owned Favourite
Visit a community pub that was saved from demolition and sample an IPA (Indian Pale Ale). Learn why Dickens made this particular pub part of his 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 grand community gastro 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. Cheers your last drink here and an option to stay for dinner (they do amazing food).

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.



Yes, all drinks are included in the price of this tour.

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). Soft drinks will be supplied for the children.

Should you have to cancel your tour for any reason we will happily refund 70 percent of the total price paid up to one week before your tour. 30 percent of the price paid is non-refundable due to our processing and ticket costs.

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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