Planning to drink a lot in London?

Then it’s time you start putting together your travel itinerary!

Beyond the usual trips to museums and Buckingham Palace, be sure to schedule enough time to go on a pub crawl.

After all, England’s pub culture is unmatched.

Lucky for you, it’s easy to explore the city’s pubs thanks to the many pub crawl tours available in London.

Keep reading to discover the 13 best London pub crawl tours.

1. Pub Tour of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho

Combine sightseeing with drinking on this pub tour of Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, and Soho.

These areas make up the neighbourhood known as the West End.

It is one of the trendiest and most lively areas in all of London.

This makes it a great spot for a pub crawl.

This 3-hour tour will take you to 5 traditional pubs as you weave your way through town.

A local guide will act as your leader, explaining the history behind each pub, as well as the sites you’ll pass by along the way.

At each pub, you will be given beer samples.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross, London
  • Departure Times: 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, 6 beer samples, 1 snack

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2. Historical Pub Walking Tour of London

Calling all history buffs!

If you want to explore the most historical parts of London while indulging in some delicious local beer, then this is the tour for you!

This Historical Pub Walking Tour of London will allow you to discover ancient ales and literary drinking dens over the course of 3 hours.

A friendly local guide will take you to a minimum of 4 of the city’s most historic pubs.

The guide will even offer their beer suggestions and expertise at each stop.

In addition, the guide will discuss the history of each pub and explain pub culture in England at large.

This small group tour is limited to just 14 people.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: 30 Newgate St, London
  • Departure Times: 2:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide

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3. Party Pub Crawl

London’s party scene is one of the best in all of Europe.

So if you’re looking for a wild night out, then this party pub crawl is for you.

Over the course of 7 hours, this pub crawl will take you to 5 lively bars and clubs.

As you make your way from bar to bar, you will also have the bonus of passing by major London sites, like Piccadilly Circus, Soho, Covent Garden, and Chinatown.

Stops on this pub crawl change nightly to ensure the best experience for guests.

This tour is a great way to let loose and meet new people in London.

There are two locations for the pub crawl: central London and trendy Shoreditch (on the east side of the city).

Tour details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Point: Tiger Tiger London, 29 Haymarket, London
  • Departure Times: 7:30 pm
  • Inclusions: 5 free shots, local guide, professional photographer

Central London Shoreditch

4. Camden Pub Crawl

Welcome to Camden!

Camden is hands down one of the coolest boroughs of London, and is a must see while visiting the city.

The area is known for its eclectic market and incredible nightlife, which makes it ideal for a pub crawl.

This Camden Pub Crawl takes you to all of the hottest spots in the neighbourhood.

On weeknights, you can expect to visit quieter pubs and bars.

But on the weekend, it’s time to party at the busiest clubs in town!

Each tour comes with 4 free shots, exclusive drink discounts, and a professional photographer who will be snapping pics of you and your friends along the way.

Tour details

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Departure Point: 31 Jamestown Rd, Camden Town, London
  • Departure Times: 7:30 pm
  • Inclusions: 4 free shots, exclusive drink discounts, professional photographer,

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5. London Evening Bike Tour with Beer Tasting

Enjoy a sunset bike ride paired with beer tasting on this unique bike tour of London!

This small group tour (limited to just 12) is led by a friendly local guide.

The tour will begin with a brief instruction lesson and the handing out of bikes.

From there, you will begin to explore this vast and beautiful city!

You will cycle along both sides of the River Thames at a steady pace.

Expect to stop at many of London’s top attractions, including the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Tower Bridge.

When you’re half way through the tour, you will take a break at a historic pub and enjoy a delicious beer tasting.

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: Southwark Station, 68-70 Blackfriars Rd, South Bank, London
  • Departure Times: 6:00 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, beer tasting

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6. The Jack The Ripper Happy Hour Tasting Tour

Get spooked on this Jack the Ripper Happy Hour Tasting Tour.

This unique tour is the only one in the city in which you can learn about the legendary London serial killer while sipping on a delicious cocktail.

The tour promises to take you back in time when Whitechapel was one of London’s most dangerous boroughs.

Happy hour tastings range from local East End favourites to those that relate to the stories of Jack the Ripper.

On this tour, you will also get to walk the streets of Whitechapel that he once walked.

In addition to alcohol, this tour includes food tasting and a professional local guide.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Aldgate East Tube Station
  • Departure Times: 5:00 pm or 5:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Food tasting, beverages, wine tasting, professional guide

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7. London Shoreditch Craft Beer Tour

Shoreditch has quickly risen to become one of the trendiest neighbourhoods in all of London.

Thus, it’s no surprise that the area is a craft beer paradise.

If you’re looking for high quality craft beer, there is nowhere better to go than Shoreditch.

This London Shoreditch Craft Beer Tour will take you to numerous pubs and even a microbrewery.

At each stop, you will be able to sample beer.

In addition, your guide will teach you about the history, both past and present, of Shoreditch.

The tour concludes with one last drink at a secret venue, only to be revealed once on the tour.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Times: 2:15 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, 7 beer tastings

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8. London Pub Walking Tour of Covent Garden

Covent Garden is one of Central London’s most vibrant boroughs.

Although not big in size, you could still spend hours exploring this area thanks to the many shops, restaurants, playhouses, and most importantly, pubs that can be found here.

This 3-hour walking tour of Covent Garden has a special focus on the area’s many pubs.

Thus, this tour is ideal for those who want to delve into one of London’s most popular neighbourhoods, while sipping on wine, beer, and spirits.

Throughout the tour, your local guide will take you to 5 different historic pubs.

They range from traditional taverns to local drinking dens.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: 47 Long Acre, Charing Cross, London
  • Departure Times: 5:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Local guide, entrance to venues

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9. Peckham Street Art & Craft Beer Tour

Combine your love of art and beer on this Peckham Street Art & Craft Beer Tour.

This hip tour will have you exploring the streets of East Dulwich and Peckham.

Why these areas you might be wondering?

East Dulwich and Peckham are home to some of the best street art in London, with artwork by Conor Harrington, Stik, Remi Rough, System, Dscreet, Mear One, and more.

After seeing the work of these world class street artists for yourself, it’s then time for some craft beer!

The tour will end with stops at Brick Brewery and Brew by Numbers, where you will be treated to tasting beers at each.

Tour details

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Departure Point: Brick Brewery Taproom, Blenheim Grove, Peckham, London
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am
  • Inclusions: Beer tastings

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10. Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour

Are you a gin lover?

Then you won’t want to miss this Borough Market & Gin Distillery Small Group Tour.

This intimate tour combines two of London’s best gastronomic institutions: Borough Market and the Beefeater Gin Distillery.

First, explore the bustling Borough Market and gain insight into London’s oldest market (fun fact: it dates back to 1014!).

You’ll have plenty of time to explore the market at your leisure and grab some food for lunch.

Next, it’s time to visit the famous Beefeater Gin Distillery and learn all about how this local distillery produces their gin.

Of course, there will also be a gin tasting!

Tour details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Departure Point: The Needle Sculpture, Colechurch House, 1 London Bridge Walk, London
  • Departure Times: 10:00 am or 1:15 pm
  • Inclusions: Samples, entry fees, tour of distillery and market

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11. Bombay Sapphire Gin and Winchester

Did you know that just outside of London lies the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery?

In the quaint and historic town of Winchester is where you’ll be headed on this full day tour.

The first stop once you arrive in Winchester is the Norman-style Winchester Cathedral.

Next up is the Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery, where you will learn about their production methods and get to sample some tasty gin.

Finally, your private coach will take you to Runnymede National Trust, a pastoral region that was the location for the sealing of the Magna Carta in 1215.

Please note that this is a small group tour limited to just 16 people and round-trip transportation is included.

Tour details

  • Duration: 9 hours 45 minutes
  • Departure Point: Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London
  • Departure Times: 9:15 am
  • Inclusions: Professional driver/guide, round trip transportation by coach

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12. River Thames Evening Cruise

Taking a cruise down the River Thames while in London is kind of like a rite of passage.

That is why we love this evening cruise tour that combines the famous river with a night of drinking and canapés.

This two hour boat cruise departs at 6:30 pm, just as the sun is setting.

As you float down the River Thames, you’ll pass by many major sites, such as Big Ben, the London Eye, and the Shard.

Throughout the course of the evening, the boat will float from Westminster to Greenwich.

As the sun sets, sparkling wine and canapés will be served to guests.

Tour details

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Departure Point: Tower Pier, London
  • Departure Times: 6:30 pm
  • Inclusions: Glass of sparkling wine, snacks

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13. Cellar Door Wine Tour from London

If you are eager to learn about the English wine industry, then the Cellar Door Wine Tour is for you.

Visit three award-winning vineyards during this full day tour departing from London.

You will have an expert guide who will accompany you to each winery, which include Woodchurch Vineyard and Hush Heath Winery.

Between wineries, you will stop for lunch at The Bull at Benenden, a traditional English pub.

In addition, you will love learning about England’s wine producing region.

While en route to the area, don’t forget to look out the window and take in the beauty of the English countryside.

Tour details

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Departure Point: English Grounds, London
  • Departure Times: 9:00 am
  • Inclusions: Lunch, entry fees, alcoholic beverages

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As you can tell by now, there are no shortage of pub crawls and drinking experiences in London.

Whether you love craft beer, gin, or wine, there is a tour to suit everyone!

We hope this London pub crawl list has inspired your upcoming trip.

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