Private Tour of London’s Historic Pubs


Historic pub tour London. If you like the idea of taking a private pub tour with a fun friend who can also recommend the best drinks to have then this is the one. Your host Jane was Britain’s first beer sommelier of the year, she is also the country’s first accredited cider sommelier, and has won many awards for her professional work.

On this tour you visit four incredible pubs and sit down for a drink and chat and as you walk between the pubs you also learn about interesting sites along the way – it’s two tours for the price of one!

Jane does not speak from a script, instead she responds to what her clients want to know which means each tour is personalised to your group. So why not have an exclusive London pub tour experience with an expert on a private tour that was described by Viator as the Top Global Experience and was awarded Viator’s Best British Experience two years running. Booking information is below.  Please note, that this is not a booking platform so please email me to check on dates. 

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This is a private walking pub tour with me, Jane Peyton, award winning beer, cider, and wine sommelier. I am an expert in alcohol, pubs, architecture, British customs, and have written books on all those subjects.  See here.

Introducing overseas visitors to unforgettable pubs is one of my favourite things to do!  According to many of my reviews, my tour was the highlight of my customers’ visit to London.  This is what Angela G from Hawaii wrote on TripAdvisor:

It’s Like Sharing Good Times With An Old Friend!

This was by far, one of the best decisions we made during our first visit to London! Coming across this little gem of a private tour was most fortuitous. If, you’re into history and would love to accompany this knowledge with great beer and company… you’re gonna want to book this tour!

Jane is a wonderful tour guide who makes you feel like you’re old friends right from the start. Her knowledge of the area and pubs she takes you to is insightful and fun! Do yourself a favor and book.

More Details

My tour lasts for 3 hours and we visit a selection of unforgettable and authentic pubs that (depending on the day of the week) might include a Victorian gin palace; an art nouveau public house; a Restoration ale-house; and an arts & crafts treasure, the only one of its kind in the world. All abound with history, character, and good beer.  We have a drink in each pub we visit. As we walk, I tell the story of the historic sites we pass so as well as a beer tasting pub tour, it is a history tour too!

Tours run Monday-Saturday depending on availability and last for up to 3 hours.   The tour starts at 3pm but an earlier start is possible.   This is a private tour for your group only.

This is a video of some of the pubs that you might visit on my pub tour.

Group size

From one (1) person to a maximum of six (6) people.  Sorry I cannot take a larger group than six.  If you do have a larger group please contact me to discuss alternative pub related entertainments.


Prices start at £305 (including local sales taxes @20%) per group and increase depending on the size of the group. The prices include a half pint of beer, (hard) cider or a soft drink per person in each of the four pubs we visit.  Wine and spirits are available in each pub too if you do not want beer or cider (for an additional charge).

How to Book

Please contact Jane to book a date and arrange payment, or book through Viator (rates may be higher due to commission charges).

Some Reviews

A Highlight Of Our Visit!

Jane is a fantastic tour guide! She is knowledgeable about the history of London, the pubs, and the beer and introduces you to pubs and facts that you most likely would never have discovered on your own. She is also incredibly easy to work with and responds quickly to all inquiries. I highly recommend this private tour experience-it will be a highlight of your trip!

Rachel, Ohio, USA

Great Fun With Jane!

What great fun we had touring pubs with Jane! She is full of knowledge and has a nice way of imparting it in conversation rather than speaking from a set outline. She is so likeable that one feels completely at home with her in just a few minutes. We all enjoyed the experience immensely. We would highly recommend this tour/pub crawl to anyone looking for something a little different from the usual London tourist menu.

John, Texas, USA


Number of PeopleCost
1 Person£305
2 People£320
3 People£335
4 People£350
5 People£365
6 People£380

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