City sips and Holborn halves: a London pub heritage and beer tour

  • Chancery Lane Tube Station


  • Walks & Tours and Food & Drink
  • Tickets from £30.00
  • Over 18
  • This event has taken place.
  • 14:00 - 17:00

A very special and intimate historic pub and beer tour in a fascinating part of London, in the friendly company of one of the capital’s leading beer and pub experts.

Your host for the tour is renowned London beer expert and Accredited Beer Sommelier Des de Moor, author of The CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars, tutored tasting host and experienced walk and tour leader.

This walking tour explores the exceptional pubs and hidden corners of the historic part of London between Holborn Viaduct and Blackfriars Bridge, on the banks of the long-covered river Fleet, including Legal London, Fleet Street and the western edge of the City. We pause in four great pubs serving excellent beer including traditional English cask and more contemporary styles.

Most of the pubs are recognised Heritage Pubs with exceptional interiors. We’ll also glance at more historic pubs along the way, as well as numerous other picturesque and interesting sites with historic, literary and architectural interest. You’ll even get to hear the river Fleet — something even most born-and-bred Londoners haven’t done.

Total walking on this tour is around 2 miles (3 km) through easy territory with plenty of stops along the way. Tours operate rain or shine and comfortable shoes and outdoor clothing essential. Maximum group size is eight people. We can also provide this tour as a private booking: contact us for details.

Our price includes:

  • Expert guiding and commentary
  • Informal tutored tasting and advice on beers to try
  • A half-pint of beer per person in each pub.




Ticket Event time Cost
Standard ticket 14:00 - 17:00 £30.00



Chancery Lane Tube Station, High Holborn, London, WC1V 6DR

Nearest Station

Chancery Lane (Tube)


Des de Moor

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City sips and Holborn halves: a London pub heritage and beer tour
City sips and Holborn halves: a London pub heritage and beer tour
City sips and Holborn halves: a London pub heritage and beer tour