London Old Docks – Historic Pub Tour

London Old Docks - Historic Pub Tour
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Explore this old pirates & artists hangout, one historic pub at a time

London is filled with amazing history – but if you want to feel like you’ve actually gone back in time hundreds of years, there’s nothing like visiting the historical pubs along the docks of old London town.

Here was once home to a bustling trading port, full of thieves, dockers, sailors – even pirates! Now it’s a lot quieter – a residential area, lined with cobblestone lanes and old warehouse buildings with breathtaking riverside views of the city.

The dockers and pirates may be long gone, but the places they ate and drank in, and their stories are still very much alive. All served up with London’s best craft brews, ciders, and its finest pub grub, including more than a few dishes which are sure to wow! Come along on this unforgettable trip back in time.


Mon to Fri

at 12:00pm


  • £79

    Adult From 18
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the best local food places in real neighbourhoods


insider knowledge for exploring the city on your own


the table, food and company of like-minded global travellers


stories you will find yourself retelling over and over

Tour highlights include

Discover the neighbourhood once home to London’s thriving docks and learn about the food that fueled their trade and became the staples of British cuisine.

Taste the beer that was once said to save British sailors from a grizzly end. Not a beer drinker? No worries! We will happily swap your beers for another British classic: cider.

Dive into some classic pub grub whilst you learn about its history and origins.

Enjoy some of London’s best brews from traditional ales, craft ales and ciders only found on this side of the Atlantic.

Soak in the gorgeous views of London’s skyline as you stroll along the picturesque waterfront not seen by many tourists

Revel in tales of pirates, thieves and artists told in the same places they once called home.

Try Britain’s favourite ‘hairy snack’ washed down with a traditional porter!

Explore the 5 of the oldest taverns left on the riverside and take a deeper look at what lurks beneath the surface.

You’re on vacation, don’t stress!

Tour bookings are fully refundable up to 48 hours before your tour date, and we can also swap you into a different tour if there’s availability. A change of plans is no problem.

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Let's make one of your favourite London memories together



As long as you give us 48 hours notice, we can change or fully refund your booking



Upon booking you get our food lovers guide to London, then your local guide will give you tips and picks to the best spots in town



We are here for you from the moment you book, to provide you with local tips and help with any of your questions

The food tour takes place in Rotherhithe/Wapping, a 2-minute walk from Rotherhithe Station. Exact meeting address and detailed directions are provided with your booking confirmation.

How to arrive

How you get there is up to you (transport to the meeting point is not included)

When you reserve your spot, we’ll give you the exact location of the meeting point

At the end of our tour, our guides can point you in the right direction or call a taxi for you (or give you a recommendation of what to see next nearby)

The schedule



The food tour takes place in Rotherhithe/Wapping, a 2-minute walk from Rotherhithe Station.



You can cancel at any time, up to two days (48 hours) before your scheduled tour and receive a full refund.



Our tour runs every Monday to Friday at 12pm. There are no tours on Saturday, Sunday or English National Holidays. Check our calendar for available dates.

Check Out TripAdvisor Reviews From Our Happy Guests

Damon – Tripadvisor Review

Lee, our guide, was really knowledgeable and fun! The food was fantastic and the ales, beer and ciders were amazing. Plus, I learned a lot, so what’s not to love? I highly recommend the tour!

Damon – Tripadvisor Review

Food Heroes

Extraordinary food is made by extraordinary people.
Whenever we find very special food in London, we know behind each culinary creation is someone who is very passionate about what they do.

On our tours, you’ll not only taste these delicious treats but you’ll also get a chance to meet the people who prepare them.

Food tastes even better when you know the story behind it.

Private tours

If you are coming to London with your entourage and you’d like to take a private tour just for you and your group – we can make that happen! Just visit our private tours page and fill out the form – we’ll help you plan the perfect London tour for your needs.

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