Private Historical Pubs and Rebels Tour

Magpie ID: FEZDQR
Reservation System: Rezdy
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: London
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 3.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Learn about the area’s gruesome history
Put yourself in the shoes of Dickens and Sherlock Holmes
Learn about the role of traditional watering holes
Enjoy a pint of local brew at the oldest drinking holes
Our team will match the perfect guide to entertain all ages
Summary
Explore the bloodcurdling history of Smithfield as you tour some of London’s oldest pubs
Description

Explore the dark and chequered history of Smithfield, home to **London’s central meat market**.

* Learn about the area’s gruesome history and enjoy a pint of local brew at the **oldest drinking holes** around. 
* Put yourself in the shoes of **Dickens** and **Sherlock Holmes** with a wander around the grounds of the historic **St Barts**, the oldest hospital in Europe. 
* Uncover the most unlikely stories of one of London’s most influential areas with your expert guide. 
* Learn about the role of traditional watering holes in the area’s history and take the chance to cultivate your palate: from stout, to cider, to traditional British ales.

**Exploring London’s Bloody Past**

Looking to quench your thirst whilst taking in London’s bloody past. In this fantastic pub tour you will have the pleasure of visiting some of the most historic drinking spots in the City of London. Enjoy some excellent locally-brewed craft beer whilst exploring the dark and chequered history of the Smithfield area. The central meat market for London, Smithfields has been in continuous operation for more than 800 years. Undoubtedly the most gruesome location in the capital, this ancient marketplace has long been a site of gory traditions: from the cattle that were slaughtered in its streets to the presence of countless heretic witches, public executions (of the likes of William "Braveheart" Wallace) and the slaying of Wat Tyler during the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381\. Murder and mystery define the district, which is often referenced by London’s literary legends – the nearby St Bartholomew, more commonly known as St. Barts, is where Sherlock Holmes first meets Dr. Watson. Once described by Dickens in Oliver Twist as “the armpit of London, where animal excrement and entrails created a sea of filth”, today Smithfield thankfully operates in beautiful ornate Victorian halls - no entrails in sight!

**Hidden Smithfield** 
As you venture through these labyrinthine streets with your expert local guide, you will be going off the beaten track, journeying back in time as you explore some of Smithfield’s’ most interesting pubs and breweries. One establishment you might venture into, The Hand and Shears, dates as far back as the Middle Ages – the Lord Mayor used to open the famed St.Bartholomew's fair from outside its doors. As you make yourself at home in these traditional watering holes, your guide will regale you with tales of the city.

Included Two large beers or house wines during the course of the tour
A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Addiotional food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Cost of hotel pick up/drop off. Your guide will accompany you in a taxi or by public transport
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Should you require a specific pick up location, additional fees may apply and are payable locally
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 10 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday
Monday 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Tuesday 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Wednesday 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Thursday 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Friday 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
Saturday

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 51.520451, -0.104361
Address: The Castle Farringdon, 34-35 Cowcross St, London, England, EC1M 6DB
Notes:
Start Location Notes The Castle Farringdon, 34-35 Cowcross St, London, England, EC1M 6DB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes The Castle Farringdon, 34-35 Cowcross St, London, England, EC1M 6DB
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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