Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

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Duration - 3 hours 30 minutes

JPY 3,218 p.p. onwards

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Greater London, United Kingdom

Our tour explores a part of London steeped in history but rarely visited by tourists. Evidence of the past is all around. Part of this walk is about the development of trade - but we also focus on a darker side of London life. A London where pirates and crooks abound and where the law showed no mercy to those caught in the act.
There should also be time on this tour to visit one (or more) of the historic pubs such as The Town of Ramsgate and The Prospect of Whitby in Wapping or The Grapes in Limehouse.

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Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk 11:00

JPY 3,218
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LA England

See the docks as they were in the early 19th Century and how they have been transformed in recent years.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Wapping High Street, Wapping High St, London E1W, UK

Once the bustling heart of Wapping. We will have a look at the remaining pubs in the High Street and explore their history.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Execution Dock - actual location, Execution Dock House 80 Wapping High Street Wapping, London E1W 2NE England

For many a pirate, the end of the road. We tell the story of the fight to stamp out piracy and to control crime on both the high seas and the river.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: West India Docks, Lawn House Close, London E14 4AE England

The former West India Docks have been transformed and our now the site of numerous lively and vibrant cafes, restaurants and bars. However, the signs of past commerce and trade are everywhere

Duration: 20 minutes

Terms & conditions

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Additional info

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • • Group sizes will be restricted to a maximum of 12. • Physically distance from anyone not in your household. • You’ll be asked to register your contact details with us before the walk. • Please follow any local lockdown restrictions in your area. • Please bring a face covering.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking


  • Professional guide

Departure time

11:00 AM

Departure point

Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Recent reviews

jjbeach62   10th June 2023

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This is the second London walk we have done with Andrew and they were both brilliant 🤩 Andrew has so much knowledge and makes the walks really interesting and fun. Thank you. Looking forward to doing the Dickins walk at Christmas time !!

BeverleyE105   5th June 2023

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We had a wonderful walk with Andrew on Sunday 4th June. The weather was perfect and Andrew was so knowledgeable about all the areas we visited. We found ourselves in areas of London we had no idea were there and his friendly manner made the whole experience one to remember. Thank you Andrew, I’m sure we’ll be going back to the area to try out some of the pubs and for anybody looking to do a similar tour, look no further, you couldn’t be in better hands

geoffbH7341BU   7th March 2023

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Tour - Belgravia pub walk We booked this tour as part of a friends 50th birthday celebration. Our host, Andrew, was vey knowledgeable, engaging and full of relevant and fun facts. The pace of the tour was perfect for all of us and took us to places in London that we were not aware of. I was pleasantly surprised that just a short distance from the underground you can find a peaceful area of London without the worry of traffic and crowds. I would highly recommend this particular tour and based upon my experience will be going back with the same people and book a different one. Thanks again Andrew

Geraldine_N   10th February 2023

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Highly recommend. Fascinating, enlightening, and humorous at times - with a knowledgeable and friendly guide (Andrew). This was our second walking tour and look forward to booking again. Nicholas Family

LindaOc77   30th October 2022

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Such a great family day will 10000% be recommending to family and friends. Thanks so much for a lovely day

704christinet   11th March 2022

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We did the Pubs and Pirates walking tour in Sunday 6th March. Our guide was Andrew who was very informative. The walk was 5 miles long and we enjoyed the whole walk, it was very informative on not only the history but also insights on who’s currently living some of the surrounding homes. It was a very enjoyable 3 hours that included exercise, local historical and current information and we ended it with a lovely lunch before catching a ferry back to where we started. Thank you again Andrew

lucysK6242LU   8th August 2021

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This was a fantastic walking tour, Andrew is a very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide and we found the history of wapping and the surrounding area fascinating. The tour was very well organised and a great day out. I would highly recommend!

Shaji_Liz_Thomas   5th August 2021

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This was a superb walk. Andrew, our guide, was informative and knowledgable. We would highly reccommend this walk and have thought about it weeks afterwards. What an opprotunity to see a part of London that is rarely seen by tourists. Andrew was great company and brought the history of the Thames alive. Shaji & Liz

johndY4454AQ   17th July 2021

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My birthday treat was turned into the most magical day. Andrew was the most brilliant guide. As my wife commented it was as if we had always known him. Wapping to Canary Wharf, what fantastic history lies there and we have now been presented a most compelling view of it. Visited The Town of Ramsgate where we had some great Harveys Sussex Bitter, finally something Andrew did not know about but he does now. On to The Prospect of Whitby, what stories lie there and another fantastic story about The Grapes a little further along. Do this trip if you can. It is magical!! Finally based on this trip will definitely be signing up for one of the battlefield trips

David F   15th August 2023

Réservation faite sur Trioadviser, confirmée par TripAdvisor…. Mais le guide n’est jamais arrivé. Nous avons donc pris contact avec l’agence qui organisait cette activité, et ils n’étaient même pas au courant de notre réservation. Nous allons heureusement être remboursés mais malgré tout, ceci ne me semble pas très professionnel. Si vous réservez, veillez à obtenir une confirmation du Tour Opérateur, et pas uniquement de TripAdvisor.

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