Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk

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Duration - 3 hours 30 minutes

SGD 39 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.

Available options

Pubs and Pirates - Historical London Walk 11:00

SGD 39
p.p. onwards

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: St. Katharine Docks, 5 Union Street St Katherine's & Wapping, 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, 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

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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
  • 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.


  • Professional guide

Departure time

11:00 AM

Departure point

Tower Millennium Pier, London EC3N 4DT, UK

Recent reviews

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