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London breweries past and present

London breweries past and present

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I'm the author of The CAMRA Guide to London's Best Beer, Pubs and Bars, UK contributor to the The Pocket Beer Book and to numerous other magazines and books, an accredited beer sommelier and an experienced walk and tour leader, guide and tutored tasting host. I'm not only passionate about London's resurgent brewing scene but its illustrious past as the one-time beer capital of the world, where…
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What we’ll do

Discover Southwark’s beery past and present on this fascinating short evening walking tour, including important heritage sites and a visit to a working brewery with beers included. Hear how Southwark ale loosened the tongues of Chaucer’s pilgrims, discover how London brewers revolutionised the industry on the original site of Shakespeare’s Globe, admire the splendour of the Victorian Hop…

What else you should know

The tour includes about two miles/3 km of walking so wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather. We finish at Southwark Brewing: you find your own way from here.

What I’ll provide

Drinks
Pint of beer

What to bring

Outdoor clothing appropriate to weather
Comfortable shoes

Where you'll be

The George Inn, Southwark's last remaining galleried coaching inn. The site of the Anchor Brewery, once the biggest in the world. The Hop Exchange and other reminders of the Southwark hop trade. The Thames Path with views of Tower Bridge. The Anchor Brewhouse, once the Courage brewery. Southwark Brewery, one of the new generation of Bermondsey breweries, with brewhouse tour and drinks included. And several other key brewing and heritage sites.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The tour includes about 2 miles/3 km of walking on surfaced paths and level ground, though with a few steps. We'll go at an easy pace.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Outdoor clothing appropriate to weather

More tips

The tour includes about two miles/3 km of walking so wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate to the weather. We finish at Southwark Brewing: you find your own way from here.

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London breweries past and present
New experience
£18/person
New experience
£18/person