London Pirates Wapping Tavern Tour

  • 2 Ratings

Stroll along an infamous stretch of the Thames waterfront to visit pubs once frequented by pirates, highwaymen and smugglers. Get a feel for the wilder side of London's past as you drink up along the river.

Region: London
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Cancellation: 28 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Spend more than two hours on a guided tour of the Wapping neighborhood's pubs and taverns
  • Visit four historic taverns, including the 16th-century pub where "Hanging" Judge Jeffreys was captured by the London mob trying to flee to France dressed as a sailor
  • Drink in the tavern named after Captain Kidd, which overlooks the place where this famous pirate was sent to the gallows in 1701
  • Enjoy an East End boozer formerly owned by one of England's best known painters, Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Have a drink in one of London's most famous pubs, formerly known as the Devil's Tavern, when it was a haunt for river thieves and smugglers
  • See other sites, including historic maritime buildings, the Thames shoreline, the old London docks and the site of the 1986 "Battle of Wapping"

What's Included

  • Drinks
  • Guided tour

Additional Information

  • Price varies based on number of people; the more people, the cheaper the price per ticket. The tour covers a walking distance of just over one mile.

Customer Reviews

  • 2 Ratings

  • Wendy

Great Wapping pub trail, very knowledgeable guide. Great time spent with family in some lovely historic pubs. Would highly recommend to others. 5 stars!

January 8, 2018
Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 7HD, UK