Historical Pub Tour London

Historical Pub Tour London

Catch a glimpse of what ale houses were like in the Golden Age from the best possible source, William Shakespeare, in whose plays we can see the attitude towards drinking and the importance of the pub as a centre for amusement, entertainment and social life in the 16th Century. Learn about Oliver Cromwell, the puritan leader of the only republican period in English history, the Commonwealth of England which lasted 11 long years in which pubs and theatres were closed, and even Christmas cancelled one year! Hear how this proved to be unbearable for Londoners and how the restoration of the monarchy led to possibly the most excessively lascivious and libertine period in British history as you drink a pint of delicious ale in a pub built during that era! Hear the stories of bare-knuckle fights and murders, of prostitution and general depravation which took place in Covent Garden and be amazed by the transformation which has now made it one of the most elegant areas of the city, the beating

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