Haunted Pubs of Old London Tour | La Vacanza Travel

Haunted Pubs of Old London Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London

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  • 3 hours
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Explore London's most chilling haunted pubs! Hear the stories behind centuries-old boozers and imbibe the atmosphere, as we take a walk through historic London.

Discover some of the most stunning traditional pubs that London has to offer, escorted by a qualified historian, who grew up in the area.

Make new friends and taste great beers, in this fun, yet informative journey back in time!

Hear tales of the infamous resurrection men, who snatched bodies from local graveyards. See the site of some of London's bloodiest executions. Learn about gruesome murders, apparitions and Faustian pacts. Visit a medieval plague pit, dating back to the Black Death. Check out filming locations from Four Weddings and a Funeral, Brave heart, Shakespeare in Love, V for Vendetta, Skyfall, Closer, Snatch, Sherlock and Poirot. See the City of London's oldest house and its oldest surviving parish church

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Pass By: Silk Street Barbican Centre, London EC2Y 8DS England

Hear the story of the Barbican, from Roman times until today and find out about the secret that lies deep beneath its walls!

Stop At: The Sutton Arms, EC1, 6 Carthusian St, Barbican, London EC1M 6EB, UK

Visit our first haunted pub and enjoy a complimentary half-pint of the beer of your choice

N.B. On Sundays, we will only visit the pub from outside and will have a drink at the Fox & Anchor instead.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: 40 Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6EA England

Hear about the Black Death and its devastating impact on medieval London

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: Florin Court, 6-9 Charterhouse Square, Barbican, London EC1M 6PX, UK

This beautiful Art Deco building once served as the residence for legendary detective, Hercule Poirot

Stop At: The Charterhouse Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN England

Discover the City of London's last surviving monastic building and hear of the gruesome fate of its monks!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cloth Fair, London England

This street was once home to the notorious Bartholomew Fair, as well as the pub where condemned criminals were given their last pints before execution. It is also home to London's oldest house.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Church of St. Bartholomew the Great, West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS England

Visit London's oldest surviving parish church, which is haunted by the ghost of its founder, Rahere. This church has appeared in numerous films, including Four Weddings and a Funeral, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, The Other Boleyn Girl, Sherlock Holmes, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: The Last Knight.

Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Rising Sun, 38 Cloth Fair, Barbican, London EC1A 7JQ, UK

Visit one of London's most notorious haunted pubs, where the 'Resurrection Men' used to ply their trade in human bodies.

You will be expected to purchase a beverage of your choice (not included)

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Smithfield Market, 225 London Central Markets, London EC1A 9LH England

Visit Smithfield Market (outside of operating hours), one of the world's oldest markets, tracing its history back over a millennium.

This was one of London's most popular execution sites, where traitors were hung, drawn and quartered, heretics were burnt at the stake and poisoners were boiled alive!

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St Bartholomew the Less, 57A W Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS, UK

Visit this small, yet beautiful church

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: St Bartholomew's Hospital, W Smithfield, London EC1A 7BE, UK

Visit the beautiful Baroque courtyard of the oldest hospital in England, home to three different ghosts

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Cock Lane, Cock Ln, Snow Hl, London EC1A 2AL, UK

Hear the stories of this fascinating historic lane, such as that of the ghost, Scratching Fanny

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH England

Hear about how the Old Bailey emerged from the ruins of the notorious Newgate Prison and learn about the story of the Black Dog of Newgate.

Stop At: The Viaduct Tavern, 126 Newgate Street, London EC1A 7AA England

Visit what is considered by many to be London's most haunted pub, built on the ruins of Newgate Prison.

You will be expected to buy a beverage (not included).

N.B. On Sundays, we will only visit the pub from outside and will have a drink at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, on Fleet Street, instead.

Duration: 25 minutes

  • Walking Tour
  • Entry/Admission - The Sutton Arms, EC1

  • Alcoholic Beverages - You will be expected to purchase a drink of your choice (from around £2.50-£6.50) at the pubs visited. A half-pint of beer (or equivalent soft drink) is included at the first pub
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • 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 within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Underground Ltd, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC1A 4JA, UK

Departure Time

02:30 PM

Return Details

1: Central Criminal Court, The, Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EH, UK
2: Fleet Street, Fleet St, London, UK

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours

User's Reviews


29 Jan, 2024

There was 4 of us in our party and we all enjoyed the tour but agreed that Arthur firstly waffles a bit and secondly had no concept of time! We had to leave before the tour really finished (we missed the last pub) which was a shame. To be honest it wasn’t really a haunted pub tour but we did visit some interesting place in the backstreets of London and Arthur was very knowledgeable and loved his subject.


21 Jan, 2024

Book this! Arthur is an exceptional storyteller and a wealth of unique information. This is time and money well spent!! My family and I had a blast and learned a ton.

david c

05 Jan, 2024

What a fantastic and informative afternoon. Arthur has a vast knowledge of the local history and area having been brought up around there. Even though I’ve worked in Charterhouse square I wasn’t aware of the rich history and terrible deeds going on. We explore some dark narrow 500 year old streets. Discovered pubs that have ghosts, look like they did 100’s of years ago and learnt so many historic facts about the area. Apart from the pubs the jewel in the crown is Bartholomew church which is out of the world and mostly hidden from view. Arther was a fantastic host, full of stories and easy to get along to the point we ended up sharing a drink for way past the tour time. 100% worth the money for the personal tour and knowledge


03 Jan, 2024

I wholeheartedly recommend this tour for anyone intrigued by the obscure and haunted history of London. Arthur guided us to a lesser-explored part of the city that we hadn't discovered on our own, providing us with a unique and fascinating experience. His depth of knowledge was impressive, and we thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of the tour. Exploring the enchanting historic pubs was a particular highlight for us!


13 Nov, 2023

Arthur is very knowledgeable and well traveled, and such a nice and easy going person to talk to. My friend and I had to leave to catch a train, and we were very sorry to do so, because we could have easily stayed talking to him all night. We are definitely looking forward to going on one of his other tours the next time we are in London, which will probably be much sooner than later.

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A must attend tour with a fantastic guide


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