London Bespoke Gin Tours

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About the Bespoke London Gin Tour

The history of gin is inextricably linked to the history of the City of London.

Real London Walks has conducted in depth research and discovered fascinating stories about how gin has impacted London society throughout the ages. You will hear these stories and learn about the history of gin on a unique walking tour around the City of London.

The walk begins at St Paul’s Cathedral and ends in the stylish Holborn Viaduct Tavern where you can taste a range of gin creations.

The bespoke walking tour will take you to different sites where events can be directly linked to the drinking of gin. You will also discover how gin’s reputation of being a route to oblivion for the underclasses was transformed into the fashionable drink of choice of today.

For you there is no Dutch courage required. Simply contact Real London Walks and book your place on a gin tour today. 

Our bespoke gin walking tour is an excellent package for a group of friends or a corporate event.

As Thomas Hood so eloquently put it in 1802, “Gin , Gin, a drop of gin , the dram of Satan, the drink of sin!”.

Experience everything from medicinal origins to mothers ruin, and find your new favourite.

Group and individual bookings are welcome.


Reviews of our Bespoke Gin Tour

I have been on a few walking tours in London and elsewhere, and this was definitely
my favourite! We were given plenty of interesting and eye-opening facts about the history of Gin in London, a real must for any history or Gin lovers. The tasting at the end was the icing on the cake! Really good fun, I can highly recommend!

Colleen Brosnan

This is the 2nd tour we have done with Real London Walks. We started with the Jack the Ripper tour with the staff followed by a quiz. The staff feedback was excellent and much better than just going for a meal or a drink.The gin tour was an upbeat walk followed by tasting and created a positive atmosphere with some of our recommended partners including other accountants and solicitors.For both walks, Clive presented well in a entertaining and knowledgeable fashion giving us excellent insight into the historical angles of Jack the Ripper and the history of gin.

Keith Lesser

Key facts about this tour

As this is a bespoke tour, the start times and meeting location will vary from group to group.

A bespoke London gin tour cost £40 per person, which includes the walking tour and gin tasting, and lasts around 90 minutes in total.


What to expect on this walking tour

You will;

  • Learn about the perception of the gin drinker throughout the ages
  • Marvel at the opulence of the gin palaces.
  • See with different eyes significant historical London features that are in everyday view
  • Taste a variety of gins and gain an insight into how they are different

Led by Clive, the walking tour around the City of London lasts about an hour and a half, and then you will have a reserved table at the Viaduct Tavern to enjoy a flights of gin.

After the gin tour, you can enjoy spending the rest of the time in the bar area.

To find out more or to reserve your place on the tour contact us.

Our gin package includes:

  • Flexible times to meet your groups preferred time
  • Gin tastings
  • 90 minute walking tour (approximately)

In 1751 William Hogarth created the prints ‘Gin Lane’ and ‘Beer Street’. Designed to be viewed side by side, Gin Lane depicts the ruin caused by Gin compared to the merits of drinking beer by the honest labourer.

Did you know?

Tour location map


Things to do after your tour

Once you’ve finished your walking tour why not visit some of the other exciting London locations below?

Brick Lane

Brick Lane, synonymous with London’s East End, is a vibrant melting pot of cultures, known for its world-famous street art, vintage shops, and a plethora of curry houses that serve delectable dishes from the Indian subcontinent. It’s a living testament to London’s diversity and creativity, offering a Sunday market that’s a treasure trove for antiques, unique fashion finds, and eclectic street food.

Monument

The Monument to the Great Fire of London, commonly known as The Monument, is a towering column that commemorates the catastrophic fire of 1666. Offering a spiralling climb of 311 steps, it rewards visitors with a breath taking panorama of the city, serving as a poignant reminder of London’s resilience and rebirth.


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