Pubs Walking Tour - Thursday 15 August 2024 6.30pm

Pubs Walking Tour - Thursday 15 August 2024 6.30pm

Regular price £19.50
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Join Open City for a walking tour exploring the fascinating architectural history of some of the City of London's most iconic public houses

Inspired by Open City's book Public House: A Cultural and Social History of the London Pub by David Knight and Cristina Monteiro, public historian Sheldon K. Goodman draws on his own experiences a former City worker and will take you through Fleet Street, Ludgate, Blackfriars and Newgate to explore two thousand years of pub history.

From Roman taverns, opulent Victorian boozers and reborn superpubs of the 21st century, see how architecture and social history overlap! Pubs are far more than just a place to grab a drink after work. From the influence of journalism, law-making and drinking culture, highlights on this tour will include the legendary Cheshire Cheese, one of the oldest post-fire buildings in the City (and amn interesting example of domestic turned leisure usage), the neo-Jacobean Punch Tavern to the long gone Inn-cum-theatre where animals from Africa were first exhibited to the bemused merchants and traders of the Square Mile. 

Tracing the development of the pub as an enduring institution through societal upheavals and ending in a spectacularly beautiful pub, the tour will connect changes in pubs with wider social and political movements, as well as the challenges many of the surviving City watering holes face today. 

Providing a fun way for enthusiastic urbanists to explore the City, you'll also get the chance to explore the surrounding streets and go inside the pubs themselves. 

Meet: Outside The Blackfriar 174 Queen Victoria St EC4V 4EG

End: at The Holy Tavern 55 Britton St EC1M 5UQ

Duration: 2 hrs approx

Tickets are non-refundable and tours go ahead rain or shine.

* Please check for any planned transport engineering works, planned strike action or large scale events that may affect your journey before making your ticket purchase *

If you find you can no longer make the tour for any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go and enjoy the tour in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled you will be issued with a credit note (with no expiry date) that you can use to 

- book onto a rescheduled date
- book onto any other tour from our programme 

or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.

Please select solidarity pricing to help Open City offer the concessionary tickets rate for student and jobseekers.

Our concession pricing (£9.50 for walking tours / £19.50 for boat tours) is available for students and jobseekers only. 

 

If you find you can no longer make the tour for Covid or any reason we are unable to transfer you to another date, but please feel free to pass your booked place onto a friend to go in your place. 

In the event your tour date is cancelled due to Covid or any other reason you will be provided with the opportunity to book onto a rescheduled date, book onto another tour, provided with a credit note (with no expiry date) or you can request a refund. 

All ticket purchases are in support of the work of our organisation including our pioneering education programmes. We really appreciate your support! 

Get in touch with Adrianna at tours@open-city.org.uk with any queries.