Grab your favourite fan of phantoms and spooky scenarios for an exploration of all things ghostly in historic London town, and take a look at the capital's most haunted pubs on a guided walking tour with this Haunted London Pub Tour for Two. Heading off from outside the Temple tube station in the centre of the city, you'll be led by a knowledgeable guide into the city's spooky past from one public house to the next. You'll discover the Professor of Profanity, the pub that helped Dr Samuel Johnson finish his famous dictionary, pass through the inspiration for Sweeney Todd's Barber Shop and calm your nerves at London's first bank, now serving pints instead of pound notes to those who wander through its doors. There're three historic pubs to discover over the course of your tour, and you're welcome to stop and whet your whistle (at your expense) in each as your guide regales you with tales and titbits from the area's history, from swearing parrots to handsome phantoms and all sorts in-between.
Need to Know
On arrival at the Temple Tube station at 18.45, you'll meet your knowledgeable guide for the evening as well as some of your fellow tour participants before heading out into the city. You'll take in three pubs, with the chance to stop for a drink in each should you choose while your guide tells you some of the history of the pub and the area, with the tour taking around 1 hour 30 minutes overall.