There are few better areas to enjoy an evening out with a distinctly historic flavour than London’s Midtown. The area, which encompasses Bloomsbury, Holborn and St Giles, is prized for it’s rich cultural heritage and much of that history is inextricably intertwined with the many pubs that have played host to great writers, artists and intellectuals over the years, many of whom did a good proportion of their thinking with a pint glass in close attendance.
The area still boasts a higher concentration of pubs than anywhere else in the world, making it the perfect location for a pub tour. Which is where the Toast of History Pub Tour comes in. For two nights only (Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 12th November) four of Midtown’s most historic and atmospheric pubs are offering visitors a chance to step back in time and enjoy a theatrical recreation of the bygone nights in the pubs of London.
The tour takes in The Old Red Lion pub on High Holborn, where the bodies of Oliver Cromwell, John Bradshaw and Sir Henry Ireton are held, The White Hart on Drury Lane, The Ship Tavern on Lincoln’s Inns Fields and The Enterprise on Red Lion Street.