A Road to Ruin - an alcohol themed London walk

A Road to Ruin Walk

- discover the relationship of Londoners and their alcohol

This is the perfect guided walk for those with a keen interest in history, London and alcohol. 

Delve into the past & investigate the relationship between different classes of society in historical London and what this meant for the alcohol they were able to drink. 

You will also explore how the famous English past-time of drinking was interpreted by journalists and artists of the day, fascinating to compare to the modern world. 

Hazel will also share with you rare and interesting facts and tales and you'll leave the tour knowing the stories behind the expressions "one for the road", "a Mother's ruin" and "dead drunk". 

The tour will take you along an ancient Drover's Road in London, where you'll visit interesting buildings including an 'in and out pub', a world famous inn, a brewery, two gin distilleries and even a licensed pawn broker!

  • Authentic different tour
  • Meet other adventurous souls
  • Discover an interesting aspect of historical London 

Adults only.

NB: Tee totallers very welcome. This is not a pub crawl.

Start: Angel Station | End: Farringdon Station

Duration: 90 mins | Step-free access: no

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Anonymous   15-Jan-2018

Rated : StarStarStarStarI really enjoyed the 'Road to Ruin Walk' from the Angel to the Farringdon Tube Station. The guide Hazel was a cheerful, friendly person with very well researched knowledge who enjoyed sharing it with the group. Her illustration of certain points through pictures/ works of art were also very effective. I like guided walks through London very much as they take me through streets I have never been or make me look at familiar areas with new insight.

Anonymous   15-Jan-2018

Rated : Fantastic walk! this was really interesting. the tour given was very detailed and informative and the tour guide obviously knew her stuff and made it engaging and fun! The walk was great and i will definitely look out for the other guided walks.

Anonymous   29-Feb-2016

Rated : StarStarStarStarIf you enjoy fascinating facts this walk is worth doing.

Anonymous   24-Jan-2016

Rated : StarStarStarStarAnother very informative and enjoyable walk with Hazel and her new microphone which was a great addition.

A Road to Ruin - an alcohol themed London walk
A Road to Ruin - an alcohol themed London walk
A Road to Ruin, an alcohol themed guided walk in London





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