Start: 11.00 Embankment station (Zone 1, Circle and District Lines).
Finish: Covent Garden station (Zone 1, Piccadilly Line)
A leisurely five mile walk looking at historic pubs (and maybe stopping for lunch in one). Should finish by 15.45.
This is a linear walk
Look out for these hidden gems on your walk...
A pub fit for a highwayman
Just south of Covent Garden but before the Strand is a pub with a long and colourful past – The Marquis, a highlight of this five mile wander looking at some of London’s historic pubs.
Dating back to Charles II’s reign, its notorious patrons included highwayman Claude Duval - apparently captured here whilst propping up the bar. Its current name comes from General John Manners, the Marquess of Granby, who gave £200 to any officers and soldiers wounded in his service who opened a tavern and named it after him. In the 19th century Charles Dickens was another illustrious customer.
We'll also pass by the Lamb & Flag. Established in 1623, this historic pub survived the Great Fire of London, to become a firm favourite, frequented by many famous patrons. Join us on this hidden gem walk to learn more!