The Clerkenwell Pub Walk – Monks, Malt and Mayhem

(6 customer reviews)

Barbican Underground station, London

Guided by Andy

Walk Times

Day Walk Type Start Time End Time
19 March 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Winter
16 April 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Winter
21 May 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Summer
18 June 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
16 July 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Summer Reserve Online
20 August 2024 Special 6.30 pm 8.30 pm Summer Reserve Online


Monks, Malt and Mayhem – The Clerkenwell Pub Walk

Short Read – not just a secret village clinging to a hillside a stone’s throw from St Paul’s Cathedral; Clerkenwell is now hip and media savvy. Serving up delicious beers and spirits from time honoured pubs in one of the most evocative corners of the City.

Long Read -Clerkenwell has got a story to tell – its very name – the clerks’ or students’ spring – is redolent of antiquity; and indeed this tiny hamlet serves up brimming draughts from the deep well of its history. We trace its radical and revolutionary past to its modern day media and designer present.

We take in ancient squares and alleyways; a rambling Tudor Mansion here, a Norman Church there. We discover why it has played host to countless movies including Avengers, Sherlock, Batman, Inception, Skyfall, Shakespeare in Love and many more.

We map out crooked streets intimate to Dodger and Fagin and seek out lost entrances to mysterious vaults and prison cells. A ramble through a hidden village sprinkled with the best old pubs in town, where Falstaff himself spent ‘the wildness of his youth’.

The walk begins at Barbican and finishes at Exmouth Market – closest Tube    Farringdon.

6 reviews for The Clerkenwell Pub Walk – Monks, Malt and Mayhem

  1. Steve Spolar

    My wife and I did three walks with Andy and each one was terrific! Looking forward to getting back to London to see where else he can guide us!

  2. Christopher Day

    Brilliant pub walk superbly guided by Andy who is incredibly knowledgeable and friendly guide . This is a must do walk.

  3. Deb B

    This is another great London walk. I’m just reviewing my photos, you cover so much interesting history (plus the pub culture). Highly recommend. I did 8 walks during my week in London and only regret I couldn’t squeeze in a few more!

  4. Mark

    An absolutely brilliant walk. I’ve been on quite a few walks with Andy and he’s a superb guide. He even spoke to my friend on my phone because he’d arrived late (my friend, not Andy of course) – Andy guided him to us so that he could catch up. Great knowledge, great sense of humour – in short a perfect guide around London. This walk was fascinating. Loads of history and surprises. Highly recommended.

  5. Christine

    This was my first pub tour and it was fabulous. So many hidden bits in a part of London in which I haven’t spent a lot of time. I would absolutely recommend this walk. Two hours flew by.

  6. Hugo

    A really. nice relaxing pub walk through an area of London I did not know well. There was a good combination of history and historic pubs.

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