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Porters, peers and pilgrims: a beer heritage walk

The old Truman Black Eagle brewery in Brick Lane.

The old Truman Black Eagle brewery in Brick Lane. Pic: Christine Matthews: see below for copyright details.

Sunday 9 August 2015, 1030hrs

To celebrate London Beer City week and the 2nd edition of The CAMRA Guide to London’s Best Beer, Pubs and Bars, I’m once again leading this fascinating walking tour of ’s brewery heritage and numerous other historic sites, through the City, Spitalfields and the East End, across Tower Bridge and along Bankside.

Discover the sites of Whitbread, the original Truman’s, the perfection of porter at St Katharine’s Dock, Courage on the riverside and Barclay Perkins by Shakespeare’s Globe, finishing at the celebrated George Inn, the Borough’s last historic coaching inn, near London Bridge and numerous other beer venues. A great way to celebrate London’s beer renaissance by reminding ourselves of its illustrious brewing past.

A leisurely walk of approximately five miles (8 km) taking about three hours. Note this walk visits heritage sites, not working breweries. Charge: £10 per person.

Meet at Old Street Underground/National Rail station (downstairs by ticket hall), London EC1Y 1BE. Finishes at the George Inn, 77 Borough High Street SE1 1NH, near London Bridge station.

To ensure your place, book a ticket in advance.

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Picture credit: Christine Matthews for Geograph, under a Creative Commons license.

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