Ye Olde London Pubs
In Britain we have been drinking ale since the Bronze Age, but it wasn't until the arrival of the Romans, in the 1st Century, that Inns started to appear. They were common along Roman roads and provided lodgings for officials and other travellers and where known as taberna, from which the word tavern is derived. After the Romans left, in the 5th Century, the Anglo-Saxons established alehouses in domestic dwellings, with the wives displaying a green bush on a pole to indicate the brew was ready. The alehouses quickly evolved into meeting houses for people and became more like the public houses we have today.
Today's walk was a wander around London visiting just some of the oldest pubs we have here. Of course this isn't a definitive list, and there are plenty of historic pubs outside of Central London, such as The Grapes (Limehouse), The Prospect of Whitby (Wapping), The Spaniard’s Inn, (Hampstead) and The Trafalgar Tavern (Greenwich).
Distance: around 12 miles.