Among the most popular tours which our company, Mikro Tours, conducts around London, is ‘Olde Pubs and Ale Houses’, and as you can imagine any tour that involves drink can throw up some humorous incidents!
Firstly, it should be stressed that the trip is not supposed to be a ‘bar hop’, but rather a tour around some of the capital’s most historic drinking establishments, where a drink can be enjoyed alongside the numerous tales which anecdotes.
And although for the most part our clients are content to soak up the history along with a few drinks, occasionally the soaking takes priority with comical consequences.
On one memorable evening we had on board an interesting mix-Two retired university professors, who were keen on writing copious historical notes on each inn we visited, and a party of six thirsty twenty-something Danes, who were more interested in the practical than the theory!
As a tour guide it made for an interesting evening. On the one hand you were expected to give scholarly dissertations to the academics as they sipped on a lemonade and lime, while at the same time making sure the Vikings’ did not end up sacking London once again.
Well, my guiding lecturers always stressed that as guides, we required both diplomatic and juggling skills!
Until next time,
Michael Gerrard, Mikro Tours
Mikro Tours takes small groups of individually minded travellers into the parts of London the big tour operators don’t reach. We also personalize tours for people wanting alternative touring experiences in England, i.e. as part of conferences and events. Why not plan your tour with us – soon. Visit our website www.mikrotours.com, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call +44(0)20 8959 9696.