Sip through History – London Beer Flood Tour

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Dive into History – The London Beer Flood

Edit the story of the infamous London Beer flood of 1814 dances around the city as a part of the local folklore. As you travel in the comfortable embrace of a London Sightseeing Taxi Tour, the tragedy intertwines with history, delivering a sightseeing experience worth recounting.
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Tragic Tide of Taste – The London Beer Flood of 1814

The Meux and Company Brewery, situated on Tottenham Court Road, was the unfortunate protagonist of this historical event. On the tragic day of October 17, 1814, the brewery experienced a catastrophic failure that saw a mammoth vat holding 610,000 liters of beer explode, releasing a 15-foot high colossal wave of porter.

The wave careered through the streets causing destruction and death in its wake, destroying two houses and claiming seven lives. The brewery site now hosts the Dominion Theater, a popular London landmark visited by London Sightseeing Taxi Tours.

Experience the History with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours

There is no better way to witness the echoes of this momentous event than with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours. As our knowledgeable guides narrate the unforgettable events of the Beer Flood with vivid detail, you are transported back in time, fully engulfed in the rich tapestry of London’s history.
Visit the iconic Dominion Theatre, formerly home to the Meux and Company Brewery. It’s one of the landmarks you’ll encounter as you enjoy the comfortable ride of the traditional London black cab, an experience you will not want to miss.

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Toast to Tragedy at the Holborn Whippet

While there is no specific memorial to commemorate the London Beer Flood, the story still lingers in local taverns. Particularly at the Holborn Whippet, which serves a special porter each year on the flood’s anniversary. A trip to this traditional British pub will offer you a unique way to honor the memory of this almost unimaginable event and those who lost their lives.
During our sightseeing taxi tours, we ensure you get not just a whiff of history, but a taste of it too!

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Conclusion – Uncover London’s Past with London Sightseeing Taxi Tours

London Sightseeing Taxi Tours offers an unbeatable way to uncover London’s eclectic past. Our emphasis on storytelling brings history alive, ensuring your trip is both entertaining and enlightening. Uncover the more unusual stories hidden within the city’s past, like the London Beer Flood, and explore landmark sites brimming with incredible stories.
Don’t miss out on our historically immersive tours. Get on board today, and let us lead you down the fascinating lanes of London’s past.

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