Where is the meeting spot?
We will meet outside the Shipwrights Arms, 88 Tooley St, London SE1 2TF, near London Bridge Station. If travelling to London Bridge underground station, you would need to exit via the London Dungeons side and head right — past London Bridge National Rail station. You will see some arches converted into restaurants on your right, and a green pub called the Shipwrights Arms. Our guide will meet you there with their orange umbrella.
Where the tour will end?
The tour will end at 42 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6DR; directly in-between both Borough and Elephant & Castle underground stations.
What can I wear?
No sportswear (tracksuit bottoms, vests, sports shorts). Trainers, shorts, t-shirts and jeans are fine.
How can I catch up if I arrive late for the tour?
All guests must arrive on time but if you inform us before the tour starts about being late we can try to assist you by telling you where the guide is. Please call the number on the contact us page. We will try our best, yet we cannot promise that the guide can come back for you. Also, please note that unfortunately we cannot issue refunds.
Is there any possibility to have a tour with a German (Italian, or else) speaking guide?
We only hold tours in English but do email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is a way to accommodate.
I cannot find on the website how to change the date of the tour. Can you change it for me or help me in any way?
Yes, of course! Please let us know your reference number and the date that you want your booking to be moved. We can do this as long as you give us 48 hours notice, the tour is running that day and we have space on the tour.
1) If we book online, do we need to pay for a booking fee?
2) Is there any way we can pay you directly?
All customers have to pay a small booking fee charged by our ticket provider. 2) Yes! You can pay through Paypal, but Paypal also charges a fee so we have to add 4% onto the price.
We have typed the code, but it won't let us book. How are we going to use the code if the booking widget won't let us?
Kindly give us the code and we will check this from our system.
How do I book?
That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time you prefer and book it! Are you looking for something special? Are you organising an event? Just email us at private tour and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic e-mail confirmation. If you have any questions before the booking, please feel free to contact us via email or phone us at 0044 (0) 8708200261.
*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE Secret Gin Tours?
The gin tour will visit 4 venues and include on average around 7 samples of Gin. Each sample is the equivalent of a single serving of Gin. We highly recommended having a substantial meal before the tour as no food is included.
CAN I GET FOOD ON THE TOUR?
We strongly recommend purchasing our Food Upgrade to accompany your drinking during the tour. Failing that, there will be an opportunity to eat at the end of the tour at a sustainable market with many, many international food options available to purchase independently. Our guide will happily recommend a few of these. During the tour you will have the opportunity to purchase salty snacks from the venues.
I am travelling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?
As the emphasis on this tour is on alcoholic beverages, this tour is not suitable for families with children under 18. However all our food tours are child and family friendly and re a great option for the kids.
I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?
As this tours emphasis is on alcoholic beverages, this tour would not be suitable for anyone that does not drink alcohol.
Can I get a discount?
If you are a group of 6 people, a student or work for a tour company then you can email us. We will be more than happy to give you a discount. [email protected]
I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?
Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us at [email protected] and we can see if there is anything we can do. We cannot promise but we will try our best to sort something for you.
Is there a lot of walking?
To join our Secret Gin Tour, you should wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 30 mins of walking, however the majority of time will be spent in the actual venues.
I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?
You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!
If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?
All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.
How many people max are on this tour?
We take Sun - Thu - 12 pax max and Fri - Sat - 10 pax max. If you are more than 12 people, please do not hesitate to email us and we will try to see if we can accommodate.
What if it rains or I change my plans?
Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in London. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/
Can I pay the tour in cash?
You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.
Where do I add my discount voucher?
Why do we need to pay for booking fee?
The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.
Foreign Transaction Fees
A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.