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  1. United Kingdom
  2. South East England
  3. London

London Soho Guided Walking Tour

Product ID: 135962
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London’s not all about kings, queens, and museums, and nowhere is this clearer than in the Soho district. See where counterculture and civil protests have collided over the centuries as you discover the streets of this lively neighbourhood.
About this activity
Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the lights of Piccadilly Circus
  • Learn about the LGBT movement
  • Shop on Carnaby street
  • Eat authentic food in Chinatown
Full description
Your tour of Soho will take you through Piccadilly Circus, the Time Square of London, and through a maze of streets leading to Chinatown. In between, you’ll discover the hub of musical revolutions including the venue where Jimi Hendrix first performed in the city.

Music buffs will delight to discover the spot where the term “Beatlemania” was coined, and where hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” were recorded. Beyond music, you’ll discuss the women’s suffrage movement at Golden Square. A deadly cholera outbreak is the topic of choice on Broad Street, where you’ll hear about the original John Snow. Stroll Greek Street to hear how Soho influenced former residence, Karl Marx.

At Soho Square, you’ll learn about some of the district’s earliest nobility, often eclipsed by the current tenants, the lively LGBT community who congregate at local bars. End up in Chinatown, where you’ll momentarily forget you’re in London and relax over a plate or three of dumplings before hitting up Soho’s energetic nightlife.
Includes
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private and semi-private options
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Wheelchair accessible tour (available by request only)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please bring valid photo ID
• A small amount of walking is involved
• This tour is offered as either a private tour or a semi-private tour (8 guests maximum)
• For semi-private tours, a minimum of 2 guests is required for it to run (an alternative date or full refund will be offered if minimum numbers are not met)
• The tour route may be affected by national celebrations. When this occurs, the local partner will provide guests with an alternative route still being able to see all the highlights of the tour. In these cases they are unable to provide refunds or discounts
• No large bags or suitcases are allowed during this tour
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water, and an umbrella in case of rain and hat during summer
• Due to increased security measures at many attractions, some can’t be visited from the inside
• Wheelchair accessible tours are available by request only