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  2. South East England
  3. London
  4. Soho

London: Soho Historic Pubs Tour with a Local Guide

Product ID: 70316
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London’s Soho is like a mix of Vegas, Broadway, Amsterdam, & Hollywood all in one. Discover the fascinating history of this iconic district with a local guide. Visit 4 Soho pubs made famous by some of London’s most renowned artists, musicians, & authors.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore bohemian Soho and see why it’s one of the world’s most iconic districts
  • See where the greatest writers, musicians, artists and actors have rubbed shoulders with royalty and regular folk for centuries
  • Enjoy a pint in John Lennon’s local, drop by the club where Marilyn Monroe famously escaped the paparazzi and see where Jimi Hendrix played
  • Visit Karl Marx’s home and see where George Orwell wrote 1984
  • Enjoy true English beers and ales at a traditional English pub
Full description
On this small-group tour of London, join an expert local guide filled with insider knowledge about Soho. Visit the places where some of the UK’s most famous and infamous characters have lived, worked and played, with stops like the club where Marilyn Monroe used a double to escape the paparazzi. You'll also head to some traditional English pubs, where you have the option to grab a pint of true English beer or ale.

Step into London’s red-light district and learn about the “English Hugh Hefner,” who brought the sex industry to London. Some other epic stops include London’s Chinatown and St. Anne’s Church, and the French House, where you’ll discover which world leader established his headquarters here during WWII. Find out where Karl Marx lived and wrote sections of Das Capital, just meters from the pub where George Orwell wrote 1984. You'll also explore the wild variations of Soho, from where rock legends like Jimi Hendrix played to where the musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and wrote his first symphony.

Take a breather when you stop to enjoy Soho Square, the UK’s most cosmopolitan location. Then finish your London tour at the bar made famous by John Lennon and Eric Clapton, and where Keith Moon from The Who was banned for life.
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Piccadilly Circus. Take any exit from Piccadilly Circus station and head to the statue of Eros (youthful god with bow and arrow) in the middle of Piccadilly Circus. Your guide will have a red and white umbrella with the words 'Tour Guide' written on it.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Men should wear closed-toe shoes – no flip-flops, please

• Travelers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
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Urban Adventures UK

Product ID: 70316