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

London: Soho Historic Pubs Small Group Tour

Product ID: 70316
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London’s Soho is like a mix of Vegas, Broadway, Amsterdam and Hollywood all rolled into one. Come visit one of the world’s most iconic entertainment districts, where the rich and famous have rubbed shoulders with the down and out for over 300 years.
About this activity
Duration 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live 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
Take a tour of London’s most famous entertainment area, paying a visit to its four most iconic pubs and walking in the footsteps of some of the world’s most famous actors, musicians, writers and world leaders! 

On this London tour, take a historical and cultural look at some of the places that have helped to define London on the world stage. You'll visit the places where some of the UK’s most famous and infamous characters have lived, worked and played, with stops at places 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 on this epic tour 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. Discover modern-day street art, and why there are statues of noses found all over London. 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.

Get to take a breather when you stop to enjoy Soho Square — the UK’s most cosmopolitan location and currently home to some of the biggest media houses, including Paul McCartney’s own and the former home of Casanova. 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

When you get there

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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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