Small-Group Historic Pubs Walking Tour in Soho

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • London
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Non-Cancellable

Overview

Explore 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, on this 2.5-hour small-group walking tour of London's Soho. Along the way you'll stop at four iconic pubs (own expense), and walk in the footsteps of some of the world's most famous actors, musicians, and writers as you visit locations from Soho Square to Chinatown to London's red light district.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small-group tour
  • Led by a local guide

Meet your local guide and friendly small group at Piccadilly Circus at 2pm, for this deep dive into the alleyways, courtyards, and byways of London's Soho neighborhood. Besides landmarks like St. Anne's Church, the French House, Chinatown, and Soho Square, you'll find out where the famous and infamous lived, worked, and played.
Stop at the club where Marilyn Monroe used a double to escape the paparazzi. Step into London’s red light district and learn about the 'English Hugh Hefner', who brought the sex industry to town. Discover which world leader established his World War II headquarters at the French House, and why there are statues of noses found all over the capital.
Find out where Karl Marx lived and wrote sections of Das Kapital, visit pubs frequented by George Orwell, and admire the former home of the legendary lover Casanova.
A trip through Soho is a trip through musical history. See the house where Mozart lived as a child prodigy. Visit a venue where legends like Jimi Hendrix played, and see Paul McCartney's business premises on Soho Square. Your last stop will be a bar made famous by John Lennon and Eric Clapton – Keith Moon from The Who was banned from here for life.
The tour finishes at 4:30pm. Feel free to accompany your guide back to Piccadilly Circus or continue exploring Soho's pubs and nightlife at your own pace.

Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Men should wear closed-toe shoes; no flip-flops, please.
  • Maximum group size of 12 people
Departure Point

Piccadilly Circus


Departure Time

2:00 PM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Package is not cancellable.

User's Reviews

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Aram H

The Tour Guide was professional, Courteous, Knowledgeable and he knew how to communicate with us.
It was a joy doing this tour

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Louis M

if you looking for a great tour..easily recommended. Very informative and also greatly entertaining. Well done Glen!!

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Christene T

I had an amazing time with Linton and a couple from Australia. I learned so much about the history of the pubs and the Soho area. I highly recommend this tour. I had a lot of fun. It was more than just sampling beer. I also got a great history lesson!

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rl60mcclure

This was something I chose just to learn about an area I had not been to before. Boy, was it ever fun! The meeting place at the Statue of Eros in Piccadilly Square was so easy to find. Sam, our guide, had a big red and white umbrella that we could not miss!! I was a little concerned on our 7th day in London that walking would be tough, but every time I thought about it, we were at another pub...a place to sit and learn about the very cool history of the establishment and more importantly, what famous people had frequented the place over the decades or centuries. Sam was very, very interesting.....a great storyteller and someone who was always very willing to answer our questions, I am a huge Beatles fan, Sam was kind enough to show me MPL..Paul McCartney's Soho business offices. My daughter and I had a lovely time and learned a lot about the history of the Soho district. We visited 5 great pubs, all beautiful and full of stories. The Ship on Wardour Street is so close to Trident Studios where David Bowie recorded..what an extra surprise for a music fan!! I would recommend taking this tour if you are looking for something fun!

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Sharon C.

This tour was a fabulous experience! It was great fun and we learned a great deal. Linton, our tour guide, is beyond exceptional. He is fun, funny, kind, an engaging conversationalist, and most important, extremely knowledgeable about just about everything! We learned about British history, architecture, pop culture, culture of the pubs over the past few hundred years and more. Lots of fun sampling in between. The walking around was just enough by that I mean, not too much.... He carefully selected four top pubs that were incredible and with rich histories belonging to each. It was a fun and memorable and learning experience who said learning can't be extremely fun!?! I highly recommend this tour, and would give it six stars if possible. I can't recommend this enough. It's such a unique experience that you'd never find anything quite like it in the USA or most other countries, as the 'pub culture' isn't part of many countries' culture and social experiences. At nearly 3 hours, it went very quickly because it was fun and interesting and we kept up a brisk pace, but not too long that we physically and mentally tired from all the walking and learning. THANKS LINTON and Urban Adventures and La Vacanza Travel for this once-in-a-lifetime trip!

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One of the pubs we've been to.

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Soho Legends and Pub Walking Tour

Our guide Linton talking about the first pub

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