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
  • Cancellable


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.


  • 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.

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • 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, Soho, London W1B, UK

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.


2 hours 30 minutes

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

Image - 18 Oct 2019 -

Mark M

We had a great time during this tour. Glen was very informative and knowledgeable of SOHO. He was engaged with all of the tour guests.

Image - 05 Sep 2019 -


My husband and I had a great time on this pub tour. Jack, our guide, was quite a character and was so knowledgeable. We even revisited a couple of the pubs later on our own.

Image - 14 Aug 2019 -

Hilary C

Really enjoyed the pub tour - Harley was a great guide, very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We had lovely people in our group - it was a joy chatting to them. The pubs were fascinating - tried some 'different' lagers. Had a fab time - thoroughly recommend it.

Image - 02 Aug 2019 -


This tour was a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon.It was the day after the Pride parade so all of Soho was looking a bit hungover!!
We saw some great old pubs (had a drink in each of them) and learnt a lot about the history of Soho.
Our guide Theo was friendly and informative and we had a great time.

Image - 03 Jul 2019 -

Dylan S

Linton really gave us a well-rounded view of Soho. Complete historical survey from the industrial revolution to the rockin 60s and 70s. Good recommendations on pubs/beers/things to do in the area and other activities around London. Followed his advice for the rest of my trip and it didn't lead me astray.

Bonus: made it quite easy to find the tour group in busy Piccadilly Circus and clever with the jokes.

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Soho Legends and Pub Walking Tour

One of the pubs we've been to.


Soho Legends and Pub Walking Tour

Our guide Linton talking about the first pub


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