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Small-Group Historic Pubs Walking Tour in Soho

49 reviews
| 2 hours 30 minutes


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Category: Tours
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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


Meeting point
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK


Oct 2019

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.

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.

Aug 2019

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.

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.

Jul 2019

We had a cracking time with Theo. Lots of great historical information. Great drinks. Tons of fun! Been on. Any and this was one of the best!

Jul 2019

Had an amazing day on this tour. So much to learn. Glenn was an incredible tour guide who had so much knowledge to share. Would highly recommend this tour if you want to discover great off the beaten path pubswith someone who clearly cares about telling his history..

Jul 2019

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.

Apr 2019

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

Feb 2019

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

May 2019

Jack was excellent and we all enjoyed the tour.I do think it was slightly over prced or you should include 1 drink in the tour..

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