Soho Historic Pubs Tour

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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.

Pubs of London’s Soho Tour 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 his first and final gigs in London
  • Visit Karl Marx’s home and see where George Orwell wrote 1984
  • Enjoy true English beers and ales at a traditional English pub

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

Exclusions: Food and drinks, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Meeting point: Piccadilly Circus, next to the winged Statue of Eros. Your guide will have a red and white umbrella with the words “Tour Guide” written on it.
  • Starting time: 2.00 PM
  • Ending point: Piccadilly Circus
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  • We’re taking a tour of London’s most famous entertainment area, paying a visit to four 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, we take a historical and cultural look at some of the places that have helped to define London on the world stage. We 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. We also head into 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 discover which world leader established his headquarters here during WWII).

    Find out where Karl Marx lived and wrote sections of Das Capital, just metres from the pub where George Orwell wrote 1984. Discover modern-day street art and why there are statues of noses found all over London.

    We 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.

    You get to take a breather when we 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.

    We finish our London walking tour at the bar made famous by John Lennon and Eric Clapton, and where Keith Moon from The Who was banned for life!

    Additional information

    Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide.

    Exclusions: Food and drinks, and tips/gratuities for your guide.

    Dress standard: Men should wear closed-toed shoes; no flip-flops, please.

    Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

    Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

    Child Policy: Travellers under 18 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.

    Local contact

    Office phone number: +44 7500 166 678
    Email address: [email protected]

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  • Mrs. Nadine S. from United Kingdom travelled on 28 Mar 2018:

    Thank you Glen for a great time, your wealth of knowledge and passion for the Soho area was amazing. It was a great day and we all really enjoyed it. I will make a effort to look for your company name and book another tour when we are out and about again.

    Ms. Daphne C. from New Zealand travelled on 24 Aug 2017:

    Linton was an excellent guide. He knew the area well, had lots of interesting facts, was friendly and easy to talk to. He answered my stupid questions well too. I definitely recommend this tour. A friend in New Zealand had recommended Urban Adventures to me as they’d done them in New York and enjoyed them. It was excellent in London too!

    Mr. Nick R. from United Kingdom travelled on 17 Aug 2017:

    Great fun-Glenn was informative and we really enjoyed it and gave us a really good insight to want to go back to Soho to eat and drink

    Ms. Meredith E. from USA travelled on 26 Jun 2017:

    Tour was fantastic – thank you to our guide who made the experience so much better. I really enjoyed the chance to learn about the history of Soho while drinking beer and getting to know the area.

    Mr. Marion S. from Canada travelled on 07 May 2017:

    Thoughly enjoyed it. Glen was great

    Mr. Nikole B. from Canada travelled on 24 Apr 2017:

    Linton was awesome! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on this tour. There was wonderful historic information about the SoHo area of London, the beer was great and you can tell Linton cares about your experience! Would highly recommend this tour and this tour group!!

    Mr. Neil C. from Australia travelled on 31 Oct 2016:

    awesome tour – I will highly recommend to my friends and customers