Counterculture and civil protests collide on this 2 to 2.5 semi-private tour of London’s iconic Soho neighborhood. Join up to ten guests as your local guide leads you through the tangle of streets that light up at night in the city’s entertainment district. Learn about its rarely boring, sometimes seedy, but always surprising history.
From world-famous Piccadilly Circus to Chinatown, you’ll wander Soho’s tangle of streets beloved by tourists and locals alike. Music enthusiasts will revel in seeing where Jimi Hendrix first performed in town, where Beatlemania began, and where hits like “Bohemian Rhapsody” were recorded. You’ll wander the squares and routes that played parts in major cultural events. Learn about women’s suffrage movement at Golden Square and discover the earliest study of epidemiology along Broad Street. Ponder the works of philosopher Karl Marx on Greek Street before discussing when the LGBT community began calling Soho “home.” End your tour with some dumplings in Chinatown. By the end of the tour, you’ll understand why London is such an exciting and dynamic place beyond its wartime and royal history.