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Small-Group Historic Pubs Walking Tour in Soho

Greater London, United Kingdom

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the Soho district of London with a knowledgeable guide who leads you on a fascinating walking tour of this legendary entertainment district. Soho has elements of Las Vegas, New York, Amsterdam and Hollywood, and has attracted some of the world’s most famous people to live, work and play. Hear about luminaries including Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix and Paul McCartney. Visit some traditional English pubs during the 2.5-hour tour where you can purchase a tasty brew.
  • 2.5-hour walking tour of Soho in London
  • Hear about artists, musicians and other notables that have lived and worked in Soho
  • See clubs that Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix and Keith Moon patronized
  • Experience London's bohemian culture through four iconic pubs
  • Indulge in a drink or two while being entertained by Soho's colorful past and present
Local English-speaking guide
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1B, UK

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your own way to Piccadilly Circus to meet your guide for your 2.5-hour walking tour. Your guide shares entertaining and informative commentary about the people and places of Soho, one of London's most famous entertainment districts.

During your walking tour, you'll explore parts of Soho where music legends such as Jimi Hendrix played legendary gigs, and where classical music genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote his first symphony. Follow your guide around London’s former red light district and hear about the 'English Hugh Hefner.' Continue by strolling through Chinatown, St Anne’s Church and the French House, a pub where writers, painters and world leaders have gathered for decades. Find out where Karl Marx lived when writing Das Capital, at a spot just steps away from the pub where George Orwell wrote 1984.

Take in colorful and quirky street art, then stop for a look around Soho Square — considered the United Kingdom’s most cosmopolitan location and home to large media businesses including Paul McCartney's holding company.

Your Soho walking tour wraps up at a bar made famous by John Lennon and Eric Clapton. Get the inside scoop on why the bar banned Keith Moon (the drummer for The Who) and hear other fascinating stories before making your own way to your next destination.
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  • Men should wear closed-toe shoes; no flip-flops, please.
  • Maximum group size of 12 people
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures United Kingdom

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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "I especially loved the stops between pubs outside historic studios and apartments of famous people, stuff you would miss if you were just walking around alone."
  • "Tour guide made discovering some of the local Soho pubs very fun, interesting facts about the history of these pubs were also included, recommended for anyone who enjoys having a pint and meeting new friends!" See review
  • "I would recommend taking this tour if you are looking for something fun!" See review


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Brilliant afternoon out
, Feb 2020
Great value cultural experience. Tour guide was fun and knowledgeable. Interesting anecdotes, great London pubs we didn’t know existed.
Small-Group Historic Pubs Walking Tour in Soho
, Oct 2019
We had a great afternoon, Harley, our guide was very informative and entertaining, he made everyone feel included, the advantage of a small group. We met some lovely people from all over the world and enjoyed a beer or two!
London Pub's
, 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.
Jack Was Amazing!
, 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.
Great fun
, 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.
An historic pub crawl
, 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.
Pub Crawl
Beth P
, Jun 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!
Great tour!
Charles W
, Jun 2019
Jack did a great job. It was a very interesting and fun tour through SoHo with great local color from Jack and some characters met along the way. I would do again and recommend to others.
Great day in London
, May 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..
Great introduction to Soho
Dylan S
, May 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.

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