London's West End - Exploring Soho from Leicester Square to Carnaby Street
Soho in the heart of London's West End is renowned for its cosmopolitan night life. It's narrow streets are crammed full with enticing bars and restaurants. Originally the area's grand houses and elegant squares were designed for the well to do. However when its wealthy occupants moved out the area developed a bohemian atmosphere attracting writers, artists and revolutionaries.
The London West End walking tour explores the area's vibrant history and the colourful characters who have lived and worked there.
The tour starts with a visit to Leicester Square, world famous for its cinemas and glamorous, film premieres. We then make a brief visit to Europe's largest Chinatown before exploring the busy, narrow streets of Soho with its array of restaurants, pubs and bars. On the tour we will see Old Compton Street, Soho's lively high street and home of London's LGBT scene, the legendary Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club (exterior only), a charming square with a scandalous secret and ending with Carnaby Street, synonymous with 1960's Swinging London, and still attracting the fashion conscious.
Soho Mural - depicting the area's colourful history
The London's West End bespoke walking tours are popular with small groups of family and friends and corporate groups who are looking for a light hearted tour exploring Soho's fascinating history. The tour can be easily adapted to include a pub stop or two and and/ or finish at a pub or restaurant of your choice.