Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown Tour
Never quiet, always fun, and attracting a wide mix of people from all over the world, Soho’s atmosphere and history make it a must for any tourist (or locals!) visiting London. See the spot where the eradication of cholera began, where the Huguenots buried their dead, where Henry VIII built a royal park and be led along the avenues described in the 18th century as “a notorious place of ill-fame!” It’s where Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin got their start. Combining the best nightlife in London, amazing food and a diverse array of live entertainment, Soho consistently offers a good time – no matter what your interests! If you’ve ever wondered – we’ve got the answers.
So join Free Tours by Foot as we take a minute to relax in Soho Square, browse the windows of countless off-beat shops, and tread in the footsteps of some of the biggest names to ever come through London. We will wander down alleyways and cobbled streets, passing by the old stomping grounds of people such as the dashingly amorous Cassanova, the brilliant and bizarre Amadeus Mozart, the revolutionary Karl Marx, and the record breaking Beatles.
What we cover on the Soho, Piccadilly and Chinatown Tour:
- Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
- Golden Square
- Soho Market
- Carnaby Street
- Piccadilly Circus and the Statue of Eros
- Recording studios of David Bowie and Paul McCartney
- The exact spot where Beatle-mania began!
You might also be interested in reading up on our self-guided Soho, Piccadilly and Chinatown Food Tour or the self-guide Piccadilly and St. James Walk.
Where: Meet your guide outside Piccadilly Circus, at 8 Glasshouse Street, just outside the ‘Donuts and Baguettes‘ shop (MAP). If you are coming by London Underground, take EXIT 1 from Piccadilly Circus Station.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours.
When: Mondays and Thursdays @ 11am. View our full Calendar
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.