Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown Tour

Soho, Piccadilly Chinatown tourNever 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 SquareLondon Chinatown tour
  • Soho Market
  • Carnaby Street
  • Chinatown
  • 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.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 6 or more must visit our groups page first.

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: Modays and Thursdays @ 11am.  Tuesdays at 4:30 pm (16:30). 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.

“The perfect dark and spooky tour – filled with twists and turns, dark alleys and deception. Uncover macabre theories about the famed Victorian ghoul and his helpless victims while wandering the narrow lanes of Whitechapel. Your skilled guide, a true ‘Ripperologist,’ will entrance you with sinister tales of the area once known as “Darkest England.”

Perfect for couples, locals, tourists and children (aged 12+), this tour is guaranteed to set your hair on end, raise your gooseflesh and have you looking over your shoulder this October.”

The city is London. The year is 1888. In the destitute eastern part of the capital, immigrants, dock-workers, prostitutes and thieves live cheek-by-jowl in filthy, cramped conditions. The streets are paved with cobbled stones and through the thick, rolling London fog, only the faintest glimmer of gas-light can be glimpsed. A cat yowls in the distance and heavy footsteps are heard but their maker is unseen…Was that the glint of a knife you saw? There! Was that the flash of a black cape whipping around the corner? You had better be wary because there’s a murderer a-foot. He’s come from Hell, they say, and it’s no good keeping an eye out because once you see him, it’s already too late…

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So come with us as we walk in the footsteps of one of the most legendary criminals of all time: Jack The Ripper. History will be brought to life and the dead resurrected as we take an evening adventure immersed in the crimes that shocked the world, and that still captivate us today. Exploring the alleyways, by-ways and side streets of the East End, Free Tours By Foot will take you through a true Victorian experience. Detailing the gruesome scenes and grisly deaths of the 5 known Ripper victims, we’ll examine all the facts and speculate on all the possibilities.

Join us as we delve into the underbelly of Victorian London and re-live the most famous unsolved crime in history. After all, there’s safety in numbers…

Jack the Ripper Tour information

Reservations:  Required.  Click here to reserve. Walk-ups will be permitted, if space is available.

Where: Tour meets outside the Saint Botolph Without Aldgate.  Use our Google Map for directions to the tour starting point. *NOTE: Please ensure you are headed to the correct St. Botolph! There is another Saint Botolph Church with Aldersgate about 20 minute away. Note the difference between Aldgate and Aldersgate.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When: View our 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.

Save even more money with a London tourist attraction discount card.