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Get to know the vibrant Soho district from the ground up during this 2-hour walking tour in London. Follow your guide through the bustle of the streets filled with locals, shops, pubs, private clubs and traffic. Hear stories about the various iterations of the neighborhood, from the location of 8-year-old Mozart's first symphony composition to a mecca of the British literary scene. Envision Carnaby Street as the center of the swinging 60s scene and The House of St Barnabas as the setting for Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities'. Learn about the history and culture of this neighborhood through your guide's engaging commentary.
Start your tour at the Tottenham Court Road tube station, where you'll meet your guide in the center of London's Soho.
Embark on a 2-hour walking tour through the vibrant neighborhood, learning about its colorful history as a center of the literary scene, the film making scene, the French quarter, the royal quarter, of course the bohemian cafe quarter.
Pass shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and centuries-old Soho Square during your exploration. Note The House of St Barnabas, where Charles Dickens' 'A Tale of Two Cities' was set, as well as locations where personalities like Jimi Hendrix, Cassanova and Oscar Wilde hung out.
Walk down Carnaby Street, the mecca for London's swinging 60s movement, then continue to Chinatown, Shaftesbury Avenue and the old French Quarter. Pause at the entrance to the old Marquee Club, where bands like the Who, Pink Floyd and the Rolling Stones started their careers.
End your walking tour after 2 hours with lots of ideas of Soho locations you'd like to revisit.
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