SOHO Free Tour, "Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll" in the heart of London. (Not suitable for children under 14 years)

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Guru: Santiago
Quality Verified Registered on October 28, 2021

Is it true that you don't know what to do? 𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗻 𝗹𝗲𝗷𝗼𝘀? 🇬🇧⁣ ⁣When you arrive at the meeting point you will see 𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗮𝗴𝗼 🖖, "𝘦𝘭 𝘨𝘢𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘰", there is no substitute... Journalist and resident guide in 𝗟 𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲𝘀 for almost a decade. ⁣ 👉I love ice skating, noodles, Charing Cross musicals and solving doubts for tourists who get lost. ⁣Don't miss it on my tours: ⁣1. Historical accuracy. 2. Have a good time. 3. Lots of drama. 4. Sense of humor. 5. Empathy. ⁣The future of Free Tours belongs to independent guides, not to agencies that advertise on Google with hype and cymbals and then ¨ná de ná¨. ☝️ ⁣So 𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗥𝗩𝗔, they take it out of my hands... ⁣

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free
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Tour description

*Not suitable for children under 14 years of age.

!Done the law done the snare!

From the legalization of piracy to Paul Raymond , going through the transformation of the brothels of the old red light district.

SOHO represents the revolution of the modern era reinventing the nude in theaters or giving the system a fight with the first communist manifesto.

  • We begin with the Opium War in Chinatown , going through the misadventures of the most womanizing English king at the origins of this old hunting ground. By the beginning of the 20th century, there was a mixture of restaurants of foreign origin, a fashionable place for intellectuals, writers, and artists.

  • We will pass by the famous Red Lion where Marx and Engels met to change the course of history.

  • We will tell the anecdotes of the famous Windmill Theater that opened a stage in Burlesque, dodging the censorship of the moment.

  • We will walk the streets of the most famous Gay neighborhood in the world remembering the King of SOHO, Paul Raymond, through the clubs that are still open.

  • We will talk about the rise of Sex Shops to the decline of Night Clubs, in an area that survived one of the toughest cholera pandemics, thanks to Dr. John Snow.

  • Rolling Stones or Jimi Hendrix will accompany us on this adventure in the heart of London, through the streets of the famous Carnaby Street, a symbol of the 70s .

  • We will finish in the temple that launched the acclaimed Beatles to fame: The Palladium Theatre, very close to Oxford Circus , where we will put the icing on the cake of our Tour.

If you dare, we can working OUT !!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    2 Swiss Ct, London W1D 6BY, UK
    2 Swiss Ct, London W1D 6BY, UK
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    Under the Swiss coats of arms, near the portrait artists. Between the M&Ms and Lego store on Leicester Street. I carry a red umbrella.

  • 1
    Outside visit
  • 2
    Outside visit
    St Anne's Church
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Be At One
  • 4
    Outside visit
    International Festival of Erotica
  • 5
    Outside visit
    BOX Club
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Sounds of the Universe
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Santa Ana Recording Studios
  • 8
    Outside visit
    John Snow Water Pump
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Bag Of Nails
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Carnaby Street
  • 11
    Outside visit
    The London Palladium

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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JOSE 24 Sep 2023
Talavera de la Reina

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Excelente tour. Animación e información
Angel 23 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Santi es divertido y muy entusiasta. Hace el tour muy interactivo y divertido.
Laura 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in group - Sep 2023
Santiago es impresionante. Fue uno de los mejores tours que he hecho. La forma que tiene de mantenernos siempre atentos es impresionante.
Eliana 22 Sep 2023
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
Un genio Santiago, le pone toda la onda, es super divertido y dinamoco el recorrido y con mucha información! Más que recomendable!!
Pablo 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled alone - Sep 2023
Sin duda ha sido un tour espectacular y sorprendente. Muy lejos de los aburridos tour en que te sueltan el rollo sin más. Santiago hace que el tour sea ameno, sorprendente e interactivo. Al final te sientes como en un grupo de amigos descubriendo el Londres "clandestino" tan interesante. Muy recomendable!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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