Leicester Square underground station, London (exit 1, by Wyndham's Theatre)
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|Sunday||Weekly||7 pm||9.30 pm||Winter Summer|
Short read: Phwoar! Secret Soho.
Long read: Okay, it’s not as risque as it sounds. Though there’s certainly some very tasty historical naughtiness: Casanova cruised these parts, for example. And, yes, it is London’s, er, hoary old red light district. But what’s really to the point is that this colourful and cosmopolitan Never-Never Land is London’s hottest – and coolest – social melting pot. Life in Soho has all the phosphorescence of comets’ tails.
It’s a place of bewitching contrasts. Homely village and red-light district; workplace and playground; Chinatown and Theatreland; a paradise for gourmands and the haunt of artists, con-artists, artistes and artisans. Today it’s a by-word for style; in the 60s it was the cradle of British pop music; a century ago it was the worst slum in town; earlier still, the hub of aristocratic life. There’s no place like it. Anything else? Yes, this is a pub walk and food is available. Guided by Peter or Richard III
Secret Soho & Its Pubs takes place at 7 pm every Sunday evening. Meet Peter or Richard III just outside exit 1 of Leicester SquareTube. N.B. the walk ends at Cambridge Circus, very near Leicester Square Tube, Tottenham Court RoadTube, and Piccadilly Circus Tube stations.
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If you can’t make one of the regularly scheduled, just-turn-up, public Secret Soho walks do think about booking one as a private tour. If you go private you can have the Secret Soho & Its Pubs Walk – or any other London Walk – on a day and at a time that suits your convenience. We’ll tailor it to your requirements. And – always with private London Walks and tours – we go to great lengths to make sure the guide-walker(s) “fit” is well-nigh perfect. Ring Fiona or Noel or Mary on 020 7624 3978 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll set it up and make it happen for you. A private London Walk – they’re good value for an individual or couple and sensational value for a group – makes an ideal group or educational or birthday party or office (team-building) or club outing.
A private London Walk makes a fab present – be it a birthday or anniversary or get-to-know-your-new neighbourhood gift or Christmas present or whatever. Merchandise schmerchandise (gift wrapped or not) – but giving someone an experience, now that’s special. Memories make us rich.
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