London Walking Tours    with Joanna Moncrieff

Soho – A Foodie History & Cocktail Bar Tour

Discover Soho’s food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this walk.

Discover how Soho’s colourful history has made it what it is today – a place with a vibrant night life and myriad food and drink emporiums. Hear about the raucous parties that took place in the 18th Century and also the shenanigans in the private drinking clubs of more recent times.

Soho is still a great place to visit and some of London’s best speakeasy type cocktail bars can be found in the area (that is if you know where to look). Many of these bars have no discernible entrance; a door that looks like it needs a coat of paint, an entrance to a block of flats – all is not what it seems.

If you so wish you will have a halfway stop in a suitably hidden cocktail bar and finish in Carnaby Street close to a variety of bars including a gin bar where some of the drinks are sold in what look like paint tins.

The walk starts close to Leicester Square tube and finishes halfway between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tubes. It lasts approximately 2.5 hours which includes a halfway 45 minute stop.

 TripAdvisor review for this walk:

September 2016: “An informal and relaxed tour of soho food and cocktail bar venues with informative history and a convivial stop in the middle for a cocktail.”

Upcoming public walk:

Saturday 4th November 2017 4pm to 6.30pm

 

CONTACT ME for availability and cost on your choice of date.

 All walks can be adapted to start and finish at a venue of choice in the immediate area.

Please note: due to the nature of this walk it is not suitable for under 18s

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