A new walk around Soho – not for the faint hearted and definitely over 18s only
“Better a seedy Soho than a tarted up tourist attraction like Covent Garden” so said musician George Melly in 1987
Soho’s seediness isn’t just a 20th century creation though. This new walk with Joanna explores places which would feature in an x-rated history of Soho from the 1700s right up to the present day.
Our walk starts in Soho Square opposite the site of the establishment described as a High Class Magical Brothel only a couple of doors down from the birthplace of a Lord Mayor’s son ostracized for his improper behaviour.
We will also hear about:
- the bizarre story of the Chevalier d’Eon;
- the magazine office which was constantly mistaken for a brothel;
- the unconventional writer whose sex column upset a certain newspaper’s readers;
- the antics of a corrupt MP which caused a famous rock star to flee from a Greek Street restaurant;
- the prostitute and thief held in high esteem by Dr Johnson
On a tamer note we will visit the site of an enormous Christmas dinner given by a Victorian ‘celebrity’ chef and we will hear how suffering from cold feet helped John Logie Baird onto greater things.
Due to the nature of this walk it is not suitable for under 18s.
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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