Free Soho Tour London

2 Hours
2 Hours

Free Soho Tour London

  • Visit the Palladium, where The Beatles had their first ever gig in London and the term “Beatlemania” was coined.
  • Walk through Carnaby Street, the birthplace of the Swinging 1960’s, and the place where the first miniskirt was made.
  • See the Red Lion Pub where Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels were asked to write the Communist Manifesto.
Book Now
Free Soho Tour1
Free Soho Tour2
Free Soho Tour3
Free Soho Tour4
Free Soho Tour5

Tour Features

These are some of the features your tour might include, but please bear in mind that every guide create their unique itinerary to provide the best possible experience.

Tour Calendar

  • English
How many people are coming?
Departures not found
Show me More


Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Latest reviews

It was very interesting tour with very interesting guide James. I enjoyed it very much. Thank you
very knowlagable tour guide and really enjoyable tour
Becky was great, her voice was clear, she puts a lot of passion in what she is doing. Highly recommended
Very good performance
Show me More

Join the Free Soho Tour and come on a journey through London’s most iconic neighborhood. No other location in the world has had as much influence on pop culture as this hectic, mad, and charming enclave in Central London. It was the very heart of London’s seedy underbelly and the temple of Swinging Sixties London. It has been a favorite of musicians, writers, bohemians, and subcultures since the mid-19th century. Sign up for the Soho Free Tour to find out more about this fascinating neighborhood! Most tours will begin near the London Palladium Theater, one of the most famous venues in London, where The Beatles had their first ever London gig. Other iconic acts who have played there include the Rolling Stones, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald.

As you walk its energetic streets, you’ll come across the birthplace of the swinging sixties, Carnaby Street. The cultural and street style epicenter; home to Mods, Punks, Skinheads, and New Romantics. As you stroll down the street, you’ll hear about the likes of The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and the Sex Pistols, and their relevance to Soho. Music is the lifeblood of the area and it has some of the oldest and most emblematic clubs and jazz clubs in the country, such as Ronnie Scotts. The tour will take the group to the Old Red-Light District and cover taboo topics like prostitution and the history of the sex industry. Soho has also long been the heart of London’s LGBTQ+ community. A short walk away is the Admiral Duncan, London’s oldest gay pub.

Soho is always at the vanguard of many cultural and social movements. On this tour you’ll discover the side of Soho that has attracted writers and intellectuals for centuries and visit the Red Lion pub frequented by Karl Marx and Fred Engels. You might have a chance to walk around Chinatown, where you’ll find a host of Chinese restaurants and traditional Chinese stores. Whether you’re interested in hearing more about musicians and celebrities in London, or if you’re a history of politics buff, join the Free Soho Walking Tour and discover a neighborhood where legacies are born. During the tour, do not hesitate to ask your guide as many questions as you wish. And, of course, you’ll come away with a host of recommendations and tips for the rest of your stay.

Guides Leading this Tour

London with a Local Tours

Other Tours in London

See All Tours in London

London Banner Small
Free Tours London
31705 Reviews

Free Tours in Your Language