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Soho, Piccadilly Circus & Chinatown

Guided tour of Soho, Piccadilly Circus and Chinatown. This tour has no upfront costs and operates on a pay-what-you-like basis.

Never quiet, always fun, and attracting a wide mix of people from all over the world, Soho’s atmosphere and history make it a must for any tourist (or locals!) visiting London.  

See the spot where the eradication of cholera began, where the Huguenots buried their dead, where Henry VIII built a royal park and be led along the avenues described in the 18th century as “a notorious place of ill-fame!”

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London Soho and Piccadilly Tour

It's where Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin got their start, it's home to over 80 Chinese restaurants, and it's where some of the first electric billboards in the country were erected to the wonder of all who saw them!  Combining the best nightlife in London, amazing food, and a diverse array of live entertainment, Soho consistently offers a good time – no matter what your interests!  If you’ve ever wondered – we’ve got the answers.

So join Free Tours by Foot as we take a minute to relax in Soho Square, browse the windows of countless off-beat shops, and tread in the footsteps of some of the biggest names to ever come through London.

You'll meet your guide under the famous lights and vibrant signs of the iconic Piccadilly Circus. Then, we will wander down alleyways and cobbled streets, passing by the old stomping grounds of people such as the dashingly amorous Cassanova, the brilliant and bizarre Amadeus Mozart, the revolutionary Karl Marx, and the record-breaking Beatles. Your walk will finish in London's Chinatown - the second iteration of a Chinatown in our city, and a perfect place to grab a bite to eat!

What we cover on the Soho, Piccadilly, and Chinatown Tour:

  • Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll
  • Golden Square
  • Soho Market
  • Carnaby Street
  • Chinatown
  • Piccadilly Circus and the Statue of Eros
  • Recording studios of David Bowie and Paul McCartney
  • The exact spot where Beatle-mania began!

You might also be interested in reading up on our self-guided Soho, Piccadilly, and Chinatown Food Tour or the self-guide Piccadilly and St. James Walk.

Tour information

Reservations: REQUIRED. Click here to reserve.  Groups of 6 or more must visit our groups page first.

Where: Meet your guide outside Boots the Chemist, underneath the famous neon lights and signs (MAP).  If you are coming by London Underground, take EXIT 1 from Piccadilly Circus Station.

The tour ends near Leicester Square.

Duration: Approximately 2 hours.

When: View our full Calendar

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone's budget.

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