6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
“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 walk with City of Westminster Guide Joanna Moncrieff explores places which would feature in an x-rated history of Soho from the 1700s right up to the present day.
The walk starts in Soho Square opposite the site of 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 and 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.
The meeting point is outside the hut in the middle of Soho Square.
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.18:00 18:00 Europe/London Soho Uncensored Guided Walk A guided walk exploring Soho's seedy side from Georgian times up to the present day. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/03/27/soho-uncensored-guided-walk-167127 Soho Square Gardens (next to the hut),Soho Square,London,