Music, murder & the birth of Bohemia
Soho is unofficially bordered by Coventry Street in the south, Oxford Street in the north, Charing Cross Road to the east and Regent Street to the west; these famous streets surrounding what some call the "un-square" i.e. cool mile and are the source of the legendary stories we tell on our other Soho walks. But the streets on the edges of Soho also have some fascinating tales to tell - and Barrie your guide is just the man to tell them to you.
From the remarkable music history of Denmark Street (aka Tin Pan Alley) in the east to the world famous music venues and clubs to the north along Oxford Street. We then move even further north to what the ever resourceful local estate agents are calling Noho but is of course much better known as Fitzrovia where bohemian London flourished from the early 1920s.
You will also hear stories of an unsolved murder, how a 15th century Indian sect came to be an accepted part of the London scene (with help from a Beatle). And how a piece of footwear changed the fashion world (with the help of all The Beatles).
Our walk which lasts around two hours, costs £10, payable on the day, will be illustrated by historic photographs and music of the time. It starts outside the Palace Theatre on Cambridge Circus and ends outside Warren Street station. The full details will be sent to you a few days before the walk.
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Private groups and dates can be arranged; rates on request