If you are a fan of pop culture, a fan of music, literature, and theater, you must add a trip to Soho on your London agenda. Soho is culturally and historically significant – boosting claims of poignant moments in music history and political history.
In fact, there is so much to see and discover in Soho that it is best to see it through the eyes of a guide so you do not miss anything. For instance, the walking tours London hosts in this area are not only educational, they are also fun!
The History of Soho’s Sex Industry
The free Soho walking tour includes learning about the history of the sex industry in this area. If you are more interested in learning the lewd history of prostitution in London, this tour will take you through the areas where it prevailed leaving you wondering about the people who were once involved in this world of strip clubs, peep shows, and commercial sex.
Rock and Roll Legends Were Made Here
Fans of rock and roll come to Soho every year in hopes of seeing where it all started. According to pop culture, Soho is where “beatlemania” began with the Beatles performing their first concert at the Paladium Theatre. Tourists will also learn about Soho’s role in the careers of Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, and Oasis. You will have the opportunity to walk the streets your idols walked.
Home of Writers
Soho has long been a home for the creative types, such as musicians and writers. For example, Soho was where Karl Marx lived in the 1800’s and wrote the Communist Manifesto with Friedrich Engles. You’ll get to see where he lived and learn the political history of Soho at this time.
Don’t head to London without including a stop in fascinating Soho!