London Soho, Theatreland and Chinatown Audio Tour

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London Soho, Theatreland and Chinatown Audio Tour

Soho is the colourful and cosmopolitan heart of London! The home of Carnaby Street in the swinging sixties, sex and sleaze in the 70’s, and the media and cafe society of the 90’s. All of these scenes have been played out amongst the Georgian squares and Victorian architecture of this initially aristocratic suburb.

Before learning more about the tour, the audio guide is available for streaming or to download on AmazoniTunesGoogle Play MusicSpotify. Click on the audio page of your choice, and listen to a preview there.

Our walk explores the many faces of this most vibrant and colourful of London’s villages. We walk the streets that were home to Canaletto, Casanova and Karl Marx, learn more about the Jazz Clubs and Strip Joints, and find out the secrets of a French Michelin starred restaurant in Greek Street as well as the exotic culinary delights of Chinatown. Before the end of our walk we will have seen new modern sculpture in Golden Square as well as possibly London’s most famous Statue in Piccadilly. All this, and the heart of London’s Theatreland too.

Our Route passes these stops: Oxford Circus, The London Palladium, Libertys, Carnaby Street, Golden Square, Broadwick Street Pump, House of Karl Marx, Soho Square, Greek Street, Chinatown, Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square. The distance is approx 3 miles (4KM). The full audio walk lasts for 75 minutes and usually takes us around 2.5 hours when we do it.

Best time to go: Anytime although if you do this walk in the afternoon you will have the benefit of being able to take in some retail therapy in the unusual shops and boutiques around Carnaby Street, and be well placed to visit some of the bars and restaurants to be found all over Soho after your walk. Should you wish to combine the walk with a visit to the theatre, then this can be planned around either an evening performance or matinee.

The tour starts at Oxford Circus Tube Station. Track one of the audio will give you full instructions.
01 Soho Intro,W1F 7TP18 Argyll St, London, W1F 7TP
02 Soho Orientation,W1F 7TP18 Argyll St, London, W1F 7TP
03 Directions to Palladium,W1F 7TP18 Argyll St, London, W1F 7TP
04 London Palladium,W1V 1AD,Argyll St, London, W1V 1AD
06 Liberty’s,W1V 1AD,Argyll St, London, W1V 1AD
07 Directions to Carnaby St,W1V 1AD,Argyll St, London, W1V 1AD
08 Carnaby St,Carnaby St, London W1
09 To Golden Square,Carnaby St, London W1
10 Golden Square,W1F 9DJ,Golden Square, London W1F 9DJ
11 To Canaletto,W1F 9DJ,Golden Square, London W1F 9DJ
12 Canaletto, W1F 9SB41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB
13 To Broadwick St, W1F 9SB41 Beak Street, London W1F 9SB
14 John Snow,W1F 9QP39, Broadwick St, London, W1F 9QP
15 To Seedy Soho,W1F 9QP39, Broadwick St, London, W1F 9QP
16 Seedy Soho,Peter Street, London W1F
17 To Meard St,Peter Street, London W1F
18 Meard St to Dean St,W1F 0EG,Meard St, London W1F 0EG
19 To Karl Marx,W1F 0EG,Meard St, London W1F 0EG
20 Karl Marx,W1D 3LL26-29 Dean Street, London, W1D 3LL
21 To Soho Square,W1D 3LL26-29 Dean Street, London, W1D 3LL
22 Soho Square,Soho Square, London W1D
23 To Greek St,Soho Square, London W1D
24 House of St Barnabas,W1D 4NQ1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ
25 Greek St,W1D 4NQ1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ
26 Old Compton St,W1D 4HS,Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS
27 To Ronnie Scotts,W1D 4HS,Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4HS
28 Ronnie Scotts,W1D 4HT47 Frith Street London W1D 4HT
29 To French House,W1D 4HT48 Frith Street London W1D 4HT
30 French House,W1D 5BE49, Dean St, London, W1D 5BE
31 To China Town,W1D 5BE49, Dean St, London, W1D 5BE
32 Chinatown, W1D 5QG44 Gerrard St, London, W1D 5QG
33 To Shaftesbury Ave, W1D 5QG44 Gerrard St, London, W1D 5QG
34 Theatre History,W1V 8BA,Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK  W1V 8BA
35 Shaftesbury Ave and its Theatres,W1V 8BA,Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK  W1V 8BA
36 To Piccadilly Circus,W1V 8BA,Shaftesbury Avenue, London, UK  W1V 8BA
37 Picadilly Circus,SW1Y 4XA,Piccadilly Circus, London SW1Y 4XA
38 To Prince of Wales Theatre,SW1Y 4XA,Piccadilly Circus, London SW1Y 4XA
39 Prince of Wales Theatre,W1D 6AS31 Coventry Street, London W1D 6AS
40 To Leicester Square,W1D 6AS31 Coventry Street, London W1D 6AS
41 Leicester Square,WC2H 7GY,Leicester Square London WC2H 7GY
42 Goodbye and final directions,WC2H 7GY,Leicester Square London WC2H 7GY

October 1st, 2014|