Highclass/Lowlifes’ tour

Walking Tour of Mayfair & Soho

  • Location
    Start: Café Nero, Stratton Street, near Green Park tube station.
    Finish: We will end the tour at a pub near Soho Square, London W1
  • Date
     Thursday 9 June 2016
  • Time
    6.30pm. Length of tour: Approx. 2 hours

This is a journey through the classes from high society to the gritty underworld; this tour incorporates the clubs of Mayfair/St James and the gangs of Soho. See why Mayfair became the best address in town with its leafy streets, beautiful houses and elegant streets. We will visit Shepherd Market, a Bohemian area of quaint streets before heading off to see the grand areas where the super wealthy built their homes after the Great Fire of London.

Behind the grandeur are little alleyways and mews where servants would have worked and socialized – hence this is where you will find the pubs.  After a secret park notorious for spies, we will head off across the ‘social divide’ of Regent Street and into notorious Soho where the dark alleys and old streets attracted immigrants from over the world as well as disease and pestilence! The difference between the two areas is immediately noticeable. The streets get smaller and busier as we delve into this square mile of pleasure!

Full details on where to meet and where we finish the tour will be included in the booking confirmation.

Please book in advance by emailing Emma. Cost: £12 pp.