Discover 50s London at a vintage Soho walk
Travel back in time to the Soho of the Fifties with a Back In The Day Walk. Specialising in London-based guided walks, tour guide Barrie Greene – who was part of the Soho crowd of the early Sixties himself – will take you back to Soho just before the Swinging Sixties.
During the walk, Barrie will tell you about the first jazz clubs and coffee bars, the strip joints and the drinking dens as well as how the various immigrant populations who settled in the area, helped create a truly international mix of music, food and drink as well as creating an atmosphere where even the seedy side of life seemed to enhance the magic of the area.
There’ll be stories of struggling artists, up and coming singers and songwriters and itinerant musicians, as well as the area’s dodgy “entrepreneurs” engaging in some very dubious activities in the famous red light district!
Soho Walk, two hours, £10, book now.
Next walk: 24 May