Vintage walk: Soho On The Edges - From Tin Pan Alley To Fitzrovia
Go on a vintage walk with Back In The Days Walks and explore the edges of Soho before the area is redeveloped completely.
The streets on the edges of Soho have some fascinating tales to tell – and Barrie your guide is just the man to tell them to you.
There is the remarkable music history of Denmark Street (aka Tin Pan Alley) in the east and the world famous music venues and clubs to the north along Oxford Street. You then move even further north to an area dubbed Noho in modern estate agent speak, but 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).
Soho On The Edges
Walk time: around two hours
Costs £10, payable on the day
Starting point: outside the Palace Theatre on Cambridge Circus, ends outside Warren Street station
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