We will follow the steps of great names such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Bowie, Ronnie Scott & Mozart, walk on the famous Carnaby Street, find a hidden recording studio, see where past legendary clubs used to stand and discover some of the current ones. Along the way I will show you some of the area’s other interesting oddities such as one of the hidden “Noses of Soho”, and where to get the best late-night coffee in London!
Discover the secrets of music in Soho, stunning art in the National Gallery and stories of London’s Theatreland in ONE DAY with a bubbly Blue Badge Guide and musician.
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ARTISTIC LONDON* Do you love music, theatre and fine arts? Perhaps you are an artist yourself? Or perhaps you have been to London already and are simply looking for something different? Well then this Artistic Tour of London is the one for you!
As for all my private tours, I will start by meeting you directly at your hotel or other accommodation in the morning, and we will make our way via public transport to Soho, the historic beating heart of musical London. Full of colourful shops and mysterious alleys, it is also one of London’s most vibrant areas.
After all those emotions, we shall stop for a well-deserved lunch**, then walk through Leicester Square down to Trafalgar Square, and I will give you a short tour of the National Gallery. The National Gallery spans over 600 years of art history and has one of the greatest concentration of masterpieces in Europe. Depending on your interest, I will tailor-make a highlights tour of the Gallery, from medieval paintings to the Impressionists via Renaissance and Baroque masters.
Finally, we will have a gentle stroll through Theatreland to Covent Garden. I will tell you tales of Theatre in London (and believe me, there are many!) And show you historic Playhouses, the Actors’ Church and the prestigious Royal Opera House itself.
Depending on the time, we can either finish the tour there in Covent Garden or, if you are still full of energy (I know I will be!), walk across Waterloo Bridge (said to offer the best views of London) and past the National Theatre to finish our day at the Globe Theatre, a beautiful thatched-roof reconstruction of Shakespeare’s 16th century Playhouse! Either end point offers plenty of dining options.
*This is a sample route, I will of course adapt the tour to your own personal needs and interests.
**The cost of lunch is not included in the tour but I can arrange to pre-book a table for the group at a convenient pub or restaurant.
Type: Walking Tour with Public Transport
Exclusives: This tour can be tailored to your specific needs and interests! If you would like to arrange a tour for a larger group, or indeed if you have any questions, please get in touch.
Price: By public transport: From £350 total (up to 10 guests). With a premium chauffeured vehicle: From £700 total (up to 5 guests).
Languages: English / Note that I can also guide in French, for an extra £25/tour (total).
- Music morning tour in Soho
- Hour-long visit of the National Gallery
- Theatre afternoon tour in Covent Garden
- If time: Waterloo Bridge, National Theatre and Globe Theatre