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23rd Jun 2012 12:05pm | By Editor
Legend has it that anybody who sniffs out all seven noses in Soho will attain infinite wealth. Find out about the myths surrounding them while learning about the history of the area and those who have frequented it.
Various dates and times
£8 | Meet near Covent Garden Tube
Spend 90 minutes discovering the lesser-known monuments and locations associated with The Bard, his work, and his family and friends with a walk led by a professional actor. Highlights include visiting the exact locations of The Bard’s London homes.
Various dates and times
£9 | Outside Blackfriars Tube
London is one of the greatest shopping destinations on the planet, but if the city’s size and scale leave you overwhelmed, fear not fashionistas! Urban Gentry has developed a walking tour to sate the thirst of even the most serious shopper, sharing industry insiders’ tips on the hottest neighbourhoods, boutiques and one-off shops London has to offer. There’s a selection of tours catering for the specific tastes, style and budget of every shopper, from East End chic to Mayfair luxury. The costis split between five people, so £33 each.
Mon-Sun 10.30am + 1.30pm
£165 | Various
London’s first bicycle tour company was established in 1992 and was so popular, it expanded to boast a bike hire company and repairs shop, too. The team are friendly, fun, relaxed and they know London inside out, making their tours, which take in the city’s greatest sights, fascinating and endlessly entertaining – as well as a great way to burn off a few extra calories.
Daily | 1a Gabriel’s Wharf, SE1 9PP
£19+ | Tube | Southwark
This walk reads like a who’s who of the music hall of fame. Follow the careers of Hendrix, Bowie, The Sex Pistols and many more; pop into the pub where Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood first met and marvel at tales of rock ‘n’ roll decadence. Glimpse the world-famous Marquee Club; visit where The Beatles first played in London; and where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album.
Fri 2pm-4pm | £9
Meet at Tot Court Rd Tube
London is chock-full of buildings, but how much do we actually know about the architecture that surrounds us? From Art Deco and Baroque tours, to Olympic and Skyscraper tours – as well as everything in between – London Architecture Walks highlight the wonders of the city and the stories behind them.
£15 | Various
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