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20in20 for the MS Trust: A Foodie & Bar Themed History Tour
Thu 25 May 2017, 22:00 – 23:30 BST
Discover Soho's food and drink heritage together with its hidden cocktail bar scene on this walk with City of Westminster Guide Joanna Moncrieff.
Hear how Soho’s colourful history has made it what it is today - a place with a vibrant night life and myriad food and drink emporiums. Hear about the raucous parties that took place in the 1700s and also the shenanigans in the private drinking clubs of more recent times.
Soho is still a great place to visit and some of London’s best speakeasy type cocktail bars can be found in the area (that is if you know where to look). Many of these bars have no discernible entrance; a door that looks like it needs a coat of paint, an entrance to a block of flats - all is not what it seems!
The walk starts outside a pub in Lisle Street close to Leicester Square tube (see picture above) and will last approximately 90 minutes. We will finish in Carnaby Street (halfway between Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus tubes) within sight of a couple of bars for a late-night tipple.
Find out more about Joanna’s mostly food and drink themed walks here http://westminsterwalks.london