London’s High Class Lowlife


  • Explore the magnificent area of Mayfair and learn about the exclusive clubs of the neighbourhood
  • Delve in the backstreets of Soho and hear the historic tales of deprivation
  • Enjoy a private tour with a knowledgeable guide and benefit from the local insight
£270 per group
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What you'll do

Embark on a unique tour of London that digs beneath the surface, and takes you on a journey through London - from the high society of Mayfair to the dark alleyways of Soho.

Meet your guide in Green Park, and begin a two hour adventure around stunning West London, discovering  how the city was once divided into gentrified quarters and lawless back-alleys.

Journey from high society to the gritty underworld as the tour incorporates history, stories and legends of the exclusive clubs of Mayfair/St James and the gangs of Soho.

See why Mayfair became the best address in town with its leafy streets, beautiful houses and elegant streets. Then, we cross the ‘social divide’ of Regent Street into notorious Soho where the dark alleys and old streets attracted raucous revellers, infamous gangs, disease, pestilence,

The tour ends near Soho Square, where you can explore the city further, but look at it in an entirely different light now you know the fascinating history of the area.

What's included


  • Local guide for two hours
Your local host


Emma was formerly a PR specialist working in retail, food and travel industries. She was Head of Press & PR at House of Fraser for 10 years and ran her own PR agency before giving it all up to start her London tour guiding company. Emma studied History at the University of London (UCL & Kings) which has been invaluable for the background to London.

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The tour begins at a cafe in Green Park, which will be specified on your booking voucher. The closest tube station is Green Park, which is served by the Jubilee, Victoria and Picadilly lines.

You will explore the area around Mayfair, Soho, Regent Street, Berkeley Square, Picadilly and Shepherd Market, ending the tour around Soho Square, where your guide will be happy to provide you with recommendations on what to do and where to go next.


Can we have a group larger than 6 people?

Yes, you can add extra people but this costs £25pp.

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