We love Soho and eating and drinking, so what could be better than a food and drink walking tour of Soho?
We recently joined the Eating London: Twilight Soho Food Tour with a handful of other tourists, to see what Soho had to offer in terms of historical facts and scrumptious food and it didn't fail to deliver!
Historically an old hunting ground ('Soho' was a cry that hunters shouted when they caught a hare), Soho reinvented itself in more modern times as the home of London's thriving theatre scene, the sex trade and some of rock's biggest legends.
It's fair to say that Soho isn't exactly the 'shy and retiring' type. Attracting creatives, bohemians and tourists alike, this buzzing area of London is a must-see destination for anyone visiting London. Being a London local, I found the tour just as interesting as any tourist might, as I learned a wealth of interesting facts, including that there is a defunct WWII bunker under Soho Square, soon to be transformed into a trendy restaurant. We can't wait to see that!
As any food lover in London knows, Soho is also home to a bevy of fabulous restaurants and trendy watering holes, making it a popular area for post-work drinks and late night nibbles any day of the week. During our tour, we visited an eclectic mix of restaurants, bars and food shops, including: La Bodega Negra, The London Gin Club, Enrique Tomas, Pix Bar, Opium and Said Chocolate. At each stop on the tour, we learned about the host venue and its foodie credentials and also enjoyed a small bite to eat and a tipple.
Given the uniqueness of all of the places we visited during the tour, we can't pick a favourite. That being said, don't be surprised if you find us sipping a classic G&T at The London Gin Club or enjoying a smoky tea at Opium...
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