French connections in Soho
Most of my work is taking private tours that are tailor made to my clients interests but this is a public tour. Anyone can join the group visit. By joining a public tour group you can experience a Blue Badge guided tour for a fraction of the usual fee.
These tours about the French people who lived in London. Who they were, where and what did they do?
Join me on for an afternoon guided tour of Soho. One of our stops is by Maison Bertaux, a fantastic patisserie.
Monsieur Bertaux who started the shop was a Communard, not part of the 1980s pop group but a left wing Parisian. In 1870 France was invaded by the Prussians who besieged Paris. The French government fled to Bordeaux where they signed a pact with the Prussians. Meanwhile in Paris this group were not at all happy with the deal and set up their own government.
The National Guard were sent in to put down the rebellion and after a week of bloodshed the Communards were either killed or fled. many came to Soho in London, including Monsieur Bertaux.
This is an easy walk in this lively area of London.
Starts at 2pm Booking Essential
Sunday September 5th (fully booked) 12th (fully booked) and 26th in English, Sunday September 19th in French
£20 per person, small groups guaranteed, maximum 12 people
I take maximum care during the Covid 19 epidemic to keep you safe by being fully vaccinated, taking a PCR test on the day of your visit and restricting the group size to maintain social distancing