Welcome to the grandest part of London, where you can enjoy the sights and tastes of the West End and discover some of its hidden historical gems. In the company of Rupert Holliday Evans you can really experience first-hand this vibrant area, alongside some fascinating archive material.
Be dazzled by the glittering array of shops and vibrant restaurants in Chinatown, with its effervescence and tangible atmosphere.
Soho is a magnet for the disreputable and the diverse, and it's where you'll find history threaded with a seediness that still attracts notoriety to this day.
Stop off at one of the restaurant, bars, cafes or clubs in Old Compton Street (named after Henry Compton, the saintly Bishop of London) before visiting Soho Square - synonymous with Thomas de Quincey and opium-taking in the 19th century.
Head to Frith Street and the homes of Mozart, television and Ronnie Scott's legendary jazz club. And then imagine the Marquee still standing in Wardour Street - the birthplace of British rock music
Don't miss Shelley's house in Poland Street before stopping off at the London Palladium, where you can picture all the greatest showbiz stars that have performed there. Perhaps do a little shopping in Liberty - one of London's leading emporiums.
Partake in some more retail therapy in Regent Street then leave the shopaholics behind and witness the glitzy heartbeat of London's West End in Piccadilly Circus.
Soak up the atmosphere in Piccadilly - one of London's most legendary streets before taking some time out at St James's Church, where William Blake was baptised.
Then finally, don't miss the Royal Academy of Arts followed by the ultimate luxury: tea at the Ritz.