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Soho House

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Heritage Week Rooftop Tour September 2019

A facinating tour of the house and rooftop. As our guide said, leafless trees would probable... read more

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Thoroughly Recommend Rooftop Tour

This is a brilliant tour - the guides are so knowledgeable, it much more than a tour of the house... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Soho House was the elegant home of the industrialist and entrepreneur Matthew Boulton from 1766 to 1809. The house has been beautifully restored and reflects the fashions and tastes of the late Georgian period. There’s also the chance to see some of...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
5 Soho Avenue | Handsworth, Birmingham B18 5LB, England
+44 121 348 8150
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A facinating tour of the house and rooftop. As our guide said, leafless trees would probable enhance the views from the rooftop. We learnt a lot about the structure and furnishing of the house and about Matthew Boulton, his family and colleagues. Well worth a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a brilliant tour - the guides are so knowledgeable, it much more than a tour of the house, although this is of interest in itself. The guides bring to life the excitement and advanced thinking of the 'Lunar' society. You leave wanting more!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Soho House with my sister and we both thoroughly enjoyed it. The guides were knowledgeable and friendly- as were all staff. Definitely recommend a visit here.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Moira G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the rooftop tour and had a wonderful couple of hours exploring the house with a knowledgeable guide before finishing on the roof to enjoy the superb views.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Steve C
Reviewed August 8, 2019

always wanted to go here so got here in the end the vist was ok the house is smaller then in the photos u see enjoyed the vist but alot of rooms closed off really wanted the go in the cellers but hey they was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Lee F
CameronA429, Manager at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2019

Hi Lee, Thank you for your response. Are you able to provide a bit more information about your tour such as what date you visited and what rooms were unavailable? All of our rooms are generally open, and the cellars is a key part of...More

Reviewed August 6, 2019

I visited on Sunday the 4th August 2019, first tour of the day only small group of four adults and two children. The guide was excellent, very knowledgeable and a very interesting person to listen too. I really enjoyed the tour which lasted approx. 90...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 1, 2019 via mobile

Following a trip to the Black Eagle we walked the short distance to here. The gateposts seem original and the house looks rather impressive. We went into the visitor centre which is free of charge and asked some questions. The staff are helpful and can...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank PaulB27August
Reviewed July 25, 2019

There were only 4 on the tour and we had two guides who were so knowledgeable! Fantastically good value touted whole house and everything explained to the ultimate detail. Very enjoyable garden v small though and slightly disappointing. We went from new street on the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank jane_m_kelleher
CameronA429, Manager at Soho House, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, and we are glad you enjoyed your time at Soho House.

Reviewed July 20, 2019

First I must apologise as I have forgotten our guides name, we visited on Thursday 18 July 2019 on the first tour of the day. My sister and I traveled from Stourbridge for the tour and found it very informative and the tour guide bought...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank jean2807
Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

The guided tour by Gillian was fascinating covering lots of historical engineering and science facts and treasures along with the story of the family, Lunar Society, and Birmingham in general. I especially enjoyed the sidereal clock, Watt photocopier, various blue john items, and learning about...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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May 21, 2016|
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Response from Andrew L |
Hi yes we are open Spring Bank Holiday 11am-3pm guided tours are 11.30, 12,30 and 2pm Hope to see you there.
David R
March 10, 2016|
Response from Andrew L |
The closest station is the tram stop St. Paul's from Snow Hill Station. There are two buses from Birmingham that stop very close almost outside the museum no.s 74 and 75
Samantha K
July 24, 2015|
Response from Dave H |
Yes you can