SoHo, often known as Soho, is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City. Since the twentieth century, it has been home to several artists’ lofts and art galleries, as well as a diverse range of shops ranging from trendy upmarket boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. The history of the neighborhood is a model of inner-city regeneration and gentrification, involving economical, cultural, political, and architectural changes.

Chester Rapkin, an urban planner and author of The South Houston Industrial Area study, often known as the “Rapkin Report,” originated the term “SoHo” in 1962 to refer to the area “South of Houston Street.”

The name is also reminiscent of Soho, a district in London’s West End.

The SoHo–Cast Iron Historic District, which was designated by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973, was enlarged in 2010, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and named a National Historic Landmark in 1978, encompasses almost all of SoHo.

It is composed of 26 blocks and around 500 buildings, many of which include cast-iron architectural elements.

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Discover New York City on a Free Tour!

World Free Tours wants to help travelers like you get the most out of New York City. We believe that the Free Walking Tour of New York is a great option to experience the city not only because it is informative, but also entertaining, and budget-friendly!

No need to pay any fees upfront. Instead, you can join the tour simply by making an online reservation, and if you enjoy the tour, you may tip the guide at the end.

You set the price!


Free Tour of New York 🇺🇸

Explore the Big Apple on foot with a local tour guide!

You’ll get to see all the best spots, from the Charging Bull of Wall Street and the New York Stock Exchange to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, with stunning panoramic views of the Statue of Liberty.

Experience New York City your way and book the Free Walking Tour of New York City!

Tour Information

Price: Free
Language: English 🇬🇧
Starting point: See Map
Duration: 2.5 hours
Covid-19 measures: Our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations.


What will I see during the tour?
National September 11 Memorial & Museum
Charging Bull of Wall Street
Brooklyn Bridge
Empire State Building
Statue of Liberty
World Trade Center
New York Stock Exchange
– Broadway
– Battery Park
– National Museum of the American Indian
– Local food
– and more!

How much should I tip?
If you enjoyed the experience, at the end of the tour you may tip your guide according to your budget and level of satisfaction.

How do I find the guide?
The guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point. Try to arrive 5-10 minutes before the starting time as it may not be possible to meet the guide after the tour has already started.

Do I need to print my reservation?
No. Just bring your booking confirmation e-mail on your smartphone!

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