Guide to Soho in London

If any area within London typifies the essence of the capital better than any other it is probably Soho. For centuries Soho has existed as a hive of activity; nurturing residents, visitors and even the city’s culture with its heady mix of hotels, restaurants, music, bars and nightclubs.

Some of London’s best known landmarks, streets, attractions exist within Soho; with our guide to Soho you can delve in to the most magical part of London.

Important streets like Oxford Street, Regent Street, Wardour Street, Old Compton Street, and Coventry Street all form part of Soho, So do Leicester Square and Chinatown.



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The best nightclubs in London and their location is rather subjective as there are great clubs in different areas of London each with a different vibe. Mayfair tends to have the most exclusive celebrity clubs whilst east London is a little bit cooler.

Soho has some good places too although you won't rub shoulders with high society if you cross over Regent Street.



The main areas in London for the best London clubs are Mayfair and Soho. Shoreditch and East London are becoming increasing popular too.



Oxford Street is located in the borough of Westminster in central London.

Oxford Street can be considered to form part of the districts of Fitzrovia, Soho and Mayfair.



London's China Town is located in central London around Gerrard Street, close to Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.



Oxford Street borders four different districts of London, Soho, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, and Mayfair.


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Aqua Kyoto
Aqua KyotoTop Pick

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (entrance at 30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB), Soho, London, W1B 3BR

A contemporary Japanese restaurant with a stunning rooftop terrace high above Regent Street.Read more

Nightlife Bars Japanese & Sushi Restaurants Argyll Street Soho Eating Restaurants Approved Wedding Venues Regent Street

Busaba Eathai (Wardour Street)
Busaba Eathai (Wardour Street)Top Pick

106 - 110 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TR

Busaba's flagship store has been institutionalized by its tribal following of locals, some of whom choose to sit at...Read more

Restaurants Eating Thai Restaurants Soho Wardour Street

Courthouse Hotel
Courthouse HotelTop Pick

19 - 21 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, London, W1F 7HL

Fantastic location in the heart of the West End, The Courthouse Hotel offers the perfect sanctum from which to...Read more

5 Star Hotels Great Marlborough Street Soho Eating Restaurants Carnaby Street Accommodation Hotels Approved Wedding Venues

Home to: Carnaby Brasserie (at The Courthouse Hotel), Silk (at the Courthouse Hotel), The Bar (at the Courthouse Hotel) and Toy Roof (at the Courthouse Hotel)

Guess (Regent Street)
Guess (Regent Street)Top Pick

160 Regent Street, London, W1B 5SP

Women's wear & accessories & jewelleryRead more

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H&M (Regent Street)
H&M (Regent Street)Top Pick

234 Regent Street, Soho, London, W1B 3BR

The H&M group reaches fashion fans across the globe and has come a long way since the first Hennes store opened...Read more

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Hotel Chocolat (Old Compton Street)
Hotel Chocolat (Old Compton Street)Top Pick

25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JN

Our unique concept Our cafes are a new concept that brings together everything we do under one roof – from cocoa...Read more

Cafes & Coffee Shops Old Compton Street Soho Eating Shopping

Princi
PrinciTop Pick

135 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0UT

Fresh food made with exceptional ingredients and an obsessive attention to detail. Inspired menus for every moment,...Read more

Eating Bakeries Take Away & Delivery Italian Restaurants Soho Wardour Street

TM Lewin
TM LewinTop Pick

126 Regent Street , Soho, London, W1B 5SD

M.Lewin has been providing the business world with shirts, suits and accessories since 1898 With a real passion for...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Soho Men’s Fashion

Toy Room
Toy RoomTop Pick

8-9 Argyll Street, Soho, London, W1F 7TF

Located in the space formerly occupied by Movida in Soho, Toy Room has established itself as one of the top clubs in...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho Argyll Street

 The Argyll Arms
The Argyll Arms

18 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TR

You will find The Argyll Arms in Oxford Circus London within a short stroll of Oxford Circus Tube, Oxford Street and...Read more

Bars Nightlife Pubs Argyll Street Soho Carnaby Street

10 Greek Street
10 Greek Street

10 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DH

10 Greek Street is a bustling, neighbourhood restaurant in the heart of Soho. Featuring a daily changing, seasonal...Read more

Greek Street Soho Eating Restaurants

100 Wardour Street
100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN

Upstairs, our Lounge serves a diverse, all-day menu & is already gaining quite the reputation for its bottomless...Read more

Nightlife Bars Eating Restaurants Soho Wardour Street

68 & Boston
68 & Boston

5 Greek Street, Soho, London, W1D 4DD

Soho's award winning Wine Bar and Cocktail Lounge on Greek Street. Located beside Soho Square in the heart of...Read more

Eating Restaurants Greek Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars

Accessorize (Regent Street)
Accessorize (Regent Street)

254 Regent Street, Soho, London, W1B 3AA

Accesorize is devoted to bringing the most exciting and eclectic products to the high street. With its own in-house...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Soho

Adidas Originals (Soho)
Adidas Originals (Soho)

15 Foubert's Place, Soho, London, W1F 7QB

Adidas AG (German pronunciation: [ˈadiˌdas]) (stylised as adidas since 1949) is a German multinational corporation,...Read more

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Admiral Duncan
Admiral Duncan

54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UB

Welcome to the Admiral Duncan, a triumph of brash fun over basic flirting, this Soho stalwart attracts party-oriented...Read more

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Agent Provocateur (Soho)
Agent Provocateur (Soho)

6 Broadwick Street, Soho, London, W1F 8HL

Looking for tantalising treats for that lucky someone or indulging yourself with well-deserved delicacies? Pop in to...Read more

Shopping Women's Fashion Broadwick Street Soho

Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar
Ain't Nothin But Blues Bar

20 Kingly Street, Carnaby, London, W1B 5PZ

'The Best Blues Bar this side of the Atlantic, probably.Read more

Soho Kingly Street Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Carnaby Street

Aldo (184-188 Oxford Street)
Aldo (184-188 Oxford Street)

184-188 Oxford Street, Soho, London, W1D 1NP

A privately held company, ALDO specializes in high-quality fashion footwear and accessories offering an unparalleled...Read more

Men’s Fashion Women's Fashion Shopping Oxford Street Soho

Amorino (Old Compton Street)
Amorino (Old Compton Street)

41 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HF

Created by two childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino was founded in 2002. The two founders'...Read more

Eating Chocolatiers Old Compton Street Soho

Andrew Edmunds Restaurant
Andrew Edmunds Restaurant

46 Lexington Street, Soho, London, W1F 0LP

Established 1986, Andrew Edmunds is considered one of the last bastions of 'old Soho'. This 18thc. town house has,...Read more

British Restaurants Lexington Street Soho Eating Restaurants

Ann Summers (Wardour Street)
Ann Summers (Wardour Street)

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1D 6QB

Ann Summers is a UK-based adult retailer, specialising in sex toys and lingerie, with over 140 high street stores in...Read more

Shopping Soho Wardour Street

Apollo Theatre London
Apollo Theatre London

31 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London, W1D 7EZ

After first opening its doors February 1901, the Apollo Theatre has since become an inspiring destination for London...Read more

Sightseeing Theatres Explore Shaftesbury Avenue Soho

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Areas & Streets Near Soho

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The Photographers' Gallery
The Photographers' Gallery

The Photographers' Gallery, 16-18 Ramillies Street, London, W1F 7LW

0.14km

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Shadow Lounge
Shadow Lounge

5 Brewer Street, London, W1F 0RF

0.15km

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O2 (134 Oxford Street)
O2 (134 Oxford Street)

134 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1LU

0.16km

Telefónica UK Limited (trading as O2 – stylised as O2) is a telecommunications services provider in the United...Read more

Shopping Working Oxford Street Fitzrovia Mobile Phone Shops

Sports World
Sports World

Oxford Street 150/154, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1ND

0.17km

The Group commenced trading as a single store in Maidenhead, founded by Mike Ashley in 1982. We have now expanded to...Read more

Shopping Oxford Street Fitzrovia Men’s Fashion Sporting Goods Shops Shoe Shops

Kipling (Regent Street)
Kipling (Regent Street)

205 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4PE

0.17km

Kipling's 700-square-foot store on Regent Street, London, which opened in October 2005, features the complete Kipling...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Shoryu
Shoryu

9 Regent Street, London, W1B 4JD

0.17km

From the team behind Japan Centre, Shoryu Ramen launched in November 2012 and has been recommended in the Michelin...Read more

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Hackett (Regent Street)
Hackett (Regent Street)

193-197 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4LY

0.17km

When customers ask me how old Hackett is, they are always surprised, believing that it was started by my Father or...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Mayfair Men’s Fashion

Desigual
Desigual

218 Regent Street, London, W1B 5TR

0.18km

Desigual is already something of a household name in Europe and its logo is a familiar sight. Positive attitude,...Read more

Shopping Regent Street

Claire's (Oxford Street)
Claire's (Oxford Street)

108 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1LR

0.18km

We are one of the world’s leading specialty retailers of fashionable jewelry and accessories for young women, teens,...Read more

Shopping Oxford Street Fitzrovia Women's Fashion Apparel & Accessories Shops

Ann Summers (Oxford Street)
Ann Summers (Oxford Street)

104-106 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1LP

0.18km

Ann Summers is a UK-based adult retailer, specialising in sex toys and lingerie, with over 140 high street stores in...Read more

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Church's (Regent Street)
Church's (Regent Street)

201 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4NA

0.18km

Church's, the high-end English footwear brand part of PRADA Group, was founded in 1873 by Thomas Church and his three...Read more

Shopping Men’s Fashion Women's Fashion Regent Street Explore Mayfair

100 Club
100 Club

100 Oxford Street, Fiztrovia, London, W1D 1LL

0.18km

The 100 Club is one of the most celebrated live music venue in Europe and one of the most famous in the world. ...Read more

Nightlife Pubs Fitzrovia Oxford Street Live Music Venues

Bose (Regent Street)
Bose (Regent Street)

185-191 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4JP

0.19km

Visit the Bose Regent Street Store and experience the entire consumer Bose product range with many products available...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Berners Street)
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (Berners Street)

3 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3LD

0.19km

Back in 2001, three Kiwi guys including world-renowned chef Peter Gordon set up the first Gourmet Burger Kitchen in...Read more

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Crabtree & Evelyn (Mayfair)
Crabtree & Evelyn (Mayfair)

151 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4JD

0.19km

Crabtree & Evelyn captures the essence of English style with beautiful gifts and everyday fragrant luxuries for...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Clarks (Regent Street)
Clarks (Regent Street)

203 Regent Street , Mayfair, London, W1B 4NB

0.19km

Our story began almost 200 years ago when Cyrus and James Clark made a slipper from sheepskin off-cuts. At the time...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

LOccitane en Provence
LOccitane en Provence

149 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4JD

0.19km

L'Occitane en Provence and commonly known as L'Occitane, is an international retailer of body, face, fragrances and...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Getty Images Gallery
Getty Images Gallery

46 Eastcastle Street, London, W1W 8DX

0.2km

Bringing you closer to this extraordinary photographic resource, the Gallery offers beautiful, affordable photographs...Read more

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Patara Fine Thai Restaurant (Berners Street)
Patara Fine Thai Restaurant (Berners Street)

5a Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3LF

0.2km

Patara Fine Thai Cuisine is an up-scale dining concept serving a contemporary Thai cuisine, maintaining the authentic...Read more

Berners Street Fitzrovia Restaurants Eating Thai Restaurants

H&M (Oxford Street - East)
H&M (Oxford Street - East)

174-176 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1NX

0.2km

H&M offers fashion and quality at competitive prices with a broad and varied selection for women, men, teens and...Read more

Shopping Men’s Fashion Women's Fashion Oxford Street Fitzrovia

Swarovski (Regent Street)
Swarovski (Regent Street)

137-139 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4JA

0.2km

London is a city that extols diversity – a metropolis where Swarovski crystal expresses it's many facets.Swarovski...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Hoss Intropia
Hoss Intropia

211 - 213 Regent Street, London, W1B 4NF

0.2km

Cult Spanish label Hoss Intropia was founded in 1994 by, ex-designer to the National Ballet of Spain, Paloma...Read more

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Godiva
Godiva

141 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4JA

0.2km

Eating Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair

Yalla Yalla (Fitzrovia)
Yalla Yalla (Fitzrovia)

12 Winsley Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8HQ

0.2km

The first Yalla Yalla, in Green’s Court, Soho, was opened in late 2008 by chef Jad Youssef and his partner Aga Ilska....Read more

Winsley Street Fitzrovia Eating Restaurants