Guide to... Soho

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.

Chinatown Wardour Street Carnaby Street Dean Street Old Compton Street Greek Street Shaftesbury Avenue Frith Street Gerrard Street Brewer Street Poland Street New Oxford Street Charing Cross Road Berwick Street Kingly Street Great Marlborough Street Argyll Street Beak Street James Street Leicester Square

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Umbaba

Closed or Replaced

Umbaba

15-21 Ganton Street, Soho, London, W1F 9BN

Located on London's Ganton Street in Soho, this unique bar and club is inspired by the magic and mystery of the...Read more

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Vegan Hippo

Closed or Replaced

Vegan Hippo

52 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 6DS

Vegan Hippo is a 100% vegan cafe in the heart of Soho, London. Because we love animals, Read more

Eating Restaurants Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurants Rupert Street Soho

View Lounge

Closed or Replaced

View Lounge

1 Leicester Square,, Soho, London, WC2H 7NA

Nightlife Nightclubs Soho

Zenna Bar

Closed or Replaced

Zenna Bar

77 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3SH

Originally London’s first and only Indian themed cocktail bar created in September 2010, Zenna then adapted a ‘fusion...Read more

Dean Street Soho Nightlife Bars Cocktail Bars Indian Restaurants

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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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Museums Tourist Attractions Sightseeing TV, Music & Media Museums

Massimo Dutti (Regent Street)
Massimo Dutti (Regent Street)

156 Regent Street, London, W1B 5LB

0.16km

Massimo Dutti offers sophisticated, elegant and contemporary casual designs using the latest fabrics. Season after...Read more

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

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

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

Shopping Women's Fashion Oxford Street Fitzrovia Tottenham Court Road Adult Shops

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

Take Away & Delivery Berners Street Fitzrovia American Restaurants Restaurants Eating Burger Restaurants

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

Explore Sightseeing Galleries Tourist Attractions Eastcastle Street Eating 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

Adam & Eve
Adam & Eve

77A Wells Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3QQ

0.2km

A sparkling West End gem tucked just out of the harm’s way which is Oxford Street. The Adam and Eve is the perfect...Read more

Eating Restaurants Wells Street British Restaurants Gastro Pubs Fitzrovia

Office (Oxford Street)
Office (Oxford Street)

190 Oxford Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1D 1NR

0.2km

OFFICE is a firm favourite with the fashion-pack. Both the men's and women's ranges encompass the whole style...Read more

Shopping Men’s Fashion Women's Fashion Oxford Street Fitzrovia Baby, Toddler & Children Shops Shoe Shops

Barker Shoes (Mayfair)
Barker Shoes (Mayfair)

215 Regent Street, Mayfair, London, W1B 4NG

0.21km

Barker shoes have been an English tradition for over 135 years. Only the most carefully selected leathers are used...Read more

Shopping Regent Street Explore Mayfair Shoe Shops

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FAQs about Soho in London


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



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 .



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.



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.



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


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Blue Plaques in London

Plaque № 47000 - There was not one straight floor from the foundation to the roof; the ceilings were so fantastically clouded by smoke and dust that old women might have told fortunes in them better than in grouts of tea
Arthur Conan Doyle Blue Plaque - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 1859-1930 creator of Sherlock Holmes lived here 1891-1894
Bernard Delfont Blue Plaque - Lord Delfont  of Stepney  1909-1994  Theatrical Producer and  Impresario
Blue Plaque № 6240 - Site of Weavers' Hall from Medieval Times until 1856 (plaque not yet erected)
Flamingo Club, Georgie Fame, James Brown, Kool & The Gang, And 2 Other - This the former site of the...  1960s Flamingo Club where Georgie Fame recorded Night Train  1970s Whiskey -a-go-go where James Brown and Kool & the Gang played  1980s & 90s The Wag Club In 1984 David Bowie filmed the MTV video Blue Jean here
Charles Wakefield White Plaque - Viscount Wakefield of Hythe who with his wife led Tower Hill restoration and gave this house for good to the church and people MCMXXXVII

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