Soho is one of London's most famous areas. Bounded by Charing Cross Road, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Shaftesbury Avenue, it's a close-knit tangle of busy streets with some of London's best cafes (Bar Italia), music venues (Ronnie Scott's), pubs (the French House), shops, nightclubs and history. Once famed as a seedy red-light area, now it's a cultural hub, full of actors, artists, musicians, and the center of London's gay scene.

In summer, people flock to lovely Soho Square to loll on the lawn. In winter, stroll Carnaby Street and famous Liberty department store for fashion, or eat decadent cakes at Princi in Wardour Street. Sit outside Bar Italia and celebrity spot, especially before and after theater shows on the nearby Shaftesbury Avenue.

Practical Info

Buses abound on all these roads. Closest tubes are Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Circus and Piccadilly Circus - effectively one at each corner of Soho!

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International Food Tour of Soho in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Discover London’s diverse culture and cuisine on this 4.5-hour food tour of Soho, one of the oldest and most vibrant districts in the city. Follow a guide ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $103.42

London Food Walking Tour: Mayfair, Soho and Covent Garden

Discover the best of the Great British food scene on a 2.5-hour walking tour of London! With a friendly local guide who knows all of the capital’s best-loved ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $47.73

London Rock Music Bohemian Soho and North London Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Hit the bohemian neighborhoods of London including Soho and Camden Town as you delve into the city's rock 'n' roll past on a this small group London Rock Music ...  Read more

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $51.71

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