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!

Tours & Tickets

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International Food Tour of Soho in London

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 28 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

From USD $103.19

Chef-Led Foodies Walking Tour of Soho in London

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $89.92

London Rock Music Bohemian Soho and North London Small Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

From USD $51.59

London Soho Walking Tour

Location: London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $17.69

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