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Address: London, England
Activities: Shopping, Dining, Nightlife, City walk sightseeing
Description: Popular with foreign residents, this lively London neighborhood is filled...
Popular with foreign residents, this lively London neighborhood is filled with cafes, theaters, nightlife, restaurants and shops lining its tiny streets.
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A great place to wander!

Beautiful women. Great shops! Gorgeous older gay Men....I couldn't ask for anything better. Everyone was friendly, with the exception of only 2 London snobs, who obviously had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Beautiful women. Great shops! Gorgeous older gay Men....I couldn't ask for anything better. Everyone was friendly, with the exception of only 2 London snobs, who obviously had personal problems on their mind. Great record shops! Great pubs. Wonderful outdoor parks and a vibe that I just loved, through and through! I Shopped Carnaby Street shops and picked up some gorgeous... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Soho is steeped in history, culture and great nightlife but it is under threat of gentrification. It is slowly losing its cultural identity and if it does this would be a sad loss.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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463 reviews 463 reviews
299 attraction reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Soho is an area of the City of Westminster and part of London's West End. Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and as a location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s. This area... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Soho got it's reputation for being the area in London near Theatre land with all the restaurants, clubs and bars for after show entertainment. It largely still is. In the bad old days Sex shops, massage venues and strip joints were everywhere but they can't pay the rent anymore and are largely a thing of the past. Thank goodness. Look... More 

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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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458 reviews 458 reviews
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540 helpful votes 540 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

It depends on how you define Soho. If we are talking about the surrounding area of Carnaby street (West Soho), it really is fantastic, especially in the evening-early night. If we are refering to East Soho, to my opinion things are rather different and it may become even scary being there late at night. However, it depends on what you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

Lovely area but keep your wits about you in terms of your valuables tho but apart from that I would highly recommend it to anyone.

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Paris
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291 helpful votes 291 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

when you go out in the center of London, you go to Soho where you find restaurants, cafes, shops, hotels, theaters, etc. It is always very crowded and one can find anything there. But it is not a clean and luxurious area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Nice area to roam about, lots of places to eat and drink and lots of entertainment too! Need a fat wallet though! But most cities are like that ! London however is easy to get around! Apart from those stoodaroubdtaking photos of nothings chatting sh@ton a mobile ! Manners cost nowt x

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Noduwez, Belgium
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is a nice place for several things: lose your head, have a drink, have an eat, meet new people, etc. Everything is possible. However, I would watch out whom you actually meet. Things can get dodgy rather quickly there.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Just walk around in the evening and pick some nice place to have food! Close to all the nightclubs as well!!

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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