Soho
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The area
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 4 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk
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The Oracle
London, UK22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Soho
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Soho at Night
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Soho is a neighbourhood of a few hundred square yards in the Centre of London in the United Kingdom. In the sixties and seventies it played host to many strip clubs, illegal drinking bars and late night gambling dens.

To the north of Soho is Oxford Street the busiest shopping street in London. To the South is China Town and Trafalgar Square.

Soho is now a very trendy area full of restaurants, lively bars, clubs, and galeries and a centre for film editing and CGI.

If you are visiting London Soho at night can be very exciting and enjoyable.

Nearest underground stations are Oxford Circus, Piccadilly or Leicester Square.
Written January 14, 2020
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teejayy_xx
Sydney, Australia541 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Couples
Soho is located nearby Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street and Chinatown. You can easily get to Soho by one of the many underground stations. Soho has a quirky and cool vibe with many restaurants, pubs, nightclubs and theatres located here. Soho has a different feel at night when it is lit up and is cranking with people compared to during the day. There are so many places to choose from to eat in Soho.
Written October 4, 2021
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Stanley S
Winter Garden, FL529 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It has grown now to a size where it is hard to discern where Soho stops and Covent Garden begins. You can probably tell by the number of tourists (many more in Covent) or daytrippers. It also is bordering on Piccadilly which is junk food and junk shops. So many restaurants here and as I stated in my review from 2019, it bears no resemblance to my Soho (Manhattan). It is a nice stroll as the restaurant and shop offerings are intriguing. We found most of our meals in this area both last visit and this. There are so many small and niche' restaurants in the area that it is easy to find something for everyone. It is busy but not nearly as crowded and obtrusive as Covent. It is easy to get turned around here so make sure your phone has GPS on or directions so you can mange the area;otherwise you could be wandering for hours. Maybe that isn't a bad thing.
Written May 18, 2023
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, CA5,198 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
The Soho district is wonderful. It is filled with eclectic and delicious restaurants! The streets are picturesque and are filled with lovely small shops. It is a lively area and also has a bit of entertainment and nightlife. The prices are also more reasonable in this area.

I stayed here for ten nights in May. It always felt safe - day and night. I can recommend the Z Hotel on Polock for one person - good value, clean, very small, modern, quiet, and perfect location. It is the best central location for exploring London. I walked almost everywhere from this starting point.

Great to visit - a must.
Written July 20, 2023
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Daniel Eric Matthews
London, UK104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
You'd think it would be easy to write a review about a place like this, but I come here almost everyday. What can I say that hasn't already been said and the fact that I find something new every time as well. Such a fantastic part London, filled with everything, cafes, bars, restaurants, clubs, shops. Amazing music venues and so much to see. This is such a unique and brilliant part of London. I find myself in and around Soho with work, meetings, events, meals out and sometimes just passing through on my way home. It's an incredible place.
Written March 13, 2022
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Alfredo R
Olhao, Portugal151 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Friends
Soho is one of these places that has something for everyone, every taste. From bars to restaurants to big clubs or shops, or just musical theatres and nice venues to walk around.
The nightlife is stunning (and expensive) but worth to go. What happens in Soho, stays in Soho ;)
Written March 10, 2022
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lorneg459
Calgary, Canada33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Very busy part of London. TONS of shops and places to eat. At night it reminded me of Vegas (crowded without the lights). Great old theatres. For such a busy tourist area I felt very safe.
Written March 6, 2020
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Nasreen O
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
I Entered the spa and was assisted by grumpy Noxi. I requested Prudence for a classic manicure. She was ready to book me in. Prudence just started a client now at 11:30 am. Noxi said she will be finished in 45 minutes. I said that was fine and will return by 12:00. She refused and said that I had to sit inside Soho. I have to waste 45 minutes of my time - time is money! Then I was seated and said to move REGULAR CLIENT- really is this the service Soho gives.
Written July 30, 2023
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK2,961 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Soho used to be quite a seedy area but now is very trendy.

There are lots of cool shops and cafes as well as restaurants to check out. You will be best suited to do this on foot as there are lots of small streets and some narrow pavements.

Definitely worth taking a wander through.
Written July 4, 2020
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Janka K
Brno, Czech Republic8,174 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This place look like a shopping place for young people. I liked the options for eating and also enjoyed the spirit of the quarter with its buildings and atmosphere.
Count with the fact that it's insanely crowded, especially Carnaby street, I would say.
Written December 11, 2022
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