The Soho area of London is famous for its restaurants and bars and is now home to many new media organisations.
It is a great place to find live entertainment, interesting food and pulsing nightlife. Browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Square, or treat yourself to a West End show, a meal and a delicious cocktail.
Soho is also known for its risqué vibe. This is where you'll find many of London's sex shops, burlesque shows and gay and lesbian bars.
Travel to Soho
Soho is situated in the heart of London's West End. The area covers roughly one square mile (2.6 square kilometres), so it's easy to explore on foot. Soho is bordered by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Leicester Square and the Charing Cross Road.
Travelling to Soho is easy. Catch a London bus, or get the London underground. London tube stations near Soho include Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road and Leicester Square.
Enjoy a wander round the National Gallery, an art museum in Trafalgar Square in the City of Westminster. Founded in 1824, it houses a myriad collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900, altarpieces to the Impressionists. It is open daily and you can enjoy a daily guided tour on (Monday to Friday). It houses The Espresso Bar, as well as The National Dining Rooms which offers stunning views across Trafalgar Square and boasts a menu that showcases the best of British produce.
Nearby Fitzrovia is a diverse residential area where grand 18th and 19th century apartments abound. Well situated for the West End theatres, Fitzrovia has many hotels, galleries and old-school pubs. Charlotte Street is lined with lively bistros and cafes and many of the quiet streets are now home to new media, advertising and architectural companies as well as a number of art galleries. The iconic BT Tower is in the centre of the neighbourhood and dominates the skyline.