Soho area guide

Discover the heart of London's gay community, countless drinking holes, excellent restaurants, unique boutiques and unforgettable performances in vibrant Soho



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Soho is a hard place to pin down. The district – and its southern subsection Chinatown – teems with tourists going to West End shows, media professionals marching to work, hungry patrons sampling some of London's best restaurants and people looking to have a long night out at one (or several) of the area's clubs, bars and pubs. But Soho was also home to many historical figures, including Mozart, Karl Marx and The Sex Pistols. Many Londoners still think it’s all about sex, but the fact is, Soho should be as notable for its history and culture as it is for the sleaze.

Comedy in Soho this week

  1. Leicester Square Theatre 6 Leicester Place, WC2H 7BX
  2. Tue Jan 27 - Fri Jan 8
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  1. Bar Rumba Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, W1D 7EP
  2. Fri Jan 30 - Fri Feb 6
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  1. Comedy Store 1a Oxendon St, SW1Y 4EE
  2. Thu Jan 29 - Sat Mar 7
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  1. Soho Theatre 21 Dean St, W1D 3NE
  2. Tue Jan 27 - Sat Jan 31
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Sarah Dunbvand
Sarah Dunbvand

Foxcroft & Ginger A Great little food emporium, run by a dynamic husband and wife team, founded upon the principals of great British food, with locally-sourced ingredients and given an original twist. With a seasonally changing menu, from hearty/recovery breakfasts to daily special sandwiches made on their own sourdough. All bread, pastries, muffins, cakes and muesli are all made and baked in the premises. Also opening on 3 December 2011, Foxcroft & Ginger in Shoreditch, 42-43 Boxpark Mall, 2 Bethnal Green Rod, Shoreditch, E1 6JY.


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