From humble farm land at the time of The Great Fire of London to today's bohemian centre, Soho has come a long way.
Soho venues include such places as The Trocadero Entertainment Centre which is great fun for those addicted to arcades and shopping!
Soho used to have a seedy reputation as a 'red-light' district and being not terribly savoury; however recent tightening up of regulations has seen Soho become somewhat tamer although it still has a risqué image with a strong gay community and many strip-clubs.
There is a wonderful Jazz scene, with Soho venues such as Ronnie Scott's world-famous club offering a fabulous night out for fans. Clubbing is a strong industry in Soho and nightclubs, pubs and restaurants abound.
One of the most famous Soho venues is the marvelous Carnaby Street, home to alternative fashion - fashion so cutting-edge it runs ahead of trends! Soho is also famous for its tradition of performance and theatres, and the visitor can choose from an overwhelming selection of comedy, musicals, cabaret and much more.
Venues in Soho fall under the postcode W1 and it comprises a surprisingly small area, only one square mile. It is easily reached from several tube stations - Piccadilly and Oxford Circuses, Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square and Covent Garden - and the famous red London buses also operate in the area, meaning that the visitor can easily explore this vibrant, bustling area.
In recent years the media industry has settled comfortably into Soho, fitting into and thriving in this creative central hub of the metropolis. There is the highest density of nightclubs, pubs, restaurants and cafes in Soho of all of London, to cater for the millions of international visitors as well as the hordes of locals that flock to this area daily.
In summary Soho is the central hub of London, the place to see and be seen, unmissable and unforgettable!