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The area
Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhood 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
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.5
1,571 reviews
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Very good
636
Average
150
Poor
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Terrible
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Gesha
London, UK25 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
A truly amazing place especially at night
Loads of people really busy but so beautiful
I would definitely recommend visiting this place and I will definitely return
Written 26 November 2022
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland17,468 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Soho is always busy but even more so as Christmas approaches. The line up to get into the restaurants is insane. Clubs , bars full.
Written 19 November 2022
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John A
2 contributions
Nov 2022 • Friends
Explored with my friends before checking in my hotel, pretty good sight seeings but could work better if it was more clean and garbage was taken out after the night. Should look more for that, however in other ways enjoyed every single minute of soho!
Written 4 November 2022
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Matthew Lowsky
Ohio1 contribution
Nov 2022
Great view! Soho is just amazing as well as China Town giving a really nice vibe. A lot of shops restaurants and souvenirs that you can take back home at a cheap price!
Written 3 November 2022
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Heather D
Lake Villa, IL178 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
Soho is so vibrant with many restaurants, bakeries, shops and bars. We enjoyed MotherMash, Crumbs & Doilies, Maitre Choux and Cafe de Nata. Carnaby Street is a must.
Written 8 October 2022
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Mia1010M
London, UK182 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
A must definitely recommend visiting this amazing place
Loads of restaurants and bars to pick from
Really busy day and night
I personally like it more at night
Written 5 October 2022
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Birgitta-Kenneth
Solna, Sweden1,232 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Well, if you wanna meet a lot of people, this is it! Bars, restaurants, night clubs by the numbers and there is something for everyone.
Written 24 August 2022
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland27,976 contributions
Jul 2022
Soho is the main entertainment district located in the heart of London. It is filled with theaters, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.

Soho is very known for its lively nightlife. It has been the center of London's LGBT+ community for decades with buzzing gay and lesbian bars around Old Compton Street.

It was Pride week on our visit. So it was very busy and every bar was filled to capacity.
Written 7 July 2022
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Jem
Nottingham, UK19 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Love Soho, a must if you haven’t yet been and you take a visit to London. Very liberal and vibrant, a lot going on and great places to eat and drink
Written 26 May 2022
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Vanessa P
Calgary, Canada1,315 contributions
Mar 2022
Wear a comfy shoes and wander around as long as you want. There are plenty of restaurants, pubs and stores to see. Very vibrant and colourful area in London. FREE
Written 3 May 2022
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