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SohoLondon

Enjoy the dynamism amid the sex shops, the bright lights of the gay-friendly village and the glimmer of red carpet premieres.

With its rows of bars, historic music venues and large Chinatown zone, Soho is a trendy and jazzy neighborhood in the heart of London. This dynamic district has park-filled plazas, raucous alleys and electrifying entertainment complexes. Spend an evening in this busy and eclectic region to glimpse London’s risqué nightlife.

Relax in the grassy park at the heart of Leicester Square, which serves as a large base for the surrounding entertainment. See one of the city’s red carpet movie premieres, visit the Hippodrome Casino and stay at a luxury hotel on the square. Highlights for families include Ripley’s Believe it or Not! London and M&M’s® World London.

Walk north from Leicester Square for one block to reach the Chinatown part of Soho. Gaze up at the red lanterns, Chinese symbols and dragon sculptures among the pagodas and Chinese restaurants. Chinese New Year celebrations and other festivities take place here year-round.

Stroll along the lively alleys filled with gay bars and sex shops for a glimpse into the city’s risqué side. Burlesque shows, casinos and strip bars are common here. For a change of pace, go shopping in the famed commercial area of Oxford Circus and relax in the spacious Trafalgar Square near Charing Cross.

Make your way east to the northern bank of the River Thames, where you’ll find the Inner Temple and the Middle Temple. These impressive buildings in courtyards are professional bodies for lawyers and judges. Walk north for a few minutes to see the St. Dunstan-in-the-West church and the Temple Church.

Soho is a little northwest of the bend in the River Thames in northwestern London. Ride the London Underground to Leicester Square, Oxford Circus or Charing Cross and get around by bus or on foot. Visit nearby areas, such as Mayfair, Marylebone and Fitzrovia.

Come to this entertainment hub to see the city’s racy and trendy residents and visitors gather and have fun.


Popular places to visit in Soho

Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square

4.5/5(1,860 reviews)

London’s great meeting place and the “front yard” of the National Gallery and St. Martin-in-the-Fields church. 

Piccadilly Circus
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Piccadilly Circus

4/5(1,953 reviews)

Often billed as the British version of Times Square, this iconic traffic hub is the perfect starting point for your London adventure.

Leicester Square
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Leicester Square

4/5(866 reviews)

Thrill to London's eclectic nightlife in one of its most famous locations, a vibrant square that's been an entertainment hub since the 19th century.

London Palladium Theatre
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London Palladium Theatre

4/5(4 reviews)

Watch internationally acclaimed musicals, attend live music performances and learn about the rich history of this Grade II-listed West End theater.

National Gallery
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National Gallery

5/5(9 reviews)

This impressive neoclassical building displays one of the world’s finest collections of Western European paintings. 

Palace Theatre London
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Palace Theatre London

Palace Theatre London is a favourite theatre with a storied past in London. Visit the shops and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Top things to do in Soho

London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

£31
Per adult
78% of travellers recommend
Brigit's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (N8 Northumberland Avenue)
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Brigit's Afternoon Tea Bus Tour (N8 Northumberland Avenue)

£55
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

£79
Per adult
72% of travellers recommend
London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

£25
Per adult
London Explorer Pass: Pick 3, 4, 5 or 7 Tours & Attractions
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London Explorer Pass: Pick 3, 4, 5 or 7 Tours & Attractions

£69
Per adult
76% of travellers recommend
Private Transfer from Central London to Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World
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Private Transfer from Central London to Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World

£193
Per adult

Top hotels in Soho

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Trafalgar Square, London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and The British Museum ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (687 reviews)

"We really liked the room we got. It had plenty of space, especially for a hotel room in London. The hotel is super well located, and has a cool vibe to it. The only thing we didn't like, was that the room had a funky/fishy smell to it, especially as we entered the room."…"

Reviewed on 30 Mar 2020

The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Resident Soho
The Resident Soho
4 out of 5
10 Carlisle Street, London, England
Free cancellation
The price is £133 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Oxford Street, London Palladium Theatre and Piccadilly. Oxford Circus and Piccadilly ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (918 reviews)
Pleasant, convenient place in the heart of London

"Very convenient to the West End and all of London. Staff were very helpful, friendly, and accommodating. Surprisingly quiet for the neighborhood."…"

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2020

The Resident Soho
The Piccadilly London West End
The Piccadilly London West End
4 out of 5
65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, London, England
The price is £110 per night

Located in London City Centre, this guesthouse is within a 5-minute walk of Palace Theatre London, Piccadilly and Leicester Square. Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly ...

4.1/5Very Good! (923 reviews)

"The size of the room was quite small and cramped. The room on our previous was bigger!"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

The Piccadilly London West End
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
5 out of 5
31-36 Leicester Square, London, England

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wyndham's Theatre, Covent Garden Market and Royal Academy of Arts. London Transport ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)

"The staff were very helpful. The cleanliness was superb and the location is ideal for visitors."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
W London
W London
5 out of 5
10 Wardour Street, London, England
The price is £290 per night

Located in London City Centre, this luxury hotel is steps away from Leicester Square, Piccadilly and Prince of Wales Theatre. Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly ...

4.2/5Very Good! (726 reviews)
Perfect Stay!

"Amazing hotel, perfect service, great location! Look forward to staying there again"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

W London
Zedwell Piccadilly
Zedwell Piccadilly
3 out of 5
Great Windmill Street, London, England
The price is £99 per night

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Prince of Wales Theatre, Piccadilly and Piccadilly Circus. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Theatre ...

4.1/5Very Good! (97 reviews)
Ideal for an overnight stay

"Basic, but ideal for an overnight stay. Superb location in Central London. Spotlessly clean. Very helpful staff. Will use again."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Zedwell Piccadilly

Other areas in London

Regent Street featuring street scenes and heritage architecture

London City Centre

4.5/5Wonderful!(21 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums, stunning river views and acclaimed art galleries, there's plenty to explore in London City Centre. Top attractions like Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly Theatre are major draws. Catch the metro at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station or Green Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

London City Centre
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Covent Garden

The lively bars and colourful gardens are just a few top-rate features of the neighbourhood. Make a stop by Royal Opera House or Covent Garden Market while you're visiting, and jump aboard the metro at Covent Garden Underground Station to get around town.

Covent Garden
Mayfair

Mayfair

Travellers love Mayfair for its popular shops, and you can see more of London by jumping on the metro at Green Park Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station. You might spend time checking out top sights like Piccadilly and Oxford Street.

Mayfair
Admiralty Arch showing heritage architecture

City of Westminster

4.5/5Wonderful!(2,564 area reviews)

Marble Arch and Hyde Park are a few top attractions in City of Westminster. Hop around the city on the metro at Marble Arch Underground Station or Bond Street Underground Station and check out the area's fascinating museums, popular shops and acclaimed art galleries.

City of Westminster
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Kings Cross St. Pancras

Kings Cross St. Pancras is highly notable for its fascinating museums, and you might want to visit top sights like Russell Square and British Library. See more of London by jumping on the metro at King's Cross St. Pancras Underground Station or Russell Square Underground Station.

Kings Cross St. Pancras
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Victoria

5/5Exceptional!(6 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and beautiful river views, there's plenty to explore in Victoria. You can visit top attractions like Apollo Victoria Theatre and Buckingham Palace, and jump on the metro at Victoria Underground Station or St. James's Park Underground Station to see more of the city.

Victoria

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