In Soho there is room for all; for big and smaller businesses, residents, shoppers, tourists and Londoners seeking somewhere to dine, drink and dance the night away.
If you are looking for your office in Soho, but want know more about the area, we have put together an area guide and included some key places for you to know more.
Soho Square can easily be accessed via Tottenham Court Road with Central line, Leicester Square with Northern and Piccadilly line and Oxford Circus with Victoria, Bakerloo and Central line.
Soho doesn’t have its own train station, but all of the station above are about 5-10 minute walk away from the Square.
Eating and Drinking in Soho
Soho is an eclectic and edgy neighbourhood famous for its theatres, clubs, restaurants, sex shops and book stores. This district has a rich history and culture, it’s also closely connected to the London’s music industry (from jazz to rock, from punk to pop). The food in Soho has gone through a renaissance in the past 5-10 years, with dozens of tiny and trendy restaurants, bars and cafes.
Shackfuyu is the little brother of Bone Daddies and Flesh & Buns. While all three restaurants have very different concepts and menus, they all share influences from Japanese cuisine and Shonhan’s modern approach to traditional dishes. The idea behind Shackfuyu is to “playfully highlight foods current in Japan today”, with influences from Korea and China. The short menu features Japanese-style tapas, with small dishes that are meant to be shared.
Shoryu has several branches in London, of which two are in Soho: Denman Street and Kingly Court. They specialise in Hakata tonkotsu ramen from the region of Kyushu in southern Japan. This ramen is made with a thick, rich pork soup, and added different toppings to change the flavours and spices. If you don’t fancy ramen, you can order gyoza dumplings, steamed buns or yakitori. They also have a large selection of sake, a traditional Japanese spirit that is brewed from polished rice.
Berwick Street Market
An increasingly rare relic of Soho’s less-gentrified days, the Berwick Street Market, originally established in the eighteenth century, once ran down the middle of a street filled with cheap cafes and independent record shops. Now its neighbours are mostly trendy coffee shops and sleek comic books shops, but the stalls on the market remain refreshingly down-to-earth; selling fish, fruit and vegetables and fresh bread.
Things to do in Soho
Soho is one of central London’s most unique and exciting areas which attracts a wide mix of people. Covering just one square mile but your options are endless; browse the boutique shops, relax in Soho Square watching the world go by, or treat yourself to a West End show with dinner and a delicious cocktail. Enjoy a full body massage, shop the latest fitness gear and then wind down with a yoga or Pilates session.
Exercising & Health
This Cowshed spa is located just moments from Carnaby Street and brings a little piece of country heaven to the heart of London. It’s the place to go to for party prep and recovery treatments. Offering a wide range of beauty and therapeutic treatments which in their own words will be from your ‘horns to your hooves’! The decor is glam and so will you be when you’re done and dusted.
A beautiful studio located just off the hustle and bustle of Carnaby Street where you can relax and rejuvenate. Indulge in yoga, pilates, hot yoga or barre classes in any of the 3 beautiful yoga studios including a far infrared heated studio, two treatment rooms in addition to a lifestyle shop and an organic café + juice bar. Open 7 days a week and just a five minute walk from the nearest tube station Triyoga Soho is a great place to escape the bustle of urban life.
Urban Golf is a central London indoor venue with state of the art golf simulators, fully stocked bars plus friendly and knowledgeable staff. Urban Golf also offer lessons from golf pros, custom club fittings and membership packages. If you’re after a chilled out opportunity to polish your golf skills, this is the perfect venue.
Just a few minutes from Oxford Circus tube you’ll find this light, airy and stylish studio. Choose from dynamic reformer pilates (beginner, intermediate and advanced levels), HIIT (high intensity interval training), pilates circuits, jump board and personal training. This studio also offers Sports Massage facilities to relieve sore, tired muscles.
At Grenson they believe in high-quality shoes, with each shoe being ‘Goodyear Welted’. The process was invented in the 1800s and makes sure you get the most from your shoes, as they are built to last longer and can be re-soled multiple times. Grenson also has a wide selection of men’s footwear, including leather brogues, suede Chelsea boots and tasselled loafers.
Not only does the Nudie Jeans store sell new pairs of the popular denim label, but also repairs them as well. Within as little as one hour you could have your Nudie jeans repaired, oh and did I mention it’s free. So take along those worn-in jeans and the guys in the Nudie Repair store will work their magic.
In the heart of Soho lies Absolute Vintage – a Mecca of fashionable vintage clothing, shoes and accessories for men and women. The store started as a market stall in Portobello market and has grown to have concessions in Topshop & Miss Selfridge, in addition to its own standalone shops. The clothing is reasonably priced and they regularly run a number of offers for students.
Hidden Gems of Soho
The Cafe at Foyles
On the fifth floor of Foyles’ flagship bookstore is a stylish cafe that is the perfect place to sit and read or to catch up with a friend over a glass of wine. Whether you fancy tea and cake or soup and salad, The Cafe at Foyles provides an inspiring place to eat. Beside the cafe is a small but cleverly-curated exhibition space, showcasing exhibits on wide-ranging subjects, from fashion to cities.
The Photographers’ Gallery
Hidden between Oxford Street and Great Marlborough Street is a narrow street, on which sits the Photographers’ Gallery. Dedicated to showcasing the finest in photographic art, the Photographers’ Gallery features everything from fashion shoots to photojournalism. There’s also an excellent cafe on the ground floor of the gallery, and a shop where visitors can buy prints to start their own photography collection.