Soho, Westminster, London.
Soho, in the borough of Westminster, London is home to a diverse community of residents, workers and visitors. With just 4 - 5,000 residents Soho attracts in excess of 50,000 visitors at weekends who came for the night-life, restaurants, pubs and clubs.
Soho is roughly bordered by Oxford Street, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Charing Cross Road, though these borders are arbitrary, as for instance, Chinatown is considered by many as part of Soho, but is outside these borders.
Old Compton Street, Soho
Soho Night Clubs
Soho is home to gazillions :-) of night-clubs and there is music (and dancing) to suit everyone's taste. Old Compton Street is the spiritual home of Central London's gay community, and has gay clubs and gay pubs. There are many diverse and interesting music and jazz clubs in Soho. Many of the pubs in Soho will shut at or before midnight, though many clubs are open until 3:00 am or 6:00 am.
Soho Art and Media
Soho is also home to artists and media workers. there is a strong television and film presence in Soho. Sky TV have offices at Golden Square, Soho and Paul McCartney has offices at Soho Square.
Soho has a rich history. Said to originate as hunting fields for the gentry, then home to Londoners and immigrants, past residents of Soho have included William Blake, Shelley, Mozart, Karl Marx, and Casanova, and John Logie Baird demonstrated the first working television in Soho.
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