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Known for its population of tipsy writers, artists, and poets in the mid-20th century, Soho is London's historic Bohemian district. The music scene in the area began in 1948, and the dive bars welcomed the newest music acts throughout the 1950s and 1960s. In the 1980s, the neighborhood underwent a major transformation and became a hub of high-end boutiques and creative-industry offices. Well-groomed streets are lined with stores and restaurants, where you can lounge with a cocktail among London's hippest locals. Plan your visit to Soho and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our London tour itinerary planner.
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  • Soho is a groovy spot where you're spoilt for choice with bars, clubs, restaurants, green areas and the like. There's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of people enjoying it.  more »
  • Soho is one of the classic neighborhoods of London, thus missed for nightlife, there are variety of theatres, bars cafes and restaurants for all tastes. And not to mention the amount of people and lights that can be seen.
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  • We attended a wonderful performance of Les Misresable at the Queen's Theatre. Afterwards we walked along the streets to our bus stop. Little did I know at the time that we were walking through the inf...  more »

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