Radisson Blu Edwardian Guide to Soho
Our guide to shopping, eating and entertainment in Soho.Soho is an area in the centre of the West End of London. Since the early 1980s the area has undergone considerable transformation and is now one of the most fashionable districts of upmarket restaurants and media offices in London.
Read our guide to find out what shops and restaurants/cafes you can expect to find when roaming around Soho. We have also suggested some great hidden gems and unique shops that you may not have heard of, but that are definitely worth a visit.
Shopping in Soho
Now known as one of the trendiest areas in London, Soho is the place to be. The majority of shops within Soho are more quirky and alternative. So if you are a fan of vintage clothes and or you are not a fan of all the generic high street shops this is the place for you. Soho is also famous for Lingerie shops as well as adult shops. If you are looking for all the well know high street shops and would like a larger variety of shops, do not fear as Oxford Street and Regent street are just around the corner.
Top 5 unique shops in Soho
Address: 3 Greek Street, London W1D 4NX
2. La Casa del Habano
If you like good quality cigars this is the place to go, as you step inside you feel like you are in Cuba. Maintaining this feel, La Casa del Habano stock the finest quality cigars from Cuba.
Address: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN
A great unique handbag shop located in St Christopher’s Place. If you are a fan of handbags and accessories, this shop has a few great pieces.
Address: 9 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0RG
4. Gerry's Wines & Spirits
UK's largest selection of spirits and liqueurs. They were the first supplier to bring Britain, Absinthe from the Czech Republic, Cachacha from Brazil, and Pisco from Peru.
Address: 74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London,W1D 4UN
5. The Eye Company
This is the place to go if you are looking for a pair of glasses or sunglasses. The Eye Company even offers a bespoke service, where you can design your own frames. Also stocking vintage frames you will walk out with the trendiest eye wear in town!
Address: 159 Wardour Street Soho London W1F 8WH
Cafés and restaurants in Soho
As you walk around Soho you will find many great little cafes and restaurants. Wardour Street is a great street where you can find many great restaurants such as Inamo great for Japanese/ Pan Asian food , Cote which is great for French food and Imili which is a good Indian restaurant. If you walk around the corner and fancy a Chinese, not only do you have China town on your door step but you also have Yauatcha which is a brilliant Chinese restaurant and offers 150 varieties of tea and 24 dim sum options, probably not the best place to go if you are indecisive! If you walk around you will see many cute little juice shops and cafés, the Breakfast Club is an example of a great café along with many more in the area. If you find yourslef in the modd for some classic British fish and chips then you should go to Rock & Sole Plaice, which is located on Endell Street.
Top 5 hidden Gems
Randall & Aubin - located on Brewer Street is a great little seafood retsurant, with a New York feel to it. Important point to note is that they do not take reservations so depending what time you decide to go, you may have to wait a while before being seated.
Bocca Di Lucpo – Located on Archer Street has been a huge hit with many food critics and has had raving reviews – including ‘Italian restaurant of the year’ by the Evening Standard.
Zilli Green – Located on Dean Street great for vegetarians as has a strictly vegetarian menu with fantastic food.
L’Escargot – Located on Greek street this is a fashionable Michelin Star restaurant and will never let you down when it comes to having a great buzz.
Hix- Located on Brewer Street and recently voted ‘Best new restaurant’ by Time Out, this is definitely the place to go if you want delicious food and a great atmosphere.
Entertainment and going out in Soho
When it comes to entertainment you have plenty of choice in Soho, from a few great bars such as Shochu Lounge and Village Soho Café Bar, you also have Bar Chocolate and many others.
You also have the infamous G-A-Y Bar near Soho which has had artist such as Kylie Minogue, Christina Aguilera and many others.
If you are a fan of Jazz then try to go to Ronnie Scotts – it is a great night out!
In Soho you also have the Prince Edward Theatre and the Curzon cinema, so you have many choices when deciding what to do in Soho.
Getting around and public transport in Soho
Hotels near Soho
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