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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.

Top hotels in Soho

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Assembly Hotel London
Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London, England
AU$157
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, Coca-Cola London Eye and Big Ben. Buckingham Palace and Hyde Park are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,482 reviews)

"Great place great employee . I like it here and it’s not my last time"…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

Assembly Hotel London
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
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
AU$462
per night
Feb 28 - Feb 29

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

4.7/5Exceptional! (605 reviews)

"The location was outstanding. Centrally located and close to Underground station."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Mimi's Hotel Soho
Mimi's Hotel Soho
3.5 out of 5
56-57 Frith Street, London, England
AU$172
per night
Feb 2 - Feb 3

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is steps away from Shaftesbury Avenue and Oxford Street. Queens Theatre and Tottenham Court Road are also within 5 ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,055 reviews)

"It is very close to china town, it is easy to get delicious food. However, the room is really small."…"

Reviewed on 15 Jan. 2020

Mimi's Hotel Soho
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
4 out of 5
Whitcomb Street, Trafalger Square, London, England
AU$212
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Coca-Cola London Eye, Buckingham Palace and The British Museum. Big Ben and Hyde Park are ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,607 reviews)

"Absolutely amazing location! Right near the Piccadilly line and Leicester line stations! It’s a little difficult to find with some nearby construction. But.. the bed was comfy, it matched the room description completely, it wasn’t super European Tiny either! The shower was great, handheld and rain ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2020

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
4 out of 5
20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London, England
AU$347
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in London City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is steps away from Cambridge Theatre and Donmar Warehouse. Royal Opera House and Leicester Square are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,517 reviews)

"Excellent stay - couldn’t fault any part of the facility or staff"…"

Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
AU$221
per night
Feb 23 - Feb 24

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The British Museum, Coca-Cola London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Big Ben and Hyde Park are ...

4.3/5Excellent! (718 reviews)

"Overall very good stay and location is perfect. Right in the middle of everything and 5 min alway from tube station. Front desk staff was very nice, highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jan. 2020

Thistle Piccadilly

Popular things to do in Soho

Piccadilly Circus
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Piccadilly Circus

4/5(519 reviews)

This bustling, energetic area of London has been likened to Times Square in the US. It's also the perfect place to start your London sightseeing adventure.

Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square

4/5(726 reviews)

A fantastic reference point for locals and visitors, this bustling square is home to one of the nation’s most treasured monuments.

Leicester Square
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Leicester Square

4/5(140 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

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

4.5/5(3 reviews)

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

Regent Street
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Regent Street

5/5(1 review)

Spend an afternoon discovering this famous shopping street, home to the world’s oldest toy shop and high-end boutiques.

Top activities in Soho

The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions
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The London Pass®: Access 80+ Tours & Attractions

AU$142

Access over 80 attractions including a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, while saving money. Visit cultural treasures like The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. No tickets, no hassle! The London Pass® is a sightseeing credits package giving you access to over 80 top London attractions, tours and museums in 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 10 consecutive days.

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

AU$74

Zip around London town like a local on one of the city's iconic double-decker buses. Hop off to explore the city's historic sights and iconic architecture on foot, and glide down the River Thames on a sightseeing cruise to immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the English capital.

Best of London Tour with London Eye & Thames Cruise
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Best of London Tour with London Eye & Thames Cruise

AU$231

Check out the most famous landmarks in London, including the St. Paul's Cathedral, the Changing of the Guard, and Tower of London. Afterward, take a ride on the massive London Eye, appreciating a one-of-a-kind birds-eye view of the city.

London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour
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London Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

AU$45

Experience the best of London's attractions and charm-filled neighborhoods from the open-air top of a comfortable, double-decker bus. Take advantage of unlimited rides along 5 routes, hopping off at any of more than 70 stops along the way to get a closer look.

Vintage Double-Decker London Tour with River Cruise
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Vintage Double-Decker London Tour with River Cruise

AU$61

Ride through central London aboard a classic red double-decker bus to see some of the city's most renowned landmarks and attractions. Then, sail down the River Thames on a relaxing cruise.

London Heathrow Airport to Oxford Private Minibus Transfer
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London Heathrow Airport to Oxford Private Minibus Transfer

AU$46

Book your airport transfer with at least 6 hours in advance and have a stress-free trip. When booking with us, you will receive an email with full details of the vehicle and the contact number of your driver.

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