Exploring Soho


Soho is one of the most popular areas in London and is considered to be one of the trendiest places to go as well.  There aren’t as many attractions as you might find in other parts of the city such as Westminster or Kensington but there are lots of restaurants, shops, bars, clubs and galleries to visit here so you are sure to find something to keep you busy if you decide to visit this well known and well loved area in the city.

Visit an art gallery

If you would like to inject some culture into your trip to Soho then you certainly won’t be disappointed with the galleries on offer here.  From cutting edge exhibitions to works by classic artists there is something for everyone in Soho.  Galleries such as The Photographers’ Gallery, the Anthony Reynolds Gallery, Pace London and the Frith Street Gallery are all fine possibilities and should be easily reachable from any of the Montcalm hotels.

Go to the theatre

As part of the West End, Soho is home to a number of theatres and is the perfect place to choose if you want to see a world class production.  The Lyric Theatre, the London Palladium and Soho Theatre are all great options; the Lyric theatre is the place to go if you want to see productions such as Bugsy Malone, the London Palladium for shows such as Cinderella and the Soho Theatre for more contemporary and cutting edge theatre productions and cabaret pieces.

Spend some money

Soho is the perfect place to visit if you want to relax with some retail therapy; it has many streets just lined with boutique and independent stores ideal for purchasing a treat or two.  It’s not too far from the Montcalm at the Brewery either so you won’t have far to travel with your bags.  You can find a whole range of brands here from designer labels such as Ben Sherman to high street names and pretty much everything in between.  The great thing about Soho is the layout; it really feels as though you are disappearing into a rabbit warren and you never know what hidden gem you might stumble across next.

Dine in style

We mentioned above that Soho has some great restaurants and that really is true.  From restaurants offering pre and post theatre deals (which can be a wonderful way to save some money) to those offering a fine dining experience, Soho will not disappoint if you want a quality restaurant to enjoy a meal with your travelling companions.

Do the tourist thing

Soho might not have as many tourist attractions as other parts of the city but it does still have a few which are worth exploring.  Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square are interesting places to head and, if you fancy a challenge then why not hunt out the Seven Noses of Soho?  Between 1996 and 1997, artist Rick Buckley placed seven noses on various buildings around Soho including Admiralty Arch and St Pancras Station.