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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
RM410
per night
15 Dec-16 Dec

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 ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,377 reviews)

"I really liked the staff and the location! It was nice that the halls were quiet. Nice hook ups for wifi. Needed a place to set my luggage on - even a plastic crate could do the job so you don’t have to bend down to floor level. Didn’t like having to hang clothes right next to my bedside, but can ..."…"

Reviewed on 2 Dec,2019

Assembly Hotel London
Mimi's Hotel Soho
Mimi's Hotel Soho
3.5 out of 5
56-57 Frith Street, London, England
RM365
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan

Located in London City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Oxford Street and Queens Theatre. Piccadilly and Leicester Square are also within 10 minutes. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (992 reviews)

"Mimi's was perfect in every way the only down side was i wish i booked a bigger room otherwise fantastic ."…"

Reviewed on 24 Nov,2019

Mimi's Hotel Soho
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
4 out of 5
Whitcomb Street, Trafalger Square, London, England
RM751
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,550 reviews)

"Location, big room, great shower, clean, wonderful staff"…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2019

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
Thistle Piccadilly
Thistle Piccadilly
4 out of 5
Coventry Street, London, England
RM701
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan

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! (675 reviews)

"Great location,was worried the rooms would be noisy but slept great,we went to the London Palladium it was only 10 minutes away ."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov,2019

Thistle Piccadilly
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
RM1,055
per night
5 Jan-6 Jan

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! (558 reviews)

"Hotel staff were terrifically helpful and very pleasant,"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec,2019

The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel
4 out of 5
20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London, England
RM710
per night
22 Dec-23 Dec

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! (1,471 reviews)

"corner suite Room 317, nice view.spacious room, they even deliver fruits , although we only received it one day. Nice suite, but a bit noisy with doors banging from service door to housekeeping staff. Good breakfast buffet, although not happy when they seat you in bar area with a small cocktail table ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Dec,2019

Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel

Popular things to do in Soho

Piccadilly Circus
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Piccadilly Circus

4/5(1,573 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

4.5/5(1,553 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(751 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

4/5(3 reviews)

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

5/5(9 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

4/5(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

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

RM188

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.

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

RM402

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.

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

RM654

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

RM129

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

RM171

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 Cigar and Whisky Tasting Tour
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London Cigar and Whisky Tasting Tour

RM366

Pickup from all London Hotels, Airports or private Residence. The tour time starts from the time of pickup and ends at drop off.

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