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.

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Top hotels in Soho

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Mimi's Hotel Soho
3.5 out of 5
56-57 Frith Street, London
RM458/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
4.2/5Very Good! (779 reviews)

"We liked the location, breakfast was very minimal,room very small but cosy"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2019

Mimi's Hotel Soho
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Assembly Hotel London
3.5 out of 5
27 - 31 Charing Cross Road, London
RM452/night
28 Jul-29 Jul
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,057 reviews)

"Very nice stay; lovely roof deck bar and restaurant. Room was quite small, but manageable (put together to maximize use of space)"…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul,2019

Assembly Hotel London
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Victory House London Hotel
4 out of 5
14 Leicester Place, London
RM697/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
4.2/5Very Good! (273 reviews)

"The location is the best at Lester square , walking distance to everywhere and the underground is 2 minutes walk"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul,2019

Victory House London Hotel
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The Nadler Soho
4 out of 5
10 Carlisle Street, London
RM629/night
18 Aug-19 Aug
4.5/5Wonderful! (713 reviews)

"Front desk staff was so polite and friendly! Room had everything we needed, and the location was perfect."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul,2019

The Nadler Soho
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
5 out of 5
31-36 Leicester Square, London
RM852/night
11 Aug-12 Aug
4.3/5Excellent! (1,510 reviews)

"Location is perfect central to everything including theater, restaurants, sightseeing and all the monuments, the property is a little dated and on the small side in regards to the lobby and the elevator size but overall excellent location, decent food, pretty good rooms"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul,2019

Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
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Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square
4 out of 5
Whitcomb Street, London
RM573/night
11 Aug-12 Aug
4.2/5Excellent! (1,410 reviews)

"It was a reasonable price for London. Room was clean and good size. Breakfast was good. Easy to get around from this hotel."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jul,2019

Thistle Trafalgar Leicester Square

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