Living in Soho, London W1
Favoured by fun-loving Londoners and high-spirited tourists, Soho’s vibrant atmosphere has something to suit everyone’s needs.
From luxury boutique shops to delectable dining options and creative outlets, Soho is known as Central London’s multicultural oasis which never grows boring and always has something new and exciting on offer.
Property in Soho
Occupying a prominent position on the West End’s historic Dean Street above the new Crossrail entrance, TCRW SOHO has an eye-catching, distinctive modern design that stands prominently in Soho.
Within the development sits 81 elegantly appointed residences, ranging from studio apartments to three bedroom penthouses. Each home boasts sumptuous décor, accompanied by a range of premium integrated appliances by Miele, a bespoke entertainment unit complete with a Sky Glass TV, a smart keyless security system and Geberit AquaClean bathroom technology. The majority of residences at TCRW SOHO also enjoy external space, in the form of a winter garden, a balcony or a terrace, ensuring those living at TCRW SOHO will be able to soak up the hustle and bustle of the streets below, from the comfort of their own home.
To find out more about TCRW SOHO and discuss availability, feel free to call us on 020 7620 1500 or explore our flats for sale in Soho. Alternatively, explore behind the design of our bespoke show apartments and penthouses with interior design by Olivia Alexandra, Jack Qu, Coronado and Honky.
History of Soho
Would you believe that this eclectic pocket in London’s West End used to be farmland? In fact, its name originated from the hunting call ‘soho’, and since then this area of London was referred to by this name.
Fast forward to the 1700s, and many artists and writers were living in Soho. Soho was even a dwelling of choice for many of the city’s immigrants; in fact, immigrants were responsible for some of Soho’s street names such as ‘Greek Street.’ Soho was particularly popular with French immigrants and was known as London’s ‘French Quarter’, with around 40% of residents being native French speakers.
By the time the 1900s came around, Soho was known for its entertainment and musical culture with many famous American jazz musicians featuring in some of the biggest venues in town in the 1930s, including The Hippodrome and Café de Paris. One of Soho’s most established musical hotspots, Ronnie Scott’s, was later opened in the 1950s and continues to be one of the area’s most favoured entertainment spots.
Places of Interest
Food and Drink in Soho
Following the motto ‘aqui se cocina con cariño (here we cook with love)’ each dish exudes Peruvian passion that bursts with flavour. The décor and the menu at Ceviche Soho display nothing but rustic allure and allow diners to get lost in South American charm.
This Yotam Ottolenghi restaurant radiates sheer culinary genius, offering diners a refined Middle Eastern dining experience. With the décor as decadent as the food, customers will be guaranteed an evening of luxury, especially with dishes such as sea bream with rose harissa, coconut and currents on the menu at NOPI.
Described as a ‘home away from home’, Mildreds is a sumptuous 100% plant-based restaurant that gives veggies an array of exciting dining options. Various delights include Sri Lankan Sweet Potato Curries and Halloumi and Tahini Burgers. With gluten free options also available, forget about your dietary troubles and enjoy a lip-smacking meal out with no worries.
Serving fresh tapas and pinchos, this cool and quirky eatery tucked away on Bateman Street in Soho offers a fresh and lively atmosphere that is perfect for date nights or simply catching up with friends over a glass of Spanish wine.
This Taiwanese restaurant is known for packing a punch when it comes to flavour and is a favoured dining choice for many Londoners. The chefs at BAO promise nothing but sensational flavour combinations with a side of authentic Japanese flair.
Check out our guide to eating out in Soho.
Bars and Nightlife in Soho
The London Gin Club
Cocktail, casual and cosy are three words that belong together and The London Gin Club is the place to go to get this trifecta. Take a seat and enjoy the vivacious atmosphere while sampling an array of gin concoctions, from herbaceous to floral flavours. If you still cannot get enough of it, why not try one of the gin tasting evenings?
One of Soho’s most well-known night-time venues and one of the world’s oldest jazz clubs, Ronnie Scott’s has an unrivalled reputation. Since opening in 1959, Ronnie Scott’s has seen world-renowned artists perform as well as hotly-tipped, up-and-coming artists. Every night at Ronnie Scott’s showcases a live performance, with most nights a sell-out success, so make sure you book tickets in advance!
A legendary disco nightclub with a dress-up theme, CARWASH Nightclub is sure to provide immaculate vibes, great drinks, and iconic music! So, if you’re looking for a fun night out with loud energy where you can dance all night long, CARWASH has three floors to explore with music from the 80s/90s/00s as well as old skool hip hop and R’n’B.
Explore our guide to West End nightlife for some more inspiration!
Entertainment and Tourist Attractions
Located in Trafalgar Square, this exceptional gallery is one of the most visited art galleries for both tourists and locals. Home to over 2,300 paintings, the National Gallery is said to house some of the greatest works of art in the world. As well as exploring an array of different exhibitions, you can also participate in cultural talks and observe exclusive concerts.
Discover the bright lights and uninterrupted entertainment that Leicester Square has to offer. From ‘Theatreland’ to buzzing clubs and casinos, and of course Chinatown, you cannot go wrong with a night out in this effervescent corner of Central London.
The Cartoon Museum
Showcasing a selection of Britain’s cartoon and animation heritage, The Cartoon Museum is home to a collection of over 4,000 comics and 5,000 books, making it an ideal place to visit if you are passionate about drawing. Children are given the opportunity to learn to draw cartoons whilst discovering the history and evolution of cartoons and animation as you explore the exhibition.
Book a trip to the theatre and soak up London’s magnificent West End. From long-running classics such as Les Misérables, to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and The Book of Mormon, this pocket of London is renowned for being the ‘theatreland’ of London, with around 40 theatres alone within the West End district.
Delve into West End life with our guide to what to do in Soho.
Shopping in Soho
Fashionistas from around the globe do what it takes to get the chance to shop in Soho; luxurious boutique department store Liberty and Kingly Court are a shopaholic’s heaven, while independent vintage shops and boutiques are great spots to try out a different look or simply for some window shopping. Or take a walk down Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street for a browse in all your favourite, well-known shops.
Amongst the hubbub of Soho, there are a few pockets of green that are perfect spaces to get away from it all and enjoy nature. Soho Square Gardens and Leicester Square Gardens are top choices for taking some time out on your lunch break and enjoying a stroll.
Fun Facts about Soho
This vivacious pocket in Central London holds a fascinating history which is responsible for its quirky reputation. Did you know that in the 1950s there were so many popular coffee shops in the area that ‘Frith Street’ was known amongst the locals as ‘Froth Street’?
Soho’s status as London’s entertainment hub was well underway in the 1900s, but during The Blitz in World War 2 all of Soho’s theatres closed their doors, all except one. The Windmill Theatre in Soho remained to feed London’s need for entertainment, hosting a variety of acts including comedy and nude theatre!
Located on Dean Street, Quo Vadis restaurant happens to be below the apartment where German Philosopher Karl Marx lived in the 1850s.
Westminster City Council
Tottenham Court Road is one of Soho’s main stations and is served by the Central and Northern line where passengers can reach key destinations such as Liverpool Street in approximately 12 minutes. The recently opened Elizabeth line is also easily accessible from the brand-new Tottenham Court Road ticket hall on Dean Street. Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus are also some of Soho’s main stations and are served by the Piccadilly line.
Charing Cross Railway Station reaches many main commuter areas such as Canterbury in just over 30 minutes and Bexleyheath in a convenient 35 minutes.