Soho's reputation as an exciting and vibrant neighbourhood has been well earned, with some of the city's finest nightspots and restaurants located there. Covent Garden, the popular shopping area and home to the Royal Opera House, is also nearby. Leicester Square is home to some of London's main cinemas and film premieres occur quite regularly
Squares and Gardens
Leicester Square is one of London's most famous squares and is at the heart of the city's cinema and theatre district. It is a pedestrianised area. Other local squares include Soho Square and Hanover Square. Cavendish Square Gardens is an attractive oasis in the heart of the district, surrounded by mature trees.
Roads and Streets
Some of the best known streets in the Soho area include Oxford Street, famous for its shopping, and Carnaby Street, associated with the Swinging Sixties in London. Carnaby Street retains a large number of fashion and lifestyle retailers. Great Marlborough Street runs west into Regent Street, another leading shopping area in London.
Universities and Colleges
There is a vibrant student mix adding to the vibe around Soho, with colleges including Westminster Kingsway College, CondÃ© Nast College of Fashion, and the London College of Contemporary Arts all located in the area.
Soho primary schools include St Joseph's Primary School and All Souls C of E Primary School. The Abbey College in London and Queen's College London are among the secondary schools that those with a property in Soho will find nearby. There are more schools to be found in Camden and the City of Westminster.
Hospitals serving the Soho area include the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, and Great Ormond Street Hospital.