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Time to Explore: Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street is colourful, pedestrianised, and perfect for selfies. It’s also home to some of the best quirky boutiques, pubs and restaurants in London. But it wasn’t always that way. The history of Carnaby Street is full of surprises.  It was the birthplace of William Blake, a plague pit in the 1500s and 1600s, and …

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Best Hotels in Soho: Where to Stay in Soho

It’s difficult to believe that once upon a time, Soho was one of the seedier parts of town.  Today, you’ll find it in the heart of London and the centre of theatreland, with the city’s best pubs, restaurants, bars, clubs and shops on its doorstep: times have very much changed.  It’s no wonder then that …

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Experimental Cocktail Club: Drinking Behind Closed Doors in Chinatown

The Experimental Cocktail Club London (ECC for those in the know) is a friendly speakeasy hidden away in Chinatown. Add it to your little black book of cocktail bars in the heart of the West End. The West End is the russian roulette of drinking wheels – tacky bars with no redeeming qualities, marred by …

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Swift Bar Soho: Two Bars Under One Roof = One Cocktail Lover’s Dream

Swift Bar is the drinking spot that Soho needed – an elegant and refined bar that is equally suited to popping in for a quick drink or a long evening’s catch up with a group of friends. It opened in 2016 and has been garnering praise and acclaim from the moment it served its first …

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Best Bars in Soho: Cool + Quirky Soho Bars for Cocktails, Wine and Cheeky Nights Out

Soho is one of London’s coolest drinking spots. It’s got it all – hush hush speakeasies serving decadent cocktails, bars in abandoned underground stations, there’s even a rooftop bar thrown in for good measure. Looking for the best bars in Soho? Don’t miss these brilliant drinking dens. It’s no secret that Soho’s bars are banging. …

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The Soho Pub Guide: The Best Pubs in Soho for a Refreshing Drink

Soho is the pub-lover’s dream. With so many cool little boozers for the perfect pint, it can be tough to choose where to go. Don’t miss the best pubs in Soho for your next drink. Soho doesn’t do badly on the pub front at all. It might be a relatively small area, but when it …

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Disrepute Soho: The Glamorous Cocktail Bar You Need to Visit

Disrepute is the grande belle of the Soho cocktail scene. Serving remarkable cocktails in a gorgeous setting, here’s what you need to know before you go. They say that you judge a person within seven seconds of meeting them. You take in their attitude, attire and mannerisms in a few blinks and decide whether they …

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The Broad Street Pump: Tracing the Tale of John Snow in Soho

Any walk through Soho throws up all kinds of oddities, from noses plastered against the walls to the seedy sex shops. Still, there’s one that often flies under the radar and it’s located outside The John Snow pub on Broad Street: the Broad Street Pump.  Why does the pump exist? More importantly, what’s the story …

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Have You Spotted The Seven Noses of Soho?

The Seven Noses of Soho are one of Soho’s oddities – a secret hidden in plain sight. If you don’t know they’re there, you could visit Soho 100 times and never see them. Once you know, you start spotting them everywhere.  The first time I read about the seven noses, I was sceptical… Noses? On …

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