A local guide to move in Soho (north west)

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Typical London houses

Find out a general overview of the area using Wikipedia gives us the quick following overview of the area: “ Soho is an area of the City of Westminster, part of the West End of London. Originally a fashionable district for the aristocracy, it has been one of the main entertainment districts in the capital since the 19th century. “

In the city of Soho (north west), what kind of things are there to do?

What makes the heart of Soho (north west)? At Cozee we asked ourselves what would define the culture, the vibe of a given area. We have come up with the following elements so whether you are a foodie or a night bird, we got you covered. Check out the different restaurants, pubs and gyms that exist in Soho (north west) to help you decide as to whether to move there or not.

Parks and green spaces in Soho (north west)

One of London’s greatest features are the large green spaces that cover the surface of the city. Check below if Soho (north west) is a good fit for you. Be it for a simple walk or for a casual summer picnic.

Park Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Hanning Recruitment 12 Hay Hill, London 4.3 510
Golden Square Golden Square, London 4.3 1283
Soho Square Gardens Soho Square, London 4.3 6139
Rathbone Square 1 Rathbone Square, London 4.6 50
The Tuk Tuk Flower Studio 34 Bourdon Street, London 1 1
Cavendish Square Gardens Cavendish Square, London 4.2 1167
Whitfield Gardens Tottenham Court Road, London 4 131
Malet Street Gardens 8 Gower Street, London 3.8 37
Bedford Square Garden Washington Group International, 20 Bedford Square, London 4 425
The Phoenix Garden 21 Stacey Street, London 4.6 461
The National Police Memorial The Mall, London 4.6 54
Stolperstein 3 Upper James Street, London N/A N/A
St Anne’s Churchyard 55 Wardour Street, London N/A N/A
Memorial bench for Kirsty MacColl Soho Square, London 4.6 5
James’s Square Garden 23 Wells Street, London N/A N/A
Hanover Square Gardens 3 Hanover Square, London 4.2 41
Southwood Garden St. James’s, London 5 1
Shakespeare Water Fountain 4 Leicester Square, London 4.6 8
Medici Courtyard Medici Courtyard, London 5 2
Crabtree Fields 9, 19 Whitfield Street, London 3.5 15

What supermarkets are there?

Finally we wouldn’t like to let you down on where to do your grocery shopping in Soho (north west). Although solutions like Ocado, Amazon or other delivery services can be a great replacement, knowing if a grocery store is nearby the place you are about to live in is a big plus. Please find below the grocery stores in Soho (north west).

We weren’t able to find any supermarket in this area. If we were wrong, tell us in the comments the name and address of your local supermarket or grocery store. We’ll amend this page

Museums & Galleries

The vitality of a community stems from its residents who live, work, and engage with one another. Exploring an area through art offers a fresh perspective. If you’re considering relocating to Soho (north west), we highly suggest exploring the local galleries, museums, and cultural establishments. They offer delightful weekend activities and contribute to the vibrant atmosphere of the region.

Museum name Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The National Gallery Trafalgar Square, London 4.7 47389
The Photographers’ Gallery 16-18 Ramillies Street, London 4.5 2418
The British Museum Great Russell Street, London 4.7 146999
National Portrait Gallery Saint Martin’s Place, London 4.6 10128
Chandos House 2 Queen Anne Street, London 4.4 140
The Cartoon Museum 63 Wells Street, London 4.1 1024
Handel Hendrix House 25 Brook Street, London 4.5 574
Camera Museum 44 Museum Street, London 4.7 278
Alison Jacques 22 Cork Street, London 4.6 47
Fashion Space Gallery 20 John Prince’s Street, London 4.5 13
Spencer House 27 Saint James’s Place, London 4.6 340
Faraday Museum at The Royal Institution 21 Albemarle Street, London 4.5 210
Matthiesen Gallery Ltd 7, 8 Masons Yard, St. James’s, London 5 4
Jimi hendrix home 13A Lancashire Court, London 4.5 32
Museum of Knowledge 1, 85 Great Portland Street, London N/A N/A
Pollocks Toy Museum 1 Scala Street, London 4.4 325
Charles Ede 1 Three Kings’ Yard, Davies Street, London 5 6
British Optical Association Museum 42 Craven Street, London 4.8 13
Cristea Roberts Gallery 43 Pall Mall, St. James’s, London 4.6 37
Mall Galleries The Mall, London 4.6 638

Are there any good pubs in Soho (north west)?

Being Londoners ourselves, at Cozee, we hold a strong bond with our regular visits to the local pub every week. Why should your experience be any different in your new home? That’s why we’ve thoroughly tested and reviewed all the pubs in Soho (north west). While we didn’t get the chance to personally visit each one, we certainly wish we could have. Here’s the curated list of the finest pubs in Soho (north west).

Pub name Name Address Description
Argyll Arms 18 Argyll Street London W1F 7TP An 1860s pub, with current fittings dating from around 1895, this Nicholson’s house is on CAMRA’s National Inventory of Heritage Pubs and has one of the best late Victorian pub interiors in London. Inside are three snugs separated by wood and etched glass partitions, as well as the magnificent saloon, decorated with ornate mirrors, at the rear and the restaurant upstairs. Note the remarkable decorated Bass mirror. The bar back is impressive and adjacent is a rare survivor, a manager’s office with etched glazing. Drinkers can enjoy changing guest ales from a variety of brewers.
Blue Posts 22 Berwick Street London W1F 0PA Do not be put off by the historic Watneys signage – it is well worth trying this small and cosy corner bar in a busy West-End street market, a nostalgic escape from the hurly-burly of life outside in the street and described by a satisfied punter as “an excellent earthy, old school boozer”. The present pub, with its attractive Queen Anne frontage, dates from a 1914 rebuild. Originally the Three (then Two) Blue Posts; the name is thought to refer to the blue bollards that once marked the “taxi-ranks” of sedan chairs. The pub has a Westminster City Council green plaque, in honour of dancer and actress Jessie Matthews; she took her first dance lessons above the pub. Clientele is largely regulars with a smattering of tourists and shoppers, however at the end of 2023 it was stated by the Evening Standard to be also “a go-to for the fashion set”.
Coach & Horses 1 Great Marlborough Street London W1F 7HG Small sunlit corner pub with a busy food trade. There has been a tavern here since 1711, the current one dating from 1897. Reputed to have been the poet Shelley’s watering-hole before he eloped with Mary Wollstonecraft of “Frankenstein” fame.
Crown 64 Brewer Street London W1F 9TP A popular M&B Nicholson’s pub on the site of the Hickford Rooms, which were London’s main concert rooms in the 1740s and ’50s; there is an interesting notice showing the history of the pub. The main bar, with its banquettes, is a welcome retreat from the bustling street. Two changing and often unusual guest beers are served plus the regulars.
George 1 D’Arblay Street London W1F 8DG There has been a pub of this name here since at least 1739; the present building dates from 1897. The street was originally called Portland Street after its owners, the aristocratic Portland family, but was renamed D’Arblay Street in 1909 to commemorate the nearby residence of Fanny Burney (later Madame D’Arblay). Shepherd Neame of Faversham have been owners since 2013.
Green Man 57 Berwick Street London W1F 8SR First licensed in 1736, the present Grade-II listed building dates from 1895. Large bar with two distinct areas, having expanded into the next building in the mid-1990s; the left side is mainly for dining. It is just off Oxford Street and thus can get busy particularly with the after-work crowd, but there are plenty of seats. There are ten handpumps offering mainly well-known ale brands including a house ale; but availability is tailored to footfall. A large food menu includes bar snacks, sharing platters, Nicholson’s pies, and pub classics. Last refurbed at the end of 2023.
Kings Arms 23 Poland Street London W1F 8QJ The Ancient Order of Druids was revived in this tavern on 28 November 1781, the pub licence dating from 1706. Now a small bar and long-standing gay venue which can get very crowded in the evenings. Friday evening DJ and Sunday evening karaoke. Two real ale handpumps.
Old Coffee House 49 Beak Street London W1F 9SF A large but cosy back-street pub, close to the buzz of Carnaby Street, with six handpumps offering a range of ales from Brodie’s Brewery in East London plus guest local ales. The pub was first licensed in 1772 as the Silver Street Coffee House and was rebuilt in 1894. The long wooden bar with high stools leads to a larger more comfortable area at the back with a mixture of chairs and banquettes. The warm atmosphere created by the polished pine floor and dark panelling is enhanced by a coal-effect fire at the rear. There is much to attract the eye, with Watneys Red Barrel signage on the back bar, old brewery mirrors (including from Truman’s) and an eclectic assortment of prints, posters, pictures and brassware. The volume of music and sports tv are kept low to be unobtrusive. A second room upstairs is opened at busy times and is otherwise available for functions. Lunchtimes find good sized portions of pub-grub style food being offered at very reasonable prices for Soho.
Shakespeare’s Head 29 Great Marlborough Street London W1F 7HZ Comfortable and smart pub frequented by tourists and shoppers from the adjacent Carnaby Street. Rebuilt in 1927, it was first licensed in 1743 to John Shakespeare, a distant relative of the bard. There is often an unusual cask ale on offer. The food menu includes Sunday roasts. Note that the licence does not permit sale of alcohol before 10am Monday to Saturday or noon on Sunday. NB this pub is more easily found in Carnaby Street than Great Marlborough Street!
Shaston Arms 4 Ganton Street London W1F 7QN A shop conversion by Hall & Woodhouse dating from the start of the 21st century. Small pub with dark brown decor, alcoves and a lower level seating area, contrasting with most modern conversions. Shaston was the medieval name for Shaftesbury in Dorset, immortalised by Thomas Hardy as shown on the history boards in the pub. Has a cosy “aged” feel with low ceilings, old fireplaces, mirrors, etc. Two narrow corridor-like connecting rooms with booths and separate drinking areas. The muzak has been commented upon unfavourably.
Ship 116 Wardour Street London W1F 0TT First licensed as the Ship in Distress in 1780, the distress lasted for its first 40 years. Now a marvellous Fuller’s pub, with beers kept in superb condition. Damaged during World War II, the pub was rebuilt with as many of the original 1895 fittings as possible: etched and leaded glasswork, decorative mirrors and an ornate wooden bar-back. It has an extensive collection of indie music, reflecting the local music industry; and hence the bar can be quite noisy in the evening. At date of this entry, April 2022, the food offering is toasties only.
Star & Garter 62 Poland Street London W1F 7NX Proper pubs aka old-style boozers are becoming hard to find as the gentrification of Soho continues apace, so this one, just off Oxford Street, deserves your support. Dating from at least 1825 and formerly a Courage house, it has a small, cosy, wood-panelled bar area with a matchboard ceiling and a selection of prints and knick-knacks on the walls. The inside has been described as “it feels like being out at sea and in the captain’s quarters”. An overspill bar upstairs is usually open on Thursday and Friday nights to cope with the throng.
White Horse 16 Newburgh Street London W1F 7RY Rebuilt in 1939 to replace a pub dating from 1718, the main ground floor is effectively divided into two separate bars by the large serving area and there is a further area on a slightly lower level at the rear. Some attractive wood panelling has been retained whilst, outside, the upper window frames are pure 1930s, as is the metal second floor balcony with its stylised horse-motif metal railing. In addition to eat-in, the pub offers a takeaway food service, see venue website. Note that on Sundays alcohol may not be bought before noon.

Are the restaurants in Soho (north west) any good?

Soho (north west) is able to produce a large amount of different cuisines if you are looking. Take a look at the table below to find the most popular places to eat if you are a resident of Soho (north west).

Restaurant Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Premier Inn London Leicester Square hotel Queens House, 1 Leicester Square, London 4.3 927
Charlotte Street Hotel 15-17 Charlotte Street, London 4.3 1138
Covent Garden Hotel 10 Monmouth Street, London 4.3 624
Dean Street Townhouse 69-71 Dean Street, London 4.3 1775
Karma Sanctum Soho London 20 Warwick Street, London 4.3 655
Sofitel London St James 6 Waterloo Place, London 4.3 1982
Gem Fitzrovia Hotel 20-28 Bolsover Street, London 4.3 783
The Clermont London, Charing Cross Strand, London 4.3 2417
St. James’s Hotel and Club – Mayfair London 7-8 Park Place, London 4.3 408
Gem Langham Court Hotel 31-35 Langham Street, London 4.3 529
The Cheshire Hotel 110 Great Russell Street, London 4.3 583
The Ivy 1-5 West Street, London 4.3 3523
The Wolseley 160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London 4.3 6069
Wong Kei 41-43 Wardour Street, London 4.3 3522
Pied a Terre 34 Charlotte Street, London 4.3 637
Bob Bob Ricard Soho 1 Upper James Street, London 4.3 2703
Goodman – Mayfair 24-26 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1965
Veeraswamy Victory House, 99 Regent Street, London 4.3 1629
Long Bar 50 Berners Street, London 4.3 248
Liberty London Regent Street, London 4.3 19176

Gyms in Soho (north west)

In Soho (north west), using the public parks is not for everyone. Finding out if you are able to attend a local gym or leisure centre nearby may be a good idea if you are trying to move to the area perhaps for permanent residency.

Gym Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
The Washington Mayfair Hotel 5 Curzon Street, London 4.3 705
YMCA Club 112 Great Russell Street, London 4.3 168
Oasis Sports Centre 32 Endell Street, London 4.3 788
SweatBox Soho Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London 4.3 445
Fitness First 15 Great Marlborough Street, London 4.3 434
Fitness First Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London 4.3 205
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.3 62
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 4.3 130
Powertone Studios 13 Maddox Street, London 4.3 1
Six Physio 19 Foley Street, London 4.3 66
Nordic Balance St James’s | Gym & Physiotherapy 7-9 Babmaes Street, London 4.3 180
Body Control Pilates 35 Little Russell Street, London 4.3 36
Fitness First 179A Tottenham Court Road, London 4.3 656
Fitness First 6 Bedford Street, London 4.3 345
Akkaya valley fitness UK office 1 Berkeley Street, London 4.3 N/A
Sweaty Betty 1 Carnaby Street, London 4.3 87
Fitness Lab 9-12 Saint Anne’s Court, London 4.3 155
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.3 1177
Spartan IQ Health Systems Regent Street, London 4.3 1
Pilates Konnected Limited 9 Hanover Street, London 4.3 N/A

The things you might need in Soho (north west)

We have compiled for you a list of the different places you might want to check in Soho (north west) name before moving in the neighbourhood.

Tube & Train stations nearby the area of Soho (north west)

Most want transit less than a 15 minute walk from home. We put together train and tube stations in Soho (north west) to help find the optimal area for you. It could be that you don’t mind walking or it could be that public transport is necessary for you to get around.

Train or tube station name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Oxford Circus Oxford Street, London 4.2 1256
Tottenham Court Road Oxford Street, London 4.4 855
Bond Street Bond Street Station Underground Ltd, Oxford Street, London 4.4 604
Piccadilly Circus Piccadilly Circus, London 4.5 2005
Leicester Square Square Station Underground Ltd, Leicester, Cranbourn Street, London 4.3 569
Goodge Street Underground Ltd, 75 Tottenham Court Road, London 4 101
Covent Garden Underground Ltd, Long Acre, London 4.3 532
Green Park Underground Ltd, Piccadilly, London 4.2 408
Charing Cross London 4.2 207

Post offices of Soho (north west)

Looking for convenient parcel handling? Having a nearby post office is the optimal solution. Beyond standard postal services, the post offices in Soho (north west) can be found by checking out the table below.

Post Office Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Regent Street St. James’s Post Office (Ryman) 11 Regent Street Saint James’s, London 4.9 2607
Royal Mail Post Box LIBERTY C/O skin laundry, Regent Street, London 4 2
Mayfair Post Office 32A Grosvenor Street, London 2.4 133
Break Point Ltd T/A The Convenience Store 71 New Oxford Street, London 2.7 11
The Courier Co 15 Ingestre Place, London 5 2
Holborn Post Office 181 High Holborn, London 4.4 470
Poland Street Post Office 14 Poland Street, London 2.7 145
Post Office 54-56 Great Portland Street, London 4.1 304
New Oxford Street Post Office 71-75 New Oxford Street, London 3.5 188
InPost Locker 17 Bruton Street, London 1 4
Postbox 6 Suffolk Place, London 0 0
BBC news 12 Langham Street, London 1 5
Post box 99 Great Portland Street, London 0 0
Citibox Mayfair (FedEx Authorised Ship Centre) 2 Lansdowne Row, London 5 14
Post Box Great Russell Street, London 0 0
Post office box 14, St. James’s, London 0 0
Post box 10 Queen Anne Street, London 0 0
Mail Boxes Etc. Holborn 19 Bury Place, London 5 15

How many hospitals, pharmacies and doctors are there in Soho (north west)?

Soho (north west) has 20 medical institutions. These include hospitals, doctors offices, pharmacies and other stores providing medical attention. Here are the details the nearby medical institutions (1000 radius of the area).

Medical institution Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Harley Street Health Centre 13 Queen Anne Street, London 4.6 339
Harley Medical Group Harley Street 6 Harley Street, London 4.3 291
Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital 47-49 Huntley Street, London 3.5 110
Harley Body Clinic 10 Harley Street, London 3.8 80
FERRAMED 81 Oxford Street, London N/A N/A
Natural and Personalised Treatment in Central London 3-8 Bolsover Street, London 5 2
Third Space Soho 67 Brewer Street, London 4.8 1188
Body Fabulous Health Clinic 95 Mortimer Street, London 4.9 142
St Giles Medical Ltd Saint Giles High Street, London 5 1
Litmus MME 151 Shaftesbury Avenue, London N/A N/A
OFFA 4 Cavendish Square, London N/A N/A
Sinusoothe Ltd 60 Saint Martin’s Lane, London N/A N/A
Priest Medical Services Ltd 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Absolute Aesthetics 1 Chapel Place, London N/A N/A
The Cardiovascular Health Clinic 9 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Specialist Detox Clinic Ten Harley Street Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
The Harley Street Cardiology Practice Ten Harley Street Ltd, 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Physio Options 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
KUANO Health 10 Harley Street, London N/A N/A
Dermadoc Clinic 2 Wimpole Street, Off Oxford Street, Parallel to Harley Street, London 4.7 15

Schools in and around the area of Soho (north west)

Having an educational institution close by is a great perk when moving. See the list below of schools located in the Soho (north west) vicinity and how they relate to property prices.

School Name Address Average Rating Number of ratings
Yogarise Covent Garden – Yoga classes in Covent Garden, London 13 Mercer Street, London 4.1 62
Dancebuzz 15 Marshall Street, London 4.7 61
Nuffield Health Covent Garden Fitness and Wellbeing Gym 9 Endell Street, London 3.2 130
Oyster Diving School London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 5 489
Piano Lessons at Piano-Yoga Music Studio Central London 48 Great Marlborough Street, London N/A N/A
London Speech Therapy 10 Harley Street, London 4 8
Arts Academy 3rd, 207 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
Pure Soho Ltd Hammer House, 113-117 Wardour Street, London 4.3 7
Singing Teacher London – Michael Thomas Freeman 191 Wardour Street, London 3 2
Healing Healer 4 Harley Street, London 5 4
SCHOOLGUIDE Heddon House, 149-151 Regent Street, London N/A N/A
iNegotiate 3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street, London 5 159
DMT Swimming Lessons In London Leisure Centre, 15 Marshall Street, London 4.8 24
London College 23, 25 Eastcastle Street, London N/A N/A
GHD London Studio 82-83 Dean Street, London N/A N/A
Henry Stewart 3 Winnett Street, London 4.4 7
The Great Windmill Studio 2nd floor, 39 Great Windmill Street, London 5 6
EMMA MILLS LONDON Bond Street, London N/A N/A
華商中文學校 19, 20 Frith Street, London N/A N/A
Luv Me Buddies 1 Sherwood Street, London N/A N/A

What kind of things are there to do in the city of Soho (north west)?

There are always activities happening in lively Soho (north west). Timeout posts weekly on events there, so browse their site for ideas. We included a link to their Soho (north west) page to make finding local happenings easier. Getting to know a new area is easier with an overview of offerings and locations. Our map pulls together property price info and other details from this article to give you a Soho (north west) snapshot.

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Buckingham Palace See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here
Hyde Park See the guide here
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Charing Cross See the guide here
Royal Academy See the guide here
Leicester Square See the guide here
Temple See the guide here
Mayfair (south) See the guide here
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Covent Garden See the guide here
Chinatown See the guide here
Blackfriars See the guide here
Cannon Street See the guide here
Grosvenor Square See the guide here
Lombard Street See the guide here
Regent Street See the guide here
Aldwych See the guide here
Bayswater See the guide here
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Royal Exchange See the guide here
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Hanover Square See the guide here
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St Bartholomew’s Hospital See the guide here
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Great Ormond Street Hospital See the guide here
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Little Venice See the guide here
Bunhill Fields See the guide here
University College London See the guide here
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Finsbury Estate See the guide here
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Kennington See the guide here
Pimlico See the guide here
Victoria Station See the guide here
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Knightsbridge See the guide here
Newington See the guide here
Buckingham Palace See the guide here
South Bank See the guide here
Whitehall See the guide here
St. James’s See the guide here
Horton See the guide here
Moorfields Eye Hospital See the guide here

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