Be sure to visit the Broad Street pump. This was where Dr John Snow tracked down the source of a cholera outbreak in Soho — a landmark event in epidemiology
Soho copycats have sprung up all over the world, from Hong Kong to Buenos Aires, but London’s is the original and the best. It has been the heart of the West End and the city's premier red-light district for centuries, even if it is family friendly most of the time. In spite of its central location, you still get street life here — the kind of spontaneous interactions and events that simply don’t occur in London’s posher districts like Kensington and Knightsbridge, not matter how charming they are.
London’s renowned theatre scene is concentrated on the West End. Among Soho’s famous theatres are the Gielgud Theatre, the Prince Edward Theatre and the Prince of Wales Theatre, which have all been entertaining Londoners for decades, with everything ranging from musicals to classical plays, and from cabaret to comedy.
Hand in hand with all the art and artists here is a thriving nightlife. Soho is in particular a hotspot for the LGBT scene, with a high concentration of gay clubs and bars. Incidentally, this is where the Pride in London celebrations happen each year — head along if you can, they are wildly entertaining
For a more relaxed evening, you can tap into Soho’s jazz scene. Ronnie Scott’s is still the place to go after all these decades — but then, jazz musicians do simply seem to become cooler and cooler the older they get. They are the exception to the rule!
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