London Soho area

You may be wondering what to do in London on your next trip, particularly around Soho. Well, you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a few ideas for things to do in the Soho area of London.

Soho is an extremely diverse area with many things to do and see. It is hardly ever quiet and constantly busy with tourists as it is considered to be a top London attraction. For a lovely food experience or shopping trip, Soho is the place to be. There is a selection of quirky shops (Soho is known for its sex shops) but there are also lots of fashion boutiques for a more normal shopping experience.

London’s nightlife is very much alive in the area of Soho. There is a mixture of gentleman clubs, karaoke bars and jazz clubs. Soho got its unique atmosphere from the 17th to early 20th century when the area was avoided by the rich and it was known as the location for prostitution, music and cheap food. But do not let this scare you, today Soho is the number one spot to check out and it is very popular with tourists as well as it is a great point to start your exploration of other London attractions around it as well.

Things to do in the Soho area in London

Running north of Soho is the famous Oxford Street. Near Oxford Tube station are popular department stores such as Debenhams or John Lewis and closer to Bond Street tube station is the well-known Selfridges. Missing out on Oxford Street would make your vacation seem like a waste of time, especially if you’re a shopping fan! So hit the famous London shopping street to shop until you drop! Its buildings and long line of shops is what makes Oxford Street a busy London attraction.

Also in London’s Soho area, the home of many of London’s theaters is at Shaftesbury Avenue. “Theatreland” is the place to be in London when wanting some brilliant entertainment, especially if you have children! Find a musical production or a comedy show to keep you entertained for a day during your London vacation. We must warn you however about the notorious tourist traps… Make sure you book your tickets in advance online because you may be fooled by ticket sellers in Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus. The tickets they sell there may seem cheap but they are the worst seats in the house!

Check the rest of our guides to get more tips for your sightseeing and things to do in London.

Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London

Discover Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath on this 11-hour coach tour from London. Leave the city behind you and travel by air-conditioned coach to Windsor Castle, home of the British Royal Family for the last 900 years. Visit St George's Chapel and the State Apartments with your professional tour guide before traveling out to Salisbury, where the ancient rock formations of Stonehenge await. Continue on to the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, visit the Roman Baths and enjoy a panoramic tour with your guide before returning to London.

USD 120.92$

London Pass

Discover the joy of sightseeing with the London Pass, and enjoy free entry to 60 of its world-class sites like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London. Save time as you skip the queues with fast-track entry at countless attractions, and take advantage of special offers at quality London restaurants and shops.

Even better, why not upgrade and include transport with your London Pass? Choose from a 1-, 2-, 3- or 6-day sightseeing pass with transport included and see the highlights of England’s cosmopolitan capital with ease.

USD 76.82$

London in One Day Sightseeing Tour

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USD 118.52$

The Shard London: The View from The Shard

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Simply bring your voucher to the entrance and you will be allocated the next available time slot.

USD 39.12$

Royal London Sightseeing Tour with Changing of the Guard Ceremony

This Royal Tour of London takes in many of the royal highlights of London, including Westminster Abbey where Prince William and Kate Middleton, where married on April 29, 2011. You will also see Kensington Palace, where Diana, Princess of Wales, lived. Finally, you will experience the famous Changing of the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham Palace, then spend the afternoon exploring London at your leisure.

USD 51.74$