Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
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|VIEW THE SOHO AREA IN THE 1750s|
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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|VIEW THE SOHO AREA IN THE 1800s|
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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|VIEW THE SOHO AREA IN THE 1830s|
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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|VIEW THE SOHO AREA IN THE 1860s|
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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|VIEW THE SOHO AREA IN THE 1900s|
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The name "Soho" first appears in the 17th century. Most authorities believe that the name derives from a former hunting cry. James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth, used "soho" as a rallying call for his men at the Battle of Sedgemoor on 6 July 1685, half a century after the name was first used for this area of London. The Soho name has been imitated by other entertainment and restaurant districts such as Soho, Hong Kong; Soho, Málaga; SOHO, Beijing; SoHo (South of Horton), London, Ontario, Canada; and Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires. SoHo, Manhattan, gets its name from its location SOuth of HOuston Street, but is also a reference to London’s Soho.
Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation as a base for the sex industry in addition to its night life and its location for the headquarters of leading film companies. Since the 1980s, the area has undergone considerable gentrification. It is now predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.
Soho is a small, multicultural area of central London; a home to industry, commerce, culture and entertainment, as well as a residential area for both rich and poor. It has clubs, including the former Chinawhite nightclub; public houses; bars; restaurants; a few sex shops scattered amongst them; and late-night coffee shops that give the streets an "open-all-night" feel at the weekends. Record shops cluster in the area around Berwick Street, with shops such as Phonica, Sister Ray and Reckless Records.
On This Day in London: 2 November
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: Ally Pally’s TV role started on 2 NovemberSoho
: Soho is a world-famous area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London.
Bateman Street, W1D
|NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP|
· Battle Bridge Lane, SE1
· Beak Street, W1B
· Beak Street, W1F
· Berwick Road, W1F
· Berwick Street, W1F
· Brewer Street, W1F
· Bridle Lane, W1F
· Broadwick Street, W1F
· Carlisle Street, W1D
· Carlisle Walk, E8
· Carnaby Street, W1F
· Chapone Place, W1D
· Coventry Street, W1D
· Darblay Street, W1F
· Dean Street, W1D
· Duck Lane, W1F
· Dufours Place, W1F
· Flaxman Court, W1F
· Frith Street, W1D
· Ganton Street, W1F
· Golden Square, W1F
· Goslett Yard, W1D
· Goslett Yard, WC2H
· Great Pulteney Street, W1F
· Hollen Street, W1F
· Hopkins Street, W1F
· Ingestre Court, W1F
· Ingestre Place, W1F
· John Street, SE11
· Kingly Court, W1B
· Kingly Street, W1B
· Lexington Street, W1F
· Linen Hall, W1B
· Little Marlborough Street, W1F
· Livonia Street, W1F
· Lower James Street, W1F
· Lower John Street, W1F
· Manette Street, W1D
· Marlborough Court, W1F
· Marshall Street, W1F
· Noel Street, W1F
· Old Compton Street, W1D
· Old Copton Street, W1D
· Oxendon Street, SW1Y
· Oxendon Street, W1D
· Panton Street, SW1Y
· Peter Street, W1F
· Portland Mews, W1F
· Richmond Buildings, W1D
· Richmond Mews, W1D
· Romilly Street, W1D
· Royalty Mews, W1D
· Rupert Court, W1D
· Sheraton Street, W1F
· Sherwood Street, W1F
· Silver Place, W1F
· Soho Square, W1D
· St Annes Court, W1F
· The Queen’s Walk, WC2R
· The Queens Walk, SE1
· Tisbury Court, W1D
· Upper James Street, W1F
· Upper John Street, W1F
· Walkers Court, W1F
· Wardour Mews, W1F
· Wardour Street, W1F
· Warwick Street, W1B
· Winnett Street, W1D
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