Oh London, how I love you so. Yes you come with your cons but don’t we all? Today I want to talk about a particular part of yours: Soho. A cool, creative hub of activity, brimming with gays and great shopping. It’s also worth noting that Soho is home to an incredible array of hotels for when you need to post-shop drop. Speaking of hotels, I’ve collaborated with Hotels.com to bring you this little photo-diary as it were of a day in Soho with my beloved Natasha, so thank you to their lovely team for making this exploration possible!
The last time I had the pleasure of being in Soho was back in July for Pride in London so you can imagine I jumped at the chance to get back down to this swanky section of the capital. Generally these days when I’m in Soho, I’m running errands as an intern or am dashing through so to get to explore the place I love so dearly was a refreshing experience. Of course it would be wrong of me not to mention the theatres and and the gay scene that reside here in Soho. As it was barely the middle of the day, I decided to put aside any university invoked alcoholic tendencies and take to the streets. Natasha and I made our way through Soho admiring everything from The Kooples to the local newsagents, nestled away on the quieter streets. We saw pubs and bars, boutiques and bistros, pop-ups and Soho staples all contributing to the wonder that is Soho.
Our excursion really allowed me to realise just how special Soho is, housing so many businesses, big and small, offering anything and everything a tourist could want. Be it a long weekend or a fortnight, Soho delivers. You can dine in the cosy arms of Polpo, browse the treasures that lie within Liberty, spritz yourself happy at Le Labo or Byredo and at the end of the day, retreat to the havens such as Soho House, the W or The Soho Hotel. What are you waiting for?
Photography by Jack Bradley and Natasha Jones
*The spending money was gifted by Hotels.com, but all views are my own*