London City Guide: 244 Best Travel Tips from London Locals

Soho in London

Why locals love it

Wedged between Oxford Circus and Covent Garden, Soho is a maze of winding narrow streets laced with bars, restaurants, cafes and quirky shops. Historically, Soho has always been the heart of London's sex industry, and though it's quite tame these days in comparison, there is still a risque vibe in some areas around discreet sex shops and clubs.

Why you should visit it

As the sun sets, Soho becomes the cities largest gathering of gay night spots, combined with some of the most vibrant and unique bars and clubs. An unplanned night here can lead to all sorts of unexpected adventures, and a guided tour with a local may expose you to even more.

Special tip

No matter what your preference is, there's something for everyone here.

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