London, Soho

Soho is an area of the City of Westminster and part of the West End of London. Long established as an entertainment district, for much of the 20th century Soho had a reputation for sex shops as well as night life and film industry. Since the early 1980s, the area has undergone considerable transformation. It now is predominantly a fashionable district of upmarket restaurants and media offices, with only a small remnant of sex industry venues.

Queens Head Piccadilly
at the Queens Head pub. Leave Piccadilly tube station by Exit 1 and walk straight ahead into Sherwood Street. When your reach the Piccadilly Theatre you will see the Queens Head just to the right. 15 Denman St, London W1D 7HN
Open from 11am daily, noon Sundays. Food Served 12:00pm ~ 10:00pm
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Turn right from the Queens Head and right, back into Sherwood Street. Walk up to the Crown at the Crossroads.

The Crown

The Crown Soho

64 Brewer St, London W1F 9TP Open 10am Daily. Nicholsons Pub, good for an early start. At the time of writing being refurbished inside and out. london Pride, Nicholsons Pale Ale plus others.
The Crown's historical distinction comes from the fact it stands on the site of the Hickford Rooms, once the main concert halls of London. Mozart gave a recital here in 1765, aged just nine. Free wifi.
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Continue in the same direction up Lower James Street, then right into Beak Street and left into Marshall Street. Next turn right into Broadwick Street, crossing Berwick Street to the Blue Posts.

The Blue Posts

Blue Posts Soho

22 Berwick St, London W1F 0QA
Open 11-11; 12-10.30 Sunday. The pub has a Westminster City Council green plaque, in honour of dance actress Jessie Matthews; she took her first dance lessons above the pub. AQn old fashioned boozer serving Adnams Southwold, Courage Directors at our visit.
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Turn right out of the Blue Posts and walk down Broadwick Street to Wardour Street and the Ship

The Ship Soho

The Ship.
116 Wardour St, London W1F 0TT Open from noon all day, closed Sunday.
A long narrow Fullers pub serving the Fullers range of ales.
Visitors include The Jam, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, The Sex Pistols, The Who and The Clash.
Enjoy great pub food,  pub grub for about £6 served every day between 12noon and 3pm.
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Turn right out of the Ship and Right again into St Annes Court. Turn left into Dean Street and then right into Carlisle Street. Turn right round Soho Square to Frith Street  and to the Dog and Duck.

Dog and Duck

The Dog and Duck

Address: 18 Bateman St, London W1D 3AJ   Open all day from 10am.
An 1897 pub notable for its fancy glazed tiles, once frequented by John Constable and George Orwell. Madonna was also in here often. Free Wifi.

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Continue down Frith Street to turn left into Old Compton Street.

Three Greyhounds Soho

The Three Greyhounds25 Greek St, London W1D 5DD.  Open all day from noon, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am.
A very welcoming cosy little pub with an amazing range of ales and lagers. Good food here plus a lower priced range of bar snacks. Free Wifi.

The pub is so named from the dogs once used to hunt hares when Soho was open ground.
Butcombe HAKA, Doom Bar, Liberation Ale, London Pride, Nicholsons Pale Ale, Proper Job.

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It is a short walk from here to Tottenham Court Road tube station. Head up Greek Street, cross Soho Square into Soho Street and up into Oxford Street, turn right.

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