Soho

In Praise of Live-In Workspace to Save Our City Centres.

Tom Harvey | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK
Tom Harvey

We all need to face up to the fact that austerity, rent rises, and property costs remain a huge challenge to maintaining vibrant city centres. The fr...

20 Colour Snapshots of Vibrant Soho 60 Years Ago

British Film Institute | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
British Film Institute

Flesh and pleasure made its name, but in 1956 there was a lot more to a place that, in modern times, has all but vanished.

New London Brunch Options

Lucy Self | Posted 07.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

The weekend brunch. Giving us carte blanche to booze before midday and eat a billion, béchamel-laden calories. I'm sure there are some that think this mid-way meal a waste of time and money, but they are deranged.

The Best Afternoon Teas in London

Carolina Are | Posted 31.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

London has taken the all-British tradition of the afternoon tea to the next level with new options ranging from the stylish to the quirky. From fairytales to cigars, here are the best afternoon teas in town.

London Fashion Week AW16 - Challenging Traditions and Embracing the Modern Digital World

Richard Dodgson | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

London Fashion Week AW16 is only just kicking off and already we have witnessed some historic transformations. As technology and social media have become increasingly prominent parts of our daily lives, the way in which we interact with brands is changing and the fashion industry is being compelled to respond.

Protect Soho from a Wrecking Ball Culture

Tom Harvey | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Everywhere we turn there are now ghastly wooden hoardings hiding muddy open cast mines digging deep under Soho or ripped plastic flapping in the wind half attached to steel scaffolding holding up a beautiful façade and nothing else.

The Creative Future of Soho - Manifesto for Growth

Tom Harvey | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

London is at a crucial point in decisions on where it wants its creative industries to be. Soho is a brilliant example of a world class cluster, and how it solves the challenges it now faces will form a roadmap for other cities.

Let's Keep Soho's Ravens From Leaving Their Tower

Colin Vaines | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK
Colin Vaines

It's very easy to feel ground down by the onslaught on this neighbourhood, but now, more than ever, the Soho which seeks to be inclusive, not exclusive, needs you. Every voice raised really does make a difference.

London Fashion Week SS16: With a New Venue Comes New Expectations

Richard Dodgson | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Style
Richard Dodgson

LFW SS16 will need to pull out all the stops to make this the best event yet, and prove that this new venue is not just an ample replacement to Somerset House, the event's previous home. In Brewer Street Car Park, the organisers have an event space already proven in hosting successful events, but also one with a lot of potential.

London Foodie Update: Little Bao at Soho Kitchen and Bar

Chloe Gunning | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

The traditional Chinese steamed buns, filled with a variety of ingredients, have popped up for a special week at Soho Kitchen & Bar. Chef and creator of Little Bao, May Chow, has brought her burger-style steamed buns all the way from Hong Kong where they've earned quite a following.

London Foodie Update: It's All About Balls

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

So what's the latest in the London foodie scene of single-item restaurants? BALLS. Yes, you heard me right. But not just any balls... we're talking super-cheffy gourmet balls made from fine ingredients, and served with delicious accompaniments. Welcome to buzzing Soho restaurant: Balls & Company.

Four Young Top Fashion Designers in the Heart of London

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 23.07.2015 | UK Style
Lorenzo Belenguer

Fashion is always hungry for the next big thing. New ideas to respond to a Society always on the move. Some of the best schools in the world are in London and never fail to demonstrate that many of the most talented designers are here.

How to Invent a Space - My Conversation at SohoCreate

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Style
Kelly Hoppen

One really interesting point that was raised was today's reliance of technology in the design community. I'm all for networks like Instagram and Pinterest and I can see the value and convenience, but there's something to be said for seeing things with our own eyes.

London Food Trend: Japanese Restaurants

Lucy Self | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Oh we do love a food trend us Londoners and one that is currently grabbing the capital by the goolies is Japanese. And not just your standard sticky yakitori skewers, hand-made sushi rolls and slices of delicate sashimi - but flavour combos that take Japanese tradition and send it down an unfamiliar road of culinary tangents and cultural roundabouts.

Stop Selling Our Hearts 4 Meat

Tim Arnold | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Arnold

Caitlin Moran's article came out and it struck a chord. And then I got my guitar and struck a few more. I realised that because of the day to day work I do on Save Soho, I hadn't actually made any music for months. But out it came. Like a storm that had been brewing in the back of my mind for months.

Crossing a Line in Soho? The Crossrail 2 Debate Begins

Colin Vaines | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK
Colin Vaines

All of this construction work was very much on my mind the other night as I walked to the meeting which Crossrail 2, the proposed south-west to north-east underground railway, had arranged as an initial consultation with local businesses and residents.

The Urbanisation of London - Who Is It for?

Tristen Lee | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK
Tristen Lee

Not only are developers ruining London for the people who actually live here, the development of HS2 is going to destroy some of Britain's most idyllic countryside, all for a train line that many will not be able to afford to travel on.

Save Soho Needs YOU!

Colin Vaines | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Vaines

It's not too late for people power to speak out. If you haven't already done so, please visit Save Soho's online site, and add your name to our campaigning... Now, more than ever, we need to make our voices heard, and keep Soho inclusive, not exclusive.

The Battle to Keep London Creative

Tom Harvey | Posted 27.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Recent figures released by Westminster City Council in London show the terrifying rate that small office space is being lost to high end residential conversions. This is particularly challenging in London's Soho, long the birth place and home to so many of the country's great creative companies and performers.

Eviction Threatened for 17 Creative Businesses in London's Soho to Make Way For Nine Luxury Flats

Tom Harvey | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

The latest figures reveal that office space is being converted to residential in Central London at a terrifying and unsustainable rate. Of particular concern to the creative community of London's Soho, is that a quarter of that lose is on our doorstep.

How To Save London's Soho

Tom Harvey | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

Soho is to some extent, a myth itself. As Ian Board of the long departed (and much mourned) Colony Rooms said of Soho "It isn't what it used to be, but it never was what it was." Soho's seedy, sexy, taboo and often violent history makes it a great place to get nostalgic about. For many, Soho is hardwired into memories of their youth, the clubs, the all night drinking, the sex workers.

It's Not Too Late to Stop the Gentrification of Soho

Colin Vaines | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Vaines

Let's not react too late to the next development which comes along that seems intended to make a ton of money for a handful of people, but leaves the spirit of Soho much, much poorer. Let's learn to be proactive when we see those dreaded signs going up about the next "improvement" in this unique neighbourhood.

Rumours of the Death of London's Soho Have Been Exaggerated

Tom Harvey | Posted 03.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tom Harvey

JoJo's is wending it's way into the memories of Soho just as the likes of Blitz, Gossips, Billy's and the Wag Club have done before it... There is not a conspiracy to destroy Soho, there is instead a powerful belief in its endearing greatness and a desire to build on that and keep it exciting, edgy and relevant.

Vanishing London: It's Time Now for Soho to Save Its Soul

Jason Holmes | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

Today, residents of the likes of Mark Powell and Tim Arnold do their utmost to keep the flame of art and invention alive in conjunction with the annual Soho Literary Festival, Berwick Street Market, the art collective Vermilion Hook, admirable literary hub The Society Club on Ingestre Place and even the modern incarnations of Ronnie Scott's jazz club and the Soho Theatre.

The Soho Hobo Calling BoJo

Tim Arnold | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Tim Arnold

Next door from me is a blue plaque remembering the tenancy of one Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Soho's enduring attraction as a global destination has always depended on building around and adding to what has gone before. Not by removing it. Not by demolishing it.