Soho Square is a garden square in the heart of Soho that dates from 1681, with it’s own atmosphere and character in keeping with the neighbourhood. Depending on the day, the square is lovely and delightful or a little scruffy around the edges, which is all part of it’s charm. Soho is a popular central neighbourhood to find short term apartment rentals London; you will never be bored here.
THE TRAVELLING STATUE OF A KING AND A BROTHEL!
This central green space with it’s little wooden gardener’s hut was originally called King Square after Charles III, whose statue stands within it. Poor Charles III; his statue was removed from here sometime in the 1700’s for much needed restoration and it spent years being passed from place to place in various stages of repair. You will be relieved to hear that it was eventually returned, fully restored, to Soho Square. The infamous White House Brothel was located here between 1778 and 1801 and in the later 1800’s the Square was known for the several antiquarian booksellers who set up business here.
THE MUSIC CONNECTION.
Soho Square hosts live music concerts in the summer and it is popular with local office workers who like to eat their lunch on the grass or on a bench in the sunshine, before heading back to work. One of it’s benches was bought by fans in memory of the much loved late singer/songwriter Kirsty Mc Coll, who wrote a song called Soho Square. Her lyrics are quoted on the bench. Soho Square is home now to many famous media and music corporations, such as Paul Mc Cartney’s MPL and Sony Music. There are some historic music clubs to enjoy within strolling distance of your Soho short term apartment rentals London, such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
VIBRANT SOHO AND SURROUNDINGS.
Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue with all it’s theatres are well known to all, but wander down the many interesting side-streets of Soho, off the beaten track. You will find some good cafes, bistros and restaurants here, where local Londoners like to eat and relax. The area is known for some of the most famous and popular clubs and bars of central London, with Oxford Street and all the shops and boutiques of the West End close by. Read our Soho area guide to find out more and peruse our Soho short term apartment rentals London to find the holiday let here that suits you best.