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London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub
London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub

London is a Forest is a weird public artwork above a pub

A Soho pub appears to have sprouted a confusion of white pipes above its roof, but it's art—and is actually related to the recently rebuilt building behind it.

Apr
02
Tickets Alert: The Sims 4 For Rent pop-up in central London
Tickets Alert: The Sims 4 For Rent pop-up in central London

Tickets Alert: The Sims 4 For Rent pop-up in central London

For a couple of days next month, Electronic Arts is bringing the magic of The Sims 4 to life to celebrate the launch of the expansion pack, The Sims 4 For Rent.

Nov
23
2023
London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil
London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil

London’s Public Art: The Reflection sculpture by David Breuer-Weil

Standing almost unnoticed next to the Elizabeth line station entrance on Dean Street is a large bronze sculpture that's remarkably easy to walk past without noticing it's there.

Sep
21
2023
Tickets Alert: A light show inside a Soho car park
Tickets Alert: A light show inside a Soho car park

Tickets Alert: A light show inside a Soho car park

Part of a multi-storey car park in central London will be turned into a free light show for a few days next month.

Aug
24
2023
London’s Alleys: Smiths’ Court, W1
London’s Alleys: Smiths’ Court, W1

London’s Alleys: Smiths’ Court, W1

This concealed alley and courtyard in Soho looks like a twee cottage courtyard that's been around for decades but is actually a fairly recent conversion because until 2010 most of the cafes that now fill the space were garages for cars.

Aug
07
2023
London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2
London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2

London’s Alleys: Denmark Place, WC2

This is an alley that slips behind the back of the modern Outernet building and was the scene of a disaster in 1980 that killed 37 people.

Jul
24
2023
Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home
Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home

Underbelly secures Soho lease for its first permanent home

Temporary festival organiser, Underbelly is getting its first permanent home, as it's taking over a central London theatre.

Jun
08
2023
London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022
London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022

London’s Public Art: Geology Rebuilt 2022

On a side street around the back of the rebuilt Tottenham Court Road tube station buildings is a new piece of art, that without wanting to be too unkind, does look rather like giant discarded chewing gum.

Dec
29
2022
London’s Public Art: Selene
London’s Public Art: Selene

London’s Public Art: Selene

On a side street off Soho Square, you can find a sculpture of Selene, the Greek goddess of the moon and of magic sitting on the front of a hotel.

Sep
20
2022
There will be a South Park pop-up store in Soho for three days
There will be a South Park pop-up store in Soho for three days

There will be a South Park pop-up store in Soho for three days

Twenty-five years after its first episode was broadcast, there's a 25th-anniversary pop-up store opening in Soho for a few days to mark the event.

Aug
06
2022
The UK’s first Stolperstein or “stumbling stone” has been installed in Westminster
The UK’s first Stolperstein or “stumbling stone” has been installed in Westminster

The UK’s first Stolperstein or “stumbling stone” has been installed in Westminster

A small brass plaque has been laid in the pavement in Golden Square, Soho to commemorate the life of former resident Ada van Dantzig, who died in Auschwitz.

Jun
07
2022
Retro games arcade coming to central London
Retro games arcade coming to central London

Retro games arcade coming to central London

Next month, a former nightclub just off Oxford Street will open as a Soho bar, with a load of retro arcade games.

Apr
27
2022
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima
Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

Soho’s Harry Potter emporium – the House of MinaLima

The two artists that were heavily responsible for the graphic style of the Harry Potter movies have a shop in Soho, and it's a Harry Potter world come alive.

Jan
28
2022
London’s Alleys: Bridle Lane, W1
London’s Alleys: Bridle Lane, W1

London’s Alleys: Bridle Lane, W1

A long narrow passageway in Soho that owes its origins to the era of horse-drawn carriage and the grand houses on the other side of the lane.

Nov
01
2021
London’s Alleys: Newport Place, WC2
London’s Alleys: Newport Place, WC2

London’s Alleys: Newport Place, WC2

A large plaza in the heart of London's Chinatown that has undergone many changes in its long life.

Aug
16
2021
London’s Alleys: Silver Place, W1
London’s Alleys: Silver Place, W1

London’s Alleys: Silver Place, W1

A short wide alley in Soho lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings, but also a link to one of the 19th-centuries worst terrorist attacks.

Jul
19
2021
London’s Alleys: Greek Court, W1
London’s Alleys: Greek Court, W1

London’s Alleys: Greek Court, W1

This is an alley on Old Compton Street that's still technically public, but also legitimately sealed off from the public.

May
17
2021
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square
Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

Tubular rainbow appears in Soho Square

A rainbow artwork has appeared in Soho Square to welcome Londoners out of the latest stage of lockdown restrictions.

Apr
19
2021
London’s Alleys: Dansey Place, W1
London’s Alleys: Dansey Place, W1

London’s Alleys: Dansey Place, W1

This is a dingy back alley filled with rubbish bins, but also a fishmonger and oh so many extractor chimneys for the many Chinese restaurants that fill this part of London.

Apr
19
2021
London’s Alleys: Rupert Court, W1
London’s Alleys: Rupert Court, W1

London’s Alleys: Rupert Court, W1

This is a narrow alley in Soho with a famous pub at one end, and -- if you know the significance -- a famous pizza outlet at the other.

Jun
29
2020
Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months
Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months

Campaign to pedestrianise Soho for the summer months

A large chunk of Soho could be pedestrianised this summer to help local cafes and restaurants spread out their tables and attract back customers.

Jun
08
2020
London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1
London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1

London’s Alleys: Tyler’s Court, W1

This barely noticeable crack in the tall buildings on Wardour Street is Tyler's Court, home to werewolves and vampires.

Jul
16
2018
London’s last surviving Catholic Embassy Chapel of Penal Times
London’s last surviving Catholic Embassy Chapel of Penal Times

London’s last surviving Catholic Embassy Chapel of Penal Times

Located on a side street near Soho can be found a modest looking building with a history seeped in riot, anti-catholic executions, and war.

Jul
11
2015
Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square
Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square

Naked Stig to stand erect in Soho Square

A giant naked Stig will be standing in Soho Square this summer, after Westminster Council granted planning permission for a work of art to go on display.

Jan
24
2015