Soho is forever changing as shops and cafés come and go. Yet it always holds on to a certain spirit and identity that you just don't get in Fitzrovia or Covent Garden. Here we collect some of the best images from the past century.
1973 Source Rob Baker Soho, 1960s Source Old London Berwick Street Market, 1960s Source Old London Tube stop, 1956. Source Buzzfeed Bateman Street, 1910. Note the 'smallest shop in London' trading from the basement Source Max 1966 Source Rob Baker Berwick Street, 1930s Source Mosoho Kingly Street, 1930 Source Rob Baker 2is coffee bar, Old Compton Street Source Rob Baker Corner of Old Compton Street and Greek Street, 1955 Source Cristina Patisserie Valerie in its original home in Frith Street,1926 Source Londonhistorian Frith Street, 1973 Source Mosoho A Soho pub Source Old London Soho, 1940 Source Rob Baker Outside the Foale & Tuffin boutique in Marlborough Court, Soho, 1965 Source Rockpopfashion 1978 Source Rob Baker Berwick Street Market, 1965 Source Pinterest 1967 Source Nika Garrett The Kinks, Soho, 1965 Source Pinterest The Yardbirds in Soho, 1965 Source Pinterest Film drying at Kinemacolor House, Wardour Street, c 1910s Source Flashbak.com Frith Street in 1943 Source Nika Garrett The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959. Source Nika Garrett Near Piccadilly Circus, 1965 Source Museumoflondonprints Soho, 1947 Source Flashbak.com 1926 Source Rob Baker The Rolling Stones Source Worleygig 1936 Source Rob Baker A rainy night in Soho, 1955. Source Nika Garrett Striptease, 1965 Source Museumoflondonprints Carnaby Street, 1965 Source Pymca Sonny and Cher in Soho Square, promoting The Beat Goes On. Photo by Jan Olofsson. Source Theswinginsixties 1973 Source Sixtiescity
Last Updated 30 March 2017