In Pictures: Soho Through The Decades

By Londonist Staff Last edited 17 months ago
In Pictures: Soho Through The Decades

Soho is forever changing as shops and caf├ęs 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
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Berwick Street Market, 1960s
Source Old London
Tube stop, 1956.
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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
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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
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Frith Street in 1943
Source Nika Garrett
The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959.
Source Nika Garrett
Near Piccadilly Circus, 1965
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Soho, 1947
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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.
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1973
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Last Updated 30 March 2017