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.
Frith Street in 1943 Source Nika Garrett Soho, 1960s Source Old London Carnaby Street, 1965 Source Pymca Berwick Street Market, 1965 Source Pinterest Frith Street, 1973 Source Mosoho 2is coffee bar, Old Compton Street Source Rob Baker The Waiters' Race in Soho, 1959. Source Nika Garrett 1973 Source Rob Baker Berwick Street Market, 1960s Source Old London 1967 Source Nika Garrett Outside the Foale & Tuffin boutique in Marlborough Court, Soho, 1965 Source Rockpopfashion 1973 Source Sixtiescity Corner of Old Compton Street and Greek Street, 1955 Source Cristina Soho, 1940 Source Rob Baker Striptease, 1965 Source Museumoflondonprints Patisserie Valerie in its original home in Frith Street,1926 Source Londonhistorian 1978 Source Rob Baker Sonny and Cher in Soho Square, promoting The Beat Goes On. Photo by Jan Olofsson. Source Theswinginsixties The Yardbirds in Soho, 1965 Source Pinterest Near Piccadilly Circus, 1965 Source Museumoflondonprints The Kinks, Soho, 1965 Source Pinterest 1926 Source Rob Baker Kingly Street, 1930 Source Rob Baker Soho, 1947 Source Flashbak.com The Rolling Stones Source Worleygig Berwick Street, 1930s Source Mosoho 1936 Source Rob Baker Tube stop, 1956. Source Buzzfeed A Soho pub Source Old London Bateman Street, 1910. Note the 'smallest shop in London' trading from the basement Source Max Film drying at Kinemacolor House, Wardour Street, c 1910s Source Flashbak.com 1966 Source Rob Baker A rainy night in Soho, 1955. Source Nika Garrett
Last Updated 30 March 2017