In Pictures: Soho Through The Decades

By Londonist Staff Last edited 23 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.

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
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1966
Source Rob Baker
A rainy night in Soho, 1955.
Source Nika Garrett

Last Updated 30 March 2017