In Pictures: Soho Through The Decades

By Londonist Staff Last edited 20 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.

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

Last Updated 30 March 2017