Soho Square in London - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Panorama showing Soho Square in London. The picture was taken during lunch time one sunny day in 2006, and shows how popular the square is with office workers. There is barely a patch of grass visible.
Soho Square in London - FURTHER INFORMATION
Soho Square in London - London visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Soho Square in London' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Greater London.
Soho Square in London dates back to 1681 when it was called Kings Square after Charles II. The square is on the northeast corner of Soho, at the opposite corner of Soho to Golden Square. In the middle of the square is a garden and a distinctive gardeners hut. Soho Square hosts some open-air free concerts during the summer. On the square is the French Church and St Patrick's Church. The square is shielded from the busyness and noise of Oxford Street by surrounding buildings, and, when not full of people, is quiet and relaxing.
Soho Square was created by the development of Kemps Field by Richard Firth. At the time it was a very fashionable place to live, and was used by the Duke of Monmoth who would shout 'So Ho' as he set off for hunting nearby. Thus Soho Square and the surrounding area was named.
Soho Square was also one of the favorite places for Dr. John Snow, regarded as one of the founding fathers of epidemiology who traced the 1854 Soho cholera outbreak to a water pump in Broad Street. Today the square is surrounded by the advertising and film industry, as Soho is one of the European centers for film and advertising in Europe.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Tube: Tottenham Court Road Station (Central, Northern lines)
Bus: Tottenham Court Road / Oxford Street.