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Address: London, England

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One of many interesting Soho streets

Soho is full of interesting streets and places. Although some of these look a tad drab by day, they really do change as the night draws in. Generally a friendly crowd (some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Clivel_98
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Soho is full of interesting streets and places. Although some of these look a tad drab by day, they really do change as the night draws in. Generally a friendly crowd (some drunkenness can cause problems, but not often)

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Another little off the beaten track street which is packed full of international shops,decent bars and cafes as well as the brilliant Samuel Smith pub.....we popped into Poppies for Fish and Chips, still a little hectic along here for my liking but worth hunting around as there are some good bargains to be found.visited sept 2016.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

My family visited Itsu. Cheap and somewhat cheerless. Insipid chicken soup which tasted more of spices than chicken, unpleasant potu [more than half of which was left] dull, flavourless sushi. I have had a tasty Itsu meal before now- but this branch has to try a LOT harder before we would visit again.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Lots to see if you're a people watcher with a great selection of pubs including a Samuel Smiths Pub (Yorkshire Beer at half London prices and very drinkable!!) and restaurants of the United Nations. Sadly, our favourite, 'The Amalfi' Italian restaurant has closed down - sad days but Hey Ho, upwards and onwards! Settled for a Spanish Restaurant (forgotten it's... More 

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Emsworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I visited here one afternoon and it seemed to have a good range of bars, cafes, restaurants and specialist shops. I liked the Algerian Coffee Stores which has been here for 120 years. You can get a coffee here for £1. They also sell a wide range of unusual teas and coffees. I imagine it is a totally different place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This place has shopping and bars! The night life is a lot of fun! heaps of gay bars to dance the night away!

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

This has always been a great bar with a good atmosphere outside on sunny days. Like the upstairs portion Oberon the weekends when I get them off.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

This street has changed a lot over the more than 50 years I have known it.There used to be lots of strip clubs,clip joints and cinema clubs and record shops.Most have gone replaced by shops and restaurants.

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Bispham,The Fylde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Went here two nights thurs and fri . Fri was the better nught the music was dab and atmospher was excellent. If you in this area you must call in for s drink

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Mableton, Georgia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

We stayed in a flat on this street. There was street noise (partying, glass crashing, traffic noise) all night long (weeknights). A bit trashy (both in terms of cleanliness and flavor). The highlight of our stay was the french bakery across the street, where we were able to get lovely pastries each morning. Sex shops, gay bars galore.

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The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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