The Soho Society, London

The Soho Society, St. Anne's Tower, 55 Dean Street, London W1D 6AF, U.K.
A company limited by guarantee, registered in England No.07899282.
Registered with the Charity Commission No.1146589.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7439 4303
The Soho Society © 2008-2014
Updated: 9 April 2014

Cityread London
Young Writer in Residence

With support from The Soho Society, Sarah Perry will be writer in residence in Soho
during the month of April.

Soho In Israel
The name Soho has been the subject of legal wrangling
in Israel for the right to use the name for commercial purposes.
Click here for Dr. Michael Factor's blog page about the matter.

Thank you, Microsoft
Microsoft, in a recruitment advertisement for a Technical Program Manager,
gave Soho an accolade: "We are lucky to be located in the heart of Soho
surrounded by all the inspiration found in one of the greatest neighborhoods
in the world."
Click here for the advert.

Dear Reader,  

We hope that you will enjoy visiting this web-site. Perhaps you have also read the latest edition of our quarterly magazine, The Soho Clarion.
Have you considered joining the Soho Society, or rejoining if your membership has lapsed? If you live, visit or work in this remarkable London village there is every reason why you should be a member of the local community society. Started in 1975, when much of Soho's residential property, small businesses and crafts people were threatened with eviction to accommodate uncontrolled office development, the Society has kept to its original promise to make the Soho Village a better place in which to live, work, trade or visit - and to enjoy.
We urge you to join now and to help this voluntary Society to maintain the ethos of this very special and remarkable London village with a difference.
From the present Soho community and the spirits of Soho residents of the past - Karl Marx, Hogarth, Logie Baird, Caneletto, Mozart, Darwin, Dreyden, Theodore King of Corsica, de Quincey, John Snow, Dorothy L. Sayers, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Hazlett, Casanova, and many others ....
Leslie Hardcastle, President


The Soho Society's web-site aims to reflect and illustrate the ever-changing face of Soho. The principal aims of the Society are to protect the interests of residents and businesses and to enhance the environment which we all share. [ more ]

The Soho Society
The Soho Village Fête
Sunday 13th July 2014, 12noon-6:00pm
Stalls may be rented. If you are keen to be a stall-holder then
please contact us by e-mail:
or by telephone: 020 7439 4303



Events in and near Soho
Embrace Another Culture - IV
Mon 14 July 2014
Soho Village Fête
Sun 13 July 2014
Embrace Another Culture - III
Mon 9 June Apr 2014
Soho Flea Market
Sun 25 May 2014
Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir
Fri 16 May 2014
Embrace Another Culture - II
Mon 12 May 2014
World Record Store Day
Sat 19 Apr 2014
Embrace Another Culture - I
Mon 14 Apr 2014
John Deakin Photographic Exhibition
11 Apr - 13 Jul 2014
Sarah Perry - Young Writer in Residence
1-30 April 2014
Houses of Parliament Tour
Wed 5 March 2014
Soho Theatre, various dates

The Soho Society
40th Anniversary Reception at the House of St. Barnabas, Soho
Guests were entertained by the inimitable Ruby Venezuela, shown here wearing a stunning Cake Dress complete with forty candles
Photograph taken by Emer O'Brien © 2013

The Coach and Horses Pub
One of the few independent pubs in Soho is under threat of being taken over by a large brewery chain
Click here for details

Commencement of Grout Shafts
in Soho Square

Click here for more details and a map of Soho Square showing the proposed work areas.

Restoration of Soho newsagent's
Georgian facade at 88 Dean Street

Click here for more details

A Tribute to
The New Piccadilly Cafe
Denman Street

narrated by Pinkietessa
"N for No-more Piccadilly Cafe. Yes, it's gawn, the caff, the building, even the block has been razed to the ground due to Westminster's Development Plans."
Click here for video

Spring 2014, No.156
click for the Soho Clarion page Articles include: Soho Shorts, Betty May - Early Soho Legend, Brothel Raids, Chinese Community Centre, Return of the Waiters' Race, Guide to Soho, Soho Map, We're Watching - Planning and Licensing, Soho Cryptic Crossword, Events in and near Soho. Obituary: Maurice Poole.

Leo Reynolds has compiled an illustrated list of street name signs. Carlisle Street, Foubert's Place, Marshall Street, Carnaby Street, Kingly Court and Brewer Street,
all in Soho, are shown
on his Flickr web-page
[scroll down for pictures]

We thank Henry Helliwell
who for several years
provided hosting and server space
for this web-site.
In June 2011 Kell Gatherer took over that role.

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