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Making Soho a better place to Live, Work and Visit since 1972
Live In Soho!
People have lived in Soho ever since it was first developed as a fashionable residential area over three centuries ago. For a comparatively small neighbourhood, Soho currently has a hugely diverse residential population - over 3000 people live here, in social housing - both council and housing association - private flats, discreet luxury apartments, Georgian town houses, lofts, bedsits, and the occasional squat, not to mention the homeless. Residents currently include single people, families, couples & shared occupiers from all income groups, children to pensioners, bankrupts to millionaires, with a flourishing diversity. Historically Soho has welcomed every nationality - from French Huguenots to Greeks; from Maltese to Italians. Today its numbers famously include the Chinese and LGBT communities, amongst many many others.
Work In Soho!
The vast range of professional occupations flourishing in Soho make it an economic power house. Here, in possibly the most creative neighbourhood in the world, people work in film, media, VFX, advertising, tailoring, fashion, retail, the sex industry, bars, pubs, restaurants, cafes, patisseries, food suppliers, members clubs, theatres, hotels, art galleries, markets, architects, design studios, law, publishing, literary and theatrical agencies, PR, recording studios, property development, hairdressers, barbers, record shops, churches, temples, medical centres, dentists, opticians, service industries, the police, and too many more to mention.
Get involved - find out more
Every day more than xxx people visit Soho. They come to wander through its network of streets and alleyways, following in the footsteps of Mozart, Teresa Cornelys, Karl Marx, Oscar Wilde, Josephine Baker and Francis Bacon. They come to the restaurants and the bars and the clubs. To the theatres. To the street markets and the finest of delicatessens. To destination retailers of comics and fancy dress, and on-trend fashion. They come to visit the galleries, and to see the public art. Or maybe they come just to relax in Soho Square, Golden Square or St Anne's Gardens. People come to Soho to have a good time and enjoy themselves in the most vibrant, tolerant, diverse and inclusive neighbourhood in London.
Get involved - find out more
The Soho Society from its foundation in 1971 has campaigned to make Soho a better place in which to trade, live or visit. In the 70' it prevented the demolition of many Soho buildings - St James Residences, Sandringham flats, Soho Parish School, Georgian Terraces in Broadwick and Great Pulteney Streets. The woman's hospital in Soho Square two large blocks which contain Kettners and the John Snow pub and many others. It played a leading role in the restoration of St Anne's church clock tower. During the 80's the society ran the 'save our crafts campaign'. It also campaigned against the proliferation of illegal sexploitation establishments when over 140 sex shops appeared from no where. It legs the campaign to introduce the licensing of sex shops. The society helped to create the Soho Housing Association providing social & affordable family housing for people who have links with the area. More recently it has supported the campaign to retain a Soho GP Surgery threatened with closure. A medical service highly valued by its patients, including the Chinese and LGBT communities. It is now a major player in the fight to preserve the very future of Soho as one London's surviving villages.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- Soho Society AGM
- Artistic Soho Interviews
- Soho Radio