In the midst of Piccadilly Circus to the south and Oxford Street to the north, and Regent Street to the west and Charing Cross road to the east, lies Soho and Chinatown. Soho has always been an area associated with controversy.
Sleazy strip joints nestle next to designer clothes shops. There's a bohemian, buzzy atmosphere to be found here; behind the scenes drug trafficking and prostitution.
Relatively safe to wander around at night, you'll find good restaurants, nightclubs and cafes. Soho is also home to London's gay community, with Old Compton Street virtually given over to gay businesses. Click on 'Gay' in the listings panel for more information.
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo or Piccadilly)