Of course Soho is known for its racy and raunchy red light(ish) district but it holds more treasures than rumours will have you believe. Although your visit will not be complete without a few naughty treats.
Working just off Carnaby Street, in the ever so cool Newburgh Street (home of London’s very first, mother of all Lomography Gallery Stores) I find a walk to what I see as the heart of the Soho – Berwick Street Market will always, without fail, make me love my London life. Endless stalls of fresh colourful fruit and veg, all might I add, at fantastic prices, and a cheeky wink will always get you that little bit of discount you were after! A very cute bakery stand (matched with equally cute bakers) fresh fancy sandwiches, homemade breads and cakes that will, without fail, sell out everyday and make your mouth water. The first stand you will come across though is the fresh fish, beautifully prepared and sourced, as organic and as natural as you can get.
It is not just the market that will tempt you to explore further. Each street is lined with individual and independent record stores, a must-go for all collectors, vinyl junkies and hip hoppers alike. The whole vibe of the area seems very homely somehow. An array of fabric shops, quaint coffee shops, vintage treats, and flower stalls will tempt all your senses to make those local work errands last that little longer!
Roxanne you don’t need to put on the red light (all the time) because during your break, there’s so much more to explore in London’s notorious seedy location.