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An Insider Guide To London's Soho With India Rose James

Soho heiress India Rose James shares her insider guide to London Soho, taking readers on whistle-stop tour of one of the most storied neighbourhoods in the capital.


Essential items to pack?

An umbrella… it’s England!

The best time to visit Soho is…

For a calm Soho, brunch time is best; if you want the hustle then dinner time.

Our first pitstop should be…

Foyles Bookshop.

Via Soho Hotel

Via Soho Hotel

Your favourite hotel to check-in at is…

Soho Hotel is probably the best, but if you want something a bit more traditional the Hazlitt’s is a special spot.

For an early morning workout head to…

Third Space on Brewer Street.

Where should we go for breakfast?

Breakfast Club on d’Arblay Street is the original one but if you want something slower then head to Dean Street Town House.

How about for a long, lazy lunch?

Café Boheme.

And for dinner with friends?

Bocca di Lupo, and you can get gelato opposite after!

Your favourite restaurant in the area?

Budget: Bar Bruno is a local favourite greasy spoon.

Blow Out: The Ivy.

Where should we head post-dinner?

Trisha’s is a small dive bar and still fun for non-drinkers like me.

The culture spot to rave about…

Soho Revue, of course!

Via Alex Eagle Studio

Via Alex Eagle Studio

The best place to treat yourself is… 

Alex Eagle Studio.

For great shopping head to…

Carnaby Street, and definitely pop into Annie’s Ibiza.

The one place only locals know about… 

Gerry’s, it’s never open and when it is you probably won’t get in.

For a change of pace try…

Any Amount of Books on Charing Cross Road.

What’s your Soho secret?

Now that would be telling!

In a word, Soho is…

Eclectic.

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