Located in the heart of the West End, Soho is famous as an area for entertainment.
While, at one time, it had a dubious name, since extensive regeneration in the 1980s, traces of its former adult industry connections have largely vanished; It’s now a hive of creative industry. Soho is at the epicentre of the British film industry, home to dozens of digital post-production houses, Advertising, PR and creative agencies. It’s increasingly in demand as a place to live and a fashionable place to socialise – after all, you can hardly get more central. Its four Tube stations are all in Zone 1
While Soho estate agents have a limited supply of houses, it is an ideal place if you’re looking for a flat. Many of them are in the upper floors of commercial premises; Soho properties originally led the way in trendy loft living.
Soho property has an eclectic mix of period style and loft apartments, modern blocks, art deco office conversions, Queen Anne houses in Meard Street and a couple of ex-local authority buildings with a high percentage of private owners. The vast majority of homes are one and two-bed flats. Occasionally you will find flats in council blocks, but you have to be quick, - they sell very quickly.
In a joint venture between United House Developments and Barratt Homes, 13 penthouses and 65 affordable homes, plus shopping and restaurant space, are being created in Broadwick Street on the site of a demolished police section house.
Soho Buyers and Residents
If you crave peace and tranquility, then living in Soho may not be for you. But, if you love being in the thick of things, to be able to walk home after a night out in the West End and find a bite to eat round the clock, then a home in Soho is calling.
Soho has a residential population of over 3000, which includes tailors, musicians, designers, barrow boys, architects, writers, MPs, old age pensioners, pop stars, film directors, publishers and local business people as well as many families with children who go to the local primary schools.
Soho property is popular with young professionals, particularly those who live within walking distance of their place of work. While the area is full of young couples, they sometimes move further afield with their growing family in tow, but often keep their first home to rent out.
Soho has its fair share of famous residents past and present, which include Karl Marx, John Snow, Lord Nelson, Mozart, Oliver Goldsmith, Canaletto, Thomas Gainsborough, Haydn, Johan Christian Bach, Thomas Sheridan, John Dryden and William Blake.
Top 5 Reasons to Live in Soho
- It is fast becoming one of the most fashionable places to live in the capital
- You'll struggle to find a more lively place for cafes, restaurants and bars
- You have the theatres of the West End on your doorstep
- You are conveniently located for Central London
- Great deals are available on Soho property, so the money you'll save on your monthly mortgage of rental payment can be put into enjoying its great social scene