Carnaby Street Shop and dine on Carnaby Street

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If you are in Soho to shop you will want to make Carnaby Street your first stop. Known for its British brands such as Ben Sherman and Lazy Oaf, this particular street is known for its more quirky flagship stores.

For a really unique pair of shoes, head to Irregular Choice for shoes which will catch everyone’s attention every time you wear them.

If you are visiting London during the Christmas season, Carnaby Street has some of the brightest light decorations in London, which often follow suit in being as different as the stores below them. Christmas Lights can also be found along Regent’s Street and Oxford Street.

Regent Street Shop on one of London’s major thoroughfares on Regent Street

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London’s famed Oxford Circus lies on the corner of Bloomsbury where the neighborhood meets Soho and Mayfair, and the iconic shopping district encompassing Regent Street is not to be missed.

The thoroughfares are packed with the UK’s top brands and stores, offering plenty of choices to suit any shopper’s tastes.

Kingly Court Catch up with friends in Kingly Court

Situated just off on Carnaby street is Kingly Court, a three-story drinks and dining destination.

In the courtyard area you will find over 20 of the best international eateries and bars, making it the perfect place to catch up with old friends over a cocktail and good food.

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club Dance the night away at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

Ronnie Scott’s is one of the oldest jazz clubs in the world and it is situated in the heart of Soho.

The small basement club has been open since 1959 and has presented some of the biggest names in jazz music.

Ronnie Scott’s is a live venue, so on most occasions you will need to purchase a ticket in advance.

Soho Comedy Club Get the giggles at The Soho Comedy Club

A perfect venue for a fun evening out, the Soho Comedy Club is a stage for new and emerging comedians to test their latest stand-up routines.

However, if you are lucky, on occasion more well-known comedians will appear to practice material they are preparing for upcoming tours.

House of Minalima Become a wizard at The House of Minalima

Located on Greek Street, The House of Minalima is a shop and exhibition showcasing the graphic art of the Harry Potter films.

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima created some of the most rememberable pieces for one the greatest film franchises of our time, including the iconic Hogwart’s acceptance letter.

The quirky store is bursting with pieces of film history with memorabilia available to purchase as well.

Cutter and Squidge Indulge in an Afternoon Tea with a difference at Cutter and Squidge

You will be spoilt for choice when it comes to afternoon teas in London, however, if you are looking for something a bit more unique head to Cutter and Squidge.

Cutter and Squidge run themed teas for an extended period of time, previously it was The Genie Room and at present it is the fully immersive Potion Room, which has been inspired by everyone’s favourite boy wizard.

Palace Theatre Keep the secrets of The Cursed Child at Palace Theatre

Combine your trip to Minalima with a visit to the Palace theatre to see The Cursed Child, a two-part stage play written by Jack Thorne based on an original story by Thorne, J. K. Rowling and John Tiffany.

Due to the popularity of the show, advance booking is essential, but remember to, at the request of J. K. Rowling herself, keep the secrets.

Foyle’s Lose yourself in a good book at Foyle’s

However, if books are more your style then walk to Charing Cross Road to visit Foyle’s Book Shop – the biggest bookstore in Soho.

Set across five floors, Foyle’s is home to over 20 000 different titles spanning over four miles of shelves!

Seven Noses of Soho Remember to look up at the Seven Noses of Soho!

As you stroll around Soho keep an eye out for noses on the walls and buildings.

Installed by artist Rick Buckley in 1997 as a protest against the increase of CCTV cameras on the streets, there were originally about 35 noses attached to buildings in Central London.

Seven still remain in Soho to this day and legend says if you find all seven you will become fabulously wealthy.

Liberty London See the Instagram famous Liberty London

Liberty London is undoubtedly one of the most famous buildings on Instagram when it comes to London.

The Luxury department store on Great Marlborough Street is hardly ever seen without an extravagant floral display.

Inside, the stores sell many luxury items, including silk scarves and handkerchiefs in their world famous floral and graphic prints.

Ain’t nothin’ But… Sing the blues at ‘Ain’t nothin’ But..’

If the blues is more your style then head to ‘Ain’t Nothin’ But..’

A bar which confidently names itself as ‘the best Blues bar this side of the Atlantic!’, the late and great Amy Winehouse even once performed there.

Soho Square Relax in Soho Square

Soho Square is a patch of green amid the grey buildings of Soho.

Originally called King’s Square after Charles 2nd, it is now a place for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the occasional London Sunshine.

Milroy’s Step behind the bookcase at Milroy’s

One for the whiskey drinkers, Milroy’s is a whiskey based quiet cocktail bar perfect for a date night.

The entrance to the bar itself is discreetly hidden behind a very decorative faux bookcase.

Radha Krishna Temple Visit an actual temple

Soho has its very own temple, George Harrison became interested in the work of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness when representatives arrived in the UK in the 1960s.

This temple opened in Soho Square in 1979 and entry is free.

The Photographers Gallery Visit The Photographers Gallery

If you are looking to immerse yourself in art culture while in Soho then stop by the Photographers Gallery.

A six-storey building on Ramillies Street which has ever-changing photography exhibitions. The building also has a large store where you can purchase various prints you have enjoyed for your own home.

Prince Edward Theatre Sample the hospitality at Prince Edward Theatre

Outside view of Prince Edward Theatre

Opened in 1930 the Prince Edward theatre is a grade II listed building in London’s famous West End. In recent times the theatre has been refurbished to ensure visitors continue to experience the glamorous feel of a 1930’s art deco theatre.

Why not make your visit extra special by sampling one of the theatre’s range of hospitality packages. Two VIP rooms can be hired for groups of up to 25 people, while the champagne package offers the opportunity to celebrate a special occasion in style.