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This electric, dynamic and creative neighbourhood is an exciting place to live, a market mainly consisting of flats; Soho is a commercial hub set in the centre of London. A colourful area full of character, Soho is known for its hedonism, eccentricity and energy.

An affluent area, you’ll only find a small number of houses available in Soho, such as the picturesque quaint houses on Meard Street. The area is home to a number of substantial apartment blocks, the majority of which have been converted from previous commercial properties, an example of which can be found on Bourchier Street.

Loft style apartments are available on Wardour Street, a development by Manhattan Loft Company offers a taste of New York living, and a number of these loft apartments also benefit from roof top terraces. On Dean Street, Old Compton Street and Frith Street there are more modest flat conversions above the restaurants and the shops.

Close to Oxford Street you’ll find highly coveted flats built by The Hat Factory. Windmill Street is notably more affordable. New developments of flats are in the process near Berwick Street Market and Soho Square.

Standard of Living in Soho

Soho is both extravagant and innovative; it has a myriad of restaurants and bars spilling out of every corner and unbeatable entertainment. A neighbourhood where it is hard to find a dull moment, albeit some may wish to reside in an area that benefits from slightly more peace and quiet.

In terms of transport Soho is an ideal base for exploring the rest of London and boasts great travel links. Increasingly becoming more residential, although the lack of parking in the area may be problematic for some residents, it does not tend to attract many families but is ideal for those who lead a lively lifestyle.

Other Living necessities in Soho

Based in the City of Westminster, Soho has an array of supermarkets and local grocery shops, including chains such as Tesco’s. Head to the West End to view a show, or relax in one of the many cafes in Soho Square. Soho covers one square mile and is located in Zone 1.

With regard to schools there is the Soho Parish CofE on 23, Great Windmill Street for 4-to-11-year-olds, the school achieved ‘good’ in Ofsted’s report. Near by secondary schools in neighbouring Covent Garden include The Royal Ballet School, The Abbey College, and CATS College London. In Marylebone there is Queens College, Portland Place School, DLD College and The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge School.

Nearby libraries are The London Library in St James Square and Charring Cross Library. For keep fit there is Marshall Leisure Centre and places of worship in the area include St Anne’s Church and St Patrick’s Church.

Places to visit near Soho

As mentioned Soho is perfect to explore many of London’s best attractions, close by is Covent Garden Market, the largest vegetable, fruit and flower market in the country. There are over 200 businesses selling their wares in the market, with over 2,500 people employed. Mayfair, Marylebone, Piccadilly Circus are in the nearby region, for shopping there is Oxford Street and Regent Street. Leicester Square is home to an array of entertainment, including cinemas, theatres and restaurants. In Chinatown you’ll find in excess of eighty Asian and Chinese restaurants. Carnaby Street located in the Soho district is also perfect for shopping, particularly for fashion and lifestyle.

Soho Council Tax

Soho is located in the City of Westminster, you can find current council tax bands at the following site: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/council-tax-bands-and-rates