Soho London, a guide to the area
Soho may well be where you find yourself hanging out late at night in London when you are not quite ready to go back to your hotel. For such a small area, just one square mile in London’s West End. Soho occupies a large space in the popular imagination, stubbornly retaiПing a reputation as London’s center of sleaze, despite the fact that very little of its once-notorious sex industry remains. The Soho of today is the upmarket home of media companies, restaurants. bars and is considered to be London ‘s main gay area, including the famous G.A.Y. nightclub.
Of course, these days, actual prostitution is a tiny part of what might be considered to be Soho’s sex industry. Rather tame «sex clubs» put on shows that operate strictly within the limitations of British law and a handful of retailers specialize in sexy outfits, sex-play gadgets and racks of porn magazines and DVDs that seem pitifully redundant in this Internet age.
For those with a sweet tooth, the big Haagen-Dazs cafe on Leicester Square stays open until 2am on Fridays and Saturdays, and midnight the rest of the week.