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The History Of Soho

Often difficult to navigate with its maze like feel, Soho in London's W1 is a grouping of streets bordered by Oxford Street in the North, Shaftesbury Avenue in the South, Regent Street in the West and Charing Cross in the East. Once a Royal Park in the heart of London, by the end of 19th century, Soho firmly established itself as a nightlife centre attracting artists, musicians and writers.

The 20th century saw the beginning of Soho's development as a media centre with many film companies setting up shop in the area. It was tainted for a few years with the rapid sex trade development of the 1960's, but by the early nineties a clamp down slowed the trade down and an accent to today's hip status began.

Mixing gay Soho, media Soho, red light Soho, late London Soho has helped this lively neighbourhood in the middle of the City to attract a cosmopolitan crowd. It has now become the epitome of London cool with some of the best bars, restaurants and shops in London (and the UK!) as well as becoming one of the most highly-prized residential addresses in the heart of London.

As one of the first independent boutique hair salons that opened in the area 15 years ago, The Lounge Soho Hairdressers is proud to be a part of Soho's history...