Soho serves as an eclectic part of London. Despite being a fairly small part of the Capital it still boasts a wide range of places to go and things to see and do during your time there. Within the past thirty years, Soho has undergone almost a reform of sorts where it now serves as an area with plenty of upmarket restaurants. With the London Palladium and the Cambridge Theatre located in Soho, it is also a place that sees a lot of musical culture. Not to mention that Covent Garden is also nearby, so you will never find yourself far from anything to do. Soho, as a location is also less than a 25 minute walk from the Millennium Bridge, so as you head towards Soho after crossing the bridge you get to see the famous landmark from an amazing angle, just like the one captured in this Print.
As for the restaurants and places to eat, there is no shortage of places to go, despite Soho being a fairly small area. The first place I’d like to mention in Soho is a Taiwanese place known as “BAO”. Located on 53 Lexington Street, this restaurant originally started off as nothing more than a street vendor and successfully worked its way up into having one of the most positively reviewed restaurants in Soho and London. The bao offered here, in the simplest terms, are small burger type meals, like sliders almost, that are most commonly filled with different kinds of meat. The most popular offered, however, is the bao with pulled pork. Bao aren’t the only food that is offered here, there are various other “small eats” available, such as pig’s blood cake and a myriad of vegetarian options like oyster mushrooms. Along with the traditional Taiwanese foods, there are all sorts of drinks and teas available to go along with your bao. Be wary though, Bao is a small place and as far as I am aware, does not take bookings. So, go along and hope for the best, you won’t be disappointed.
Blacklock, is the second place that I would like to mention in Soho. Located at The Basement, 24 Great Windmill St, Blacklock is a tried and true steak/chophouse. With the place being a steakhouse you can imagine that the main draw being the meat, which obviously is true. At Blacklock, the meat comes directly from an award-winning farmer and butcher down in Cornwall, so you have the knowledge that it must be good coming from somewhere that could have the meat start its journey Sunday morning and be cooked and prepared perfectly in time for your Sunday dinner, which Blacklock boats is “almost as good as Mum’s”. Your choices for this Sunday dinner come in the form of the 55 Day Aged Rump, the Cornish Lamb Leg and the Middlewhite Pork Loin. All three choices come with all the trimmings you’d expect, just let them know whether you actually want the gravy or not. Don’t worry, though, this place, unlike Bao, does allow you to book in advance so at least you can be guaranteed to experience some authentic British meat.