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Soho Square

Welcome to Soho Square

This very popular London Square is located at the heart of the centre of Soho and provides a small oasis behind Oxford Street.

It has a traditional layout with a central mock-Tudor building. The half-timbered black and white building in the centre which was built in 1895, refurbished in 2009 and is now used by the gardeners. The square is largely paved, interspersed with four symmetrical lawn areas, with mature trees and shrub planting.

Soho Square dates back to around 1681 in an area of land known previously as Soho fields. It is recorded that in the 1790s the garden was planted with almond, peach, cherry, lilac, rose, laburnum and honeysuckle.

Originally it contained a statue of Charles II in the centre of the garden above a fountain with a basin and figures representing the rivers Thames, Severn, Tyne and Humber. The square was also the site of air-raid shelters during the second World War that were built beneath the grass areas of the square and were essential for nearby local residents during the London Blitz. Today the gardens provide a green oasis in the densly built-up West End.

Dogs not allowed No disabled access Formal London Square

If you would like to hold an event or film in this park please visit the Special Events website at www.westminster.gov.uk/specialevents or call 020 7641 2390.