3 Ways To Spend A Summer Afternoon In Soho


If you’re looking for an enjoyable way to spend an afternoon in London, we highly recommend that you gather your camera, grab a bottle of water or takeaway coffee and set out to discover Soho.

Despite being a fairly small neighbourhood of roughly one square mile, this vibrant West End area packs a lot into its petite boarders. Soho is always teeming with life and it’s one of city’s busiest areas, but that isn’t to say it lacks personality and a true London vibe. In fact, this West End gem is one area where visitors and locals will find all of their favourite shops, restaurants, theatres and attractions.

If you’re ready to discover all it has to offer, here are our top three to spend an afternoon in Soho, as picked by the city entertainment experts at Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch…

See a Theatre Matinee Performance


Few experiences rival that of seeing a live West End show – especially if you’re a fan of the theatre or an entertainment buff in general. If you’re in Soho and find yourself at a loose end of eager to see what makes this area of the UK such a hotspot for the world’s leading plays and shows, consider seeing a matinee performance at any one of the theatres that line the area. Like The Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch, Soho is close to a number of the West End’s top theatres and most of them have performances in the afternoon. Whether you’re looking for something that’s suitable for children or you want a drama to engross yourself in, there’s a whole host to choose from and tickets are reasonably priced.

Check Out All the Shops

Oxford shopping center

After saving money on one of our budget hotels in London, spend a little! When it comes to shopping, Soho has a lot to offer and it isn’t difficult to spend an entire day wandering around the different shopping streets. If you’re looking for flagship stores and large department stores, head to Oxford Street and Regent Street. This is also where you’ll find the famous toy shop, Hamleys. Alternatively, there’s Berwick Street and Carnaby Street which are where the smaller stores and boutiques can be found. From high street chains to top designers, everything can be found in Soho.

Dive into a Delicious Lunch

Delicious Lunch


A short walk from our great value budget hotels in London and not far from Shaftesbury Suites London Marble Arch, you’ll find some of Soho’s best restaurants. Whether you’re looking for brunch, lunch or an early dinner, you’re sure to find a cuisine that tickles your taste buds. There are fast food restaurants, popular chains, five star establishments and local places galore.

If you’re planning to visit London, it is well worth taking the time to check out Soho. It’s one of the most popular areas of the city and it has a little bit of everything. Plus, it’s close to Leicester Square, Covent Garden and a host of other popular locations.