Soho: A Street Guide to Soho’s History, Architecture and People by Dan Cruickshank


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Soho – illicit, glamorous, sordid, louche, poverty-stricken, squalid, exhilarating. One of Britain’s best-loved historians, Dan Cruickshank, grants us an intimacy with centuries of rich and varied history as he guides us around the Soho of the last 500 years. We learn of its original aspirations towards respectability, how it became London’s bohemian quarter and why it was once home to its criminal underworld. The bars, clubs, theatres and their frequenters are described with detail that evokes the heart of the district.