Soho Square is a garden square in Soho, London, hosting since 1954 a de facto public park let by the Soho Square Garden Committee to Westminster City Council. It was originally called King Square after Charles II, and a much weathered statue of the monarch has stood in the square, with an extended interruption, since 1661, one year after the restoration of the monarchy.
The square is located in the heart of Soho, just a short walk from Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. It is surrounded by townhouses, many of which are now offices or businesses. The square also contains a number of trees and shrubs, as well as a fountain.
Soho Square is named after the Soho district, which was originally a hunting ground for the Bishops of Winchester. The square was laid out in the early 17th century, and was originally intended as a private garden for the residents of the surrounding townhouses. However, it was opened to the public in 1723.
Today, Soho Square is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike. The square is often used as a backdrop for films and television shows, and it is also a popular spot for people-watching.
How to Get There:
Soho Square is easily accessible by public transport. The nearest tube stations are Oxford Circus and Tottenham Court Road. There are also a number of bus routes that stop nearby.