Soho is almost unrecognisable during the COVID-19 lockdown. A district which on any given day is heaving with people, suddenly resembles a ghost town… However if there’s any sense of normality, it’s due to the small independent businesses which continue to stay open to serve our community with essential items. They’ve given us a reason to step outside and stretch our legs for a short stroll to pick up groceries (and see a familiar friendly face!). They’ve made Soho a destination for daily exercise limits for those outside the its perimeters.
We’ve updated our spring issue to include some of the local businesses open in Soho (yes – we finally went to print!). As lockdown restrictions ease and more businesses open, we’ll use this page to keep you updated on what’s open in Soho…
What’s open in Soho W1?
These businesses remain *open during the COVID-19 pandemic to serve the our community! (Thank you!)
FOOD & DRINK
Amathus 113-117 Wardour Street
Soho Dairy Berwick Street Market
Fruit & veg (usually at Berwick Street Market) temporally in the shed at the end of Peter Street
I Camisa & Son 61 Old Compton Street
Rippon News 88 Dean Street
The Vintage House 42 Old Compton Street
Loon Fung Supermarket Gerard Street, Chinatown
Whole Foods Market Glasshouse Street
Tesco Metro Dean Street
Marks & Spencer 173 Oxford Street
CAFES, RESTAURANTS, AND BARS
Hobson’s Fish & Chips 27 St Anne’s Court
Cookhouse Joe 55 Berwick Street
Co & Ko 72 Berwick Street
Bar Bruno 101 Wardour Street
Bagel Bakery Bar 54 Wardour Street
Make Mine 86 Dean Street
Nala Japanese Restaurant 1 Lower John Street
The Lyric Pub 37 Great Windmill Street
Busaba 106-110 Wardour Street
Amorino Italian gelato 41 Old Compton Street
Violet’s / Mediterranean Cafe 19 Berwick Street
HEALTH & WELLBEING
Watsons Pharmacy (temporally moved from Frith Street Soho Healthcare Centre) 72 Charing Cross Road
SOHOST 8 Berwick Street
*Open for take away only. Restrictions and opening hours apply (please check business website/social media for opening hours). For more on Government advice during lockdown visit: http://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Join the Shop Local campaign by Westminster Council and promote your business. Please contact their communications lead, Melissa, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a free stakeholder pack.
Is there an Soho-based business we haven’t mentioned? Let us know!
All photos by Kai Lutterodt @the.soho.girl
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Stay safe and well!
Kai and team
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