For the second part of our Urbancode series, we want to address one of the most pleasurable parts of London, which envelops a community from all walks of life, catering to these different archetypes with beautiful food and very cool independent cafes. The place we’re talking about is none other than Soho, which is home to some of London’s favourite spots such as the likes of high end Soho House or Groucho, or humble dessert offerings such as The Hummingbird Bakery or Gelupo (which is a certified Foxhall favourite).
During the 1700s Soho had primarily become a French quarter, with over 40% of the population being French speakers. Catering for literati from many parts of Europe, the area had always been considered a fashionable place to wine and dine for intellectuals all the way through to the 1900s.
Foxhall has always lived with pleasures and pursuits in mind. There’s nothing more obvious to talk about in Soho than the lively culture – it’s always hustling and bustling from AM to PM, and in the weekends it’s certainly one of the busiest places to be. Whether it’s the variety of foods, or places to simply sit and enjoy a beer or a glass of wine, Soho is home to an abundance of hedonists and tourists.
Over the next two weeks we’ll be highlighting everything Foxhall loves about the characteristic Soho. Stay tuned.