Sunday, 19 July 2015

Sunshine in Soho





















Mild West End
We have a shimmering little summertime clip from the BFI below that gives a potted (1956) history of London's Soho district. At that time it seemed to be a well-ordered and relatively unpeopled part of London to stroll around. One can imagine sitting in Soho Square licking an ice cream and nodding to the smartly-uniformed gardener (above) whilst thinking where to stroll to next.

Interesting Fact: Piccadilly Circus, our narrator tells us, was named after the lace collars (or piccadills) popular in the Stuart period. Do we have any other districts or towns named after items of clothing?

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