Mysteries of Soho Square: Unveil London’s Hidden Gem with a Classic Cab Tour

Unveiling the Secrets of Soho Square Hut – A Unique Tourist Attraction in London

Are you ready to explore one of the precious hidden gems of London’s historic Soho Square? Today, we present to you an intriguing tour that would certainly pique the interest of us city explorers and history-buffs alike – the Soho Square Hut. It’s not the typical London tour and it’s definitely an experience you won’t forget. While you’re with us, what better way to traverse the city than via a classic black cab, courtesy of London Sightseeing Taxi Tours.

Whether you’re a visitor looking for a unique London experience or a resident looking to uncover some hidden treasures, our tour to the iconic Tudor-style hut at Soho Square delivers in spades. Book your tour now at London Sightseeing Taxi Tour!

The Fascinating History of Soho Square Hut

The half-timbered Soho Square Hut, dating back to 1925, is more than it seems. Despite its antique Tudor appearance, this structure was actually an ingenious solution for an electricity substation entrance, founded by the Charing Cross Electricity Company. This structure pays homage to a similar building that had been in the square since the 1870s, with the added benefit of blending seamlessly with its historic surroundings.

The Hut’s role became crucial during World War II, when it served as a temporary shelter from air raids during times of the Blitz. The shelter, according to Leslie Hardcastle, president of the Soho Society, could originally hold 150-200 people.

The Soho Hut Today: An Opportunity Awaits

Despite undergoing a massive transformation from an electricity substation to bomb shelter, and most recently, a gardener’s shed, the space beneath the Soho Square Hut has retained its original charm. Access to this two-story hut, a Grade II structure, is through a doorway that once served as the route to the substation and shelter.

Today, the 3,200 square-foot space beneath the structure has a new potential calling card- a trendy Soho restaurant. When the hut was put on the market in 2015, it attracted the attention of various restaurant groups and venue operators. What will be next for this versatile London gem? Only time will tell.

Experience the Magic of the London Cab Tours

Join our iconic black cab ride and visit one of the most unexpected and unexplored destinations in London – the Soho Square Hut. With London Sightseeing Taxi Tours, you can engage in wholesome exploration of this historic city with a ride as classic and comfortable as the charm of London itself.

Book this exciting tour at London Sightseeing Taxi Tour now. Discover London’s rich history in style and comfort – from one enchanting landmark to another. Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the historical marvel of Soho Square Hut and its remarkable past. As always, your adventure awaits you!”

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