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28 August 2014

Sit out in Soho Square

Originally laid out in the 1670s, and named King's Square after the newly restored King Charles II, Soho Square was previously a private garden, and was only leased to the City of Westminster in 1954, after which it became permanently open to the public.

Sitting at the heart of one of the busiest parts of London, it is hardly surprising that the Square has been a frequent source of inspiration to writers and musicians, with Dickens featuring it in A Tale of Two Cities, and more recently the late Kirsty MacColl penning the song Soho Square, which features he lyrics: "One day I'll be waiting there, No empty bench in Soho Square", now fittingly preserved on one of the benches.

For more, see https://www.westminster.gov.uk/soho-square-gardens

^Picture © Martin Hearn used under a Creative Commons license^

1 comment:

  1. YES!!! I would like to be sitting anywhere in the sun. August in the southern hemisphere is not my favourite month :(

    What do people use the cute little timbered structure for? I am not sure what part tool-shed, part arbour means.