Soho Mural

In London and visiting Soho so I went along to Carnaby Street were it meets Berwick Street to see the Soho Mural. This work of art dates back to the 90s but it was restored in 2006.  It was created by community members who wanted to celebrate the district and its unique place in London history.

On the mural are people who lived, worked and played in Soho.  The Chinese influence is recognised as are local venues such as the London Palladium and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club. Liberty’s distinctive Tudor style shop is also depicted.  The dominant figure is Saint Anne; the local church is named after her.  Her wide skirt forms the background on which the Soho personalities are painted.  Karl Marx, Dylan Thomas, George Melly, Casanova and William Blake have all made it onto the mural.

The dogs and hares are there to remind us that this used to be a hunting area.



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