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Royal Garden Villas Hotel, Adeje
Royal Garden Villas Hotel is next to the Golf Costa Adeje golf course, in Adeje, Tenerife, Spain. A 5 star Adeje hotel on a truly spectacular cliff boasting impressive views of the sea and within easy access to La Caleta. ...
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Starhotel Splendid Venice
Starhotel Splendid Venice Hotel is in the historical part of Venice, Veneto, Italy within walking distance of Piazza San Marco (St Marks Square) and Rialto Bridge. A 4 star Venice hotel with its own landing dock thus easily accessed by water taxi. ...
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Wilshire Grand Hotel, Los Angeles
Wilshire Grand Hotel surrounded by shopping plazas, museums, theatres and fine restaurants in the heart of the city of Los Angeles, California, USA is a terrific 4 star Los Angeles hotel with direct transport links to Hollywood and City Walk. ...
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Soho is a menagerie of shops, clubs, pubs, restaurants and populace. It’s an area which is very much like a maze with streets crisscrossing each other. Originally a hunting ground, legend has it that Soho got its name from hunters crying out So Ho!

The area built up as a destination for the rich, although they cleared out when Soho was hit by a cholera outbreak in 1854, (a water pump which is dedicated to Dr. J. Snow who identified it as the source of the cholera outbreak in 1854, is one of London’s smallest landmark). Cheap rents made it a haven for pubs and brothels and artists and writers came soon after.

Soho is famous for its Chinese quarter, with its numerous restaurants and shops, as well as some very good Italian restaurants. In fact some may say that Soho is a gourmet’s paradise for it gives the visitor the choice of all sorts of possible tastes as well as to suit all budgets. Soho is now celebrated as one of the most fashionable parts of London. Its main industries are television, magazine publishing, and fashion, with both rich visitors and employees visiting the chic boutiques of Carnaby Street and Kingly Court.

There is a French Protestant Church, on Soho Square that is the only one of its kind in the whole of London. When the weather changes and gets warm in Soho people flock to either Golden Square or to Soho Square especially in the summer when there are festivals held there. A show at legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club is a fantastic way to spend an evening. Just as there are numerous bars, restaurants, and clubs in Soho, there are several hotels within walking distance from Soho.

It seems quite extraordinary that such a small corner of Central London could contain so much life and vitality, but the reality is that you could visit Soho every day for a year and still hardly scratch the surface.

Locations near Soho are Piccadilly Circus, Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street and others.

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