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Berwick Street market, Soho, London, April 1961

Modernity Britain Book Two: a Shake of the Dice, 1959-62 by David Kynaston, review: 'a great achievement'

Soho stories: celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll

Soho stories: celebrating six decades of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll

London’s once sleazy yet exhilarating district of bars, cafes, clubs and cabaret is rapidly being transformed by the relentless tide of gentrification and globalisation. Here, regulars past and present celebrate the Soho they knew

The Windmill Theatre on the corner of Great Windmill street and Archer Street, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, was a magnet to many of the new wave ex-servicemen comedians, of which there were many. The theatre was infamous for its risque dancing girls and nude tableaux but it was a tough crowd for comedians who would make up part of the show. Not too many patrons were there for the jokes.

The Windmill Theatre on the corner of Great Windmill street and Archer Street, just off Shaftesbury Avenue, was a magnet to many of the new wave ex-servicemen comedians, of which there were many. The theatre was infamous for its risque dancing girls and nude tableaux but it was a tough crowd for comedians who would make up part of the show. Not too many patrons were there for the jokes.

Lina Stores Ltd Lina Stores is an Italian delicatessen in Soho, central London.  Have been selling Italian food in Soho since 1944

Lina Stores Ltd Lina Stores is an Italian delicatessen in Soho, central London. Have been selling Italian food in Soho since 1944

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