A Stroll Around a Neon-Lit Soho in 1977

 

Soho in 1977

Cranbourn Street, off Leicester Square

We don’t know who took these found photos but probably by an American tourist who went for a late evening stroll around the southern end of Soho in 1977. Perhaps they were looking for something to eat as the photographs feature many fast-food restaurants of the time including an early Kebab fast-food joint at 19 Wardour Street. It has now gone as has The MacDonald’s on Haymarket and in fact all the restaurants featured – including the Nosh Bar on Great Windmill Street, and the Pizzaland and Wimpy off Leicester Square.

Soho in 1977

Classic Moulin cinema, Great Windmill Street

Soho in 1977

Raymond Revuebar, Rupert Street

Soho in 1977

Astral Cinema, Brewer Street

Soho in 1977

Manzi’s Leicester Street

Soho in 1977

19 Wardour Street

Soho in 1977

The MacDonald’s at 57-60 Haymarket has now gone

Soho in 1977

Coventry Street

The photos in this post are courtesy of Glen F. His fabulous collection can be found here.