Soho, part of the City of Westminster and the West End of London, has long been established as an entertainment district. Throughout the 20th century Soho was probably best known for its adult shops, night life and music scene. However, since the early 1980's, Soho has undergone a significant transformation. It is now a fashionable area of London, full of upmarket restaurants, bars and media offices. People living and working in the Bloomsbury area are within easy reach of this cosmopolitan and lively district of London, with Soho approximately 10 minutes walk from Russell Square.
Close to the heart of London's Theatreland, Soho is also a hub for the independent film and video industry as well as the television and film post-production industry. It has its own theatre, The Soho Theatre, which was built in 2000 as a venue promoting new plays and comedy and The British Board of Film Classification is located in Soho Square.