Kaplan Study Names Soho as London's Best Nightspot

Soho is the best London location to visit for nightlife, according to a survey of the capital’s international students.

Research by Kaplan International English revealed that the multicultural area of central London is the most popular nightspot in the capital ahead of the likes of Camden and Shoreditch.

Kaplan surveyed 535 students from its language schools in Covent Garden and Leicester Square to discover what they love about London.

London’s top five places for nightlife:

  • Soho: (37%)
  • Leicester Square: (28%)
  • Camden: (16%)
  • Notting Hill: (8%)
  • Shoreditch: (5%)

Steve Marmion, Artistic Director of Soho Theatre, said:  “Soho has a feel all of its own. These are the streets where Beethoven and Mozart composed, where the first television was demonstrated, where Karl Marx sat down next door, got drunk and wrote Das Kapital.

“I think it’s the best place to have a theatre on the planet. We present the best in new theatre, comedy and cabaret across three spaces and have a fantastic bar to boot.”

The results of Kaplan’s “What to do in London” survey have been published as a videographic. Visit the motiongraphic page to describe your dream day in the capital.

Kaplan surveyed students aged between 18 and 59 from 48 countries. All survey respondents had studied in London for at least four weeks between 2007 and 2014.

The students were from Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, and Zimbabwe.

Earlier this year, Kaplan discovered that the Meatpacking District is the best place to visit for nightlife in the Big Apple, according to its New York students. For the results of the next “What to do in …” videographic series, subscribe to the Kaplan blog.

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