Soho Square is a square in Soho, London, England, with a park and garden area at its centre that dates back to 1681. It was originally called King Square after Charles II, whose statue stands in the square. At the centre of the garden, there is a distinctive half-timbered gardener’s hut. During the summer, Soho Square hosts open-air free concerts. Soho Square is home to several media organisations, including the British Board of Film Classification, 20th Century Fox, Bare Escentuals, Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc., Dolby Europe Ltd, Fin London, Paul McCartney’s MPL Communications, Tiger Aspect Productions, Wasserman Media Group and See Tickets. In the 1990s Sony Music had an office here. Their record label Sony Soho Square has since been renamed S2 Records.
The south-east corner of the square is home to The House of St Barnabas, a charity established in 1846 to help those in necessitous circumstances. The charity now runs a not-for-profit private members club and integrated Employment Academy, helping those who have been homeless back into lasting work.
The square is also home to St. Patrick’s Church a large Roman Catholic parish church that features extensive catacombs that spread deep under the Square and further afield.
Streets running off the square, counted clockwise from the north, are Soho Street, Sutton Row, Greek Street, Batemans Buildings, Frith Street and Carlisle Street.