Visit the new Soho Photography Quarter

29 Apr 2022
Art frieze on Ramillies Place and Ramillies Street

Visitors can now experience a greener, more pleasant and lighter space with a contemporary art frieze and projection at the Soho Photography Quarter.

This is the first permanent project to be delivered as a part of Westminster City Council’s Oxford Street District programme reviving Oxford Street and the wider district. The improvements to the area south east of Oxford Circus, including Ramillies Street, Ramillies Place and Hills Place were delivered in collaboration with The Photographers’ Gallery.

The area has been transformed to establish a new cultural identity, better connecting the critically acclaimed Photographers’ Gallery to Oxford Street. The scheme also provides new seating, planters and lighting, and turns a backstreet previously dominated by servicing, waste presentation and poor lighting into a warm and welcoming attraction in its own right as well as a new gateway into Soho from Oxford Street. This has created a more enjoyable environment for visitors and those travelling through the space to experience as well as improving the cultural offer in the Oxford Street District.

The area connects Oxford Street to the north and Great Marlborough Street to the south and is used by pedestrians to reach Soho or Oxford Street and adjoining areas.

Ramillies Street

The year-long construction works were completed in March 2022 and the area has also now re-opened to vehicular traffic.