Londons soho is world renowned for seediness and sex shops. However what many people don't realise is that some of the best food in London can be found there. Food from almost every nation can be had in under an hour and very cheaply. This part of london is a great place to work. Great food, good people watching, lovely parks for when the sun is out, and of course some very convenient 'toy' shops.
Tops my list of cool places in london, especially in the summer..