When I went to London in 2009, we wandered through a couple streets with sex shops on our way to somewhere else. When I went back in 2011, I fell in love with Soho.
While we still had fun gawking at some of the offerings in the side streets, we explored some of the great shops, restaurants, and bars in the area. El Camion had delicious Mexican food. Berwick Street was a great shopping find, with its vintage shops and record stores. And LAB treated us to some of the best cocktails (and company) in the city.