Something Smells In Soho


It’s fairly common knowledge that there’s a large nose sticking out of the wall at Admiralty Arch purporting to be the hooter belonging to Nelson, and that members of the armed forces always touched it for luck, but now it transpires there are seven more noses hidden on buildings around Soho.

So far I’ve only found the ones on Meard Street and another on D’Arblay Street, but it seems now they’ve spawned their own legend, to wit; if you touch all seven you become wealthy. Apparently Victorian architects added plaster casts of their noses to the finished buildings of Soho, but nobody seems to know why.

Given the number of media bars and clubs in the area, it would have been more appropriate if they’d left behind a bunch of arses.

4 comments on “Something Smells In Soho”

  1. Alan Morgan says:

    Perhaps they represent all the charlie?

  2. Gretta says:

    Are you sure that one on the top far right is a nose?

  3. karin says:

    Gretta, I wondered the same thing!

  4. I.A.M. says:

    Well, you know what they say about men with large noses, ladies…

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