Indebted to George Skeggs for this slice of 1960s Soho life.

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Gail Brodholt ‘Walkers Court, Soho’

 Walked this today, love Soho, my favourite place in London.

And of course, the home of London’s oddest window display – the racing car and rocking horse, much featured in this blog.

Horse returns the “wrong way round” in Soho window shock

Maurice House now.

The saga of the strangest window display in Soho, catalogued at some length in this blog over the last 18 months, has taken another strange turn, literally. The rocking horse, which has been absent from the window of Maurice House above Walkers Court for weeks, has now returned but, THE OTHER WAY ROUND!

Maurice House then.

The car remains unmoved, though there has been a bit of jiggery pokery with the headless statues and the mismatched wagon wheels in the window on the other side. We will, of course, keep you posted on future developments.

Back up in lights

The lights have come back on for the ‘iconic’ Raymond Revuebar neon sign in Soho. Just a couple of months ago it looked like this:

Its restoration is supposedly a tribute to the late porn baron, though the Revuebar itself closed in June 2004 and shows no signs of reopening as part of the current redevelopment of Waker’s Court.

Rocking horse in surprise return

Regular readers will know of the mystery which surrounds London’s weirdest window displays (in Walker’s Court, Soho, on the two sides of the Maurice House walkway). In a dramatic turns of events, the rocking horse, suspended at an angle above the model car in one of the windows, has returned, after its second absence in the last few months.

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This begs all sorts of questions, most of which begin with Why. Anyway, I thought you’d be pleased to know that someone’s keeping an eye on these things.

Rocking horse in surprise return

Regular readers will know of the mystery which surrounds London’s weirdest window displays (in Walker’s Court, Soho, on the two sides of the Maurice House walkway). In a dramatic turns of events, the rocking horse, suspended at an angle above the model car in one of the windows, has returned, after its second absence in the last few months.

This begs all sorts of questions, most of which begin with Why. Anyway, I thought you’d be pleased to know that someone’s keeping an eye on these things.

Horse in second disappearance shock

The suspended rocking horse which usually features prominently in this weird Soho window display (see previous posts), has again disppeared. I know not why it was there in the first place, nor why it has been removed for a second time.