The Coffee Bar Cowboy

George Skeggs, more commonly known as Soho George is one of the true last Soho legends. 
An artist who creates surealist style work, he can be seen daily walking the streets of the area in his distinctive zoot suits and wide brim hats. 

George first came to Soho over 60 years ago, when the rock ‘n’ roll scene was still centred around 2i’s Coffee Bar on Old Compton St.
“They used to call us the coffee bar cowboys”. 

In 1963 he became a resident and has been a key part of the area ever since.