Comptons of Soho
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Comptons of Soho

51-53 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6HN  map 

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Located in what used to be a Victorian hotel, Comptons of Soho had become a pub called ‘The Swiss Tavern’ in the 1950s and acquired a reputation as being a meeting place for gay men which was illegal at the time.

In 1986, the name was changed to “Comptons of Soho” and it came out in the open as being a gay bar. Over 25 years later, Comptons is still regarded as one of the most popular gay pubs in London.

Attracts a more mature, beer-drinking crowd than found in some of the other gay bars in Soho.


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Updated: 14-Apr-2021
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weekday: 12:00 - 23:30
weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

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  1. S Steve
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    “Saturday night boozer for London's bears and "real" men. Friendly staff, decent beer and reasonable prices. Toilets can get a bit iffy as the nights progress.“

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