Comptons of Soho

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

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

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, Compton’s is still regarded as one of the most popular gay bars in London.

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

weekday: 12:00 - 23:30

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

venue: bar | features: bar, music | customers: gay | attracts: All types

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last updated: 18-02-2018



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  1. Bloke Heaven

    “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.“


     on 19-07-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

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