Guide to... Old Compton Street

Old Compton Street is synonymous with gay culture for both fantastic and tragic reasons. When the 1999 bombings hit the Admiral Duncan it was a transformative event for homosexuals in London. Whilst the deaths can never be vindicated it echoed out a change in public sentiment that made Old Compton Street a symbol for reconciliation.

This symbolism was serendipitous and more poignant as Old Compton Street is historically a Catholic area and the Good Friday Agreement was fresh in the public memory as was the recent tragic death Princess Diana's who was well know for campaigning for acceptance of Aids victims and homosexuals. These factors contributed to a climate of reconciliation and new acceptance between social groups.


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Shackfuyu
Shackfuyu

14A Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TJ

Our pop-up that became so popular we made it permanent, Shackfuyu serves Yōshoku food – Western-inspired Japanese...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Shackfuyu
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Shackfuyu
Inspected: on 17/12/2018

Leggero
Leggero

64 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UQ

LEGGERO in Italian means light. A destination for all; a casual dining room located in the very heart of vibrant...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Leggero
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Leggero
Inspected: on 26/07/2017

Belgo (Soho)
Belgo (Soho)

29-31 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JS

One of the newer members of the Belgo family based in the heart of Old Compton Street. Belgo Soho has two levels. The...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Belgo (Soho)
Inspected: on 27/07/2018

Balans Soho Society (Soho)
Balans Soho Society (Soho)

60-62 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UG

We are Balans Soho Society and we live by the philosophy that too much of a good thing is a good thing, the best...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Balans Soho Society (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Balans Soho Society (Soho)
Inspected: on 05/12/2017

Temakinho
Temakinho

10 Old Compton Street, London, W1D 4TF

The cuisine at Temakinho works with passion to discover the highest quality of raw materials.Raw materials that...Read more

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Admiral Duncan
Admiral Duncan

54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UB

Welcome to the Admiral Duncan, a triumph of brash fun over basic flirting, this Soho stalwart attracts party-oriented...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Admiral Duncan
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Admiral Duncan
Inspected: on 14/10/2010

Bar Soho
Bar Soho

23-25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL

With a wide selection of wines and cocktails, parties here are always unforgettable. Inside you’ll find atmosphere...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Soho
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Soho
Inspected: on 24/03/2017

Bar Swift
Bar Swift

12 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TQ

Our Upstairs Bar is great for that spontaneous drink. We serve a short menu of light cocktails as well as any classic...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Swift
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Swift
Inspected: on 13/03/2018

Bar Termini
Bar Termini

7 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JE

Soho & Marylebone. Day & Night.Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Termini
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Bar Termini
Inspected: on 11/03/2015

Wok on Fire
Wok on Fire

43 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HG

Asian street food inspired by the Far East Wok on Fire has brought its passion for street food made fast to Soho,...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Wok on Fire
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Wok on Fire
Inspected: on 28/11/2016

Comptons of Soho
Comptons of Soho

51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HN

Soho’s favourite gay bar. Beautifully intricate interiors and top DJ’s every weekend. Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Comptons of Soho
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Comptons of Soho
Inspected: on 09/06/2015

Eat Tokyo (Soho)
Eat Tokyo (Soho)

16 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TL

Eat Tokyo are a Japanese owned firm with 6 branches operating in Tokyo and 5 outlets in London.With more than 40...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Eat Tokyo (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Eat Tokyo (Soho)
Inspected: on 01/08/2018

Il Cucciolo Restaurant
Il Cucciolo Restaurant

8 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TE

We are a family run, Italian cuisine restaurant based in Soho, London. Il Cucciolo has been situated in Soho for...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Il Cucciolo Restaurant
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Il Cucciolo Restaurant
Inspected: on 16/04/2018

La Porchetta Pollo Bar
La Porchetta Pollo Bar

20 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TW

La Porchetta harks back to a time when signed, black-and-white photos of film stars were standard-issue wallpaper for...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for La Porchetta Pollo Bar
Hygiene Rating: 4/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for La Porchetta Pollo Bar
Inspected: on 19/03/2019

I Camisa & Son
I Camisa & Son

61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HS

“If you’re after authentic Italian ingredients, served to you by real Italians in a properly Italian setting in the...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for I Camisa & Son
Hygiene Rating: 3/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for I Camisa & Son
Inspected: on 22/05/2018

Amorino (Old Compton Street)
Amorino (Old Compton Street)

41 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 6HF

Created by two childhood friends, Cristiano Sereni and Paolo Benassi, Amorino was founded in 2002. The two founders'...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Amorino (Old Compton Street)
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Amorino (Old Compton Street)
Inspected: on 16/11/2017

G-A-Y Bar
G-A-Y Bar

30 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4UR

Bustling 3-floor party bar with plasma screen jukebox, drawing a young, gay early-evening crowd.Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for G-A-Y Bar
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for G-A-Y Bar
Inspected: on 16/03/2017

Rustiko Restaurant & Bar
Rustiko Restaurant & Bar

37 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JY

Situated in the heart of Old Compton Street, RustiKo embodies the vintage Soho experience. Independent, candle-lit...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Rustiko Restaurant & Bar
Hygiene Rating: 2/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Rustiko Restaurant & Bar
Inspected: on 01/05/2019

Hotel Chocolat (Old Compton Street)
Hotel Chocolat (Old Compton Street)Top Pick

25 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JN

Our unique concept Our cafes are a new concept that brings together everything we do under one roof – from cocoa...Read more

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Muriel's (Soho)
Muriel's (Soho)

36 -38 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D

Kitchens are the heart of our homes – wakey wakey breakfasts are eaten, mid morning coffees brewed, catch up...Read more

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Poppie's Fish & Chip Shop
Poppie's Fish & Chip Shop

55 Old Compton Street, Greater London, W1D 6HW

Poppie’s is renowned for their authentic fish and chips – and it’s little wonder, with born and bred East-end...Read more

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Prince Edward Theatre
Prince Edward Theatre

Old Compton Street, London

The Emporium draper's shop was demolished and work began on a new theatre, designed by Edward Stone and built by...Read more

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She Soho
She Soho

23a Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 5JL

SHE is the only women-priority venue in London, drawing a great variety of LBTQ+ individuals all year round. SHE's...Read more

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Molly Moggs

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Molly Moggs

2 Old Compton Street, Soho, London, W1D 4TA

Friendly bar on the corner of Soho, live drag entertainment 7 days a week.Read more

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Sushi Eatery
Sushi Eatery

40 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LN

0.01km

Sushi Eatery is about more than just sushi. You'll find all types of Japanese cuisine including tempura, ramen...Read more

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Ku Bar (Soho)
Ku Bar (Soho)

25 Frith Street, Soho, London, WC1D 5LB

0.01km

Ku Bar is the ideal after work hangout with great offers throughout the week on premium branded products. A trendy...Read more

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The Delhi Brasserie
The Delhi Brasserie

44 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SB

0.01km

For thirty years, the Delhi Brasserie Indian Restaurant in Soho, London has been serving the highest quality Indian...Read more

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Bar Italia (Soho)
Bar Italia (Soho)

22 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RF

0.02km

Lou and Caterina Polledri opened Bar Italia in 1949 and then their Son Nino took over the reins in the 1970s and he...Read more

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Ba Shan Restaurant
Ba Shan Restaurant

24 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AH

0.02km

Hunanese food is the fieriest of all the Chinese traditions: less oily than Szechuan and much more...Read more

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Ronnie Scott's
Ronnie Scott's

47 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4HT

0.02km

In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians...Read more

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Bistro1
Bistro1

27 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LE

0.02km

Bistro1 Mediterranean Restaurant based on the Frith Street, SOHO. The location is handy for pre-theatre, post-movie...Read more

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Little Italy
Little Italy

21 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RN

0.03km

Little Italy with its combination of fine dining, an exceptional wine list, music and dancing has become one of the...Read more

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The Groucho Club
The Groucho Club

45 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QB

0.03km

The Groucho Club is a private members club open to men and women formed in 1985. Dreamt up by a group of publishers...Read more

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Joe & The Juice
Joe & The Juice

46 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4QD

0.03km

Food and drinks companyRead more

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Gauthier Soho
Gauthier Soho

21 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AF

0.03km

Set in the unique environment of an unmodernised Regency townhouse in London's vibrant Soho district, Gauthier Soho...Read more

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Assa Korean Restaurant
Assa Korean Restaurant

23 Romilly Street, Soho, London, W1D 5AQ

0.03km

Assa is a bustling restaurant in Soho. A variety of authentic Korean dishes are served within contemporary...Read more

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Lobos Meat & Tapas Soho
Lobos Meat & Tapas Soho

48 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SF

0.03km

Roberto, Joel, Cortés and Ruben first met working together in a tapas restaurant in London. They were doing what they...Read more

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Lobos Meat & Tapas (Soho)
Lobos Meat & Tapas (Soho)

48 Frith Street, London, W1D 4SF

0.03km

In January 2015 after over 7 years working together, they decided it was time for them to open their own restaurant....Read more

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Cây Tre Restaurant
Cây Tre Restaurant

42-43 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PZ

0.03km

Viet Grill followed several years later, opening on Kingsland Road, which soon became known as the Pho Mile – home to...Read more

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Barshu Restaurant
Barshu Restaurant

28 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 5LF

0.03km

The food of Sichuan province in southwest China is one of the world’s great cuisines. Its most famous characteristic...Read more

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Hoppers
Hoppers

49 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SG

0.03km

Indian restaurant in Soho.Read more

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Soho House
Soho House

40 Greek Street, London, W1D 4EB

0.03km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

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The French House
The French House

49 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 5BG

0.03km

The French offers a warm welcome to friends and newcomers alike, together with a choice of thirty superb champagnes...Read more

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Kettners
Kettners

29 Romilly Street, London, W1D 5HP

0.03km

(Approved Wedding Venue)Read more

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Karaoke Box (Soho)
Karaoke Box (Soho)

18 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RQ

0.04km

Private karaoke rooms of varying capacities, which are outfitted with plenty of attractive features: flatscreen TVs;...Read more

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Koya Bar
Koya Bar

50 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4SQ

0.04km

This sibling to the original Koya doesn't stand in the shadow of its departed neighbour - it's asserted its own...Read more

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Ceviche (Soho)
Ceviche (Soho)

17 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 4RG

0.04km

We have 4 beautiful restaurants: Ceviche Soho, Ceviche Old St, Andina and the new Casita Andina - all different and...Read more

Frith Street Soho Eating Restaurants

Forty Dean Street
Forty Dean Street

40 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PX

0.04km

Forty Dean Street is the pinnacle of affordable italian cuisine in busy Soho. We are a small, family run restaurant...Read more

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Prix Fixe
Prix Fixe

39 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 4PU

0.04km

In the heart of London’s Soho, Prix Fixe Brasserie is a charming French restaurant serving superb contemporary French...Read more

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Labour Party Black Plaque - Site of the  Congregational  memorial hall  the   Labour Party  was founded  here  27 February 1900
First Postmarks In The World And General Letter Office Blue Plaque - Near this spot the General Letter Office stood in Post House Yard 1653-1666 Here were struck in 1661 the first postmarks in the world
Blue Plaque № 9156 - In this old King's Arms Tavern the Ancient Order of Druids was revived 28th November 1781. This commemorative plaque was placed here on the 150th anniversary by the A. O. D.
Tobias Matthay Blue Plaque - Tobias Matthay 1858-1945 teacher and pianist lived here
Anthony Trollope And Frances Trollope Blue Plaque - Fanny Trollope author and her son Anthony lived in this house 1836 to 1838
Frank Bates Blue Plaque - Frank Bates 1889-1921 Vocalist and lead singer with pioneering jazz ensemble The Southern Syncopated Orchestra resided here 1918-1919

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