Guide to... Gay Bars in Soho

Soho has been London's sex capital for more than two hundred years as it sat on the outside or the slums of the city. Now Soho is more refined but it has played its part in history in creating a climate of equality for LGBT. The ripple effect has turned Old Compton Street and the surrounding streets in to a sort of gay Mecca, excuse the dichotomy of the analogy,

There are lots of great LGBT bars and parties happening in Soho. One of the best parties I ever went to was a lesbian party at Soho House for example, partly because I won the card tournament.

Although anti-gay bombs have been replaced by upmarket bars, and many will argue gentrification has hit Soho's community, everyone who has been part of the community in the past years must be proud of the changes that have happened in society as a result of the bravery of the LGBT community led from Soho in many ways.




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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

Circa
Circa

62 Frith Street, Soho, London, W1D 3JN

Opened in 2011, Circa has become the bar with the hottest crowds and all boys in the know. With it’s big leather...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for Circa
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Circa
Inspected: on 19/01/2017

Ku Bar (Soho)
Ku Bar (Soho)

25 Frith Street, Soho, London, WC1D 5LB

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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Food Hygiene Ratings for Ku Bar (Soho)
Hygiene Rating: 5/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for Ku Bar (Soho)
Inspected: on 24/02/2011

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

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

The Yard Bar
The Yard Bar

57 Rupert Street, Soho, London, W1D 7PL

Nestled in an intimate courtyard tucked away off Rupert St. The Yard is a welcoming retreat for the hustle and bustle...Read more

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Food Hygiene Ratings for The Yard Bar
Hygiene Rating: 1/5
Food Hygiene Ratings for The Yard Bar
Inspected: on 14/09/2011

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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Heaven
Heaven

The Arches, Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG

0.66km

Heaven reserves the right to refuse admission to those deemed to be wearing unsafe footwear, specifically high heels...Read more

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Oxford Street borders four different districts of London, Soho, Fitzrovia, Marylebone, and Mayfair .



Oxford Street is located in the borough of Westminster in central London.

Oxford Street can be considered to form part of the districts of Fitzrovia, Soho and Mayfair .



The best nightclubs in London and their location is rather subjective as there are great clubs in different areas of London each with a different vibe. Mayfair tends to have the most exclusive celebrity clubs whilst east London is a little bit cooler.

Soho has some good places too although you won't rub shoulders with high society if you cross over Regent Street.



London's China Town is located in central London around Gerrard Street, close to Leicester Square. The nearest tube stations are Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.



The main areas in London for the best London clubs are Mayfair and Soho. Shoreditch and East London are becoming increasing popular too.


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