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The Freedom bar on Wardour Street was one of a wave of gay venues which led to the creation of the Soho gay village. First opened by then relatively unknown fashion designer Roland Mouret, Freedom started life as a gay café bar-cum-theatre space. Upstairs was the place to sip cappuccinos and cocktails. Downstairs was a theatre which hosted performances by New York legends like Joey Arias, Lady Bunny and Raven O. Nowadays the downstairs space is used for everything from cabaret and club nights to salsa evenings. Freedom has had more reincarnations than Madonna. A 2009 facelift finally put it back where it belongs – at the heart of gay Soho life. 
Venue name: Freedom
Address: 60-66 Wardour St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10am-3am.
Transport: Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Price: Mon-Tue £3 after 11pm, Wed-Thur £5 after 10pm (£3 with flyer), Fri-Sat £7 after 10pm

Average User Rating

3.8 / 5

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This place is fantastic. My night of choice here is Monday where talent pours from the stage from about 11.30. The crowd is friendly and relaxed. Same goes for the staff. Any other weeknight is great however, AVOID Saturdays! Full of out-of-towners desperate to have a good time, often to the detriment of a good time. Drinks are fairly priced and so is entry (usually free)


Went for the Cabaret night and loved every minute. Bar staff were friendly as were waitresses and stayed until close on a school night! Woops. GReat happy hour cocktail, definitely recommend.


Went for a friends birthday, had heard good things. Wish we hadn't bothered. The clientele was pretentious as were the bar staff who were also incompetent and rude. Music and atmosphere was nothing special and the drinks were overpriced and average. Don't waste your time or money.