King's Arms

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This busy bears’ pub has been around forever, and attracts a loyal crowd of stocky, hairy, beardy men who like a pint. The aesthetic is traditional and cosy: you could be in a country pub, except it’s crammed with gay men. Now that bears have gone more mainstream, the place is busier than ever. Some nights they really pack them in. There’s a lot less attitude than you’ll find in many Soho venues, though it helps if you have a beard.


Venue name: King's Arms
Address: 23 Poland St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
Transport: Tube: Tottenham Ct Rd
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Avatar for Toni S

Soho is the largely LGBT’s communities’ neighbourhood, and the kings arms is their “local” pub. From the laid back interior decor (or lack thereof) to the fact that there is a Jukebox - everything about this pub screens “local”. The bar staff is generally friendly. In gay terms, this would be a bear bar - so more of a pint-place than a cocktail joint.

In all it is a cozy bar, and is right in between Oxford Circus & Tottenham Court road station… for catching the last tube in time.

Avatar for Richard N

Very nice pub to hang out, pity they close so early (midnight on Saturdays), with some very nice men who hang out here, and if the music gets too loud, don't hesitate to head upstairs for a bit of peace and quiet, and space for a nice chat.