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Comptons of Soho

Nightlife, Late-night bars Soho

Long before Soho became known as the gay village, long before the Village Bar or the Admiral Duncan or even Clone Zone, there was Compton’s. An old-fashioned gay club that used to have blacked-out windows and sawdust on the floor, the venue has changed with the times and now has two floors, clear-glass windows and far nicer toilets. Compton’s is still popular with a crowd of beer-drinking, blokey gay men and is pretty cruisey. The upstairs lounge has flock wallpaper and a chandelier – a good place for a date or conversations – but the main floor is louder, darker and clubbier, and tends to be where the action is.


Venue name: Comptons of Soho
Address: 53 Old Compton St
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12noon-11pm, Sun 12noon-10.30pm
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