51-53 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6HN
Comptons is located in what used to be a Victorian hotel. In the 1950’s, the hotel had become a pub called ‘The Swiss Tavern’ and acquired a reputation as being a meeting place for gay men which at the time was illegal.
In 1986, the name was changed to “Comptons of Soho” and it came out in the open as being a gay bar. Now, more than 25 years later, Comptons is still regarded as one of the most popular gay bars in London.
The bar attracts a more mature, beer-drinking crowd than found in some of the other gay bars in Soho.
“Saturday night boozer for London’s bears and “real” men. Friendly staff, decent beer and reasonable prices. Toilets can get a bit iffy as the nights progress.”
Steve on 07-19-2015 | Problem with this review?
“My favourite bar in Soho. Good beer, real men and friendly service. Recommended.”
John on 01-30-2013 | Problem with this review?
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