Comptons of Soho

51-53 Old Compton Street, London, United Kingdom, W1D 6HN

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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.




  1. Bloke Heaven

    “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.”


     on 07-19-2015 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. “My favourite bar in Soho. Good beer, real men and friendly service. Recommended.”

     on 01-30-2013 | Reply Problem with this review?

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Comptons of Soho London

venue bar

features bar, music

exclusively gay

customers Gay

attracts All types

weekday 12:00 - 23:30

weekend 12:00 - 24:00; Sun 12:00 - 22:30

last updated: 09-22-2016

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