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Old Compton Street

London, England
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The best of Soho

Named after Henry Compton who raised funds for the building of nearby St. Anne's Church in 1686... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
Vibrant area

This is Soho and the centre of the gay community. There are a lot of gay bars here as well as some... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

Named after Henry Compton who raised funds for the building of nearby St. Anne's Church in 1686. Settled by French Huguenots exiled from France and given refuge by Charles II in 1681. In 19c haunt of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine and headquarters of Wombswell...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is Soho and the centre of the gay community. There are a lot of gay bars here as well as some nice restaurants and pubs. A vibrant area worth a visit.

Thank nellielim
Reviewed 25 April 2017

One this was a mixed thoroughfare where all sides of SOHO came, a restaurant a cabaret, a adult shop and a off licence, gving non-local a states depending which direction they head Not any longer, it feels quite drab as SOHO migrate to the tech...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017

After a matinee we wondered around looking for a comfortable and pleasant pub and we found Compton's on Old Compton Street. It is a gay pub but you would not notice that at first with so many people of all genders and ethnicities. We went...More

Thank ArtRamirez
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Took our friends here and had afternoon tea in Patisserie Valerie on this Road. (See separate review) There is a great vibe here and it very vibrant too. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's Soho. It's lively. It's full of unique shops and bars. Love wandering down here and seeing the rich colour of life and the variety of shops that cater to it.

Thank MrsBsTravels
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Another nice place to explore in london. Lots of nice places to eat. Very lively at night. Vibrant atmosphete. Nice place to people watch.

Thank streakey
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

This can be a very busy street in the evening with many people spilling into the street to basically enjoy themselves and have fun after they have been to the many local restaurants or bars which are local to this street Enjoy yourself in the...More

Thank badmintontim
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

They have happy hour on a Monday so the drinks are cheap. It's a nice venue upstairs as it's a bit quieter and you can relax more.

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I am very often in this street because it's on my way to work and it is a very beautiful street full of restaurants and food places from every corner of the world, pubs and cafes including Patisserie Valerie which is my favourite. Including all...More

Thank MissMagdalen
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho
hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a
compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars,
and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red
Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene –
and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping
enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's
greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the
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