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Village Soho

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Address: 81 Wardour Street | Soho, London W1D 6QD, England
Phone Number: +44 20 7478 0530
17:00 - 01:00
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Sun 17:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 03:00

The Village has become a firm fixture on Soho's gay scene since opening in...

The Village has become a firm fixture on Soho's gay scene since opening in 1991. The Village was the first of its kind to be opened in London and since then there have been dozens of bars who have copied its successful formula. The Village really does offer something for everyone 'all under one roof'. The upstairs 'Soho Bar' dance floor is where all the snap crackling pop, chart and commercial dance action happens, with residents Heidi Liscious & Robyn Banks, plus our gorgeous gogo boys on the bar! Descend into the basement club, where you'll find the best in chunky funky deep house & tech with the cream of London's dance scene DJ's, Paul Heron, Gordon John, Massimo Paramour, JJ Gullo & Gonzalo Rivas on rotation. Through to the 'Cafe bar' you'll find a more relaxed vibe with lots of seating & comfy booths. Further more, head upstairs to the new 'Cocktail Lounge' where you'll find another bar with luxurious booths, chandeliers and a stunning view of all the action right up Old Compton Street. We are now open from 3pm on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, and you are also very welcome to take your drinks al fresco onto Brewer Street where you can drink in the afternoon sun :) Pop in & say hi!

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Good value for money during happy hour

Wouldn't visit after the happy hour as the cocktails are not worth the money but during happy hour between 5-9 they are 50% off...

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Mikko R
London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was my friend's birthday and we wanted to have more drinks then I suggested this bar as I have been here since 2003. The security guy rejected me and l was ahe required my ID totally unacceptable as I am 41 this year and I have asked again as I couldn't believe what I have heard. But he keeps... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So I made my way down to London with my wife. We met a friend and went for a few beers around London. During our night out as our friend is gay we headed through soho and finally into village. This place is horrible I kid you not! The door man for start was a bully with an aggressive attitude.... More 

1 Thank Anthony G
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

I was a loyal customer. However on attending the bar in October I was pushed out of the way by a staff member. Staff were extremely rude and aggressive towards us. I would not go to this bar. Overpriced and rude staff

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Such a good night here. The dancers on the stage are just so cool. It has a down stairs too with great music amazing atmosphere too. We danced the night away and just had the best time

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Told to be quiet. In a nice better group. Not loud and too larrey! Couldn't believe It asked to leave by the bouncer. Bad attitude - was sexist and rude AVOID

Thank carley j
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Came here for a drink and people are 2 or 3 deep just talking. Why people need to stand in front of the bar to drink in London I just don't understand. Let other people get to the bar.

1 Thank Matty T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Held my birthday is the basement club, great team, great venue, perfect for smal gatherings, really helpful manger

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't visit after the happy hour as the cocktails are not worth the money but during happy hour between 5-9 they are 50% off...

Thank Mikko R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Great place get delicious cocktails! Friendly team and super music .Have a brilliant space upstairs! More options on draft beers. Love happy hour time .

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to the village a number of times, and have always found it to be a good place to end the night. However, after my visit last night, I doubt I'll go again. A very rude member of staff shouted at me when I bought 2 pints of lager, ten minutes before the bar closed. When I politely pointed... More 

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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 most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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