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Old Compton Street

London, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #514 of 853 Attractions in London
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: People-watching
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London, United Kingdom
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821 reviews 821 reviews
487 attraction reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Old Compton street is in Soho, close to Dean, Frith, Wardour & Greek streets. One of the curious things about this street is that it features several gay bars, restaurants and cafes. Go there and take a few minutes to cross this off your to-do list when visiting London.

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Vancouver Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

It's loud, smells like Urine and has very interesting Characters. But that's the point. We stayed in a flat above the street and the noise would only (sometimes) die down by 4am. In some of the alleyways there are these horrendous open plastic urinals where people will openly wave their willies at you. While trying to sleep through the noise,... More 

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Ballyhaunis, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

We visited Cromptons on a Friday evening. It was very busy at 8.30 pm when we arrived, eventually we got seats. We felt it was a lively, friendly bar, fairly easy going. The bar staff were grand, we never waited too long to be served which was good as it was busy.The spirits were served in uk doubles(50mls) but i... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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471 reviews 471 reviews
271 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

All the shops and restaurants you'd expect to see walking through Soho. Worth a walk through to see the best of the place.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
6 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

I went to Camisa (Italian Deli, Soho) a couple of months ago as I haven't been there for sometimes. I used to go there regularly in the past then Major supermarkets started to stock good quality Italian products. Therefore I go less and less now. What a disappointment it was in terms of prices which went from being reasonable years... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

I really like this street because you have the option to go to many bars in a very small area. Most of them are decent, although London is not too much fun, since most people are very shy or they are just looking for fun. However, it is very safe and close to many other areas in central london. Be... More 

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birmingham england
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280 reviews 280 reviews
56 attraction reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

From top to bottom this street offers a kaleidoscope of sights, eating and drinking places, as well as memorable shops for clothes, gadgets, fantasies, food and drink. Camisa's is an aladdins cave of italian food, fresh, tinned, bottled and dried including wonderful pasta, parma ham, cheeses, sausages, breads, tomatoes, truffles in season, olive oils and wines. Its friendly, knowledgeable and... More 

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London
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213 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

Old Compton Street is probably most famous as the heart of London's LGBT scene, and rightly so. However, there is very much more to this street than its iconic status within the gay community. This is one of the best places in London to eat, drink, shop, and more, and you will go away from your visit with a greater... More 

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