Escape

Escape, London: Hours, Address, Escape Reviews: 3/5

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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Soho
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 neighborhood 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.
How to get there
  • Piccadilly Circus • 4 min walk
  • Leicester Square • 5 min walk

3.0
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Toni T
London, UK14 contributions
Cheap & generally not busy but not always gay friendly
May 2014 • Couples
Escape is generally the last stop on a night out, the queues are never too big (even on a Sat night) cheap entry (£5) and drinks are pretty cheap. The bar staff are friendly. It's pretty small and cramped but the music is cheesy pop and if you're drunk enough, it's fun. it depends which night you visit (obviously) but generally, its not a gay bar. Friday & Saturday nights are full of straight people (which I have no problem with until they start asking my girlfriend & I to kiss and take off our tops for them or being rude to other gay couples around us). It seems to be full of people at weekends, who want to have a night out in a 'gay' bar and think they are in sex and the city which is annoying but there's some good points to it only it wouldn't be my first choice, I'd go for G-A-Y or heaven.
Written June 12, 2014
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Mark C
Watford, UK87 contributions
Nice bar for an early drink
Nothing special but if you're after a quiet drink early evening this could be a contender.
The décor is minimalist but clay with vintage films on the TV. The drinks list is slim but the atmosphere is pleasant
Written May 5, 2014
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Terry D
Tintagel6 contributions
Great fun very freindley
Mar 2014 • Couples
We went into this bar/club as a straight couple and found this a fantastic fun night!! The other bars around have a lot to learn. Thank you to you all we had a night to remember. They are the friendliest and cheapest bar in the area. We came up from Cornwall for the weekend and have been raving about it since we got back. If we come up again, this will be our one-stop-shop. A genuine thank you. I even proposed to my soon to be wife here. A weekend to never forget.
Written March 16, 2014
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juliatki
Cambridge, UK78 contributions
Great night out
Oct 2013 • Friends
We had a great time on a Saturday night at the venue. We stumbled across it by accident to be honest but really enjoyed it. The patrons were all very friendly and we danced our socks off to the eclectic music they played.
Written October 30, 2013
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Keith H
Ipswich, UK111 contributions
Great Gay venue if you dont want the big clubs.
Really good night had. friendly efficient staff. Was Karaoke on our visit. a few Trannies in, but no problems. drinks not too expensive. Toilets have hair grl. spray. aftershave etc. nice lady looks after the cleanliness. all in all a good night. good company and a bit of a boogie. very safe and comfortable.
Written December 3, 2012
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travelador
Seattle, WA106 contributions
Rainbow flag in the window and calling us f.....s
Jun 2011 • Couples
Went to a bar on old compton and was advised to go to Escape. The bouncers made fun of us and called us a profane word for gays. .My partner was not happy with it but as I was talking him away the 2 bouncers made fun of us.... On gay pride week, the rainbow flag is trying to attract customers but it's obvious that they are anti-gay. Place to avoid.
Written June 29, 2011
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sarahtron
London1 contribution
Horrible bouncers
Took my shoes off to dance and was dragged out the arm by a bouncer who gave me a lot of aggro. Very unimpressed and went home straight after. Terrible night and would definitely not go back!
Written November 22, 2008
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