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The Admiral Duncan

54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UD, England
+44 20 7437 5300
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A stalwart of the gay scene in Soho.

The Admiral Duncan is a very simple, basic bar in Soho. What you see is what you get. Nothing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
ozboyz
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Good bar

Went here when in Soho as it's very well known. Staff were very busy but we're polite, security was... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2018
JohnPaul78
,
Swindon
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54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UD, England
Soho
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+44 20 7437 5300
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Admiral Duncan is a very simple, basic bar in Soho. What you see is what you get. Nothing fancy just a straight forward gay bar where you can just nip in and get a drink and just sit back. It was early evening when...More

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Reviewed June 11, 2018 via mobile

Went here when in Soho as it's very well known. Staff were very busy but we're polite, security was very good and the man was amusing when doing his checks too. We stayed about a hour, there was a lovely memorial to the people that...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Great little bar I the middle of Soho. Staff very friendly. My only negative (And I'd say the same about any London bar...) the prices!! Will visit again

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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

Easter Sunday afternoon the place was fairly quiet but the first thing we noticed was that it had been cleaned and tidied. Barman not very friendly but a pleasant enough glass of ale

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Reviewed February 28, 2018

Came here for a quick drink when in London with my partner last July (2017), lively little place with drinks priced as other places in the area. Good mix of friendly people.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018 via mobile

Always worth a visit if in Soho. Even if it's just listening to the Duke box early afternoon or a rowdy evening drag show the atmosphere here is always fabulous! Big shout out to Noé the barman who always looking after me with such a...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Thank you to the team for the most enjoyable New Year’s Eve I’ve had in years. Friendly bar staff, great music and wonderful cabaret. We’ll be back as soon we’re back in London.

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

Visited London for the new year celebrations and one place I have always wanted to visit is the Admiral Duncan for a multitude of reasons. This pub is a very friendly and lively pub. The door staff where very friendly and helpful when we were...More

Thank Dave K
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

The Admiral Duncan a good pub to go to. A bit small but a very good service. So about the history of the pub. I believe the pub is cursed. The cob house now, leave a bomb in the pub. David Morley was a manager...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

We were here early 18.30 on a thrursday for a drink before dinner and when the drinks arrived a bit surprised they were in plastic but maybe thats a safety thing now. There was enough room to have a stool to sit on and music...More

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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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