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The Admiral Duncan

#130 of 1,275 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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A friendly Joint with Drag Show on Tuesday’s

This was a really fun and place to be for on of the most entertaining drag queen show as it was... read more

Reviewed November 20, 2018
Muscat, Oman
via mobile
Good fun vibe!

Visited a friend in London and we came here, great fun,good mixed set customers and music was great!

Reviewed November 10, 2018
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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The Admiral Duncan is a friendly pub with a 'Local' atmosphere in the heart of the capital. The vibrant bar staff match the ecclectic range of customers so we have something to everybodies taste. Host to a range of event nights The Admiral Duncan...more
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54 Old Compton Street, London W1D 4UD, England
+44 20 7437 5300
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Came here on Friday 15th March to see Mary Mac and Lola Lasagne and the atmosphere was great. The doorstaff and bar staff were really friendly and the acts were amazing as always and to top it all off the drink prices are very reasonable....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jakebird
Reviewed 5 days ago

Hubby & myself were in London to see "Les Mis", we were going to visit a friend on Shaftesbury Avenue first, but were thirsty so popped into the Admiral Duncan, it was 'Happy Hour" and yes the drinks were very cheap, but it was also...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

I adore this bar, quite often here on a Thursday night watching entertainment from Sandra who is outstanding. Love the friendly bar staff and the big selection of drinks. Fantastic atmosphere!!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dwwhitehouse
Reviewed December 18, 2018 via mobile

5 stars is not enough ,allways a happy Crowd and freindly Bar and Door Staff esp the Polite tall man with long Beard , always good evening ,opening the door etc

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Peter K
Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

This was a really fun and place to be for on of the most entertaining drag queen show as it was live singing! The atmosphere is casual and relaxed. The place is kinda tight and everyone if gunning for the limited seating. The performance is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 10, 2018

Visited a friend in London and we came here, great fun,good mixed set customers and music was great!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed November 9, 2018

great place - the guy that served me was such an nice guy. and it was obvious he knew plenty about the local area - cant say the same for some other places. I asked about some other places, and the man just knew. he...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Al C
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

The staf at this venue are awesome ans are the shows, they are the only bar in central London to have drag queens performing 7days a week it’s always free entry and it’s always amazing. This is a must!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Magicshaun
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is the reason we have a close LGBTQI community and the need to continually fight the cause for equality. The staff are lovely the venue is snug and well loved but the community and tourists, the entertainment is first class too 😎

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank flybazz
Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

Myself and hubby visited this bar Saturday afternoon whilst in Soho... Lovely barman served us and he was very jolly. Nice vibe in here with the tv playing fun tunes. Only had 1 drink but would definitely pop back in Is if area again.. Not...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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