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The Friendly Society

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79 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QG England
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Immerse yourself in Victorian London on this one-of-a-kind Jack the Ripper experience featuring RIPPER-VISION.™ Unlike other tours, your guide uses handheld projectors to accompany spine-chilling tales of the murders committed by Jack the Ripper in the 1800s. As you explore the dimly lit back streets of Whitechapel, images of Victorian London are projected onto buildings to guarantee a highly atmospheric experience. Plus, an evening departure time means you’ll experience London at its most mysterious.  
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Peter S wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
One of my favourite bars ever. I have been there hundreds of times. It screams crazy and fabulous. The eclectic style of the bar adds to its character and charm. The drinks are delicious and decently priced. Highly worth a visit (if you can find it!)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Enigmamike13 wrote a review Feb 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom135 contributions27 helpful votes
A fabulous bar. Great atmosphere and definitely a place to meet for a friendly society. Good service and very welcoming staff. Recommended for a late evening drink . Low lite relaxed atmosphere .
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Date of experience: February 2020
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neilwasho wrote a review Jan 2020
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
Was here on Friday 17 January. Was busy with three bar man serving, but despite this waited about ten minutes. Another member of staff started cleaning the bar surface from the customer side, telling everyone to step back, and having already waited a long time I suggested their time might be better spent on the other side serving. This didn’t go down well & I was met with a load of frosty stares from all the bar staff who developed a pack mentality. When I said I wasn’t happy with the wait, the bar man told me to “f@@k off.” I was frankly shocked & have never received such abuse. I complained that the language used was totally uncalled for and they beckoned security over. Credit to the security personnel who did listen to my explanation of what had happened and asked me to point the person out. However, we weren’t prepared to stay after being treated with such disdain. The “Friendly Society” is anything but, and now I’ve had the chance to read the various reviews it seems terrible bar staff attitude is a recurring theme. Perhaps in London you can afford to insult people as there is an endless supply of customers, but manners cost nothing & bad language towards customers is inexcusable. The staff need training, not just in customer service, but how to behave in a pub environment. Any personal licence holder knows that you don’t swear or act confrontationally if you are trying to calm a situation down.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Beatofmydrum wrote a review Jan 2020
Maidstone, United Kingdom115 contributions30 helpful votes
Came here for a drink, as I was passing through soho. I bought a gin and tonic which cost me £12, that mostly had lumps of dry orange peel in it. I said hello to the member of staff who served me, and he just gave me a dirty look.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Jondan13 wrote a review Dec 2019
St. Albans, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great music and atmosphere in this quirky basement club. We've been a few times now, huge negative is the queuing time for drinks, last night the club only half full and still had a 10 min wait.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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