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Loads of street cafes/bars for all persuasions here! Most are nice, some want a lick of paint... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Chris0007
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Alive with people!

We were enjoying yet another walk through the central London are and this day we concentrated our... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
BigHugh51
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loads of street cafes/bars for all persuasions here! Most are nice, some want a lick of paint! That's the bars not the pedestrians! Very easy to access this street. I did see one-two undesirables hanging about so take care. Brilliant vibe in the summer though!

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

We stayed in an apartment here and we fell in love with this lively atmospheric street! There is so much to eat, see, and do on Old Compton street. We took a walk at 11 at night and the streets were brimming with people but...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

This Street used to be fun and happy. Unfortunately time change. I have been told two look after my watch, mobile and wallet many times cause people could steal it. It became very noisy and quite dirty. Overpriced for what it is and quite dangerous,...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

Ordered 2 battered sausage and chips to go; the sausage was truly awful, the chips very average. Overpriced and poor tourist trap.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We were enjoying yet another walk through the central London are and this day we concentrated our activities in the West End. After visiting Leicester Square and strolling along Shaftsbury Avenue, we eventually made our way into Old Compton Street. Having visited this street during...More

1  Thank BigHugh51
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Great area to visit for theaters, and many bars and restaurants. Always busy. Venues to suit all tastes.

1  Thank Edwin F
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Visited a few times during my visit to London. great crowd. Go upstairs for a little bit quieter crowd. Full bar and beers on tap. a few beer pumps on ground floor. Also near a few other pubs so great to walk around.

1  Thank bill w
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Come into Old Compton Street quite a lot. A couple of decent gay bars here and a good choice of restaurants on this street and adjoining ones. Very busy and lively on Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday is a bit quieter and can be more...More

Thank deanio1972
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Named after Henry Compton who raised funds for the building of nearby St. Anne's Church in 1686. Settled by French Huguenots exiled from France and given refuge by Charles II in 1681. In 19c haunt of Arthur Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine and headquarters of Wombswell...More

2  Thank futtock21
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This is Soho and the centre of the gay community. There are a lot of gay bars here as well as some nice restaurants and pubs. A vibrant area worth a visit.

1  Thank nellielim
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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
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