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The Black Cap - CLOSED

171 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JY, England
+44 20 7485 0538
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Great place for pre's

This place is a hidden gem, eventho it's very close to Camden Town tube station. The drinks are... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2016
Charlotte G
,
Sweden
RIP

Another victim of London's continued gentrification and attempted abolition of its LGBT scene. A... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2015
VivaMiVida
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London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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31 Oct 2016
“Great place for pre's”
3 Oct 2015
“RIP”
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171 Camden High Street, London NW1 7JY, England
Camden
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+44 20 7485 0538
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Reviewed 31 October 2016

This place is a hidden gem, eventho it's very close to Camden Town tube station. The drinks are cheap and there is almost always a table available, even on weekends. Great atmosphere. The toilets are utterly disgusting tho.

1  Thank Charlotte G
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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Another victim of London's continued gentrification and attempted abolition of its LGBT scene. A wonderful place full of life. This place will be sorely missed.

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Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Totally gutted this place is shut down. This was one of the best places to go if you didn't want to go to soho. Hopefully someone will buy it and re open it soon.

3  Thank Fox M
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Reviewed 5 March 2015

I revisited Camden Town recently are many many years and was quite saddened by how much it had changed. Its now a tourist attraction due to how life was here once upon a time. Pubs that were no longer there or had changed beyond all...More

1  Thank Jimmy M
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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2015

Hi Jimmy, Thank you for your kind comments and are delighted to hear you had a great recent visit and we are how you remembered. Personally it would seem silly to change a winning formula and are pleased you enjoyed this! Many thanks, The Black...More

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Reviewed 10 December 2014

I visited The Black Cap on Halloween with a party of friends, all in full fancy dress, and had a whale of a time. The atmosphere was electric and the crowd was super friendly, everyone commented on each others costumes and it was a lovely...More

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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2015

Thank you for your very kind comments and we are delighted to hear you and your friends had a great night on Halloween!! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Many thanks, The Black Cap

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

I have been to the black cap a few times now and have had a great time on each occasion. Had a fantastic time seeing Sharon of Rupaul's Drag Race here, and all the staff are gorgeous and friendly!

Thank MattRudd88
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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Dear Matt, Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted you enjoy the shows we put on. Please keep you eyes peeled as we have more this month. Thanks and Happy New Year!! The Black Cap

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

With the Soho scene disintegrating and Vauxhall being 'regenerated', it makes for a nice change to head north to the black cap. There's something happening up there, with all the drag and cabaret they put on, it's seen the place turn around and now there's...More

Thank Michael T
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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Thank you for taking the time to comment. We are pleased you enjoy coming to Camden to see us. We always try to be welcoming to everyone and it's pleasing you feel it is. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks, The...More

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Reviewed 9 December 2014

I started coming here regularly after seeing michelle visage at the meth lab back in june - love the atmosphere, the friendly staff and the great choice of spirits (especially gin!). Highly recommended, i now come here for drinks and have been to loads of...More

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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Thank you for your great review and we are delighted you keep on returning to our venue and especially for Meth Lab and the drag shows. We will keep these going to hope to see you at the next one!! Thanks, The Black Cap

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Reviewed 30 November 2014

I went to The Black Cap last night (Saturday) and I was taken aback to be served beer in a plastic glass. Then when I complained that it was not a pint and wanted my plastic glass topped up (it was more than a finger...More

5  Thank Michael100b
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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Hi Michael, Thanks for your feedback. We were at full capacity on the Saturday night you talk about and so that everyone doesn’t have to worry about broken glass, we serve in plastic glasses. This does make it much safer! We have found previously that...More

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Reviewed 25 November 2014

On our monthly visit to London we regularly visit the black cap I'ts a wonderful change from London's pretentious gay scene, people genuinely seem to be enjoying themselves, gay,lesbian and yes even striaghts are out for fun and a good time with exceptance that doesn't...More

Thank Roger M
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Faucet I, Guest Relations Manager at The Black Cap, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2015

Hi Roger, Thank you for your comments and we are delighted you enjoyed visiting us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Thanks, The Black Cap

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