Comptons of Soho

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Abundant, in Soho, are the bars where a gay man can go and be himself. In reflections of such a difficult task that is which one to pick, I’ve decided to start reviewing them (in a very PG13 fashion that reveals nothing about my particular encounters at any aforementioned places).

Location: Comptons of Soho, Soho, London

Cuisine: Gay Bar Comptons of Soho Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Camera: iPhone 6

There are quite a few places which could fit the bill of “institutions” when it comes to the gay scene in London, and I’d definitely put Comptons there. In general, I would describe the pub as a classic English establishment, with the twist of being gay (by this I do mean that you will only very rarely see women inside, but they are welcoming of that).

The sort of crowd that it tends to attract is usually older – or, ahem, “mature” as would be the more politically appropriate term, yet more relaxed and it is one of my main watering holes. There’s a bit of space to shake your bum downstairs, and more tables upstairs (where it tends to be quieter as everyone is busy prowling down under).

Grade: Sainthood


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