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The Admiral Duncan

#140 of 1,338 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open today: 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Good fun vibe!

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

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lichfield, United Kingdom
Lovely bar :)

Myself and hubby visited this bar Saturday afternoon whilst in Soho... Lovely barman served us and... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 5 March 2014

Good cabaret and atmosphere in this great pub in the heart of Theatre Land right on Old Compton Street Soho

2  Thank BristolPete1
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visited last Sunday to check out a drag show. When we arrived, it was a quarter full and with good music. Then it went downhill from there. The double vodka soda I received has this black sand residue on the ice...More

4  Thank azncanon
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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

Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Thank Al C
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!!!

Thank 353shauna
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 😎

Thank flybazz
Reviewed 30 September 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

Thank Toyah1
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The Admiral Duncan is a very simple, basic bar in Soho. What you see is what you get. Nothing fancy just a straight forward gay bar where you can just nip in and get a drink and just sit back. It was early evening when...More

Thank ozboyz
Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Went here when in Soho as it's very well known. Staff were very busy but we're polite, security was very good and the man was amusing when doing his checks too. We stayed about a hour, there was a lovely memorial to the people that...More

Thank JohnPaul78
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

Great little bar I the middle of Soho. Staff very friendly. My only negative (And I'd say the same about any London bar...) the prices!! Will visit again

Thank opelvaux
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Easter Sunday afternoon the place was fairly quiet but the first thing we noticed was that it had been cleaned and tidied. Barman not very friendly but a pleasant enough glass of ale

Thank foodlover079
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Came here for a quick drink when in London with my partner last July (2017), lively little place with drinks priced as other places in the area. Good mix of friendly people.

Thank David0ff82
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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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