We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Comptons of Soho

#191 of 1,335 Nightlife in London
Closed Now: 12:00 - 00:00
Open today: 12:00 - 00:00
Review Highlights
One of the better gay pubs in Soho

A Victorian style pub, which is now used by the gay community, though others are welcome. The... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Enjoyed so much we came back a second night

Me and my partner were in London for a couple of nights in July 2017 and drank around SoHo we came... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Read all 132 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“gay pub”(10 reviews)
“bar staff”(12 reviews)
“upstairs bar”(4 reviews)
In the Heart of Soho, the Grand Dame of Soho has been serving the gay community for decades. A beautiful pub with a great atmosphere, Comptons of Soho is the perfect place to go alone or with friends and enjoy the great vibe of Gay Soho!
Closed Now
Hours Today: 12:00 - 00:00
See all hours
51-53 Old Compton Street, London W1D 6HN, England
+44 20 3238 0163
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around London
from US$33.30
More Info
from US$63.90
More Info
from US$20.00
More Info
from US$43.90
More Info
Reviews (132)
Filter reviews
117 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews gay pub bar staff upstairs bar london pub nice pub visiting london
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 117 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A Nice gayclub some days with dj. People act borred and not much exitement. More older men. Oké for one drink then move on to more sexy place

Thank Marchel V
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Always like to visit here.....great stop off for the odd pint or two......staff are welcoming and there is a good mix of people....always friendly and relaxed..... give it a try

Thank Peter M
MattEvans17, General Manager at Comptons of Soho, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thanks for the review! Glad you enjoy Comptons. Matthew Evans

Reviewed 25 July 2018

Generally it's a good pub and I've visited it many times, however, yesterday I visited the pub with my boyfriend and a friend and I experienced something really nasty and disturbing. At some point I went outside with my friend because he wanted to smoke...More

Thank Naor C
MattEvans17, Manager at Comptons of Soho, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about this incident. I will of course investigate further and find out what happened from the staff who were working. I am sorry this incident happened to you and your boyfriend and reassure you that this...More

Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

Called in for a drink this evening- downstairs staff were good. Guy on upstairs bar looked miserable. When I politely asked if he had filled up the glass he retorted that I should 'think before I speak'. I thought this place had got over the...More

5  Thank Travelledwell59
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

A Victorian style pub, which is now used by the gay community, though others are welcome. The ground floor can be very busy but the first floor is usually quiter and more relaxed. When we were there tonight, they were projecting a semi-final of the...More

1  Thank Ian C
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

It has a very relaxed atmosphere, staff working there are very friendly, and even people who go there are mostly of the friendly easy to talk to people.

Thank Lone S
MattEvans17, General Manager at Comptons of Soho, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Thanks for your review, we love to hear when people enjoy Comptons and have a great time!

Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Beer is as flat as a witches tit, staff are bloody awful and don’t know there stuff, all muscles and no brains

3  Thank DChanning
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I don’t know why I visit - definitely not any more. Always jokingly thought in my head why all the bar staff are identikit muscle cubs. I wonder what skills they bring to the role. Not customer service for sure! Every time I go, I’m...More

9  Thank Ray M
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Me and my partner were in London for a couple of nights in July 2017 and drank around SoHo we came in here for a drink or two on both nights sitting upstairs. Really good atmosphere and nice bar staff when in London we will...More

Thank David0ff82
Reviewed 22 January 2018

We were celebrating my birthday and my girlfriends first time leaving our 5 month old with family. After a nice dinner at planet Hollywood we were looking for somewhere to get a drink and finish off our night. Every bar in the area seemed to...More

2  Thank Sam R
View more reviews
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
Nearby HotelsSee all 1,087 nearby hotels
The Piccadilly London West End
858 reviews
.09 km away
Dean Street Townhouse
748 reviews
.10 km away
Mimis Hotel Soho
297 reviews
.14 km away
The Soho Hotel
1,638 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 25,288 nearby restaurants
Algerian Coffee Stores
155 reviews
.04 km away
434 reviews
.04 km away
192 reviews
.02 km away
Balans Soho Society
1,282 reviews
.01 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6,347 nearby attractions
Queen's Theatre
593 reviews
.06 km away
Gielgud Theatre
516 reviews
.11 km away
1,427 reviews
.01 km away
Old Compton Street
64 reviews
.11 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
10 February 2016|
Response from Simon H | Reviewed this property |
Hi there. I am a customer of Compton's so I'll answer as much as I know... -They are open every day from about midday until late. -Disabled access is OK to the ground floor but not upstairs. -I've never seen dogs in... More