The Heart of Gay Soho


Comptons, affectionately known as the Grande Dame of Old Compton Street, boasts a rich history that is as vibrant as the street it stands on. Built on the site of the historic 200-year-old Swiss Hotel, Comptons has been an integral part of London’s gay scene since 1986. Its walls echo the resilience and spirit of the community, having been a haven during the challenging times of the late 80s and 90s.

A Celebrated Legacy

Today, Comptons stands tall as one of London’s most celebrated LGBTQIA+ venues. It’s not just a bar; it’s a symbol of the enduring strength and unity of the gay community in Soho. The venue became iconic for the gatherings of gay men enjoying drinks outside, a scene that encapsulated the essence of freedom and camaraderie. As the steadfast heart of gay Soho, Comptons is more than a venue – it’s a historical landmark and a testament to the LGBTQIA+ community’s journey.

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Monday12:00 PM01:00 AM
Tuesday12:00 PM11:30 PM
Wednesday12:00 PM11:30 PM
Thursday12:00 PM11:30 PM
Friday12:00 PM01:00 AM
Saturday11:00 AM02:00 AM
Sunday12:00 PM12:00 AM
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