Comptons of Soho

Comptons of Soho

The oldest gay bar in Soho.

Location: 51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HN

Description: Built on the site of the Swiss Hotel, Comptons has been here at the heart of the gay scene since June 1986.

The building was designed by architects W. A. Williams and Hopton and The Swiss Hotel first opened its doors in 1890. Williams and Hopton exhibited their design for the Swiss Hotel in 1890 at the Royal Academy. By the 1950s the Swiss Hotel had become The Swiss Tavern.

Today you will find a large, Victorian-styled pub with two bars - a ground-floor horse-shoe bar and upstairs a lounge area. It is famous today for being the oldest gay bar in Soho and one of Londons most-celebrated LGBTQIA+ venues.

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Comptons of Soho

The oldest gay bar in Soho.

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