The Duke of Wellington


For a more laidback option, enjoy a pint at the Duke of Wellington, a traditional London pub that attracts a slightly older (30 plus) gay crowd. The atmosphere at "the Welly" is friendly and drinkers spill out onto the pavements in the summer months. A great place to soak up the Soho atmosphere!

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Venue Details & Map

The Duke of Wellington

77 Wardour Steet
St James
+44 (0)20 7439 1274
Public transport:
Piccadilly Circus, Underground
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews

Top 5 reviews of The Duke of Wellington

4.0 out of 5 2 April 2015
by Michael F.

I don't go to gay bars often, but I do enjoy visiting once in a while when I'm traveling. My friend and I found this place right away by the colorful rainbow flag hanging outside. (An obvious sign of a gay establishment!) We came here during the weekday on a lovely afternoon and had a great time. Drink specials were a good value. The young bartender was surprised that I tipped him well, but...more

4.0 out of 5 14 February 2015
by Mat M.

Duke of Wellington is a cozy gay bar in the heart of SoHo, London. I went on a week night during a business trip - and everyone was with a group after work that day. It wasn't the easiest place to meet locals - but the drinks were good and it had a cozy atmosphere.more

3.0 out of 5 17 August 2014
by Andy H.

The Duke of Wellington was one of the most expensive bars of the night. It was a good old fashioned type pub / bar with a good mixture of people and music. On a hot night you can stand outside the bar.more

3.0 out of 5 4 May 2014
by Chris T.

A traditional gay bar whats been in SOHO years its right at the end of Old Compton Street and has a friendly crowd of mainly bears and guys with beards haha, its a fun bar many on one level, drink prices are ok for the middle of central London at around £3.40 a pint. it does get crowded at peak times around 5-6pm onwards so it might be a struggle to get to the bar at times. Its not pretentious...more

4.0 out of 5 31 January 2014
by Robert W.

Good bar in Soho for an early evening pint. Do Monday specials with a pint of Carling for £2. It can get very busy later in the evening.more

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