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 JamesLondonW1D 6QA
- +44 (0)20 7439 1274
- Public transport:
- Piccadilly Circus, Underground
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
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
Just for the music, this place gets four stars. In one fifteen minute span, I heard (and saw on the video screen) Wham, Communards, Bananarama, Miami Sound Machine, Kim Wilde and old school Kylie Minogue (the video was "I Should be so Lucky").
Plus, the beers are cheap (no fancy beers, had Grolsch, Carling, Kronenburg, Tetley's and several other mass market beers that were fine, but nothing...more
This is one of those places that I like to have as a backup for when whatever you were doing in soho went bust and you don't really feel like going home and you certainly can't be bothered to step foot into a place like O Bar and you'd much rather just collect yourself in a place of familiarity and normalcy but still be able to mingle among a gay crowd.
The upstairs has a few nice spots you...more
Thank god for the Duke of Wellington a much needed slice of normality in an over-crowded scene. The Duke of Wellie is great for several reasons, the main one being the prices. Probably some of the cheapest in Soho. The clientele are very down to earth and if you're young and attractive, expect a smile or two from the harmless regulars.
For me though, Summer is when the Duke of Wellie really...more