The Admiral Duncan

 24th September 2015
The Admiral Duncan

A long standing pub, The Admiral Duncan, is one of Soho's greatest hot-spots with its wide variety of events every single night of the week. A must visit destination on your Soho pub crawl. Trading since the early 1800s (perhaps not gay in the earlier days?), The Admiral Duncan has seen its fair share of parties and performers that have shaped the famous pub as one of the best venues on Old Compton Street. It's also had its share of heart ache when it fell victim to a hate crime attack in 1999. Anti neo nazi David Copeland  planted a nail bomb in the pub which lead to the death of 3 people. But through thick and thin the Admiral Duncan has remained a crucial venue in the London LGBT scene.


From drag shows to disco and karaoke nights, the admiral Duncan has something to cater for everyone. Our personal favourite night is 'chips for tea', the Sunday drag show starring the deliciously revolting Birmingham Queen, Baga Chipz and special guests from all over the UK. There is no better way to end your weekend than watching Baga neck a glass of gin whilst coughing up her lungs to some of your favourite classics. This is what Sundays were made for, right?


The Admiral Duncan opens its doors to anyone and everyone with one of the most diverse crowds of people we've witnessed in the Soho area, quite a refreshing thing to observe. In an era of guest lists and exclusivity we can not describe how welcoming the Admiral Duncan is with its friendly staff; joyful atmosphere and a chipper crowd. You won't be disappointed!

written on Thursday 24th September 2015
Where is it?

54 Old Compton StLondonW1D 4UB

Opening Hours

Mon-Thur - Noon - 11pm
Fri - Sat - Noon - Midnight
Sun - Noon - 10.30pm
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