Admiral Duncan  

 
 
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54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4UB
 
 
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Mon-Thu: 12noon-11.30pm; Fri-Sat: 12noon-12midnight; Sun: 12noon-10.30pm
 

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Admiral DuncanThis once staid gay pub has been the subject of much media attention in the wake of 1999’s tragic bomb attack. Today, it is a gathering place for the gay community and one of Soho’s most visited drinking spots. New additions include a small dancefloor, bright décor and funky live music nights.

The Admiral Duncan has become a symbol of the gay community’s resistance to oppression and has a firm place in London’s history. There is no better place to soak up the unique atmosphere of a gay scene that is among the world’s largest and most influential.

 

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Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
Brewer Street NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  28% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  36% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  39% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest Admiral Duncan

Nearest to Admiral Duncan
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Soho Residence
London > Nightlife > Bars
83-85 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Previously a blues and skiffle club and most recently known as The O Bar, Soho Residence was given a ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Kettner's Champagne Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
29 Romilly Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Celebrate in style at this elegant yet wholly unpretentious Baroque champagne bar in the heart of Soho. Dimly-lit, effortlessly elegant and with gleaming Mahogany surfaces, Kettner's ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
It sounds magnificent - décor based on the Indian Architecture of the Moghul period – but despite creating a fantastic, discreet atmosphere Akbar isn’t breaking any ... More
 
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Meza
London > Nightlife > Mediterranean restaurants
100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
If you come to sample the delights of the West End and get a craving for some Mediterranean food you can’t do better than this sleek, ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
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Near Admiral Duncan
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Les Miserables
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January - 2nd March 2019
Admiral Duncan, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by law, display condemns him to be ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Only Fools And Horses: The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th February to 22nd June 2019
Admiral Duncan, Haymarket, SW1Y | 6 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Paul Whitehouse and Jim Sullivan bring John Sullivan's much-loved sitcom to the London stage with Only Fools and Horses The Musical. Staged at the Theatre Royal ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Motown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th February 2016 to 20th April 2019
Admiral Duncan, 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H | 7 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Telling the story of Berry Gordy, who went from being a featherweight boxer to Motown music mogul, Motown The Musical transfers from Broadway to the West ...More
 
 
 
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Entertainment near Admiral Duncan

Near Admiral Duncan
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near Admiral Duncan

The best museums, galleries, attractions near Admiral Duncan
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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
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19 Greek Street
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
19 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
19 Greek Street is a gallery and interior design practice promoting sustainable and socially responsible design. "Eloquently demonstrating that eclectic design and functionality can indeed go ... More
 
 
 
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The best shops and markets near Admiral Duncan
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Offering over 140 blends of coffee (including Arabic and Lebanese) and 200 types of tea sourced from around the world this Soho-based shop is a haven ... More
 
 
 
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Maitre Choux Soho
London > Shopping >
60 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Chocolate eclairs, choux and chouquette pastries are expertly made at Maitre Choux , the creation of chef Joakim Prat and his business partner ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
I Camisa & Son
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
This small, family-run Italian delicatessen and grocers in Soho is a favourite with local workers and has a strong native following. In fact, you're bound to ... More
 
 
 
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Maoz
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
43 Old Comptton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
... More
 
 
 
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Tonkotsu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
63 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Emma Reynolds and Ken Yamada, the team behind the hugely popular pop-up restaurant Tsuru Sushi, launched Tonkotsu (meaning 'pig bones') in July 2012 and since then ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Rambla
London > Restaurants > Spanish restaurants
64 Dean Street, W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
A year after opening his first restaurant, Victor Garvey opens his third London site. Bigger than his first site, modern Spanish restaurant Encant, ... More
 
 
 
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Education near Admiral Duncan

Near Admiral Duncan
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Admiral Duncan
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Admiral Duncan
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 10 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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Admiral Duncan gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Admiral Duncan
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Admiral Duncan
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 4 minutes from Admiral Duncan
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Pubs near Admiral Duncan

The best pubs near London Admiral Duncan.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Claiming to be 'the West End's Best Known Pub', Norman's Coach & Horses certainly has more than its fair share of unique features. Firstly there's the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Blue Posts
London > Nightlife > Pubs
28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Across the road from Chinatown, a pub had stood on the site of The Blue Posts at 28 Rupert Street since 1739. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Admiral Duncan
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near Admiral Duncan.
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68 Dean Street
London > Business > Venue Hire
68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Admiral Duncan
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Admiral Duncan
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Funky Nation
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Ronnie Scott's 1 minute walk from Admiral Duncan

Resident and guest DJs play jazz, funk, soul, house and boogie....More

Les Miserables
Les Miserables
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Queen's Theatre 1 minute walk from Admiral Duncan

Jean Valjean, released on parole after 19 years on the chain gang, finds that the yellow ticket-of-leave he must, by ...More

 
Aladdin
Theatre | Until 1st June 2019 

Prince Edward Theatre 1 minute walk from Admiral Duncan

Street urchin Aladdin and Princess Jasmine embark on a magical carpet ride with the help of the Genie in a ...More

Company
Company
Theatre | Until 30th March 2019 

Gielgud Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Marianne Elliott - best known for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse - directs ...More

 
Rosie Jones: Fifteen Minutes
Comedy | Until 16th February 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Rosie Jones is a comedian with a penchant for being mischievous. Her cerebral palsy doesn't slow her down in the ...More

Soft Animals
Theatre | Until 2nd March 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Holly Robinson's work is a story about motherhood, self destruction and the way women help each other heal. Directed by ...More

Comedy Club 4 Kids (Over 6s)
Comedy | Until 16th March 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

The best stand-ups and sketch acts from the international circuit perform without the rude bits for an audience of children ...More

The Paper Man
Theatre | Until 9th March 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Improbable presents a paper world of light and shadow, violence and dance in which four performers work together on what ...More

Garrett Millerick: Sunflower
Comedy | Until 16th February 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Sharp and grouchy wit from the critically-acclaimed stand-up....More

Jamali Maddix: Work In Progress
Comedy | Until 16th February 2019 

Soho Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

The critically-acclaimed comedian and host of Viceland's Hate Thy Neighbour delivers all new material....More

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Hampstead Theatre

Following a sold out run Downstairs in 2018, director Sam Yates revives Ella Road's provocative drama about a dystopian future on the theatre's main stage. The "terrific" (The Guardian) Jade Anouka plays Bea, who falls ...More

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Located within the Centre Point development, Vapiano is a pasta place where you top up ...More

 
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The Bridge Theatre

Joanne Froggatt, who played Anna in Downton Abbey, takes on the lead role of Frances ...More

 
A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Bridge Theatre

Reuniting the creative team who presented Julius Caesar at the Bridge in 2018, an immersive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream comes to the Tower Bridge theatre in summer 2019. Nicholas Hytner directs Shakespeare's comedy ...More

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The Bridge Theatre

Dame Maggie Smith returns to the stage for the first time in twelve years to ...More

 
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Menier Chocolate Factory

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Playhouse Theatre

Proud father Tevye struggles to maintain his family's Jewish traditions in turn of the 20th ...More

 
Little Miss Sunshine: A Road Musical
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Arcola Theatre

Michael Arndt's Academy Award-winning film brought a little ray of sunshine to our lives in 2006 and this musical adaptation directed by Mehmet Ergen is set to do ...More

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Vaudeville Theatre

Hailed as "an act of revolution" (The Times) and "a landmark moment in the history ...More

 
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The Vaults

Joanne McNally's play about a diet, where not only did she lose weight, she lost ...More

 
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