Old Compton Street
Old Compton Street
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The area
Neighbourhood: Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighbourhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
How to get there
  • Leicester Square • 4 min walk
  • Tottenham Court Road • 5 min walk

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Hoppityskip
Essex, UK16,552 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Always good to visit this busy road to see what is going on nearby.
London has lots if tourists again.
Need to be mindful of people not looking where they are going
Written 14 July 2022
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holidayyay_11
Castleford, UK153 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
We love this area of London, it’s full of life! Full of bars, restaurants, , bistros and other shops abit cheeky!
Great to walk through or sit and watch the world go by, Can easily spend a few hours here, love it…
Written 20 July 2021
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Amy C
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Friends
Good tour of the kool London 👌 in pandemic times cheerful part and sunny with loads of shops etc and restaurants and vars
Written 18 June 2021
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severett38
Rayne, UK82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Love the vibe of this street. Bars have a good atmosphere, good bubble tea, close to China 🇨🇳 town. Busy but place to sit and eat.
Written 29 May 2021
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CT!
London, UK21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
Everything was amazing... Arpad served us in an amazing way, positive, smiley, I really appriciated how he did his job!
Written 19 May 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK3,043 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
One of the results of the coronavirus outbreak has meant that restaurants now have to have seating areas outside.

I visited Old Compton Street and discovered that it is full of outdoor seating. Also that all the tables were taken.

It's nice that this area has been repurposed and I hope it will stay this way to encourage people to enjoy being out in the open.
Written 2 May 2021
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Wandering Wonderings
Hastings, UK3,244 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a very relaxed street in London. No hustle and no hassle. Stopped for a coffee and watched the world go by.
Written 12 April 2021
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Amy C
London, UK340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
Mainly gay area in west London and full of bars etc and restaurants and drag Queen venues and a theatre
Written 9 January 2021
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Michael
Windsor, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
What I like about London in general is that you can be who you want to be, especially Old Compton Street. I do not profess to know much about the LGBT community, but I seem a lot of openness about it here, which is lovely. Nice to see people happy. Vibrant street and I had. A couple of nice coffees here and just the World pass. Loved Soho.
Written 7 August 2020
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Mick C
Clapham, UK68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely Pizza on Old Compton Street today. Great taste wonderful staff and amazing prices. A great little place
Written 20 October 2019
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