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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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £128  33% 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
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  32% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Admiral Duncan
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  24% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 5 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Boutique haven in Covent Garden's vibrant Seven Dials village. Guests can enjoy stylish, comfortable rooms, smart TV and free high-speed Wi-Fi on unlimited devices. Monmouth Kitchen ... More
 
 
 
 
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Alternative Bars nearest 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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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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Century Club
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
Exclusive members' club with three cocktail bars, a screening room, roof terrace and restaurant. Opened in 2001, the Century Club encompasses the perfect ... More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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The Watsons
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th May to 26th September 2020
Admiral Duncan, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 5 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre from Chichester ...More
 
 
 
The Doctor
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th April to 18th July 2020
Admiral Duncan, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Admiral Duncan
Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it ...More
 
 
 
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The Prince of Egypt
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th February to 31st October 2020
Admiral Duncan, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road, W1T | 6 minutes from Admiral Duncan
With new musical numbers and lavish sets, The Prince of Egypt brings a glittering production based on the Dreamworks film to the Dominion stage. Journey through ...More
 
 
 
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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
 
 
 
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Sondheim Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
51 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Admiral Duncan
With a new name and following a major renovation, Queen's Theatre became the Sondheim Theatre in December 2019, reopening with Cameron Mackintosh's new version of Les ... More
 
 
 
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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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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
 
 
 
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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
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Tonkotsu Soho
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
 
 
 
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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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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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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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The best pubs near London Admiral Duncan.
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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
 
 
 
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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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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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Mary Poppins
Theatre | Until 20th September 2020 

Prince Edward Theatre 1 minute walk from Admiral Duncan

Step in time with Zizi Strallen as Mary Poppins and Charlie Stemp as chimney sweep Bert in Richard Eyre's revival ...More

To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
Theatre | Until 31st July 2020 

Gielgud Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Rhys Ifans, recently seen in On Bear Ridge at the Royal Court Theatre, takes on the lead role of small-town ...More

 
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part II
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Harry contends with the ghosts of the past while his youngest son Albus struggles with the weight of a family ...More

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Part I
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

John Tiffany directs Jack Thorne's fantasy adventure based on an original story by JK Rowling, Thorne and Tiffany, which is ...More

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Theatre | Until 24th January 2021 

Palace Theatre 2 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

From the 36,000 retweets Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling got when she announced the ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 3 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Pretty Woman: The Musical
Theatre | Until 2nd January 2021 

Piccadilly Theatre 4 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Everyone's favourite Hollywood love story comes alive on the London stage this February when Pretty Woman: The Musical transfers from ...More

 
Body Worlds
Body Worlds
Exhibitions | Until 11th September 2020 

London Pavilion 4 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

A fascinating exhibition which fuses science, art and health education, Body Worlds offers a unique insight into the human body. ...More

 
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
The Comedy About A Bank Robbery
Theatre | Until 1st November 2020 

Criterion Theatre 4 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Mischief Theatre, creators of The Play That Goes Wrong - winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy - ...More

 
Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 31st January 2021 

Arts Theatre 4 minutes walk from Admiral Duncan

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

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