Balans Soho Society  

 
 
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60-62 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4UG
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
Mon-Thurs 7.30am-5am, Fri & Sat 7.30am-6am, Sun 7.30am-2am
 
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Under £35
 

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Balans Soho Society Opened in 1987, this branch of Balans is a Soho institution. Given a refresh for its 30th, the casual and vibe-y cafe serves uncomplicated things like burgers and fishcakes along with Happy Hour cocktails. Though other branches of Balans have popped up across London, this one stands out for its location and longevity. It has a good buzz in the day, and a great atmosphere at night - the 6am closing time making it a favourite Compton Street hang-out. Crowds often spill onto the street, especially in summer, and the large windows are excellent for posing and watching Soho go by. If, however, you want some privacy, the slinky dark interior is perfect for settling down into a hidden corner.

 

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Underground Stations

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

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

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

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The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £108  24% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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
 
 
 
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Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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 £143  29% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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Cafe Boheme
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
13-17 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
Owned by Nick 'Soho House' Jones and situated below the infamous private members club, Cafe Boheme has been something of a Soho institution since it opened ... More
 
 
 
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The Ivy Soho Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
26-28 Broadwick Street, W1F | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Pierre Victoire Restaurant
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5 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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43 Old Comptton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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63 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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Jackson & Rye
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
56 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
The all-American restaurant, cafe and bar offers all-day dining on US classics like Mac and cheese, crispy crab cakes and the toasted Reuben sandwich - just ... More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 23rd June to 8th September 2018
Balans Soho Society, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 5 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Balans Soho Society, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his Oscar-nominated 1974 film about a New ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 29th March - 14th April 2018
Balans Soho Society, St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 7 minutes from Balans Soho Society
Actress Fiona Shaw returns to direct the second revival of her production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro by the English National Opera at the London ...More
 
 
 
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47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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Gielgud Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
From the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The ... More
 
 
 
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Algerian Coffee Stores
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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I Camisa & Son
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61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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Gerry's
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74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 8 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 9 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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Akbar
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77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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Meza
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100 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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 Balans Soho Society
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
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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