Balans Soho Society  

 
 
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60-62 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4UG
 
 
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Mon-Thurs 7.30am-5am, Fri & Sat 7.30am-6am, Sun 7.30am-2am
 
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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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Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
11 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
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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 £110  24% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Coventry Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £127  27% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 5 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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
 
 
 
 
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Old Compton Brasserie
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36-38 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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13-17 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 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
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Jackson & Rye
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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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Walker's Court, W1F | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
52 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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61 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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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33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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28 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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83-85 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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London > Business > Venue Hire
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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London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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