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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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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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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
 
 
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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 £105  29% 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
 
 
 
Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £50  33% off
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 £128  41% 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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The French House
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
49 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
Actors, writers, artists and wits rub shoulders with royalty, bohemians and the film world in the French House, a famous Soho watering hole ... More
 
 
 
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Old Compton Brasserie
London > Restaurants > Brasseries
36-38 Old Compton Street, W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
Cocktails from award-winning mixologist Talented Mr Fox, contemporary British food and artwork that reflects Soho's history set the tone at Old Compton Brasserie . ... 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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London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
43 Old Comptton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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Tonkotsu
London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
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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Thriller Live
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st January 2015 to 5th April 2020
Balans Soho Society, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 3 minutes from Balans Soho Society
Michael Jackson's untimely death may have propelled this musical into orbit; Thriller - Live became a tribute show overnight with the obvious decision that the show ...More
 
 
 
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Touching The Void
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 9th November 2019 to 29th February 2020
Balans Soho Society, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
The true story of two young climbers who get into trouble has already been told in a BAFTA-winning film and now it comes to the stage ...More
 
 
 
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The Son
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 24th August to 2nd November 2019
Balans Soho Society, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
A pin-point accurate insight into the mind of a troubled teen, Florian Zeller's The Son delivers an uneasy portrayal of mental health that can, at times, ...More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
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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Boulevard Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Walker's Court, W1F | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
Fawn James, granddaughter of entertainment impresario Paul Raymond, who opened the original Boulevard Theatre as the Revuebar in 1958 ... 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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Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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 Balans Soho Society
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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London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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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
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
If spirits are your tipple then this is the place to go. Gerry’s stocks an extraordinary selection of wines and unusual spirits from liqueurs to schnapps, ... More
 
 
 
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 6 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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 Balans Soho Society
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 | 9 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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 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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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
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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Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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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Endurance
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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Norman's Coach & Horses
London > Nightlife > Pubs
29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Balans Soho Society
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 Balans Soho Society
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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Admiral Duncan
London > Nightlife > Bars
54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
This 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 ... More
 
 
 
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Soho Residence
London > Nightlife > Bars
83-85 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
Previously a blues and skiffle club and most recently known as The O Bar, Soho Residence was given a ... More
 
 
 
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Akbar
London > Nightlife > Bars
77 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Balans Soho Society
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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68 Dean Street
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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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
London > Business > Venue Hire
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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Tom MacRae's musical Everybody's Talking About Jamie transfers to London's Apollo Theatre after an acclaimed run at the Sheffield Theatre. ...More

 
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From spring 2019 the Crystal Maze LIVE Experience comes to the West End. After three successful years in Angel, Islington ...More

 

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