Halfway to Heaven information

Halfway to Heaven is a gay pub offering a large selection of beverages and event-filled late nights.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours

12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 00:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 03:00


12:00 - 23:00

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Halfway to Heaven reviews

By Diogo C.

It is a nice enough pub, but that's all it is. I recommend it if you want to be outside the hustle and bustle of Old Compton Street queens. Cabaret nights are fun here and the bars don't get crowded like everywhere else, so you can still order your drinks and go upstairs if drag is not your thing. If you're outside and there are free tables, you can enjoy a pint with a view of the National Gallery which is quite impressive.

By Ross W.

wel its okay pub but not very welcoming, even though i go ther every so often could be made to feel more welcome but suppose thas west end for u bar staff could be more welcoming to

By Jackie G.

Had my first visit to Halfway to Heaven yesterday, I was totally blown away with the fantastic singing voice of Miss Kelly Mild, she really should be on a west end stage! Kelly and Miss Crystal "d Canter were perfection, and Miss Drag idol I just loved Alexis! She was all woman such a shame the judges didn't see what a lot of other people saw, never mind Alexis there's always next year. If your a londoner if you a tourist if there is one thing you do when in london you must visit Halfway to Heaven, and don't think you have to be gay to go there I am not gay and they made me feel so welcome, I have told mu husband I shall no longer be a slave to a sunday roast, I am now addicted to Miss Kelly Mild & "miss Crystal " D Canter. The best entertainment I have had the pleasure of seeing for many years! I am inclined to start a fan club girls! Thank you to all in the Halfway to Heaven for a fantastic afternoon and evening see you all again soon. Jackie Gilmartin. I

By Robbie C.

My friend Stephen and I have always loved going to Halfway to Heaven when we are up in London as unfortunately we are unlucky, at this time, not to be living nearer to make our visits more frequent. The manager and his staff are always very polite, sociable and take pride in their job. I would not hesitate to recommend this venue to any of my friends who would enjoy this sociable venue and I rate it as a 5 star. Robbie C-C.

By Jack J.

Right what can i say about this pub BRILLIANT BRILLIANT BRILLIANT!!!! Bar stuff are fab so friendly and always chatty. Drinks are cheap and have a good variety.My partner and I often go on sundays and through out the week where they have a drag act on Miss Crystal d' Canter and Miss Kelly Mild well all i can say is i bet Crystals back ache's with having to carry she has to do with Miss Mild. Dont get me wrong brilliant entertainment from Crystal but what on earth is Kelly mild doing, she doesnt make you laugh she is bodering on embarrasing and if that is the winner of drag idol 2007 lets hope 2008 is a lot better. Great pub, great atmosphere shame about Miss Mild

By John G.

Dedicated to the guilty pleasures of karaoke and cheesy pop music, Halfway to Heaven should only really be enjoyed when you’ve already had a couple of drinks to put you in the mood.

The Venue
Halfway to Heaven is on Duncannon Street next to Trafalgar Square, a very short walk from Charing Cross station. The bustling location is set apart from most of London’s gay nightlife, although you can carry the night on at plenty of other venues nearby. This small pub is easy to find with bright green signage and gothic writing outside, and once inside it never feels too cramped thanks to ample seating and lots of windows.

The Atmosphere
Attracting the full range of hen parties, gay twinks and the odd drag queen, Halfway to Heaven is how gay bars once were. There’s something archaic about karaoke several nights a week, cheap deals on alcopops and Kylie on loop, although the crowd seems to lap it up. The best advice is to arrive well lubricated and in a big group, as that’s sure to guarantee more enjoyment. Certainly impossible to fault are the friendly bar staff, while they might not be whipping up extravagant cocktails or dolling out vintage Champagne, they are fast and efficient with what they do offer and usually accompany it with cheeky banter and a smile. The punters are a sociable crowd, too, probably fuelled by the cheap bar promotions.

The Music
Resident DJ and karaoke expert Kevin Walsh keeps it cheesy with a camp mix of current chart hits and disco classics. Thursdays and Sundays the surprisingly numerous karaoke contingent take over, too many of whom apparently feel the need to murder ‘Wind Beneath My Wings’ whilst making eyes at someone across the room. You’ll definitely have to leave your attitude at the door to enjoy that, but just try and surround yourself with a big group and the worst bits of the karaoke shouldn’t be too hard to ignore.

The Drink
Halfway to Heaven prides itself on offering a wide choice of draught and bottled beers, with prices from around just £3. During the week, there are different promotions on at various times such as buy one get one free or discounted prices, so it’s worth asking first.

The Last Word
If you can set aside your attitude, Halfway to Heaven can be a fun, cheap night out for a group of friends, but London gay bars really should be doing something a bit more modern if they want to thrive these days.

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