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The Black Cap, London

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#698 of 1,203 in Nightlife in London
The Black Cap was a pub in Camden Town, London known for its drag cabaret, and popular from the mid-1960s until it closed in April 2015.
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  • This place is a hidden gem, eventho it's very close to Camden Town tube station. The drinks are cheap and there is almost always a table available, even on weekends. Great atmosphere. The toilets are....  more »
  • Another victim of London's continued gentrification and attempted abolition of its LGBT scene. A wonderful place full of life. This place will be sorely missed.  more »
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  • Popped in here for a pint on the way home from work... there's an event space downstairs that is apparently popular but I just went upstairs for a drink. It was fairly rowdy but had some cosy seats down the back. Would probably go back for some entertainment, numerous people have recommended this place.
  • The staff at the Black Cap are usually pretty friendly and are happy to give you drink recommendations (which are usually pretty good). It's a little expensive but one of the nicer gay pubs in London. The upstairs bit closes early-ish but then the downstairs bit opens and it's always got really fun drag acts and cabaret. The staff there told me this place is in danger of being shut down- I hope not!

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