Halfway to Heaven

Halfway to Heaven

A great, lively, friendly venue for the LGBT community

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A Little Gem LGBTQ+ Bar just off Trafalgar Square spread over 2 floors upstairs is your traditional pub, wooden floors, real ale and true local feel. Downstairs is where the magic happens with Cabaret every evening (and Friday and Saturday afternoons) from the BEST in the business.

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Halfway to Heaven
3.6
Based on 476 reviews
Sarah Criddle
00:21 29 Aug 22
Louis Cypher was an exceptional drag performer on Saturday night. Halfway should welcome more drag kings because that was amazing. 10/10!! Great night
Ryanjc1980
08:09 04 Jul 22
As far a venues go this is one of the best LBGTQ spaces in London. Was here for Pride on Saturday. Friendly staff, great service (especially from Kelly’s hatch) and incredible performances. Thank you for making Pride
Jamie Henderson The Small Business Bear
07:43 04 Jul 22
What a brilliant place for Pride! An iconic venue. Close to Trafalgar Square and with a lovely team that go the extra mile. Brilliantly organised day and lots of great acts on top. A real must visit venue that rightly, is one of the best well-known LGTBQI venues in London.
Jill Owen
18:23 03 Jul 22
Wow what a fabulous night we all had on Saturday, 50 years of pride! All the acts were amazing and the bar staff all did a brilliant job. Will definitely be back when we're lucky enough to visit London again 😍
Sonia Garden
17:33 03 Jul 22
Had the pleasure of spending London Pride at Halfway to Heaven 2022. The day was full of drag/cabaret performances and they were all fabulous. The staff were extremely busy but every time we went to the bar they were full of smiles and checking that we were all having a fun day.Outside there was bar called Queen Kelly’s bar where you could also get served even by Queen Kelly herself.We felt safe and had so much fun.Thank you Halfway to heaven for making pride a celebration to remember.
Wanderlust Ian
23:35 11 Jun 22
This is the first gay bar I have ever been in London. I am such a huge fan of drag queens so when one of our friends told about this small bar I never hesitated. The drag performance id happening at the basement of the bar. The place is quite small but the performance never disappoints. The performers were good and funny. Highly recommended!
Paul Spencer
15:57 10 Apr 22
I have been to Halfway several times now and it hasn’t disappointed at all. It’s one of the few remaining safe LGBT venues. The friendly staff are always so welcoming , great atmosphere and there’s fab entertainment downstairs every time I’ve been. Halfway To Heaven is the perfect place to start your evening or to end your night !
Scott Harvey
13:36 10 Apr 22
What a cracking venue, cabaret and fun every day of the week - The drag show CK Sunday is always a right royal laugh. A safe place for all, with friendly staff (especially Craig and Nick) and reasonably priced drinks as a bonus. Definitely worth a visit if your in town, you’ll leave with a smile.
Dave Chapman
10:56 06 Apr 22
Good drinks, good times! Came in on a Monday as this bar has shows every night of the week! Had a lovely warm welcome from the staff upstairs. Nice chilled ambience. Headed downstairs to see Miranda, it was a great atmosphere, plenty of audience participation. It's great to have a safe, clean and welcoming LGBTQ place in this part of town.
Jorge Ardila
09:28 06 Apr 22
Popped into Halfway this past week with friends visiting from Bristol, and managed to catch a gorgeous lil drag show. The downstairs bar is gorgeous and welcoming, and Freddy at the bar was great. Lovely atmosphere and look forward to coming back again.
Mervyn farmer
12:06 05 Apr 22
Great to back at Halfway to Heaven. I was pleased to see that it's pretty much the same which is a delight as its fine as it is. The staff work so hard on a busy Sunday at any time. They do this well, so clean and safe I think its the best cabaret venue in the West End and love Sundays there with my friends. If I could award more stars than 5 I would.
Marc Kelly
13:32 04 Apr 22
Amazing LGBTQ+ bar off Trafalgar Square. Upstairs is your typical London pub, downstairs the magic happens. Amazing Cabaret. Mixed aged clientele, attentive staff. A must visit bar when you are in town! Really cheap drinks for London. Keep up the good work!
Bobby Scaife
20:04 10 Mar 22
Unfortunately I don’t have any photos to share, but this boozer has to be the most welcoming bar in central London. The staff take the time to know your name and your drink. Additionally Ange is such a lovely character who seems to fit in amongst a great team at Halfway.A bit of a side note, but if you struggle with the LGBTQ+ scene or are worried about unwanted attention, this place is really safe and secure. The cabaret is downstairs so it also not in your face with flare!All round great pub.
Steven Wanklyn
19:36 08 Mar 22
This really is a great little pub. It has a very friendly and welcoming vibe, and is well situated away from the intensity of Soho, if that's not your thing, but with all the glamorous cabaret downstairs if that is! The bar staff are all friendly and very efficient, especially Ange who's probably one of their longest serving members that I can remember. I would highly recommend this place if you want a relaxed break in a no attitude place where everyone is welcome. Well done Team Halfway!
Matt Gardner
18:43 15 Feb 22
My Husband and I are regulars at Halfway, and appreciate the attention and service of the staff, and in particularly James and Marsha who both give us fabulous service. Marsha is a friendly welcoming face that has become part of the what makes this place so great, and James is a wonderful host with a great attention to detail. Highly recommend the venue and look forward to our next visit, and catch-up with Marsha and the crew.
Miguel Navarro
20:01 14 Feb 22
I have loved that place for years, If I go out I go there, the shows are brilliant and some of the staff very friendly, however the couple of old staff are just rude and you can tell how they hate their jobs in consequence the treat some of the customers as pure rubbish. That kind of people should not work there, shout to clients and mistreat them is just unacceptable when you are friendly and polite all the time. Last Friday one of them was even verbally aggressive toward us when he by mistake served a drink that we did not order and we refused to pay. The management should take in consideration what kind of employees they have. It isn't the first time
Martin
13:24 15 Jan 22
My first time in Halfway to Heaven and what a great night we had. I loved the drag act in the bar downstairs, haven't smiled and laughed so much in a long time. Both bars are cosy but very clean and there was generally a friendly atmosphere. Everyone was out for a good time. Thank you. I'll definitely be back.
Leighton Rees
15:51 09 Jan 22
Some things don't need change, and this is one of those venues.Love the staff and the drag.Always a fantastic and friendly welcomeNever disappointedThank you all for your hard work and dedication to the LGBTQi+ community
Joe Cole
23:14 07 Jan 22
I am not gay, however I enjoy this place. For years gay people have gone to regular bars…I feel it is important to return the favour. The bar manager was great and thankfully there was a like minded lady there who I have since had a few dates with. Thankyou H.2.H.
Marc Kelly
15:36 28 Dec 21
Amazing LGBTQ+ bar off Trafalgar Square. Upstairs is your typical London pub, downstairs the magic happens. Amazing Cabaret. Cheap Drinks, mixed aged clientele, attentive staff. A must visit bar when you are in town! Keep up the good work!
Cleverson Adriel
19:30 10 Dec 21
The bar and staff it self are amazing, I love to go there....But come on guys, where do you find the security guys for the door.Honestly, he is so grumpy it puts you off get anywhere near,Please, he is the first face you see when you arrived, at least he could be polite enough to say hello and at least say he needs to check your bag, not just mumbled
Marky Mark
21:43 12 Nov 21
The customers make a fantastic atmosphere. Unfortunately most of the younger bar staff are sullen and unfriendly. When you pay for your drinks by card, you have the option to tip the bar staff. This is a tip just for them serving you over the bar. After none of my group getting even the slightest smile from those serving us, I decided I'd tip them to cheer them up, wrong, £2 tip and not even a thank you . I know its only £2 but this is the equivalent of tipping the checkout attendant at Tesco . So the next round tipped them £5 for simply handing us our drinks at the bar. Not even a smile . So ill rate customers 10 bar staff 2. It is a lively pub so ill pay it another visit and see if the mincing miseries have been replaced with friendlier staff.
Mack Hilsopp
16:28 09 Nov 21
Always friendly. Cheap drinks and good quality. The main draw is the cabaret especially in the afternoon at the weekends. The staff remember you and it’s just a lot of fun. I have been coming to Halfway to Heaven for about 10 years now and always introduce new friends.
Harvey Deponte
18:48 02 Nov 21
Halloween Halfway to HEAVEN or should it be hell? Not that it was bad the bar was amazing. Pulled out all the stops for Halloween. The Drag Queens had the whole audience doing the actual time Warp TWICE. So much fun and some great costumes even though it was afternoon. The staff were great and drinks so reasonable. Excellent Gin! Krystal and Kelly were out of this world entertainers. We will be back in a hurry, just try and stop us. Oh and the gender neutral toilet was a surprise bonus. Thank you.
Mel Long
07:54 17 Oct 21
Always our go-to place to start or finish a great day in London. Always made to feel welcome - everybody's welcome! Great atmosphere, great drinks, fabulous staff - thank you Heather! We'll be back soon! x
Chris Moss
17:46 22 Sep 21
Great venue with a lovely atmosphere. The staff are extremely friendly and welcoming! You must try their Polari Pale Ale. Absolutely stunning and a donation is made to Stonewall for each pint sold!
Gillian Elliott
11:56 05 Sep 21
Amazing venue. Polite and courteous staff. Amazing entertainment and the drinks a really reasonable for London. Everyone is always happy in there so it is my happy space too. If you're in London visit Halfway to Heaven.
steve corkinghill
12:25 13 Aug 21
Such a great atmosphere. Like a family home. Staff very knowledgeable and always remember you. Amazing to see shows there especially at the weekends in the afternoons. There is something for everyone during the week and everyone is welcome.
123skybo
21:43 29 Jul 21
Visited Halfway on Saturday night to enjoy a drink and some great cabaret. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive.The venue was clean and tidy and tables/surfaces were constantly sprayed and wiped down.This is a lovely venue and safe haven for all members of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.Will absolutely be returning again.
Sally-Anne Kerry
18:43 28 Jul 21
Halfway to Heaven is without a doubt my favourite cabaret venue. We always have a fantastic time, filled with quality entertainment and lots of laughs. In particular, we enjoy coming to watch the fabulous Rose Garden of a Saturday afternoon.The staff are without fail, friendly, welcoming and always smiling, which creates a lovely atmosphere. I have recently introduced some friends to Halfway and they have mentioned that they also really enjoyed themselves and would absolutely like to visit again.
Craiger Bell
20:08 27 Jul 21
Love Halfway, I’ve been going for years and have had the best nights here. Free entry to some of London’s best drag acts, or if you want a quiet drink, you can just sit upstairs. The team are so friendly and there’s a real family feel to the pub.
Michael Hughes
12:03 27 Jul 21
As a regular if Halfway I can assure anyone that you are due a cracking day/night if you choose to visit. There is cabaret every day of the week, to suit all ages and preferences… Old school to Ru Paul! The staff are friendly, attentive and considered with special mention to the management team who kept us all safe during COVID… well worth a visit! 5*
Tim Hennessy
14:27 08 Jul 21
Came here for a cabaret show on Monday evening and had an excellent time! The service was good and the staff were all friendly. Compared to a number of venues I have been to, their social distancing measures were good, especially for a smaller venue. Definitely would recommend this fabulous LGBTQ pub.
Zena
15:59 07 Jul 21
We love this place 😍🎉Since lockdown ended we have visited H2H on numerous occasions, every show we’ve seen has been fantastic. Tables reserved, drinks brought to your table by the wonderful, friendly staff. We have laughed so much in the last month, we truly needed that after the year we’ve all had. If you fancy a good laugh and a friendly atmosphere, get yourself down to H2H. Heather who greets you at the door has been amazing, keeping us all safe and making you feel like family. 🌈💃🏻
Connor Taylor-Smith
06:46 02 Jul 21
Halfway to Heaven is a fantastic bar. The staff are friendly, attentive and reassuring. The venue is covid secure and so I felt safe going there.We went to a Monday night show that focuses on the new, upcoming queens of the scene. A fantastic opportunity for the less established to showcase their talents.Would most definitely recommend Halfway to anyone who wants a fun, safe and friendly night.
Anthony Hammel
19:06 25 Jun 21
I’ve been using Halfway for many years. It’s still a great place to meet new friends. Covid had made that hard over the last year. It’s getting better now. Cold pint and cabaret from great staff. Well done for keeping going.
Rob Burnett
18:25 23 Jun 21
One of London’s little gems! This incredible little bar is full of charm and personality. The staff and management are warm and welcoming and make you feel at home and safe. The entertainment is awesome with some of the best cabaret artists from around the UK. Don’t miss out this awesome bar on any visit to central London.
Nicola Gleadhall
16:43 23 Jun 21
Absolutely Fantastic night. Travelled Down to see Miranda Jane perform, and I did not regret it one bit. Entertainment at its finest. Had such a great time. Never waited for a drink and the staff were very helpful. The table service was faultless and everyone was super friendly and welcoming. Can't wait to come down again. 🥰
jayne tully
16:58 28 May 21
We were a group of six visiting. This was our first stop. We stayed much longer than. Felt totally safe there and that's important. The music was perfect mix of camp classic and current. We all paid separately which was no trouble to the staff who were super friendly, constantly cleaning while making sure we all new the rules and were safe, even had time for a laugh with us. We hope to see a Drag show next time we are visiting.
Isabela da Silva
12:55 23 May 21
Absolutely ecstatic To have been back last Friday, Halfway to Heaven you have been missed!!Thank you to the whole team for an amazing night. The cabaret was fantastic too. I can’t quite put into words just how much better a pint tastes within those glittery walls.
Marky Mark
21:28 09 Jan 21
The customers make a fantastic atmosphere. Unfortunately most of the younger bar staff are sullen and unfriendly. When you pay for your drinks by card, you have the option to tip the bar staff. This is a tip just for them serving you over the bar. After none of my group getting even the slightest smile from those serving us, I decided I'd tip them to cheer them up, wrong, £2 and not even a thank you . I know its only £2 but this is the equivalent of tipping the checkout attendant at Tesco . So the next round stopped them £5 for simply handing us our drinks at the bar. Not even a smile . So ill rate customers 10 bar staff 2. It is a lively pub so ill pay it another visit and see if the mincing miseries have been replaced with friendlier staff.
Ibrahim Zeze
16:48 01 Nov 20
No cocktails at all on the menu, just wine and champagne.Was asked what I wanted, but how would I know what they serve without a drinks menu? Had to check the website, and failed to see any options for spirits. Left quite abruptly after spending only 2 minutes.
emma mccallum
17:51 18 Oct 20
Absolute joke. Went this afternoon ordered 2 double shots of tequila rose which cost an amazing £10.10. I was served what I can only describe as half shots in a large shot glass Couldnt be bothered even arguing or making a complaint as the member of staff had already made it quite clear with his attitude,lack of manners and lack of customer service that he wouldn't of even cared. I understand that this is a difficult time for all in the work place. I myself work in a customer facing role. But manners cost nothing. Absolute rip off also
Marlee King
14:24 04 Feb 20
If there is anywhere I would recommend friends to visit for a fun afternoon or evening out in London, it would be Halfway to Heaven. The staff are always so friendly and welcoming; and the performers are absolutely wonderful! One of my favourite days to visit is a Sunday afternoon to watch the talented girls Crystal and Kelly perform. Go along, buy them amarettos and enjoy!
Meredith F.
20:40 31 Jan 20
Friendly staff and patrons. Had a pint here solo while waiting for friends. Bartenders were friendly and there was a drag show on in the basement.
Lee
13:34 22 Nov 19
Ive been coming to Halfway for a few years now. Its an incredibly friendly venue and is considered a safe and fun place for anyone in the community. The management team and bar staff are extremely attentive and really can't do enough to ensure your visit to Halfway is a memorable one. They do an incredible amount for charities and should be commended for that effort.The drinks prices are some of the most reasonable in Central London and you could do a lot worse than to spend your hard earned cash here. Try Sunday Cabaret.......CK Sunday's are extremely popular and attach a very diverse and fun crowd.
Michael P.
04:40 05 Oct 19
Stopped by for a pint while walking around the area. It is located right near the National Portrait Gallery as I sat outside with the gallery as my view and...
Vincent L.
23:48 17 Nov 17
Friendly, casual pub that's centrally located and wedged among Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross station, and the St. Martin in the Fields church. The...

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