Little Ku

Little Ku

Ku Group's naughty sibling venue

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Little Ku Bar, tucked away in the lively Soho area, this place is like the laid-back younger sibling to the more flamboyant Ku Bar. It's where you head when you want a cool spot to just hang out, have a drink, and chat with friends or make new ones.

This bar has got some history, starting out way back in 1995. It's been through a few makeovers and relocations, but it's always kept that friendly, inclusive vibe. Think of it as that one friend's living room where everyone always ends up for a good time.

The decor? It's got this cool, modern look with a mix of greys and tans – classy but not trying too hard. It's small enough to feel cozy but not cramped. Perfect for those nights when you're not up for a wild party but still want to be out and about.

The staff here are the real MVPs – super welcoming and always ready to make your night a bit better. And the drinks? Whether you're into cocktails or shots, they've got you covered. Sure, the cocktail game might not win any awards, but the shots are a blast.

Weekends here are a vibe, with a small dance floor that gets hopping and DJ sets that set the mood. It's an awesome spot for pre-party drinks or just to spend the whole night.

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Little Ku
4.5
Based on 140 reviews
Jack
16:39 10 May 24
Booked Little Ku for my birthday. Was an amazing night and we were all really looked after by the team, in particular Freddie for arranging everything and making the night go like a dream. Tre, Max and Andre were also fab and looked after all of my guests so well. The food that arranged came at the time specified and was great. Honestly if you’re looking for somewhere to have a party or a good night out with friends you won’t be disappointed with the exemplary service and wonderful staff at little Ku.
Lauren Johnson
18:57 09 May 24
Attended a 40th birthday party at Little Ku earlier this month having booked a private area upstairs to be able to celebrate. What a fantastic night! All the staff were absolutely fab and could not have done more to make us feel welcome or to help us celebrate. Nothing was too much trouble for them and special mention goes to Freddie for organising everything so amazingly. Great bar with a brilliant atmosphere and top notch staff! Thank you.
Jaclyn Smith
12:34 21 Apr 24
Seemed like a nice enough place. It was really small and very crowded, but the staff was friendly enough and we got our drinks fast.
Yelina Yelisbelly (Yelisbelly)
22:35 29 Feb 24
Tre is the best host ever. He greeted us so nicely & welcomed us in greatly. The drinks were great & service throughout the night as well. Great music too.
Gary Woodward
20:03 18 Feb 24
Had 2 visits during a 3 night trip to Soho recently.. This place is now at the top of the 'must visit' list for our next trips. Terrific music, drinks menu, decor and clientelle. Beautiful place made even more special by excellent barstaff, especially Tre who is an absolute legend and made us feel welcome, special and valued. Thanks so much to Tre and the team, see you during pride weekend if not before!
Pieter Mans
22:48 02 Jan 24
Nice enough place but calling this a cocktail joint is a stretch. They really don't want you to order off menu (won't do an old fashioned). They're just mixing booze and that's not really a cocktail. 😔
J Swaine
21:28 20 Dec 23
Claudio has been fantastic! I wish I could spend every day here! Christmas cheer at its finest. With no Claudio there’s no little KU!
Aron Szyls
09:19 03 Nov 23
Really like that place it has nice chill 😎 vibe slay 😃
Edan Powell
20:53 05 Sep 23
Spin the wheel was amazing tonight! Packed out which was really nice for a Tuesday. Freddie and Andre were lovely and so welcoming
Adam Hooper
06:34 02 Sep 23
As a part of my Sperm Donation World Tour of the UK, I was looking to have a gay old time, stopped in here for a drink small double story bar loved the layout and designed to it.
Charlotte Monksfield
11:51 23 Aug 23
Loved this place! My girlfriend and I came here on Saturday night after being at the theatre. It wasn't overly busy and had a place to sit. A group of men approached the table and the man working on the door came up to us and asked if we was alright with them being there, which I found incredibly nice of him and felt looked after so thank you so so much. Drinks are a little on the expensive side I must say, but I would deffo return 🙂
Paris Striplin
15:44 20 Aug 23
I had a blast here w my bestie for our bday celebration! I lost my phone and thank you to the lovely lady for returning it to me!!! I appreciate you so much and I’m forever thankful!!! We will be back thanks for the kindness and fun time!!!
Simon wall
11:33 31 Jul 23
Arrived in West End on Saturday 29/07, as every where was really busy thought to go into Little Ku as no one was in there, was polite to the barman and asked if had any pink gin and then a barrage of negativity from the bar man telling us to calm down and that we were disrespecting him. As 2x gay guys, the attitude from this barman was totally unexpected or needed, so we left - no wonder it was empty if you are greeted with this type of negative attitude. Won't be returning here again as plenty of other friendlier and positive places to go.
Matt Boughton
17:53 23 Jul 23
Love Little Ku! Come here all the time but was a lovely little treat on my birthday. Shout out to Shane!
Luke S
17:50 23 Jul 23
Lovely chilled vibes even in a busy bar, a bit of a haven in the middle of hectic Soho! Our server Shane really went over and above to make some birthday drinks extra special.
Julen Alfonso
10:12 19 Jul 23
I really enjoy this place for a nice drink! It's even better when it's not too crowded. I appreciate that they have started playing more Spanish music, which is a rare find in London. However, the only downside is that there isn't much room for dancing. Also, it's worth mentioning that the drinks can be a bit pricey.If you found this review helpful, please consider clicking the like button to show your support.
Julen Alfonso
11:26 16 Jul 23
I really enjoy this place for a nice drink! It's even better when it's not too crowded. I appreciate that they have started playing more Spanish music, which is a rare find in London. However, the only downside is that there isn't much room for dancing. Also, it's worth mentioning that the drinks can be a bit pricey.
Cáelan Smiddy
13:09 02 Jul 23
had the best time here last night after London Pride!! everyone was lovely and there was a nice mix of people in there 🏳️‍🌈we made some lesbian friends at pride and we all went to Little Ku to have a dance, the servers were lovely and we had a gorgeous time 🍹🪩it was very very busy due to the pride celebrations but the bouncer let us in straight away and there was space for us to dance on the second floor.kudos to the staff and owners, you’re doing a fabulous job. we will be back!
André Albino
19:23 30 Jun 23
Shane always sets a great atmosphere with amazing music and drinks!! We will definitely be coming back for more!!! (Cocktails and some nibbles would be a great addition)
Leesa Crawford
21:47 26 Jun 23
Shane was fabulous, looked after us , great service xx
Danny Charles
00:57 04 Feb 23
Love little Ku, always good energy and such a good vibe with the people and music, Tre is an amazing host, so welcoming and warm, hes always looking incredibly fierce and fearless to keep the best people flowing inside!!
Tom Milson
19:40 03 Feb 23
Had an amazing night tonight …. starting off the weekend in the best way possible. Shane served us like a boss, making sure we were properly looked after before we headed for dinner. Definitely coming back when I’m in the city again! ⚡️
Connor O'Neill
19:27 28 Jan 23
Had an incredible night here when visiting London recently. The staff were brilliant, especially Tré! He made my friends and I feel so welcome and gave us amazing advice for what to do with our time in London- he really made our night! Will definitely be back! Thanks to Little Ku and Tré for such a great experience!
Clara Bulman
12:56 28 Jan 23
We went for a drink and was looked after by Shane (the best human on earth) he single-handedly transformed our experience with the grace and poise of Princess Di and the speed and agility of Sir Mo Farrah. Little Ku & life itself would be pointless without Shane. 10/10 would recommend.
Gilles Geissbühler
21:23 24 Jan 23
I went for a drink with my friend after wandering around trying to find a place that would fit our vibe. Ondrej welcomed us and was such a lovely energy! 🙂 We loved chatting with them in between drinks orders.The place is super cute for those days when you want to go for drinks and boogie but can’t be bothered to get to a super intense club. We stayed for a few hours and really enjoyed the music too !
Daniel Taylor
23:05 20 Jan 23
I always enjoy myself at Little ku but this time was exceptionally good, I was only going to stay for one drink but Trey’s charm made me stay for another two rounds! I highly recommend this venue to whoever stumbled on it.
Jackson Woodard
22:21 20 Jan 23
Such a great spot! As someone traveling here for the first time I met Tre and he made my first experience very comfortable and fun.
Isaac Davis
21:42 20 Jan 23
Tré is always the most amazing host, I honestly come back just to see him on the weekend. Makes my night every time I’m here and the bar staff are amazing as well
Simon Jefferson Clarke
21:19 20 Jan 23
We had such a fun night here! Great vibes and the staff were all lovely esp the host Trey, very welcoming atmosphere. We’ll definitely be back next time we’re in London.
Martin Handscomb
08:30 04 Jan 23
Go there with my friends all the time. Unfortunately, service charge was applied to my drinks 🍺 (that I got at the bar)I don’t mine paying for service, but at least provide it. Getting my own drinks from the bar doesn’t constitute service charge.
Eran Ro
23:26 11 Nov 22
Looks the most normative, they didn't let me in, really shame
Robin Bennett
12:50 05 Sep 22
The price charged for the same two drinks is different each time at this bar. Other bars such as Circa, Comptons or Rupert St charge the same each time, which serves to reaffirm my suspicion that the staff are up to something dodgy here, such as adding tips on before presenting the card machine for payment. Whatever the reason, the prices end up being around a third more expensive than in other bars in the area. Just under £30 for two doubles in a basic bar with zero service is disproportionately expensive.
Rob Morgan
18:15 07 Jul 22
Be warned that they seem to charge twice for mixers at the bar, compared to ordering on the app.Aside from ripping off their customers, there's no atmosphere here and its only saving grace is that they have some outside drinking tables.
Ft
09:22 30 May 22
Sunday morning i asked if they can let me please use the bathroom, I use to go to the bathroom frequently and the SIA at the entrance was very rude and he didn't let me use the bathroom, he was keep repeating:' go to mcdonald " ,while mcdonald were closed, withouth compassion,withouth even knowledge of a nearest public bathroom.I find out then that many other SIA treated me like that one.
Louise Meats
13:32 08 May 22
Friendly, sense of feeling safe from the offset. Really cheerful and amiable security and staff. Top notch, thank you!
Josh Ama
02:51 05 Feb 22
I would give zero stars but the security guard told us we were stupid even though we tried to recipocate we had a fun evening hopefully if you replace the security guard named Tony he was very rude but the bartenders were friendly and Andrei made our night and was really and friendly and gave us our drinks on time please promote him thank you
A Google User
02:35 05 Feb 22
I never experienced such rudeness from a security guard it really ruins the vibe from Ku
Mauro Segabinazzi
16:02 14 Oct 21
Fun place for a few drinks!
Lola
21:04 16 Sep 21
Staff are so friendly. Love it here.
Andrea Pfitzer
16:12 31 Aug 21
cute little bar, funniest bouncer in town
Max Whites
15:54 05 Aug 21
Such a change! Used to come for few drinks often when popping to London.Never a disappointment however this time was different. Different vibe- different people.Dirty toilets. Rude energy from front door to the bar. I felt very confused and unfortunately didn’t enjoy at this point. Shame
Mario Fonseca
10:37 06 Jul 21
This place has a mobile ordering system, which is great. Sadly, they also make it MANDATORY to pay a minimum 10% service charge. I'm okay with service charges but making them mandatory really leaves a bad taste in the mouth.Below the management responded that service charge is optional - I reiterate that on the mobile ordering system, this isn't optional, the minimum you can select is 10%
Vanina Gallucci
18:24 17 May 21
Loved the place ! Super nice security guy, we came without a booking on a really busy night and he managed to get us a table. Nice ambiance and music. Highly recommend !
Dan Tomas
01:52 15 May 21
Coming here for a drinks very often after dinners around. this place has never let me down.I feel always safe and looked after The manager to be- Caroline, she is a real star of this place and always- always making sure everything is as it should be . Fab energy between guests and staff working there. Good choice of music in the background. If you are looking for fun and safe night out this is the place to go! I cannot wait to see you guys in action inside.
Joao Cabral
10:24 11 May 21
Terrible service. The manager took me off just because the PLASTIC cup was leaking off (simple vodka) and I asked her to replace it. Really can’t believe why she is treating customer like this.
Mateusz Adamski
20:00 30 Oct 20
With friends we are visiting this place really often. Everyone from staff are really friendly and helpful. Karolina always find some time to chat with us what make the visits even more enjoyable
Giles Hutchings
17:47 24 Dec 17
The smaller counterpart to the Ku Bar in Chinatown by Leicester Square. Friendly and cosy, this bar is split on 3 levels, with a bar on the ground floor and toilets downstairs. The decor and art is pleasant, and there are videos of almost naked men playing on loop on the TV screens.

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27 January 2024

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