Vault 139

Vault 139

London's favourite cruise bar. 7 days a week. 1PM to 1AM.

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London's busiest cruise bar. 7 days a week. 1PM to 1AM. Entry includes a drink and coat check.

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Vault 139
4.3
Based on 243 reviews
Felix G.
15:51 10 Sep 22
Was in the Vault for the first time on Wednesday.Friendly and helpful staff.Cool, clean location, it is always cleaned.Prices okWhether passive or active, there is something for everyone.A must for the next visit to London...
John Scallan-Walsh
17:31 20 Aug 22
Great bar. Friendly staff and very clean. We came here today whilst visiting London are were pleasantly surprised. We will definitely be back and highly recommend it.
Jason Wojnicz
00:33 05 Aug 22
Went on a Monday night. It was moderately busy inside. The staff was helpful with quick service, patient with new comers and keep this place exceedingly clean. The clientele however leaves something to be desired. Pushy, one-sided and clicquish. It's an interesting visit but be prepared to need to go elsewhere to get off. I'm just say is all.
David Mathews
18:38 27 Jul 22
Can we have another NKD night each week please? Don’t mind which. Mondays are great but Thursdays have long been too busy for me. It must be worth ‘sacrificing’ one of the quieter dressed or UW nights.
Jose R
22:25 20 Jun 22
Absolutely five stars for the place, the staff, the location.1 star for 90% of the crowd that comes here that could not find their way out of a paper bag if their life depended on it. It's that bad for them.Still if you want to give it a chance you may find the 10% that makes this place very worthwhile.
Iain Targett
19:54 27 May 22
Friendly staff. Clean venue. Plenty of seating. I went for the first time on a Friday, stayed for a few hours and had a good time. Definitely going back again.
Xenia Zanzibar
23:16 21 May 22
I was so nervous to come here after hearing mixed reviews about the staff - however I was welcomed with open arms by all - including both people on the door, people behind the bar and cloakroom I encountered. All lovely and non - judgmental. I popped in twice on a Saturday - once in the afternoon and once at around 11pm - I would say the afternoon was much more my vibe as things were a bit more discreet and sexy (in my opinion) with more space to roam around and the night was a lot more full on with a sea of naked bodies, a DJ and more of a club vibe - I think this venue would cater to a very wide range. Thankyou for being so kind to me!
Matteo Massignani
09:09 13 May 22
Been on and off from this place throughout the years. Last 2 times I came here weren’t the best, but it’s really a matter of luck with the crowd to be honest. Hopefully more luck the next time.Staff are nice and helpful most of the times. I’ve seen them really busy with serving and cleaning, even if there were only 2 of them working when I last visited.
Detlef Alexander
05:31 10 May 22
Best place, bar men are always friendly and happy to chat, and personnel keep the place tidy etc during the night. Plenty of men at night especially naked night with plenty of slippage and naughtiness going on in all the nooks and crannies and I always get my fill ... or two. 😉. Cloakroom runs efficiently and quickly. Safe place to drink, play, or just sit relax and watch the men do their thing.
Lee Hamarneh
05:31 26 Mar 22
Absolutely an amazing cruising place. I visited the place on Friday. Arrived at / around 2 pm. Was busy ish. Lovely friendly gentleman at the entrance with lovely smile. Explained bits to me as it’s my first tone for me. Entry pound 11 includes a drink. Left my bag with the most friendly guy behind the counter. Grabbed a drink. Was faffing around to explore. Super friendly crowd. It got busier after 3:30. Heaven on earth. I had the most amazing time. A must to come here as it’s guaranteed a fun time. I will return again this weekend 🙈😈. Thanks guys for having me. Amazing &Engraved experience. Lee.
GRAHAM Willoughby
20:46 26 Feb 22
Not been here for two years so it was so good to have a couple of hours in here again. How busy it is obviously depends upon when you visit. I was here early Saturday evening and it was great.
Mark McIvor
15:36 26 Feb 22
Good basement gay bar. Not quite a club as there's no dancing, but plenty of hot men of all races, all ages and all shapes and sizes. Plenty of dark corners and private (well semi private) booths. I've been here twice now and despite what others have, I've always found the staff friendly and helpful.
John Ck
16:05 20 Feb 22
Great music, nice style. We had really good time here and the food was good too.Great customer service. Top
Conor Vennard
00:17 20 Feb 22
This place is great. It was my first time here on a Saturday night and was a lot of fun. I’m usually very fussy about about gay venues but this place was clean, friendly and good value for money.
Carl B
17:31 11 Feb 22
I have been there many times and every time I go I’m disappointed. The guy at the reception is not friendly at all and should be sent to a customer service course, he is aggressive and for sure doesn’t like what he does.The place was busy with only 2 members of staff meaning you have to wait a lot to leave your stuff, to get a drink etc, the place was filthy today on 11/02/2022 @ 5pm. So don’t bother to come to a dirty place with rude staff. ( the poor guy at the bar was nice just running around working for 2 or 3 staff)Once again the guy at the reception is a killer in this business as he doesn’t make a small effort to make customers feel welcome. Zero Star today I’m afraid, so after 30 minutes me and a friend left the place.
Manuel Torres
00:47 24 Jan 22
What a dead place filled with dead souls running circles hunting for meat and I don't think anyone is doing it safe. If you want to catch an sti, grab your chance. Infection assured! An edit: vault staff tried to have this review removed, which should clarify their attitude to the issues I described.
Lee Phillips
00:58 22 Jan 22
Always been a great bar having been a customer for 9 years. Sometimes I'm there 2 hours other I'm there 4. Great music and prices. My favourite venue in London. Keep up the great work 😃
Mark Ryder
17:34 18 Jan 22
Great last night, staff were friendly as ever. Keep it up lads x
David Smith
20:14 10 Jan 22
Edited 10 Jan 2022This venue is open but struggling with patronage in the Omicron surge. Proof of vaccinations required at door. No mask wearing so you’ll be solely reliant on vaccine efficacy to prevent transmission.It's all about the in betweensIt's not a club - no dance floor, it's not a pub, no food or outdoor space, though it has a few comfy sofas. It's not a sauna - no steam room or jacuzzi- and patrons wear street clothes. And it's not in a 'gay' neighbourhood and. I intuit that some patrons are neither out nor self-identified as gay. No, the Vault in Whitfield St., Fitzrovia had a niche all to its own. And that's the beauty of this spot. For a reasonable £9 cover you get a free drink, a venue with lots of different kinds of space - the in betweens - a sofa in a dark passage, loads of benches some at right angle to facilitate more intimate contact. A barrel room with 55 gallon drums. Excellent security with coat and bag check and an option to leave wallet and phone behind the bar. (I strongly recommend doing this given close contact in dimly- lit spaces). And the patrons - a real mix of ages, nationalities and income I dare say. Some guys like to talk and others walk about - it's all about the in betweens. Highly recommended.
niko
12:50 28 Dec 21
Went to the naked night yesterday without knowing. I had already paid so I thought why not? It felt amazing! It's great for your self esteem and if you have inhibition issues. And since everyone is naked, guys make out even in the bar area. I had a lot of fun. I would highly recommend the experience and try it again. If you are planning to go in the naked night, wear long socks so you can fit your card holder/money in it.
karl walker
13:38 20 Dec 21
A great gay club. Very friendly staff and a good crowd
Manuel Torres
20:25 13 Dec 21
What a dead place filled with dead souls running circles hunting for meat and I don't think anyone is doing it safe. If you want to catch an sti, grab your chance. Infection assured!
Steve
12:43 08 Nov 21
Went Saturday night. Had fun. My advice, unlike in the us the stuff happens earlier— maybe 8 pm. Pretty much over by 11. Nice door guy helped me get to underground to get to hotel. A good deal.
Tom Greenh
22:41 06 Nov 21
Bigger guys are not welcome here, so don't waste your time and money. Also, there's mostly 50-60 years old zombies, so don't expect to meet any younger guys. If you'll find at least one young guy, he's definatelly gonna act like a princess and ignore everyone who tries to show him attention.Staff is rude and if they don't like, they'll show you that.
Addison M
17:24 11 Oct 21
Quite unique for London, love the open concept and the free drink.
Eddie Douglas
20:28 22 Sep 21
I like this club, hence a five star! Plenty of fun but can be hit and miss!Staff are friendly.Facilities are fine.
D Russo
02:19 15 Sep 21
Super friendly staff. I have been here many times and never a day that wasn't busy.
David Mitchell
11:20 20 Aug 21
I have always had a great time at The Vault on the hold, although there has been one or two teething problems in the past with one member of staff at the pay desk, they have a habit of speaking down to you which is not acceptable - they are not that friendly sometimes, the mood with them can be odd with them at times and attitude isn't an attractive quality, just a thought, & as a paying customer they need to remember it is us that keeps them afloat be nice it cost nothing respect is a two way street......Oh and before I forget if you have a physical loyalty card they are no longer valid which is disgusting, because we paid and we earned those loyalty points but now that they've moved to the app that has made the physical loyalty cards redundant, in others words you have to start all over again with the new Vault App - personally I think they should honor them as we earned those loyalty points but that's just my opinion.....I must say the cloak room team are lovely so it not all bad.....When it comes to hygiene and cleanliness of the establishment it seems a little bit better than the last time since they've been reopened after lockdown, although there is room for improvement.....But putting the negative experiences aside its ok just have fun and enjoy yourself life's too short.....
David Mitchell
17:19 19 Aug 21
I have always had a great time at The Vault on the hold, although there has been one or two teething problems in the past with one member of staff at the pay desk, they have a habit of speaking down to you which is not acceptable - they are not that friendly sometimes, the mood with them can be odd with them at times and attitude isn't an attractive quality, just a thought, & as a paying customer they need to remember it is us that keeps them afloat be nice it cost nothing respect is a two way street......Oh and before I forget if you have a physical loyalty card they are no longer valid which is disgusting, because we paid and we earned those loyalty points but now that they've moved to the app that has made the physical loyalty cards redundant, in others words you have to start all over again with the new Vault App - personally I think they should honor them as we earned those loyalty points but that's just my opinion.....When it comes to hygiene and cleanliness of the establishment it seems a little bit better than the last time since they've been reopened after lockdown, although there is room for improvement.....But putting the negative experiences aside its ok just have fun and enjoy yourself life's too short.....
Paul Guillemot
16:26 15 Aug 21
Great place , went for underwear party ,Busy, good music and vibe ,nice venue . will go back .
David Gerome
12:38 15 Aug 21
Went on Saturday and it was my first time and was very pleasantly surprised, very busy with lots of uninhibited attractive guys ! Bit of a queue to enter as they do checks on the door but staff were super friendly and helpful and I didn’t wait longer than 5 mins , would definitely go again when in town next and recommend this venue to others . Thanks again great night !
Esteban Cartagena
11:13 13 Aug 21
The place got surprisingly packed even though it was Thursday. Everyone there was respectful when it came about your personal space and OMG are people there uninhibited. Kudos to everyone as well for being so clean. The free drink is a plus.
David Hicks
03:49 07 Aug 21
Been here a few times now, staff are always pleasent and friendly,Great place 100% recommend, decent location a few mins walk from Soho£9.00 (member) or £10.00 none members entry includes a drink 😁
mike karoulidis
04:56 04 Aug 21
Great place to pleasently pass time.Covit safe place, i like they only allow vaccinated ppl in
James Taylor
10:13 01 Aug 21
Great atmosphere and staff are very on the ball about keeping the place clean and Covid secure as much as they can.Their underwear and naked nights are always great to go to and I’ve never had a problem finding a bit of fun here.Sometimes you get guys who are pushy but staff will always help if you mention this to them.Drink prices are on par with other establishments.
James Howells
17:37 09 Nov 20
Pound for pound Vault 139 is the best value in London.Where else can you get entry for the day and a beer for £9? Vault also has a friendly staff that were more than willing to help me, as an American in town for a couple weeks, to understand how the place worked and even suggested other places throughout London to check out.
Tyler Matthews
01:49 08 Jul 20
So I came here around two years ago with my mate and the main guy who checked our Id's was the sweetest man ever. He made us feel so welcomed and keeping in mind we were baby gays whenever I think back to my late teens I remember my first ever experience being in such a place and it's genuinely filled with positive feelings because of that one guy so shout out to the lovely man who welcomed two baby gays who were nervous as hell. You're amazing!
Nadim H
13:20 05 Dec 19
Fun, fun, fun! I’ve been a few times now. On Thursday evenings the place is packed and the queue is out on the street, lots of hot guys, lots of action. You won’t be disappointed. Similar to SBN if you like that sort of thing!
Dimitri
16:47 24 Nov 19
Great place. Sometimes more action sometimes less. You have to come few times. They have a free drink with entrance ticket and free WiFi. I had nice times there few times and I met a nice guy there so we met second times with him in Paris already! I like that place it’s always fun there!
Γ. Π.
15:12 12 Jul 19
Very friendly stuff! Excellent! Music was not that loud,bar is not so large but there are many gentlemen in all shapes and ages and keen to to offer you what you like! (visited Wednesday underwear night). 4 stars because there are no lockers.Free condoms and lubricants. I will come back soon!! Thank u!

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