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Address: 136 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5EZ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 1193) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest tube stations Leicester Square (0.1 miles), Covent Garden (0.2 miles), Tottenham Court Road (0.3 miles)

Nearest train stations London Charing Cross (0.4 miles), London Waterloo (1 mile), London Waterloo East (1.1 miles)

Chain: Walkabout

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user reviews of Walkabout, Shaftesbury Avenue

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This place is OK if you want to watch sport in a pub with no atmosphere, otherwise I would avoid.

Was probably better as a church.
Strongers - 25 Sep 2009 22:52
Its up for sale....
Clivers - 10 Jan 2009 12:02
awful ! I've never been so abused by staff anywhere else in London! Keep up the great work guys!: in a few months you'll be drinking your own beer, all by yourselves ! I went with some friends and the security staff literally sent me to fly,although they used some rather stronger words... Despite I look like anything but a minor, I tried politely to convince them to let me in, went through every possible card in my wallet, including NUS card, Uni ID, NI, a picture of the virgin... !! They insisted on checking my passport. What are they, a travel agency ???? All I got after that was some grunts, some rude phrases, and abusive gestures. I don't think either me or my friends are ever going back to that place. I hope you readers get a better luck but, just in case, take a genealogy tree along with you and some extra pacience to deal with the famous Walkabout at Cambridge Circus.
michaelppp - 19 Jun 2007 01:14
To an extent, a Walkabout is, well, a Walkabout. They are those plastic ĎAustralianí themed bars which are seemingly scattered all over London and other parts of the UK. This one, in Shaftsbury Avenue, is no exception and I entered Saturday night (April 7th) with all the preconceptions that you might imagine a regular frequenter of these kind of bars to have. I personally do not have a problem with the Walkabout chain itself. I find them to be harmless and with the usual of mix of rock, pop, dance etc blaring, I find the music tolerable enough. The drinks (though be it, an uninspired selection) are reasonably priced and with all this in mind, everything seemed to be in place here on Saturday. The only Ďdifferentí and attention grabbing difference to this particular Walkabout is the slightly above average building it is housed in. At the end of the day though, if youíre a fan and havenít been here, then of course, you know what to expect. If youíre not a fan, donít bother. What youíll expect is pretty much what youíll get!
HTM69 - 8 Apr 2007 23:56
Gah! It's awful. Only went in as the church conversion suggested it might make a decent space for a beer en route to better places. But no. The sort of place where after a couple of minutes you find your feet are firmly stuck to the tacky floor. We extricated ourselves as soon as was possible, regretting our mistake.
iceinthecider - 16 Oct 2006 17:52

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