The Montagu Pyke, Soho
Get your round in early; it's a JD Wetherspoons pub with prices as good as you can expect to find in the west end.
The choice of drinks is impressive; blue wkds and vessels of chemical fizz for students of neighbouring St Martins College, and a surprising range of real ales for your 'old school' drinkers. JD Wetherspoons obviously managing to cater for this diverse set of punters on the strength of their low prices.
The space is vast and with two bars you're unlikley to find yourself five deep and struggling to get served, especially if you make this your first port of call.
And there-in lies the attraction... the back door exits onto Greek Street, making the Montague Pyke your perfect launch pad for a night out in Soho.
105-107 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London, WC2H 0BP
From Tottenham Court Road: Take the Charing Cross exit and head down the road toward Cambridge Circus. It's about 5 minutes walk down on the right.From Leicester Square: Take the exit which comes out by the Hippodrome and turn left up the road toward Oxford Street. It's about 5 minutes up on the left.