The Venue

Most of our events take place in the basement of The Old Explorer pub on Great Castle Street, a hundred yards from Oxford Circus tube station on the Bakerloo, Central and Victoria lines. Tickets are required for our events, but we keep plenty available on the door.

The Old Explorer sits just off Oxford Circus, an area which was constructed at the beginning of the 19th century and designed by John Nash. Not far from there is the site of the famous Broad Street pump, the source of the famous cholera outbreak in 1854 that led John Snow to discover that the disease is spread by contaminated water.

There’s free public Wi-Fi, a dedicated bar, and food is served until ten o’clock. With room for 200 people there’s plenty of space, but it’s worth turning up a little early if you want a good seat, or if you need a ticket. Events start promptly at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated, so please make sure you arrive in plenty of time.

Our events are friendly and vibrant, but if you experience any problems then please speak to a member of staff, or to one of the Soho Skeptics committee – you can e-mail us in confidence at info@sohoskeptics.com. The management of The Old Explorer have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse or harassment; any such incidents may be captured on CCTV and can be reported to the police.

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