From LGBT Archive
West End. It was long considered the pre-eminent queer pub, so well-known that it was used as a location for the groundbreaking 1961 film Victim, starring Dirk Bogarde as a gay barrister who exposes the blackmailers that caused his ex-boyfriend’s suicide. the film also features in Nighthawks a 1978 film. It is no longer particularly gay.
The Salisbury was built as part of a six-storey block around 1899 on the site of an earlier pub that had been known under several names, including the Coach & Horses and Ben Caunt's Head; it is both Grade II listed, and on CAMRA's National Inventory, due to the quality of the etched and polished glass and the carved woodwork.
See Timeline of West End Bars and Clubs.
- ↑ http://qxmagazine.com/pdf/gayhistory-soho.pdf
- ↑ http://www.heritagepubs.org.uk/pubs/national-inventory-pubguide.asp?County=Unknown&PubID=44 Heritage Pubs, National Inventory