Ku Bar

Westminster

Right in China Town, between Leicester Square and Soho, Ku Bar has DJs blasting the latest hits seven nights a week. Topless barmen entertain over three floors. It

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

SHE Soho

Soho

SHE Soho is the only "women-priority" drinking establishment in London, a modernist basement bar serving up a classy but laid-back atmosphere, good cocktails, bar...

  • For Women
  • Bar

Royal Vauxhall Tavern (RVT)

Vauxhall

Once a Victorian concert hall, the iconic Royal Vauxhall Tavern has long been a fixture on London's gay scene. In 2015, it was awarded protected status and became...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Comptons of Soho

Soho

Comptons has cemented its reputation as the Grand Dame of Queer Street since it opened in 1986. On the ground floor of what first opened as the The Swiss Hotel in...

  • For Men
  • Pub

Admiral Duncan

Soho

Admiral Duncan, on Old Compton Street in Soho and in operation since the early 19th century, is one of London's oldest gay public houses. It draws a mixed crowd...

  • LGBTQ
  • Pub
  • 5
  • 1

The Duke of Wellington

Soho

The Duke of Wellington, also known as "The Welly", is a hetero-friendly local bar at the end of Old Compton Street. Traditionally popular with an over-30 gay crowd,...

  • For Men
  • Bar
  • 5
  • 1

Fire

Vauxhall

Under the railway in Vauxhall gay village, this super club is known for throwing some of the best parties in London. With up to 1,500 bodies dancing away to house,...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

Rupert Street Bar

Soho

A cruisey after-work to late-night bar with industrial decor and good cocktails, Rupert Street is popular with professionals in their 20s to 40s. Note that toilets...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Yard

Soho

Off Rupert Street, The Yard is a historic gay bar with a heated, plant-filled courtyard, overlooked by a loft bar with comfortable lounge seating and bare brick

  • For Men
  • Bar

BallieBallerson presents Glowy McGlow

Dalston

BallieBallerson presents GlowyMcGlow, a ball pit cocktail bar that makes for a well-lit and wild adult play pen, not to mention a good destination for cultivating...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Nightjar

Shoreditch

Nightjar serves outstanding cocktails and spirits in a sleek speakeasy atmosphere with live jazz. Best to book ahead. It is a sister bar to Oriole in Smithfield

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

The Hospital Club

Covent Garden

The seven-floor Hospital Club is a private club cum boutique hotel cum event space, established by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and David A. Stewart, formerly of...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

Vault 139

Fitzrovia

This cruising bar, just off Soho in Fitzrovia, is big on action and a good place to let it all hang out. Cruise early. Underwear and stripped (aside from footwear)

  • For Men
  • Cruising

G-A-Y Bar

Soho

G-A-Y Bar on Old Comptons St. is always busy with three floors of pop princess music, a young friendly crowd and dancing. Drinks are cheap, but the wait at the bar

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar
  • 4
  • 1

Heaven

Charing Cross

Heaven is certainly a scene in the cellars of Charing Cross Station, with a strict door policy. First opened in 1979 in a former roller-disco called Global Village,...

  • LGBTQ
  • Nightclub

The Village

Soho

This long-running bar-slash-club has maintained its popularity over the decades, bringing in a steady if not packed mixed crowd six days a week. On Mondays, happy...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Edge

Soho

Taking a corner of Soho Square, this bar is divided into four uniquely decorated floors. On the street level, topless barmen and gogo boys get the gay crowd in. With...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

The Bletchley

Chelsea

The Bletchley isn't just a bar but an "immersive experience." Sneak in the secret backdoor, don a military jacket and enter a WWII world with coded messages and...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Other

The Dog & Duck

Soho

The Dog & Duck, one of the historic bars owned by Nicholson's pub chain, has an ornate Victorian interior with tiled walls and abundant mirrors. Among its more...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Pub

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town

Aldgate

The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town is an underground bar entered through a Breakfast Club restaurant by way of a 1950s retro SMEG refrigerator after giving the password,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Ministry of Sound

Elephant and Castle

Opened in 1991 in an old bus garage in the tradition of an American house music club, Ministry of Sound is a multi-sensory experience with four dance floors, four...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Eagle London

Vauxhall

The Eagle has the feel of a local pub with an added cruise factor popular with the bear men. Weekly parties range from Men Inc. on Fridays to the popular mixed Horse

  • For Men
  • Bar

Fabric

Farringdon

Fabric has been a fixture on London's electronic music scene since 1999 when it opened in the Metropolitan Cold Stores across Smithfield Meat Market. Often touted by...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Mr. Fogg's

Mayfair

Mr. Fogg's, "the residence of the eccentric adventurer," is a quirky Mayfair cocktail bar done up in a Victorian clutter of hunting rifles, animal heads, bird cages,...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Chariots

Vauxhall

Chariots Vauxhall is next door to the biggest super clubs in the gay village. Under the railway arches, it has a heated pool, large saunas, steam rooms and dark...

  • For Men
  • Sauna

Dalston Superstore

East London

Hip bar by day, hip dance club by night, Dalston Superstore is popular with a diverse and creative LGBTQ crowd and well-known DJs playing an equally eclectic range...

  • LGBTQ
  • Bar

Bar Soho

Soho

Opposite G-A-Y Bar, the funky Bar Soho is a late night spot with mirrored walls and seating ranging from bar stools to comfy couches to cut-out bathtubs. It's big on...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Bar

Basement

Fitzrovia

Basement is underneath Ian Shrager's London Edition Hotel, a swank spot that enforces a guestlist/ membership-only policy at the door. The club is table-free and

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub

Bootylicious

South London

A monthly black queer party in South London with music from dancehall to pop and a dance floor that is always moving. Straights welcome.

  • LGBTQ
  • Party

Café de Paris

West End

Café de Paris is an opulent throwback to the 1920s when supposedly the Charleston was introduced to London there. More recently it was used as a set for "The Queen's...

  • LGBTQ-friendly
  • Nightclub