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London gay guide

<b>London</b> gay guide

This is the London gay guide by London has to be one of the most attractive cities in Europe for the gay visitor: a vast amount of bars, cafes, clubs, restaurants and theatres, all located in the historic centre. The main gay area has to be Soho, just west of the West End, where all theatres are located and north of China Town. Main gay street is Old Compton Street, where many bars are located.

London is one of the biggest gay party cities in the world, in the weekend you can party almost around the clock. Most big venues can be found in the Vauxhall area.

We list all gay clubs, bars, men saunas and cruising areas on maps. Read other users reviews and check our agenda. Just Come Out and Party!

London gay guide

Featured hotel

The Z Hotel SohoThe Z Hotel Soho  

The Z Hotel Soho
17 Moor Street, London
85 rooms, 2776 reviews, score 8.2

The Z Hotel Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End and provides compact and luxurious accommodation. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

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Plan your trip to London

Plan your trip to London

London is a big city and travel booklets will give most of you too much information for one weekend. So we present here a compact online guide for the gay traveller, with a selection of museums, sight seeing and info on where to stay.

London gay travellers guide

Gay tourist guide to London

If you want to have a relaxing weekend .. don't go to London. You can Party round the clock and
shop till you drop. Make new friends in the bars in Soho or party in Heaven, G.A.Y., DTPM or one of the many other clubs parties and afters

Hotel guide

Make sure you book a hotel early, as London is a very popular destination and hotel in the center often fully booked.
Best area to take your hotel is Soho. Then you are close to the gay bars (Old Compton Street), Oxford st. (for shopping) and the many theatres on West End. In our hotel section we have some suggestions, and you can find a map with all hotels in London.

Please make your hotel reservation via a link on our website. That way you support us and we can keep this website alive, thanks!

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Reviews by visitors

The Hoist

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4 days ago   

I went to the Saturday night SBN during the summer.

I am a fit, slim, good-looking but mature guy. I am not hung.

As other reviews say, this is an mainly open but complex area (with lots of cubby holes) you can expect to watch and be watched.

A variety of guys (but not packed). Perhaps 120 or so between 10pm and, say, 2am (when I left).

I enjoyed some action as top (I'm 50/50 versatile, but I especially love to be bottom). Received oral and gave.

The place is interesting. Action was a little slow to get going.... but towards the end plenty to see, if not as much action as you might expect in a sauna with very dark rooms.

The staff were 5 star. Polite, friendly, supportive (it was my first time).

Would I go again? Probably..... but perhaps for me not quite enough action to justify the time/expense (since I don't live in London). Now that is a statement about me.... and should not be viewed as a general comment.

Perhaps if I were bigger in the downstairs department? Or maybe a tad more muscular?

It is certainly worth a first time visit.

Chariots sauna Vauxhall

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11 days ago   

The place is full of drug dealers and customers walking around the place drugged out of there heads. If this place don't get shit down we there will be someone found dead in that place like before


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18 days ago   

I went with 2 friends on Monday 29th September, one of which was under 25 years old and was allowed in free. This is a brilliant concession. We arrived at 3pm and my other friend and I bought a 24 hour pass for £17. We had a great time although the small bar was expensive as they don't allow you take in your own food or drink which we thought was bad. Tea is £2 a cup! At 9am on Tuesday we decided to go out for breakfast. My younger friend went to get a fresh "towel", which incidentally are more like polishing dusters. He was greeted by a very rude middle aged man who told hum off for staying beyond midnight. He was told that he had to leave and that we had to leave too although we were downstairs changing at the time. My friend came back down and told us what had happened. We all went upstairs to meet this receptionist and straighten things out. We met a very rude and sarcastic middle aged man of repellent aspect who proceeded to chastise my young friend again. It seems that although under 25s are allowed in free on Mondays, the 24 hour pass rule doesn't apply. We apologised for the mistake and my friend was charged £10 for the excess time he had spent inside. That should have entitled him to stay for the rest of Tuesday. We all wanted to stay until 3pm on Tuesday when the 24hour passes expired. When we question this he said that my younger friend had leave. I said that we all wanted to return together after an four or so until the two 24 hour passes expired. He stated that he couldn't return, even though he had just paid £10. He said he could lose his job and said there was a rule that no one could have more than 16 hours in the sauna under "Health & Safety" regulations. They sell 24 and 48 hour passes so that was clearly a lie. He said he would photograph my friend and put him on the rogues gallery of banned customers. When I questioned all this he said I was "taking the p**s! We all remained calm during his ranting, but clearly he was a devotee of the Basil Faulty school or customer service. I was then asked to pay my bar bill which amounted to £6.50. I asked him if he could change a £10 note and he very rudely replied, " does it look like I haven't got change, I got a till"! This man spoilt an otherwise enjoyable stay at this sauna and we decided not to fully use the 24 hour passes we had and took our business to another sauna. If you happen to be the owner of Sweatbox and you are reading this review I strongly suggest you sack that employee as he will lose you valuable business. We all have customer backgrounds and were appalled at his attitude. We will return again and sincerely hope he has gone.

G-A-Y Late

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27 days ago   

This club is running on racism. I went there several time i paid 2 pound on each night money no problem but last week i went there but the guard stopped me to entered in the club i had flyer i showed them because on flyer it was clearly written that with flyer entry free but he said the manager specially gave instruction that you are not allowed in this club but i was shocked i said why but the staff said sorry you go back home we don't give you permission to go inside they behave me like i am thief or bulgur but i am still sad about that behaviour this club is very nice but only problem is that they are racist i still want answer from manager about that rubbish behaviour there is only white people allowed they like only white people this club is made only for white people not allowed asian and other people i give advice to asian not go there if u want to safe you dignity . I will wait the reply from the owner of the club for this racism .

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31 days ago   

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Hotels in London

Visit our London hotel page for information on where to stay. You can also try our online London hotel map to see and book hotels near the gay venues. Please book via the links on this website thanks!

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St Giles London – St Giles Classic HotelSt Giles London – St Giles Classic Hotel  

St Giles London – St Giles Classic Hotel
Bedford Avenue, London
3 star hotel, 670 rooms, 8999 reviews, score 7.6

Located in London’s West End, less than 5 minutes’ walk from Tottenham Court Underground Station and Oxford Street shops is the St Giles.

Strand Palace HotelStrand Palace Hotel  

Strand Palace Hotel
372 Strand, London
3 star hotel, 785 rooms, 3706 reviews, score 8.2

Within 700 metres of the Adelphi and the Vaudeville theatres, the Strand Palace Hotel is located in London’s West End and is surrounded by the Strand’s bars and restaurants.

The Z Hotel SohoThe Z Hotel Soho  

The Z Hotel Soho
17 Moor Street, London
85 rooms, 2776 reviews, score 8.2

The Z Hotel Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End and provides compact and luxurious accommodation. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.

Park Plaza County Hall LondonPark Plaza County Hall London  

Park Plaza County Hall London
1 Addington Street, London
4 star hotel, 398 rooms, 1623 reviews, score 8.6

Situated on London's South Bank, this modern and family-friendly hotel is just a few minutes’ walk from the River Thames and London Eye.

Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly HotelBest Western Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel  

Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel
65 - 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, London
4 star hotel, 67 rooms, 831 reviews, score 8.0

In the heart of London’s Theatreland, Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel is just 300 metres from Leicester Square. The 4-star hotel has a fitness centre and boutique bedrooms with free Wi-Fi.

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