Gay bars, cafes and pubs

logo Central Station Kings Cross Central Station Kings Cross
37 Wharfdale Road
Central Station Kings Cross is a popular three floor bar, with late-night disco and gay cruise clubs in the basement. [...]
mon-wed 12:00–01:00, thu 12:00–02:00, fri-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–01:00
Circa
62 Frith Street, W1D 3JN,
Circa is a trendy gay bar with late night opening in weekends. What they write: Opened in 2010, Circa has become the bar with the hottest crowds and all boys in the know. [...]
mon-thu 16:00–01:00, fri-sat 16:00–04:00, sun 16:00–01:00
Comptons of Soho
53 Old Compton Street, Soho
Comptons of Soho is a large traditional styled gay bar in London for real men: lots of skins and other rough guys. [...]
mon-thu 12:00–23:30, fri-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
Friendly Society - Friendly Society, The Basement
79 Wardour Street, Soho
Friendly Society is a small basement gay bar, ideal for a relaxed pre-drink in London Soho.
mon-sun –
logo G-A-Y Bar G-A-Y Bar
30 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TP,
The G-A-Y Bar is a large gay bar in Old Comptomstreet with 16 large lcd screens for you to select pop videos in the video-jukebox! 3 Floors with usually a very young crowd. [...]
mon-sun 13:00–00:00
logo G-A-Y Late G-A-Y Late
5 Goslett Yard, Soho
G-A-Y Late is the late night sister bar of the one in Old Comptonstreet. Popular pop and dance songs on many LCD screens around the venue, which is where the whole budget on decor was spend. [...]
mon-sun 23:00–03:00
logo Halfway to Heaven Halfway to Heaven
7 Duncannon Street
Halfway to Heaven is a local West End gay bar, where you can bump into a lively cabaret show or karoke once awhile. [...]
mon-thu 12:00–00:00, fri-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–23:00
logo Ku Bar Ku Bar
30 Lisle Street, Soho
Ku Bar / Ku Club is a stylish venue and attracts a young crowd. Popular music from the jukebox sets the atmosphere. [...]
mon-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–00:00
Quebec
12 Old Quebec Street, Marble Arch
One of the oldest gay pubs in London dating from the late 1940s. The pub attracts all age ranges but overall the average age of the clientele is 40s/50s and upwards. [...]
mon-wed 12:00–01:00, thu-sat 12:00–02:00, sun 12:00–00:00
logo Rupert Street Rupert Street
50 Rupert Street, Soho
Rupert Street id s dtylish gay bar for the stylish ones. Right in the middle of Soho and a popular hang out after work, shopping, and at night before clubbing. [...]
mon-sat 12:00–23:00, sun 12:00–22:30
The Admiral Duncan
54 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UD, Soho
The Admiral Duncan is a popular, central Soho gay bar.
mon-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
logo The Duke of Wellington The Duke of Wellington
77 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho
The Duke of Wellington is a local-style gay pub in Soho. Upstairs relaxed seatings, downstairs a bit more party energy. [...]
mon-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
logo The Kings Arms The Kings Arms
23 Poland Street, W1F 8QJ, Soho
An army of friendly gay chubby bears awaits you here! Maybe a bit itchy, but always friendly.
mon-tue 12:00–23:00, wed-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 13:00–22:30
logo The Retro Bar The Retro Bar
2 George Court, Adelphi,Off The Strand, Soho
The Retro Bar is a very popular bar in London for young gay boys and girls. A bit alternative. [...]
mon-fri 12:00–23:00, sat 14:00–23:00, sun 14:00–22:30
logo The Royal Vauxhall Tavern The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Ln, Vauxhall
Gay cabaret bar (quite large) with shows in London Vauxhall. Sunday afternoons and evening (S. [...]
mon 19:00–00:00, wed-thu 19:00–00:00, fri 21:00– late, sat 21:00–02:00, sun 14:00–00:00
logo The Yard The Yard
57 Rupert Street, Soho
The Yard is a friendly hang out with covered courtyard and loft-style bar upstairs for fashionable gay people in London.
mon-thu 16:00–23:30, fri-sat 14:00–00:00, sun 14:00–22:30
logo Village Soho Village Soho
81 Wardour Street, Soho
gay bar, the door men can be very annoying.
mon-sat 16:00–01:00, sun 16:00–23:30

Gay cruise bars

logo Central Station Kings Cross Central Station Kings Cross
37 Wharfdale Road
Central Station Kings Cross is a popular three floor bar, with late-night disco and gay cruise clubs in the basement. [...]
mon-wed 12:00–01:00, thu 12:00–02:00, fri-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–01:00
logo The Backstreet The Backstreet
Wentworth Mews, off Burdett Road.,
The Backstreet is a leather and fetish gay bar with laid back atmosphere and horny decor. [...]
thu 22:00–02:00, fri-sat 22:00–03:00, sun 22:00–01:00
The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
Located in the basement of Central Station The Underground Club hosts different fetish and cruise parties during the month. [...]
mon-sun 
Vault
139b-143 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EN,
Vault is a sexy gay bar in London with videos and play areas, busy cruising venue and different weekly theme nights, most underwear or naked. [...]
mon-tue 13:00–01:00, wed-sat 13:00–00:45, sun 13:00–01:00

Gay clubs

BJs White Swan
556 Commercial Road
Gay dance bar at the East End.
tue-thu 17:00–02:00, fri-sat 17:00–05:00, sun 15:00–02:00
East Bloc
217 City Road, EC1V 1JT, London
Gay Shoreditch club / bar
wed 23:00–03:30, fri-sat 22:30–06:00
logo Fire Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall
Fire is the gay club in Vaulhall where it all happens for the muscle and party boys in London. [...]
tue –00:00, thu-sun –00:00
logo G-A-Y Late G-A-Y Late
5 Goslett Yard, Soho
G-A-Y Late is the late night sister bar of the one in Old Comptonstreet. Popular pop and dance songs on many LCD screens around the venue, which is where the whole budget on decor was spend. [...]
mon-sun 23:00–03:00
logo Ku Bar Ku Bar
30 Lisle Street, Soho
Ku Bar / Ku Club is a stylish venue and attracts a young crowd. Popular music from the jukebox sets the atmosphere. [...]
mon-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–00:00

Gay parties, circuit parties, after parties, etc

logo A:M A:M - Protocol London
6 South Lambert Place, Vauxhall
A:M is a big Friday night / Saturday morning gay party
fri 22:00–11:00
Beyond - Area
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Vauxhall
Beyond is one of the most popular gay friendly after parties in London, starting at 6 AM till late Sunday at one of Londons best loved venues. [...]
sat 03:00–12:00
Bump - Rise
Leicester Square 1, London
Friday night gay dance night at the very large Rise club on Leicester Square.
fri 21:00–03:00
Douze Points - New Bloomsbury Set
76 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG, Kings Cross London
Douze Points is the only gay Eurovision Theme night in London. Eurovision music is played all night and in between songs, there is an opportunity to win a free drink by correctly answering one of the Eurovision related questions. [...]
Full Fetish - Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall
This is where the ‘Real Men’ of Recon, and their admirers, will come out to play. [...]
logo G-A-Y at Heaven G-A-Y at Heaven - Heaven
Villiers Street, WC2N
The most infamous G-A-Y party nights are back at Heaven London. Gay Camp Attack hits you every Friday with 3 rooms of 70ies, 80ies and 90ies classics you all know! Saturdays have a more mixed atmosphere, with pop and electro next to the best house tunes, and often special guest stars on stage.
mon 23:00–05:30, thu-fri 23:00–04:00, sat 22:30–05:00
Hard On - Union 66
66 Albert Embankment
Hard On is a monthly fetish party for members and their guests only. Crowd is 95% gay men and 5% lesbian. [...]
Hotwired - Ewer St Car Park
29 Great Suffolk St
SPECIAL ONE-OFF HOTWIRED SPORTS PARTY! Dresscode: leather, rubber AND sports kit.
logo Later Later - Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall
Sunday gay after party starting in the morning and going on till end of afternoon.
sun 12:00– late
Onyx - Area
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Vauxhall
Weekly Friday gay night at Area. Area cutting edge pumping house music on the main floor, cool tech trance in the black box, classic house anthems in the embankment bar plus Area's stunning light and sound. [...]
logo Orange Orange - Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall
Orange, the flagship night of All Things Orange, continues to pull in bigger and bigger crowds every Sunday night. [...]
sun 23:00–10:00
Tonker - Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall
Booze Cruise Tunes! Tonker every week at The Eagle Vauxhall - The Biggest Blokes Party in London on a Friday Weekly Blokes, Men Cubs, Chubs and Muscle Bear party in Eagle London Vauxhaull. [...]
fri 03:00– late
WE party - The Coronet Theatre
26-28 New Kent Road
Expect mind blowing production, visuals and dancers from the most spectacular party on the London scene.
Wig Party Wigs in Space - Café de Paris
3 - 4 Coventry Street, Soho
The Wig Party is a glamorous highlight on London’s busy social calendar, an event committed to raising funds to help improve the lives of individuals living with HIV and AIDS. [...]
Wrong - Union
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Vauxhall
What the organizers write: No pop, no commercial dance. Just cutting-edge house music. [...]
sat 02:30–13:00
logo XXL London XXL London - Pulse
1 Invicta Plaza
Weekly popular Saturday night out with beers and cruising.
wed 21:00–03:00, sat 22:00–07:00

Gay saunas and bath houses

Chariots sauna Vauxhall
Arches 63 - 64, Albert Embankment, SE1
Chariots sauna Vauxhall is the gay sauna near the big gay clubs in Vauxhall. New and clean, but also a bit clean atmosphere.
mon 00:00–08:00, tue 12:00–22:00, wed-thu 12:00–21:00, fri-sun 24h
Pleasuredrome gay sauna - Pleasuredome
124 Cornwall Road
Pleasuredome gay sauna is a big, stylish, sexy and steamy gay sauna. Completely renovated in 2007.
mon-sun 24h
Sweatbox
1-2 Ramillies St. (Ramillies House), Soho
The Sweatbox is a new gay gym and sauna, right in the middle of all the gay nightlife: SoHo. [...]
mon-sun 24h
The Portsea
2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch, Soho
Gay sauna at a five minute walk from Marble Arch Tube, just off Edgware Road.
mon-sun 12:00–22:30
The Stable - Sauna Bar
29 Endell Street, Covent Garden, Soho
Sauna Bar is the nearest gay sauna to Soho and the West End.
mon-thu 11:30–23:30, fri 11:30–02:00, sat-sun 11:30–23:30

Gay cruise bars and clubs

logo Central Station Kings Cross Central Station Kings Cross
37 Wharfdale Road
Central Station Kings Cross is a popular three floor bar, with late-night disco and gay cruise clubs in the basement. [...]
mon-wed 12:00–01:00, thu 12:00–02:00, fri-sat 12:00–03:00, sun 12:00–01:00
logo The Backstreet The Backstreet
Wentworth Mews, off Burdett Road.,
The Backstreet is a leather and fetish gay bar with laid back atmosphere and horny decor. [...]
thu 22:00–02:00, fri-sat 22:00–03:00, sun 22:00–01:00
The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
Located in the basement of Central Station The Underground Club hosts different fetish and cruise parties during the month. [...]
mon-sun 
Vault
139b-143 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EN,
Vault is a sexy gay bar in London with videos and play areas, busy cruising venue and different weekly theme nights, most underwear or naked. [...]
mon-tue 13:00–01:00, wed-sat 13:00–00:45, sun 13:00–01:00

Gay play, fetish and cruise party

Club Shoot - The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
This night always attracts a sexy bunch of more than 100 punters seriously into sports strip for some horny kit fun. [...]
logo Gummi Gummi - The Hoist
Arches 47B & 47C, South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, Vauxhall
Gummi is a gay rubber party each 2nd Sunday of the month at the Hoist, Vauxhall. Come in full rubber!
Hard On - Union 66
66 Albert Embankment
Hard On is a monthly fetish party for members and their guests only. Crowd is 95% gay men and 5% lesbian. [...]
Hardplay - The Backstreet
Wentworth Mews, off Burdett Road.,
check their site for dates ..
Heros - The Backstreet
Wentworth Mews, off Burdett Road.,
HEROS is the only, Monthly, dedicated Lycra and Skintight Club for Guys in the UK.
Nudity - Union 2
Albert Embankment 66, Vauxhall
Nudity is a gay naked pub dance party. The emphasis is on dancing, clubbing, and having fun and a private outdoor space is screened off. [...]
Pants - The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
Pants has long been a favourite destination as an afternoon event for over three years. [...]
mon-tue 13:00–18:00, thu-sat 13:00–18:00

Gay cruisingareas

Beaulah Heights Park
South Norwood Hill
South Norwood Hill SE25 – in woods. Better before/at dusk. AYOR Buses 196/468
mon-sun 
Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square
Bloomsbury Square is a gay cruising area with limited action. Jump the fence after 23
mon-sun 
Clapham Common
Clapham Common
Clapham Common is a gay cruising area. NW corner between A3 Clapham Common North Side & A205 The Avenue/Opposite Wakehurst Road, SW11. [...]
mon-sun –
Dartford Heath
Dartford Heath
Dartford Heath is a gay cruising area near junction A2/A2018 along Denton Road & Rochester Way; evenings mostly in cars; in PMs look in woods by side of A2. [...]
mon-sun 
Hampstead Heath Ponds - Hampstead Heath (West)
HampsteadTube Station, access is via Millfield Lane
This has been the busiest & most popular Gay Cruising ground in London, if not the world. [...]
mon-sun 
Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Gay cruising at Hyde Park at the SE corner in/around Rose Garden/War Memorial. (U-Hyde Park Corner) Evenings/night. [...]
mon-sun 00:00–00:00
Streatham Common
Streatham Common
Streatham Common gay cruising at the top of hill near start of Crown Lane SW16. AYOR. [...]
mon-sun 

Lesbian and mixed gay/lesbian clubs and parties

Bump - Rise
Leicester Square 1, London
Friday night gay dance night at the very large Rise club on Leicester Square.
fri 21:00–03:00

Gay events

GFEST - Gaywise FESTival - various locations
London's premier LGBT cross-arts festival, GFEST is a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. [...]

Big gay events

Fetish Week London - various locations
London's own gay fetish week. With a host of special events and bar nights taking place throughout the week, plus 6 official Fetish Week parties, you can be sure that this is the one week that you won’t want to miss. [...]
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logo Gay Pride London Gay Pride London - Gay Pride
Central London / Trafalgar Square
Londons Gay Pride brings you the traditional parade and several massive parties all over town. [...]
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UK Black Pride - Golden Square
Golden Square
Britain's biggest and best celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America. [...]

Events

Fetish Week London - various locations
London's own gay fetish week. With a host of special events and bar nights taking place throughout the week, plus 6 official Fetish Week parties, you can be sure that this is the one week that you won’t want to miss. [...]
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logo Gay Pride London Gay Pride London - Gay Pride
Central London / Trafalgar Square
Londons Gay Pride brings you the traditional parade and several massive parties all over town. [...]
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GFEST - Gaywise FESTival - various locations
London's premier LGBT cross-arts festival, GFEST is a platform for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) and queer artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. [...]
UK Black Pride - Golden Square
Golden Square
Britain's biggest and best celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America. [...]