Gay bars and Pubs in London

London has tons of gay and lesbians bars, spread all over town. Each area has it's own local gay bars.

Here we list mostly the venues in Soho and Vauxhall which are most interesting for guys and girls visiting.

In the old days bars and pubs had to close very early in the UK. Those times are no more, however still many places have to close before midnight due to their local license. On Sundays most places still close around 11, with only few exceptions.

The London boys still go out very early in the evening, very different from south European countries.

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