Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in London

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.

62 Frith Street, W1D 3JN, Map
Circa is a trendy gay bar with late night opening in weekends. What they write: Circa has become the bar with the hottest crowds and all boys in the know. [...]
mon 16:00–01:00, tue-sun 13:00–01:00
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Comptons of Soho
53 Old Compton Street, Soho Map
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
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Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall Map
Eagle London can be found in the very heart of the Vauxhall gay village. We have a friendly relaxed environment where all are welcome. [...]
tue-thu 18:00–02:00, fri 18:00–04:00, sat 21:00–04:00, sun 20:00–03:00
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Friendly Society - Friendly Society, The Basement
79 Wardour Street, Soho Map
Friendly Society is a small basement gay bar, ideal for a relaxed pre-drink in London Soho.
mon-fri 16:00–23:30, sat 16:00–00:00, sun 16:00–23:00
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logo G-A-Y BarG-A-Y Bar
30 Old Compton Street, W1D 4TP, Map
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 12:00–00:00
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logo Halfway to HeavenHalfway to Heaven
7 Duncannon Street Map
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 12:00–02:00, sun 12:00–22:00
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logo Rupert StreetRupert Street
50 Rupert Street, Soho Map
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-thu 12:00–23:00, fri-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
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The Admiral Duncan
54 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UD, Soho Map
The Admiral Duncan is a popular, central Soho gay bar.
mon-thu 13:00–23:30, fri-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
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logo The Duke of WellingtonThe Duke of Wellington
77 Wardour Street, Soho, Soho Map
The Duke of Wellington is a local-style gay pub in Soho. Upstairs relaxed seatings, downstairs a bit more party energy. [...]
mon-fri 12:00–00:00, sat 11:00–00:00, sun 12:00–23:30
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logo The Kings ArmsThe Kings Arms
23 Poland Street, W1F 8QJ, Soho Map
An army of friendly gay chubby bears awaits you here! Maybe a bit itchy, but always friendly.
mon-thu 12:00–23:30, fri-sat 12:00–00:00, sun 13:00–22:30
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logo The Retro BarThe Retro Bar
2 George Court, Adelphi,Off The Strand, WC2N 6HH, Charing Cross Map
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
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logo The Royal Vauxhall TavernThe Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Ln, Vauxhall Map
Gay cabaret bar (quite large) with shows in London Vauxhall. Sunday afternoons and evening (S. [...]
mon-thu 19:00–00:00, fri 19:00–03:00, sat 21:00–02:00, sun 15:00–00:00
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logo The YardThe Yard
57 Rupert Street, Soho Map
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 12:00–00:00, sun 12:00–22:30
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logo Village SohoVillage Soho
81 Wardour Street, Soho Map
gay bar, the door men can be very annoying.
mon-thu 16:00–02:00, fri 16:00–03:00, sat 13:00–03:00, sun 16:00–23:30
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12 Old Quebec Street, Marble Arch Map
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 11:00–02:00, thu-sat 11:00–03:00, sun 12:00–01:00
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Gay clubs and parties

London is the number one party city of Europe. You can start partying Friday night and continue non stop till Tuesday morning if you have energy for that! Most of the big circuit parties and clubs for muscle boys are located in Vauxhall. The places for young boys, like G-A-Y at Heaven and Ku Club are located in Soho.

BJs White Swan
556 Commercial Road, E14 7JD, Limehouse Map
Gay dance bar at the East End.
tue-thu 20:00–02:00, fri-sat 20:00–03:30
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Circa the Club
Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment, WC2N 6NS, Charing Cross Map
Gay club in Soho
fri-sat 23:00–04:00
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logo G-A-Y LateG-A-Y Late
5 Goslett Yard, Soho Map
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-thu 23:00–03:00, fri 22:30–03:00, sat 22:30–04:00, sun 22:30–03:00
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logo Ku BarKu Bar
30 Lisle Street, Soho Map
Ku Bar / Ku Club is a stylish venue and attracts a young crowd. Popular music from the jukebox sets the atmosphere. [...]
mon-sun 12:00–03:00
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Gay sauna

Pleasuredrome gay sauna
124 Cornwall Road Map
Pleasuredome gay sauna is a big, stylish, sexy and steamy gay sauna.
mon-sun 24h
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Chariots sauna Vauxhall
Arches 63 - 64, Albert Embankment, SE1 Map
Chariots sauna Vauxhall is the gay sauna near the big gay clubs in Vauxhall. New and clean, but also a bit clean atmosphere.
mon 01:00–01:00, tue-wed 12:00–08:00, thu 12:00–00:00, fri-sun 24h
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SaunaBar - The Portsea
2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch, Soho Map
Gay sauna at a five minute walk from Marble Arch Tube, just off Edgware Road.
mon-sun 11:30–22:30
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1-2 Ramillies St. (Ramillies House), Soho Map
The Sweatbox is a  gay gym and sauna, right in the middle of all the gay nightlife: SoHo. [...]
mon-sun 24h
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Gay parties

The circuit parties (for the muscle boys) often take place in clubs in the Vauxhall area. 

logo Central Station Kings CrossCentral Station Kings Cross
37 Wharfdale Road Map
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
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logo The BackstreetThe Backstreet
Wentworth Mews, E3 4GF, Mile End Map
The Backstreet is a leather and fetish gay bar with laid back atmosphere and horny decor. [...]
wed 18:00–22:00, fri 22:00–03:00, sat 18:00–03:00, sun 18:00–22:00
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The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road Map
Located in the basement of Central Station The Underground Club hosts different fetish and cruise parties during the month. [...]
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139b-143 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EN, Map
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-sun 13:00–01:00
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Dance parties

logo A:MA:M - Protocol London
6 South Lambert Place, Vauxhall Map
A:M is a big Friday night / Saturday morning gay party
fri 22:00–11:00
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Beyond - Area
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Vauxhall Map
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
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Douze Points - New Bloomsbury Set
76 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG, Kings Cross London Map
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. [...]
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logo G-A-Y at HeavenG-A-Y at Heaven - Heaven
Villiers Street, WC2N Map
The G-A-Y is one of the longest running gay parties in London. After all these years they still manage to keep the crowd very young. [...]
mon 23:00–05:00, thu-fri 23:00–04:00, sat 22:30–05:00
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logo OrangeOrange - Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall Map
Orange, the flagship night of All Things Orange, continues to pull in bigger and bigger crowds every Sunday night. [...]
sun 23:00–10:00
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Cruise parties

Club Shoot - The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road Map
Come and check out Club Shoot, as we re-launch over the next few months. Like a man in footie or rugby kit? Come and join our friendly and cruisey sports kit party! Changing area and cloakroom are available. [...]
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Hard On - Union
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, Vauxhall Map
Hard On is a monthly fetish party for members and their guests only. Crowd is 95% gay men and 5% lesbian. [...]
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Recon London - Fire
South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall Map
This is where the ‘Real Men’ of Recon, and their admirers, will come out to play. [...]
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Hampstead Heath Ponds - Hampstead Heath (West)
HampsteadTube Station, access is via Millfield Lane Map
This has been the busiest & most popular Gay Cruising ground in London, if not the world. [...]
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Gayfriendly places

66 Wardour Street Map
Freedom si a mixed gay/str8 bar in London Soho.
mon-thu 16:00–03:00, fri-sat 14:00–03:00, sun 16:00–22:30
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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 LondonGay Pride London - Gay Pride
Central London / Trafalgar Square
London's Gay Pride brings you the traditional parade and several massive parties all over town. [...]
26 - 28  Jun 2020
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UK Black Pride - Haggerston Park
Haggerston Park, E2 8NH, Map
Britain's biggest and best celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Middle East and Latin America. [...]
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