Gay bars, clubs, saunas and events in London

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.

Circa

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. With it's big leather sofas, it's the place to chill on Sundays and the place to party every night of the week in the brightly lit reflection of the massive disco ball DJ booth. Pulling in all of the latest and greatest in music, Circa plays on the edgier side of Soho nightlife, with a fresh and vibrant approach to going out. Go in throughout the week and expect to find a diverse mix of anyone and everyone from club kids and creative dressers to drag queens and buff boys. It's unpretentious, it's hot and it's now.

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Circa
62 Frith Street
London
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Comptons of Soho

Comptons of Soho is a large traditional styled gay bar in London for real men: lots of skins and other rough guys. Cruisy and horny atmosphere. Very popular bar.

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Comptons of Soho
53 Old Compton Street
London
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mon - thu12:00 - 23:30fri - sat12:00 - 00:00sun12:00 - 22:30
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Eagle London

Eagle London can be found in the very heart of the Vauxhall gay village. We have a friendly relaxed environment where all are welcome. Enjoy the cold beers, extensive spirits selection, pool table, large decked garden and dvd screens.

During the week Mon-Thu , Eagle London is no longer a men only cruise bar. The play area is gone and porn videos are no longer being shown. The themed nights Have been changed.

Monday is now Monday Madhouse hosted by Dave Lynn showcasing new talent.

Tuesday is Strip Action with a selection of professional strippers.

Wedensday Grapple101 hosted by Porn-star Ashley Ryder.

Thursday 'Vinyl' playing classic hits from the 80s, 90s, 00s and beyond.

Friday is 'Tonka' bring back the social side of life to London.

At the weekend Eagle London becomes one of London's hottest gay venues with three big parties running each consecutive night!
Kick starting the weekend on Friday night is Tonker. Blokes, bears & muscle come together for this fun and furry Friday night social. Past parties have included big name DJ’s such as Andy Bell from Erasure and Danny Rampling as well as some scorching hot shows from Alphamale Media models. All this and a free BBQ in summer in the garden and our hunky shot boys making a perfect testosterone fuelled Friday!

Our big 80's, house, italo, high energy, knees up....Carpet Burn is now weekly and runs every Saturday! We have a stunning line up of DJ's on rotation including Mark Moore (S'Express), Jim Stanton & Luke Howard (Horse Meat Disco), Prince Nelly, Princess Julia, John Sizzle and more hot guest DJ's to come. Carpet Burn also hosts the legendary Gay Bingo once a month with guerilla drag super-stars Jonny Woo, Ma Butcher and John Sizzle! PA's include Alison Limerick and Hazel Dean with many more exclusives in the pipeline. Now that’s what we call an ‘efffin Knees up!

The legendary Horse Meat Disco on Sundays take us on a sublime cosmic disco journey and have held some amazing parties such as the 'Vauxhall is Gurning' - Vogue Balls. Horse Meat Disco have released two albums and travelled the world as they are very much in demand. Eagle London is proud to be the Home of Horse Meat Disco with resident DJ's such as Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Severino, Luke Howard keeping the music fresh and diverse and away from the commercial mainstream of many other bars/clubs. HMD and have also had very special DJ guests from LCD soundsystem, Danielle Baldeli, Derek Carter, Rub & Tug, Dimitri from Paris, Hercules and Love Affair to name but a few.

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Eagle London
349 Kennington Lane
London
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Friendly Society - Friendly Society, The Basement

Friendly Society is a small basement gay bar, ideal for a relaxed pre-drink in London Soho.

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Friendly Society, The Basement
79 Wardour Street
London
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G-A-Y Bar

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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.
Dayly happyhours with special drink offers. One of the most popular gay bars in Soho- Only on a fri/sat.

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G-A-Y Bar
30 Old Compton Street
London
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Halfway to Heaven

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Halfway to Heaven is a local West End gay bar, where you can bump into a lively cabaret show or karoke once awhile.

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Halfway to Heaven
7 Duncannon Street
London
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mon - thu12:00 - 00:00fri - sat12:00 - 02:00sun12:00 - 22:00
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Rupert Street

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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. Very popular.

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Rupert Street
50 Rupert Street
London
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mon - thu12:00 - 23:00fri - sat12:00 - 00:00sun12:00 - 22:30
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The Admiral Duncan

The Admiral Duncan is a popular, central Soho gay bar.

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The Admiral Duncan
54 Old Compton Street
London
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mon - thu13:00 - 23:30fri - sat12:00 - 00:00sun12:00 - 22:30
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The Duke of Wellington

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The Duke of Wellington is a local-style gay pub in Soho. Upstairs relaxed seatings, downstairs a bit more party energy.

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The Duke of Wellington
77 Wardour Street, Soho
London
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mon - fri12:00 - 00:00sat11:00 - 00:00sun12:00 - 23:30
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The Kings Arms

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An army of friendly gay chubby bears awaits you here! Maybe a bit itchy, but always friendly.

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The Kings Arms
23 Poland Street
London
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mon - thu12:00 - 23:30fri - sat12:00 - 00:00sun13:00 - 22:30
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The Retro Bar

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The Retro Bar is a very popular bar in London for young gay boys and girls. A bit alternative...

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The Retro Bar
2 George Court, Adelphi,Off The Strand
London
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mon - fri12:00 - 23:00sat14:00 - 23:00sun14:00 - 22:30
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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

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Gay cabaret bar (quite large) with shows in London Vauxhall. Sunday afternoons and evening (S.L.A.G.S / CHILL-OUT Sundays) are most popular.

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The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
372 Kennington Ln
London
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mon - thu19:00 - 00:00fri19:00 - 03:00sat21:00 - 02:00sun15:00 - 00:00
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The Yard

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The Yard is a friendly hang out with covered courtyard and loft-style bar upstairs for fashionable gay people in London.

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The Yard
57 Rupert Street
London
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mon - thu16:00 - 23:30fri - sat12:00 - 00:00sun12:00 - 22:30
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Village Soho

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gay bar, the door men can be very annoying.

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Village Soho
81 Wardour Street
London
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mon - thu16:00 - 02:00fri16:00 - 03:00sat13:00 - 03:00sun16:00 - 23:30
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Quebec

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. Rent boys are actively discouraged from plying their trade here so the result is a friendly welcoming pub with a large and loyal following both locally and from around the world. For those genuinely into older men this is THE place to visit. Two bars, one upstairs and a cruiser one downstairs with a dancefloor that gets busy on the weekend. Evening entertainments include karaoke on a quiz night a drag shows

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Quebec
12 Old Quebec Street, Marble Arch
London
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mon - wed11:00 - 02:00thu - sat11:00 - 03:00sun12:00 - 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

Gay dance bar at the East End.

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BJs White Swan
556 Commercial Road
London
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tue - thu20:00 - 02:00fri - sat20:00 - 03:30
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Circa the Club

Gay club in Soho

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Circa the Club
Hungerford House, Victoria Embankment
London
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fri - sat23:00 - 04:00
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G-A-Y Late

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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.

Young crowd and usually a long cue in weekends at the door.
Open every night, Sundays it is only one of the few late options in Soho, so usually a cue. Get a flyer before at G-A-Y bar to get in.

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G-A-Y Late
5 Goslett Yard
London
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mon - thu23:00 - 03:00fri22:30 - 03:00sat22:30 - 04:00sun22:30 - 03:00
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Ku Bar

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Ku Bar / Ku Club is a stylish venue and attracts a young crowd. Popular music from the jukebox sets the atmosphere. Gay Tea Dance on Sunday; Ku Live and Kareoke night on Mondays.

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Ku Bar
30 Lisle Street
London
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mon - sun12:00 - 03:00
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Gay sauna

Pleasuredrome gay sauna

Pleasuredome gay sauna is a big, stylish, sexy and steamy gay sauna.

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Pleasuredrome gay sauna
124 Cornwall Road
London
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Chariots sauna Vauxhall

Chariots sauna Vauxhall is the gay sauna near the big gay clubs in Vauxhall. New and clean, but also a bit clean atmosphere.

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Chariots sauna Vauxhall
Arches 63 - 64, Albert Embankment
London
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SaunaBar - The Portsea

Gay sauna at a five minute walk from Marble Arch Tube, just off Edgware Road.

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The Portsea
2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch
London
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mon - sun11:30 - 22:30
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Sweatbox

The Sweatbox is a  gay gym and sauna, right in the middle of all the gay nightlife: SoHo. Two subterranean levels offer low-lit and sexy hot rooms, steam rooms and a maze of inventively designed private cabins and play-spaces! Including 40 Man Steam Room with Bucket Shower, 30 Man Steam Room with Foam Cannon, a 14 Man Custom Jacuzzi and 2 Turkish-style Hot Rooms. You do not have to be a gym user to use the sauna complex

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Sweatbox
1-2 Ramillies St. (Ramillies House)
London
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Gay parties

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

Central Station Kings Cross

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Central Station Kings Cross is a popular three floor bar, with late-night disco and gay cruise clubs in the basement. Often special entertainment, and open very late at weekends.

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Central Station Kings Cross
37 Wharfdale Road
London
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mon - wed12:00 - 01:00thu12:00 - 02:00fri - sat12:00 - 03:00sun12:00 - 01:00
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The Backstreet

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The Backstreet is a leather and fetish gay bar with laid back atmosphere and horny decor.
There are two distinct areas. The first is around the bar for talking and chilling out. The other is down 'the back' where oil drums and half walls segregate off a darkened cruising area. Usually strict dress code.

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The Backstreet
Wentworth Mews
London
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wed18:00 - 22:00fri22:00 - 03:00sat18:00 - 03:00sun18:00 - 22:00
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The Underground Club

Located in the basement of Central Station The Underground Club hosts different fetish and cruise parties during the month. Check out their agenda.

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The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
London
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Vault

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. Free reentry passes available all night.

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Vault
139b-143 Whitfield Street
London
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mon - sun13:00 - 01:00
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Dance parties

A:M - Protocol London

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A:M is a big Friday night / Saturday morning gay party

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Protocol London
6 South Lambert Place
London
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fri22:00 - 11:00
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Beyond - Area

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.

`The World’s favourite after hour’s party’ goes from strength to strength, with the best music and best sexy party crowd every week, with promoter Steven Sharp bring you a great selection of DJs including; Steve Pitron, Alan K, Mikey D, Paul Christian, The Sharp Boys, D’Johnny, HiFi Sean, Terry Bryan, Gonzalo Rivas, David Jimenez and more. Plus stunning gogo boys and performers.

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Area
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall
London
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sat03:00 - 12:00
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Douze Points - New Bloomsbury Set

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. The highlight of the night is the mini Contest.

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New Bloomsbury Set
76 Marchmont Street
London
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G-A-Y at Heaven - Heaven

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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.

The parties are hosted at club Heaven. The club is situated under the typical London railway arches.  The club has 3 rooms with different music styles.

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Heaven
Villiers Street
London
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mon23:00 - 05:00thu - fri23:00 - 04:00sat22:30 - 05:00
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Orange - Fire

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Orange, the flagship night of All Things Orange, continues to pull in bigger and bigger crowds every Sunday night.

Famously and fondly known as 'The Monday Morning Phenomenon', Orange has now evolved into another of the 12 hour all-nighters that Fire is best known for. Taking Sunday nights by storm and attracting the most up-for-it crowd in town, Orange is definitely the place to be on a Sunday night. Let your naughty side take over well into the early hours. just don't forget to ring in sick to work!

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Fire
South Lambeth Road
London
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sun23:00 - 10:00
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Cruise parties

Club Shoot - The Underground Club

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. Spare kits provided if you haven't yet got your own.

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The Underground Club
37 Wharfdale Road
London
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Hard On - Union

Hard On is a monthly fetish party for members and their guests only. Crowd is 95% gay men and 5% lesbian. Large dance floor with colour lazers, dark rooms,wet area, sling maze,glory holes, private cubicles, chill out bar, out door smoke and cock shop!Make sure you are properly dressed as Hard On has a strict dress code. leather, rubber, sports kit, skin, military or just your boots! No plain jeans or track pants! 

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Union
66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall
London
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  • Sat 22 February 2020link icon23:00 - late
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Recon London - Fire

This is where the ‘Real Men’ of Recon, and their admirers, will come out to play. 

Recon will be transforming the venue into a sleazy wonderland with rooms for slings, BDSM, pups, water sports, dance floors and more.

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Fire
South Lambeth Road
London
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Outdoor beaches, parks

Hampstead Heath Ponds - Hampstead Heath (West)

This has been the busiest & most popular Gay Cruising ground in London, if not the world.Hampstead Heath is located Northwest of Central London north of Camden. There are 2 separate cruising ground in Hampstead Heath. Gay West Heath - Main cruising ground The west section of north London's Hampstead Heath. It is located just up the hill from Hampstead Tube Station on the Edgware Branch of the Northern Line. Follow Heath street(A502) towards north until you reach the artifical Whitestone Pond on the left adjacent to Jack Straws Castle apartments; the main entrance onto the Gay West Heath is from behind the appartments car park.The descent to the cruising area starts there. Gay West Heath really is, like much of the gay scene, the most mixed of bags: lawyers get it on with barrow boys, multimillionaires with the unemployed - even celebrities with other celebrities. The male only Bathing Pond Hampstead Heath is in summer the hot spot for London boys to swim and cruise around. The Male Only swimming pond (Highgate Bathing Ponds) is to be found east section of the Hampstead Heath.The closest tube and rail way station is Gospel Oak. To access the pond there is a very cruisy changing area. Left from it you will also find a separate nude sunbathing area. In the fenced enclosure nudity is de rigeur amongst the regulars - the serious swimmers, chess players, weight-lifters, readers and sunbathers for whom this is a sort of club. Out on the springboards and in the water, costumes are required.

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Hampstead Heath (West)
HampsteadTube Station, access is via Millfield Lane
London
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Gayfriendly places

Freedom

Freedom si a mixed gay/str8 bar in London Soho.

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Freedom
66 Wardour Street
London
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mon - thu16:00 - 03:00fri - sat14:00 - 03:00sun16:00 - 22:30
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Gay events

Fetish Week London

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.

If you have a kink, no matter how small, then come along and join the thousands of guys who will be in London this July. There is something for everyone at Fetish Week London - welcome to guys with a fetish for: leather, rubber, punks, skinheads, uniform and army gear, leather muscle, bondage, sports gear plus any other kind of fetish gear that you can think of!

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Gay Pride London - Gay Pride

Gay Pride London logo Gay Pride London

London's Gay Pride brings you the traditional parade and several massive parties all over town. Holding a Festival of Pride in the week leading up to the Parade, taking in cultural, political, artistic and theatrical events.

The traditional Parade taking place on the last Saturday through central London. The parade will be a highly visual and engaging celebration of the evolution and achievements of the LGBT+ community over the last four decades, with groups arranged according to the year of their establishment

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Gay Pride
Central London / Trafalgar Square
London
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UK Black Pride - Haggerston Park

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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Haggerston Park
Haggerston Park
London
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