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Homosexual activityLegal Since 2000
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The Z Hotel Soho

Excellent value. In the Soho gay village. Popular hotel.

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London : 3-star

Excellent gym.

St Giles London – A St Giles Hotel

Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central.

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London : 3-star

Walk to Soho.

Strand Palace Hotel

Walk to Soho. Great facilities. Value for money.

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London : 4-star

Excellent value.

The Z Hotel Shoreditch

Excellent value. Near the tube and East Bloc.

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London : 3-star

Walk to gay bars.

The Nadler Soho

Walk to gay bars. New hotel. Very convenient.

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London : 4-star

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London is home to the largest number of active Grindr users on the planet. That makes London – in numerical terms – the gayest city on the planet. There is more action to be had here, so to speak, than anywhere else if you’re LGBT+. You just booked your ticket, didn’t you?

Soho is the main gay district in London. It encompasses a sizeable part of central London between Covent Garden and Mayfair. Soho is packed with shops, fabulous restaurants and many gay bars and gay clubs. It has long been London’s pleasure district. Some of the gay bars in Soho are open during the day, while G-A-Y Late stays open well into the early hours. You can have a gay old time in Soho around the clock.

There’s also a sizeable gay scene in East London and it’s edgier than the gay scene Soho. You’ll see some of the best drag acts discover uber-trendy gay bars, like The Glory. Over in Vauxhall, you’ll find some of London’s most high octane gay club nights. Vauxhall is also home to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London’s oldest gay bar.

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7.30pm Evening Show

 | Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

G-A-Y Camp Attack - 4 rooms of music

 | G-A-Y @ Heaven

The Friday Night Rotation - DJs

 | Rupert Street

Mary Mac - Cabaret

 | Comptons of Soho

Naked Mates Night

 | The Locker Room

WRONG! Night - from 1am (Saturday morning)


Protocol @ Fire - 11pm-10am

 | WE Party UK

Cocktail happy hour 1pm-7pm

 | CIRCA Soho

Beers, Bears And Beats

 | The Kings Arms Soho

MEN Inc - guest DJ, £5 after midnight

 | EAGLE London

Magic Five - Drink Offers

 | West 5

DJ Aaran Bader - Club Night

 | BJ’s White Swan


 | Central Station

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Sweatbox Sauna

Popular 24-hour gay gym and sauna in central Soho.


Longest-running, popular gay sauna; open 24 hours.


London's gayest, most popular restaurant on Old Compton Street.

G-A-Y @ Heaven

One of the longest-running gay dance venues anywhere in Europe. Today it's home to G.A.Y weekly...

RVT (Royal Vauxhall Tavern)

London’s oldest gay venue in London and the cornerstone of the Vauxhall gay village.

Tantric Soul Gay Massage London

Tantric Soul, gay massage service located in central London. With a reputation as London’s...

Absolute Male Massage

Male-2-male massage service in central London. Absolute Male offers a range of massage treatments...

Touch Of London

Touch of London is a masseur-run, male-to-male massage agency that aims to bring a touch of class...

CIRCA The Club

Reopened 4th July 2020. New gay nightclub in the heart of Central London. The 750-capacity venue...

SHE Soho

Popular lesbian bar in the heart of London’s gay neighbourhood. SHE Soho claims itself as...

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Experience Gay London

Political, economic, cultural and gay capital of the UK with one of the biggest gay scenes in Europe.

Drink – Check out London 2019’s extensive gay bar scene in Soho and beyond.

Dance Party all night at one of London 2019’s amazing gay dance clubs.

Cruise Explore one of the biggest gay cruise bar and sauna scenes in Europe.

Sleep At any one of London’s hotels all welcome gay travellers.

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Experience – World-class attractions such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds and The Shard.

Explore – Some of the world’s greatest museums, most are free.

Enjoy – A West End musical or play.

Shop – Oxford St., Bond St., Covent Garden, the list is endless.

See – London 2019’s iconic sights including Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.

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