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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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Popular 24-hour gay gym and sauna in central Soho.
Longest-running, popular gay sauna; open 24 hours.
BALANS – Soho
London's gayest, most popular restaurant on Old Compton Street.
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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.
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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.
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.