London Gay Bars

London Gay Bars

London is home to some of Europe's oldest and most popular gay bars. Most can be found in the gay district of Soho.

Most of London’s best gay bars can be found in Soho; the city’s gay district. However, there are countless other venues spread throughout the city in popular queer areas like Dalston, Shoreditch, and Clapham. The bar scene in London is hugely diverse, and youll find great venues regardless of your tastes; from bear bars to gay super clubs, the city has it all. London’s gay nightlife scene attracts all sorts, and you’ll find a mix of locals and travelers in the capital’s gay bars.

With its exposed brickwork and timber beams, The Yard is a particularly popular bar in London’s queer Soho. With an indoor-outdoor feel, the bar is the perfect place to begin your night out. After warming up at The Yard, head to G-A-Y Bar. It’s a London LGBTQ+ landmark, and most gay travelers will end up in this glittering nighttime palace. Spread over three floors, there’s something for everyone here, and with music into the early hours, you could spend your entire night exploring this mecca of gay clubbing.

We’ve sorted our London gay bar roundup by area:

Soho / Central London | Vauxhall
South LondonEast London  | West London

We have separate pages for London’s gay nightclubs and gay cruise bars.

Top Picks

Soho & Central London

Soho is home to some of London’s best known gay bars, many located on or close to Old Compton Street, Rupert Street and Wardour Street.

It’s a lively place to visit any time – day or night – with a excellent choice of shops, cafés, juice bars, restaurant and bistros. Caffe Nero (corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street) is one of the most popular hang out spots during the day – a great place for people watching.

Part of the fabric of gay London and a must-visit for anyone wanting to hit the tourist trail in London. G-A-Y Bar is a place for fun-loving young crowd most nights of the week, located in the heart of Soho.

The venue has 3 floors. Upstairs can be far more popular than the ground floor during the week as it has a small outdoor terrace (usually full of smokers). The basement is slightly more chic.

Packed at the weekend. Everyone is frisked on the way in.

nearest station : Tottenham Court Road

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

30 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 22:00

2.8
Audience Rating

From 52 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  Zodiac Friday- 50% off selected drinks, happy hour 5-9pm, Club 10pm-2am

This new inclusive LGBTQ+ venue opened in August 2020 and has quickly become one of London’s most popular gay nightlife hotspots. Zodiac Bar & Club is open seven days a week, hosting regular special events and drag performances by drag royalty and popular queens from RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. If you want to meet the UK’s next drag superstar, this is the place!

Upcoming events include Karaoke and Cabaret, check Zodiac’s website for details and tickets.

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bar, music, drag shows, cabaret, special events,

Updated: 20-Jun-2022

119 Hampstead Rd, London

Weekday: Tues-Weds- 18:00-0100. Thurs-Fri- 18:00-02:00
Weekend: Sat- 18:00-02:00, Sun- 18:00-01:00

4.1
Audience Rating

From 13 votes Vote

Set back from Rupert Street with its own private courtyard with outdoor heaters, The Yard is particularly popular with those who still like to smoke.

Inside the original brickwork, wooden beams and the gorgeous bar staff are exposed. In the case of the bar staff, we mean shirtless.

The Yard is one of the most stylish gay venues in Soho and a firm favorite of ours. They can even host private parties in their upstairs bar. The entrance is directly opposite the Rupert Street bar.

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

57 Rupert Street, London

Weekday: Mon,Tue 13:00 - 23:30, Wed,Thu 16:00 - 23:30
Weekend: 13:00 - 00:00 / 22:30

4.1
Audience Rating

From 33 votes Vote

Located just off Wardour Street, in the alley between Ann Summers and The Village in London’s Soho gay district. Friendly Society is a fun and unique basement gay bar with a laid-back vibe.

Great to stop by for a drink and a quick ogle of the gorgeous barmen. Barbie dolls hanging from the ceiling, eclectic lights and black & white movies make the bar a favorite hangout for gay men, lesbians and their straight friends.

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

79 Wardour Street, Soho, London

Weekday: 16:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 14:00 - 23:30 / 22:30

3.0
Audience Rating

From 20 votes Vote

Today:  Drag viewing partyTomorrow:  The Friday Night Rotation - DJs

Another very popular gay bar located right in the middle of Soho.

Rupert Street serves food (burgers, etc.) and drinks during the day but is packed with the party crowd in the evening, spilling over onto the street during the summer.

Plenty of eye candy both in front and behind the bar. Rupert Street brings in some pretty good DJ’s to play live every Friday and Saturday night.

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bar, music, restaurant

Updated: 24-May-2022

50 Rupert Street, London

Weekday: 3pm-12am
Weekend: Friday: 3:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday: 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM

4.1
Audience Rating

From 20 votes Vote

Located in what used to be a Victorian hotel, Comptons of Soho had become a pub called ‘The Swiss Tavern’ in the 1950s and acquired a reputation as being a meeting place for gay men which was illegal at the time.

In 1986, the name was changed to “Comptons of Soho” and it came out in the open as being a gay bar. Over 25 years later, Comptons is still regarded as one of the most popular gay pubs in London.

Attracts a more mature, beer-drinking crowd than found in some of the other gay bars in Soho.

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

51-53 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 23:30
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

3.7
Audience Rating

From 14 votes Vote

The sister branch to the main KU Bar on Lisle Street. Little KU offers a slightly more relaxed and laid-back vibe, with regular drink offers served up by sexy KU barmen.

Located on Frith Street in Soho.

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

25 Frith Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 23:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00 / 22:30

3.9
Audience Rating

From 9 votes Vote

Traditional English gay pub in the heart of Soho, named after Admiral Adam Duncan who defeated the Dutch fleet in 1797.

All gay tourists to London should pay at least one visit to this historic gay bar.

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Updated: 31-Oct-2022

54 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 13:00 - 23:30
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00 / 22:30

3.5
Audience Rating

From 10 votes Vote

One of the most popular gay bars in Soho. Busy every night of the week, particularly on Fridays and Saturdays. Slightly quieter upstairs if you want to chat with friends.

Niklas hosts karaoke on Wednesdays. VILLAGE’s sexy go-go dancers strut their stuff on the bar top and podium, from Thursday through Saturday. Squeeze in and watch!

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bar, music, karaoke, gogo show

Updated: 24-May-2022

81 Wardour St, London

Weekday: 17:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 17:00 - 03:00 / 23:30

4.3
Audience Rating

From 48 votes Vote

John The Unicorn is a Restaurant/Bar based at the heart of Peckham Rye. Offering eye-catching decor and a feature rotating kitchen with pop-up street food, John The Unicorn is certainly a memorable social and dining experience. The establishment prides itself on offering a wide and colourful range of food and drink; including craft beers, cocktails and street food.

A flexible venue, John The Unicorn is open for a large portion of the day and evening; making it a great place for lunch, dinner or for evening drinks.

nearest station : Peckham Rye Tube Station

Features

food and drink, rotating kitchen, bright decor

Updated: 24-May-2022

Peckham, London

Weekday: 4pm - 11pm (Monday to Wednesday), 4pm - 12pm (Thursday), 4pm - 1am (Friday)
Weekend: 12pm - 1am (Saturday), 12pm - 11pm (Sunday)

Today:  Showcase. DJs from 9pmTomorrow:  Chart/R&B. DJs from 8pm

Stylish chill-out bar in Soho, promising to “bring a little sparkle” to London’s gay district. Great place for a drink and chat before heading off to a club. Sister venue of Circa Embankment.

Themed entertainment most nights of the week, including Friday nights with their mix of Chart music and R&B. The cute bar staff are pretty good, too!

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

62 Frith Street, London

Weekday: 13:00 - 01:00
Weekend: 13:00 - 04:00

3.8
Audience Rating

From 18 votes Vote

The independently owned gay bar & dance club, located just a few steps from Leicester Square, celebrates its 20 anniversary last year.

The large main ground floor bar attracts all types, from twinks to muscle Mary’s, locals and tourists. The walls of flat screen TV’s play nonstop chart-topping music videos, whilst behind the bar, the KU boys are a visual treat in their own rights.

KU Klub is located in the basement of the bar. Free entry, apart from Friday & Saturdays after 11pm (£5). Both the bar and club continue to be two of the most popular gay venues in London.

Great service and reasonably priced drinks – winning combination that has been reflected in the many awards this bar has won in recent years.

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

30 Lisle Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 03:00

3.1
Audience Rating

From 16 votes Vote

For over a decade, The Duke of Wellington has served as a classic British local gay pub in the middle of Soho.

A genuinely friendly bar that serves as a ‘local’ for many who live or work in the heart of London.  You’ll find plenty of sport fixtures on flat screen TV’s on the weekend.

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

77 Wardour Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 00:00
Weekend: 11:00 - 00:00; 12:00 - 23:30

4.5
Audience Rating

From 10 votes Vote

Stylish gay-popular cocktail lounge bar from the KU group. The Light Lounge serves a great selection of beers, wines and cocktails.

Mixed/LGBT crowd. Located directly above KU Bar.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

1 Newport Place, London

Weekday: 17:00 - 23:30
Weekend: Fri,Sat 17:00 - 00:00

2.7
Audience Rating

From 7 votes Vote

Stylish, sophisticated bar & nightclub in the heart of Soho that attracts a mixed, trendy crowd – particularly those working in media, fashion and entertainment including gay celebrities.

Freedom Bar features a stylish ground floor, cocktail bar and dance floor in the basement, with crystal chandeliers, crushed pink velvet seating and over 200 mirror balls. A sight to see!

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bar, music, dancing, live music

Updated: 24-May-2022

66 Wardour Street, London

Weekday: 16:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 14:00 - 03:00 / 22:30

3.4
Audience Rating

From 9 votes Vote

Tomorrow:  Friday Feels

Gay bar since 1982, and going strong 30+ years later. Kings Arms is known as being one of the most friendly places in Soho. Popular with bears.

Every Friday and Saturday nights, resident DJ’s  Simon M, Eazy, Mr Jones and Mr Evans spin the decks. Karaoke on Sundays.

The bar serves a large cask ale selection as well as ciders and spirits.

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bar, music, karaoke

Updated: 24-May-2022

23 Poland Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 23:00 / 23:30
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00 / 13:00 - 22:30

3.9
Audience Rating

From 23 votes Vote

The traditionally after-hours version of G-A-Y Bar, located about a 5-minute walk away – where most of the guys head sometime between 11pm and midnight. A staple of the London gay scene for over a decade.

Open every day of the week but restricted to members and guests only on Sunday nights. The place may be somewhat hard to find, as it’s hidden behind the redevelopment of Tottenham Court Rd Station.

nearest station : Tottenham Court Road

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

5 Goslett Yard, London

Weekday: 18:00 - Late
Weekend: 18:00 - Late

2.3
Audience Rating

From 31 votes Vote

One of London’s most famous gay cabaret show bars with a different crowd-pulling theme every night. Great bar for finding cheap drinks deals in the heart of central London.

Weekly themed nights at Halfway to Heaven include karaoke and sing-along – check their website for the latest program.

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bar, music, karaoke, cabaret show

Updated: 24-May-2022

7 Duncannon Street, Charing Cross, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 22:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 23:00

4.3
Audience Rating

From 6 votes Vote

Historic gay bar that welcomes everyone. Downstairs, the atmosphere is slightly with a different DJ each night playing their own mix of classic and contemporary tunes.

City of Quebec hosts regular entertainment, karaoke and special events. And late license means that customers can enjoy an affordable late-night out. Mixed crowd. Free WiFi available.

nearest station : Marble Arch (Central Line)

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bar, music, karaoke, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

12 Old Quebec St, Marble Arch, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 01:30

2.8
Audience Rating

From 24 votes Vote

Gay-popular, late-night mixed bar in the heart of Soho, London, that welcomes everyone.

BAR Soho serves a wide selection of wines and cocktails. Resident DJ’s play 7 nights a week. The bar also hosts occasion LGBT events.

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bar, music, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

23-25 Old Compton Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 01:00
Weekend: Sat 12:00 - 03:00; Sun 14:00 - 00:30

4.0
Audience Rating

From 1 votes Vote

Ziggy’s is a cocktail bar dedicated to gay icon David Bowie, located at the Hotel Cafe Royal on Regent Street. This was where Bowie threw ‘The Last Supper’ party to bid farewell to his Ziggy Stardust persona in 1973.

The stylish bar is decorated with photos by Mick Rock, Bowie’s official photographer at the time of the party. The drink menu pays homage to The Dame. You can order a “Tigers on Vaseline” – make mine a “Lady Grinning Soul.”

Located right between Soho and Mayfair.

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

68 Regent St, Soho, London

Weekday: 17:00-01:00
Weekend: Sat 17:00-01:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 1 votes Vote

This trendy cocktail bar is located in St Pancras, and is hosting regular drag shows and events. On the weekends the bar turns into a dance club at night with DJs and popular clubbing music. There is a drag cabaret on every Friday night, as well as Drag Race viewing parties (usually Thursdays).

 

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bar, music, drag, dj nights,

Updated: 24-May-2022

76a Marchmont St,, London

Weekday: Wed - Sat 5pm - 11.30pm

Vauxhall

The 2nd largest gay village in London, located south of River Thames. Vauxhall houses many gay bars and nightclubs including FiRE, UNION and Chariots sauna – all just steps from the tube station.

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is one of London’s most Iconic award-winning cabaret, performance and club night venues which is once again the venue of choice for many leading artists, promoters and the LGBT community.

No visit to gay London could be complete without at least one drink at the famous Royal Vauxhall Tavern. A vibrant and successful independent company who is recognised as providing a unique and welcoming environment to an eclectic crowd.

The RVT team are committed to ensuring your visit is both enjoyable and fun, providing you with unsurpassed levels of hospitality and a diverse variety of entertainment, seven days a week and aims to provide a safe, secure and welcoming environment. Royal Vauxhall Tavern continues to enjoy stability and growth and dynamically supports the LGBT community in which it operates.

nearest station : Vauxhall

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bar, music, dancing, cabaret

Updated: 24-May-2022

372 Kennington Lane, London

Weekday: Mon-Thu 19:00 - 00:00, Fri 21:00 - 04:00
Weekend: Sat 21:00 - 04:00, Sun 16:00 - 23:00

3.8
Audience Rating

From 13 votes Vote

Today:  Hot Music & Cool Cock-tailsTomorrow:  DJ and dancing

This quirky and relatively new classic London gay bar in Kennington Oval in South London. Great cocktails, including their signature Cock Punch as well as a fabulous Quiz Night on the first Sunday of every month.

Formerly a tiki bar and set in a Georgian building, the Cock Tavern is London’s newest gay pub with its very own unique style. A good sized-dance floor, The Cock is a popular south London gay bar on Fridays and Saturdays and a good alternative to the younger crowd found at places like The Two Brewers. The crowd here tends to be mostly 30+.

nearest station : Kennington / Oval

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

340 Kennington Road, London

Weekday: Thursday 16:00 - 00:00
Weekend: Fri / Sat: 16:00 - 01:30, Sun 16:00 - 00:00

3.9
Audience Rating

From 12 votes Vote

If you come to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on a Thursday, you’ll get the chance to grab a ticket to ‘Bar Wotever’ – a queer night of all things performance. The RVT transforms into a vibrant stage for LGBT and queer performers of all kinds. Expect a fun mix of music, cabaret, spoken word art and much more. Bar Wotever has won the title of ‘Best ongoing Cabaret!’ by the QX Cabaret Awards in 2019.

The audience is friendly, and mixed across ages, ethnicities, genders and sexualities, everyone is welcome. Plus there are open decks & open mic nights where everyone can be part and play their own music, read and perform. Newcomers and beginners are welcome and encouraged to take up an open mic spot.

Make sure to buy your tickets (£8) in advance, Thursday nights usually sell out.

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bar, music, performances, spoken word, music, cabaret

Updated: 24-May-2022

372 Kennington Ln, London

Weekday: Thursdays 7pm - 11pm

One of the most iconic gay venues in London. Eagle LONDON is a long-running gay bar and club in Vauxhall, with a dance floor and garden for smokers and those wanting to chat away from the music.

Eagle offers a fantastic range of craft beers and wines and has regular drinks promotions. Sunday night is reserved for the infamous Horse Meat Disco. A night dedicated to human happiness – the party for everyone; from club kids, bears, fashionistas, naturalist to drag queens.

From the tube station, continue on past the Royal Vauxhall Tavern down Kennington Lane for about 200 metres. Easy to spot the completely black painted building.

Features

bar, dancing

Updated: 24-May-2022

349 Kennington Lane, London

Weekday: Weds / Thurs 21:00 - Late
Weekend: Fri / Sat / Sun 21:00 - 03:00

3.3
Audience Rating

From 83 votes Vote

South London

Neptune bar is a vibrant and cosy LGBTQ+ friendly Cocktail bar, Oyster Bar, Grill and Shisha Bar serving well calibrated cocktails and Mediterranean/afro cuisine.

Located 3 mins walking distance from Clapham Common station, Neptune is a fun, friendly event space to spend quality time for your nights out in London.

Please follow our Instagram page for our event agenda such as Theme party, Karaoke, Salsa classes, single events, DJ set, bottomless brunch and much more..

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bar, music, dancing, cocktails, oysters, shisha, grill, food, themed parties, karaoke, salsa classes, singles events, dj's, bottomless brunch

Updated: 09-Nov-2022

56 Clapham Park Road, London

Weekday: Tues- Thurs- 3pm-11pm, Fri- 3pm-1am
Weekend: Sat- 12noon- 1am, Sun- 12noon-11pm

Ye Olde Rose & Crown is a gay-friendly pub located in the Greenwich area.

They have a screening of Ru Paul’s Drag Race every Thursday, and other events including quiz nights.

They also serve classic pub grub and have a great selection of cocktails.

Updated: 24-May-2022

1 Crooms Hill, London

Weekday: 12pm - 11pm
Weekend: Fri, Sat: 12pm - 12am Sun: 12pm - 10:30pm

This wine and cocktail bar is Clapham’s latest gay venue, located in railway arches, just a few steps away from Clapham North Station. It’s the place to be seen in South London and is a good starting point before heading to The Two Brewers.

The Bridge offers a relaxing atmosphere and a combination of excellent cocktails, and wine list. DJ’s liven up the atmosphere at the weekend.

nearest station : Clapham North

Features

bar, music, cafe

Updated: 09-Nov-2022

The Arches, 8 Voltaire Rd, Clapham, London


3.7
Audience Rating

From 10 votes Vote

Bar CMYK is a gay bar located in South West London.

This popular bar runs events like a Ru Paul viewing night, drag shows, and comedy nights.

Updated: 24-May-2022

105 - 109 The Broadway, London

Weekday: 8pm - 3am
Weekend: Fri, Sat: 6pm - 3am Sun: 8pm - 2:30am

Tonight Josephine is a gay-popular cocktail bar located in Clapham.

They host various events like bottomless brunch, daily happy hour, and more!

Updated: 24-May-2022

38 Clapham High Street, London

Weekday: 5pm - 12am Thurs: 5pm - 2am
Weekend: Fri: 4pm - 2am Sat: 6:30pm - 2am Sun; 5pm - 12am

One of South London’s most popular gay venues on bustling Clapham High Street.

Two Brewers has been in business for over 30 years, with a winning combination of good-value drinks, regular cabaret and drag shows and a great selection of handbag and commercial tunes.

On Fridays and Saturdays, the larger club space plays house and club tunes all night.

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bar, music, dancing, cabaret show

Updated: 24-May-2022

114 Clapham High St, London

Weekday: 17:00 - 02:00
Weekend: Fri,Sat 17:00 - 04:00; Sun 16:00 - 02:00

3.6
Audience Rating

From 17 votes Vote

West London

West London’s most popular late-night dance bar with regular live cabaret performances and karaoke nights. West 5 has been in business for 15 years, so they must be doing something right!

Fridays and Saturday nights are the busiest nights, with DJ’s and cabaret. Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.

nearest station : South Ealing (Picadilly Line)

Features

bar, music, dancing, karaoke

Updated: 24-May-2022

56 Popes Lane, London

Weekday: Wed-Thu 20:00 - 23:30
Weekend: 20:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

3.7
Audience Rating

From 14 votes Vote

East London

Not a store but a bar + café  + club that offers a unique combination (at least in this part of London) of food, drink, music, art, culture and parties!

Dalston is a great place for brunch, burgers, salads and cakes. Later in the evening, the basement becomes a party zone with the crowd being entertained by some of the best up-and-coming DJ’s and live acts.

nearest station : Dalston Junction Station (East London Line)

Features

bar, music, dancing, live music, restaurant, free wi-fi

Updated: 24-May-2022

117 Kingsland High Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 00:00 / 02:30
Weekend: 10:00 - 03:00 / 02:30

4.4
Audience Rating

From 7 votes Vote

The Karaoke Hole – also known as K-Hole – is a lively gay bar and, you guessed it, karaoke joint. It brings together some of the best queens from East London.

There are no booths so you’ll be singing to the whole crowd. East London drag is edgy and subversive. Throw in a bit of karaoke and you can imagine: the atmosphere it pretty wild.

The K-Hole (lol) is a creation of the same team that brought you Dalston Superstore.

Features

bar, karaoke, drag shows

Updated: 24-May-2022

95 Kingsland High St, Dalston, London

Weekday: Thu,Fri 19:00-02:00 / 03:00
Weekend: Sat 19:00-03:00

Today:  C J's Piano BarTomorrow:  DJ Aaran Bader - Club Night

Long-established gay bar & nightclub, East End’s very own White Swan has been going as a gay bar for over 30 years. Now, there’s a new basement area with LED lighting, great sound system and weekly cabaret shows.

DJ’s play a great mix of commercial house, garage to pop. Themed nights include Cybil’s House (every 3rd Saturday) and karaoke/bingo plus cabaret shows on Sundays. Closed on Mondays. Photo ID required at weekends.

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bar, music, dancing, karaoke, gogo show, cabaret show

Updated: 24-May-2022

556 Commercial Road, London

Weekday: Tue-Fri 20:00 - 02:00
Weekend: Sat 20:00 - 05:00; Sun 17:00 - 02:00

2.2
Audience Rating

From 36 votes Vote

Colours opened its doors in September 2019. It’s the latest addition to the uber-trendy Hoxton Square, a great place to bar hop and experience London’s edgier gay nightlife. Colours is a bar, club and multi-arts venue. It opens from midday until late every day. You can pop in for lunch, use it as a rehearsal space and overall creative hub.

Although not a gay-specific venue, it hosts a lot of gay events – including Queer Experimental Cinema and Neon Naked Life Drawing.

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bar, music, food, club, events

Updated: 24-May-2022

2-4 Hoxton Square, Hackney, London

Weekday: Mon-Thurs: 12pm-12am
Weekend: Fri-Sat: 12pm-2am Sun: 5pm-12am

2.5
Audience Rating

From 2 votes Vote

East London’s most exciting gay bar & performance venue, run by Jonny Woo, Zoe Argiros, Colin Rothbart and John Sizzle. The Glory (open in 2014) quickly became London’s talk of the town.

The Glory features a fabulous drag shows, comedy, live music – plus a late-night disco. Most shows are free entry – check their website for current program of events. This is one of the edgier gay bars in London and it’s well worth a trip to Haggerston.

Located in Haggerston, halfway between the Shoreditch gay nightlife and Dalston.

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bar, music, dancing, live music, cabaret show

Updated: 24-May-2022

281 Kingsland Road, London

Weekday: 17:00 - 00:00
Weekend: 17:00 - 02:00; 13:00 - 23:00

4.0
Audience Rating

From 2 votes Vote

Local East End bar with regular cabaret shows at the weekend. The Old Ship serves cheap drinks and has a great atmosphere.

Saturday show starts at 9:30pm, Sunday at 9pm. DJ every cabaret night 8pm until midnight.

nearest station : Limehouse DLR

Features

bar, music, cabaret show

Updated: 24-May-2022

17 Barnes Street, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 23:00 / 00:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

3.5
Audience Rating

From 10 votes Vote

George & Dragon is the only gay bar that’s still open in this part of South East London.

The venue has a great location and is relatively spacious but could use some renovation. The bar staff are friendly. There are regular cabaret shows – check their website for details.

Located next to the Lewisham Rd/Blackheath Hill junction, 15 minutes’ walk from Depford Bridge DLR.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

2 Blackheath Hill, London

Weekday: 20:00 - 02:00
Weekend: 20:00 - 04:00

2.6
Audience Rating

From 7 votes Vote

After the closure of the George and Dragon, a new gay bar has opened up in a Shoreditch on the same street.

Very camp and colourful, The Queen Adelaide attracts a fun loving crowd.

Features

bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

483 Hackney Road, London

Weekday: 20:00 - 01:00
Weekend: 20:00 - 03:00

3.4
Audience Rating

From 14 votes Vote

One of the longest-running independently owned bar and terrace. The Central Station offers a wide spectrum of entertainment – from jazz evening, pool evening, karaoke as well as regular drag acts.

A great place for a drink before retiring to the basement Underground Club. Free WiFi available.

nearest station : Kings Cross

Features

bar, music, karaoke, cafe, free wi-fi

Updated: 24-May-2022

37 Wharfdale Road,King’s Cross, London

Weekday: 12:00 - 01:00
Weekend: 12:00 - 03:00 / 01:00

3.2
Audience Rating

From 39 votes Vote

Wimbledon

The first gay bar in London’s Wimbledon area. It’s stylish and loads of fun. CMYK Bar is located right in the heart of Wimbledon on The Broadway.

Open 7 days a week. You can pop in early for happy hour or dance the night away until the early hours.

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bar, music

Updated: 24-May-2022

105-109 The Broadway, Wimbledon, London

Weekday: 17:00 - 03:00
Weekend: 17:00 - 03:00 / 02:30

3.5
Audience Rating

From 6 votes Vote

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