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London has some of the best gay clubs and club nights in Europe. There really is something for everyone.

Gay Dance Clubs in London UK

You can find a gay club open somewhere in London every night of the week. There are also a number of after-parties if you intend to make a night of it.

London • regular weekly clubs

G-A-Y @ Heaven
G-A-Y @ Heaven

Under The Arches, Villiers St, London

+44 20 7930 2020
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weekday: Mon: 11pm-5:30am Thurs-Fri: 11pm-4am

weekend: Sat: 10:30pm-4am

G-A-Y @ Heaven

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 65 votes - click to vote

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  2017
4 Star Winner
  2019
3 Star Winner

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Heaven is one of the longest-running gay dance clubs in Europe. Today, the venue is home to London’s popular G-A-Y party (weekends) and a mixed party on Monday nights.

Some of the biggest names perform here, live on stage. Expect plenty of disco divas showing off their best moves and a younger, good-looking, trendy and fashionable crowd.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 25-Oct-2019

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BEYOND @ FiRE
BEYOND @ FiRE
BEYOND @ FiRE
BEYOND @ FiRE

39 Parry St, South Lambeth Rd, London

+44 20 3242 0040
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weekend: Sun 04:00 - 13:00

BEYOND @ FiRE

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 64 votes - click to vote

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  2017
4 Star Winner
  2019
4 Star Winner

TODAY BEYOND @ FiRE - from 4am

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One of London’s most iconic after-hours dance parties, attracting a muscle-packed crowd on Sunday morning. BEYOND is renowned for its brilliantly produced parties and exceptionally talented DJ’s including Steve Pitron and Alan K.

Best time to arrive is 6am-7am on Sunday morning (yes, morning). Advance tickets available at Prowler – essential if you are planning to go on a public Bank Holiday weekend. You can also buy tickets online.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 23-Jan-2020

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Horse Meat Disco @ EAGLE London
Horse Meat Disco @ EAGLE London

349 Kennington Lane, London

weekend: varies

Horse Meat Disco @ EAGLE London

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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  2018
4 Star Winner

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Popular gay dance party at EAGLE London in Vauxhall (usually on a Sunday night). Resident DJ’s Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard, Severino, etc. spin classic disco and 70’s hits.

Admission from £6. Check their Facebook page for event schedule.

nearest station : Vauxhall

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 18-Oct-2019

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Lightbox
Lightbox

6a South Lambeth Place, London

+44 20 3242 0040
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weekend: Sun 00:00 - Mon 07:00

Lightbox

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 66 votes - click to vote

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  2019
4 Star Winner

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One of London’s best dance parties. For more than 15 years, this sensational Sunday-night party has been at the forefront of the European gay club scene, attracting the very best DJ’s.

Although it isn’t a gay club, Lightbox hosts some gay nights. It’s especially popular as an after-hours club. Check their Facebook for more info about upcoming events.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 28-Oct-2019

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A:M afterhours @ Protocol
A:M afterhours @ Protocol

6A South Lambeth Place (Lightbox entrance), London

weekend: Fri 23:00 - late

A:M afterhours @ Protocol

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 64 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner

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London’s most famous after-hours club. A:M continues to bash out beats for those who just don’t want Friday night to end and features some of the best DJ talents on the London scene. Terrific atmosphere.

A:M party starts from 3am on Saturday morning and continues until 10am. Discounted entry before 6am if you arrive with a flyer/sign up online for the guest list.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Feb-2020

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BRÜT London
BRÜT London
BRÜT London
BRÜT London
BRÜT London

various venues, London

+44 20 7283 1505
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BRÜT London

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 137 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner
  2018
4 Star Winner
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4 Star Winner

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One of London’s biggest, most popular dance parties for bears, blokes, hunks and their admirers. Relaunched in July 2017, BRÜT takes place about once a month at various venues in London.

Tickets are available online and sent to your mobile phone. The party venue has an efficient entry & coat check system. Details of upcoming parties can be found on BRÜT’s website or Facebook page.

Admission: £10-15. Photo ID required. Best to arrive before 1am. Last admission 4am.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Feb-2020

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WRONG! @ UNION
WRONG! @ UNION

66 Albert Embankment, London

+44 79 3969 8566
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WRONG! @ UNION

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 64 votes - click to vote

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Saturday morning, after-hours underground tech house dance party, held at UNION Club on Vauxhall’s Albert Embankment.

The crowd is a mix of late-night clubbers from both the gay and straight scene. Discounted entry if you arrive with a flyer.

nearest station : Vauxhall

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Feb-2020

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Pink Glove
Pink Glove

451 Queensbridge Rd, London

Pink Glove

audience rating: 4.5 stars from 54 votes - click to vote

29-May-2020 Pink Glove: A Queer Indie Disco - Your favourite queer indie disco for common people is back! Head to the fabulous surrounds of Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club for some Phoenix Nights vibes with DJs Mike Menace & Heidi Heelz – they’ll be spinning Pulp / faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. Stuff like this… […] - from 10pm | read more

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A queer indie, post punk and new wave disco for common people. Imagine Courtney Love and Jarvis Cocker on a boozy night out in 1997. Does that sound like a little bit of you?

Seductive Barry and Pencil Skirt DJ in the scuzzy back room of The Victoria in Dalston. Bring a bit of Razzmatazz for your nights on the town.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 21-Feb-2020

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CIRCA The Club
CIRCA The Club

Victoria Embankment, London

+44 20 8617 1380
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weekend: Fri,Sat 22:00-04:00/05:00

CIRCA The Club

audience rating: 3.5 stars from 64 votes - click to vote

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  2019
4 Star Winner

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New gay nightclub (June 2018) in Central London. The 750-capacity venue occupies the Hungerford House building on the Albert Embankment.

Across the river from the London Eye, the club is close to Embankment station. Resident DJ’s include Adam Turner, James John, Sam Londt and Jonathan Bestley.

CIRCA is less than 10 minutes’ walk away from Heaven, one of London’s most popular dance clubs.

nearest station : Embankment

features: bar, music, dancing | gay-owned | Updated: 05-Feb-2020

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SAVAGE @ Printworks
SAVAGE @ Printworks

Surrey Quays Rd, London

weekend: Sat 22:00 - 05:00

SAVAGE @ Printworks

audience rating: 2.6 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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Late-night naughty disco of East London, usually held on a Saturday from 10pm-5am. Check their Facebook page for details of the next party.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 28-Oct-2019

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Bootylicious @ Union
Bootylicious @ Union

66 Albert Embankment, London

+44 79 7362 8585
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weekend: from 23:00 (last Sat of the month)

Bootylicious @ Union

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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London’s leading gay urban music party, mixing the best R&B, hip-hop, Afro-beat and trap tunes with some good old disco mashups.

Held every last Saturday night of the month at Club Union in Vauxhall. Door open at 11pm.

Flyers are available in the bars & clubs around London. Students with ID get discounted entry all night – bring a photo ID. If your birthday is within 2 weeks of the party, email the organisers for free entry for you and discounts for your friends.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 14-Feb-2020

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BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE
BEEFMINCE

372 Kennington Lane, London

+44 20 8654 7803
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BEEFMINCE

audience rating: 4.7 stars from 62 votes - click to vote

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If “big” or “beefy” rings your bell, then check out BEEFMINCE at Vauxhall Tavern every 3rd Friday of the month.

Expect friendly men with beards, cubs, bears and chasers. Resident and international guest DJ’s deliver crowd-pleasing dance/vocal house sets and heavier tech/electro music later in the night.

Tickets are available online at the BEEFMINCE website.

nearest station : Vauxhall

features: bar, music, dancing, go-go show, free wi-fi, adults only | gay-managed | Updated: 14-Feb-2020

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WE Party UK
WE Party UK
+44 20 3242 0040
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WE Party UK

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 58 votes - click to vote

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One of the biggest and best dance events in the UK. WE Party has established a reputation for exceptional music and production qualities.

Expect a world-class DJ lineup, stunning visuals and gorgeously hunky dancers who bring to life each party’s theme. WE parties are usually held on the first Saturday of each month.

Doors open at 11pm and the party in usually in full swing by 1am. From 6am onwards, those who have not yet had enough, head to BEYOND.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 28-Oct-2019

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Urban World @ The Scala
Urban World @ The Scala

275 Pentonville Road, London

+44 7931 424905
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Urban World @ The Scala

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 54 votes - click to vote

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Large dance party on 4 floors for gays, lesbians and open-minded people, held every other month at The Scala.

DJ’s play a mix of world music, R&B, soulful house, Middle Eastern sounds, groovy tunes. Admission 10-17£

Their events are especially popular with London’s BAME LGBT+ community. Events like Too Black Too Queer are always worth checking out.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 28-Oct-2019

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Lady Olé
Lady Olé
Lady Olé
Lady Olé
Lady Olé
Lady Olé

1 Archway Road, London

Lady Olé

audience rating: 2.8 stars from 68 votes - click to vote

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New bi-monthly euro-party in London, usually held on the last Saturday of the month – but always check their Facebook page for the latest event information.

Lady Olé, run by award-winning promoter Alejandro Asencio (Pelucas y Tacones), celebrates Spanish & British kitsch, dance, pop, and queer aesthetics with music and shows, with fun, attitude-free atmosphere. Mostly Spanish, Italian, British and French LGBTQ crowds.

The party welcomes everyone and is particularly popular with the Spanish gay community, as most followers have been attending the parties religiously since 2005.

nearest station : Archway Station

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Sep-2019

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Douchebag Party
Douchebag Party

359 Bethnal Green St, London

Douchebag Party

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 53 votes - click to vote

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Irregular dance party for the queer East Enders. DJ spins alt-pop, synth, trash and other hot remixes.

Douchebag takes place at The Star of Bethnal Green and other random venues in London.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 30-Aug-2019

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R & She
R & She

217 City Road, London

+44 73 8802 0048
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R & She

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 58 votes - click to vote

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Monthly LGBT/mixed party in London (bi-monthly in Berlin) dedicated to the queens of hip-hop & R&B.

R & She plays only female artists of urban music all night. A favourite party in London with a super-friendly crowd and excellent playlist by DJ’s QBoy, Neil Prince and David Oh.

The party takes place on the first Saturday of each month, 11pm-6am.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 11-Sep-2019

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East Bloc – CLOSED
East Bloc – CLOSED

217 City Road, London

East Bloc – CLOSED

audience rating: 3.4 stars from 52 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner

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Reported CLOSED

Relatively small (250 capacity), unpretentious basement club with graffiti-covered walks, offering an alternative atmosphere to the mega-clubs in other parts of London.

East Bloc attracts a younger crowd. Music ranges from disco & funk to hard house. Cheap drinks with regular special offers.

nearest station : Old Street

| Updated: 18-Oct-2019

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The WayOut Club
The WayOut Club

64-73 Minories, London

+44 77 7815 7290
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weekend: Sat 21:00 - 03:00

The WayOut Club

audience rating: 3.2 stars from 76 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner
  2019
4 Star Winner

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London’s leading weekly party that celebrates the diversity of transsexual, cross-dressing and pure drag. Twenty years and still going strong.

Expect a packed house at The WayOut Club every Saturday night with up to 300 people of every race, culture, sexuality and gender. Regular live performances at 1am.

features: bar, music, dancing | Updated: 04-Dec-2019

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She.World Transgender Club

6 Leytonstone Rd, Stratford City, London

+44 759 055 6766
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weekend: Sat 21:00 - 02:00

She.World Transgender Club

audience rating: 4.2 stars from 72 votes - click to vote

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As the name suggests, She.World is a club for transgender people and their admirers. The venue in Stratford is welcoming, discreet and intimate. Dress how you want to dress and dance like crazy all night.

You’ll meet like-minded people and live out your fantasies and desires in a safe environment. She is open every Saturday from 9pm until 1am

features: bar, music, dancing, fetish | Updated: 11-Sep-2019

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