You can find a gay nightclub open somewhere in London every night of the week, with many open all night or even late morning the next day.
weekend: Sun 04:00 - 13:00
audience rating: 3.6 stars from 42 votes - click to vote
One of London’s most iconic after-hours dance parties attracting a muscle-packed crowd every 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.
audience rating: 4 stars from 22 votes - click to vote
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The world-famous Heaven nightclub is one of the longest-running gay dance venues in Europe. Today, it is home to the G-A-Y dance party on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Popcorn mixed party on Monday nights.
G-A-Y continues to attract the biggest acts to perform live on stage every weekend. Expect plenty of disco divas and a younger, trendy and somewhat camper crowd.
Popular Sunday-night gay dance party at EAGLE London in Vauxhall.
Residents DJ’s Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard and Severino playing classic disco hits and 70’s music. Admission £6.
metro : Vauxhall
Excellent value. In the Soho gay village Popular hotel. | click here
Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife Very central. | click here
Walk to Soho. Great facilities Value for money. | click here
Excellent value. Near the tube and East Bloc. | click here
Walk to gay bars. New hotel Very convenient. | click here
New Friday night gay dance party in Vauxhall. OUT night features top DJ’s, sexy go-go dancers, “boys in the buff”, a cruise terrace and men only zone.
The party is held at Protocol at FiRE. Entry includes access to A:M AfterHours that kicks off at 3am.
weekend: Sun 00:00 - Mon 07:00
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.
Lightbox is Orange’s new home. The club has amazing visuals, with 15,000 LED’s going floor-to-floor, creating a unique experience. DJ’s play uplifting vocal, upbeat deep house to tech house music.
The party takes place after-hours on Sunday night until Monday morning.
weekend: Fri 23:00 - late
audience rating: 3.8 stars from 12 votes - click to vote
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London’s most famous Saturday morning 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 afterhours starts at 3am on Saturday morning and continues through 10am on Saturday morning. Discounted entry before 6am if you arrive with a flyer/ sign up online for the guest list.
weekday: Fri 22:00 - 05:00
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 72 votes - click to vote
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BRÜT is back. One of London’s biggest, most popular dance parties for bears, blokes, hunks and their admirers. Relaunched in July 2017, BRUT takes place every Friday night at Bloc South in Vauxhall.
Tickets are available online and sent to your mobile phone. The club has an efficient entry and coat check system. Details of upcoming parties and tickets can be found on BRÜT’s website or Facebook page.
Admission: £10-15. Photo ID required. Best to arrive before 1am. Last admission 4am.
weekday: Fri 22:30 - 06:00
weekend: Sat 22:30 - 06:00
Relatively small (250 capacity), unpretentious basement dance club (“The Bunker Bar”) with graffiti-covered walks, offering an alternative atmosphere to the mega clubs found in other parts of London.
East Bloc attracts young, trendy crowd who want a night out without spending a small fortune. Music ranges from disco & funk to hard house. Cheap drinks with regular special offers.
metro : Old Street
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.
metro : Vauxhall
weekday: Wed 21:00 - 03:00
weekend: Sat 22:00 - 07:00
audience rating: 3.2 stars from 28 votes - click to vote
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TOMORROW Midweek Party 9pm-3am
London’s most popular party for bears, chunks, chubs and their chasers. This “cruise & booze” party is open Wednesday and Saturday night at Pulse in Southwark – nearly always packed.
The club has a good-sized dance floor, 4 bars and a very busy dark room at the back! Regular special themed events – check their Facebook for details. Don’t forget the “Hairy Happy Hour” 10pm-midnight.
A queer indie, post punk and new wave disco for common people from DJ’s.
Seductive Barry and Pencil Skirt in the scuzzy back room of The Victoria in Dalston. Enter through the bookcase door.
SCORE is the new cool and inclusive monthly party at the EAGLE London in Vauxhall, with the best local and international DJ’s.
Held at EAGLE London, the party is dedicated to the best dance music and ALL the lovely people of London – gay, straight, girls, boys, bears, drag queens, twinks – everyone.
weekend: from 23:00 - Last Saturday of the month
London’s leading gay urban music party, mixing the best RnB, Hiphop, Afrobeat 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 available in the bars and clubs around London. Students with ID get discounted entry all night. Bring photo ID if you look young. If your birthday is within 2 weeks of the event, email the organisers for free entry for you and discounts for your friends.
If “big” or “beefy” rings your bell, then check out BEEFMINCE, held at London’s famous Vauxhall Tavern. Held every 3rd Friday of the month, this night attracts a friendly crowd of beards, cubs, bears and chasers.
Resident DJ’s Silverhook and Cactushead, supported by guest DJ’s from London and beyond, deliver crowd pleasing dance and vocal house sessions, moving on to some heavier tech and electro house music later in the night.
Tickets are available online at the BEEFMINCE website.
metro : Vauxhall
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.
Large dance party on four 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£
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.
metro : Archway Station
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.
New gay dance party brand in the UK, dedicated to proper house music, with parties in London and Manchester.
Visit HANDSOME’s website or social media for details of upcoming events.
weekend: Sat 21:00 - 03:00
London’s leading weekly party that celebrates the diversity of transsexual, cross-dressing and pure drag. Nineteen years old 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.
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