XXL @ Pulse

1 Invicta Plaza, South Bank, London, United Kingdom, SE1 (UF

XXL @ Pulse
audience rating: XXL @ Pulse, 3.4 out of 5 based on 53 ratings click to vote:
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TOMORROW Midweek Party 9pm-3am

London’s most popular party for bears, chubby men and their chasers. This ‘cruise & booze’ party is held on 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 and “Hairy Happy Hour” 10pm-midnight. Check their Facebook for details.

weekday: Wed 21:00 - 03:00

weekend: Sat 22:00 - 07:00

venue: Party (派对) | features: bar, music, dancing, cruise / fetish (酒吧, 舞蹈, 音乐) | customers: gay | attracts: Daddies, Muscles, Bears

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last updated: 18-Oct-2019



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based on 7 reviews
  1. sajjad md akram

    “This very men's gay club I enjoy it dark and dancing night clubs.“

    sajjad on 26-May-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  2. Best Dance Party I Have Ever Been to Date!

    “I thought that my XXL experience in Amsterdam during their pride week was my best not until XXL London. As of this writing, I already attended all their Saturday parties in the month of December and I will not miss their year end party. In my 3 months in London and after visited almost all gay attractions that this site provided me, I can say that this is the experience you should not miss for your life.

    The sexiest gay men in the city, those I saw in saunas, those who make my cocktails in other gay bars are going to this bar for fun.

    Even I am alone, I always end up with new friends either some of the club goers or security personnel. And special mention their DARKROOM.“


    MrCens on 29-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

    • Lol

      “Obviously ur not used to a good club experience cuz this place is really horrid in every sense of the word. Music is really terrible and badly mixed.“

      Sean on 02-Jun-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

      • Massive club

        “Must have been in the smaller of the 2 dancefloors. Top name djs Pagano fat tony play. Dance floor cavernous. Very busy holds 1.000 people +. All types of guys. Under threat of closure from property developers.“

        D on 31-Aug-2019 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. A must in London

    “You need to visit this place, only worth coming for the Saturday theme events. You will love it.

    I go every-time there is a BIG party and you must get there for like 12 midnight, bring the £15 cash for entrance and money to spend at the bar like £10 per drink.

    Get ready to dance next to the most beautiful guys in the world, they are just super super hot.

    The darkroom is the highlight of the club, massive very very busy, you cannot walk, you are going to be pushed, touched, everything you can imagine.

    If you are hot and you want to have fun one of the super hot guys that you saw in the dance-floor, come to the darkroom between 4 am and 6am.

    You will find them there, ready for someone to service them, you can be the lucky one!

    I have had the best time in here, make sure you bring something easy access and don't bring mobiles, wallets and ask for condoms and lube at the cloakroom if you need them.“


    LATINJUNKIE on 02-Dec-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Overpriced, but lots of hot guys

    “I'm not generally a club type, wasn't excited about the pricey cover and watery, expensive drinks.

    Music was OK, but poorly mixed. Good venue with professional, friendly staff . There are bears, but not as many as you would expect. More mixed, except there was a ton of fantastically super hot middle eastern/ south asian guys. Like a LOT. If you are into that sexy dark hair and beared thing, this is the place to be.

    Couldn't find the darkroom, was like "screw this overpriced crap" and almost got to the front of the coat check when I spotted it. Ok, REALLY fun darkroom which salvaged the evening. Still too pricey, though.“


    Shane on 19-Nov-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. good value

    “Best club in London, 2 dance floors, guest djs mix of people, large dark room, cheap beer, especially before midnight, no one hassling you for tips in toilet. Friendly staff and bouncers.“


    david on 22-Oct-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  6. Overpriced

    “XXL has become a victim of its own success. When it first opened it was a great club for men to cruise and booze. Now it is just an extension of the camp Soho scene full of camp guys in silly logo t-shirts. It's overpriced to get in and drinks are very expensive. The music is the same old bland circuit house.“

    Neil on 08-Aug-2017 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. Over rated and expensive

    “Expensive, filthy and over rated. Says it's a bear club.There's normally a crowd of bears and chubs but definitely the minority. Mostly soho overflow and more than a smattering of people seriously in need of a meal and an attitude check. A generic gay club that charges too much for too little. Far better nights out for bears in London. This place trades on a reputation long evaporated. Oh and beware of officious bouncers accusing you of pissing in the backroom aka "the swamp".“


    D on 07-Dec-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. Eurovision

    “Eurovision Party on 10th May was awesome. Pulse is a great venue. The men as gorgeous and the music is wonderful. Plenty of daddies and bears but also a great mix of other types as well. Packed dance-floor and a great chill out room.“


    Shawn on 18-May-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. XXL

    “XXL is always busy and always fun - a great gay night out in London. The new venue works well, with more space and better lay out than before. Trademark friendly and relaxed atmosphere continues. Sexy and fun too.“


    Steven on 31-Jan-2014 | Reply Problem with this review?

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