Gay Clubs and Parties in London

London has a vast clubbing scene that serves any taste and style of music you can think of. To keep this page manageable for travellers, we have limited it to the most popular gay clubs and parties. If you need a more complete list of all 200 gay parties, grab a copy of London's weekly gay magazine QX.

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Upcoming Irregular Parties

26 July 2014, 12:00 – 23:00
New dance festival in East London for gays, lesbians and friends. With ten different areas, stages and dancefloors, presented by the teams of Summer Rites and Winter Pride.
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26 July 2014, 23:00 – 06:00
[ Bootylicious – The Birthday Bash Edition @ Electric Brixton - Map ] London-Brixton, 2 Town Hall Parade
Monthly gay party for Black Music: R&B, Hip-Hop, Reggae etc.
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9 August 2014, from 23:00
[ Casa Latina – Car Wash Recharged @ Fire - Map ] South Lambeth Road/Parry Street
Gay House party with elaborate stage production and dance shows. Tickets from 10 £.
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15 August 2014, 22:00 – 03:00
[ Club Kali @ The Dome - Map ] Tufnell Park, 1 Dartmouth Park Hill
Gay party with Asian music (Bollywood, Bhangra and Arabic) plus some R'n'B and Dance classics. Admission: 8 £
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Regular Parties and Clubs

[ Barcode - Map ] 69 Albert Embankment [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
+44 (0)20-75824180; Facebook page
Gay bar & club in London Vauxhall with 2 bars and a dancefloor.
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Thu 22:30 – 04:00; Fri, Sat 22:30 – 06:00
[ East Bloc - Map ] 217 City Road [Subway: Old Street]
›Drinking, Dancing, Homosocialism‹
Admission: 3–10 £
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Parties: Fri from 02:00 Gravity, Sat from 01:00 A:M, Sun 04:30–12:00 Beyond, Sun 12:30–18:00 Later, Sun from 23:00 Orange
[ Fire - Map ] South Lambeth Road / Parry Street [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
+44 (0)20-32420040; www.orangenation.co.uk
Popular gay clubbing location in London Vauxhall with several areas and cutting edge sound and light systems. Weekly parties:
Gravity – Friday morning from 02:00, 8–10 £
A:M – Saturday morning from 01:00, 7–12 £
Beyond – Sunday morning 04:30 – 12:00, 10-15 £
Later – Sunday 12:30 – 18:00, 8–10 £
Orange – Sunday night from 23:00, 5–12 £
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Mon 23:00 – 05:30; Thu, Fri 23:00 – 04:00; Sat 22:30 – 05:00
[ G-A-Y & Popcorn @ Heaven - Map ] Under the Arches / Villiers Street [Subway: Charing Cross, Embankment]
+44 (0)20-79302020
London's gay mainstream party temple. Successful since decades.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday G-A-Y, Monday night mixed party Popcorn.
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Sunday 20:00 – 03:00
[ Horse Meat Disco @ Eagle London - Map ] 349 Kennington Lane [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
Popular party with lots of music from the 1970s. Unpretentious and quite trashy.
(But don't get wrong expectations from the name of the party...)
On Sundays at the Eagle London + special parties in different venues.
Admission: 6 £
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Thursday 22:00 – 03:00
[ Room Service @ Miabella - Map ] 12-13 Greek Street [Subway: Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square]
House DJs and Gogo dancers. The gay Thursday night in Soho.
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[ RVT – Royal Vauxhall Tavern - Map ] 372 Kennington Lane [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
+44 (0)20-78201222; www.rvt.org.uk
Queer comedy, cabaret and party nights.
Admission: Thu-Sun 6–10 £
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Wed-Sat 21:00 – 03:00
[ Shadow Lounge - Map ] 5 Brewer Street [Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square]
+44 (0)20-73179270; www.theshadowlounge.co.uk
Private members gay club, but open to non-members also.
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Fri, Sat 22:00 – 03:00
[ Vogue Fabrics - Map ] 66 Stoke Newington Road
Crazy club and ›creative hub‹ in the north-east of London.
Very mixed clientele.
Admission: 5 £
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Saturday morning 02:30 – 13:00+
[ Wrong @ Union - Map ] 66 Albert Embankment [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
TechHouse party: ›Sex, Drums and House Music‹.
Admission: 7–12 £
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Sat 22:00 – 06:00; Wed 21:00 – 03:00
[ XXL London @ Pulse - Map ] 1 Invicta Plaza [Subway: Southwark]
Men-only dance club for bears, cubs, chubs, muscle bears and their admirers.
Admission: Saturday 15 £, 8 £ for members (10 £ per year); Wednesday 3 £, free for members

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