Gay Bars and Pubs in London

London has countless gay bars. To keep this page usable for travellers not all of these bars have been listed here (particularly those of interest mainly for locals).

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 13:00 – 23:30; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 22:30
Traditional London gay pub. With drag shows and karaoke.
@ 54 Old Compton Street
London W1D 4UD
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

Reopened 2021; Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 01:00; Sunday 12:00 – 24:00
New LGBT bar with food, cocktails and drinks.
@ Voltaire Road (Arch 642)
London SW4 6DH
Subway: Clapham North

Reopened May 2021; daily 17:00 – 24:00
Long established pub in London King's Cross, famous for its comedy, cabaret, karaoke and burlesque performances.

Above the bar is a gay-friendly Bed & Breakfast.
@ 37 Wharfdale Road
London N1 9SD
Subway: King's Cross / St. Pancras

Reopened 2021; daily 13:00 – 01:00
Popular gay music bar in London Soho.
@ 62 Frith Street
London W1D 3JN
Subway: Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square

Reopened 2021; Monday-Wednesday 10:00 – 02:30; Thursday-Saturday 10:00 – 03:30; Sunday 12:00 – 01:30
One of the oldest gay bars in London (since 1946) and traditional British pub.
With karaoke, quiz and cabaret drag shows.
Mixed clientele during the day, mainly mature gay clientele at night.
@ 12 Old Quebec Street
London W1H 7AF
Subway: Marble Arch

Reopened 2021; Wednesday, Thursday 16:00 – 23:00; Friday 16:00 – 01:00; Saturday 11:30 – 16:00, 16:30 – 01:00; Sunday 16:00 – 24:00
LGBT-friendly bar, club and music venue in the Hoxton quarter in London Shoreditch. Drinks and cocktails, DJs, bands and drag shows.
@ 2-4 Hoxton Square
London N1 6NU
Subway: Old Street

Reopened 2021; Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 23:30; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 22:30
The classic in the gay center of London Soho – for more than 30 years.
@ 51-53 Old Compton Street
London W1D 6HN
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

Reopened 2021; Tuesday 16:00 – 22:00; Wednesday 16:00 – 24:00; Thursday 16:00 – 21:00; Friday 16:00 – 02:00; Saturday 12:00 – 02:00; Sunday 12:00 – 24:00
Popular resto-bar in the northeast of London. Food (breakfast, lunch, burger), drinks, art and DJs.
Friday and Saturday night also parties in the basement club.
@ 117 Kingsland High Street
London E8 2PB

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:30
Traditional gay pub in London Soho, now since more than 20 years.
@ 77 Wardour Street
London W1D 6QA
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

Currently closed due to construction works
Gay bar in London Vauxhall, with beer garden and pool table.
@ 349 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5QY
Subway, Bus: Vauxhall

Reopened 2021; Monday-Friday 16:00 – 23:00; Saturday 16:00 – 23:30; Sunday 16:00 – 22:30
Small cocktail lounge bar in London Soho, famous for its camp decor.
Mixed clientele.
@ 79 Wardour Street (entrance via Tisbury Court)
London W1D 6QB
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square

Bar reopened May 2021; daily 12:00 – 24:00
Pre-clubbing gay bar in Soho with plasma screens and music video walls.
@ 30 Old Compton Street
London W1D 4UR
Subway: Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road

Bar reopened May 2021; daily 22:00 – 04:00
One of the few gay bars in London Soho that serve drinks after midnight.
Rather young clientele. Music: Pop à la Rihanna.
Some nights only for members/regulars.
@ 5 Goslett Yard
London WC2H 0EH
Subway: Tottenham Court Road, Leicester Square

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 12:00 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 01:00; Sunday 12:00 – 20:00
LGBT-oriented camp cabaret entertainment bar.
Located next to Trafalgar Square.
@ 7 Duncannon Street
London WC2N 4JF
Subway: Charing Cross

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 12:00 -23:30; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 13:00 – 22:30
Popular London pub for bears in Soho.
With karaoke nights, quiz shows, DJs and more.
@ 23 Poland Street
London W1F 8QL
Subway: Oxford Circus, Tottenham Court Road

Reopened 2021; Monday-Saturday 12:00 – 03:00; Sunday 12:00 – 24:00
Clientele mainly in their 20s and 30s.
In the basement KuKlub with DJs every night from 21:00/22:00.
@ 30 Lisle Street
London WC2H 7BA
Subway: Leicester Square

Reopened May 2021; Wednesday-Saturday 17:00 – 23:30
Small bar and cocktail lounge. More intimate and less hectic than the bars in Soho.
Mixed clientele.
@ 76 Marchmont Street
London WC1N 1AG
Subway: Russell Square

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Wednesday 17:00 – 01:00; Thursday-Saturday 17:00 – 03:00; Sunday 17:00 – 01:00
The new home of the former George & Dragon bar in London Shoreditch.
Camp & queer, with a mixed crowd.
@ 483 Hackney Road
London E2 9ED

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday 14:00 – 23:00; Sunday 14:00 – 22:30
Small indie bar with retro music, quiz shows and comedy nights.
@ 2 George Court (off The Strand)
London WC2N 6HH
Subway: Charing Cross

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 15:00 – 23:00; Friday 15:00 – 24:00; Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 22:00
Big LGBT bar in London Soho, popular early in the evening.
At weekends with live DJs from 21:00.
@ 50 Rupert Street
London W1D 6DR
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square

Bar reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 19:00 – 24:00; Friday 18:30 – 21:00/22:00 – 04:00; Saturday 21:00 – 04:00; Sunday 16:00 – 23:00
Big LGBTQ bar in Vauxhall, with queer comedy, cabaret, bingo shows and party nights.
@ 372 Kennington Lane
London SE11 5HY
Subway, Bus: Vauxhall

Reopened 2021; Monday-Thursday 16:00 – 23:00; Friday, Saturday 12:00 – 24:00; Sunday 12:00 – 23:00
Gay lounge bar in Clapham in the south of London.
Drinks, cocktails and wines.
@ 8 Voltaire Road
London SW4 6DH
Subway: Clapham North

Reopened May 2021; Thursday-Sunday 16:00 – 01:00
Friendly camp bar in London Kennington.
Mixed clientele.
@ 340 Kennington Road
London SE11 4LD
Subway: Oval, Kennington

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 17:00 – 24:00; Friday, Saturday 17:00 – 02:00; Sunday 14:00 – 23:00
Party pub and performance space with alternative drag and cabaret shows, music gigs and more.
Mixed clientele. Popular with hipsters, artists, creative scene.
@ 281 Kingsland Road
London E2 8AS

Reopened 2021; Monday-Thursday 16:30 – 23:30; Friday, Saturday 14:00 – 24:00; Sunday 14:00 – 22:30
Popular gay bar in London Soho, with outdoor seating area.
@ 57 Rupert Street
London W1D 7PL
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square

Reopened May 2021; Monday-Thursday 17:00 – 02:00; Friday 17:00 – 04:00; Saturday 15:00 – 04:00; Sunday 15:00 – 02:00
South London's camp cabaret bar. Drag acts, quiz nights and karaoke.
Admission: 4-9 £ (free before 21:00, on Sundays before 18:00)
@ 114 Clapham High Street
London SW4 7UJ
Subway: Clapham North, Clapham Common

Reopened May 2021; Monday, Tuesday 16:00- 01:00; Wednesday, Thursday 16:00 – 02:00; Friday, Saturday 16:00 – 03:00; Sunday 16:00 – 23:30
Gay bar in London Soho since 1991. Three floors with bar, cocktail lounge, dancefloor, DJs and gogo dancer.
@ 81 Wardour Street
London W1D 6QD
Subway: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Tottenham Court Road