Gay Bars in London

THE 10 BEST London Gay Clubs & Bars

Gay Clubs & Bars in London

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What travellers are saying

  • Elizabeth M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Busier than expected but service was fast and friendly. Will happily come here again any day of the week :)
    Written 11 March 2023
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  • lady_britts
    Bexley, UK1,338 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first visit to this fantastic pub and it's now a new favourite. The people are welcoming & lovely, the staff are fantastic and the cocktails (strawberry daiquiri on tap) are absolutely delicious. And then there's the fantastic cabaret show (Saturday night), which isn't to be missed. Thank you for a fabulous evening, I'm already looking forward to returning.
    Written 20 January 2024
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  • Steven C
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The staff were incredibly welcoming, making us feel right at home despite the bustling environment. Their attentiveness and friendly demeanor added a personal touch to our visit, making us feel valued and well taken care of.
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Robin
    Manchester, UK1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great drinks and servers! I had a lovely bartender called Joe who was super fast and attentive! The atmosphere at the bar was definitely the highlight of my trip to the bar. Fun & accommodating
    Written 17 August 2023
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  • Steven C
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a pub! Great staff, beer and atmosphere. A pub that you feel welcomed in rather than everyone stop and staring which is always a worry
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • 10V3W1N5
    London, UK41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nothing saddens me like regression. Here is Theo happy as can be with me enjoying cabaret at Halfway To Heaven

    Fast forward a few months and suddenly he is not welcome.

    He is 💯 happier with me than he would be at home alone.

    Very frustrating when venues project reason like “it’s too loud for dogs” - this is subjective and down to the owner to decide.

    I love Halfway, always have - it’s a fantastic cabaret venue - but ludicrous policy changes like this aren’t the way forward.
    Written 1 May 2022
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  • Andy
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I've been to Zodiac bar several times over the year and always found it a very pleasant kind atmosphere with friendly pleasant bar staff and last night was no exception. I hired out the downstairs and got a very good rate. The excellent wifi meant I was able to play my own music without any issue. Had an absolutely brilliant time; I'd definitely recommend this excllent bar.
    Written 28 January 2024
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  • Campbell K
    United Kingdom4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food and drink with friendly atmosphere l, good selection of board games. Dog friendly and attentive bar staff
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • frances397
    London, UK6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love this bar. Brilliant staff (especially Jack, the fabulous bar manager and cocktail maker), fabulous cocktails and a relaxed atmosphere for all whether gay, straight or something else. Cool temperature too for those sticky summer nights. Love it.
    Written 17 July 2022
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  • Jbt16399
    8 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went for an event - Alessandra (she was amazing, great singer Live) 5 out of 5 for her!
    Was really nervous going after reading the reviews! We needed to wait to get in, the queue was massive but they got it down quick! The door staff were not friendly at all, I needed to show my ID and they just looked at it and were very rude. They just gave it back to me and said go!
    When we got in, me and my friend brought 2 bottle of water which was about 7£. About 5 minutes after, they were giving it out free bottles! FREE! Don’t understand why we needed to pay for it. Also they don’t accept cash, only card.
    Before the event even started, I went to the toilets and they were in such a mess! Paper all over the floor! Even the nightclub is dirty, needs a huge clean and make over!
    Towards the end of the event, someone fainted and the security guards didn’t do much and didn’t rush over! It felt like they didn’t want to sort it out and it wasn’t their problem to! Eventually one wandered over and then went to get a wheelchair. They did then move them to a different room too. Hopefully the person got medical attention!
    Not the best nightclub I have been too, very poor!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • daveyh87
    Horwich, UK880 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We came here for an after work drink for a leaving do, we had a great evening and mainly down to the staff. The owner introduced himself and was very welcoming and had a great deal on drinks. The music was good, drinks good, great space and a brilliant dance floor. Highly recommend it if you work in the Holborn area.
    Written 26 September 2017
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  • TheFussyTeenager
    Manchester, UK738 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beguiling, alternative London gay bar. We didn’t feel cool enough but had a good time watching Drag-A-Long’s Wicked. The cocktail I ordered was mind-blowingly strong, haha.
    Written 16 January 2022
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  • Iudita v
    London, UK2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We firs have been to the Exilio in last summer where we had best Latino party ever, the music was just excellent, service and staff absolutely friendly. That’s why decided that we will become regulars when we like to have Latino dance. We really recommend. Even if is a LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 club everyone is welcome here who like to dance 💃 and have fun. Really good atmosphere.
    Written 11 February 2019
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  • LauraCork-2006
    London, UK17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sound is right in the heart of Leicester Square. Queues are always inevitable but there are ways of skipping, hehe. Staff are friendly, maybe a little too friendly!! There are 3 floors for us commoners. First floor which is located on floor 3 is mostly a mix of dance, chart, pop, hip-hop and cheese. Second floor which is on the 4th floor is a balcony floor overlooking the first floor. Finally on the 5th floor is an RnB, hip hop room overlooking the london eye. To use the bathroom you have to walk to the fifth floor (ridiculous). Drinks are pricey 2 vodka + 1 red bull £12.10, bottles are less than £4. Sound opens early and is usually open till 3-ish. If you're looking to go clubbing on a Sunday night try Sound as a lot of places aren't even open on a Sunday night. Mixed crowd in here, black, white, asian, mostly early 20's. We fly to London once a month and always go to Sound, its our "local". Trying to get out is a bit of a nightmare as everyone has to exit via the same stairs. Its quite dangerous as the queue barely moves because the cloakroom is at the end of this stairs. Usually there is a cloakroom on the third floor so its better to go there and skip the queue at the end of the night
    Written 3 January 2007
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  • Rafael
    London, UK14 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    It’s not a fancy place so I don’t understand why the drinks are rather expensive.
    The staff are friendly.
    Not worth the price I’m afraid.
    Written 16 August 2020
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