Best Gay Bars and Clubs In London

London knows a thing or two about diversity, which is why it's no surprise that its gay bar scene is pretty epic; from karaoke with go-go boys and cosy cocktail bars perfect for a chat, to drag DJ sets and kinky cabaret. Needing no excuse to party well into the wee hours, whether that's in Soho, East London or beyond, these just so happen to be some of the best gay bars and gay clubs in London. Check 'em out.

Last updated on 28th July 2022

Rupert Street Bar

2 user reviews 4

A fun-loving hangout in the thick of Soho's bustling nightlife scene, Rupert Street Bar is among the most popular Gay Bars in Town. Open 7-days a week, the venue's calm, relaxing ambience makes way for something altogether more rambunctious when the sun goes down. There's fantastic happy hour deals on cocktails and champers to take advantage of between midday and 8pm, 2-4-1 cocktails on Mondays and raucous DJ nights at the weekends.

Village, Soho

152 user reviews 4

A deceptive exterior, The Village, Soho is much more than the pub it appears as on the outside and is an iconic bar and club. People watch and relax with friends from the outdoor pavement seating, before choosing between one of the three floors inside. There is a shiny lounge area, decadent boudoir bar, or the pumping dance floor with chart toppers blaring. They host happy hours every night and with performances from drag DJs and Go Go boys the weekends are exciting to say the least.

The Apple Tree

98 user reviews 5

One of the best gay bars in Clerkenwell, this unique spot near Farringdon station is far from your average boozer with its mix of lively atmosphere, excellent parties and activities schedule and beautifully diverse crowds.


653 user reviews 4

Exciting cocktail bar and nightclub, Freedom in the heart of Soho hosts a range of nights in their downstairs room, including karoke and cabaret. The classy interior is home to a friendly atmosphere and serves wonderful cocktails from the extensive drinks menu. The glitter ball filled basement, with banquette alcove seating and VIP area holds parties until late almost every night of the week, and with its unpretentious approach to having a good time, Freedom is a great party venue in London.

The Yard

3 user reviews 4

With all the makings of a traditional gay pub/bar, The Yard bar, Soho has a friendly ambience and upbeat vibe, with a mix of music playing Friday - Monday. With their beautiful outdoor garden and the Loft bar available to hire out for up to 110 heads, they are an ideal space for private parties.