Gay Bars In London
London is home to a diverse selection of gay bars; all with different attractions, from karaoke with Go Go boys, Drag DJ sets and kinky Cabaret. There are gay bars that don't need any excuse to party well into the wee hours, or those ideal as the party starters before heading to one of London's gay and lesbian clubs or club nights, or you can relax in a friendly and social atmosphere in the more chilled out gay bars of London. With its famous area of fun and exciting gay bars in Soho, London has so much to offer, and here are a few of our favourites.
Last updated on 6th February 2018
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.
Stylish gay bar, Ku Bar, in Soho, London has great drinks deals and a party crowd hang out here ready to start the night as they mean to go on. Ku Bar is the sister to Lisle Street's basement bar/club Ku Klub, where the party continues most nights.
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.
Head to the mean streets of SE12 for this great gay night at The Old Tiger's Head. With cabaret performances, live music, DJs and a wonderful atmosphere, it's the perfect excuse to go carte-blanche on the fancy dress.
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.
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.