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Central London

Posted on March 2, 2012

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Bars
Admiral Duncan 54 Old Compton Street London W1D 4UB Click for map
Landmark traditional gay pub in the middle of queer street. A friendly, mixed-bag clientele for uncomplicated drinkin’.
Comptons of Soho 52 Old Compton Street London W1D 6HJ Click for map
The Grand Dame of Old Compton Street. This ever-busy drinking den has a cruisy downstairs with circular bar, plus a loungier, grandiosely furnished upstairs – complete with a full menu of pub grub and lunches on Sundays. Great music, and they often show live rugby/football matches for the butcher fellas.
Duke Of Wellington 77 Wardour Street London W1V 3TH Click for map
A straight-friendly, traditional, gay boozer, with a laid back crowd.
Weekends are busy and eclectic.
Friendly Society 79 Wardour Street London W1D 6QB Click for map
 A discreet door hides a wonderful kitsch and kooky sub-surface bar where Barbarella meets Barbie. Friendly, fun and quirky.
G-A-Y Bar 30 Old Compton Street London W1D 4UR Click for map
Soho’s palace of pop, which boasts three floors of purple-walled, pop tuneage beamed from loads of plasma screens. Scores of pretty young party things and endless cheap drinks promotions means you’re assured a fab night out. Very, very busy at weekends!
Halfway 2 Heaven 7 Duncannon Street London WC2N 4JF Click for map
A traditional gay boozer, with a friendly bunch of after work regulars and off-duty drag queens who are very welcoming to newcomers. Downstairs boasts regular cabaret and karaoke nights.
King’s Arms 23 Poland Street London W1F 8QL Click for map
 Long-serving, friendly and always popular drinking den for bears and their friends.
Ku Bar Soho 25 Frith Street London WC2A 7BA Click for map
Affectionately known as ‘Baby Ku’, spread over two floors. The top floor boasts the LGBT Tourist Information service, a one-stop shop for both visitors and locals, offering advice on where to go and plenty of important information tailored towards the gay community.
Molly Moggs 2 Old Compton Street London W1D 4TB Click for map
A cosy and welcoming traditional boozer, which serves as the opening to Old Compton Street. A laid-back pub by day, a frenetic cabaret den by night.
New Bloomsbury Set 76b Marchmont Street London WC1N 1AG Click for map
A gorgeous new spot for socialising nestled in the heart of bustling Bloomsbury. Pulling in a mix of students, professionals and other suave and sophisticated gays. Frequent exhibitions and events.
Retro Bar 2 George Court London WC2H 6HH Click for map
A hidden gem that brings a slice of ‘Shoreditch cool’ to the West End. A laid-back, trendy but unpretentious crowd, chillin’ to indie and retro tunes.
Rupert Street 50 Rupert Street London W1D 7PW Click for map
Recently refurbished, this popular bar has a sophisticated and stylish clientele, with a diverse food menu during the day and live DJs playing to a packed-out venue at the weekend.
Yard 57 Rupert Street London W1D 7PL Click for map
 A wonderful, relaxed venue with a gorge New York style loft-bar, Soho’s ONLY smoking balcony and courtyard, plus a bevy of beautiful boys, professional gayers, up-for-it ladies and everyone in-between. Recently refurbished and looking rather bona!
Late Bars
Manbar 79 Charing Cross Road London WC2H 0NE Click for map
One of the newest bars on the scene with sexy lighting and a hot, funky crowd. A range of events every evening, from talent nights to bear’s clubs, with DJs, buzzing beats and the works. Don’t miss monthly LGBT sporting night Champions.
Circa 62 Frith Street London W1D 3JN Click for map
Cosy club/bar off Soho Square. Super-friendly staff and a buzzing atmosphere. DJs play pop and clubbier beats, with a late license meaning the venue is open ’til 1am. Light snacks are on offer, too, for when the hunger pangs bite. Worth checking out for the amazing mirror-ball DJ booth alone!
City Of Quebec 12 Old Quebec Street London W1H 7AH Click for map
This long-serving pub is a traditional boozer in every sense. Popular with a more mature gay crowd and their admirers, there’s quiz nights, karaoke, weekly Sunday and Monday night cabaret and a crusier basement disco.
Edge 11 Soho Square London W1D 3QE Click for map
Featuring four gorgeous floors, it’s a great place for after-work drinks in the week, and a party haven for pretty young things at the weekend. First and second floors are chilled and cosy, third floor is a lively club space.
Escape 10 Brewer Street London W1F 0SE Click for map
A late night, ever-popular cosy dance bar with music videos and DJs.
Freedom 66 Wardour Street London W1F 0TA Click for map
A polysexual, two-floor bar that caters to many a well-heeled gayer and their sexually trendy hetero acquaintances. There’s also a glitzy disco downstairs with club nights, live performances and more.
Green Carnation 4-5 Greek Street London W1D 4DD Click for map
Opulent, refined, slick and sexy, the upstairs is deliciously decadent and full of well-heeled gayers, whilst the ground floor is much clubbier.
Ku Bar Lisle Street 30 Lisle Street London WC1D 5LB Click for map
A wonderful, three-floor bar/club with a diverse crowd of party pumpin’ pretties. Upstairs has the gorgeous champagne bar – perfect for private parties! The ground floor is regularly heaving, and the Ku Klub is open 7 days a week with a different themed night of pop tuneage every night. The Beautiful Bar Boys will have your mouths watering, but you can re-lubricate with plenty of bargain drinks offers.
Village 81 Wardour Street London W1D 6QD Click for map
A three-floored wonder of stunning Sohoites enjoying chilled-out cocktails, and a Pandora’s box of poporama, karaoke nights, and weekend gogo boys.
Clubs
Miabella 12-13 Greek Street London W1D 4DJ Click for map
Soho boutique lounge club, host to nights such as Room Service, every Thursday.
G-A-Y Late 5 Goslett Yard London WC2H 0EA Click for map
The late night version of its Old Compton Street sister, which sticks to the winning formula of top pop, plasmas screens, hot boys, flirty girls – but continues until the early hours of the morning!
Heaven The Arches Shopping London WC2N 6NG Click for map
Probably the most famous gay disco on Earth! Boasting five rooms of sounds, this legendary venue caters to a wild mix, from polysexual and studenty crowds to mad trannies and muscle boys, with plenty of special events and wild parties, including G-A-Y every Thursday (Porn Idol), Friday (Camp Attack) and Saturday and Popcorn every Monday. Playing the best in pop, dance, R&B and anything you can shimmy to, it’s open super-late too.
Madame JoJos 8-10 Brewer Street London W1F 0SE Click for map
A legendary Soho venue that exudes an opulent air of faded glamour, with various nights of kitsch cabaret, top live music, club nights, including the wonderful Trannyshack every Wednesday.
Shadow Lounge 5 Brewer Street London W1F 0RF Click for map
The spiritual home of the swish, stylish scene queen, this decadent club de jour is pumping seven nights a week with glamorous louche loungers and dancefloor divas alike. The weekends are packed with cocktail-sipping, air-kissing urbanites and more than a few celeb clienteles nestled in the enclaves. Top DJs, and a trendy selection of music, it’s open to all, but there’s plenty of benefits for members.
Men Only Bars
Vault 139 Whitfield Street London SW1W 0HH Click for map
A cruise bar where you can have drinks at the bar and unwind in front of the movie screens or wander the dark corridors and hidden vaults to discover secret treasures. There’s also themed nights of nudity and underwear-only.
Saunas
Sauna Bar 29 Endell Street London WC2H 9BA Click for map
Does exactly what it says on the tin, – it’s a sauna and a bar for boozing and cruising. Includes spa, sauna, steam room, cabins, video lounge and massage service.
Sweatbox Soho 1-2 Ramillies Street London W1F 7LN Click for map
Does exactly what it says on the tin, – it’s a sauna and a bar for boozing and cruising. Includes spa, sauna, steam room, cabins, video lounge and massage service.


 

One Response to “Central London”

  1. Ian Jones

    General Question. I am in London overnight on Wednesday 16th October this year. Can you let me have the names / addresses of any gay strip clubs in Central London which will be open then or any other clubs / bars which would have some strippers?

    Thanks

     

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