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Posted on March 2, 2012


Bars
George and Dragon 2-4 Hackney Road London E2 7NS Click for map
A fabulous, polysexual pub where any night of the week you can run into the reigning royalty of the East End scene tapping their toes to some wicked tunes. Cutting-edge fashion collides with a down and dirty crowd and quirky decor to create both a party vibe and a den of chilled-out drinkage.
Old Ship 17 Barnes Street London E14 7NW Click for map
A local pub for local people, but fun, friendly and welcoming to newcomers. Regular cabaret nights. Not many sailors to be found, sadly, but plenty of fun, above deck shenanigans.
The Victoria 188 Hoe Street, Walthamstow London E17 4QH Click for map
Gay bar, located in the heart of the East End. With regular cabaret.
Late Bars
BJ’s White Swan 556 Commercial Road London E14 7JD Click for map
A legend in its own lifetime. Huge venue, steeped in history. From Wednesday’s infamous Amateur Strip Contest to the Sunday Tea Dance, with camp cabaret for good measure. A night out at BJ’s White Swan is always great night out.
Dalston Superstore 117 Kingsland Road London E8 2PB Click for map
Shoreditch chic collides with trashy glam in one of the hottest venues of the moment. The polysexual fashionable/arty crowd are a party lovin’ yet laid back bunch, and the venue plays host to a raft of eclectic nights over two floors. With diverse décor, long bar and seating upstairs, plus a club space downstairs that plays host to a raft of big name DJs and a veritable mix bag of electro, old school, house, indie and pop choons, this is a must-visit venue.
Joiners Arms 116 Hackney Road London E2 7QL Click for map
One of the original homo hotspots for the denizens of the ‘ditch. Hugely popular with fashionistas, party animals and laid-back lovelies alike, it’s always heaving with hotties at the weekend. A varied mix of tuneage from live DJs and a good dollop of trashy glamour makes the ‘Arms a must-visit.
Shoreditch House Ebor Street London E1 6AW Click for map
Members only, but if you know enough people you’ll know somebody who can get you in. Surprisingly non-pretentious atmosphere, gorge décor, fab dining and a spectacular rooftop pool with a vista of the city, they even have a bowling alley! Check out the regular Sunday Whoosh and Pool Disco parties.
Star of Bethnal Green 359 Bethnal Green Rd London E2 6LG Click for map
A great venue offering food, drinks, events, gigs and exhibitions for a creative crowd. Their diverse line-up includes a genre-bending roster of music, a karaoke room, quiz nights and plenty more metrosexual delights.
Clubs
Working Mens Club 42 Pollard Row London E2 6NB Click for map
Local Bethnal Green venue that plays host to occasional gay and gay-friendly events.
East Bloc 217 City Road London EC1V 1JN Click for map
East London club-bar hosts the regular, popular alternative gay nights such as Blocheads, Songs of Praise and Dish.
Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane London EC2A 3PQ Click for map
Wonderfully unique club, culture, art and studio space in the heart of edgy Shoreditch. Plays host to occasional events such as Cock Soup.
Vogue Fabrics 68 Stoke Newington Road London E1 7DA Click for map
Underground East London clubbing in the truest sense of the term! An intimate rough ‘n’ ready basement club, with a widely varied programme of gay and gay-friendly events, from pop music to full-on house nights.
Saunas
800 Sauna 800 Leabridge Rd London E17 9DN Click for map
East London sauna for the local East End gentlemen. Sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and more.
Chariots Limehouse 574 Commercial Road London E14 7JD Click for map
Sauna, hydro pool, steam room, video room, terrace and wet area – all situated over three themed floors of carnal delights.
Chariots Shoreditch 1 Fairchild Street London EC2A 3NS Click for map
Featuring a heated pool, huge sauna, two steam rooms, two jacuzzis, 50 private rooms, internet, cafe and plenty of cruise space. From local blokes to suited guys mid-week, you’ll also find loads of horny Shoreditch stunners slipping out of their skinny jeans for some naughty fun here.
E15 Sauna 6 Leytonstone Road London E15 1SE Click for map
Jumbo spa, sauna, steam room, cafe, TV room, and a blacked-out basement for underground fun for a local crowd of East London-style lads and gay gents.
Men Only Bars
MA1 Backstreet Wentworth Mews London E3 4UA Click for map
The UK’s longest running, gay leather and rubber fetish club. Host to a number of parties and special events outside of regular opening hours, including Heros, Buff, BLUF and Ignite.

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