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London has the world's most diverse late night gay scene. Mainly located around its three gay villages - Soho, Shoreditch and Vauxhall - there's a gay nightclub to suit every taste, with music policies ranging from R&B and pop to full-on funky house via more underground, edgier sounds. There are, of course, many one-off and special events that happen around town to keep a look out for. And if it's something more 'adult' that you're after, then there's a whole heap of men-only and fetish special interest clubs out there, too.
 
XXL ‘COP’

XXL ‘COP’

02/02/13: Evening officer… nothing to see here! Truncheons were at the ready last weekend as XXL showed us the strong arm of the law with their special cop-themed evening.

 
THE BEARY BEST OF 2012

THE BEARY BEST OF 2012

XXL owner Mark Ames and DJs Christian M and Joe Egg share their recollections of a busy year in bear-land…

 
XXL ‘RETROSPECTIVE’

XXL ‘RETROSPECTIVE’

28/04/12: Not that we are shallow, cock-hungry size queens, but any advert that says, ‘who wants 7” when you can play on 12”?’ is sure to grab our attention with both hands, and so on Saturday night we found ourselves trolling the mammoth arches of Pulse for ‘XXL Retrospective’ as they ‘pumped it out old skool’!

 
XXL LEATHER

XXL LEATHER

25/02/12: XXL raised the roof with an action-packed ‘XXL Leather’ bash as London’s burliest boys came out in force for a storming Saturday night session last weekend.

 
XXL 'CONSTRUCTION'

XXL ‘CONSTRUCTION’

04/02/12: QX Club News battled through a perilous snowstorm as XXL cemented its reputation with a tooled-up ‘Construction’ party last weekend.

 
XXL ‘COP NIGHT’

XXL ‘COP NIGHT’

07/01/12: After the two weeks of excess over Christmas and New Year, we were expecting the first weekend of January to be a restrained and subdued affair, but only two steps into Arcadia and we realised just how wrong we were as the venue was awash with muscle bears, young cuties and everything in between.

 
RECON PRESENTS FULL FETISH

RECON PRESENTS FULL FETISH

01/01/12: ‘Start as you mean to go on’ has always been a favourite mantra of ours, so the 1st January saw us polishing our boots and squeezing into impossibly tight rubber as Recon’s international party bus pulled in to Southwark for Full Fetish at Arcadia.

 
XXL 'RUBBED UP'

XXL ‘RUBBED UP’

03/12/11: QX Club News hit the Arcadia Arches for an action-packed World AIDS Day event as the one-size-fits-all crew let loose with a rampaging ‘Rubbed Up’ edition of the popular bears’ bash last weekend.

 
XXL - CONSTRUCTION

XXL – CONSTRUCTION

19/11/11: Maintain your erection and make sure you have a firm bottom! I’m talking about ‘construction’, here! You dirty minded individuals, ‘Construction’ was the super horny and hairy butch theme at the well-renowned XXL.

 
XXL – BEAR BITCH PROJECT

XXL – BEAR BITCH PROJECT

29/10/11: Pouring in from all directions packed with people dressed up and others who look like it daily (yes, yes, I said it) for Halloween 2011, I braved the axe murderers, pimps and their hoes to visit The Bear Bitch Project.

 
XXL LEATHER

XXL LEATHER

09/10/11: Things got grizzly as QX Club News checked out the hairy happenings at XXL’s fur-fuelled ‘Leather’ bash last weekend.

 
XXL 11TH BIRTHDAY

XXL 11TH BIRTHDAY

17/09/11: You wouldn’t call celebrating an eleven year old’s birthday the best Saturday night in London would you?

 
FUN, FUNK AND FANTASY!

FUN, FUNK AND FANTASY!

London’s world-famopus bear clubbing behemoth, XXL, is going barBEARian crazy for its monumental 11th birthday bash! QX speaks to the club’s owner/founder/promoter, Mark Ames

 
XXL 'CONSTRUCTION'

XXL ‘CONSTRUCTION’

20/08/11: QX Club News donned hard-hat and hi-vi for a night of Village People-go-grizzly antics as XXL threw an erection-inducing ‘Construction Party’ last weekend.

 
XXL ‘FULL MOON PARTY’

XXL ‘FULL MOON PARTY’

30/07/11: Mid-summer in the heart of London, it’s hot and sticky; the air is thick with the smell of sweat and sex.

 
XXL PRIDE PARTY

XXL PRIDE PARTY

02/07/11: XXL pulled out all the stops for this year’s meatiest, hairiest, sweatiest, most throbbing and uplifting post-Pride party.

 
XXL 'LEATHER'

XXL ‘LEATHER’

18/06/11: The outsize antics were back in effect as QX got pumping for a fabulous, furry ‘XXL Leather’ bash at the Arcadia arches last Saturday.

 
RECON 'FULL FETISH'

RECON ‘FULL FETISH’

29/05/11: With a bank holiday weekend full of Spanish inspired parties, sequins and glitter, for those of us looking for a bit of butch respite, those lovely people at Recon filled the gap nicely with one of their Full Fetish parties.

 
XXL 'BEAR PRIDE'

XXL ‘BEAR PRIDE’

28/05/11: The one size fits all guys crowned a long weekend of Bear Pride activities as QX beefed it up at Arcadia for XXL’s Bear Pride main event spectacular last Saturday.

 
XXL

XXL

14/05/11: Britain’s Blue boys may have finished a long way behind Jedward and cultural superpower Azerbaijan in Düsseldorf last weekend, but that didn’t put the dampeners on the party spirit as QX headed down to XXL’s Eurovision bash on Saturday night.