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.
05/04/14: Whoever said a date made on Grindr wouldn’t work should’ve been to SWAG at Area Saturday night. Orange Nation teamed up with everyone’s favourite matchmaker, Grindr, to see those thumbnail pix full-size in real inches (without the pixilated faces!)
BEYOND MIDNIGHT – A DECADE OF DANCE
10/12/11: Boom boom, shake shake the room!
ONYX VS AM – FAT TONY’S BIRTHDAY
25/11/11: In this transient scene in which we live, legends are few and far between, so when one of them celebrates a birthday it would be rude not to gatecrash and raise a glass.
BEYOND vs DEVIATE
19/11/11: Those lovely people over at Orange Nation are making the temporary closure of Fire slightly easier to bare by providing us with several alternatives to while away our nocturnal hours.
BEYOND – ICE
12/11/11: Beyond hit the big time with a ‘Beyond Ice’, Winter Season Opening Party as QX Club News braved the chill frost of an English winter’s morn for a blistering blowout last weekend.
06/11/11: For many years now, the foiled attempt to bomb the House of Lords resulted in celebrations across the UK and as always, the gays do it best!
16/10/11: The Shinkansen pulled in to Vauxhall for a second time last Saturday night/Sunday morning as geisha girls and samurai boys took over Area for ‘Beyond Tokyo II - The Rising Sun Returns’ exactly a year after their first visit.
BEYOND 10TH BIRTHDAY
24/09/11: There are a few club brands that have changed the face of clubbing not only here in the capital, but the world over.
While Vauxhall was already transforming itself into a bustling gay village of smaller venues, when new Sunday morning afterhours Beyond opened its doors at superclub Colosseum ten years ago, it virtually put the area on the international map as London’s premier gay dance destination.
11/09/11: Just another manic weekend in Vauxhall! Beyond at Area rocks London once again in their jam packed venue, bursting with London’s hot scene culture.
BEAR NECESSITY LONDON
03/09/11: Bears are big business in London! What started out as a cottage industry (pun intended) of gay guys over a decade ago has grown into quite a revolution.
BEYOND ‘THE BIG TOP’
28/08/11: Who would have thought it? The man who kept us dancing until the early hours for years was back!
06/08/11: Still on the buzz from the first stages of an all-conquering world tour, London’s legendary afterhours bash was back in action in for a marathon Beyond Midnight vs Café Olé spectacular as QX Club News checked out the monumental antics last Sunday morning.
31/07/11: A new night at Area for Sunday evenings has arrived with trappings of the celestial draped around its cheeky neck – Blessed offers a beat-heavy club night on the dance floor mixed with a mellow tea dance environment outside on the decking area, where there are offers of a stylish sophistication for the Vauxhallirati.
ONLY AT ONYX
This week Onyx celebrates two years as London’s biggest Friday night gay dance music party.
ONYX 2ND BIRTHDAY WITH BOY GEORGE
22/07/11: Entering the ‘terrible twos’ in true Onyx style, the club is celebrating its second birthday with not one but two spectacular parties!
08/07/11: Jonny Marsh says a big thank you to all of you!
03/07/11: For many people, Pride night couldn’t just finish when the sun rose over London’s sparkling spires, and so huge after-hours party Beyond saw record queues of insatiable ravers flock to its legendary gates to round the morning off in style.
02/07/11: Bear Necessity was back during London Pride at superclub Area in Vauxhall. Coming over from Amsterdam, it seems they brought with them a little Dutch courage as the London boys were out in full force.
17/06/11: In celebration of the earth’s axial tilt causing the longest day of the year, last Friday Onyx threw a scorchingly hot summer solstice party.