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.
SOCIETY 1st BIRTHDAY
20/12/12: Thursdays are notoriously difficult in Soho and many club nights have launched and then floundered over the years, but one that is happily sailing the choppy waters of our fickle and beloved scene is Society at Lo-Profile.
PLAY>TIME @ LO-PROFILE
23/11/12: Friday night was back in effect, and the doors to Lo Profile’s below ground playpen swung open to invite in the fun-loving, fit-bodied regulars.
26/10/12: Having started a new winter detox, we thought playtime was over, but boy were we wrong.
WIG PARTY AFTERPARTY
22/10/12: Still sore from Sunday’s session (gym session, that is), we’d obviously not partied hard enough as we stumbled up to Soho from Wig Party at Café de Paris.
07/09/12: Ever the patron saint of decorum, this reviewer was planning a distinctly subdued evening that featured little more than a glass of port and lemon… maybe a rousing game of charades in the solarium.
LA DEMENCE @ CLUB NATION
04/08/12: Belgium may be no match for Team GB at the Olympics, but as one of the most successful names in European clubbing, Brussels superclub, La Demence, has been taking on the world with storming parties drawing hunks from far and wide for circuit-style antics and more.
12/05/12: This Soho institution has had something of a makeover lately, and the nights they’re putting on are packed and banging.
SOCIETY: RAPHAEL’S LEAVING PARTY
Last Thursday at Society, Lo-Profile, was just that – the last Thursday – for Raphael, the club’s much loved General Manager, and team member (and his wife) Viola.
07/04/12: The near-legendary club promoter behind such hallowed names as Factor 25, Action and Juicy, Andrew Harris chose an apt weekend for a comeback, resurrecting his ample talents in collaboration with GaydarRadio’s mighty Clubnation for the launch of Justice last Saturday.
31/03/12: All play and no work for these men! It’s a perfect match for a night of this name in the psychedelic underground lair of Lo-Profile, when Playtime meets the stunningly sizzling guys from Men at Play, with their rippling hard bodies sweating on the podiums like dancing Greek gods mounted on plinths gogo’ing the night away.
PLAYTIME: THE HOOKIES
17/02/12: Stuff the BRITs. Forget the Grammys. The awards ceremony that got Soho talking on Friday was the regional heats of international escort awards, The Hookies.
19/01/12: There was a time when Thursday was a bit of a barren wasteland in London’s clubland, but recently Soho has been transformed by all the fun on offer.
18/11/11: Feeling a little bit frisky last Friday we popped along to Lo-Profile for a little ‘playtime’ and we clearly weren’t the only ones (phase of the moon?) as the gorgeous basement club was packed to the rafters with super hot guys.
SUPER LOVE – LOVE BITES
29/10/11: A terrible troika of super-powered clubbing brands hit the West End as Lovechild took on Lo-Profile and Logan Presents for a Halloween Super Lovers ‘Love Bites’ extravaganza last Saturday.
GAYDARRADIO 10TH BIRTHDAY
19/10/11: Once upon a time in Twickenham there was a house full of gays. And in that house full of gays was a bedroom.
09/10/11: Marking 10 years of GaydarRadio and featuring some of the biggest names in music; those in the know headed to Lo-Profile for the first in a series of 10 intimate ‘Secret Sunday’ acoustic sessions last weekend.
23/09/11: The West End went wild for a pumping porn party as QX checked out the sizzling shenanigans at ‘Playtime’, Lo-Profile’s new weekly night last Friday.
READY TO PLAY?
Ever dreamt about partying in a porn star’s bedroom? If the answer is no, then you may be a lesbian and should see a physician immediately.
18/09/11: Just when we thought all the prides were over, we were hit with a closing celebration that ended it all perfectly.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A SISTER!
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