Clubs Banner

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.
 
Ultra Violet

Ultra Violet

31/12/14

 
SHADOW LOUNGE 'MOULIN ROUGE' PARTY

SHADOW LOUNGE ‘MOULIN ROUGE’ PARTY

12/07/13: We knew it was going to be an extra-special night as soon as we saw the familiar entrance to Shadow Lounge transformed into the Moulin Rouge. And hell, it was her party and she’ll can-can if she wants to. 

 
GIGOLO

GIGOLO

06/03/13: We got invited to the London heat of the Hookies Rent Boy Awards and, of course, arrived with bells on (and a little shimmer dust) eager to see what hot hunks were on offer.

 
CARNIVALE

CARNIVALE

21/02/13: With the swag-festooned ceiling resembling the inside of a circus tent, the scene was set at Shadow Lounge last Thursday for Carnivale.

 
DELICE DREAM AUSSIEBUM PARTY

DELICE DREAM AUSSIEBUM PARTY

25/01/13: The gay circuit party scene is now well established in Europe with thousands of us jetting off every year, either to ski or soak up the sun in some of the continent’s hottest destinations.
 
SO DELICEOUS!

SO DELICEOUS!

Since 2002, the Delice team have visited 22 cities throughout Europe and Canada, expanding their brand globally and bringing to thousands of gay clubbers that unique Delice experience! The story continues this weekend as the boys invade The Shadow Lounge for not one, but two parties. Promoter Anthony Areal reveals more to Cliff Joannou about the event, and the upcoming third Delice Dream party week in Spain…

 
GIGOLO - GET ON IT

GIGOLO – GET ON IT

26/09/12: “It’s raining men!” No girl, it’s not - that’s just rain. And although we got caught in the downpour, we were hoping we’d get wet in other ways, and that didn’t include spilling our cocktail down our white top.

 
DELICE DREAM PRE-PARTY

DELICE DREAM PRE-PARTY

22/09/12: Saturday at Shadow Lounge seemed to imbue the sun, electric social atmosphere and sexual intensity of the increasing rites of passage that is the gay spring break.

 
LIFE IN THE SHADOW

LIFE IN THE SHADOW

As Soho’s original gay members club celebrates its 11th birthday this week, staff past and present share their favourite Shadow Lounge moments…

 
HU$TL£RS

HU$TL£RS

21/06/12: Please don’t think us shallow, but when an invitation pops in to our inbox and promises hot semi-clad boys in one of our favourite subterranean venues, then we think it’d be rude not to be at the front of the queue, dollar bills in hand!

 
SCALLAVET MEETS BALEARIC

SCALLAVET MEETS BALEARIC

08/05/12: I think everyone that came down to Shadow Lounge would agree that the ‘Scallavet meets Balearic’ launch party was the perfect way to get us in the seasonal spirit.

 
GIGOLO 1ST BIRTHDAY BASH

GIGOLO 1ST BIRTHDAY BASH

18/04/12: Our much-loved midweek soiree, Gigolo at The Shadow Lounge, threw an extra special bash last Wednesday to celebrate its first birthday.

 
1ST CLASS PORN STAR CLUBBING!

1ST CLASS PORN STAR CLUBBING!

Alan X meets Gigolo pimps/promoters David & LA Hart on the eve of the club’s first birthday…

 
GIGOLO

GIGOLO

25/01/12: Cripes, it didn’t take long for Gigolo to shake Soho up again! After a brief break from the scene, it seems it’s safely, snuggly back on the Soho agenda.

 
GIGOLO

GIGOLO

18/01/12: HOTNESS! Total and utter hotness and a definite OMG moment here, bitches!

 
SHADOW LOUNGE: XXTRA THURSDAY

SHADOW LOUNGE: XXTRA THURSDAY

22/09/11: The Shadow Lounge radiated magnetic power when it opened its doors for XXTRA.

 
THE SHADOW LOUNGE 10TH BIRTHDAY

THE SHADOW LOUNGE 10TH BIRTHDAY

28/07/11: After a brief closure, Soho’s premier, stylish, fashionable and sumptuous Shadow Lounge threw open it’s doors last week to reveal a sparkling new face-lift to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

 
BLACK & WHITE BALL

BLACK & WHITE BALL

24/03/11: Can it really be ten years since Shadow Lounge opened its doors? What’s more worrying is that: (a) we actually remember blagging our ticket to the opening party, for this was long before our days at QX; and (b) we are officially amongst those queens who can say “I was there at the opening party…”

 
SHADOW LOUNGE

SHADOW LOUNGE

23/12/10: The tree’s up, presents wrapped and the turkey is defrosting?! Or not! But anyway, it was Christmas, and it was time to celebrate. And where better than down in Soho as Shadow Lounge thanked their members with a special Christmas Members’ Party.