Victoria Sponge

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Posted on August 17, 2016

BJ’s White Swan 

Stumble on down to Limehouse’s White Swan for some fucking mad cabaret, apart from anything else! It’s the perfect place to head for a crazy Saturday night. GET THE VODDIES IN LADS. Sorry, we went all masc then didn’t we. At least we didn’t say “beer”. Or “football”. This Saturday 20th it’s VICTORIA SPONGE! No, they aren’t just randomly putting out a load of Victoria Sponges for you to eat. It’s a drag queen! Called Victoria Sponge! She’ll be serving a slice of sassy cabaret from 8pm.

556 Commercial Road, Limehouse, E14 7JD


Back Counter

Back Counter is a buzzing, bustling brasserie nestled under an arch in Vauxhall. Their macaroni cheese balls are to DIE for. It’s got a beautiful, urban chic ambience, reminiscent of the dens of debauchery in Hells Kitchen or The Meat Packing District. And their friendly staff weave appealingly through the granite tables with steaming plates of gastronomical gorgeousness. Every week on Friday nights, they’ve got a live DJ set from DJ Chillz, from 8pm. Go and drink in the vibes (and the cocktails!).

50 South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, SW8 1SP


The Light Lounge

Do you like delicious drinks, an ultra-cool atmosphere and sexy, smiling bar staff? WELL. Have we got a treat for you! The Light Lounge is brand spanking new (yes, there are new gay venues opening, it’s not all closure doom and gloom), and it’s above Ku’s flagship venue in Chinatown. They’ve got an unrivalled selection of unique and gorgeous cocktails, as well as the best olives we’ve ever tasted. Head down on Tuesdays, it’s 2-4-1 on selected drinks all night.

1 Newport Place, Soho, WC2H 7JR


The Old Ship

Ye’d best start believin’ gay pubs, Miss Turner…YER IN ONE! Yes, it’s the Old Ship in lovely Limehouse, possibly one of the most notorious gay boozers in the city. They’ve got lovely homey vibes, and a welcoming crowd no matter what day of the week it is. This Saturday 20th, they’ve got Sandra, lovingly known as “the whore of Hampstead”. Make of that what you will. She’s on from 8pm.

17 Barnes Street, E14 7NW


Halfway to Heaven 

Halfway to Heaven is situated behind Trafalgar Square. Trafalgar Square is a popular landmark where lots of things happen. There have been gay prides and protests and flaming Christmas trees and Harry Potter premieres and James Bond scenes and all sorts there. Anyway, what’s even BETTER is the little gay pub behind it. Always full of life, and sequins! On Fridays from 8pm, they’ve got Martha D’Arthur providing weekend-inducing delights!

7 Duncannon Street, WC2N 4JF


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