The Glory

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Posted on February 10, 2016

The Glory

Hits, tits, lips! Guess what’s back at The Glory…LIPSYNC1000! Enter, in drag, of any sort, and lipsync to a song or mix, for your chance to win £1000, and/or stumble around with John Sizzle and co. at Glastonbury! It gained notoriety last year when it exploded onto the scene. It was wild! One week, a drag queen called Helen Earth pretended to piss into a pint glass to Perfume by Britney, whilst food columnist Grace Dent sat in the wings, thoughtfully munching an ice cube. You couldn’t make it up. This year, Panti Bliss is judging the final. Time to stock up on emerald sequins!

281 Kingsland Road, Haggerston, E2 8AS


Old Ship

It’s the gorgeous Old Ship in London’s historic Limehouse! A favoured watering hole of famous clientele like Ian McKellan (pictured), they’ve long been a notorious and well-established aspect of the East London scene. Their friendly, rough and ready atmosphere makes the perfect backdrop for a chilled post-work pint or a raucous Saturday night. Or Sunday night! This Sunday they’ve got a perniciously pretty performance from Misty Lee! She’s a right one.

17 Barnes Street, Limehouse, E14 7NW


City of Quebec

Nestled down a side street in stylish shopping quarter Marble Arch, is the freshly revamped gay boozer City of Quebec! Go a spot of shopping at Selfridges, slink down Bond Street, pop into Calvin Klein for some pants, then head to The Quebec for a nice glass of pinot! Ladies of leisure! And now, their basement opens every weekend til’ late for Disco Beats! Wall-to-wall 70’s hits until the wee hours! They do a spot of cabaret on Sundays. This week it’s Cosmic and Diane Horan-Hill!

12 Old Quebec Street, Marble Arch, W1H 7AF 


Bridge Bar

Saunter down Clapham High Street, preferably hand-in-hand with a burly sandy-haired Australian named Brett, and then settle in for a cocktail at the fashionably gay district’s most fashionable gay bar! They’ve got a great ambience, comfy sofas, and bare brick! We can never say no to a bit of bare brick. That’s bare BRICK. Naughty.

8 Voltaire Road, Clapham, SW4 6DH


The Queen Adelaide

It’s the newest jewel in East London’s organically sourced, fashionably askew crown…The Queen Adelaide! She’s the George & Dragon’s grungy, illegitimate daughter. The inside is gorgeous, all stressed leather and trendy shabby-chic vibes. They’re still getting on their feet, and it’s all charmingly slapdash, plastic bottles of coke poured by cute bar staff and stuff! Go check it out, it’s gorgey! Gorgey pics!

483 Hackney Road, Hackney, E2 9ED


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