CLUBS & EVENTS
Eagle London: 349 Kennington Lane SE11 5QY. CLOSED FOR PRIVATE FUNCTION.
SofterTouch at Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB, 9pm-2.30am, free entry – Queer performance disruption AFTERTOUCH presents SofterTouch – the sweet and sugary sister to their irregular rowdy rave. Expect US garage, sassy house, latin percussion, femme synth and sticky saliva from DJs Ni-Ku and J. Aria.
THIRSTAY at Klub: 30 Lisle St, WC2H 7BA. 10pm-3am, £3 b4 12am, £5 after. Elle & Nieko kick off the weekend with a sexy mix of pop, house, & RnB
Karaoke at Halfway To Heaven: 7 Duncannon Street, WC2N 4JF. Free entry. Raucous cabaret bar tucked behind Trafalgar Square. TONIGHT: Wail drunkenly through your favourite tunes at karaoke!
Hard-Up Thursdays at Sweatbox: 1-2 Ramilies Street, Soho, W1F 7LN. 24 hours. Under 25s FREE all day, £16 others. Start the weekend early and relieve the pressure with this discounted day for under 25s (ID required) at Soho’s only gay sauna.
BARS & CABARET
Man Up/Boi Box Christmas Special at The Glory: 281 Kingsland Road, E2 8AS. PUB: 5pm onwards, free. SHOW: 8pm, tickets £10. Queer drag king nights Man Up and Boi Box join forces to bring you an all lip-syncing, all beard-wearing butch/femme night of drag king nonsense!
PHAT Club – Slay Bells at Freedom Bar: 60-66 Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TA. 4pm – 3am. A Christmas edition of the mad dragstravaganza, with TAYCE, Honey Foxx and more.
Goosed at Royal Vauxhall Tavern: 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5HY. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm – midnight. Tickets £17/£12.50 early birds. It’s the RVT’s camp old Christmas panto, starring Topsie Redfern and written by Pop Horror’s Paul Joseph.
Cocktails & Dreams at West 5: Pope’s Lane, South Ealing, W5 4NB. Open from 8pm. Drinks and dancing at Ealing’s premier gay establishment!
New Bloomsbury Set: 76 Marchmont Street, WC1N 1AG. 4pm – 11:30pm. Gorgeous cocktail bar with a friendly crowd, plus one of the best happy hours around; every weekday until 10pm: £10 bottle of house wine, 2 cocktails for £10 or double up on house spirits for £1.
The Old Ship: 17 Barnes Street, E14 7NW. Local gay bar in East London’s Limehouse.
Comptons of Soho: 51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 6HN. 12pm-11.30pm. Thursdays at Comptons only mean one thing – Tasty Tim’s takeover! House classics all night from 8:30pm.
Circa: 62 Frith Street, Soho, W1. 4pm-4am. Thursdays are the new Fridays at Soho’s intimate bar/club spot with the most amazing DJ booth in town.
Village: 81 Wardour Street, W1V 3TG, 5pm-2am. Happy hour 5-9pm, followed by DJ Louis Chatten and sexy gogo boys
Halfway To Heaven: 7 Duncannon Street, WC2N 4JF. Midday – midnight. Free entry. Raucous cabaret bar tucked behind Trafalgar Square. TONIGHT: Karaoke from 8pm
The Light Lounge: 1 Newport Place, WC2H 7JR. 5pm-11:30pm. Enjoy the Ku Group’s newest venue; a boutique cocktail bar. 2-4-1 cocktails 5-8pm all week.
Two Brewers: 114 Clapham High Street, SW4 7UJ. Bar open 6pm-2am. FREE b4 10pm, £3 after. Popular South London cabaret/club spot.
Admiral Duncan: 54 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UB. 1pm – 11:30pm. Free entry. Superfun gay boozer on Old Compton Street. TONIGHT: Lady Diamond from 9:30pm.
The Kings Arms 23 Poland Street, W1F 8QJ 12pm-11.30pm – Soho gay pub, always game for a drink and a dance, with drinks promotions.
George and Dragon: 2 Blackheath Hill, SE10. 8pm-2am, free entry. The friendly Greenwich local. TONIGHT: Piano Bar with Tanya Hyde from 9.30pm. £3 club drinks promo from 4pm – 8pm.
Open Mic Evening at BJs White Swan: 556 Commercial Road, E14 7JD. 5pm – 2am. Free entry All singers welcome, with CJ on the piano and host Jackie De Ripper.
Your Dirty Diary – Thursday 14th December
The Underground Club: Pants/Spankz/Come To Daddy at 37 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, N1 9SD. Pants, 12pm-6pm, £5 or £3 b4 2pm, underwear fun. Spankz, 6pm-10pm, £5 b4 7pm & £7 after, CP night for rougher, tougher play. Come To Daddy, 10pm-2am, £6, for bears, daddies, big boys, chubs and chasers.
Vault: Cruise/Stripped at 139b-143 Whitfield Street, W1T 5EN. Cruise, 1-7pm, £9. Followed by Stripped 7pm-1am £9 naked only
Teds Place: TV/TS Party Night at 305a North End Rd, Fulham, W14 9NS. 7pm-midnight, £5. – Night for lovers of trans, drag and gay beauties. Something for everyone!
The Bloc at 65 Goding Street, SE11 5AW, 8pm-2am – Open Monday to Thursday, The Bloc is Vauxhall’s new men-only cruise bar, with two levels of cruise areas, play spaces, and a fully-enclosed smokers’ yard