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What’s Hot This Week In Gay London

Winter Pride – kaleidoscopically diverse Scala bash

Winter Pride – kaleidoscopically diverse Scala bash

31/01/20 : The legendary Scala in Kings Cross transformed into a queer mecca on Friday 31st January, playing host to the increasingly popular and...
Two Brewers – Australia Fire Fundraiser

Two Brewers – Australia Fire Fundraiser

26/01/20 : There was a roadblocking crowd at the Two Brewers on Sunday as they kicked off their huge, headline-making fundraiser to help animals...

Gay London Clubs

Berlin Berlin: Substituting heteronormativity for hedonism on Valentine’s

Berlin Berlin: Substituting heteronormativity for hedonism on Valentine’s

15/02/20: Far from the celebration of heteronormativity that consumes most Valentine's events, Berlin Berlin's special party on Saturday was a celebration of hedonism! London's...
BRUT Warehouse Party: The superheat club night ventures north

BRUT Warehouse Party: The superheat club night ventures north

15/02/20 : The Brut boys ventured north to supercool Tottenham last week for a special warehouse party! Think bare concrete, corrugated iron and lots...
Vault 139: Cheeky goings-on just a stone’s throw from Warren Street

Vault 139: Cheeky goings-on just a stone’s throw from Warren Street

15/02/20: Tucked down an unassuming side street, just a stone's throw from the bustling pavements and sushi joints of Warren Street, is the infamous...

GAY LONDON VENUES AND MAPS

Daily Planner

No Sweat

What’s Hot This Week

‘Til 29th February No Sweat Grab a towel and head on into Flex Sauna. In the steamy locker room, you’re sure to bump into Tristan,...

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Pride in London queer art

Submissions open for month-long Pride in London queer art exhibition ‘Fifty-Two’

If you've been to a fair share of exhibitions here in London over the past year, you'll know that queer art is all the...
Kinky Kabaret Freedom Bar

Celebrity-spotting and death-dropping at Freedom Bar’s Kinky Kabaret

A Soho institution. If you're looking to cure those Monday blues with a night out, then Freedom Bar's Kinky Kabaret is a no-brainer. Bringing...
Valentine's Playlist

Valentine’s Playlist courtesy of Wes Baggaley

From ecstatic clubbing sets at Glastonbury’s NYC Downlow, Panorama Bar and Horse Meat Disco to his regular Rinse FM shows, Wigan’s finest and one of...
Frida Kahlo inspired queer comedy night

Frida Kahlo inspired queer comedy night Frida KahLOL (yes, really)

Every now and then you come across an event that just makes you think "Oh, London." Frida KahLOL is one of those events. Taking...
The Vault

London’s longest-running cruise bar, Vault 139

For over a decade, Vault 139 has been a naughty go-to for London's gay, bi and bi-curious men. This basement cruise bar has seen...
Phillip Schofield Gay

Phillip Schofield comes out as gay after 27 years of marriage

British television icon Phillip Schofield bravely announced through a statement on his Instagram Story that he's gay. The news surprised many since he has...

Drag & Cabaret

Ivy Paige

The People Who Shaped Me: Ivy Paige

We all have those special people in our lives who have been there at just the right time to positively impact our journey, almost...
Cocoa Butter Club

Legends supporting legends – The Cocoa Butter Club arrives at The RVT

Celebrated cabaret collective The Cocoa Butter Club to launch dazzling residency at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. There’s nothing quite like an evening basking in the...
Divina De Campo

Drag Race UK’s Divina De Campo on shady edits, getting political and Greggs pasties

After being hit by the reality show tidal-wave that was Drag Race UK, we catch up with one of the show’s best-loved queens. They are...
Barbs

QX meets…BARBS

East London drag star Barbs has many strings to her thong. She can play multiple instruments, she can play songs on loop at DJ...
Val Qaeda Drag Queen

Getting to know the “definitely not halal” queen Val Qaeda

Cabaret correspondent Jason Reid talks to Manchester’s boundary-pushing drag delinquent. Rambunctious Manchester drag artist and Beyoncé devotee Val Qaeda is heading down south for one...
Son of a Tutu

Everybody’s Talking About Son of a Tutu!

We meet the MOVIE star as she prepares for her turn at Halfway to Heaven Not only does she perform at LGBTQ+ venues across the...

Fashion & Grooming

Molly and Tommy Underwear Valentines

Valentine’s Undies 2020

Dive into some Valentine's Undies!  MOLLY & TOMMY "The Molly & Tommy jockstrap is ideal for those that like to feel sexy under their clothes. It...
briefs, boxers and jocks mens underwear briefs, boxers and jocks mens underwear Bang & Strike

Bang & Strike – Meet the ultimate mens underwear brand for briefs, boxers and...

January is the perfect time to liven up your underwear drawer. We're sure last year's set have seen their fair share of wear and...
Genderfluid fashion

The UK’s first genderfluid fashion store is opening in London tonight

Exhausted by post-voting fatigue and anxiety? Tired of fighting with people called things like @GetBrexitDone on social media? Well put your phone down...

Health & Wellbeing

Reece Fitness

Get Fit With Reece Fitness

A lot of us force ourselves that beginning-of-year health kick. When it gets to late-February, you’re bound to have fallen off the band waggon....

Flexing into 2020 with SWEATBOX

Thinking of getting in shape this year? QX recommends Soho gym Sweatbox. Sweatbox is one of London’s most iconic saunas – it’s owned and run...
Public Figures Living with HIV

8 Public Figures Living with HIV – celebrating inspirational folks this World AIDS Day

This World AIDS Day, we round up some inspirational public figures Living with HIV openly and bravely. This year marks the 31st year of the...

LGBTQI & Community

legendary gay club Trade

Legendary gay club Trade is back to celebrate its 30th birthday

"Often copied but never equalled." Starting life back in 1990, the brainchild of clubbing visionary Laurence Malice, Trade was unlike any club night that...
Night Pride is a Protest

Night Pride – Hundreds protest in East London against rise in LGBT+ hate crime

Last Friday, on the 7th February a crew of activists gathered in the basement of Haggerston drag bar The Glory ready to start a...
Kenwood House

Sophie Ellis-Bextor, The Village People and more to play special Pride event at Kenwood...

Gorgeous Hampstead Heath hideaway Kenwood House has been the site of many events in the cultural zeitgeist - it was where Julia Roberts flounced...

Music, Books & Visual Arts

Hannah Jane Lewis Lemonade

“It’s an exciting time for Pop right now” – Hannah Jane Lewis Is A...

The eletro-pop darling talks New York, N SYNC and being naughty. January: grey, dreary and, to some self-flagellating individuals, dry. You’ve spent the month bundled...
Alphabeat interview

Alphabeat interview – “It’s time to make people feel good again”

This europop sensation are back to cure us of our Brexit woes. Following a six-year hiatus, euro-pop royalty Alphabeat are back to save our...
playlist

WEEKEND PLAYLIST – Michelle Manetti

Weekend playlist from super suave DJ Michelle Manetti As well as running her own club night Fèmmme Fraîche (now in it's 4th year), Michelle Manetti recently set...

Parties & People

Pool Party

A gay pool party’s happening in Covent Garden next week

“Jump in boys, the water’s mighty fine!” The sexed-up lads of JamieHP are throwing Pool Party. It might be bitterly cold outside, but it’s sweltering...

#CassandraSays – East London drag creature Cassandra gives us the lowdown on this week’s...

Oh, my! Partying and hedonism are never-ending stories now I’ve taken over Julia’s column and she has inducted me into her Diyonisian underworld! Oh the...
Princess Julia Queer Scene

Princess Julia revisits her decades working the London queer scene

As Julia jumps ship from her weekly column, we catch some parting words from this scene legend. Princess Julia has had more nights out...
East London Queer

#CassandraSays – This Week in Edgy Parties

The doyenne of Dulwich squat parties gives us her inimitable guide to this weekend’s queer alternative goings on. “Got my ass squeezed by sexy...
BRUT gay warehouse party

BRÜT is the gay, sex-positive warehouse party hitting London this week

Muscled up party brand BRÜT are taking Tottenham by storm with some steamy action. London’s favourite stylish monochrome party brand is BACK this month. After...
Valentine’s Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Valentine’s at the Vauxhall Tavern!

One of London’s best-loved queer venues, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, are getting all loved up. Don’t you just love an entire day dedicated to reminding...
Halfway To Heaven

Halfway, Down The Stairs – This week’s antics at the Trafalgar Square drinking den


Thursday is the new Friday at Charing Cross cabaret show-bar Halfway to Heaven, and PRAISE CELINE because central London really needs more LGBTQ+ cabaret...

Queer Politics & History

Queer Rewind – A look back at 2019

Here’s your end-of-year round-up of the past twelve months’ biggest headlines, but gay. It's the QX Queer Rewind. Dinah Washington famously sang what a difference...
Lanah P

Christmas with Lanah P – Feeling Festive and Deconstructing Capitalism

Scene legend Lanah P dishes on charity, consumerism, politics (yikes) and the Yuletide.  Lanah P doesn’t just reflect the spirit of Christmas, she IS the...

Stage, Screen & Exhibitions

Masculinities: Liberation through Photography. Barbican Centre.

Masculinities at the Barbican Centre review – ‘manhood dissected and laid bare’

Masculinities, Barbican Centre review ★★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn A strutting John Wayne once philosophised that “A man’s got to have a code, a creed to...
Coco Peru

QX meets…Coco Peru

We love Coco Peru! She can dig out a cut-price panetonne at Walmart, all while maintaining a flawless, immovable bob! She can negotiate steaming...

Nora: A Doll’s House review – ‘brave reimagining that bites off more than it...

Nora: A Doll's House at Young Vic review ★★★☆☆ by Ifan Llewelyn Perhaps one of the widest-read pieces of theatre ever put to the page,...
The Visit at The National Theatre review

The Visit (or The Old Lady Comes To Call) review – ‘Lesley Manville shines...

The Visit at the National Theatre review ★★★☆☆ by Ifan Llewelyn What would you do for a billion dollars? That is the central dilemma of The...
Time and Tide Park Theatre

Time and Tide at The Park Theatre review – ‘a cosy, kind-hearted portrait of...

Time and Tide at The Park Theatre review ★★★★☆ by Dylan B Jones The newest show to grace the boards at Finsbury Park’s cutely bourgeois...
No Sweat at The Pleasance review

No Sweat at The Pleasance review – ‘Steamy tale of queer homelessness’

No Sweat at The Pleasance review ★★★★☆ by Ifan Llewelyn The gay sauna is a unique social space that has fascinated writers, philosophers and even...
No Sweat

PREVIEW: No Sweat @ The Pleasance Theatre

Gay men are disproportionately affected by homelessness, and many seek refuge in saunas - they're warm, convenient and often cheaper than hostels or hotels.  Directed...
Above The Stag Gay Theatre

Here’s what’s happening at Above The Stag, the UK’s only LGBT+ theatre

When did YOU last go to the theatre? We know sometimes all you want to do, after a hard day’s grind (or a hard...
Body Talk at VAULT Festival review

Body Talk at VAULT Festival review – ‘gay men and their body issues’

Body Talk at VAULT Festival review ★★★☆☆ by Ifan Llewelyn Despite becoming a pressing social issue, the conversation around body image has never landed firmly among gay...

Legendary gay-friendly city Key West launches special commemorative LGBTQ+ video

Key West, Florida, the jewel of the Florida Keys archipelago, is a gay mecca. Its LGBTQ+ roots stretch back almost a century, with an...
Christmas Markets – Where to Visit This Winter

Christmas Markets – Where to Visit This Winter

Advertiser Content; Christmas Markets If you are missing those hot summer nights and see the prospect of winter as something to be endured, then slough...

A big read

Pride 2020

Pride 2020 – after last year’s record-breaking celebrations, has Pride finally peaked?

Last year we celebrated fifty years since the birth of the gay rights movement. Will the 51st be just as special? Pride was MAJOR last...
Survive London

How To Survive London on £50 Per Week

The QX guide to budget London living! Despite how much we all try and budget, all it takes is a few big nights out with...

My Buddy – World War II Laid Bare – (As in NAKED!)

By Uli Lenart   Taschen have just published a gorgeous photobook of naked young allied soldiers from WWII. These photos have been collected over the years by...

Popular Features

Pride in London queer art

Submissions open for month-long Pride in London queer art exhibition ‘Fifty-Two’

If you've been to a fair share of exhibitions here in London over the past year, you'll know that queer art is all the...
Ivy Paige

The People Who Shaped Me: Ivy Paige

We all have those special people in our lives who have been there at just the right time to positively impact our journey, almost...
legendary gay club Trade

Legendary gay club Trade is back to celebrate its 30th birthday

"Often copied but never equalled." Starting life back in 1990, the brainchild of clubbing visionary Laurence Malice, Trade was unlike any club night that...