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Gay South London – Head south to Vauxhall, where the once industrial area has transformed into London’s hub of activity – day and nighttime. Late-night after-hours gay clubs meet legendary establishments to create a vibrant scene. Plus, just a few tube stops away from Vauxhall is Clapham. Clapham is a popular south London destination/mini gay village in its own right.

Updated October 2023: Chariots in Vauxhall, The Gateaux and Above The Stag are closed. 

Find South London’s LGBTQ+ venues. Click on the LGBTQ+ venue link to learn more about the venue, or go to our listings page to find out what’s on for the week ahead. 

Gay South London Bars

The Bridge

8 Voltaire Road, London SW4 6DH

The Bridge is the newest swanky bar to swoop into Clapham that offers a beautiful ambience in which to share a drink with a date or sexy beats by big-name DJs!

George & Dragon 

Blackheath Hill, Greenwich, London SE10 8DE

Gay South London: George & Dragon

Outrageous cabaret pub and community-favoured drinking hole nestled near historic Greenwich. Perfect for a post-work work pint or a messy drag-fueled Saturday night.

What’s on at The George and Dragon?

Two Brewers

114 Clapham High Street, London, SW4 7UJ

Two Brewers Gay South London Bar
Gay South London: The Two Brewers, Clapham.

The long-running, legendary cabaret venue in Clapham has played host to scores of talented acts and big names over the years – and still does. Also, there’s a good dose of camp clubbing and excellent value bar goodness with scores of fun and friendly local lovelies. Be wowed by drag deliciousness and then dance ‘til the early hours in the club at the back. The Two Brewers is one of South London’s finest.

What’s on at The Two Brewers?

The Cock Tavern

340 Kennington Road, London SE11 4LD 

First established as the Cock Tavern, this Georgian-era pub was transformed into a tiki bar in 2003 and known as the London South Pacific bar until it was taken over in 2018. It’s the best with a warm welcome and excellent service, serving cocktails and drag buffoonery. 

Gay South London Clubs

Eagle London

349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5QY

Gay South London: The Eagle

Eagle London is Vauxhall’s extremely sociable venue. With a mix of nights and hot club nights, it’s the ultimate melting pot of blokes, beats and good times. Sundays feature the monumental Horse Meat Disco, which has brought disco up to date with a massive nod to past legends.

What’s on at The Eagle London?

Fire

40 Parry Street, London SW8 1RT 

Gay guide to London
Gay Guide To London – South: Fire

If you don’t know Fire, you don’t know clubbing. It’s synonymous in the brain of many a homosexual Londoner with hardcore good times. Featuring multiple rooms of turbo-boosted dancefloor action, there’s a whole roster of top club nights to get you going!

What’s on at Fire London?

Lightbox

6a South Lambeth Place, London SW8 1SP

One of Super Club Fire’s annexes, the Lightbox venue offers sexy late-night clubbing, brilliant DJs, and a hot, mostly topless muscle crowd.

Protocol

6 South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London SW8 1QX

One of the Orange group’s nightclubs – you know what to expect: hot boys, pumping beats and DJs lifting you higher.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, London SE11 5HY 

Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Royal Vauxhall Tavern

The fabulous and eclectic RVT packs them in every day of the week with their variety of club nights, cabaret, theatre, comedy, live music, discussions and much more. Plus, there’s a rotating schedule of nights featuring an array of star names, fresh talent and an attitude-free, friendly crowd of up-for-it funsters from all over the gay community.

What’s on at The RVT?

Club Union

66 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP

screw
Screw at Union

Booze, choons, and cruise are the order of the day at this venue, with various naughty nights.

What’s on at Club Union?

Gay South London Saunas

Locker Room

8 Cleaver Street, London SE11 4DP

Open 24 hours at the weekend, this scorching sauna situated on the Vauxhall borders has a sauna, steam room, 30-man cinema and mirrored rooms!

Gay South London Shops

Fetish Freak

76 Bolton Crescent, Oval, London SE5 0SE

The Fetish Freak store is independent, bringing you an extensive range of fetish gear. They stock all the essentials, such as aromas, condoms and lubes, but made-to-measure items are their speciality, offering you a choice of hides and different grades of rubber. So please don’t be shy to ask for them!

Esmale

23 Zennor Road, London SW12 0PS

The Esmale store is online only, but customers can collect their orders from their premises. You can find their store here, and they offer a massive range of gay sex toys, lubes, sex essentials, underwear and fetish Gear. Everything you need for some adult play and good times. Great prices and plenty of promotions.

What’s on this week