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London LGBTQ gay clubs are diverse in their offering, from the East London’s on trend and creative queer club hotspots to South London’s hedonist gay clubs. Whatever the focus, LGBTQ clubs are safe spaces for us in an increasingly hostile world. London LGBTQ clubbing can be quite tribal so to help you in your research QX has composed a list of the top LGBTQ gay clubs. Designated LGBTQ+ nightclubs are at the top of the list followed by regular club nights then other irregular party nights and some of the best nights are irregular! Click on the following: club name for club website; postcode for google maps and reviews; social to follow. To find out what’s on tonight then please visit our night by night listings pages. Updated May 2024.

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The best LGBTQ+ gay clubs in London

G-A-Y Heaven, Charring Cross

It’s a camp nightclub attracting a young energetic mixed (hetero friendly) crowd that love a confetti drop. The club has a large stage in front of the main dance floor that plays host to regular RPDR winners and contestants, whatever the night. Heaven is one of the biggest gay clubs in London, and the G-A-Y brand is huge. Sister venues in Soho are G-A-Y where you can get special entry wristbands from, and G-A-Y Late. Saturday nights at G-A-Y Club are mostly dedicated to live performances. Club nights include Thursday amateur strip night Porn Idol, Monday Popcorn, and Friday Camp Attack. Folks come in to town from the surrounding counties for a night out at Heaven. London WC2N 6NG.

Electrowerkz, Angel

This renowned club is a hotspot for London’s alternative nightlife. So, if you’re in streetwear, this isn’t the club for you. Most parties are themed, and you’ll need to wear the look. Gay party Roast, queer techno art rave Riposte, Torture Garden and Riot Party are some of the sex+ queer/queer-friendly club nights at this palace of pleasure. Strict ID policy and last entry is before closing time to check with the venue. London EC1V 1NQ.

Circa Embankment, Embankment

This is a more upmarket 500 capacity gay nightclub with the kind of production values you’d expect from the West End of London. Top DJs play House music. The dance floor and bar are open area while the seating is in plush booths. Saturday’s gay party is Power House with the emphasis on Euphoric House, also with go-go boys. London WC2N 6PA.

Z Club, Camden

A dedicated LGBTQ+ club space attached to Zodiac bar. Z Club has particularly popular nights on Friday and Saturday when, if you’re lucky, you can get free entry. Expect a fabulous show in the upstairs bar before the club opens, where there’s something on most nights of the week (except closed on Mondays). London  NW1 3EE.

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Ku Klub, Soho

Klub is situated in the basement of Ku Bar. The Klub is a dimly lit and intimate space with a small dance floor. Ideal for snuggling up to someone and possibly even a stranger. Some nights are hosted by scene celebs and cabaret performers. Open until 3 am London WC2H 7BA.

Eagle London, Vauxhall

Eagle London has been through quite a few changes over the last few years, which are a great improvement. The venue now attracts a trendy and younger crowd, but gay men are still clearly in the majority. Eagle London has classic club nights, such as Horse Meat Disco, their legendary Sunday party. There are club nights like Duckie, a more alternative Saturday institution with staged entertainment and quirky sounds throughout the month. Then there are regular Pop party nights like 80:20 and Athena and a monthly house night called Handsome. When Eagle London is not putting on a party, it opens its doors more like a sizeable queer bar with membership and discounted drinks prices with a DJ.

FOLD, East London

FOLD describes itself as an artist-led, community-driven nightclub and arts space striving to be a safer space for its predominantly queer following. This club is about music with regular marathon sets from international DJs playing to a 600 capacity dance floor. Cutting-edge underground clubbing make this East London club a hotspot for the discirning queer clubbers and their friends. You must be 21+ to get in.

Dalston Superstore, Shoreditch

Shoreditch chic collides with trashy glam. The polysexual fashionable/arty crowd are a party lovin’ yet laid back bunch, and the venue plays host to a raft of eclectic nights over two floors. With diverse décor, long bar and seating upstairs, plus a queer club space downstairs that plays host to a raft of big name DJs and cutting edge sounds. London E8 2PB.

BGWMC, Bethnal Green

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is a venue that plays host to queer and queer-friendly events. This former Working Men’s Club is a hub of diverse discos and polysexual parties. London E2 6NB.

VFD, Stoke Newington

This queer collective is at the vanguard of the queer revolution. VFD is in an edgy queer arts and entertainment venue in East London. With an arts space and club, VFD is a hub of queer London offering the very best in queer entertainment, music and general mayhem. London N16 7XB.

Two Brewers, Clapham

The Brewers is one of the biggest gay bars in London and has a gay club space in the back. The DJs play pure cheese in this South London gay club. It’s very friendly and also a great place to pick up which is one of the reasons we still go out, isn’t it? Take advantage of the cheap early entry price and watch a drag show while your’e waiting for the club to start up. No visit to gay Clapham is complete with out a trip to The Two Brewers. London SW4 7UJ.

Fire Complex, Vauxhall

Vauxhall’s main dance nightclub where club brand Orange Nation hosts some of the biggest gay club nights in London. Expect pumped muscle and lots of heat! This 2,000 capacity venue boasts LED lit rooms, a garden and a playroom for the raunchier club nights. Expect serious clubbing, House, Pop, late hours and lots of gorgeous people. The Fire Complex also contains nightclubs Protocol and Lightbox. Resident party brands currently under the Orange Nation umbrella include A:M After Hours, Beyond, Madmen and the As One Festival. London SW8 1RT.

Regular LGBTQIA+ Gay Club Nights In London

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ROAST Pride gay party at Electrowerkz

Roast

The number 1 party spot for bears, cubs, chubs and chasers is at Electrowerkz. Plus you’ll find muscle bears, trans men, muscle men and admirers. Get sweaty and get ready to ggrrind! 7 DJs across 5 rooms, with one big darkroom. Sex+ party playing with a Pop Room, Tech Room and House Room. The Dark Room gets exceptionally busy!

Beefmince

Big biceps and hairy chests make for a fuzzy evening of fun – disco for bears. At least twice a month.

BUTCH, Please!

This Dyke club became so popular it had to move from The RVT to Clapham Grand. BUTCH, Please! is a club for queer women celebrating all things butch dyke with various themed parties. Whether you’re lesbian or bisexual, including trans and non-binary, you’ll find a warm welcome. Just don’t bring your cis male friends as this space is reserved.

Horse Meat Disco

Sunday in Vauxhall just isn’t Sunday with out Horse Meat Disco. A fun gay disco at Eagle London for horsing around that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

Trough London

Stylish and sexed up dance party. Puts the ‘wank’ in ‘swanky’. If a hardcore evening of stellar DJ sets and sweaty men writhing on the dance floor is what you’ve been looking for, then look no further. Dancefloors, darkroom, bars and chill out areas. Changing area. Smoking outside area. Recently at Electrowerkz and

Feel It Party

Jodie Harsh and Little Gay Brother present a queer party at Omeara club playing House and Disco all Friday night long and presented by Jodie Harsh and Little Gay Brother. A fresh fantasy for the beautiful and the exotic. Dress to impress! The look is cool and sexy. 

WE Party

This is the sell out circuit party super-brand imported from Spain. For the last few party nights this huge international gay party brand has been hosted at South London club Electric in Brixton. Muscle boys dance the night away in to the wee hours on a packed dance floor to House with go-gos and spectacular themed shows. Dress to impress and book early. WE Party music sets can be found on Soundcloud.

Exilio

Established Latin dance party playing all the favourites with a loyal and friendly crowd.

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Bootylicious

London’s longest-running club night for QTPOC. Playing new and the classic, from RnB Hiphop Dancehall, Afrobeat and Trap to Disco and House. Last Saturday of the month at Club Union. London SE1 7TP United Kingdom.

Duckie

A well established queer performance art club in the form of an afternoon tea party that moved from The RVT across the road to Eagle London. Some incredibly strange and wonderful shows keep the audience entertained – along with an eclectic mix of sounds.

Irregular LGBTQIA+ Gay Club Nights In London

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Hunter Leather Fetish Party

Hunter reinvents and blends the classic and heavy leather fetish club vibe, energy, and style of the Castro and Meatpacking Districts with the vibrant and emerging gay fetish scene in London. An exciting night for the male and male-presenting fetish community. 

R and She

Queer dance club dedicated to the queens of HIP-HOP and R&B. Super friendly. Run by promoters and DJs Neil Prince, QBoy & David Oh.

The Connection Party

Irregular black queer centred party where the LGBTQI+ members of POC & Allie’s can collectively celebrate their cultural music, dance and fashion, in a safe, diverse and inclusive space. Social IG media here.

Urban World

Bi-monthly party at the Scala. Celebrating diversity, unity and good vibes. DJs, MCS and hosts. Playing urban, desi and house. #qtipoc.

OUTHAUS

Queer cabaret dance party presents a spectacular event at a stunning venue.

Queer

An LGBTQ live music event and club night that platforms DIY queer musicians. IG 

Unicorn

London’s homo-euphoric dance party. Music: Trance and Euphoria. Dancefloor often with darkroom/play area, and outdoor area. London United Kingdom.

MIMI’S

London’s premier Queer drag-circus-clubnight. Expect sparks and all things circus-like.

Queer Bruk

Celebrating queer culture to afrobeats, dancehall and reggae.

Riposte

A queer art rave with multiple techno DJs and performers, visual artists and stalls. Including fetish sex performances. A hugely popular rave night that is sex+.

Hungama

Hungama is the night for queer Asian people and their pals. The vibe is eclectic, the music is Bollywood smashed together with techno, the hosts are always insane, and the crowd will be gorgeous. It’s an all-round multicultural partygasm!

One More Time

A party night not to be taken too seriously as the focus is on having a lot of fun. From A lister to B lister to flopster, expect all the pop and dance hits, and not so hits of a particular year 2000+

Club Kali

Queer House Party

Little Gay Brother

Body Movements

The queer dance festival that takes over the East End. London

Read more: The Guardian: Queer today, gone tomorrow: the fight to save LGBT nightlife

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