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The Best Gay Clubs in London

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The Best Gay Clubs in London

London, affectionately known as GAY London, is celebrated for its lively and diverse gay scene. With an impressive selection of gay clubs in London, the city offers a perfect spot for everyone, making it a dynamic hub for the LGBTQ+ community.

Calling Berlin our home, we are a bit spoiled for choice and find that there is no place in the world quite as liberal as Berlin clubs and Berlin parties, which led to our initial disappointment when traversing the London gay nightlife scene while living there, but slowly we have started to find there can be a similar, if not superior, scene for gay clubbing in London.

Spoiler alert: Although we also love the Soho scene, none of these places are in Soho or on Old Compton Street 🙉 (we still love you Ku bar). While Soho is arguably the center of gay life in London, we find it to be ridiculously overrun by tourists and pretentiousness. While Soho is nice for a drink, the parties below are where the true Londoners would go when they really want to let loose. You also won't find G-A-Y or Heaven here, as we are no longer that young crowd any more 🤣.

So, let's explore the gay nightlife that London has to offer! To see more about the specific clubs and bars, check out our Gay Guide to London.


  1. Adonis
  2. Feel It
  3. Horse Meat Disco
  4. Roast
  5. Dalston Superstore
  6. Chapter 10
  7. Recon
  8. Queer Bruk
  9. Other Gay Parties and Clubs in London

Adonis

Adonis, pioneers of the gay party scene, hosts daytime raves and after-dark parties at 60 Dock Road, a new warehouse space in the Docklands. Attendees are treated to the freshest techno, acid, and house beats at these gay London events.

They offer, typically, monthly gay events in London at their East London venue, but these can increase month to month. The crowd is very mixed, as it caters to the entirety of London's LGBTQ community.

This is definitely one of our favorite club nights as it mimics an industrial Berlin party that we love. Furthermore, there is even a dark room, a rarity in slightly more conservative gay London, delivering the vibe of a sex club London has yet to discover about itself.

Instagram: @adonis.adonis.adonis

Dramatic evening sky over the Docklands with industrial cranes, viewed from Adonis club, a top gay nightlife destination in London.

Sexy views from the Docklands, the very East End of London

Two joyful men taking a selfie with the sun setting at Adonis, one of the best gay clubs in London.

Sexy views from the Docklands 😉

Silhouettes of people dancing under red lights at Adonis club, creating an energetic atmosphere at one of London's best gay clubs.

The deep insides of Adonis


Feel It

Feel It, the quintessential London gay club experience, is a self-proclaimed 'queer super-party' that takes place every Friday at the renowned central London Bridge venue, Omeara. The club draws in a varied crowd, from those who revel in extravagant attire to those who embrace a more liberated dress code as the evening unfolds.

The sounds of house music resonate through the main room, while disco and pop anthems animate the other spaces, creating an electrifying atmosphere for gay London nightlife. This event is masterfully orchestrated by London club icon Jodie Harsh and the Little Gay Brother collective, who are at the forefront of gay London clubbing.

Just take note that drinks are mediocre and expensive! Being generous, I thought I would buy drinks for myself and six other friends and the bill came to £100 🥲! I mean, it is London, but for a plastic cup filled with ice and very hastily made cocktails, that is a bit of a scam. Either way, we still had a good time.

Instagram: @feelitparty


Horse Meat Disco

Since 2003, Horse Meat Disco has been an integral part of the gay club Vauxhall scene, taking over Vauxhall's Eagle London every Sunday night with a vivacious crowd. The music selection, ranging from disco to soul and house, is impeccably delivered by DJs James Hillard and Jim Stanton, making it a staple in the gay London nightlife.

We have the equivalent in Berlin and many other cities, and it is always overflowing with friendly, infectious disco vibes, much like the gay London scene!

Instagram: @horse___meat___disco


Roast

Roast, known as 'London's beefiest club night,' is the proud successor to the beloved pre-pandemic bear night XXL. This men-only event, held fortnightly (every other Saturday night) at Angel's Electrowerkz, is a beacon among London gay bars, fostering an inclusive environment where attendees can express themselves without restraint in the heart of gay London.

Electrowerkz is a maze and within one of the three dance floors, you will find something that you like. At peak, the dark room is literally filled to the brim with people, and while it was made iconic for its bear culture, it is filled with all types of sexy boys, contributing to the diverse gay London scene 😈.

Instagram: @roast.london.roast

A festive group photo of six smiling men in holiday attire at ROAST, a popular gay party spot in London.

A very merry ROAST Christmas


Dalston Superstore

Dalston Superstore is a vibrant and eclectic venue located in the heart of Dalston, a neighborhood in East London. Known for its inclusive and diverse atmosphere, at the forefront of progress for London's LGBTQ scene, it serves as a multifaceted space offering a café, bar, nightclub, and art venue all rolled into one. During the day, it operates as a café and bar on the ground floor, providing a casual environment for meals, coffee, and drinks. As the evening progresses, it transforms into a lively nightclub, hosting a variety of events, DJ nights, and parties that cater to a wide spectrum of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies, solidifying its place in the LGBT London and gay London cultural landscape. The venue is also recognized for its support for the arts, showcasing works from local artists and providing a platform for creative expression.

This place is a vibrant hub in queer London, eclectic to say the least. They host a variety of nights catering to the entire LGBTQ+ spectrum, ensuring there's something for everyone. If you're on the hunt for an easy-going yet fun experience where socializing and meeting new people is guaranteed, look no further.

We definitely recommend the Ridley Road Market Bar for some pre-drinks, to give you a full glimpse of this fascinating area of London.

Instagram: @dsuperstore

Blurred movement of two men enjoying their night at Dalston Superstore, a vibrant gay club in London known for its inclusive vibe.

That blurry moment sometime between 12 and 1 am at the Dalston Superstore


Chapter 10

For nearly a decade, Chapter 10 has been at the forefront of gay London nightlife, becoming a byword for the most avant-garde 'gay raves' in the city. It has transformed East London's venues into a sanctuary for queer dance aficionados, with a warehouse party vibe pulsating to the rhythms of techno and progressive house music.

It is wildly alternative, and the people are outrageously friendly, embodying the kind of vibe you'd expect at any premier gay London queer party.

Instagram: @chapter10.rave


Recon

If you are lucky to be in London the very end of December before the new year, you have to check out the filthiest (in the best of ways) of parties that London has to offer, Recon. Whatever your fetish (even if you didn't know you had one), you can find it at Recon.

We happened to be in London this December for this, and I don't even think I have found a club in Berlin that can come even close to the sexual liberation one can experience here (not even LAB).

Come with an open mind and be ready to burn a lot of calories.

Website: Recon


Queer Bruk

Since 2018, Queer Bruk has become a pillar of the gay London scene and LGBTQ+ events, known as 'London's duttiest Black Queer night.' It's a warm and welcoming safe space for LGBTQ+ people of color, offering an electrifying mix of Afrobeats, dancehall, soca, disco, and house music.

Instagram: @queerbruk


Other Gay Parties and Clubs in London

Other parties and venues in London to look out for:


Note: Before heading out to immerse yourself in the vibrant gay London scene, it's wise to verify the latest updates by checking the social media pages or website of the gay bar or party near you, as event details can change.

Remember, love is love, and everyone is welcome in these spaces. Let's respect each other's identities and have a great time! 🏳️‍🌈

Disclaimer: The information in this article is a snapshot of the dynamic gay London scene and is subject to change. Always check the official websites or social media pages of the venues for the most up-to-date information.

Check out TimeOut London for even more.

Two happy men taking a selfie with a smoky, backlit ambiance at Adonis, renowned as one of the best gay clubs in London.

Mid New Year Day Adonis


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