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All dolled up and no idea where to go? No need to worry, the ground crew at TheUKGayGuide have trawled the country to bring you the best selection of bars, clubs and venues in the UK. Not all of these listings are gay. We have included other non-gay venues because in the fast paced UK nighlife scene things are constantly changing. We are here to tell you the hottest places in the UK to go out, let your hair down and party the night away!

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London Bars & Clubs.

The London scene can really be really looked at as 3 distinct areas.

The traditional gay area of Soho, which centres around the famous Old Compton street, is still the main hub of gay bars in London. Soho is world famous for it's bars and cafe culture, with some cool shopping thrown in too.

10 years ago more and more clubs were opened up south of the river in Vauxhall, which can be dubbed as the second 'Gay Village' of London. This is where the party set, club kids, bears, muscle guys and just about anyone else come to let the weekend get wild. And Vauxhall does just that. Home to some of the most legendary nights and superclubs in London, Vauxhall will guarantee you a night you won't forget. Clubs such as Fire, Area, and the Colesseum host some of the most talked about club nights in London. Parties regularly go on all weekend, and the scene here just never stops. Whether you're in the capital for a weekend, or a year, you will be drawn to here, and we did warn you, you will be back again and again.

London's East End is where the new gay, mixed and coolest set in London now hang out. The scene here is very different and there is an eclectic mix of some of the coolest bars, pubs and venues in London.


G-A-Y Bar
30 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1

A london gay institution, this is one of londons top gay bars  and is always packed, seven days a week. Cheap drink promotions and a friendly crowd make this one of the most popular places on the scene in London

Friendly Society
Basement of 79 Wardour Street, Soho, W1

Funky interior, friendly staff and a chic and sexy clientele, this bar should not be missed. The owner also owns one of the coolest pubs in east London and her sense of style here is evident in this Soho gem. Live DJ, and cool sofa arrangements make this bar the ideal place for a date, or to begin your weekend.

Village Soho
81 Wardour Streetm Soho, W1D 6QD

Any visit to Soho would not be complete without coming to the Village. Another busy bar on the scene, across 3 levels and with great music, good cocktails and friendly atmosphere.

53-55 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1

One of the busiest pubs in Soho, Comptons attracts a 30's and upwards crowd and it does it very well. Drinks promos and the friendly atmosphere ensure a you will have a good night here. So busy that customers will often be out in the street.

Freedom Bar
66, Wardour Street, Soho, W1F 0TA
Opening times: Mon-Thurs 5pm-3am, Fri & Sat 2pm-3am, Sun 2pm-11.30pm

Set just off the famous Old Compton Street Freedom bar oozes chic and is the ideal place to unwind after work, or to begin your weekend with a touch of class. The stylish interior and the awesome cocktails here will have you coming back again and again. Owned by the creators of famous 'Shadow Lounge', Freedom bar is one of the first 'Metro Sexual' venues in Soho and caters for  all pursuasions.

G-A-Y Late
5, Goslett Yard, London, WC2H 0EQ
Mon-Sun 11pm-3am

The theme continutes from their first bar on Old Compton Street, G-A-Y Late is where the party continues long after the doors shut at G-A-Y Bar. Cheap drinks, pop music, video screens and a young crowd ensure this place is packed 7 nights a week. There is normally a queue so get there early. G-A-Y Late is oficially a members bar, and Sundays is members only. Membership is available during the week so enquire at the venue.

Shadow Lounge
5, Brewer Street, W1F 0RF

The most exclusive gay members club in London, Shadow Lounge is where the capitals elite hang out. Unparalleled luxury and style, the decor here is super sexy and private booths with table table waiters make Shadow Lounge the most exclusive destination on the scene.


Fire Club
38-42 Parry Street, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1RT
Thurs midnight-10am (Gravity), Friday 11pm-11am (AM), Saturday 11pm-8am (Juicy/Horizon/Space), Sunday 12pm-6pm (Later) 11pm-9am (Orange)
Entry Prices vary depending on night. Pick up a flyer for cheapest entry!

Vauxhall's gay Superclub,  Fire hosts some of the most popular nights in London. The crowd here is always up for it and it's always busy. Fire is home to some of the most popular DJ's in the UK and the music speaks for itself. This is electro house at it's best. 

67-68 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1


Another Superclub on the Vauxhall Circut, Area is set within 2 railway arches and also incudes the popular Embankment Bar. Gym Bunnies, Disco Divas, Hot latino lads flock here for the uplifting and funky electro house, eclectic beats and also the ledendary club night 'Beyond'!

Eagle London
349, Kennington Lane, Vauxhall, SE11 5QY
Mon-Thurs 9pm-2am, Fri 9pm-3am, Sat 9pm-4am, Sun 9pm-3am
Entry prices vary so check website for prices

Celebrating 5 years on the Vauxhall gay scene, Eagle has a huge following of loyal fans. Nights range from fetish and cruisy to the hugely popular sunday night stallion Horse Meat Disco. Eagle promises a alternative night from the vauxhall superclubs. Think bears, muscle guys, drag queens, hairy hunks, club kids and trannies and you get the picture.  The crowd is super friendly, plus there is a really cool beer garden and pool table indoors too. Eagle has different themed nights on rotation, so some point during the week, you  will want to be coming here.

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