Where To Meet Gay Men in London
The gay scene in London has been out, loud and proud for a while now. Since it
became acceptable for guys to kiss guys, and for gay couples to hold hands in
public, London has provided its gay community with a boatload of gay friendly
bars, restaurants, clubs, and club nights. Obviously Soho comes top of the list
for gay bars in London but look a little further and you’ll find plenty of
options for gay friendly nights out outside of the centre.
Best Soho Dating Spots
Whatever your tastes are, there’s definitely a place in London where you and your
date can go out and have a smashing time together. If drinking shots, cheap wine
and dancing with topless hunks is your thing, check out The Village. At The
Village, dress code is anything-goes and 7pm til 9pm is ‘silly hour’ when you
can grab a bottle of wine for well under a tenner.
If something a bit more refined id to your taste, The Green Carnation is the
perfect antidote to the hype of other gay dating spots in the area. Climb the
narrow stairs and chill out in one of the huge plush sofas. No one will bat an
eyelid at your antics here; the drinks menu is pretty extensive too.
East End Haunts for hot, trendy guys
It’s pretty well known that the hipsters in East London are an accepting lot.
Even the strait guys go out wearing pink legging and glittery tops here so you’d
better push the boat out a bit if you want to stand out from the crowd. For late
night debauchery, cheap drinks, and the hippest gay crowd in all of the UK, head
to The Joiners Arms on Hackney Road.
If embracing a very camp night is on the agenda for you and your date, Bethnal
Green Working Men’s Club is the only place in the east for you. This place has
drag acts, cabaret, burlesque nights and much more. Try the twice monthly club
night Sink the Pink where you can dolled up at the aptly names Glitter my
Go West for posh men
The west end is usually a little more refined than Soho and Hackney so it’s
probably best to leave your PVC hot pants at home. If you and your gay date are
planning a night out west though, what better than a night at a musical? Wizard
of Oz, anyone? For post theatre drinks, or a pre theatre game of bingo, checkout
The Vauxhall Tavern, which is a well-known gay friendly pub, just south of the
Up North for gentlemen
If you want to go incognito and blend into the crowd, it can’t get much easier
than in Camden. Head off to The Black Cat, a nifty little place that has been
frequented by gay gentleman since the beginning of last century. If up market
Islington appeals to you more, The Green; its famous for having very hot barmen
too who like to chat to new guys in town.