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Having Fun @ London Gay Guide for gays, lesbians and friends

 © by David Iliff - modified by F. Behr

Kings and Queens of Queer London2 travelogues
The London gay scene has nothing to do with the image that you may have about prudish Victorian England. London is home to the largest gay and lesbian population of any major European city, and the gay community is as diverse as the gays themselves.

Old Compton Street in Soho is undisputedly the ... read more or write a travelogue




Most popular places of gays and lesbians (recommended for the first stay in town)*
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
E15 Club
6 Leytonstone Road
Stratford
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Su: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Chariots Streatham
R/O 292 Streatham High Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Sa, Su: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Pleasuredrome
Arch 124
Alaska Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Chariots Shoreditch
1 Fairchild St.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses


 Name  CityBranch of business
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menPlay Pit
357 Caledonian Road
Mo, Tu, We: closed; Th: 09:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa: 09:00 p.m. - 03:00 a.m.; Su: 03:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m. + 08:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
SweatBox Soho
1-2 Ramillies st.
Ramillies House
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
Saunabar
29 Endell Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Sa, Su: 11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.; Fr: 11:30 a.m. - 02:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars2.5 stars
Chariots Waterloo
101 Lower Marsh
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Chariots Vauxhall
Rail Arches 63-64
Albert Embankment
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Chariots Limehouse
574 Commercial Road
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
The Locker Room Sauna & Steam
8 Cleaver Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Sa, Su: 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars3.5 stars
The Portsea
2 Portsea Place
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Thermal Baths & Public Swimming Pools none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Ironmonger Row Baths
Ironmonger Row
United Kingdom  LondonThermal Baths & Public Swimming Pools
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
New Docklands Steam Club (NOT GAY!)
30A Stephenson Street
Mo: 02:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Tu, We, Th, Fr: 09:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sa, Su: 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/menClonezone - Soho
64 Old Compton Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 11:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/menclonezone Earls Court
266 Old Brompton Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 10:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: lesbians/women Trannies are most welcomeSh!
57 Hoxton Square
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menWhipps Cross (Snaresbrook)
Snaresbrook Rd
London
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menCherry Tree Wood Park
Summerlee Avenue
Brompton Grove
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menThe Mall Pavilions Shopping Centre
High Street
Mo, Tu, We, Fr, Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.; Th: 09:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Su: 11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menGeorge Lane Public Facilities
George Lane
South Woodford
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menSeven Kings Park
Aldborough Road South
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menHorsenden HillUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
Westfield Shopping Centre
Ariel Way
Shepherds Bush/White City
Mo, Tu, We: 10:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.; Th, Fr: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menDebenhams
315 Lavender Hill
Mo, Tu, We, Sa: 09:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Th: 09:30 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.; Fr: 09:30 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.; Su: 11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBroadway Shopping Centre
Hammersmith Rd/Broadway/Talgarth Rd
Toilet
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 08:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBury Lodge Gardens
Bury Street West, Edmonton
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBowling Green
City Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menEastcote Road
Ruislip
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBaker Street Underground
Marylebone Road
Baker Street
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
Herbert Road
Corner Plumstead Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 07:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menKing William Walk
Romney Road/Nelson Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 07:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menJunction 1 Layby A40
A40
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBattersea ParkUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menMitre Close
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 07:00 a.m. - 09:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menParliament Hill
Millfield Lane
Merton Lane, Highgate
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
2.0 stars2.0 stars2.0 stars2.0 stars2.0 stars
Off St Paul's Wood Hill
St Pauls Cray, Orpington
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
Eastbrookend Country Park
The Chase
Rush Green
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menTooting Bec Common
Bedford Hill
Wandsworth
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menArchbishops Park
Lambeth Palace Rd
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menVictoria ParkUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Stanmore Common
Warren Lane, Stanmore
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menStreatham Common North
Leigham Court Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menInner Temple Library
Inner Temple
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 09:00 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.; Fr: 09:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Sa, Su: closed
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menPacket Boat Lane Open Space
Packet Boat Lane/Old Mill Lane
Yiewsley
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menTurnpike Lane Tube Station
Towards Bus Station
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menRomford Market
Mo, Tu, Th, Su: closed; We, Fr: 08:30 a.m. - 04:30 p.m.; Sa: 08:30 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menStratford Bus Station
Great Eastern Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menJohn Lewis
Oxford Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 09:30 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.; Sa: 09:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 06:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menStratford Shopping Centre
The Broadway
Mo, Tu, We, Fr, Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.; Th: 09:00 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Su: 10:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menNorwood Grove - Norwood Grove HallUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menGabriel's Wharf
56 Upper Ground
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menNunhead Cemetery
Linden Grove
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menHaggerston Park
Queensbridge Road/Edith Street
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menAbney Park - Old Cemetery
Stoke Newington High Street
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menRoyal Exchange
Threadneedle Street/Cornhill
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menKennington Park
Kennington Park Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBow Cemetery - Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
Southern Grove
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menOxo Tower
Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House St
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menOld Street Station
Old Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr: 07:30 a.m. - 07:00 p.m.; Sa: 08:00 a.m. - 05:30 p.m.; Su: closed
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menWormwood Scrubs Park
Scrubs Lane
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menCity Thameslink Rail Station
Ludgate Hill
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Moat Mount
A1 Barnet Way By Pass
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Scratchwood Open Space
A1 Barnet Way By Pass
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menSt James' Park
Horse Guards Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars
British Library
Euston Road
Mo, We, Th, Fr: 09:30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.; Tu: 09:30 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.; Sa: 09:30 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.; Su: 11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menTanner Street Park
Tanner Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 08:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menParkland Walk
Between Finsbury Park & Highgate
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBarbican
Silk Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 09:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menLeigham Court Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 07:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menGracefield Gardens
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 07:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menMile End Park
Mile End Road/Burdett Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 09:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menLondon Bridge
Railway Approach
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menHighbury Fields
HighburyHill/Highbury Grove
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menStave Hill Ecological Park
Salter Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menClissold Park
Stoke Newington Church Street/Green Lanes
Toilets
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
Hampstead Heath - West
West Heath Road/North End Way
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menHam Common
Ashburnham Road/Riverside Drive
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menFinsbury Park
Green Lanes
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menDollis Hill Station
Chapter Road
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menClapham Common
The Ave
United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars1.0 stars
Blackheath "Dips"United Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBeaulieu HeightsUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/menBarnes Common Old CemeteryUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Outdoor Cruising none Majority of guests: gays/men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Speakers' CornerUnited Kingdom  LondonOutdoor Cruising
 Clothing Optional Beaches / Nude Beaches none Majority of guests: completely mixed
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Highgate Ponds (Hampstead Heath Ponds)
Millfield Lane
United Kingdom  LondonClothing Optional Beaches / Nude Beaches



The following venues no longer exist
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Saunas & Bathhouses Pictures available for the entry Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men Trannies are most welcome
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Paradise Spa
17 Crouch Hill
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for menFirst Class
180 Royal College St
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
SteamWorks London
309 New Cross Road
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Star Steam
38 Lavender Hill
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars4.0 stars
Chariots Farringdon
57 Cowcross Street
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/men Access: only for men
5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars5.0 stars
Oscars Cine Club
42 Northdown Street
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/men
4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Fantasy Videos
279 City Road
Angel
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Indoor Cruising & Erotic Shops none Majority of guests: gays/menThe Fallen Angel
2 Markhouse Road
United Kingdom  LondonIndoor Cruising & Erotic Shops
 Saunas & Bathhouses none Majority of guests: completely mixed
3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars3.0 stars
Atherton Leisure Centre (Health Suite) Municipal
189 Romford Road
United Kingdom  LondonSaunas & Bathhouses


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