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Bars @ 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.

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Most popular places of gays and lesbians (recommended for the first stay in town)*
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenBlush
8 Cazenove Road
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menCentral Station King's Cross
37 Wharfdale Road
Mo, Tu, We, Su: 12:00 p.m. - 01:00 a.m.; Th: 12:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa: 12:00 p.m. - 04:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeRupert Street Bar
50 Rupert Street
Mo, Tu, We: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Th: 12:00 p.m. - 11:15 p.m.; Fr, Sa: 12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedKu-Bar (KU Bar)
30 Lisle Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Su: 12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Fr, Sa: 12:00 p.m. - 03:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedThe G-A-Y Bar
30 Old Compton Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/women Access: only for womenG Spot Girl Bar
10 Adelaide St.
United Kingdom  LondonBars


 Name  CityBranch of business
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/women Access: only for womenThe Candy Bar Soho
4 Carlisle Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedRetro Bar
2, George Court
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menKazbar
50 Clapham High Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menThe Green Islington
74 Upper Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th: 05:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.; Fr, Sa: 12:00 p.m. - 02:00 a.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menThe Yard Bar
57 Rupert Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 05:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Su: 05:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixed Trannies are most welcomeTWO8Six - 286
286 Lewisham High Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedThe Edge
11 Soho Square
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 11:30 a.m. - 01:00 a.m.; Su: 11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedThe Box Cafe Bar
32-34 Monmouth St
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedThe Plough
27 Museum Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)KCLSU Guy's Bar
St. Thomas Street
Boland House
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Chapel Bar
29 Penton St
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedTrash Palace
58 Old Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedFreedom Bar
66 Wardour Street
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa: 11:00 a.m. - 03:00 a.m.; Su: 12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)The Blue Posts
81 Newman Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Charlie's Bar E1
124 Globe Road
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa, Su: 05:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
United Kingdom  LondonBars




The following venues no longer exist
 Name  CityBranch of business
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenY BAR
142 Essex Road
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenGlass Bar
190 Euston Road
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenThe Chocolate Lounge
146-148 Newington Butts
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: lesbians/womenVespa Lounge
15 St. Giles High Street
Centre Point House
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedCosmopolitan Lounge (Cosmo Lounge)
43 Essex Rd
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays/menJonathan's
16 Irving Street
(1st Floor)
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedPendulum
56-57 Frith Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedFusion
45 Essex Road
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: gays and lesbians mixedJacomos
86-89 Cowcross Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: completely mixedApothecary Bar
3 Vale Royal
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)Coco Latté SW5
180-184 Earls Court Road
United Kingdom  LondonBars
 Bars none Majority of guests: straights (women and men)LSE Underground
Houghton Street
United Kingdom  LondonBars


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