Gay and Lesbian Bars in London

There's a huge choice of gay and lesbian bars in London, from relaxed drinking spots to lively DJ bars. 

Many of London's gay bars are clustered around Soho, the traditional centre of London's gay scene. You can also read our introduction to LGBT London

  • Central Station

    Gay Bar

    37 Wharfdale Road, St Pancras, N1 9SD [map]

    This bright and buzzy gay-friendly restaurant in King's Cross is loved by locals for its down-to-earth atmosphere, chilled ambience and brilliant British menu. Suitable for business dining, dates and…

  • The Black Cap

    Gay Bar

    171 Camden High St, Regent's Park, NW1 7JY [map]

    Gay pub The Black Cap in Camden offers a packed schedule of entertainment, ranging from drag acts to DJs, karaoke and open stage nights.

  • G A Y Bar

    Gay Bar

    Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UR [map]

    An offshoot of the famous G-A-Y club night at Heaven, G-A-Y Bar is the perfect place to start your evening.

  • Ku Bar

    Gay Bar

    30 Lisle Street, Chinatown Soho, WC2H 7BA [map]

    Ku Bar is one of the largest gay bars in London and only a short distance from Leicester Square.

  • Ku Bar

    Gay Bar

    25 Frith Street, London Chinatown, W1D 5LB [map]

    Ku Bar is a great pre-club bar to kick start your night out!

  • Manbar

    Gay Bar

    79 Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square, WC2H 0NE [map]

    Manbar is a gay bar playing mainstream, commercial dance with London's best DJs doing residencies. Artworks by renowned artist Mikesbliss adorn the walls of the three-floor venue, and there's a free cloakroom and wifi.

  • Royal Vauxhall Tavern

    Gay Bar

    372 Kennington Lane, London, SE11 5HY [map]

    Renowned for its entertainment, from bingo to cabaret, the Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been pulling in the crowds for decades.

  • Barcode Vauxhall

    Gay Bar

    Arch 69, Goding Street, SE11 5AW [map]

  • The Admiral Duncan

    Gay Bar

    54 Old Compton Street, Soho, W1D 4UD [map]

    Admiral Duncan is a gay pub situated in the heart of Soho. They have a juke box that plays 80's and 90's music and gets very busy on a Saturday night. There is no seating so it's very friendly and a…

  • Bar Titania

    Gay Bar

    75 Charing Cross Road, Leicester Square, WC2H 0NE [map]

    This Soho venue for women and their guests hosts a great range of events every week.

  • Blush

    Gay Bar

    8 Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington, N16 6BD [map]

    Situated around the corner from Stoke Newington BR station, Blush is a lesbian cafe bar consisting of two floors and a beautiful beer garden. It is a relaxed and friendly bar with live music.

  • Comptons of Soho

    Gay Bar

    51-53 Old Compton St, Soho, W1D 6HN [map]

  • Dalston Superstore

    Gay Bar

    117 Kingsland Road, E8 2PB [map]

  • The Duke of Wellington

    Gay Bar

    77 Wardour Steet, St James, W1D 6QA [map]

    For a more laidback option, enjoy a pint at the Duke of Wellington, a traditional London pub that attracts a slightly older (30 plus) gay crowd.

  • The Edge

    Gay Bar

    11 Soho Square, W1D 3QE [map]

    Friendly Soho bar The Edge has three floors of music, so you can move up or downstairs depending on your mood.

  • The Escape

    Gay Bar

    10A Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 0SU [map]

    The Escape is a popular dance venue with a young, energetic crowd of mainly gay men. They serve a variety of beers, wines and spirits and also have a video bar.

  • Freedom

    Gay Bar

    National House, 60-66 Wardour Street, St James, W1F 0TA [map]

    Described as the epicentre of London's gay social scene, Freedom not only plays host to a variety of art exhibitions, film premieres and after show parties, but also provides two bars: the ground…

  • The Friendly Society

    Gay Bar

    79 Wardour Street, Soho, W1D 6QG [map]

  • G-A-Y Late

    Gay Bar

    5 Goslett Yard, Leicester Square, WC2H 0ER [map]

    G-A-Y Late is a gay night club in the heart of Soho.

  • George & Dragon

    Gay Bar

    2-4 Hackney Road, London, E2 7NS [map]

    Head to Shoreditch and join the trendy, mixed crowd at the George & Dragon.