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Gay London

In a city as big as London, it’s no surprise that the variety of queer venues is almost unparalleled. With so many events and great bars and clubs, queer people from across the country come here to live their best gay lives! Unlike the smaller cities in the UK, London’s gay scene isn’t specific to one area. Soho, Vauxhall, and the East End are the main queer hubs in the city, each with their own vibe, so no matter where you’re staying or what you like, you’re guaranteed to find somewhere to have fun.

London is such a diverse city with gay life found in many different areas, so it is worth working out where the best hotel location is for your trip.  Do you want to be near the nightlife in Soho, towards the East of London where some of the more edgier bars are or maybe in the hip and slightly quieter Bankside area on the river, with good transport connections to most of the city.   Wherever you choose to stay, perhaps treat yourself to a luxury hotel or stay budget and spend what you save on partying! Check out GayMapper recommendations for gay friendly hotel deals in London, England. You're able to support GayMapper by checking out our hotel deals as this helps us to keep the site updated with all this useful information!

Recommended gay friendly hotels in London

GayMapper brings you a curated selection of accommodation in London which are in preferred locations and are welcoming to LGBTQ+ travellers. Grab a great deal on your Gay London hotel stay when you book via GayMapper!


London gay scene

London has a huge variety of gay and gay friendly bars and clubs that cater to a whole range of identities. However, if you don’t want to choose a night out based on your identity, then you can explore based on the vibe of different areas and the crowds they attract. The infamous Soho is known for its restaurants and London’s most popular gay bars, while Vauxhall is known for its parties and the East End attracts a more hipster crowd. There are many legendary bars and clubs across London that you’ll love exploring. 

Tours & experiences in London

Make the most of your travels to London by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of Gay London, and book a tour or experience now.  Our top recommendations are below, view all available activities here.

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