Gay bars in London

Discover the best gay-friendly bars and pubs in London

London's gay scene is bigger and more diverse than anywhere in the world. Here's a comprehensive list of the capital's gay and gay-friendly bars and pubs, including those predominantly for lesbians.

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Gay bars in west London

  • The Queen's Head

    25 Tryon St, SW3 3LG

    This traditional boozer is refreshingly down to earth: steps away from the upmarket King’s Road, but miles away in spirit. It’s frequented by an older crowd, some of whom have been...
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  • The Richmond Arms

    20 The Square, Surrey, TW9 1DZ

    A friendly local pub, popular with a wide constituency, from students to theatrical types, with the odd straight thrown in. Theme nights range from karaoke to cabaret. There are picnic...
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  • The Stag

    16 Bressenden Place, SW1E 5DD

    Down a backstreet near Victoria, the Stag is popular with gay civil servants, whose offices are nearby. So there are always a few men in suits. The atmosphere is a curious mix of...
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  • Ted's Place

    305a North End Road, W14 9NS

    Descending the stairs into this cavernous basement bar is like stepping back in time – you half expect to see Quentin Crisp sitting in the corner. Most nights are given over to good...
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  • West 5

    Popes Lane, W5 4NB

    Way out in west London, this venue is a large mixed gay pub/club with a piano bar and a comfortably suburban feel – think Two Brewers but transported to a more leafy setting...
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