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The Glory

Nightlife Haggerston
5 out of 5 stars
(4user reviews)
The Glory
Al de Perez

A new bar and venue co-opened by drag legend Jonny Woo. The Glory will host everything from cabaret to performance to DJ nights. There's a bar for casual drinks and a disco room downstairs for dancing and other events.


Venue name: The Glory
Address: 281 Kingsland Rd
E2 8AS
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  • Quirky events Saturday July 6 2019 - Sunday July 7 2019

Average User Rating

4.5 / 5

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What an absolutely delight. Being a bit of an East London virgin, I have never really experienced this side of the city but can honestly say I think I'll venture to this watering hole a bit more often. Attracting a more alternate crowd, compared to central, but no less friendly I was there for a networking event that turned into a downright laugh. The place consists of a bar upstairs and another downstairs that is used to holds events or club. The drink are usual price and there is a smoking 'garden' out the back. I think as it was only my first visit I will have to go again to get a proper feel for the place, without any reason to go there, but none the less a great east London hangout.


The Glory is glorious. We came for the Yo! Sissy music festival and had a blast. The drag queens were glorious, and the acts varied and generally amazing. Surprising to me was the fact that despite what I was expecting (dodgy place, cheap drinks, people stepping on your feet, beer spilling all over), the place is actually rather neat, the drinks well-executed (the Pinky in Winky or however it is called became a pink peppercorn and hazelnut liquor revelation) and i wasn't actually scared of venturing into the restrooms. Oh how times have changed: Kingsland road has certainly cleaned up over the years. There's a traditional looking (by day, that is) pub on the ground floor and a basement bar equipped with a stage. Come early to catch the surreal transformation of the pub into a drag queen den. Stay late to catch the great acts in the basement. I'm serious - one of the girls performing on the night could easily be the next M.I.A. In short, just come. 


What fun what fun what fun! This place is an absolute BLAST where everyone is welcome. I was down to witness the genius and talent on stage at Lipsync1000, a lip-syncing competition open to all. Performances were full of humour, smut and diva like behaviour (with even a case of a 'mis-tuck'…). It’s better than cabaret – it’s pure joy! What better way to end a night than smiling like the Cheshire Cat. And a pint is still under a fiver so that’s good enough for me!


A pub, a party, a movement... The Glory is unashamedly cool, boisterous and a screaming Catherine wheel for the glitterati of the alternative queer cabaret circuit. With a variety of entertainment, spear-headed by illustrious John Sizzle and Jonny Woo, if you drop by you're guaranteed to be wowed and part of a huge crowd. The weekend nights are bonkers, the week nights are cosy, candlelit and canoodlesworthy. This is a big sparkling red spot for the Queer scene, if you haven't been then you are missing out. 

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