Ku’s owner, Gary Henshaw, took over the venue formerly known as West Central in 2007 and transformed a mediocre space into a popular bar and club that offers everything from film nights to comedy. The sheer variety of club nights at this Leicester Square bar is enough to impress and, with a sister branch opened on Frith Street in Soho in 2009, Henshaw must be doing something right. Check out puerile kitsch-fest Shinky Shonky on Wednesday nights or the poptastic O-Zone hosted by drag DJ Dusty O on Fridays.
Soho is home of London's main gay scene and remains most visitors' first port of call, whether for drag nights or mingling. It's centred around Old Compton Street, where you can take in a singalong at the Green Carnation nightclub or down louche cocktails at bars like Shadow Lounge. Let Time Out give you the lowdown on gay Soho.