Soho’s world-famous G-A-Y has everything you’d expect: cheap drink offers on weekdays, a young crowd and plenty of Britney. It’s spread over three floors, with a dedicated girls’ room downstairs, and never seems to empty out. Most Londoners over the age of 25 profess to hate it, but they’ll still end up here a few times a year, drinking a WKD-based ‘cocktail’ and dancing to Little Mix. And fear not, because when this door closes, another opens at G-A-Y Late. Located around the corner at 5 Goslett Yard, it offers a similar experience, but with a later licence and even louder pop songs.
London's LGBT scene is among the brightest and most fabulous in the world. Whether you're looking to learn about queer history by seeking out some LGBT landmarks, or maybe your queer quest is slightly more hedonistic and the vibrant LGBT clubs are your thing, there's more than enough to keep you busy.
Of course, much of LGBT history is housed in our bars and clubs. And London, thank goodness, still has a diverse number of LGBT venues, even outside of Soho. So, whether you're after a drag brunch or just a quiet pint, here's a comprehensive list of the capital's gay and gay-friendly bars and pubs, including those predominantly for lesbians.