Gay pubs in London - London tips

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Here is a selection of gay bars and more specifically gay pubs with British decor that combine tradition and conviviality. Some of them are located in the Soho district, a trendy gay place where the nightlife is intense!


Admiral Duncan, one of London's most famous gay pubs


The Admiral Duncan pub, named after the admiral who defeated the Dutch fleet at the Battle of Camperdown in 1797 is a famous gay bar in the heart of Soho.
It offers plenty of entertainment such as cabaret nights on weekends, a jukebox filled with hits from the 80s and 90s and a dance floor!

Admiral Duncan is appreciated for his friendliness and for the quality of his drag shows.


Address : 54 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4UD

Metro bus Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 453


Comptons, a victorian gay pub


Comptons is a large, two-storey Victorian-style pub with two bars offering craft beers and lagers, among others.

With chandeliers, candelabras and a piano, the Comptoms is a pub with traditional decor. For more calm, prefer the bar upstairs with its more cozy atmosphere. It is also in this lounge that live rugby and football matches are broadcast.


Address : 51-53 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 6HN

Metro bus Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 453


The Duke Of Wellington, a traditional gay pub


The Duke of Wellington is a spacious gay pub located in Soho that offers a traditional British pub vibe with a friendly atmosphere. It has a lively bar on the ground floor and a quieter lounge area upstairs.

This English pub gets very busy in the evenings with quizzes, bingo nights and drag queens shows.


Address : 77 Wardour St, Soho, London W1D 6QA

Metro bus Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 453


The Kings Arms, a pub for "bears"


This gay pub is the meeting place for bears, stocky, hairy and bearded men! On the program, DJ on Friday and karaoke on Sunday with a friendly atmosphere. The King's Arms also often broadcasts live sports. Billiards upstairs.


Address : 23 Poland St, Soho, London W1F 8QL

Metro bus Piccadilly Circus3, 6, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 38, 88, 94, 139, 453


The City of Quebec: one of the oldest gay pub in London


The City of Quebec is a friendly gay pub frequented by regular customers. It is nicknamed the “elephant cemetery” because of the age of its clientele, the average age of which is around 40-50 years. However in the evening, during shows or in the nightclub located in the basement, the clientele gets a facelift!

Cabaret show Thursday and Sunday from 21:00 p.m.


Address : 12 Old Quebec Street, Marylebone, London W1H 7AF

Metro bus Marble arch10, 73, 137, N73, N137


King William IV, un pub gay so british


Since 1930, King William IV has been a charming traditional and cozy pub, richly decorated. We appreciate its typically British decoration, its benches and its subdued light. People come there for its tranquility with its patio and cozy bar and a light musical background leaving room for discussion.

This pub does not offer a transformist show but a few concerts.


Address : 77 Hampstead High Street, Hampstead – London NW3

Metro bus Hampstead13, 46, 113, 168, 268, 603, N5, N113


The Nelson's Head, a Tudor-style gay pub


Not far from the famous Columbia Road flower market, this charming Tudor-style pub has remained frozen in time with its typically British and cozy decoration with the presence of a stove ideal for warming up 😉

Children are welcome!

Address : 32 Horatio Street – London E2 7SB

Metro bus Old Street Station, Bethnal Green8, 26, 48, 55, 388


The George & Dragon, LE pub gay de Greenwich


Located in the charming district of Greenwich, The George & Dragon is a 19th century pub in a traditional style. The pub offers live entertainment Friday through Sunday and karaoke night on Wednesday. Dance floor to wiggle your hips 😉


Address : 2 Blackheath Hill – London SE10 8DE

National rail bus Deptford Bridge, Greenwich47, 53, 80, 177, 199, 386, 453, N47, N53


The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, South London's oldest gay pub


Built in 1863, The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is South London's oldest gay pub and also one of the capital's most iconic nightclubs.

Shows and concerts are provided every evening.

The building is listed in recognition of its significance to the history of the LGBTQ community.


Address : 372 Kennington Lane, Lambeth, London SE11 5HY

Metro National rail bus River shuttles VauxhallVauxhall77, 344, 360St George Wharf Pier


The Old Ship, un pub gay convivial


The Old Ship is a 130-year-old pub in the East End, with a friendly atmosphere with shows on Sunday evenings and quiz nights on Wednesdays starting at 21:30 p.m.

Address : 17 Barnes Street, London E14 7NW

National rail bus Limehouse15, 115, 135, D3,N115, N550, N551
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