The award-winning Above The Stag Theatre is the only full-time professional LGBT theatre company in the UK. The theatre focuses on LGBT-themed shows, including some original productions.
The venue s relatively small, so shows are often sold out weeks in advance. Details of current and performances are available on the Above The Stag’s website. Tickets can also be booked online.
The theatre has a fully stocked bar that is open one hour before and after performances as well as during intervals. You can take drinks into the theatre.
We here at Travel Gay Europe are big fans of Above The Stag and highly recommend it as an great alternative gay night out.
Consider combining with a pre-show dinner at nearby Counter, who offer a dedicated Above The Stag menu (£16 for two courses or £20 for three courses) including a glass of Prosecco.
| website | +44 20 7377 6262 |
weekday: Tue-Fri 10:30 - 19:00
weekend: Sat 10:30 - 17:00
audience rating: 3.5 stars from 8 votes - click to vote
London’s body hair removal salon for men. All of Sugar Shop’s male therapists are professionally trained and certified in the body smoothing art of sugaring.
These guys will remove hair from pretty much any part of your body, including nose, ears, back, shoulders, chest, arms, crack and crotch. Open Monday through Saturday.
weekday: 10:00 - 20:00
weekend: 10:00 - 18:00
audience rating: 2.7 stars from 15 votes - click to vote
Specialist in the ‘Boyzilian’ or male Brazilian wax (aka BS&C – buttocks, sack and crack). As well as tidying up your private parts, the salon offer a full range of male grooming services including facials, haircuts, ‘man-icure’ nail treatments, tanning and massages.
Popular enough to have a branch in Soho (5 Carlisle Street) and Covent Garden [68 Endell Street, WC2H 9AJ] – we’ve shown the Soho branch on our map.
weekday: 10:00 - 21:00
weekend: 11:00 - 18:00
Gay hair salon in London, located in an office building, run by two gay guys. Free WiFi and alcohol drinks. Nice atmosphere and great haircuts!
weekday: 11:00 - 20:00
weekend: Sat 12:00 - 18:00
audience rating: 5.0 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
Very gay-friendly specialists in tanning, male waxing, manicures, pedicures, weight loss products, and wrinkle reduction (fillers, peels and mesotherapy).
Tanning Shop is located near the Vauxhall gay village. Closed on Sundays.
weekday: Mon-Thu 09:00 - 21:00; Fri 09:00 - 20:30
weekend: Sat 10:00 - 20:30; Sun 11:00 - 19:30
audience rating: 3.6 stars from 8 votes - click to vote
Splash is a funky hair and tanning salon in the heart of Soho offering walk-in service 7 days a week. The stylists just seem to know the look gay men want.
Affordable prices also help. Book in advance for tanning service.
weekday: Tue-Fri 11:00 - 20:00
weekend: Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Gay-friendly, professional hair & beauty salon offering quality services at affordable prices. Halo also has a café with free WiFi.
Located in the heart of Covent Garden, a short walk from Soho. Closed Mondays and Sundays.
weekday: Tue-Fri 16:45 - 21:15
audience rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
Finding your way around the Soho gay scene is easy with our guide in your hand. But for a foodie, eating your way around the best of Soho can be quite a challenge. A great way to avoid tourist traps and boring fast food joints is to join a Twilight Soho Food Tour.
This very gay-friendly 3.5-hour tour takes place in some of the best “off the beaten track” local eateries, letting you to sample the finest flavours in Soho.
| website | +44 7917 768213 |
audience rating: 5.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
If you live in South West, South or South East London and need an electrician, then give Matt Killick of Brighter Electrical a call. We’ve known Matt for more years than we care to remember and always find him to be highly professional, reliable and great value for money.
Matt’s work ranges from minor domestic stuff (e.g. fault finding, testing, inspecting electrical installations, installing a new light fitting, new socket, speaker cables, CCTV/AV systems) to complete re-wiring, as well as office, retail and light industrial electrical work.
If you need any advice or a free estimate, just give him a call. Matt is fully qualified, NICEIC registered, insured, and his work is fully guaranteed.
weekend: Sat 11:00 - 16:00
audience rating: 4.0 stars from 2 votes - click to vote
56 Dean Street is a sexual health clinic in London, based in the centre of the gay district of Soho. Open Monday-Saturday.
Provided by the NHS (the UK’s national health service), the clinic offers walk-in services for STI and HIV tests, plus a range of other tests and treatments. The centre can provide instant HIV results for any visitor.
23 Denmark Street, London
audience rating: 4.2 stars from 5 votes - click to vote
Essential reading for all gay tourists visiting London. This fabulous, free weekly magazine is available at both Prowler and CloneZone in Soho as well as other gay venues around the city.
QX lists what’s on and when, at all the bars and clubs across London for the week ahead. Commercial eye candy at the back too. Online version also available.
weekday: by appointment only
weekend: by appointment only
audience rating: click to vote
HypnoLeaf is a hypnosis clinic for men who want to quit smoking, have male sexual concerns and other problems. The treatment is done by a therapist with an evidence-based practice alongside a certified degree in hypnotherapy.
HypnoLeaf’s London branch is located in Canary Wharf, with more locations in Berlin, Brussels, New York, and California.
A London-based company that organises private, personalised tours by locals. When booking a tour, you will be contacted with questions about your preferences and interests, so they can match you with the right profile and assign a like-minded local Londoner for you.
Their LGBT Soho Tour is one of their most popular tours. Your local will lead you to all the best bars, clubs, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues that cater to a slightly more colourful crowd, so you’ll see the best of what gay London has to offer.
The service is available 7 days a week, with fully flexible hours.
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 26 votes - click to vote
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