Couple of things you need to know. You need to become a member to gain entry to most gay cruise bars & clubs listed below. You can usually join on arrival, but you will need photo ID.
Most clubs are well-organised with a secure coat check, but leave valuables at home or at your hotel. Don’t forget to check the venue’s website for details of any special theme or dress code requirements for the evening.
weekend: 15:00 - 21:00 (last Sun of the month)
audience rating: 3.2 stars from 172 votes - click to vote
Launched in 2007, NUDITY is a monthly men-only dance & cruise party where everyone must be naked! It is perhaps the biggest regular all-naked-male party in Europe. Expect funky tunes to get everyone grooving the night away.
If you have never stripped to dance before, don’t worry – the club welcome guys of all ages and sizes. Nudity’s Naked Foam party is held on the last Sunday on every month at Club Union. Check their website for further details.
Never been to a foam party? Here are some tips for first-timers.
weekend: 3rd Sat of the month 22:00 - 05:00
audience rating: 3.0 stars from 25 votes - click to vote
4 Star Winner
At the rather extreme fetish end of the London gay clubbing scene, Hard On is usually held every third or fourth Saturday on the month and features a dance floor, dark rooms, live shows and wet area.
Strict dress code (rubber, leather or uniform). Admission £20 – check the website or Facebook page for upcoming dates and details. Cheaper if you sign up a member on Hard On’s website. Underground/Night Bus: Vauxhall
Excellent value. In the Soho gay village Popular hotel. | click here
Excellent gym. Walk to the Soho gay nightlife Very central. | click here
Walk to Soho. Great facilities Value for money. | click here
Budget choice. Stylish design Central location. | click here
Walk to gay bars. New hotel Very convenient. | click here
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 44 votes - click to vote
4 Star Winner
SBN takes over Lightbox and Mirror Arch @ FiRE for London’s largest naked party with over 500 guys every Sunday. Music sets from DJ Tony Latex, live acts on stage.
Then, join the fun NBN party from 6-10pm with large outdoor, private garden. Admission £15 (guests) £13 (members) includes first free drink and coat check.
Enter at Lightbox (next to Starbucks), Underground: Vauxhall
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+44 20 7388 5500 | Free WiFi
weekday: 13:00 - 01:00
weekend: 13:00 - 01:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 97 votes - click to vote
Gay cruise bar with varying dress codes (or none), depending on the night of the week (cruise, stripped or underwear). Daily cruising session – check their website for current theme.
Entry fee at Vault (£9) includes a free drink, free coat check, WiFi, free re-entry passes and a loyalty card. Nearest Underground: Warren St or Goodge St.
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weekday: 13:00 - 01:00 / 02:00
weekend: 13:00 - 04:00 / 00:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 66 votes - click to vote
Cruise club & bar during the week (with various themed evenings – check website for details) but turning a bit softer at the weekends for a more dance party/techno/drum and base night feel.
The club is in the basement of the gay bar Central Station, with an entrance door labelled “Underground”, located just around the corner from Wharfdale Street on Balfe Street. Nearest Tube: Kings Cross
weekday: Thu 22:00 - 02:00
weekend: 22:00 - 03:00 / 01:00
audience rating: 3.8 stars from 31 votes - click to vote
4 Star Winner
The UK’s longest-running gay leather & fetish club. Now in its 30th year, The Backstreet’s door policy is as strict as ever, earning the respect and continued patronage of those who are dedicated to rubber and leather.
Don’t even think of wearing trainers or slacks. Leather or rubber should be the most prominent part of your outfit – although tee shirts and denim may play supporting roles!
Open Thursdays to Sundays with special events: BLUF and IGNITE (for smokers). Nearest Underground: Mile End (District and Central Lines). Entrance is located along a path leading off Burdett Road
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weekday: Wed 19:00 - 23:00
weekend: Sun 18:00 - 22:00
audience rating: 3.0 stars from 97 votes - click to vote
BUFF is billed as the longest-running naked cruise in London and the only one with an outside smoker’s terrace. Cruise in the nude on Sundays and Wednesdays at The Backstreet.
Expect plenty of dark play areas, video screens and a full bar service. Check the website for upcoming events.
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 29 votes - click to vote
3 Star Winner
Industrial-themed, 115 m² discreet adult play space available for private hire.
The BUNKER’s dungeon theme is exciting and slightly scary, appealing to fetish enthusiasts and men who like to play hard. Facilities include a spanking bench, fisting bench and leather sleep sack, plus private shower facilities.
Available for private hire 24/7 – by appointment only, which can be made via The BUNKER’s website.
weekday: Tue 19:00 - 23:00
audience rating: 2.9 stars from 78 votes - click to vote
Corporal punishment (CP) themed night at The BUNKER a large basement venue, equipped with a video room, lounge, dark room, private booths, bar and changing area.
Club CP is held on Tuesday nights (except the first Tuesday of the month), from 7-11pm. Located about a 2-minute walk from Old Street underground (just past the Moorfield Eye Hospital).
Large new sauna & cruise party for men only, with heated swimming pool, spa, clubbing space and cinema. Men’s Pleasure Park takes place inside a luxurious 24,000 ft² house which facilitates under one roof.
Men’s Pleasure Park has it’s own gay cinema, dance & mingle zone and an exhibitionist room an heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, communal shower and changing facilities.
A stable block that extends from the main house contains a dungeon area, complete with St Andrew’s Cross, Spider’s Web, lockable cages, pillory, shackles and other equipment. Many lockable and open rooms are available throughout. Free condoms and lube provided. There is secure onsite parking for 60+ cars.
| website | +44 20 7385 9359 |
weekday: 19:00 - 00:00 or 02:00 (closed Wednesdays)
weekend: 19:00 - 02:00 (closed Saturdays)
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 17 votes - click to vote
TODAY Cruise & Dark Room, 7pm-12am
This small but very friendly bar has been part of the West London gay scene for over 20 years. The success of Teds Place is down to the fact that it offers a fun environment that attracts a wide range of customers.
The club hosts men-only Cruise & Dark Room nights, Transvestite nights, etc. Check the website for current agenda. Nearest Underground: West Bromton (District Line)
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