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 152 votes - click to vote
27-08-2017 Naked Foam Party - Lather up and get dirty as Nudity presents its Bank Holiday party. - from 15:00
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: 2.8 stars from 17 votes - click to vote
16-09-2017 HardOn Party - September's HardOn Party night. - from 22:00
14-10-2017 HardOn Party Night - October’s HardOn Party Night - from 22:00
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
In the Soho gay village. Best seller. Excellent value. | click here
Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central. Excellent gym. | click here
Great facilities. Value for money. Walk to Soho. | click here
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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
| website | +44 20 7388 5500 | Free WiFi
weekday: 13:00 - 01:00
weekend: 13:00 - 01:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 96 votes - click to vote
TODAY Underwear Night - £9 entry 7pm-1am
TOMORROW Stripped Night - £9 entry 7pm-1am
Popular 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.
| +44 20 7278 3294 |
weekday: 13:00 - 01:00 / 02:00
weekend: 13:00 - 04:00 / 00:00
audience rating: 3.3 stars from 64 votes - click to vote
4 Star Winner
TOMORROW Come to Daddy - bears and daddies
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: Fri-Sat 22:00 - 03:00; Sun 22:00 - 01:00
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 including 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 93 votes - click to vote
3 Star Winner
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.
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 71 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
TOMORROW TV/TS Party Night, 7pm-2am
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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