London Gay Shops

London has many shops that cater for the gay market. Here’s our list of the most popular gay retailers, plus other stores that are worth visiting.

Soho / Central London

35 Old Compton Street, London | map | distance

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+44 800 783 7953 |

weekday: Mon-Sat 11:00 - 21:00

weekend: Fri,Sat 11:00 - 22:00; Sun 12:00 - 20:00

CloneZone – Soho

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 7 votes - click to vote

CloneZone is one of London’s leading specialist gay retailers that stocks an extensive range of aromas, lube, toys, gay DVD’s, gay magazines, fashion, underwear and gifts.

The shop also distributes the free weekly QX and Boyz magazines. Now in a new, larger location in the middle of Old Compton Street.

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Prowler

5-7 Brewer Street, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7424 7424 |

weekday: Mon-Wed 11:00 - 21:30; Thu,Fro 11:00 - 22:00

weekend: Sat 1100 - 22:00; Sun 12:00 - 20:00

audience rating: 4.4 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

The largest specialist gay retailer in London stocking a wide range of books, DVD’s, aromas, condoms, underwear, etc.

Prowler also sells tickets for major dance parties in London (paid by cash only). Note that popular parties on public holiday weekends sell out fast, so plan ahead.

The shop also distributes the free weekly QX and Boyz magazines.

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Fifty & Dean

50 Old Compton Street, London

| website | facebook | +44 20 7494 4798 |

audience rating: 4.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

One of Soho’s finest sex shops, selling a selection of toys and fetish wear. Hot, friendly staff make browsing all the more fun! Open daily.

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The Gay Shop

(online only), London

| website | facebook | +44 20 8351 3173 |

weekday: online 24 hours

weekend: online 24 hours

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

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The Gay Shop sells a range of T-shirts and gifts, handmade in the UK, for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Bears, Transgender, Asexual, Pansexual and Polysexuals. They’re the official online shop for Pride In London and sell many Pride items.

A range of condoms, lubrications and aromas are now available at the best online prices. Local and international shipping available.

| Updated: 03-29-2017

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66 Marchmont Street, Kings Cross, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7278 7654 |

weekday: 10:00 - 18:30

weekend: 10:00 - 18:30; Sun 14:00 - 18:00

Gay’s The Word

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

UK’s first gay & lesbian bookshop (since 1979). Gay’s The Word carries a wide range of books including fiction, non-fiction, queer philosophy, politics, history and other scholarly works.

Subway: Russell Square

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West London

CloneZone – Earls Court

266 Old Brompton Road, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7373 0598 |

weekday: Mon-Wed 10:00 - 20:00; Thu-Fri 10:00 - 22:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 22:00; Sun 12:00 - 18:00

audience rating: 4.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

West London branch of the specialist gay retailer that stocks toys for boys, DVD’s, magazines and more.

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East London

17A St Albans Place, Islington, London | map | distance

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+44 207 226 0665 |

weekday: 10:30 - 18:30

weekend: 10:30 - 18:30; Sun 12:00 - 17:00

Regulation – Islington

audience rating: 4.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Regulation is the gay fetish and bondage specialist. For nearly 25 years, they’ve been purveyors of high quality men’s leather & latex clothing, restraints, adult toys, lubricants and BDSM accessories.

The retail shop is located 5 minutes’ walk from the Angel Tube Station. You can also shop online.

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Expectations – shop closed – online only

(online only), London

| website | facebook | +44 20 7739 0292 |

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 8 votes - click to vote

The shop CLOSED in January 2017, but still offers products online.

features: shop, adults-only | Updated: 03-23-2017

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South London

Expectations – Vauxhall

349 Kennington Lane, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7739 0292 |

audience rating: 3.8 stars from 5 votes - click to vote

Second branch of this highly successful gay fetish store rather conveniently located within EAGLE London.

features: shop, adults-only | Updated: 03-13-2017

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Fetish Freak

76 Bolton Crescent, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7091 0031 |

weekday: 11:00 - 18:30 (closed Tuesdays)

weekend: Sat 11:00 - 18:30; Sun 12:00 - 17:00

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 6 votes - click to vote

Gay fetish shop (and online service) offering a huge range of leather and rubber gear, adult toys, lube, accessories, used boots and second-hand leather.

Fetish Freak (aka ‘FF’) is a independently owned business with a reputation for the friendliest service. Located near the Oval tube station.

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other shops worth visiting!

Selfridges

400 Oxford Street, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 113 369 8040 |

weekday: 09:30 - 21:00

weekend: Sun 11:30 - 18:00

audience rating: 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Internationally renowned upmarket department store. Selfridges’ fabulous first floor menswear department has been revamped with a huge range of British and international designers now taking centre stage.

Selfridges opened what they claim to be the world’s largest men’s shoe shop in 2012.

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Harvey Nichols

109-125 Knightsbrige, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7235 5000 |

weekday: 10:00 - 20:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 20:00; Sun 11:30 - 18:00

audience rating: 4.3 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Gay shopping heaven. Harvey Nichols has eight floors of fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Pay homage to this iconic store and in particular the fabulous basement menswear department.

Excellent fifth Floor restaurant – great for lunch or brunch. Underground: Knightsbridge

| Updated: 03-13-2017

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Harrods

87-135 Brompton Road, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7730 1234 |

weekday: Mon-Sat 10:00 - 21:00

weekend: Sat 10:00 - 21:00; Sun 11:30 - 18:00

audience rating: 3.0 stars from 4 votes - click to vote

The world’s most famous luxury department store that attracts 15 million visitors a year. More affordable than you might think.

Harrods is still one of the largest department stores in London covering seven floors and 4.5 acres of shopping space.

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Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London | map | distance

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audience rating: 5.0 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Fabulous range of boutique shops, designer outlets, restaurants and street entertainment. Located close to the Royal Opera House, Transport Museum and many more London attractions.

Covent Garden really is a tourists haven! Underground: Covent Garden (or a 10-minute walk from Leicester Square)

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Hatton Garden

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audience rating: 4.7 stars from 3 votes - click to vote

Serious gold, diamonds and jewellery buyers head to Hatton Garden. The Hatton Garden is epicentre of London’s jewellery trade with and international reputation as the centre of London’s diamond trade.

It is one of the finest and most renowned jewellery locations in the world. There are around 300 businesses and over 55 shops – the largest and most concentrated cluster of jewellery retailers in the UK.

| Updated: 03-23-2017

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