The Admiral Duncan
Unpretentious, traditional style gay bar
54 Old Compton Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7437 5300 – Tube: Leicester Square
Awarded “Best Gay Bar London” in 2008, Ku Bar is open every day with a selection of beers, wines and cocktails.
30 Lisle Street, WC2 – Tel: 020 7437 4303 – Tube: Leicester Square
Friendly gay bar serving good food.
79 Charing Cross Road, WC2 – Tel: 020-7734 0769 – Tube: Charing Cross
Boasts four floors, each with a different atmosphere to drink in or go clubbing.
11 Soho Square, London W1 – Tel: 020-7439 1313 – Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Lots of TV screens with pop videos makes this a popular bar for younger men. Basement Bar aimed at lesbians.
30 Old Compton Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7494 2756 – Tube: Leicester Square
One of the oldest bars in London, it retains a traditional, London pub style and has regular DJ nights.
12 Old Quebec Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7629 6159 – Tube: Marble Arch
Cafe-bar with friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Vegetarian menu at cheap prices. Fine range of gateaux, pastries and excellent coffee.
52 St. Giles Street, WC2 – Tel: 0872 1480396 – Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Offers lesbians retro-style cocktail bar upstairs, a noisy, ground level cruising bar and a range of club nights.
4 Carlisle Street, W1 – Tel: 7494 4041 – Tube: Tottenham Court Road
The Drill Hall
Lesbian-run arts centre offering mixed queer theatre all year round. Opens bar/restaurant Monday nights to women only.
16 Chenies Street, WC1 – Tel: 020-7637 8270 – Tube: Goodge Street
Girl bar which is chilled during the week and packed at weekends. Pool table and satellite TV. Gay men welcome as guests.
St. Giles High Street, WC2 – Tel: 020-7836 8956 – Tube: Covent Garden
Taste of Honey
Party atmosphere for lesbians of all ages.
10 Aldermansbury Street, EC2 – www.tasteofhoneyclubnight.co.uk – Tube: St. Pauls
Friendly, gay-run restaurant in East London serving modern European cuisine.
110 Columbia Road, E2 – Tel: 020-7739 4556 – Tube: Bethnal Green
Gay friendly restaurant. Trendy, casual warehouse style eatery serving Mediterranean food.
2-4 Rufus Street, N1 – Tel: 020-7729 5252 – Tube: Old Street
Trendy, gay restaurant open almost 24 hours so handy for a very late meal.
60 Old Compton Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7439 2183 – Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Comprising Napoleon Bar, restaurant and cabaret room.
23-27 Wadeson Street, E2 – Tel: 020-8983 7900 – Tube: Bethnal Green
Gay’s the Word
Largest and most comprehensive lesbian and gay bookshop in UK
66 Marchant Street, WC1 – Tel: 020-7278 7654 – Tube: Russell Square
Gay lifestyle store selling books, videos, gifts, DVDs and magazines
5-7 Brewer Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7734 4031 – Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Selling gay sex toys, DVDs, fashion etc.
64 Old Compton Street, W1 – Tel: 020-7287 3530 – Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Known for its friendly atmosphere and discrete staff.
29 Endell Street, WC2 – Tel: 020-7836 2236 – Tube: Covent Garden
Fairchild Street, EC2 – Tel: 020-7247 5333 – Tube: Liverpool Street
Small but busy sauna.
33 Hornsey Road, N7 – Tel: 020-7609 8133 – Tube: Holloway Road