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WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND GAY LONDON?
London is a metropolitan “capital of the world” with its own diverse and unique culture. LGBT London life is just one of the many strands of this rainbow that makes this such a much-loved city for residents and tourists alike. The pride and energy of the gay London scene has made it the birthplace of many of the most important LGBT movements in Europe and the world itself. As such, gay London has much more going on than gay bars. London is in fact one of the best places in the world to find people of like mind and take part in social groups or activities away from the gay dating London scene.
Whatever your specific interests are or what hobbies you have, you’ll probably be able to find others in gay London who share them. With such a large population and great (if expensive!) transport system, the list of options for LGBT London events and activities is nearly endless. If you haven’t been making the most of what gay London has to offer or you’re just passing through, then have a search around our dedicated event calendar at GayToDo and start getting involved.
A Gay Guide: London
GayToDo is a centralised location to find all the gay London events that are happening across the city. If you’re looking for something fun and different to do or to hang out with LGBT London people who are into the same activities, then GayToDo is where you’ll find out. The city is constantly buzzing and a hive of activity so don’t worry about not finding something you’ll love, if it’s happening in LGBT London you’ll find it here.
Whether it’s a gay London authors group, a lesbian London social group or LGBT London vegetarian/vegan events, GayToDo has it all. Our site is super easy to navigate, just go to the location you want, click it and you will see a full calendar of all the events happening in your area. To be more specific you can also use the search function and type in your favoured activity and let us do the rest.
Gay London is a global capital for interesting people, fun activities and LGBT culture, just search for yourself and see!
LGBT London clubs and social groups
At GayToDo, we’re happy to include all organisations holding events away from the furnace of the gay dating London scene. Here are just some of them:
Bi Female Friends (London) is a group primarily aimed at bisexual/bi-curious and lesbian London women who want to make new friends. The group is made up of friendly and lively women in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50's, regardless of their relationship status, who want to make new female friends beyond the lesbian dating London scene, have interesting conversations, and do fun activities like meet up for coffee chats, cinema trips, short walks, live music/dancing, comedy nights and plenty more.
3F is the Central London Group of OneBodyOneFaith (previously the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement). This group for LGBT London people meets monthly for discussion, prayer, friendship and food.
Central, South & West London Lesbians & Queer Women is a queer and lesbian London social group to meet likeminded ladies. The group welcomes all women who like women! Whatever sexuality you identify as, from lesbian to queer this group is inclusive. With the sharp decline of the lesbian bars London scene, Meetup is a great way to network and make new connections with other queer, bi or lesbian London women. The events are varied and include food, film, drinks and art.
For gay London bears or bear admirers - not the not the furry cute type you see in the zoo, but the hairy homosexual kind - the Bowling Bears are a social club that’s made for them. The club organises ten pin bowling for the gay London bear community. The group is a relaxed, down to earth and friendly group of men.
Club Mellow Women’s Group is social space for gay, bisexual, trans* or lesbian London women who want to meet up with others in a friendly, supportive environment away from the lesbian dating London scene. It is North & East London’s only lesbian and gay community café.
Croydon Area Gay Society is a society for lesbians and gay London men in and around Croydon. The group has over 100 members. The Society was founded in early 1971, as "London Group 7" of the Campaign for Homosexual Equality (CHE). This gay London group has a very active tennis group which meets on Sundays throughout the year.
East End Lesbians, Bi and Queer Women is a group catering for East End based bi, queer and lesbian London women. They host a mixture of regular and one-off social, sports and cultural events mostly based in East London. Many events are free or low cost and they are an excellent way to meet up with bi, queer and lesbian London women to do something fun and different.
The principle aim of the East London Gay Men’s Meetup is to provide a friendly social network for gay London men who live and work in and around the East of the city. Membership is also open to those who live elsewhere too however. The majority of the gay London meetings will be arranged in and around East London, namely Hackney and the North East London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets, Newham, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Havering, Barking and Dagenham and the City of London.
For the East London Lesbians theirs is a Meet Up group for lesbian London women, bisexual women, queer women, trans women and all who identify as women. They organise regular and one-off events to suit all social and cultural tastes. If you fancy a quiet midweek trip to the cinema in a small group or a drink in a pub where you can connect with more people, this bi, queer, trans and lesbian London group is for you.
Expat LGBT & Allies in London is an LGBT London social group for all those who have come to London from much further afield. Whether you’ve just stepped off a plane blinking into the sun (well, rain), or you’ve lived in London for so long that your accent has morphed into the bizarre lovechild of your homeland and Eddie Izzard, the Expat LGBT & Allies social group would like to welcome you with open arms and rainbow flags.
Femme Lesbians London is a niche group for femme/lipstick lesbians/bisexuals to meet like-minded fabulous bisexual and lesbian London women and go out and explore new events around the city. The group is open to everyone but mostly femmes in their 20s and 30s. Events include nice social outings, events, music shows, restaurant outings, art festivals, movie/dinner nights – or suggest whatever your interests are.
The Gay Brunch Club is a group of professional, friendly gay London guys who go for brunch on Saturdays around the city.
With the Gay Cuddle Club & Spiritual Adventures group, bi and gay London men can meet and explore with others on their wavelength. It is a group for any men interested in exploring spirituality, love, cuddles, energy healing, intimacy, connection with other gay London men. Here you can adventure through spirituality, meditation, energy healing and emerge in the ocean of your being.
For anyone who loves to get their geek on, the Gay London Geek Meetup is a meet up group for lesbian, bisexual, transgender and gay London geeks. They meet the last Thursday of each month upstairs at Retro Bar.
A catch-all social group, Gay Mates, is a fun, relaxed group for making new 'Gay London Mates.' All are welcome, to join, regardless of sexuality etc. all you need is a sense of fun! The LGBT London group currently has social meetups and also organises: nights out, museum visits, cinema trips and a whole host of other activities. The LGBT London group welcomes all input and suggestions for the development of the group. If you wish to make new friends and try new things, then this is definitely the place to be.
Health & Fitness
The Barnes Stormers 5/6 a side gay London football group play once a week in southwest London. The group is open to all regardless of sexuality or age and is a great way to keep fit and socialise in a friendly environment.
CliniQ Trans & Queer Yoga Relaxation is a yoga class for trans and queer London people. It provides a gentle introduction to yoga poses and yoga breathing/relaxation for physical and mental well-being. Yoga has numerous benefits including increasing strength, flexibility, balance, allowing better sleep and helps with emotional issues such as anxiety and depression.
Bexley Invicta FC (BIFC) was the name of Charlton Invicta FC (CIFC) – the only Kent and LGBT London SE football club. It is an official team of Charlton Athletic FC. This is the first time an LGBT London club has become part of a professional football club.
CycleOut London as the name suggests is a cycling club for gay London men, lesbian women and their friends. The club runs a year-round programme of rides and social events in London and the south east of England, as well as holidays elsewhere in the UK and Europe. The LGBT London club's programme caters for all types of cyclists, offering a mix of day rides from short leisure outings of about 15 miles to fast sports rides of up to 100 miles.
East End Phoenix FC is a football club for LGBT London’s East End. The club offers opportunities for the LGBT London community in the area and their friends to play football in a judgement-free and friendly environment. There are regular tours and tournaments across Europe and frequent social events across London.
Buffs: Gay Men's Movie Meetup is a gay London social enterprise run by volunteers with the mission to host cinema and other entertainment experience events where bi and gay London men can come together, share in the fun and make new friends. They schedule events a few times each week, hosted by one of the Buffs Organisers who will be there to greet newcomers and introduce them to others participating in the event.
Dining Lesbians of London (Dining LOLs) is a new, friendly group for lesbian London women who enjoy exploring the city’s many and varied restaurants. There's a maximum of 12 at each event to make sure the group remains small enough for everyone to get to know each other, so book early.
The EnterGayMenT-London Gay Culture & Entertainment Social is a group for gay London men to enjoy any form of entertainment together such as Theatre, Concerts, Dance, Comedy Shows, Cabaret, Club Nights and everything in between. No culture is too high (or too low!) and all events are primarily gay flavoured.
Gay & Bi, Vegetarians & Vegans is a vegetarian and vegan social group for London Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual, Fruit, Veg and Nuts (LGBTQA). Currently, they mainly organise events for LGBTQA Veggies and Vegans in and around the city. A tasty addition to LGBT London life.
With so much beautiful architecture around London, the creation of the Gay Architecture Group is no surprise. The city is full of interesting architecture and full of gays interested in architecture. This group combines the two. The gay London group gets together on occasional Saturdays or Sundays to visit 20th Century and contemporary buildings, followed by a drink or two for a follow-up discussion.
Paradise Press was set up in 1999 to get the Gay London Authors Workshop work published, in the face of indifference from mainstream publishers to lesbian and gay London writing. The workshops offer editorial and practical support for individual authors publishing through Paradise Press. There are monthly meetings at different places in the London area for that purpose.
Gay London Culture Lovers is a social group for gay London men and women to meet up for cultural pursuits - high culture or low! Events and activities include Theatre, Concerts, Gigs, Musicals, Opera, Dance, Film, Art, Photography, Exhibitions, Galleries, Museums, Historic houses, London history, and anything else of a cultural bent.