match.com has a whole range of interesting and fresh gay dating ideas to help you plan the perfect date in London. Dating has never been so fun, and we have hand-picked five of the best gay bars to provide you with the perfect venue for your date.
The Edge –
11 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QE The Edge is a diverse, vibrant venue and a great place for gay dating in London. The bar has four floors which all have a different vibe. The first floor Lounge and ‘alfresco’ second floor are really trendy; having been designed by Saatchi & Saatchi. The third floor is a Club Bar with great views over Soho Square where you can get to know your date better whilst sipping on delicious cocktails. If you feel like a dance then you can simply go downstairs to the ground floor where a DJ plays great dance music.
Villiers Street, London, WC2N 6NG G.A.Y is one of the largest gay and lesbian nightclubs in London. Musical celebrities from all over the globe play at this renowned venue, some of which have included Madonna and the Spice Girls! It is also visited by celebrity guests, with regulars including Kylie Minogue and Lady Gaga! This venue is perfect for gay dating if you love dancing to pop music classics and are looking for a fun night out in London with your date.
The Yard –
57 Rupert St, London, W1D 7PL The Yard provides a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of busy London. The bar is nestled in an intimate courtyard which makes it a really unique venue. The bar is beautifully designed and has large leather sofas where you can spend long summer and cosy winter nights relaxing and unwinding with your date. It also has one of the best cocktail menus in town!
Central Station –
37 Wharfdale Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9S Central Station is one of London’s best and innovative independent late-night venues for gay and lesbian dating. There is a cabaret bar on the ground floor which is the ‘hub’ of central station, and includes karaoke, open stage nights, and a gay alternative film night. You can even grab a bite to eat with your date as bar serves food, and there is a lovely roof terrace which is great in the summer. They also have club nights at the weekends where you can dance the night away with your date to pop party tunes, making it a really diverse venue for gay dating.
Ku Bars –
25 Frith St, Chinatown, London, W1D 5LB There are a couple of Ku Bars in London. Their larger venue is located in China Town where you can sip cocktails with your date in the Champagne Bar before you hit the dance floor. The smaller venue is in Soho and is the perfect place to have a few drinks in style. This bar is a chic and intimate venue with plenty of places to sit and relax with your date. Ku Bars also support independent talents so keep up to date by regularly checking their website for acts and entertainment.
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