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GO Gay Bars in West London

Gay Bars in West London If you’re gay and heading to West London you’ll already know that there’s plenty of excellent clubs and bars for every mood and occasion.

Funky types who like a good dance, a lively atmosphere and a fun venue will be right at home at The Shadow Lounge [map], Brewer Street, Soho.

This place was once a lap-dance club before it was transformed into disco heaven. Customers flock here to experience the camp and kitsch atmosphere and to revel in the glitter and glamour of this electric venue.

With famous names occasionally popping in and high fashion the order of the day get your best glad rags on and prepare to be seen by some of the best looking young men in London. The bar staff are friendly and outgoing and certainly add something special to the atmosphere.

Gay and straight people flock to Bar Code [map], Archer Street, which has gained a great reputation for being a funky place to meet and greet. With a busy bar across two floors and a huge dance area downstairs this is the place to strut your stuff in style. There’s also a pool table and chill out area available if you’d prefer a more intimate atmosphere.

For a unique clubbing experience check out the gigantic Edge [map], Soho Square, which is a trendy bar for young fit types. Four storeys of fashionable bars and funky dance floors make this a great place to go with groups of friends. During the summer the action spills out onto the street and there’s a café bar on the ground floor for eats to soak up the alcohol.

Older people might feel more comfortable at The City of Quebec [map] which is a traditional English pub that caters for an older crowd. On Thursday nights the downstairs becomes a dance bar which is perfect for those who haven’t tripped the light fantastic for a while. The City of Quebec is located at Old Quebec Street.

Finding a quiet place for a drink isn’t easy in this vibrant area of London but the King’s Arms [map], Poland Street, is a great traditional pub with a really friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re heading there after work or on a lazy Sunday afternoon, you’ll find a relaxed venue and a great place for meeting up with friends.

The area around Old Compton Street [map] is known as “the gay village” and this is where you’ll find plenty of funky places for a drink right in the heart of the scene.

One of the most famous pubs in the area is undoubtedly The Admiral Duncan [map], Old Compton Street, which is right in the heart of the action. This place gets extremely busy at weekends but friendly staff rush to serve customers and there’s a great range of beers.

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