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Best Gay Friendly Cities in the UK

Best Gay Friendly Cities in the UK Part II
September 4, 2018
Coming Out
August 27, 2018


A Travel Guide to the UK and The Best Gay Friendly Cities

I Don't need to tell you this but we all know the UK comes with a rainy weather or it use too. More or less people who travel to the UK they don't expect to have a dark skin when they leave, but if we put the weather on the side then let me tell you that this is the country you must at list visit before you die.

The Extreme means nothing as a word until you visit Britain, anything your heart desires it is here , from the poor to rich they ugly to beautiful, from country sides endless to cities full of color and culture. If the weather permited you can go to Devon and you can have a weekend relaxing with some med looking beaches and fresh fish Cream tea local made is a must, once you try it you can never have enough

Brexit or No Brexit who cares really, politics are a dirty job and politicians are equally to blame but the country has lots to offer. Some may say the people are cold and hard to deal with, take my word the people are the most friendliest people I have met, they are warm and kind, they are gentle and they have a humor and let us no confuse the British with the English

Then we have the QUEEN and some people name but few like president Trump when he made a coment about the Queen been late. But she is the Queen and you can't argue about the title she can be how late she wants to be, because she is, Trump has no idea what the word Queen means. She has never money on her because she is money she has got no passport because she is one. The Monarchy plays a big role for the UK

And some like it some not but the 50% if not more of the tourism are visiting because of the Queen and the Palace. With the changes taking place within the Royal family and Diana's children are on the spotlight for good reasons the popularity of the Royal family is on the rise and those two boys will change and mondernise the face of the Monarcy

And this is where we step up, the Gay and Lesbians or the LGBTI, things have change so much from the 70's to today and we like it or not London is still a cosmopolitan of Europe, it is a lively town to be if you like the nightlife, the culture theaters museums art everything is happening here Gay men never had it better is like a Mecca for Gay me to be and live here

The UK is not only London though the cities up the North are equally bright full of gay life and to be honest Gay men I know of the moved up North for a better or different lifestyle. Cities like Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Edinburgh and moore to name are thriving of gay life. We are escaping from London some weekends and visit different cities and I can tell you it is FUN.


Brighton it was always the place for the Gay men to retire when the time comes, a beautiful once small town by the sea, couple a Gay bars and not much to do then but now young Gay men moved down there and the town is not the small town anymore but it's getting bigger, mor egay bars and clubs are open and the nightlife is smashing

The Gay pride when it first started in Brighton use to be a small event by the park and because it is the end of August we use to go there to enjoy the beach as well. Now thr Brighton Gay Pride is the biggest event in the UK bigger than London it is massive and it is growing every year. You must go there to believe me, this year I believe Britney Spears open the party in the park and the celebs are keep coming because they know it will be the best way to introduce yourself to the new gay community

The gay Brighton village is based around the Kemp Town district with the main focus being St. James Street and the seafront gay venues just to the east of the Brighton's famous pier. The gay seafront strip is dominated by Charles Street & the landmark Legends Hotel both of which are opposite the beach.

Brighton is known as a resort where people can relax and be themselves. Everyone is welcome and this brings in an eclectic mix of people including older hippies and of course a huge gay population.




Summer time book in advance because it is getting harder and harder to book a room


At the heart of the gay scene in Birmingham is the Birmingham Gay Village is an LGBT district or "gaybourhood" next to the Chinese Quarter in Birmingham city centre, centred along Hurst Street, which hosts many LGBT-friendly businesses. The village is visited by thousands of people every week and has a thriving night life featuring clubs, sports bars, cocktail bars, cabaret bars and shops, with most featuring live entertainment including music, dancing and drag queens.

BARS: Eden Bar...116 Sherlock Street Gay Ran Eden is one of the most popular and well established bars on the Birmingham gay scene

Sidewalk...125 - 131 Hurst Street Gay Run You can find Sidewalk at the heart of the gay village. Whether you are after a chilled meal

Fountain Inn Bar...102 Wrentham Street Gay Run The Fountain Inn bar is a long standing member of the gay scene in Birmingham. We have been

Equator ..123 Hurst Street Very Gay Friendly Equator in the heart of the Gay Village in Birmingham, lies a bar where everyone.

CLUBS: Boltz Club, 40 Lower Essex St Gay Run Boltz Club bar is located in the middle of the club, with access to it from all sides

Chic Birmingham, 28 Horse Fair Gay Run Chic Birmingham FUNK'D UP - Fridays Fast becoming Birminghams best Friday night with some

Core Birmingham, 135 Sherlock Street Gay Run Core Birmingham is a gay nightclub The Core plays host to London’s famous bears club ‘XXL

Taboo Adult Cinema, 90 Park Street, Digbeth Gay Run Taboo Cinema Club offers a warm welcome to everyone Closed on all Bank Holidays

WHERE TO STAY: BLOG Hotel.....Caroline Street Very Gay Friendly BLOC Hotels have created an innovative formula of style-led accommodation....and The Fountain Hotel 102 Wrentham Street Gay Run Small independent gay run hotel situated above The Fountain Inn bar in Birmingham’s gay scene

GAY SAUNA: Spartan Health Club 127 George Road, Erdington Gay Ran Spartan Health Club is a gay sauna


Manchester has the most lively gay scene of the north of the UK. Most of the bars and clubs are located at the Gay Village, where Canal Street is the main drag. Last weekend of August, the city celebrates Manchester Gay Pride which attracts many UK residents and an increasing number of tourists.

Manchester gay pride: Best time to go is during Manchester Gay Pride, mostly held at the last weekend of August (Friday till Monday). The whole block of the Gay Village where all the gay bars and clubs are is sealed off for 4 days.Gay Pride in Manchester is 4 days of partying from early afternoon till very late at night. There's a lot to do for everyone: for people liking the bars, for clubbers, for lesbians, bears, leather guys etc.

WHERE TO STAY: Velvet Hotel ****,

Brittania Hotel City Centre Mancs ***,

Abode Manchester ****,

Mercure Mancs Piccadilly Hotel ****,

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester *****,

DoubleTree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly ****,

Le Ville Hotel ***,

New Union ***

BARS: Company Bar 28 Richmond St Small Friendly Continental style / feel bar, Well Liked. Men only.

Churchills 37 Chorlton Street Traditional side, and also d/j dance floor lounge, Entertainments 7 nites, karaoke, Drag, etc.

Kiki 4 Canal Street, Gay Village / Canal Street Big gay bar with chilled music played daytime and full on club style in the evenings.

New Union 111 Princess Street Large bar with three bars, dance floor and stage for drag and revue shows. Karaoke on Thursday with young boys and old queens.

New York New York 98 Bloom Street, Gay Village / Canal Street Very busy camp bar on two floors. Young crowd.

On Bar Manchester 46 Canal Street On Bar is a new bar concept brought to you by Orange Nation, the UK's biggest gay club promotion company.

Rem Bar - Rembrandt 33 Sackville Street, Gay Village / Canal Street Very busy two floor bar recently . One of the oldest gay bars in the Village. Attracts mostly leather and skinhead guys.

The Goose - Paddys Goose 29 Bloom St Old fashioned bar.

The Molly House 28 Richmond St. For discerning gay boys and girls. Three levels of fun, food (soon!) & frolics of post-Victorian decadent shabby chic.

The Thompsons Arms 23 Sackville Street The Thompsons Arms provide some of the best entertainment in town. Happy Hour Monday to Thursday - 12 Noon until 8pm.

Tribeca 50 Sackville Street Comfy longe bar

Vanilla 39-41 Richmond Street, 06042, Buckley Manchester lesbian bar.

Via 28-30 Canal Street, Gay Village / Canal Street Multi floored bar , styled like a Medeval church basement

CLUBS: Cruz101, 101 Princess Street, Gay Village / Canal Street Huge and popular club with five bars and two floors with different music. Cruz is 80% men who are either dancing or cruising especially downstairs.

Napoleon's 35 Bloom St Oldest gay club in Europe, now open for nearly 40 years. Three floors of fun, traditionally styled.

Void 4 Richmond Street VOID!We are open Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Open later than any other club in Manchester, playing THE best house music

G-A-Y Manchester 63 Richmond Street, Gay Village / Canal Street G-A-Y Manchester is the new venue of G-A-Y London. It is one of the largest gay bars on canal street with roof terrace with an excellent view on The Village

GAY SAUNA: Basement Sauna Complex 18 Tariff street The largest gay sauna in Manchester

Base Manchester gay sauna - H2O Zone Sauna 36 Sackville Street, Gay Village Gay sauna in the center of the gay village. Atmospheric, friendly, intimate, and clean

Manchester Gay Pride - gay village-, Gay Village / Canal Street Map Manchester Gay Pride is maybe not that well known, but according to Nighttours it is one of the best in Europe ! All bars and clubs are located in the Gay Village around Canalstreet


Old Market Quarter's Gay Village offers scene bars and clubs, five of the cities LGBT festivals and a friendly gay scene where all of the LGBT+ communities mix together.

There's art shows, pop up venues and monthly alternative events. Home to popular nightlife spots such as The Bristol Bear Bar - the UK’s only bespoke bear bar, The Gin Palace - a cabaret venue which is steeped in history, and The Old Market Assembly, a large and welcoming bar, restaurant & cultural venue which hosts a quarterly LGBT+ night as well as regular LGBT+ theatre nights.

Nearby you'll find The Phoenix, a hidden oasis tucked away by Cabot Circus which boasts classy décor and a large beer garden.

Old Market is a conservation area and one of the oldest parts of Bristol. It's a thriving independent and bohemian area of the city, you will not find anything corporate here, all the venues are independently owned.

Find More About The Gay Village

WHERE TO STAY: MERCURE BRISTOL BRIGSTOW HOTEL, The 116 stylish bedrooms are fully equipped with the all facilities that you’d expect from a modern four star boutique style hotel and more such as FREE WIFI, large bathroom with both a bath tub and separate shower cubicle,..........

ALVESTON HOUSE HOTEL, This elegant period hotel has 29 modern, well-planned rooms, designed to combine traditional comfort and good taste with all the modern facilities required by today's guests. Carriages award-winning restaurant provides an elegant and relaxed atmosphere in which guests can enjoy the best of continental and English cooking, and the colourful gardens are ideal for eating, drinking or just relaxing by the pond,......

.FUTURE INNS BRISTOL CIRCUS HOTEL, The 149 spacious, air-conditioned bedrooms are of an exceptional standard with Canadian style King, Queen and Twin-sized beds, and there are some room types that include a sofa.

BRISTOL MARRIOTT HOTEL City Centre, The Bristol Marriott Hotel City Centre offers spacious rooms, with full air conditioning, high-speed internet access and 24-hour room service, plus use of the indoor pool. The Terrace Grill restaurant is located in the hotel on the terrace level, right next to the bar which serves Pieminister Pies.


Plans for the city's first dedicated gay quarter at the bottom of The Moor, beside the existing Dempsey's Bar and Club, were welcomed by the city's LGBT+ community when they were announced earlier this year. As well as the two bars which are already open, the area should soon include a combined gay club and sauna called Fraternity, a third as-yet-unnamed gay bar and a yet-to-be-named gay shop according to the team behind the project

The Sheffield Gay Quarter has been in planning for almost two years. The first two venues to open in May will Queer Junction, a gay bar, and Fraternity, a combined gay club and sauna. Four more venues are set to follow later in the year.

Considering its large size, Sheffield has a disproportionately low amount of gay venues. “Sheffield (and its surrounding towns) has a huge population, and there are thousands of LGBT people,” says project manager Matt Taylor. “We also have two excellent universities, both of which have large LGBT groups. It is surprising that Sheffield has not had a designated area previously.”

BAR & CLUB: DEMPSEYS, It is the only bar and club in town for the moment but big plans are already going through and the gay scene is expanding, watch this space. Please be advised that Management policy requires all customers who are not members of Dempseys to produce valid photographic ID after 9pm, irrespective of Age. We apologise for any inconvenience however this is a strict policy enforced by management to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all Dempseys customers.

STRIP BAR SHEFIELD: Parties are always exciting and when looking for venues, you should always go for a place that could par to the level of fun you are expecting to have. Adult clubs, for one, will make a good location for your event. Not only do they have a very entertaining environment, but they also come with a lot of perks, such as beautiful Brisbane strippers Fortitude Valley has. It’s a one-stop shop for all your party needs. What else is there to look for?

All-Night Non-Stop Entertainment, As mentioned, strip bars have all-around entertainment that adds more spice to your party. The Brisbane strippers Fortitude Valley has will dance in front of you individually or in groups. Your eyes can feast non-stop to the sexy bodies moving on stage.

Drink Choices for Everyone, Not all of your party guests have the same liquor preference. While others want hard drinks, some would prefer a bottle of beer or a cocktail. This is another advantage you get when in adult clubs. You and your group will have plenty of options on what drinks you can get.

Some Place Out of the Box, One thing that you don’t want for your party is for it to be considered as typical. It’s very predictable to host occasions in restaurants or at home. You will want something that’s unique and completely out of the box. Holding a party in strip clubs will surely make your event something memorable for everyone. Why not host something that all of your guests will talk about afterwards?

That is so Shefield howevr the people are friendly and welcome you anytime.

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