They survived homophobia and Thatcher. But is gentrification now sounding the death knell for gay clubs and pubs? We meet the artists battling to save them. Each performer was wearing an architectural model on their head, and instead of lip-syncing, they were reading out snippets of planning and licensing documents. The event had been organised by the architecture academics Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall as a riff on the famous Beaux Arts Ball in New York, at which attendees dressed as the Chrysler building and the Waldorf Astoria hotel.
Going out out: my life in gay bars | Evening Standard
London is the most visited city in Europe, with over 15 million visitors every year. The gay area has adapted to it and many of the gay bars in London share the streets with Deli shops, high standard restaurants and five-star hotels. However, the saturation of the city center has boosted the rise of new gay areas around the city. Nowadays, the gay bars of London are not only in Soho.
Heaven is a superclub in Charing Cross , London , England. The club is known for Paul Oakenfold 's acid house events in the s, the underground nightclub festival Megatripolis , and for being the birthplace of ambient house. Heaven was opened in December by Jeremy Norman in a former night club called Global Village, which was housed in the arches beneath Charing Cross railway station, once part of Adelphi Arches, a large wine-cellar for the hotel above.
This is the London gay guide by Nighttours. London has to be one of the most attractive cities in Europe for the gay visitor: a vast amount of bars, cafes, clubs, restaurants and theatres, all located in the historic centre. The main gay area has to be Soho , just west of the West End, where all theatres are located and north of China Town.