Calling all London boys!

  • nicelyproport...

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    Oct 18, 2010 6:21 PM GMT
    What's the best place to go clubbing NYE or New Year's Day? (And if you have any other recommendations -- restaurants, shows, etc. -- please feel free to share 'em.)
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    Oct 18, 2010 10:08 PM GMT
    Heaven, maybe? This Gay venue is very close to Charing Cross Station, off Hungerford Street.

    Otherwise Old Compton Street, Soho is London's Gay spot.
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    Oct 19, 2010 7:50 AM GMT
    NotThatOld saidHeaven, maybe? This Gay venue is very close to Charing Cross Station, off Hungerford Street.

    Otherwise Old Compton Street, Soho is London's Gay spot.


    I'm totally out of the loop when it comes to clubbing in London nowadays (not that I was ever really in it) but I think the clubs in Vauxhall are better. I wouldn't say I particularly recommend them as such, but places like Fire, Crash (if that's still around) and Area will all probably be doing big NYE events. The best thing to do would probably be to check out the gay press online in the few weeks in the run up, to see what's happening at each venue - then you can pick the one that most caters to your tastes (music and otherwise!). Try Boyz and QX (they both have websites with PDF versions of their mags).

    Vauxhall tends to be more of a muscle crowd whereas Soho is more of a club-bunny crowd, but that's not absolutes.

    Check out this site for a more detailed lo-down: http://www.realvauxhall.co.uk/
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    Oct 19, 2010 1:39 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    NotThatOld saidHeaven, maybe? This Gay venue is very close to Charing Cross Station, off Hungerford Street.

    Otherwise Old Compton Street, Soho is London's Gay spot.


    I'm totally out of the loop when it comes to clubbing in London nowadays (not that I was ever really in it) but I think the clubs in Vauxhall are better. I wouldn't say I particularly recommend them as such, but places like Fire, Crash (if that's still around) and Area will all probably be doing big NYE events. The best thing to do would probably be to check out the gay press online in the few weeks in the run up, to see what's happening at each venue - then you can pick the one that most caters to your tastes (music and otherwise!). Try Boyz and QX (they both have websites with PDF versions of their mags).

    Vauxhall tends to be more of a muscle crowd whereas Soho is more of a club-bunny crowd, but that's not absolutes.

    Check out this site for a more detailed lo-down: http://www.realvauxhall.co.uk/


    Thanks! I've been to Fire a few times. (How do the Brits there know I'm American just by looking, even before I say a word?)
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 19, 2010 1:53 PM GMT
    All of it is pretty awful. But once you down a tanker of vodka you'd be fine. Heaven is alright, GAY gets pretty cramped. Apparently the scene is moving from Soho to Shoreditch so that's worth looking into.
    Also anyone know where Popstar's gone?
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    Oct 19, 2010 1:55 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said
    Thanks! I've been to Fire a few times. (How do the Brits there know I'm American just by looking, even before I say a word?)


    Americans have a 'look', haha!

    I see on the site I posted, Crash is now called Ultra. I only knew it when it was Crash so I can't say what it's like now, but it used to be popular for the rough and ready muscle crowd, and it was a fairly decent space. I don't like clubs that are too close.
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    Oct 19, 2010 1:57 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    nicelyproportioned said
    only knew it when it was Crash so I can't say what it's like now, but it used to be popular for the rough and ready muscle crowd, and it was a fairly decent space. I don't like clubs that are too close.


    Really? To hell with Heaven, I'm doing Crash this year.
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    Oct 19, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    nicelyproportioned said
    Thanks! I've been to Fire a few times. (How do the Brits there know I'm American just by looking, even before I say a word?)


    Americans have a 'look', haha!


    Americans totally have a look and can be spotted, nay sensed, at 100 meters.
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:12 PM GMT
    Lostboy said
    NickFit said
    nicelyproportioned said
    Thanks! I've been to Fire a few times. (How do the Brits there know I'm American just by looking, even before I say a word?)


    Americans have a 'look', haha!


    Americans totally have a look and can be spotted, nay sensed, at 100 meters.


    And what, pray tell, is that look? How different can I look, mate, with my top off, wearing only jeans and trainers (oh, you Brits with all your cute words for things!)?
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    nicelyproportioned said
    And what, pray tell, is that look? How different can I look, mate, with my top off, wearing only jeans and trainers (oh, you Brits with all your cute words for things!)?


    Haha, it's probably less of an 'appearance' kind of thing and more of an indefinable vibe.

    Post some more pics of yourself and I'll tell you how American you look!
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:14 PM GMT
    I would help but...

    1) I never go to london even though im like 30 minutes away from it, and

    2) I never go clubbing really icon_razz.gif
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    NickFit said
    nicelyproportioned said
    And what, pray tell, is that look? How different can I look, mate, with my top off, wearing only jeans and trainers (oh, you Brits with all your cute words for things!)?


    Haha, it's probably less of an 'appearance' kind of thing and more of an indefinable vibe.

    Post some more pics of yourself and I'll tell you how American you look!


    I unlocked for you. Please educate me! All my cornfed goodness is curious.
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    Oct 19, 2010 3:26 PM GMT
    Im going with Nickfit and Lostboy: even here in the Caribbean, I can spot a continental south american, one country from the other, I can spot one island person from the other, I can spot people from different European countries from another, I can spot an American from a Canadian from a Brit any time of day... And seriously its almost never wrong... its also usually instantaneous, I get it from the very first take.. and its NOT based on physical appearance (that only tells you about genetic origin, not national origins), but on countenance, or presentation of some kind

    If only my gaydar was as functional as my nationality-dar lol Id gladly trade them in
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    Oct 20, 2010 1:05 PM GMT
    amar_m saidIm going with Nickfit and Lostboy: even here in the Caribbean, I can spot a continental south american, one country from the other, I can spot one island person from the other, I can spot people from different European countries from another, I can spot an American from a Canadian from a Brit any time of day... And seriously its almost never wrong... its also usually instantaneous, I get it from the very first take.. and its NOT based on physical appearance (that only tells you about genetic origin, not national origins), but on countenance, or presentation of some kind

    If only my gaydar was as functional as my nationality-dar lol Id gladly trade them in


    The mode of dress in the US is so different from that in Europe that when a European visits us here, we can never tell whether the tight jeans and fitted jacket mean he's gay or "just European".
  • bad_wolf

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    Oct 20, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    There's a difference?!