The Royal Vauxhall Tavern sold to new owners; venue to undergo substantial refurbishment

The redevelopment of Vauxhall and Nine Elms has resulted in inevitable speculation about the future of gay venues in the area. Possibly the single most historic and highly regarded venue in the area is of course The Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

It has been announced tonight that The Royal Vauxhall Tavern has been sold to new owners, after incurring significant financial losses over the past few years.

The venue will undergo an internal and external refurbishment with the 1st floor opened up as a champagne/wine bar.

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Pictures of the LGBT Pride Parade at Alemao favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on September 28, 2014

Colourful sights in the Alemao favela in the north zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 28 September 2014, as the favela held its 2nd LGBT Pride Parade.

Good to see the sights of Rio on display, beyond the usual (and admittedly beautiful) picture postcard views of Copacabana and Ipanema.

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Gay Pride returns to Belgrade, Serbia, after a four year hiatus

Gay Pride returned to Belgrade Serbia, on Sunday 28 September, after a four year hiatus. The march is reported to have been without incident, led off from the main government building, with hundreds of participants carrying rainbow-colored balloons and flags, and banners proclaiming “Pride”, “Peace” and “Love”.

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The sound of New York’s Paradise Garage comes to the Ministry of Sound, London for World AIDS Day, 30 November 2014

We’re really looking forward to this.

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On Sunday 30 November, London and New York come together at the Ministry of Sound to celebrate the music of the New York club Paradise Garage in aid of the Terrence Higgins Trust and Gay Men’s Health Crisis New York.

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Dieux du Stade returns with its 2015 nude calendar (on sale 2 October 2014 – preview clips now available)

Morgan Parra, Cover Model, Dieux du Stade, 2015 Calendar

Morgan Parra, Cover Model, Dieux du Stade, 2015 Calendar


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“Out On The Dock” returns with a “Winter Frost Festival” – Tobacco Dock, Saturday 15 November (tickets now on sale)

Out On The Dock, Frost Festival, Tobacco Dock, Saturday 15 November 2014

Out On The Dock, Frost Festival, Tobacco Dock, Saturday 15 November 2014

As Andre 3000 once remarked, “Now what’s cooler than bein’ cool? Ice Cold!”

Well quite.

And so the organisers behind the Summer Rites “Out On The Dock” festival (by all accounts, one of the better events in London this year) return for another winter event, a “Winter Frost Festival” at the Tobacco Dock on Saturday 15 November.

On this occasion, it’s a night time event, with seven hours of ice block rockin’ beats from 9pm to 4am.

As is par the course, details of participating clubs, brands and DJs are scant at the moment, but £15 first release tickets are now on sale.

The event is preceded by a “Winter Pride Arts Awards” event, for which tickets are also now on sale.

We’ll keep this page updated over the coming weeks.

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New Year’s Eve 2014 & New Year’s Day 2015 Parties & Events in Gay London (and Brussels, Madrid, Paris..)

Yes, that’s right. The John Lewis Christmas ad is probably not even out of the edit suite yet, but we are taking an early look at New Year’s Eve 2014 & New Year’s Day 2015 (albeit with some spartan listings to start with!).

With New Year’s Day 2015 falling on a Thursday, many won’t return to work until Monday 5 January. This is ample time for a lot of events and, for those who feel inclined, a trip away for New Year.

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