Dating, Drama, Discos, Dumb-bells, DVDs and Displays: Gay London in January 2015

So who said January’s a quiet month!?


If you want to try your hand at speed-dating then The Lists’s “28 Gays Later” event is on at McQueen Shoreditch (51-56 Tabernacle Street, EC2A 4AA) on Monday 12 January (now sold out).

Village Drinks is also holding its first networking drinks event of the year at No 5 Greek Street on Wednesday 28 January.


Russell T Davies’ much-hyped trio of dramas Cucumber, Banana and Tofo premier in the UK this month on E4, Channel 4 and 4OD respectively, from 9pm Thursday 22 January 2015.

Series 2 of HBO’s “Looking” is also due to premier on Sky Atlantic this month. Exact airing date is TBC.


One of London’s greatest home-grown club brands Horse Meat Disco hits the ground running with a guest appearance from Chicago’s Honey Dijon on Sunday 4 January 2015.

X Factor finalist Fleur East is performing at G-A-Y at Heaven on Saturday 10 January 2015 (we think a performance of “Uptown Funk” is a safe bet!).

Just shy of three years after Whitney Houston’s death, The Eagle is screening the premier of the Whitney Houston biopic on Saturday 17 January 2015 at Carpet Burn.

Also performing at G-A-Y this month is Charli XCX, two weeks later on Saturday 24 January 2015.

Returning to The Eagle, one of its more successful Saturday nights “R18” celebrates its second birthday on Saturday 24 January 2015 with appearances from porn stars Riley Tess and Mickey Taylor. Though, if we’re to be honest, we think when it comes to live shows some things are probably best left to the imagination. After all, in the real world, porn stars have sex just like normal people.

As for the all important post first 2015 pay cheque weekend, we’d recommend Push The Button at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Friday 30 January 2015.

The fledging urban club night “No Homo” also makes its South London debut at The Eagle on Saturday 31 January 2015. More on Facebook.


If you’re think of joining a gym, check out our guide to gyms and pools in the West End.


Series 1 of HBO’s “Looking” is released on DVD from 12 January 2015.


A few exhibitions we think are worth checking out: See the golden era of Hollywood glamour at Horst – Photographer Of Style at the Victoria & Albert Musuem (closing imminently on Sunday 4 January 2015).

Also closing this month (25 January 2015) is a retrospective of pop artist Allen Jones at The Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly.

Staying on the theme of fashion photography, we’d recommend Guy Bourdin: Image Maker (the “inspiration” behind Madonna’s 2003 Hollywood video) running at Somerset House until 27 March 2015.

Finally, God’s Own Junkyward has returned to Soho after a two year break with another “pop up” shop featuring a visual feast of capitivating neon displays at Lights of Soho (35 Brewer Street, W1F 0RX) until Sunday 18 January 2015.

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