Recommended Gay meeting places in London for lesbians?

Discussion in 'Advice on Meeting Women' started by Irishgal2016, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Irishgal2016

    Irishgal2016 Member

    Jun 20, 2016
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    Hi there - I'm newly "out" - as on I told my husband yesterday morning! And I'm craving some contact with lesbian and bi women who I can connect to and relate to.

    I live in west london in the UK and I tried googling lesbian bars but only found 3 and cannot find any cafes or clubs per se. Also the lesbian nights are Tuesday and I cannot go out late on a Tuesday as I get up for work super early.

    What I wanted to ask is:
    A) can any london or UK members recommend meet ups or cafes or bars in london?

    B) what are typical sports and social activities in the UK that attract gay women? I read on here a lot about USA (basket ball leagues etc) but I don't know if that translates to the UK?

    C) what are the best online dating sites in the UK for gay women? Is there such a thing as a "best" or is it a matter of using the normal dating sites and specifying my sexuality to narrow down the search?

    Right now my no 1 priority is to immerse myself in the gay community and meet friends. Romance would be lovely but for my first step I want to just BE with my "new family" so would love some recommendations!

    Many thanks!
  2. Gyldenragg

    Gyldenragg Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2013
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    Well I don't have much knowledge of the lgbt scene in London tbh, but here are a few suggestions you can look into to see if they're of interest:

    Lemon Juice - at various venues around Dalston, every three months or so. Think it's a pretty artsy crowd, as the money they raise during these nights out are used to fund art exhibitions. And Dalston Superstore, café by day and party hub at night.

    Aphrodyki in Stoke Newington. Although apparently this whole area is really lgbt friendly, so Blush is also supposed to be quite nice from what I've read.

    Otherwise I've heard/read about Candy Bar, Unskinny Bop, Kitten, and Southbank Surfing.

    Lastly, I just wanted to throw out that it's probably worth checking out DIVA, lesbian/bi magazine that comes out monthly. There's tons of stuff in there to give you a good glimpse into what's going on in the community, and I'm sure they'll have plenty of tips for activities and venues in London :) From my own personal feeling while living in the UK though, I'd say it seemed like there were quite a few gay girls playing either rugby or lacrosse. But that's really generalizing now. And I know that there's usually quite a few minorities present on slam poetry sessions (the minority is often the majority at those events actually).

    Hope this helps!
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2016
  3. MzCassandra

    MzCassandra New Member

    Jun 22, 2016
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    Congrats on coming out!!

    In terms of meeting up and socialising, I think it's worth looking into there's normally something on within the community, specifically around central London. Other than that dalston superstore is a great spot during the day, to socialise and meet new people, definitely a friendly bunch.

    Sport wise, they're are quite a few clubs based around London, that actually compete Internationally. It really depends on what type of sport you we to play. The main ones I know of are basketball, football, hockey, rugby, netball and tennis.

    Ahh online dating sites...tbh I've only ever tried POF, and I've actually met a few people who I socialise with often, its not directly aimed at our community, but there's a fair amount of us.

    Nights out, really depend on when your planning on going on. There's always something over the weekend, commonly in the soho area. Again dalston superstore is great night out, they normally have events 7 days a week. I've been to a few myself, Thursday's are pretty good. (Just to add candy bar closed down, and is replaced by she Soho)

    Don't forget there's always pride this Saturday and Sunday, hope it helps a little


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