Want to know where to find the best transgender clubs and parties in London?
Whether you are transgender yourself or an admirer, London can be a welcoming city if you know which clubs and bars to hit. In general, the LGBT scene in the capital is a diverse one and there are plenty of places to head to find good entertainment but some are more niche than others when it comes to TG/TS/TV.
In this guide, we ‘ve listed the best transgender clubs and parties to experience the hospitality of the UK’s capital city. From those that are members only to those that are open to all, we’ve picked a selection of popular venues that run good evenings out for the TG community, including those that specialise in some sensational drag acts.
So, without further ado, here’s our list of the best transgender clubs and parties in London.
The Wayout Club
64-73 Minories, London EC3N 1JL
Founded in 1993, the Wayout Club is the capitals most well-known TG venue, being one of the first clubs to host a dedicated evening for the transgender community. Having relocated around London several times, it’s home off The Minories is now regarded as a hot spot for drag talent acts.
No membership is required and all are welcome; they are open minded about single guys, girls and admirers as long as the dress code is adhered to and guests remain respectful at all times. Speaking of dress code, guys must be smart/casual and girls (TVTS), anything goes.
Entry is charged at £10 before 11pm and £12 after or £7 for femmes.
It’s a really friendly venue and has a great nightclub feel with some fabulous acts booked every week.
The club has won several awards and is only open on Saturdays from 9.00pm to 3.00am; there is a short 30-minute show at 1am.
6 Leytonstone Rd, London E15 1SE
Situated in the East End of London, She World is a discreet and intimate members club for the transgendered community. It offers a safe and welcoming space for socialising and partying every Saturday night.
Whether guests identify as cross dressers, transvestites, trans-girls, drag queens or transsexuals, they (and their admirers) are welcome. The club has some great facilities including a basement dressing room, upper storey movie theatre, bar and dancefloor as well as a garden smoking area.
The club membership is free but events cost £11 (TGs) and £16 (admirers) to enter.
She World is open every Saturday night from 9.00pm to 2.30am.
20 Monument Street, London. EC3R 8AJ
Held at the ‘Britannia’ pub in the City of London, She.XYV is the second venue launch of the popular She World TG club.
The club is open to all genders and sexualities which makes it one of the most inclusive TG clubs around, where uniqueness is celebrated.
There are regular events being held including speed dating, talent nights and dance parties; details for these can be found on the website.
Roma Transsexual Club
39 Parry St, Sw8 1RT, Vauxhall
The Roma Club is dedicated to anyone who identifies as trans and includes cross-dressers, TGs, TVs, TSs and single male/female admirers.
The venue incorporates a private changing room and cloakroom so you can get ready when you arrive plus two floors of great bar/club facilities. The basement cellar doubles as a disco play room with some more intimate spaces for socialising.
Parties are held every last Friday of each month and runs from 10.00pm to 4.00am; tickets are £40 on the door.
La Rose offers an alternative to the clubbing scene with an invite only policy. Parties are held once a month and the venue is not open to the general public making it a very discreet and exclusive way to socialise. Because of the privacy afforded to the venue, the dress code is more kinky and the company more experiemental.
Known as the Kinky Dolls event, parties are attended by a mix of guests including TVs, TGs and admirers as well as the curious cross dressers.
Entrance is £20 for gents, admirers and friends but free for TVTSs – you even get a free bottle of prosecco if you turn up before 10pm. Gents who dress up in a kinky style will also get free entry.
Parties are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month and run
The Bombshell Club
Them Downstairs, 18 Kentish Town Rd, Camden Town, London NW1 9BB
Held every Friday night at the popular queer bar, Them Downstairs, the Bombshell Club is open for TVTS and admirers. Entry costs £5 (TVTS) and £10 for others.
There is no need for separate membership to the club and the crowd here are pretty welcoming and friendly to newcomers.
Music is provided by DJs Lady Lloyd & Cheryl Hole who play mainly RnB, pop classics and some dance whilst in-house Go-Go Girls Honey Foxx and Melissa Hotgayl work their magic on the dancefloor.
The club is open from 10.00pm to 3.00am every Friday night and at 1am the cabaret starts, showcasing some of London’s finest drag acts.
800 Lea Bridge Rd, London E17 9DN
Offering the largest TV and admirers club in London, Legs 800 covers more than 3000 sq. ft over three levels. As well as offering a bar, dance floor and lounge there is also a play level incorporating a dungeon, two dark rooms and private cubicles.
The club also has shower facilities and changing rooms plus smoking areas.
T Girls pay £10 for admission, £15 for admirers and there is free entry on Saturday if you also attend on Thursday.
The club is open every Thursday and Saturday night from 9.00pm to 3.00am. There is also a bisexual and gay sauna open on site, seven days a week from midday onwards.
305a North End Rd, Hammersmith, London W14 9NS
Ted’s Place is a popular gay nightclub in Hammersmith that hosts a TVTS and Admirers night on Mondays, a TVTS party night on Thursdays and an all-welcome ‘Chill Out’ Sunday.
The club is unpretentious and well known for being friendly and welcoming of new faces. It is a great place to socialise, network and to see and be seen.
- TS/TV, Admirers and Gays: Mondays – 7pm until midnight. Entrance is £3 or is free TVs/TSs
- TV/TS Party Night: Thursday – 7pm until 2am. Entrance is £5.00
- TV/TS, Gay Chill Out: Sunday – 7pm until 2am. Entrance is £5.00
Gartside House, Harris Way, Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 7EL
Located outside the city, Sunbury on Thames is situated on the south western approach to London, easily accessible from the M3. Gartside House is home to the notorious swingers club, The Hellfire Club but is reverted to the exclusive use of TGs, TVs and TSs (plus admirers) on several Tuesdays throughout the year.
The club is for members only and costs just £10 to join. The process is more of an administrative one to ensure the exclusivity of guests at their parties.
The club has good facilities including play areas, socialising spaces such as the bar and lounge plus party zones. There are also shower and changing rooms on site. The dress code is smart casual with ladies making an effort to impress and men expected to do the same.
Some months have more than one event planned whilst others have just the one. You need to check the website for details of what is going on and when but evenings usually get started at 9.00pm and run until 2.00am. There are also the odd Friday night events too which tend to finish a little later at 3.00am.
Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SD
As you would expect from the name, the events at this club are held on a Wednesday (the 1st and 3rd of every month). Unlike most of the other TG clubs and parties on this list, the event is also held during the day and is ideal for those in the community who cannot go out at night. Open for cross dressers, TVs, TGs, TSs and admirers, the venue is just a five minute walk from Kings Cross Station.
Parties run from 1.00pm to 9.00pm after which the public bar remains open until 1.00am. There is also a drag comedienne who performs a set at 9.30pm.
The London Theatre, 443 New Cross Road, London, SE14 6TA
Fabalass runs irregular events but they are generally well attended due to their free admission.
The parties are hosted at the London Theatre which is close to Goldsmiths University in New Cross, south east of the city. It’s a working theatre so there is a good bar, great sound system and the organisers arrange for full and exclusive use of the place. It is generally a better place to socialise than to ‘party’ but it’s a nice alternative.
Check their website for details of upcoming events, most of which run from 10.15pm to 2.00am with last entry being before 11.30pm.
Featured image via Roma Transsexual Party.