Seven Days

Seven Days: XXL, Ku Bar, G&D, Positive East and more bank holiday parties

XXL Construction

It’s August bank holiday weekend, the last bank holiday until Christmas and traditionally a stonker of a party weekend – and smack bang in the middle of it is XXL Construction at Pulse. The London Bridge super-venue will be packed with bears, blokes and hunks all yelling ‘Yes we can’ as they grab their tools and party till dawn. S’ee you on the dancefloor.


Get to Ku this weekend 

No matter what the weather’s like we guarantee it will be super hot all weekend at all the Ku venues. Whichever you choose – Ku Leicester Square with Klub below and Light Lounge above, or maybe the small but perfectly formed Ku Soho – they will all be open late and packed with hotness, cold drinks and cool tunes. Plus don’t forget the beautiful She Soho for our sisters on Old Compton Street.

Enjoy some TLC at the Charles Street Tap 

The Charles Street Tap in Brighton welcomes the brilliant Titti La Camp to the stage on Sunday (26 Aug) while on bank holiday Monday it’s the one and only Mary Mac.

Here be Dragons

The Duchess knows how to have a good time, she’s the original good time girl and this weekend she’s got loads of top talent at the George and Dragon in Greenwich. Friday (24 Aug) sees the hilarious Lola Lasagne taking to the stage while Saturday sees Eva Iglesias, the Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist belting out the hits. And on Sunday you get three of the UK’s finest when Mary Mac, Miss Jason and Tony Sinclair bring the laughs.

White Swan’s 33rd Birthday 

This Saturday (25 Aug) the gang at the White Swan in Limehouse will be celebrating a whopping 33 years of rocking our world with a massive birthday party. Hosted by that quiet and demure flower, Saucy Sophie, you also get a performance by the extraordinary Felix Le Freak, winner of this year’s Drag Idol, plus tunes from DJs FKA and Stevie Tee.


Four bars support Positive East

This weekend four gorgeous East London bars are raising money to help local HIV charity Positive East. On Friday (24 Aug) Dalston Superstore will give all its door proceeds and The Alibi will be asking for a £3 donation. Saturday night sees The Glory donate £2 for everyone who pay door entry and Vogue Fabrics will be collecting on the door and drinks promotions.

Three days of cabaret at the Old Ship

For the bank holiday weekend John and his team at the Old Ship in Limehouse have some brilliant cabaret lined up. On Saturday (25 Aug) it’s the queen of eloquence, Baga Chipz, followed on Sunday by our favourite girl group, The Vixens. And as it’s bank holiday Monday we get an extra slice this weekend when the fabulous Miss Ross takes to the stage on Monday at 8.30pm.

Bank holiday at ATS

We are totally in love with the new Above The Stag Theatre on the Albert Embankment over the road from the MI6 building. This weekend you can watch the amazing Grindr: The Opera in the main theatre and opening this week it’s Next Lesson in the Studio Theatre. Tickets and info from

Book your party at Comptons

The bank holiday weekend will see Comptons fit to bursting with hotties or every kind and we love it. But did you know you can book your own party at the Grande Dame of Soho? They have a whole range of options including drinks packages that start at just £40 and you get your own area in the much loved venue. All you have to do is ask a member of staff. Simples!

Subline Brighton’s Sundown Beach Party 

Brighton cruise bar Subline hosts its annual beach party this Sunday (26 Aug) from 9pm where Speedos, flip flops and bare torsos are welcome. Entry is £4 members or £8 for guests.

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