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What’s On Christmas and New Year Listings: Thursday 20th December to Tuesday 1st January 2019

Thursday 20th December

Oh yes it is… it’s the Royal Vauxhall Tavern 2018 panto, Rubbed, a new take on the tale of Aladdin and his genie. Runs until 3 January. Open 7pm – midnight. Tickets via vauxhalltavern.com

The Duke of Wellington presents the BritBears Christmas Party with Doctor Woof and loads of prizes to be won. Open 7.30pm – late. Entry is free.

The Two Brewers 2018 panto is Star Whores from Two Box and the cast includes Dixie Delight, Marsha Mallow and more. Runs until 28 December. From 7pm. Tickets from outsavvy.com

The Vixens are at the Two Brewers tonight with DJ Liam Chaplin. Open 5pm – 3am. Entry is free before 10pm, £4 after. 

Ku Bar Leicester Square is packed with hotties both sides of the bar plus a warm welcome seven days a week. Open midday – 3am. Entry is free.

Ku Klub at Ku Leicester Square presents P.H.A.T Club every Thursday with amazing DJs and hosts. Open until 3am. Entry is free before 11pm, £5 after.

Unleash your inner Mariah as Kevin Walsh hosts Backing the Stars karaoke at Halfway II Heaven. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free. 

Tonight at Comptons it’s Soul’Hoes with Alex Eugenio playing house tunes. Plus watch all the latest sports events on their big screens as and when they’re on. Open midday – late. Entry is free.

Piano Bar tonight at the George and Dragon with Mrs Moore and Ian Parker. £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 2am. 

Circa Soho is the cool and funky bar on Frith Street, with great house music, sexy guys and a Happy Hour. Open 1pm – 1am. 

The Light Lounge is the cocktail bar from the Ku Group situated above Ku Bar Leicester Square. Happy Hour runs from 5pm until 7pm. Open 5pm – 11.30pm. Entry is free. 

Tonight at The Bridge in Clapham it’s the brilliant Drag Bingo with Vanity Von Glow and David Robson. From 8pm. 

Sandra is at the Admiral Duncan tonight for saucy laughs. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

Little Ku on Frith Street is small but perfectly formed. Open midday – midnight. Entry is free.

The White Swan in Limehouse presents its brilliant Open Mic Night with CJ on the piano. Open 8pm – late. Entry is free.

Above The Stag presents Mother Goose Cracks One Out, the 2018 panto which runs until January. Times and tickets at abovethestag.com

The Musical of Musicals is in the Studio Theatre at Above The Stag Theatre and runs until 22 December. Start times vary, please see website. Book tickets at abovethestag.com

Briefs Close Encounters the fab boylesque show is part of Christmas in Leicester Square until January. Tickets at Christmasinleicestersquare.com

How To Catch A Krampus is the twisted Christmas tale from Sink The Pink and Donald Marshall at the Pleasance Theatre, N7. Tickets at pleasance.co.uk

Buttons A Cinderella Story is at the King’s Head Theatre until 5 January. Tickets from kingsheadtheatre.com

The Boy Under the Christmas Tree is on at King’s Head Theatre in Islington until 5 January. Tickets from kingsheadtheatre.com

 Tinderella the adult panto is on at the Canal Cafe Theatre until 29 December. Tickets from canalcafetheatre.com

 Hot Gay Time Machine is at Trafalgar Studios until 5 January. Book tickets at agttickets.com

 The Inheritance is at the Noël Coward Theatre in two parts, with shows running until mid January. Book tickets at InheritancePlay.com

 Pleasuredrome sauna in Waterloo is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Entry is £18 (£5 off with Boyz ad, terms and conditions apply) or £13 for guys under 25 years of age with valid ID. See pleasuredrome.com for more details.

Sweatbox‘s million pound makeover is on and the venue will be reopening shortly. For information and updates, text HARDHAT to 88802 or follow SweatboxSoho on social media.

 Wandsworth LGBT Forum’s coffee morning for Over 50s LGBT+ at The Furzedown Project, 91/93 Moyser Road, SW16. From 10am – midday. Free.

Friday 21st December

Tonight at the Two Brewers starts with the panto Star Whores and later hosts performances from The Cheeky Girls, cabaret from Lady Diamond and late-night dancing at Back Room. Open 5pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £7 after.

Tonight at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern starts with the panto Rubbed, followed by a special Christmas edition of Beefmince, Turkeymince. Open 7pm – 4am. Tickets for both from vauxhalltavern.com

 TANGA! is back in London at the Clapham Grand for their Christmas Special Party tonight. Expect pop hits, marvellous shows and sexy guys. Open 10.30pm – 5am. Book your tickets at outsavvy.com

 Tonight Halfway II Heaven welcomes the amazing Charlie Hides and KY Kelly to the stage from 8pm. Open 12pm – 2am. Entry is free.

 The Old Ship welcomes DJ Matty B for music and fun from 7pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

 DJ Holestar is playing classic pop tunes at the Duke of Wellington in Soho from 9pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

 The marvellous Sandra is at the George and Dragon in Greenwich. Plus there’s £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 4am. Entry is free.

 Circa: The Club is London’s newest LGBT+ late-night venue at Hungerford House on Victoria Embankment with the best in funky house from their fantastic resident DJs, a fun sexy crowd and a state of the art venue. Open 11pm – 5am.

 The White Swan has DJ Aaran Bader spinning the hits. Open 10pm – 4am.

 The Admiral Duncan in Soho has cabaret tonight from Crystal D’Canter and Son of a Tutu from 9pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

 She Soho is the only dedicated bar for LGBT+ women in the West End from on Old Compton Street. Open until midnight. Entry is free.

 G-A-Y Camp Attack is at Heaven tonight with hits from the 70s to today. 11pm – 4am. Entry is £1 with wristband from G-A-Y Bar.

 At the Covent Garden Health Spa you’ll find a steam room, spa, sauna, showers, rest rooms, licensed bar, massage and much more. For opening times and entry fees, visit cghspa.uk

Saturday 22nd December

Tonight it’s XXL Christmas at super-club Pulse with music from Fat Tony, Alex Logan and Paul Morrell in the main room, with David Robson and Joe Egg in the Fur Lounge. Open 10pm – 7am. Entry is £10 for members, £17 for guests. 

 The Two Brewers in Clapham has Drag With No Name in the Cabaret Bar with DJ Demon plus from Carols by Candlelight in the Club Bar at 3pm followed by DJ Chris Brogan later. Open 3pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £8 after.

 Ku Bar Leicester Square is open late every Saturday until after Christmas. Open midday – 5am. Entry is free.

 Today at Retro Bar David Robson hosts his annual festive gathering for George Michael fans with concert footage on the screens and music from DJ Simon La Vans. Open 2pm – late. Entry is free.

 At Halfway II Heaven Mrs Moore is on from 4pm followed by Rose Garden at 5pm, Lady Diamond at 8pm and at 10pm it’s The Vixens with DJ Justin Swift. Open 12pm – 2am. Entry is free.

 Tonight at the Duke of Wellington it’s Panda Pop with DJ Heidi Liscious playing pop bangers. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

 The Old Ship welcomes Tiffaney Wells for music and fun. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

 Little Ku on Frith Street is open late every Saturday until Christmas. Open midday – 3am. Entry is free.

 The Light Lounge is upstairs at Ku Leicester Square and is now open until 3am every Saturday for the rest of 2018. Open 5pm – 3am.

 At the George and Dragon The Duchess welcomes the Ice Queen aka Tanya Hyde. Open 4pm – 4am. Entry is free before 11pm.

 Tonight at the White Swan it’s Miss Terry Tour’s Christmas Show. Open 10pm – 4am. Entry is £10

 Circa: The Club is London’s newest late-night venue is now open late until 5am every Friday and Saturday until January. Open 11pm – 5am.

 There’s Christmas cabaret from Victoria Sponge at The Victoria in Walthamstow tonight. Open until 3am. Entry is free.

 Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Amy Lamé and music from The Readers Wifes. Open 9pm – 4am. Entry is £5 before 10.30pm, £8 after.

 At the Admiral Duncan it’s Crystal D’Canter at 8pm, Shania Payne at 9pm and Vicki Vivacious at 10.30pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

 Tonight at G-A-Y it’s a Porn Idol Christmas Special with Todrick Hall. Open 10.30pm – 5am. Discount entry with a wristband from G-A-Y Bar.

Sunday 23rd December

It’s the Two Brewers Christmas Jumper Party with cabaret madness from Lady Diamond, Lola Lasagne, Kandi Kane and Sandra, plus music from DJ Demon, all in the Cabaret Bar. Open 5pm – 2am. Entry is free before 8pm, £5 after.

This afternoon it’s Sunday Cabaret at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Miss Penny’s Xmas Show, followed by Sunday Dance with tunes from DJ Neil Prince. Open 4pm – 10.30pm. Entry is £5 for members, £6 for guests.

 Halfway II Heaven presents CK Sunday with Crystal D’Canter and her Christmas Cracker from 3.30pm. Open 12pm – 10pm. Entry is free.

 At the George and Dragon in Greenwich it’s more fun and cabaret with Lola Lasagne, Tanya Hyde and Tony Sinclair. Plus £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 2am. Entry is free. 

Jivin’ Julie is back with her Bearaoke at the Kings Arms from 7.30pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

The Old Ship in Limehouse welcomes Heart & Soul at 9.30pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

The Admiral Duncan hosts The Nightmare Before Christmas with Marsha Mallow and Baga Chipz from 6pm. Open 12pm – midnight. Entry is free.

Horse Meat Disco is at Eagle LondonOpen 8pm – 3am. Entry is £6 before 10pm, £8 after.

Sailors Sauna in Limehouse now offers Sunday lunches plus check website for details on early bird entry deals. Times and prices at sailorssauna.com 

Christmas Eve 24th December

 At the Two Brewers tonight it’s a Christmas Eve spectacular starring Danny Beard and KY Kelly. Open 5pm – 3am. Entry is free before 9pm, £7 after.

 Halfway II Heaven presents cabaret fun with Crystal D’Canter, Rose Garden and Mrs Moore. Open 2pm – 8pm. Entry is free.

 Ku Bar Leicester Square is open until 9pm tonight, closed on Christmas Day, and reopens on Boxing Day.

 Today at the Admiral Duncan it’s the Christmas Eve Karaoke Showdown with Scarlett Harlett from 7pm. Open midday – 12am. Entry is free.

 Tonight at The Duke of Wellington there’s £2.50 drink promos. Open until late. Entry is free.

 The Old Ship welcomes DJ Matty B for music and fun from 7pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

 Chariots Vauxhall sauna on Albert Embankment closes at closes at 5pm and reopens at 2pm on Boxing Day. See chariots.co.uk for more details.

Christmas Day 25th December

 At the Two Brewers tonight Baby Ru and Sandra will be on stage delivering their alternative Queen’s Message. Open 7pm – 2am. Entry is £8.

 The Admiral Duncan is open for a Christmas Day drink. Open 2pm – 10pm. Entry is free.

 Today at The Duke of Wellington celebrate Christmas Day with free mince pies and fizz. Open 4pm – 9pm. Entry is free.

 The Old Ship in Limehouse is open for a pre-dinner tipple. Open 11.30pm – 3pm. Entry is free.

 Ye Old Rose & Crown down in Greenwich hosts its Christmas Day Showtunes Special from 7pm. Open until 10pm. Entry is free.

Known as the sauna that never sleeps, Pleasuredrome sauna in Waterloo is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, meaning it’s open today too! Entry is £18 (£5 off with the Boyz advert on page 47, terms and conditions apply) or £13 for guys under 25 years of age with valid ID. See pleasuredrome.com for more details.

Boxing Day 26th December

 Cookie Monster is at the Admiral Duncan for laughs and songs. Open 7pm – 12am. Entry is free.

 Tonight at the Two Brewers there’s Boxing Day cabaret with Sandra and Myra Dubois on stage. Open 5pm – 3am. Entry is free before 8pm, £6 after.

 Ku Klub presents Bombshell with Lady Lloyd and glam performers. Open until 3am. Entry is £5.

 Halfway II Heaven reopens for fun and games with Martha D’Arthur and Rose Garden. Open 3pm – 12am. Free entry.

 At the George and Dragon it’s karaoke with Kevin Walsh. Open 4pm – 2am. Entry is free.

 Today at The Duke of Wellington expect a fun crowd. Open 2pm – late. Entry is free.

 Chariots Vauxhall sauna reopens at 2pm today and closes at 8am Thursday morning. See chariots.co.uk for more details.

Thursday 27th December

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern 2018 panto, Rubbed, is a new take on the tale of Aladdin and his genie. Runs until 3 January. Open 7pm – midnight. Tickets from vauxhalltavern.com

 The Two Brewers 2018 panto is Star Whores from Two Box and the cast includes Dixie Delight, Marsha Mallow and more. Runs until 28 December. From 7pm. Tickets from outsavvy.com

 There’s another top drag act on stage at the Two Brewers tonight along with DJ Liam Chaplin. Open 5pm – 3am. Entry is free before 10pm, £4 after. 

 Ku Bar Leicester Square is packed with hotties both sides of the bar plus a warm welcome seven days a week. Open midday – 3am. Entry is free.

 Ku Klub at Ku Leicester Square presents P.H.A.T Club every Thursday with amazing DJs and hosts. Open until 3am. Entry is free before 11pm, £5 after.

 Unleash your inner Freddie as Kevin Walsh hosts Backing the Stars karaoke at Halfway II Heaven. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free. 

 Tonight at Comptons it’s Soul’Hoes with Alex Eugenio. Open midday – late. Entry is free.

 Piano Bar tonight at the George and Dragon with Crystal D’Canter and Ian Parker. £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 2am. 

 Circa Soho is the cool and funky bar on Frith Street with great house music, sexy guys and a Happy Hour. Open 1pm – 1am. 

 Sandra is at the Admiral Duncan tonight for saucy laughs. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

 Above The Stag presents Mother Goose Cracks One Out, the 2018 panto which runs until January. Times and tickets at abovethestag.com

Buttons A Cinderella Story and The Boy Under the Christmas Tree are both on at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington until 5 January. Tickets from kingsheadtheatre.com

Wandsworth LGBT Forum’s coffee morning for Over 50s LGBT+ at The Furzedown Project, 91/93 Moyser Road, SW16. From 10am – midday. Free.

Friday 28th December

The Two Brewers tonight starts with the panto and then has cabaret from Lola Lasagne and music from DJ Demon. Open 5pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £7 after.

Tonight at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern starts with the panto Rubbed, followed by Schlager Divas’ Abba Party. Open 7pm – 3am. Tickets for both from vauxhalltavern.com

Tonight Halfway II Heaven welcomes the brilliant Lola Lasagne and Tanya Hyde from 8pm. Open 12pm – 2am. Entry is free.

DJ Holestar is playing classic pop tunes at the Duke of Wellington in Soho from 9pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

The marvellous Titti La Camp is at the George and Dragon in Greenwich. Plus there’s £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 4am. Entry is free.

Circa: The Club is London’s newest LGBT+ late-night venue at Hungerford House on Victoria Embankment. Open 11pm – 5am.

The Admiral Duncan in Soho has cabaret tonight with more top drag acts from 8pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

G-A-Y Camp Attack is at Heaven tonight. 11pm – 4am. Entry is £1 with wristband from G-A-Y Bar.

Saturday 29th December

The Two Brewers in Clapham has Danny Beard in the Cabaret Bar with DJ Demon. Open 5pm – 4am. Entry is free before 10pm, £8 after.

Ku Bar Leicester Square is packed out with hotties both sides of the bar plus a warm welcome, great drinks menu and gorgeous music. Open midday – 3am. Entry is free.

At Halfway II Heaven Mrs Moore is on from 3pm followed by Rose Garden at 5pm, and at 10pm it’s The Vixens with DJ Justin Swift. Open 12pm – 2am. Entry is free.

Recon London transforms Fire in Vauxhall into a sleazy wonderland with multiple rooms for all your favourite kinks and fetishes. Open 10pm – 6am. Book tickets at recon.com/events

Tonight at the Duke of Wellington it’s Panda Pop with DJ Heidi Liscious playing pop bangers. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

At the George and Dragon The Duchess welcomes showbiz legend Tanya Hyde. Open 4pm – 4am. Entry is free before 11pm.

Tonight it’s XXL Retrospective at super-club Pulse with music from Hutch, Alex Logan and Paul Morrell in the main room, with David Robson and Joe Egg in the Fur Lounge. Open 10pm – 7am. Entry is £10 for members, £17 for guests. 

The Old Ship welcomes DJ James Armour for music from 7pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

Little Ku on Frith Street is open late every Saturday. Open midday – midnight. Entry is free.

The Light Lounge is upstairs at Ku Leicester Square and is now open until 3am every Saturday for the rest of 2018. Open 5pm – 3am.

Circa: The Club is London’s newest late-night venue and is now open late until 5am every Friday and Saturday until January. Open 11pm – 5am.

Duckie at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Amy Lamé and music from The Readers Wifes. Open 9pm – 4am. Entry is £5 before 10.30pm, £8 after.

G-A-Y is back at Heaven. Open 10.30pm – 5am. 

Cabaret at the Admiral Duncan with more drag acts from 8pm. Open 12pm – 1am. Entry is free.

Sunday 30th December

Today at the Two Brewers there’s cabaret madness from Miss Jason at 6.30pm, Mary Mac at 8.30pm and Sandra at 11pm. Open 5pm – 2am. Entry is free before 8pm, £5 after.

Sunday Cabaret at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern with Brenda La Beau, followed by Sunday Dance with tunes from DJ Liam Chaplin. Open 4pm – 10.30pm. Entry is £5 for members, £6 for guests.

Halfway II Heaven presents the CK Sunday with Crystal D’Canter and Vileda Moppe from 3.30pm. Open 12pm – 10pm. Entry is free.

At the George and Dragon in Greenwich it’s more fun and cabaret with Lola Lasagne, Tanya Hyde and Tony Sinclair. Plus £3 drinks offers until 8pm. Open 4pm – 2am. Entry is free. 

The Old Ship welcomes DJ Matty B for music from 7pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

The Admiral Duncan has fantastic cabaret from Kara Van Park at 6pm followed by Baga Chipz. Open 12pm – midnight. Entry is free.

Sailors Sauna in Limehouse now offers Sunday lunches plus check website for details on early bird entry deals. Times and prices at sailorssauna.com 

New Year’s Eve 31st December

Celebrate New Year’s Eve and say hello to 2019 in style at Ku Bar Leicester Square, Klub and The Light Lounge with the gorgeous bar boys, a midnight toast, cocktails galore and music from the resident DJs. Open 12pm – 5am. 

At the Two Brewers tonight Sandra, Alison Jiear and Miss Jason welcome in the New Year with a bang, along with DJs Demon, Liam Chaplin, Chris Brogan and Phil Marriott. Open 7pm – 5am. Early bird tickets are £20.

The Beefmince boys are back at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern tonight with Myra Dubois live on stage, plus music from DJs Silverhook, Cactushead and Tareq. Open 9pm – 5am. Book tickets in advance at beefmince.co.uk/tickets
Halfway II Heaven welcomes in 2019 with a huge party! Get ready for bubbles, a buffet and cabaret from Mrs Moore, Rose Garden, Crystal D’Canter, Tanya Hyde and The Vixens on stage, plus music from DJ Jonny Pablo. Open 8pm – 2am. 

The Admiral Duncan celebrates the New Year with Baga Chipz, Cookie Monstar, Son of a Tutu, Martha D’Arthur and Scarlett Harlett. Open 8pm – 2am. Entry is free.

Little Ku on Frith Street and She (entrance on Old Compton Street) bid farewell to 2018 with a super-fun party and non-stop music from the Ku resident DJs. Open midday – 5am. Entry is free.

The George and Dragon in Greenwich welcomes in the New Year with house music vocal legend Angie Brown live on stage. Open 8pm – 2am. Book your tickets at georgedragon.com/nye

Tonight sees Circa: The Club‘s first New Year’s Eve party, complete with Black and Gold theme, where DJs James Lee Dawkins and Sam Londt will spin the very best in filthy pop remixes, R&B and commercial house music. Open 9pm – late. Book tickets at circatheclub.com

The Savage crew party hard at East End rave den Metropolis this New Year’s Eve, with DJs including Joshua James, Guy Williams, Tasty Tim and more. Open 10pm – 5am. Entry is £10.

Tonight it’s The Old Ship‘s New Year’s Eve party. Open 8pm – late. Entry is £10.

Tonight at The Yard see in the New Year with a fab crowd and music from hot DJ Paolo Santos. Open until 4am. Entry is free before midnight.

The Duke of Wellington presents Panda Pop’s New Year’s Eve Party tonight with music from DJ Heidi Liscious and a crowd of gorgeous men. Open 9pm – late. Entry is free.

Tonight The Bridge hosts a Mask 4 Mask themed New Year’s Eve masquerade party where DJs Paul Heron and D’Johnny will be playing back-to-back from 9pm. Open 7pm – late.

Tonight it’s XXL NYE at super-club Pulse with music from Moto Blanco, Alex Logan and Paul Morrell in the main room, with David Robson and Joe Egg in the Fur Lounge. Open 9pm – 7am. Tickets are available on the door.

Ye Old Rose & Crown welcomes in 2019 tonight with its New Year’s Eve party from 8pm. Tickets are available to buy now from behind the bar.

Tonight at Comptons DJs Dom Top and James Bartlett take you from 2018 and into 2019 with some of the best pop hits and disco classics you can think of. Open midday – late. Entry is free.

Tonight G-A-Y at Heaven welcomes in 2019 with Drag Race stars AKA, aka Aquaria, Kameron Michaels and Asia O’Hara. Open 9pm – 5am. Discount entry with a wristband from G-A-Y Bar.

G-A-Y Bar is open today from midday and parties until midnight on New Year’s Day – that’s a massive 36 hours! G-A-Y Late is open 9pm – 5am.

Pleasuredrome sauna in Waterloo never closes, meaning it’s open right the way through the New Year celebrations! pleasuredrome.com

Chariots Vauxhall is open today from midday and closes at 8am on Wednesday 2 January. See chariots.co.uk for more details.

New Year’s Day 1st January

The Two Brewers is open today with Sandra and Miss Jason, plus it’s free entry if you have your New Year’s Eve ticket with you! Open 5pm – 2am. 

Today at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern it’s Anthem – Old Skool Reunion starring house diva Katherine Ellis plus DJs Simon Le Vans, Andy Almighty and Sean Sirrs. Open 3pm – midnight. Book tickets in adavnce at vauxhalltavern.com

Ku Bar Leicester Square is open today. Open 3pm – midnight. Entry is free.

Keep the party going at Halfway II Heaven with a little New Year’s Day tipple from 3pm. Open 3pm – 11pm. Entry is free.

G-A-Y Bar is open today until midnight.

The Old Ship welcomes Saucy Sophie for more fun at 8.30pm. Open 12pm – 12am. Entry is free.

At the Admiral Duncan Cookie Monstar is on stage from 9.30pm. Open midday – 12am. Free.

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