Gay Hotels in London

A few weeks ago, I was watching a reality in the UK TV where B&B owners throw open their doors and take turns to stay with one another (and pay what they consider fair for their stay). In that episode, there was a gay couple, owners of a gay B&B or a gay hotel near London. It came to my attention that in one of the B&B, when preparing the breakfast for their guests, the both chef an owner gave the plates to his wife indicating: “ these are for Marie and Peter, these for Gemma and Rob and these for the gays”. We don’t want to judge if he tried to be offensive or if it was an innocent comment, but the fact is that a lot of people in the LGBT community prefer to go to places specialised in gay customers, just to avoid any feeling of being discriminated. There are many gay friendly and gay hotels in London, so next we will point some of these places where you will be addressed by your surname (or name) rather than by your sexual orientation.



In the heart of Soho there is Hazlitts Hotel the one of the most stylish gay hotels in London. The Hazlitts is not only surrounded by dozens of gay bars and restaurants, but it´s also conveniently close to Oxford Street, to important museums as the National Gallery and the Brittish Museum, and to many of the most popular West End´s theatres. The building occupied by Hazlitts Hotel was once a gentleman´s club, back in the XVIII century. Once we step in, it feels like travelling in time. It has been one the favourite accommodations for many artists, actors and writers during decades. In fact, many of the rooms have been named to these illustrious people. Could you imagine sleeping in the same room where Jonathan Swift (Gulliver´s Travels) did?



The Z hotel, which is also located in the Soho, is the perfect gay hotel in London for those willing to get the best service, while enjoying an excellent designed environment and without paying a fortune for it. It is true its rooms are not the biggest ones, but it offers the best value for your money. When leaving the Z Hotel, you can enjoy the endless offer of gay bars and restaurants in the area. However, if you want to have some wine and cheese before discovering the London´s gayest neighbourhood, the Z will invite you every afternoon during its original happy hour.



The West End is not only the neighbourhood which hosts the Soho, but also an area plenty of offices, first class retail shops and stunning buildings built during the nineteenth century. Besides, it hosts one of the most peculiar gay hotels in London. The Better Than A Bed is actually an apartment you can rent to have fun. It counts with all the naughtiest toys an adult needs to explore entertainment in many ways. Better than a bed can be a bit pricey though, but there is no better place for fetishists.



Fitz B&B is only a five minutes’ walk from Oxford Street (so it is from the Soho) and is a much cheaper option compared to the gay hotels in London. This Bed and Breakfast is very well located, offering a correct service and a cosy atmosphere. It is also conveniently close to Goodge Street tube station, where you can get on a train to Camden and be in one of the most famous market in the world in just 5 minutes.



It is close to Russell square and to the British Museum, where the George Hotel offers one of the most affordable gay accommodations around the city centre. It might not be the most fashion or the trendiest gay hotel in London, but its room are nice and clean, it offers free Wi-Fi connection and… Guests can have as much English breakfast as you like!