Britain is one of the world’s most welcoming nations when it comes to LGBT visitors. From 12 loud and proud Pride festivals annually to hundreds of queer pubs and gay-friendly hotels, explore the highlights with our guides to the best LGBT destinations and events. #LoveIsGREAT
Pride Festivals and LGBT Summer Events
- Trying on Kilts with the Backpacking Boyfriends
- View from the Shard with the Backpacking Boyfriends
- Edinburgh Festivals - #LoveIsGREAT
- Afternoon Tea at Bettys Tea Room - #OMGB
LGBT City Guides
Soak up the buzzing atmosphere of Soho – the original heartland of London’s gay community - or checkout Vauxhall’s legendary nightclub scene.
Considered by many to be the gay capital of the UK, Brighton is packed with possibilities, from outrageous drag nights to an annual Bear Festival.
Centred around the pedestrianised cobbles of Canal Street, Manchester’s gay village is one of the biggest and best-known in Britain.
Home to the biggest 2 day LGBT festival in the UK, Birmingham’s burgeoning gay scene is vibrant and multi-cultural.
The regenerated Merchant City district is one of the prettiest in the city and packed full of fantastic LGBT bars, venues and saunas.
Like the city itself, Cardiff’s gay scene is small, compact and welcoming.
Boasting the largest gay scene in Scotland, Edinburgh’s vibrant ‘Pink Triangle’ is the place to visit for low-key pubs, lively clubs, and delicious British grub.
Packed with bars, bistros, and late-night clubs, Newcastle boasts one of the most thriving gay scenes in the UK.
Home to stylish hotels, lively bars, and the largest free Pride in the UK, Bristol is a dream destination for LGBT travelers.