Leicester Guide 2023
by Gay Times as the 4th best place for gay men and lesbians
to live in Britain, Leicester has a fairly large, vibrant
and diverse gay scene, some tremendous bars and its own Pride
festival around the end of August / Early September. With
a large student population (2 universities) and well established
gay friendly bars and venues, it's certainly worth checking
As with many
towns and cities, the number of gay venues has declined as
habits change together with the growth of online dating apps
apps. Most venues are now mainly gay friendly and attract
a mixed vibrant crowd. The Rainbow and Dove, The Dover Castle
and Helsinki in particular are still going strong and pulling
in the numbers.
Pride 2023 is Leicester's annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual
and Transgender (LGBT) festival, held at the end of August
/ beginning of September each year There's much more to Leicester
Pride than the one day event and, the festival will span a
full nine days with a series of art, culture, sport, music
and film events celebrating the great diversity of the LGBT
community.This years event parade and party in Abbey Park
(new location) takes place on Saturday 2nd September 2023.
Gay friendly Bars and Clubs
AND DOVE , Leicester
Stylish gay bar in centre of Leicester offering food
and regular drinks promotions. Busy throughout week.
Trendy young crowd. DJ, dance music/ video screens etc.
evenings: Pink Pounder from 5 p.m., Tuesday evenings:
Cocktail Night from 5 p.m.
Wednesday evenings: Vodka Nation, pre-club drinks from
£1, Thursday evenings: Disco Inferno, class sounds
Fridays: Funky pop and chart sounds.
Opening Times: Monday - Wednesday:
12:00 - 01:00, Thursday: 12:00 - 02:00, Friday - Sunday:
12:00 - 01:00am
Address: 185 Charles Street,
Leicester, LE1 1LA. MAP
Telephone: 0116 254 7568
Apparently the UK's oldest gay pub. Dance floor and
beer garden. Regular cabaret.
Sun 12pm - 11pm Miss ThunderPussy Bingo & Cabaret
Mon 12pm - 11pm Miss Penny`s Karaoke
Tue 12pm - 11pm Wii Night & Free Pool
Wed 12pm - 11pm Miss Penny`s Midweek Mayhem
Thu 12pm - 11pm Dover Quiz Night
Fri 12pm - 2am Drag is Back - Live Cabaret
Sat 12pm - 2am DJ Tranny Simon
Address: Dover Street, Leicester,
Leicestershire, LE1 6PT. MAP
Telephone: 0116 255 3052
Gay bar and night club playing dance classics and the
of Leicester's most popular gay clubs, Helsinki, is
celebrating it's 29th year tonight 18th February 2012
nightclub, which has been under the ownership of James
Cockerill for the previous two years and is a sister
venue to Dover Castle and Rainbow & Dove, has a
huge lineup of DJs and entertainment for tonight's celebrations.
by Dizzy Fierce, DJs for the night come from Helsinki
favourites DJ Richard Moon, Readers' Award nominee DJ
Dukes and DJ Nick B with stilt walkers, fire breathers,
angle grinders and dancers providing revelers with visual
entertainment all night long.
DJ Dukes commented on the celebrations: 'We've got not
one but three of the customers favourite DJ's for this
years party, after such an amazing 2011 we know this
years party will only be bigger and better than before.
Extra lighting and lasers are being brought in for the
night, expect entertainment, great offers and of course
great music. Im sure 2012 is going to be another big
year for Helsinki, with the Midland Zone Awards just
round the corner, we are all excited.'
event kicks off at 11pm with the venue staying open
until 6am. Entry is £5 on the door, but half price
wristbands are available from Dover Castle and Rainbow
& Dove. For more information see www.clubhelsinki.co.uk
Wed 10pm - 3am Pink Pounder!
Thu 10pm - 3am Cocktail Night
Fri 10pm - 4am Dance Pop Floor Fillers Every Friday
Sat 10pm - 4am The Big Saturday Night Out!
94 Rutland Street, Leicester, Leics, LE1 1SB Map
Telephone: 0116 254 6184
Amigos is now well into its second year and going from
strength to strength! we have a google rating of 4.8
out of 5 stars, the best in Leicester, proof that the
biggest is not always the best! We are told we are the
cleanest and friendliest sauna around and we want to
get even better!
great to have so many of the customers from the old
Bond Street days back as regulars and to see so many
new faces too! We welcome you all and thank you! Open
7 days a week, Amigos boasts all new facilities, coloured
lighting in corridors, making it a safe and clean environment
to come play or chill and relax.
30 Bedford Street South, Leicester, Leicestershire,
LE1 3JR Map
here Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gay Sauna located in city centre, just a two minute walk
from St. Margarets Bus Station or ten minutes walk
from Leicester Train Station, Splash Leisure gives you
everything you need from a Gay Sauna! We are Leicesters
only fully gay owned and gay run Sauna. Most friendly
Midlands gay sauna providing a perfect environment to
Our facilities include Large Steam Room and Sauna, Jacuzzi
Hot Tub, range of private rooms, dark room and TV room.
We offer a range of hot and cold snacks, including our
freshly made toasted cheesy sandwich, free tea and coffee,
and a fully licensed bar, the only licensed Gay Sauna
in the Midlands. Opened 2 years ago, we are Leicester's
friendliest and busiest Gay sauna.
Tucked away on New Bond Street, you enter through our
discreet door up to the first floor and its all on one
level. Why not chill out in our Cafe-Bar area with a beer
or soft drink before the fun begins!!
Bedford Street South, Leicester, LE1 3JR Map
Telephone: 0116 367 3932