London Gay and Lesbian Vacations

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Your gay London vacation

From Edward II to Oscar Wilde to Virginia Woolf, gays and London have always gone hand in hand. And London is once again in top form as a spellbinding, modern, international capital of culture and fashion, just as it was in its 1960s heyday. Its LGBT scene is massive and is a challenge to tackle in just one trip. Let Orbitz lead the way to your next gay London vacation.

Featured Hotels

LGBT-welcoming London hotels

From $409

Rosewood London

5 stars
4.7 / 5 6 reviews

London, United Kingdom

15% off 3 nights or more

Rosewood London is moments from Covent Garden, Lambs Conduit Street, the Royal Opera House, the British Museum and West End Theatres. The hotel has the feel of a stylish London residence and houses 262 guestrooms and 44 suites. All accommodation has been designed by Tony Chi and Associates, who also created the interiors... More

From $321

Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel

5 stars
4.4 / 5 17 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Rate includes breakfast

Enjoy the 5-star hotel experience of a lifetime at Grosvenor House, A JW Marriott Hotel. Located in the heart of London's famous Mayfair neighborhood, our luxury hotel first opened as The Grosvenor Hotel in 1929; it became a JW Marriott Hotel in 2008, following careful restoration. The moment you step past the original... More

From $299

ME London

5 stars
4.8 / 5 9 reviews

London, United Kingdom

30% Off Your Stay

The hotel designed by Foster and Partners has 157 air-conditioned rooms, including 16 Suites. It is centrally located in London Strand, the artistic and cultural heart of the city. It was on the Conde Nast Traveller Hotlist and won three European Hospitality Awards in 2013. The rooms have a city view or a view on... More

From $246

St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel

5 stars
4.8 / 5 10 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Rate includes breakfast

After years of restoration, the luxury St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel has become an icon and model of hospitality. Behind the fairytale façade that Sir George Gilbert Scott fashioned for the Midland Grand is a London 5-star hotel like no other – one that mingles Victorian splendor with contemporary style and... More

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Best in Stay

LGBT Best in Stay London hotels

From $290

The Cavendish London

4 stars
4.4 / 5 199 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Stay 5 Nights & Save 15%

A haven of tranquility in the heart of London's Theater DistrictPampered tranquility in the heart of the city is the essence of the Cavendish London, whose contemporary rooms offer some of London's most enviable views. Rooms are full-featured and include every modern amenity, including a flat-screen LCD television, Wi-Fi... More

From $264

The Rubens At The Palace Hotel London

4 stars
4.3 / 5 40 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Regal residence in the heart of London Located directly across from Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace offers guest a regal experience in London. Guests can watch palace guardsmen from the windows, or take a walk around London. Guests can explore Sloane Street, Oxford Street and King's Road for the ultimate... More

From $384

Egerton House Hotel

5 stars
5.0 / 5 2 reviews

London, United Kingdom

The Egerton House Hotel is a small luxury townhouse hotel, which has been meticulously refurbished to the highest standards of luxury and comfort. Residing in fashionable Knightsbridge in a pretty, tree-lined street it is perfectly positioned for Harrods and Harvey Nichols, and is very close to the hugely popular... More

From $265

The Beaufort

4 stars
4.4 / 5 27 reviews

London, United Kingdom

15% Off 3 Nights Or More

Intimate luxury and indulgence in a boutique Knightsbridge hotel The Beaufort, just steps away from Harrods and Harvey Nichols, in Knightsbridge is a pristine presentation of intimacy and luxury, an idyllic hideaway whose polished staff lavish the hotel's discerning guests with first-class service and attention. A... More

From $452

41 Hotel London

5 stars
4.8 / 5 6 reviews

London, United Kingdom

This stunning hidden treasure located opposite the Royal News boasts comfort and sophistication with a hotel that provides all the amenities a person could ask for and more. The decor supplies an environment that is perfect for business and ideal for leisure. Whether its business or leisure the private club style gives... More

From $265

The Montague on the Gardens Hotel London

4 stars
4.3 / 5 14 reviews

London, United Kingdom

Complimentary Wi-Fi For All Guests

Timeless glamour with a modern flavor in LondonEntering the hotel feels like stepping into an old movie where whitewashed walls and old English-style streetlights adorn the entrance. The Montague on the Gardens highlights grandeur with royal reds and golden fixtures in the lobby. Guests enjoy the seclusion and ambience... More

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Flights
Departure Arrival Travel dates Round-trip
Los Angeles London Wed, Jan 21 - Wed, Jan 28 $844
New York London Thu, Jan 22 - Sat, Jan 31 $697
Boston London Tue, Jan 20 - Sat, Jan 24 $816
San Francisco London Thu, Jan 8 - Thu, Jan 15 $1,024
Newark London Wed, Dec 24 - Fri, Jan 23 $818
Washington DC London Tue, Dec 2 - Sun, Dec 7 $875
Seattle London Thu, Jan 22 - Mon, Feb 2 $1,029
Chicago London Fri, Jan 16 - Fri, Jan 23 $917
Miami London Thu, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 22 $1,007
Toronto London Fri, Jan 16 - Fri, Jan 23 $632
Minneapolis London Fri, Dec 5 - Fri, Dec 12 $1,036
Portland London Thu, Jan 15 - Thu, Jan 22 $1,145
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London highlights

  • LGBT London

    The newest gay section of London is Vauxhall, with lines of bars, discos, cafes and saunas standing out and proud. Most gay travelers make their home base near Soho, which is a good choice since it's not only close to the nightlife, but also to landmarks like Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Piccadilly Circus.

    The lesbian scene

    Other neighborhoods where lesbian and gay Londoners live include North East London's Islington and Stoke Newington areas, Camden and Hampstead in North London, and Brixton and Clapham in South London. The lesbian scene in London is particularly well developed, with a number of venues and lots of women's nights at various establishments.

    World-class sights

    Cultural highlights are found in the London's Riverside districts, where you'll find Shakespeare's Globe, the vast Tate Modern museum and the London Eye Ferris wheel. And don't forget the old standards: Buckingham Palace, the world-famous artifacts in the British Museum, the gruesome history in the Tower of London, and the royal tombs of Westminster Abbey.

    Gay events season

    Late June is when Pride attracts nearly half a million revelers in one of Europe's largest gay and lesbian festivals, with a parade that snakes its way directly through Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Come in 2012, when London will host WorldPride, and in early April the British Film Institute helps organize the impressive London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival.

Insider tips for London gay travel

  • Choose Heathrow

    Most U.S. flights land in either Gatwick or Heathrow airports. Heathrow is on the London Underground "Tube" system, making your entry into London a little easier. Taxis to London from Gatwick are pricey, although there is a surface train.

    Don't count on the Tube when you're out late

    London's subway system stops running around midnight most of the time. But thousands of night buses work the streets at all hours.

    Look to TimeOut

    The authority for LGBT London is the weekly magazine TimeOut, which lists hundreds of LGBT parties, events, shows and venues.

Your trip

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