London Food & Culture



Gay’s The Word at 40: see LGBT activist Mark Ashton’s plaque

The pioneering bookshop has been around for four decades


MUST DO: Queer British Art, Tate Britain

Deeply personal works are to be presented in the Tate’s first ever LGBT exhibition


‘The 1967 bill did nothing for the rights of lesbians, women and transgendered people’

Andrew Lumsden, original member of the Gay Liberation Front, on the slow march towards equality


Booze in this recreation of a 1930s gay members’ bar

For one month only the pop-up Caravan Club is the best place in town for potent cocktails and saucy shenanigans


Top 10: LGBT History Month

Discussions, club nights, history walks and more across Camden, Islington and King’s Cross

Film & Theatre

MUST DO: Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest 2016

This month sees the event’s sixth outing in venues across east and central London


‘As an independent LGBT bar you must adapt to survive’

What’s it like working at tiny subterranean LGBT spot the New Bloomsbury Set? Clare Hand speaks to bartender Matt Lawrence


Why I’m marching at Pride 2016

We’re a community of people who, regardless of how we may be attacked, cannot and will not be removed, argues Clare Hand