As strict shutdowns have dried up cash to pay vital bills and wages, the future of a vibrant nightlife scene - already hit by rising rents and competition from dating apps before the pandemic - now hangs in the balance, industry figures said. That will leave gay, bisexual and transgender people with fewer safe spaces to express themselves freely, meet like-minded friends and find respite from the discrimination they often experience in their day-to-day lives, bar and club owners said. Countries across the world are feeling the human and economic pain wrought by the coronavirus, which has infected 4. Once-crowded bars and clubs fear they will collapse, despite government grants, if they have to remain closed for a prolonged period and have to adopt social distancing when they re-open.
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Brighton holds the title of the unofficial gay capital of the UK, with LGBT history having been recorded in this city since the s. The biggest Pride event anywhere in the United Kingdom is held here every August, and it attracts over , people annually. For those who prefer traditional clubbing, Club Revenge is as big and famous as it gets. As the biggest and best known gay club in the south of England, it has stood close to the Palace Pier for a quarter of a century. London is a mecca for gay and LGBT travellers from around the world, and there is a thriving scene for both visitors and locals alike to enjoy.
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Start with a quiet pub lunch and end with a drag queen basement disco. Whether you're looking for a relaxed pub lunch, a bar to impress special someone, or an all-out drag queen disco, there's something to suit everybody. But sometimes, with all that choice, it can be difficult to know where to start when looking for that perfect venue that's going to tick all the boxes.
In its heyday the Hungarian restaurant in the centre of Soho was a hotbed of political plotting, backstabbing, deal-making and gossip, when its fame rested not so much on the quality of its menu — barely changed in years — but on its reputation as the beating heart of political gossip. Since opening in , the jewel-coloured rooms adorned with thick draped velvet curtains have played host to generations of politicians, many from the left, including Aneurin Bevan, Michael Foot, Tom Driberg, Ian Mikardo and Barbara Castle. It has also been a popular watering hole for writers and artists. Private Eye editor Richard Ingrams had a regular table on the first floor, where he would bellow out whispered titbits from his informants.