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Founding Advertisers

Gay London Life was born out of a passion for our scene, a commitment to inclusivity and diversity, and a need for a voice when others were either not shouting loud enough or trying to divide us.

We want to represent every corner of our vibrant LGBTQI+ community and give a platform to voices from across our scene. To celebrate it and revel in the many people that make it what it is.

With this in mind, we would like to introduce you to our Founding Advertisers. These businesses and the people behind them, have supported us from day one and we couldn’t be more thankful to them.

With huge thanks to our Founding Advertisers ❤️:


Arch Founder
Arch: Founding Advertiser

Arch is open every day from midday – 10pm where you can pass by for a coffee (or protein shake!) or indulge in their gorgeous menu.

You’ll feel the venue reflect the time of day, as the evening approaches, that city wine bar vibe will shimmer over you, with a specially curated cocktail menu, and comfort food awaiting your tasting.
And, at night? they’ve got you covered. Not only will they be serving food ’til close each night to add to your social adventures, as you make your way through a huge range of spirits, wines and beers.

Arch hold regular events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Visit Arch at: Arch 642, Voltaire Rd, London, SW4 6DH.
Further information at: https://archclapham.co.uk/

BRÜT/ Wayne Shires 

BRÜT/Wayne Shires Founder
BRÜT/Wayne Shires: Founding Advertiser

With over 30 years of putting on the scene’s best parties, it’s no surprise that Wayre Shires is still at the helm of a number of hugely successful LGBT businesses, from The Fountain on Queens and its new sister venue The Sovereign, which are both pubs in Hastings.

You can’t forget the now huge Queer on the Pier event, taking over Hastings Pier for a fun-packed day of cabaret, drag and dancing to super club BRÜT for bears, blokes and hotties from all over London, coming to dance.

BRÜT & Wayne Shire put on regular events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Further information at: https://brutclub.com/


Electrastim Founders
Electrastim: Founding Advertiser

ElectraStim was founded in 2001 with the intention of offering a unique sexual experience to both couples and individuals, regardless of their gender or sexual preferences. Their specialist background in neuromuscular stimulation is the foundation of all of ElectraStim products, making the brand unique in the field of erotic electro-stimulation (commonly known as EES or e-stim) as all our products are designed with pleasure in mind first and foremost.

Based in Hertfordshire, the specialist ElectraStim team design all their products in-house and have sold to customers based all over the globe for the last two decades. If you’re an electro fan, or you’ve never tried it before, ElectraStim aims to cater to you. Every product is designed and manufactured with pleasure in mind, setting the ElectraStim brand apart from others by starting with the sensation desired first and working their way back to an effective design. With numerous design and innovation awards under their belt, ElectraStim are notably the creators of Jack Socket – the first electro male masturbator in the world- and AXIS- the most technologically advanced electro sex stimulator on the market. 

Visit Electrastim online by visiting: https://www.electrastim.com/ or alternatively their range is sold via the majority of popular adult websites as well as many adult high street stores which you can visit for a demonstration.


Fetch Founder
FETCH: Founding Advertiser

FETCH was born in November 2017. The idea was simple, to bring everything fashion, fetish & fun under one roof. The FETCH team wanted to create a store that had something for everyone, that was inclusive and put the customer first.

Their online store: www.fetchshop.co.uk launched in May 2018 making FETCH a truly global brand. Shipping worldwide with express delivery means you get the product you want in your hands as quickly as possible.

In July 2018 they launched an industry-leading 3-hour delivery service to selected London postcodes. Nobody delivers like FETCH.

Visit Fetch at their store: 6 Voltaire Road, London, SW4 6DH.
Or online by visiting: https://www.fetchshop.co.uk/

JOCK/ MJ Palmer

Jock Founder
Jock/ MJ Palmer: Founding Advertiser
Since lockdown, JOCK has undergone a huge transformation, thanks to its creator MJ Palmer, JOCK now boasts, not only a club night, but they also have a fully operational gay men’s lifestyle website with their own brand of underwear and clothing as well as some well-known favourites from the gay world.
They offer everything from underwear, sports kit, fetish gear and clubwear to sex toys, lube and cock rings.

More recently they’ve added the JOCK Poppers store. They boast the cheapest online with a price match guarantee. Find it cheaper and they’ll match the price.

JOCK & MJ Palmer put on regular events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Further information at: https://jockparty.com/ 

Ku Group

Ku Group

The first Ku Bar was opened by Gary Henshaw back in 1995. While many pubs and clubs have launched and disappeared in that time, Ku has only gone from strength to strength. Today, that one venue has grown to five, each offering something different to Soho’s creatures of the night. 

Just off Old Compton Street, there’s She Soho, London’s only lesbian bar and one of the best places in the capital to catch drag king acts. Just next door to that is Little Ku, a more intimate spot that’s a bit more relaxed than its bigger sibling. Upstairs from the original Ku is The Light Lounge, which does a mean cocktail and runs cabaret throughout the week. Two floors below that is the Klub, which sees packed dance floors until the early hours of the morning every night of the week, with everything from long-running events – like Bombshell – to parties arranged by new scene talent.

Uniting all of these different bars is an inimitable Ku spirit that has been the backbone of the brand’s success – one that’s modern and inclusive, but completely fun-loving at the same time.

Ku puts on regular events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Further information at: http://www.ku-bar.co.uk


Libidex Founder
Libidex: Founding Advertiser

Libidex was founded in 1989 quickly becoming one of the best latex fashion labels the world over.

With innovative designs as well as your everyday essentials, today Libidex is synonymous with long-lasting quality as well as a world leader in all things rubbery and fetish.

Famous for its catsuits, hoods, shorts, Polo shirts, skinny jeans and a myriad of other expertly crafted designs. Be that an introduction piece such as a latex jockstrap or the full enclosure experience of an inflatable catsuit with attached hood, gloves, anal and cock sheath, Libidex is certainly THE place for all your latex needs.

Visit Libidex/Liberation at their store: 49 Shelton St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9HE.
Or online by visiting: https://libidex.com/

Mastery/ Brew Hunter

Brew Hunter & Mastery Founder
Mastery/ Brew Hunter: Founding Advertiser

Brew Hunter reignited the London Leather scene with his (now infamous) night, MASTERY.

It’s the only London/UK event that recreates the style, the vibe, the vigour – and the attitude – of the classic leather bars and clubs during the definitive days of dominance and discipline in the leather scene.

MASTERY has become a hard-playing and high-protocol event, attracting a staunch, hardcore and loyal crowd of UK and International Leather Stud Masters (plus their subs and slaves), Rubber men, Cigar Daddies and their ashtrays, muscle boys and bikers, gimps and pigs, pups and handlers. Hot and heavy sounds are specially created for this celebrated play and cruise night by top USA DJ/Producer M.Arana.

MASTERY is a steamy, smoky, heavy, raunchy affair; it’s a hardcore fetish night not to be missed, where cigar-smoking dominant, Brew Hunter, has brought together an unequalled event that unites the heady principles, power, respect and ethics of the early days of the classic leather scene, with the new and enthusiastic 21st century ways of XX leather and rubber.

Brew is also a well-known and rightly respected Fetish and SM Educator, having presented masterclasses throughout London, online and during London Fetish Weeks.
MASTERY (in spite of its fabled – and possibly fearsome) reputation is also acknowledged as a truly welcoming environment to beginners and newcomers to the scene who wish to learn more, and to talk and meet up with like-minded dominants and submissives in an exciting, safe and non-threatening atmosphere.

Brew holds regular Mastery events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Further information at: https://masteryonline.co.uk/


Pleasuredrome Founder
Pleasuredrome: Founding Advertiser

Pleasuredrome is a remarkable spa and bar for men, attracting more than 15,000 guests every month of all types and ages, from London and across the world!
This award-winning spa is unique in being open continuously 24 hours a day, 7 days a week all year round!

Pleasuredrome is the only men-only venue in the United Kingdom that never closes. After a recent refurbishment costing in excess of £2 million, Pleasuredrome boasts a vast maze of state of the art facilities include de-luxe pods and rooms to rent, a spa pool, two steam rooms, two saunas, lounging and social areas, a cinema and a 24-hour cafe bar serving food and a wide range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. 

Pleasuredrome also offers massage by qualified masseurs in their dedicated suite.

Visit Pleasuredrome: Cornwall Rd (corner of Sandell & Alaska Street) Waterloo, SE1 8XE.
Further information at: https://www.pleasuredrome.com/


REGULATION: Founding Advertiser

Established in 1991, REGULATION specialises in high-quality latex & leather clothing, bondage equipment and gay sex toys. From their North London workshop, the team create an excellent range of unique kink products for the specialist market and gay fetish scene as a whole.

You can visit their flagship store on Bateman Street in the heart of Soho. Where their friendly team is on hand to give helpful advice about sex toys, lube or simply help you get geared up for the next kink event. You can also shop online and browse thousands of products available to ship next day along with helpful support.

Visit REGULATION at their store: 13a Bateman Street, Soho, London, W1D 3AF
Or online by visiting: https://regulation.co.uk/

Speedy Poppers

Speedy Poppers Founders
Speedy Poppers: Founding Advertiser

How speedy, you ask? Well, if you live in London your poppers purchase can be with you within three hours. If you reside close to Clapham, you can get them even quicker if you click and collect them from the Fetch store. For everywhere else in the UK, it’s next-day delivery, which, come on, you still have to admit is pretty good. They come in discreet packaging too.

Speedypoppers has all your favourite brands – from Rush and Liquid Gold to Jungle Juice and Bear’s Own – and these are all available in a wide range of multibuy pick ‘n’ mix offers, with the prices going down to £3.50 a bottle if you buy in large enough quantities.

Despite the name, it’s not just poppers either. Take a browse through their site and you’ll find condoms, lube, douches, cock rings and ball stretchers – all the trusted brands and all just as speedy. Basically, if you think there’s even the slightest chance of you getting lucky in the next twenty-four hours, the thoughtful folk at Speedypoppers can guarantee you have everything you might need to hand.

Visit Speedy Poppers at their store: Fetch, 6 Voltaire Road, London, SW4 6DH.
Or online by visiting: https://www.speedypoppers.co.uk/

Vault 139

Vault 139 Founder
Vault 139: Founding Advertiser

Simply put, Vault 139 is London’s favourite cruise bar conveniently located in the heart of London, it offers visitors a friendly, yet busy, atmosphere 7 days a week Opening from  1PM to 1AM every day, entry costs £9 for members & £10 for non-members.

Offering incredible value, entry to Vault 139 includes your 1st drink and coat check!
Your entry fee also allows you to leave and re-enter free of charge for the rest of the day.

Vault 139 holds regular events, details of which can be found in our own events diary.

Visit Vault 139: 139-143 Whitfield St, London, W1T 5EN.
Further information at: http://www.vault139.com/

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