OK, so after a manic Christmas and New Year, there’s a voice in your head telling you to just stay inside all January and not reemerge until mid-Spring. We may be biased, but our advice is to just ignore it. There’s too much going on, especially at the five Ku venues dotted about Soho. Here’s a little taster of the fun you can look forward to over the next couple of weeks.
Cocktails & Cabaret
Rather self-explanatory, really. Every Monday and Tuesday in the Ku Lounge, guest performers take to the stage (in the past, this has included Vanity Von Glow, Allysa Van Delle and Tanya Hyde) and entertain guests with a cocktail in hand. Perfect if you want to ease slowly back into going out after an over-indulgent December.
And on the complete opposite end of the scale, there’s Bombshell, a club night celebrating trans and gender non-conforming identities. Taking place every Wednesday in the Klub, this is the capital’s queer nightlife at its most gloriously chaotic. With Miss Honey Foxx hosting, plus Tasty Tim and Lady Lloyd spinning camp bangers all night long, there’s also a drag show at 1am showcasing hot new talent.
Down in the depths of She Soho – which is bafflingly London’s only full-time lesbian bar – drag king extraordinaire Adam All and Apple Derrieres host a raucous karaoke session every Wednesday night, so you can draw tears from the crowd with your rendition of ‘Constant Craving’ or embrace your inner Aguilera to ‘Dirty’.
Anyone who knows anything knows that Sunday is one of the best nights of the week to head out on the town, especially with parties like this. Klub Divas sees Ku favourite Lady Lloyd take to the decks and keep bodies moving until 3am, plus there are drag shows throughout the night. Yes, you might be worse for wear at work the next day, but that’s your boss’s problem, not yours.
Ku Bar, Klub and Lounge, 30 Lisle Street, WC2H 7BA
She Soho, 23a Old Compton Street, W1D 5JL
Little Ku, 25 Frith Street, W1D 5LB