LGBT tourist office moves to Soho

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a pink background.

London’s first lesbian, gay bisexual and trans tourist information office has moved to Soho, the heart of the capital’s gay scene.

The tourism office can now be found at the corner of Frith Street and Old Compton Street, above Ku Bar. It was previously situated in Chinatown.

It has a new team of volunteers, along with laptops for tourists to browse the internet for free.

Adam Lake from the LGBT tourist information office said: “Since the launch last autumn we have had a fantastic response from LGBT tourists and residents.

“Over recent months we have forged a great relationship with local businesses which has given us the opportunity to not only give out great advice but we can help people save a lot of money on theatre and club tickets as well as restaurants.”

LGBT tourist information organiser Michelle Cremona added: “London has the biggest and best gay scene in the word and when LGBT tourists come to visit they can often be daunted by the vast choice that the gay scene offers. The LGBT tourist office provides local knowledge from people who know the scene.

The gay tourist office is situated above Ku Bar Frith Street and is a non-profit making project funded by gay bar chain Ku Bar.

Owner Gary Henshaw said: “Before we launched the gay tourist office we always had people come into our venues asking for advice on where they should go to make the most of their time in the city.

“I think it is an early testament to the LGBT tourist information office that we have decided to move to a more central location and I am looking forward to the centre building on its successes in the heart of London’s gay village.

“The support of volunteers and their local knowledge has been of such great value to LGBT tourists. We are always looking for people to get involved and if people would like to volunteer then we would be delighted to hear from them.”

If you would like more information or to volunteer then please email [email protected] or visit