Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  #gaylondon

Gay London’s 10 Biggest Party Animals

London is the gay capital of the world, with the largest and most flamboyant scene on the planet. These are 10 of Gay London’s biggest party animals; they are writers, photographers, promoters, models, DJs, drag queens and musicians – sometimes all at the same time.

This is not an exhaustive list. But you’re guaranteed to bump into one or two of these gems on a night out. If you’re lucky. In no particular order:

Ollywood

http://instagram.com/ollyw00d

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.32.33

Promoter, DJ and general handsome man about town, Ollywood is one of the Kings of the East London scene. He says: “it’s all about tatts and tash.” Look out for the cute pictures of him with his adorable boyfriend.

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.36.42

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.35.31

Daniel Lismore

http://instagram.com/daniellismore

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.44.12

Less party animal, more scene icon, Daniel Lismore turns heads wherever he goes. Named as “London’s most outrageous dresser” by Vogue, he uses his profile for the good of green causes, and has worked alongside the likes of Vivienne Westwood for Cool Earth.

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.45.38

He says: “I don’t see myself as a party animal, I am a social alchemist. I love London because it’s the cultural hub of the world. Some of the greatest minds pop in and out on a regular basis which makes London’s nightlife so unique. I like to bring them all together in one room…”

dan l 1

Ursula Snakes

http://instagram.com/ursulasnakes

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.59.32

One of East London’s most unique drag queens, Ursula Snakes is instantly recognisable with long blonde hair and signature dark make-up. East Bloc is her preferred lair. Expect the unexpected. She says: “I am fire, I am death.”

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 22.01.28

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 22.00.18

 Jodie Harsh 

http://instagram.com/jodieharsh

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.52.19

Arguably the most famous drag queen in the UK, there’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to Jodie Harsh. Underneath the huge wigs and glamour is a huge brain – he’s a trained journalist, has his own record label and is the driving force behind the now international clubbing brand, Room Service. With the UK’s version of ‘Drag Race’ coming soon, Miss Harsh is always on the up.

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.49.16

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 21.54.51

Andrew Moore

http://instagram.com/andrewjohnmoore

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.18.43

This Scottish-Londoner is the poster boy de jour – if you don’t seem him in the latest copy of QX and Boyz each week, there’s something seriously amiss. Mr Moore is a personal trainer by day – he’s also just started DJing, so watch this space… He says: “Try everything once, then try it again just to make sure.”

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.20.24

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.19.10

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.21.33

Sink The Pink

 http://instagram.com/sinkthepinklondon

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.26.00

The glitter-infested duo of Amy Zing and Glyn Famous are the crazed and colourful creative force behind Sink The Pink, the trantastic dress-up night where anything goes. With a philosophy of “More is more,” this is THE monthly part in London at the moment. Nothing comes close. Thank God. It took me a month to recover from the last one.

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.26.18

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.26.51

The guys and girls of Sink The Pink deserve a top 10 in their own right, with more colour and creative flair in this gang than there is in entire cities. Here’s their group portrait.

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.27.16

Chris Camplin

 http://instagram.com/chriscamplin

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.32.46

One of the hairiest, sexiest, beardy beasts on the scene, Chris Camplin is a model, pogonophile  and part of DJ duo Camplin & Vietheer.

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.33.44

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.33.22

You’ll find him playing the likes of Dalston Superstore for the super-fun dress-up party ‘Little Gay Brother Presents…’ He says: “You can never have enough hats, gloves or scarves.”

Issac Jones

http://instagram.com/issacjonesxxx

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.41.59

This handsome Frenchman is the King of Thursday nights, holding court at Room Service and then Gravity. He’s a porn star, model, promotor and dancer, and like Andrew Moore, you’ll rarely find him with his top on. Which is fine with us!

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.42.31

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.43.05

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.43.55

Ray Noir

http://instagram.com/raynoir

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.44.59

 http://instagram.com/raynoir

You’re likely to find this self-styled ‘Prince Of Darkness’ is many of the dark corners of East London’s scene. He’s a DJ and promoter for some of the coolest parties in London and beyond. He says: “Sleep all day, party all night, never grow old and never die!” 

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.45.40

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 16.47.28

 

James Egan

http://instagram.com/notbeingfunnyright

Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 08.47.45

Londoner James Egan will attend the opening of an envelope if the drinks are free. He’s a writer with A* scene knowledge, working at London gay glossy, QX Magazine. If he ever goes missing, the first place to check would be East Bloc. Main activities include sarcasm, dancing and Spanish men.

 

Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 08.47.10

Screen shot 2014-04-17 at 08.46.47

Danny Hilton-Music

http://instagram.com/dannyhiltonmusic

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.24.29

Yip, for a special lucky number 11 bonus, that’s me. When I’m not writing for Queerty, I’m recording and performing jazz and house vocals, doing the guest list for club night Blocheads, taking photos, dressing up (and down) and generally causing mayhem in the bars and clubs of London. I’m very good at going out, and staying out. I say: “Sleeping’s cheating.”

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.25.17

Screen shot 2014-04-12 at 18.23.14

Screen shot 2014-04-14 at 17.07.27

Anyone we’ve missed out? Comment below with your suggestions for Gay London party animals…


  • 16 Comments
    • UrbanDK
      UrbanDK

      Any list of London Party Animals is incomplete without the peerless Jonny Woo … he’s made it an art form

      Apr 16, 2014 at 11:26 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      What is the point of this?

      Apr 16, 2014 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fagburn
      fagburn

      If I send you some photos of my stupid friends will you run it as a feature?

      Apr 16, 2014 at 12:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • carey579
      carey579

      Does Queerty ever feature a man who is not hairy or tattooed?

      Apr 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • tommylees
      tommylees

      I’m not sure which is more embarrassing: this list, or the author’s delusional decision to place himself on it.

      Apr 16, 2014 at 2:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Billy Budd
      Billy Budd

      Silly post. Self promotion.

      Apr 16, 2014 at 3:07 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bomo Queebo
      Bomo Queebo

      I love it because it looks like the 70′s !!!
      (after Stonewall & before AIDS)
      a time like no other…
      (San.Fran. – L.A. – NYC – Bomo.)

      Apr 16, 2014 at 3:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BritAus
      BritAus

      @carey579: YES ………… ALL THE TIME

      Apr 16, 2014 at 8:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayhayiayjay
      gayhayiayjay

      @carey579: I hope not.

      Apr 17, 2014 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gayhayiayjay
      gayhayiayjay

      Awesome

      Apr 17, 2014 at 12:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cobalt Blue
      Cobalt Blue

      These people are awful. I’m glad I live far, far…far away from them.

      Apr 17, 2014 at 6:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gossjam
      gossjam

      I can’t work out which is more awful – this list or Danny Hilton’s kitchen. I think we have a winner for the filthiest grill pan known to mankind. It may be mundane, but at least it’s the most human and normal thing on the whole page.

      Apr 17, 2014 at 6:22 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • trebornos
      trebornos

      There is nothing in all this that would remotely make me wish to go to London – if I didn’t already live here!

      Apr 17, 2014 at 8:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • DerekR
      DerekR

      @fagburn: Um do you actually have 10 friends? Something makes me think that is highly doubtful……

      Apr 17, 2014 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • toberlin
      toberlin

      ROCKSTARS….love it!!!

      Apr 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jammyB
      jammyB

      Urgghhh… dumbest pile of stinky bollox on Queerty. And that’s going up against some pretty stiff competition. Congrats to the ‘writer’-cum-narcissist (Danny Hilton?), for squeezing out this dribbly s**t between liquid meals. Fffrrrrpppp.

      Apr 29, 2014 at 1:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.