London Pride – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , July 12th, 2018

London Pride - The Nomadic Boys

God made the rainbow so we could sashay down the catwalk to heaven…

…and of course along the streets of London during Pride!

But can you imagine, in other parts of the world, the cover image for this blog post alone would likely get us arrested or even killed.

Whilst we are lucky to live in a place where we can love who we want freely, there are still 74 countries where being gay is still a crime, and many others where the mere mention of being gay can lead to you losing your job, being ousted by your family or even worse, beaten up and killed.

We saw this a lot during our big trip in Asia, such as with our friend Joko from Java in Indonesia, Kaluu from Colombo in Sri Lanka and particularly in Russia.

This is why we think it is important to come to Pride events – to march for those who can’t. Whilst the parades are always a lot of fun, they are also a strong and symbolic message of love, unity and acceptance for our LGBTQ family around the world, who we want to be celebrated, respected and embraced by all – #pridematters

We’ve attended numerous gay pride events around the world including the gay pride festival of Puerto Vallarta, the Canada Fierte pride in Montreal and the gay Pride of Cyprus in Nicosia. Our favourite, which we always look forward to every year is Pride in London. As proud Londoners, we are of course very bias, especially as this is where we met back in 2009. But each time we go to Pride in London, we have an amazing time.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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Ten Hilights of Gay London – The Nomadic Boys

Author: , February 22nd, 2018

Gay London - The Nomadic Boys

Famous true words spoken by the English 18th century poet, Samuel Johnson. We truly believe this, especially from a LGBTQ perspective. London has one of the best gay scenes in the world, which we love. It’s a very progressive city where we always feel comfortable and completely accepted.

If it just wasn’t for the bad weather…

Gay London of course is Stefan’s home city where he was born and raised. This is also where we met back in February 2009, so it will always have a special place for us. These are our 10 favourite sightseeing highlights for first time gay travellers to London based on our many years experience exploring this awesome city.

Watch a musical like Dreamgirls

New York has Broadway, London has the West End. This area around Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden is home to some of the best theatres in the world. Here you’ll find the best musicals at any time of the year, which is one of the reasons why London is considered the theatre capital of the world.

We sang through Mamma Mia, cried in awe during the Lion King, laughed at Kinky Boots, and more recently, were completely blown away by Dreamgirls at the Savoy Theatre. This show, loosely based on the story of the Supremes is just incredible. The singers’ voices made our hairs stand on end. And the performance of “And I Am Telling you” brought tears to our eyes. It gets a standing ovation every time without fail!

We always use TodayTix when searching for last minute deals. We love it because they have the best prices and cover all the top musicals playing in London. You can also download it as an app, which make researching and booking so much easier and quicker.

By Stefan Arestis – Full Story at The Nomadic Boys

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FitzBB – Gay Owned B&B in London

Author: , September 14th, 2016

FitzBB

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Our charming 18th-century townhouse is located in a quiet pedestrian-only street in Fitzrovia, one of central London’s “urban villages”. Just round the corner is Charlotte Street, London’s best for stylish restaurants. A few minutes’ walk takes you into Soho and the West End with their shops, bars, clubs and theatres. Nearest tube station: Goodge Street.

The three guest rooms are distinctively and comfortably furnished, with double bed, table and pair of armchairs. All are equipped with fridge, tea and coffee making facilities, TV, and radio/CD alarm. Rates are per room for two occupants, discount for single occupancy.

A light breakfast (self-service) is available all morning in the breakfast room in the basement.

We are in the heart of the West End, with many of central London’s attractions within easy walking distance: Soho (with London’s gay village) is just to the south, Covent Garden to the south east and Regent’s Park to the north west.

For venturing further afield, we are well-placed for getting around on the extensive tube and bus network operated by Transport for London. Find Goodge Street Station on the (black) Northern Line, just above the (red) Central Line, directly in the centre of the tube map.

Come visit us in Gay London!

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Feeling Jolly in Gay London

Author: , November 28th, 2015

gay London

There is so much to do and see in gay London, the capital of England, that it can be a bit of a challenge to not be bloody confused. Here are some ideas on what take in over a weekend. Flying directly overnight on a Friday allows one to rise early to take on the long U.K. Saturday. American Airlines has a luxurious business classwhich is strongly recommended in order to get a good night’s sleep and avoid jet lag. Perks include unlimited wine, better food selections, programmable private movies, hot towels and warm nuts.

After arriving, taxis can be expensive to head into the heart of town; instead, try a few options, such at Blacklane, that have car service for a flat rate. Some of the city is walkable; however, after the drizzly rain and getting lost, it is easier to take The London Underground, sometimes called the Tube. It is the oldest underground railway network in the world, and is fairly easy to navigate.

For accommodations, The Langham, London is a beautiful property right in the heart of the city. The concierge service was easy on the eyes and nice for that traveler who needs a bit of hand-holding. Many Londoners are polite, but the staff here took it to a new level. The bar and restaurant were both top-notch. Who wants to leave digs like this? However, it was time to press onward.

By Jerry Nunn – Full Story at Windy City

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24 Hour Tube Service to Boost Gay London Nghtlife

Author: , November 25th, 2013

London UndergroundLondon Underground has announced that in 2015 parts of the tube network will run 24-hours at the weekends. This will give nightlife in the capital a huge boost making it much easier for gay clubbers to enjoy much more of what the City has to offer.

The 24-hour running will cover the Picadilly, Victoria, Jubilee, Central and Northern Lines, which will no doubt make life so much easier for Londoners and tourists. It will also make selecting hotels much easier as travelers can now look beyond the centre city and towards upandcoming areas including Greenwich, Shoreditch, Brixton and Shepherds Bush.

The underground celebrates 150 years and while behind some of the other leading global cities London has taken a while to prepare for 24 hours.

Authored By Ryan C. Haynes – See the Full Story at Honest Omissions

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The Hempel Hotel in West London

Author: , January 25th, 2012

The Hempel Hotel in West London  | London, England  |  Conceived by acclaimed and renown British designer Anouska Hempel, located in West London, one of the most charming areas of London by the Craven Hill Garden and overlooking the Hempel Garden Square. The Hempel Hotel defines itself as a tranquil, Zen-inspired small boutique hotel, with simple and cozy elegance, and I could not agree more. Read the full post and see a live video of the room @ www.carlosmeliablog.com

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