Gay-Friendly London: Pizarro, Edward II, Shiatsu, And London Thames Festival

Danny Hilton
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Danny Hilton
London Correspondent
September 11, 2013
12:10 a.m.

Check out Danny Hilton’s ‘Gay-Friendly London’ column for great London dating ideas; with theatre, special events, food & drink, ways to relax and for the coolest gay-friendly parties around.

At Pizarro, on Bermondsey Street, London Bridge. This award-winning restaurant serves modern Spanish cuisine in surroundings that ooze style and class – a great place to impress a date. There’s a real emphasis on the best ingredients here, with an impressively thought out menu. And if your dates goes badly, the staff are pretty hot too… Full review coming soon.

Edward II at the National Theatre. This powerful production of Marlowe’s tale of gay love and lust in medieval England mixes modern technology with fourteenth century deception, intrigue and gore – surprisingly accessible theatre that will leave you gripped until the bloody end. Read the full review here.


With a shiatsu massage, from GM6 Wellness on Shoreditch High Street. Run by the charming, handsome and incredibly  knowledgable Gustavo Marcolla, GM6 Wellness offer a range of holistic treatments. Shiatsu is a type of acupressure massage, and it left me feeling taller, floaty and totally relaxed. Full review coming soon.


As with last week, Ben Cohen is on Strictly Come Dancing. Here’s a run-down of what you missed. Now we’ve seen him move his sexy-sequined-stuff, there’s no turning back, and certainly no turning over. If you’re not in the UK, you have my symphathies. Here’s a ‘making of’ video of Ben’s calendar. Swoooon.

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The London Thames Festival, for art, music, performance, history and culture along the banks of the Capital’s river. One of the highlights perhaps is the Butler’s Wharf Blackout – a pop-up 40 metre, 140 seat banqueting table spanning the riverbank, lit only by candlelight. Food provided on rotation by Le Pont de La Tour, Cantina del Ponte, Blueprint Café and Butler’s Wharf Chophouse, so something tasty whenever you turn up. Another awesome option for a romantic date, until 15th September.


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Anonymous User
Young (Guest)
8 years, 9 months ago

These are some great ideas for places to go in London! If you’re also looking for somewhere new, different and interesting to stay other than a B&B or hotel, you should check out Gay Homestays – staying in someone’s home is usually a lot cheaper and better 🙂