The past ten years have seen the gay scene in London grow at an unprecedented rate. London has seen the explosion of pubs and clubs in gay Soho, the sudden development of the Vauxhall gay village, and the arrival of gay stores like Prowler, gay saunas like Chariots, and gay restaurants like Balans, as well as the proliferation of gay-friendly venues. This irreverent yet informative guide highlights a range of places of interest for gay and lesbian visitors -- the menswear department at Harvey Nicks, the YMCA gym, the Soho Theatre, the women's bookshop Silver Moon at Foyles, and more. Chapters include Pubs and Clubs, Shopping, Arts and Entertainment, Eating Out, and Sport and Leisure. Each chapter provides extensive listings, plus small "featurettes," reviews of long-standing clubs and profiles of key personalities. "Pink plaques" provide historical perspective with short editorials about famous lesbians and gay men who have contributed to the city's gay scene. A separate chapter is devoted to lesbian London, with cross-references to other chapters.