Gay Travel Spots In England

England has long been a destination for both straight and gay tours, but when it comes to choosing a location for a gay vacation, England is about as welcoming and inviting as they come. An active, visible LGBT community, abundant gay events and establishments, and gay rights that far outshine what has been granted in the United States, England is an ideal setting for gay vacations. With the lively London nightlife, beautiful Brighton beaches and the picturesque countryside that gives way to sprawling urban skylines, England has much to offer for any kind of gay travel tourist.

Visitors on a gay vacation to London will not want to miss Old Compton Street and the Soho district, which is a thriving gay and lesbian neighborhood filled with gay bars, clubs, restaurants and businesses. Soho is close to many of Londons most famous tourist hotspots, like Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Piccadilly Circus, Chelsea and Kensington. And, with Londons stellar public transportation system, everything is within easy reach of this gay mecca. Manchester also has much to offer to the gay and lesbian traveler, including a lively gay scene with a variety of bars, clubs and pubs to choose from, as well as a quaint gay village encompassing the blocks around Canal Street.

For seaside gay holidays, Brighton, aka Soho by the Sea, is home to the countrys second largest gay and lesbian community. Stroll along the pier, spend an afternoon on the famous pebble beach and explore the many unique boutiques and shops before heading to Kempton for dinner and a night on the town in this popular gay neighborhood in Brighton. Newcastle Gateshead is yet another gay-friendly option for a gay vacation in England and offers a bit of style and sophistication with a thriving gay scene complete with a gay village full of bars, clubs, cafs and pubs.

Lesbians and gay men will have no trouble finding gay-friendly accommodations throughout England, including options that cater exclusively to the gay travel community or solely to gay men. By working with a travel agency that regularly organizes gay vacations to England, you can be assured that your travel agent will be able to find the gay-friendly bed and breakfast, hotel or other accommodations that will best suit your needs. If your ideal gay vacation in England includes spending a few nights under the stars, there are even gay-friendly and gay-owned campsites in England, including the gay-owned Out in the Open campsite in Cornwall and Brighthouse Farm, located in Suffolk, which offers a six-acre campground, self-catering lodgings and a farmhouse bed and breakfast.

Planning gay vacations with the help of a travel agency that provides professional gay travel planning services will help to ensure that your gay travel tours are a memorable, fun-filled experience.

Howie Holben operates Spirit Journeys, a gay vacations association that centers on metaphysical travel. Howie has travelled the world learning from indigenous peoples. You can find more about gay tours with a highlight on spirituality at Spirit Journeys website.

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