England has long been a destination for both straight and gay travel, 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 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.
If you prefer a gay vacation by the sea, Brighton ” which is also known as Soho by the Sea – has the second largest lesbian and gay community in England, including the popular Kempton neighborhood, which is home to gay bars, clubs, restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Walk along the pier or pebble beach, or explore quaint shops and boutiques located throughout Brighton for a relaxing gay vacation. Another gay-friendly city that welcomes gay men and lesbians on gay vacations is Newcastle Gateshead, which is home to a sophisticated, trendy gay village with a lively gay scene including cafs, pubs, bars and clubs.
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.
An England gay vacation planned with the assistance of a professional travel agency dedicated to arranging gay travel is sure to be one of the greatest gay vacations of your life.
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