Gay London Party Guide: RED HOT, Tonker, Papa And Charlie Hides

Danny Hilton
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Danny Hilton
London Correspondent
December 19, 2013
7:57 a.m.

With Christmas Day smack bang in the middle of next week, Gay London is bracing itself for two full-on party weekends either side. This ‘pre-Christmas weekend,’ and what is being called ‘Boxing Day Weekend’ next weekend. So before you pack up and head off to the provinces for a glass of Sherry with Granny, check out one of these Christmas crackers…

Thursday 19th December



The RED HOT exhibition at ‘The Gallery’ on Redchurch Street, Shoreditch, is not only the talk of London, it’s the talk of the world. Thomas Knights’ stunning exhibition of ginger-haired men has been picked up by media all over the world.


If you’re in London, you’ve just got to check it out. After a fantastic launch party on Tuesday (I’m still recovering), the exhibition is free and runs until Sunday 22nd. With some super-sexy calendars and tank tops, it’s also a good place to stop by for some last minute Christmas shopping.

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Friday 20th December

Tonker Christmas Party


The infamous Tonker Christmas Party is this Friday, with VIP drinks from 9pm – 11pm. There’ll be hot muscled shot boys, Christmas presents, as well as a visit from everyone’s favourite silver bear, Father Christmas!

With plenty of free shots and a mega buffet, let alone tons of great tunes from some of the hottest DJs on the scene, Tonker is the only place to be this Friday if you’re into hunky funky beary blokes and beats. Until 3am.

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PAPA from Hell


Perhaps not the most festive themed parties (depending on how you feel about Christmas), but PAPA from Hell is sure to heat things up with a full-on take over of Vauxhall’s Area this Saturday.

After the hugely popular debut party earlier this year, PAPA are back with the likes of Kingstone, Tomo Woodland, Zach Burns and Fabio Luigi playing the hottest dance tunes.

Handsome host Eliad Cohen will be making a special appearance, and all PAPA partiers can stay on free for Beyond. Oh alright then.




Charlie Hides at the RVT (S.L.A.G.S/CHILL-OUT)


Whooooo? This epic impersonator and comedian takes to the stage at around 5:30pm for a special Christmas party. Make sure you’re there early as it gets rammed. If you stick around for long enough, maybe you will be too.

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