White Swan

White Swan

East Londons leading gay dance bar

Average Reviews


The original east end gay dance bar.

We are in our 34th year here at the White Swan, and if you have visited us in years past you will know how many changes we have made to bring things up to date.

It doesn't end there, we are constantly striving to improve and make things better. And in our Funky Basement Club we have our regular amazing Dj's playing the best of new dance and club classics.



White Swan
Based on 70 reviews
Paul Durie
19:14 30 Apr 23
Smaller space up top with larger club space downstairs. Staff are friendly and drinks aren't overly expensive
Alexandra Hughes
07:40 22 Apr 23
Amazing night - staff super friendly, drinks were great and music was 10/10.
Tyler Kit Lee House
11:10 25 Sep 22
£10 entry, wasn't a problem it's what I'd pay to get into most clubs, gents were clean, however the bar was dead, heard so many stories of this being the place to go to end your evening, however the venue must have only had about 20 people inside, maximum, which is confusing as on the door I was told it was an event night. Didn't stay long, not the best clubbing experience.
Zionna D.
14:35 13 Sep 22
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Thomas J R
15:33 31 Jul 22
Venue is still fun and convenient for the east London gay crowd but the security are miserable and often looking to pick fights with punters in the way you expect from straight venues. Prices are insanely high but that might just be the general inflation BS.
Janet Luzy
19:34 28 Jul 22
This is a place that warms my heart, I have been coming here for many many years and met my amazing partner Suzanna here. It has been renovated about 8 years ago and I like it, air conditioning makes a massive difference from when I first came over 20 years ago. Just want to say thank you White Swan, lovely friendly staff, always great music and Djs. Keep up the good work x x
Thom P
10:50 16 Jul 22
Usually £10-15 entry and then £10.35 for a single JD & Coke. So hit or miss depending on the promoter/ event night. Would be better to run entertainment/ nights themselves rather than using promoters to ensure consistency and price. Security never seem friendly or welcoming, however the bar staff do serve quickly which is good. Can often be empty so they only use one space within the bigger club.
wayne horridge
14:34 28 Apr 22
Went on Saturday evening to be charged £15 to enter and £6 for a pint of Fosters. Sadly I won’t be returning. This was the first ever LGBT venue I started using as I was coming out.
David Gerome
12:34 07 Nov 21
Had a great time .will be back
Alex Who
00:58 30 Oct 21
10£ entrance6£ for a ciderCame for the basement, closedMore than half straightDecor hasn’t been change for 20 yearsReally not what I was expectedCan be approve
Sheerie Griffiths
12:30 29 Oct 21
fantastic night out would definitely go again
Juan Lucci
23:35 01 Oct 21
Bad music, always empty and very expensive drinks (and bad quality)
13:09 25 Jul 21
Fantastic bar. Friendly and so much fun x
Robert Mann
16:19 10 Dec 19
I been coming here over 30 years a go they always make me feel welcome great venue nice Decor great Entertainment friendly bar staff great Atmosphere
John Glynn
11:33 05 Apr 19
i do miss the older layout but it is what it is havent been in a long time but never had a problem there managed properly nice friendly staff great atmosphere 👍
Robert M.
09:47 02 Dec 18
I been coming to this venue over 30 years They always made me feel welcome great Entertainment Friendly staff Good DJS a great party Atmosphere we'll Recommend
Voytek Burak
16:46 12 Jun 18
Cleveland Glenn, Jr.
22:36 20 Feb 17
I've been here a couple of times for Cybil's House and always have a great time.The atmosphere is really friendly, from the doorstaff at the entrance to the queer party goers on the dancefloor and all the performances inbetween.It's a cozy venue with three rooms across two floors with comfy seating on the sides so I can easily go from dancing like beyoncé to singing-a-long to a pop classic to chatting about drag inspirations on a sofa and then starting all over again.
Mike Carr
17:41 12 Feb 17
Plus points: very clean, well finished, sound system really good.Negatives: We came on a Friday and even at 22:30 it was dead. Music was spooled playing the same tracks 9 times in one hour - this is just plain lazy (I'm not joking).Left not sure what the place is really meant to be. Is it Gay or is it Straight? It really needs to reinforce it's identity.I prefer to go to Soho or Vauxhall for a gay night out as you know what you're getting there.
Jeremy E.
09:14 24 Sep 16
Opens at 8pm on Saturday, not 5pm.I suppose I'm reviewing the Yelp review/info not the actual establishment but...
David Cheesman
16:54 19 Jan 15
I have been frequenting The White Swan for many years now and I have to say it has a special place in my heart. They always have something to offer for everyone. Music is always great and the acts are top notch. If you've never been yet then I recommend you give it a try, It's all been refurbished with a basement night-club due to be open in summer, so an exciting time!
Adrian S.
03:41 30 May 10
I am always disappointed with this place. I hate the fact that you can go on a Sunday night and there is no more than 20 people in there and they want to...

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