Gay Country Rank: 1/193
From London to Manchester, what is there not to love for the average gay living or traveling in the United Kingdom? Throughout England, Wales, Scotland and beyond, gays have flourished in recent years. Bars and clubs are located in strategic locations in major cities, and smaller towns and cities provide the opportunity for quick romantic getaways. There is ample opportunity for cruising, and regularly schedule gatherings and activities take place throughout the year. In addition, you will want to make note of the numerous Gay Pride events in order to promote social awareness, and celebrate with others over the recent advances that have been in the area of gay rights throughout the country. Gay travelers will find that they are equally accepted in the neighborhood pub as they are at the local gay club. This is the beauty of the inclusive nature of the United Kingdom. Enjoy!
London - The second highest percentage of gay people in UK after Brighton, but given the massive size of the city, is not really second to none. Hundreds of clubs with different types of people and nationalities are waiting for you.
Manchester - One of the gay party capitals with a huge amount of gay nightlife. The largest major city gay population outside London. Reportedly largest gay village in Europe.
Brighton - The highest percentage of gay people in Europe, with a lot of style, creativity, and great nightlife. Belfast, has Northern Ireland's biggest LGBT population with a great gay night life including club / bars holding the regions biggest Pride event annually
Edinburgh - The UK's most visited city after London and one of the most tolerant cities in Europe. The second highest major city gay population outside London, after Manchester.
Birmingham Has a large and vibrant gay scene and gay village in the Hurst Street/China Town district of the city.
Newcastle upon Tyne Hosts numerous gay bars & clubs located in the Pink Triangle area of the city centre.
Hebden Bridge, a small town in West Yorkshire, has the highest proportion of lesbians in the UK.
Londonderry (Derry), has Northern Ireland's second biggest LGBT population including LGBT Pride events, bars, clubs, this city is very multicultural this is one of the UK's most multiculturalism cities
Glasgow, Scotland - has a big LGBT population including bars & clubs and is a gay friendly UK destination
Cardiff, Wales - has a an LGBT night life along with Gay pride events yearly