SLG (South London Gays)

SLG members on an outing to RyeLooking for a friendly social group for gays in the South London area? Then South London Gays — SLG — could be what you're looking for. Set up twenty-seven years ago, SLG provides a wide range of events and activities for its members.


SLG's main focus is on the monthly meetings with guest speakers. These take place on the second Tuesday of each month at a pub in Clapham, South London. Speakers have included local MPs, gay writers, religious representatives, journalists, and members of lesbian and gay political groups.

Speakers in the last few months have included:

  • Professor Jeffrey Weeks, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at London Southbank University
  • Author and campaigner Andrew Lumsden
  • Writer and historian Stephen Bourne
  • Rainer Schulze, Emeritus Professor at the University of Essex

View details of the forthcoming programme of speakers.

Social events

Another strong feature of SLG activity has been theatre visits. Over the past year visits have ranged from Nell Gwynn and Midsummer Night’s Dream at Putney Arts Theatre, to Straight White Men at Southwark Playhouse and through to Rope at the South London Theatre.

The group also arrange regular cinema and restaurant visits, tennis matches, and DVD evenings, tea parties and coffee evenings in members' homes.

Social visits have included exhibitions at the Natural History Museum and Guildhall Art Gallery, as well as days out to Cambridge, Rye and Ely and extended trips to Bath and Berlin. We also went to the Sky Garden and Saatchi Gallery, and had walks in Richmond and Morden Hall Park. Pub visits and parties with other groups have also become a regular feature of our programme.

Other activities

Although primarily a social group, SLG has been involved in various letter-writing campaigns on gay issues over many years and is involved in joint events with other gay groups in London and Surrey.


Membership of SLG costs £6 per year (or £14 with paper bulletins) and you do not have to live in South London!

Contact us

If you would like to join or want further details, e-mail,
ring Terry on 020 8674 5191 or Timothy on 020 8767 0578
or write to: SLG, PO Box 69025, London SW17 8PY.

There's an article about SLG in the UK LGBT Archive's online encyclopaedia:

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Last updated 15 Jan 2023