99% love it
Big club for big men and the rest
Very popular club luring cruisy, older bears (ex-1970s/80s clones) and their younger protégé cubs, rubbing up against less stalky and less bearded but still hungry onlookers. Established in 2000 by Mark Ames. In March 2012 XXL moved from Arcadia (formerly the Arches) to Pulse — an enormous south-of-the-river club that opened March 2011, with five interconnecting arches including three bar areas, state-of-the-art video projection and a well-endowed dance floor. The clientele is more casual and less bear-like than it once was. Monthly night XXL Leather combines bulk and...leather, with harnessed hunks crowding the dance floor. Located five minutes' walk north of Southwalk tube station, a minute west of Tate Modern. Also ten minutes west of London Bridge. On 24 June 2019 XXL was served an eviction notice by developers and new landlords Native Land, with instructions to leave within three months. XXL lost its Pulse on Saturday 21 September 2019. Watch this space for new venue.
    • ffxx.ff
      ffxx.ff Over a year ago
      Hates it

      Xxl Be honest.
      Xxl party now more and more worse. They are a groups of thieves from security and staff. Don't leave any things in the coat check they are stolen my mobile i just get in only 30mins not drunk yet. formits happen to my friend too he lost the ticket and cant fine the jacket in coat check room. We try to talk with the manager they just tell us call on Monday and after call Monday tell me come on Saturday to talk face to face tell them what is going on i come on Saturday the manager talk with me at the front door only 1 mins we dont found anything then kik me out . If you go there must be careful .

    • okpackage1
      okpackage1 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A great club for everyone
      Arrived at about 11:30pm and it was starting to fill up. By 1am, the club was jumping. Friendly atmosphere.... different music in separate rooms...Plenty to places to sit if that's what you want ..Drinks weren't expensive....average...But the whole vibe of the club as layed back and welcoming. Main dance floor got crowded as expected...They do have a back room so if you to play that's also available. Staff was helpful, and friendly.. They do pat you down upon entry, so be responsibe. Entrance fee was £15,£8 for members and coat check was £1. All in all a fabulous night, at a club that finally got things right, and fairly easy to get to with the tube. 5 min walk from Southwark on the Jubilee line...

    • catbrown4you
      catbrown4you Over a year ago
      Hates it

      lost direction, lost spirit bear or big men
      One day it was good but now you see skinny young guys. Lost all that old vibe that welcomed older men and the bear community. Now feeling is beautiful boys and that bears are guests.

    • gwenluc
      gwenluc Over a year ago
      Loves it

      A fun night out with friendly crowd, big dance floors, naughty area and nice staff. Music is very pop commercial remix.

    • miguelgarcialop
      miguelgarcialop Over a year ago

      The best bear gay party in town.

    • GarryPreddy1
      GarryPreddy1 Over a year ago
      Hates it

      It's gone to pot
      This club needs to get back on track Music is terrible and its lost all direction not know who it wants to appeal to

    • richard.kiddle
      richard.kiddle Over a year ago
      Hates it

      XXL has lost it's charm
      Currently £15 entry-that's before you pay for coat check & drinks-this an expensive and (since XXL moved to Pulse) soulless experience. The club is vast with several rooms,bars & dance floors. You will certainly have plenty to look at! I preferred XXL at it's old venue, now it all feels very impersonal & harder to meet new friends. It has lost the sense of intimacy that the old club had. Seems Owner Mark Ames is all about milking the pink pound rather than the customer experience. The 2 lovely outside smoking areas of the previous venue has gone too,now you are just stood on the street outside & made to feel like a social lepor. Yes, smoking is a bad habit but the fact is lots of gay men do smoke. It's a free country & my choice to smoke-I don't need a supposedly inclusive gay club to make me feel like an outcast. The outside areas in the old venue were always busy & fostered lots of conversation. That vibe has gone. For this reason alone I will not be going back. The music on the main large dance floor is very unimaginative handbag-house-expect Kylie,Rihanna,Beyoncé & similar generic pop. They have been playing some of these songs for years now (Kylie's "The One" for example) and it's wearing thin, sadly what was once a nice friendly clubbing experience has become an impersonal,sterile and tedious one.

    • bobby54
      bobby54 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bring On The Bears
      My husband & I had a blast here. Great tunes+ older guys = one great time!

    • MindTheCub
      MindTheCub Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Need company:)
      Hey guys, i want to go to xxl for the first time but i don't have nobody to go with.....anyone wants to go with me ?? I am into bear, chubbies and cubs. I will be on holiday from the 12th to the 19th of january.

    • ukflyer
      ukflyer Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Probably the best regular Saturday night out for gay men in London
      Whilst ostensibly a bears night, XXL attracts a broad crowd from bears to displaced Vauxhall shirts-off muscle clubbers. The music in the main room may be a bit heavy on The Freemasons for some and this is not the place to hear cutting edge sounds, but overall this a great night out. Pulse is of a good size with spacious bar areas and an attitude free crowd. There is also a dark room which is a rarity for the UK. At a time when London's gay clubs have experienced mixed fortunes, XXL is now probably the most consistently reliable Saturday club night for all gay men in London. For anyone new to, or visiting, London this a great club to meet people.

    • ryanm
      ryanm Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Great night out !
      One of the bests club night out in london

    • rajkumar78
      rajkumar78 Over a year ago
      Loves it


    • johnpaulmorgan
      johnpaulmorgan Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Bear fun

    • sac
      sac Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hot sweaty topless beary men

    • markames
      markames Over a year ago
      Loves it

      id like to thank everyone that made this years NYE party the biggest abd best XXL ever i still cant get over how far we have all come and with XXLs new big brother Pulse about to open how much further we have yet to journey, i salute you all, big hugs Mark