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Gay Blackpool: Vibrant nightlife by the seaside


Blackpool is a charming seaside resort town in Lancashire, NorthWest England. It first rose to prominence as a major tourist destination in the 19th century. Since the 1980s, Blackpool has been known as the "gay capital of the North," with a welcoming and vibrant nightlife scene.

That scene is still going strong today, with popular venues like the Flamingo, the Flying Handbag, Pepe's, Roxy's, Mardi Gras & Taboo, along with KAOS, Bootcamp, and Funnygirls, which offers a cabaret twist. Paired with the comfortable hotels and resorts, it's no wonder thousands of visitors continue to flock here to sample the fun factor gay men and lesbians have created over the years.