Vauxhall in south London is the place to head for testosterone-fuelled gay nightclubs and an after-hours party scene. Owners Peter and Douglas were personally involved in the creation and design of each of the 30 guestrooms, and their passion for interiors shines through in quirky details like character beds, feature marble washstands and claw-foot baths. If your priority is to party then this is a smart budget option, just a two-minute walk from key venues like RVT and Fire. As many as 30, whistle-blowing, rainbow flag-waving members of the community take part in the spectacle that sashays its way through London, ending with a mega street party in Soho. The schedule includes everything from feature films and workshops to interactive walks and wild parties, and takes place each November at pop up venues in east London. Aiming to celebrate diversity through creativity, this social enterprise includes an art competition and a humanitarian award as well as parties hosted by London gay clubs such as East Bloc.