Discover queer London with Tyreece Nye

The TikTok sensation gives an insider’s look at bookstores, art galleries, vintage clothing, and nightlife

This story is part of our London Calling series of queer and trans travel and culture features spotlighting London, U.K., this summer.

Join British burlesque performer Tyreece Nye as they guide us on a personal tour of London’s LGBTQ+ scene. Watch as they visit queer hotspots like Gay’s the Word bookstore in Bloomsbury to pick out their favourite graphic novels, Queercircle gallery in Greenwich to take in the latest art exhibit, Beyond Retro vintage clothing store to pull clothes and turn looks, Dalston Superstore bar to taste a special Trans Pride cocktail and The Glory nightclub as they remember their humble beginnings into the world of drag and performance.

Correction: July 11, 2022 10:10 amAn earlier version of this story misidentified the neighbourhood in which Gay’s the Word bookstore is located.

Chelle Turingan is a video journalist and filmmaker based in Toronto, ON. Their work has appeared in Maclean’sChatelaine, and Today’s Parent. They are also co-director / producer / editor of Xtra’s documentary film, Small Town Pride.

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