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Gay Tourist Office set to open in London this month

2nd October 2009 Print

The Gay Tourist Office will be the first and only, dedicated, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender visitor centre in London, serving as a vital resource for London's LGBT residents. The office is set to open on 22nd October 2009.

The centre will have a full and part time staff to guide, direct and advise all comers. They will receive training on LGBT issues, have first-hand experience of all the city has to offer and be able provide all the latest news and recommendations.

Visitors and residents alike can come into the office to find information. There will be info on hotels and travel services, LGBT magazines and brochures, news on nightlife around town, information on community events, charities and volunteering opportunities, sexual health info, arts and cultural events, relevant maps and guides.

Guests will be able to get online at a laptop hub and even get themselves a fresh, hot drink or cool beer from the bar.

Customers will be able to buy tickets to events and activities, take advantage of theatre deals, enter competitions, pick up free entry flyers/queue jumps and many other perks especially for visitors with Visitor Cards.

As well as all the latest on gay London, the office will have all general tourist information specific to London and supporting LGBT work around the country.

Whether you have been here a lifetime or have just stepped off the tube for the first time the friendly staff will give you a hand on getting around.

The aim of the Gay Tourist Office is to show that London's exciting LGBT life is the best in the world. The office will show off what the city has to offer to local, national and international visitors as well as to Londoners old and new and the community has responded enthusiastically to the centre’s arrival.

London has more LGBT visitors than any other city in the world and have more members of the LGBT community living here than anywhere else in Europe.

The Gay Tourist Office is based in Soho at 30 Lisle Street, WC2H (above Ku Bar, behind the Vue Cinema and within view of the Leicester Square tube station) and will be open Monday - Saturday from 12pm to 6pm.

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