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London Friend
The UK's oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Charity

Our Services

Established in 1972 London Friend is the UK’s oldest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans charity. We’re here to support the health and mental well-being of the LGB&T community in and around London.


We offer counselling and support around issues such as same-sex relationships, sexual and gender identity and promoting personal growth and self-confidence. We’re also home to Antidote – the UK’s only LGB&T drug and alcohol service. Our social groups provide a safe space to meet and socialise as an alternative to the bar and club scene.


Our services are delivered by trained Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans volunteers. The services we currently provide include:

LGB&T counselling

Training for healthcare professionals

Drug and alcohol support

LGB&T helpline

Social and support groups

Coming out groups

Volunteering opportunities

A selection of LGB&T books, magazines and information

Community centre & diary

As central London’s oldest LGB&T community centre, we run or host a number of events and groups each week at our Kings Cross office (see map below).


Have a look at the calendar to see which one is most appropriate for you to attend or if you’re still unsure call us on 0207 833 1674.

(Please note that due to other activities and services running in the building it is not always possible to admit people earlier than the start time of the groups.)

Get involved

The work of London Friend depends entirely on the generosity and goodwill of donors, volunteers and supporters. Without people like you, London Friend wouldn’t be able to provide the services or support we currently offer.


LGB&T people across the UK are celebrating the greatest levels of equality we’ve ever seen. But unfortunately many people still face daily struggles because of their sexuality or gender identity. That’s why what we do matters, and why we need your continued support.


You can get involved and help us by:

Donating time

Donating money


Finding Us

London Friend Main Office
86 Caledonian Road
N1 9DN