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If you go to any of the "gay villages" of London, Manchester or Edinburgh on a Saturday night, you will, as you would expect, see lots of homosexuals. In London, there is the traditional trolling up and down Old Compton Street, going from Manto's to Rupert Street to the Yard to the Village to Escape and, finally, to Heaven, saying witheringly in every single one: "God, what a dump — it's like Leeds in here. But along with those, as you make your unsteady way from bar to bar, you will see plenty of straight people, and particularly straight girls, out on a hen night or a birthday jaunt, tinsel on their heads and their eyes round as saucers at every drag queen or Muscle Mary.
Not registered? Register here. Indeed, the venue's owner has launched a blistering attack on the Government's approach to the UK's nightlife. Do they want me to suddenly open a kitchen and start cooking when I have no idea about food hygiene? Usually a club and live music venue, Heaven is set to show musical theatre from Saturday instead.