Southbank Surfing still Smokin'

Southbank Surfing has been on the lesbian calendar for over 7 years now, and it is still going strong. Over the years it has had a few different homes after outgrowing the Southbank a number of years ago. Right now you will find Southbank Surfing at the rather stunning Clerkenwell & Social.

It has been a while since I've been to the surf, and I was looking forward to catching up with friends and checking out the latest venue.

I was delighted to be able to pick up a bottle of rose wine for just £19.95, plus the venue have the most gorgeous large wine glasses that can hold half a glass of wine. Now this is great for a social like Southbank Surfing as having a bottle of wine can really make it difficult to surf the room. However if you poor the wine into two glasses, you are free to socialise with ease!

As I have come to expect from Southbank Surfing, I was greated by Robin and Lauren's presence at the venue. Robin always makes a point of circling around and chatting to everyone - which means that this is quite a good event to come to even if you are on your own as the whole point is to socialise and everyone is really friendly and approachable.

It is great to see this event is still hugely popular, and definitely a product of the atmosphere created by the organisers.


Southbank Surfing takes place on every 3rd Friday. Keep up to date with the hashtag #SouthbankSurf

What is Southbank Surfing?

The 2009 London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival (now BFI Flare) brought something really special into our lives. We’re not talking about the films! No! We mean Southbank Surfing and all the socialising we did afterwards in the fabulous Benugo bar at the BFI.

We’ve since moved venue but THE MAGIC NEVER ENDS!! As by the sheer power of word of mouth and recommendation – due to the fun, friendly and welcoming atmosphere we’ve created and worked so hard to retain, we’ve grown to become one of the largest FREE Lesbian gatherings in London; if not the UK.

So, why not join us for a night of socialising and mingling, with hundreds and hundreds of women – you will enjoy it. Oh and Robin or Lauren, or both of them attend each event, so if you need any help or would like us to facilitate introductions then just ask – they don’t bite!