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XXL is a gay nightclub in Southwark, catering mainly for the bear community. It operates on Saturdays and Wednesdays at Pulse Club, on the South Bank.[1]

It was founded in 2000 by Mark Ames, and was originally in the arches at London Bridge station. In 2002 it established Bear Necessities which in 2004 became Bear Pride.[2]

XXL Birmingham is held once a month at The Core.[3]


  1. http://www.xxl-london.com/about-xxl/
  2. http://www.xxl-london.com/history/. Accessed: 2016-07-07. (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6ipfmX0c2)
  3. http://www.xxl-london.com/birmingham/