A new gay networking club in London has been designed specially for men in their twenties.

London Twenties was set up to give young gay men the opportunity to network without having to pay pricey fees or feel uncomfortable.

Each event is free of charge and attendees will be introduced through 15 minute periods of ‘speed socialising’.

Founder Vishal Sumarria said: “I set up the group when I returned to London after studying abroad and wanted to make new friends.

“It can be very hard to meet new people in big cities and a lot of the networking groups ask attendees to be in a certain profession, or to be single and looking to meet someone.”

According to Sumarria, the group has grown from just five members to 280 in just 18 months. It includes students, bankers, art dealers and IT consultants.

The event is held monthly at alternate venues in Soho. The next London Twenties is scheduled to be held at The Edge bar on Wednesday September 16th.