Permanently Closed – Backstreet

Permanently Closed – Backstreet

The UK's longest-running gay fetish club

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The UK's longest-running gay fetish club. Located in the heart of the East End, The Backstreet opens from Thursday to Sunday every week, as well as running parties and special events. The club's dress code is among the strictest of its kind anywhere, earning it a dedicated following among rubber and leather men worldwide. - Strict leather/rubber dress code - Less than a minute's walk from the tube - Free membership for under-25s - Private smokers' area.



The Backstreet
Based on 35 reviews
Alberto Costa
10:52 30 Oct 19
What to say, just the best in london. Is a very friendly and openminded place
Hardpecs Bulge
11:39 02 Mar 19
This has to be the most authentic leather bars in London. Like all such places, the crowd varies but generally everyone is friendly and up for it. The barmen are welcoming. When I came here last week, I had a great time catching up with mates and enjoying what's on offer.
Scott Bridges
08:13 29 Oct 18
Great little gay leather bar with friendly staff and an equally friendly crowd
Jeffrey Tracey
02:49 16 Oct 18
Found the patrons very friendly if you approach them. Easygoing atmosphere, and all 100% leather. Didn't find the bartenders to be particularly friendly but thats perhaps just me.Reasonably priced drinks. Totally worth going and a. great experience overall
Nicholas MacCloy
22:35 29 Nov 17
London's oldest and only remaining leather bar. Great staff who are incredibly friendly. good atmosphere and always fun to visit
Sir Edington's this n that UK
18:52 26 Jan 17
London's only true fetish bar left. Very reasonable drinks prices. Located right on Mile End tube stop. Decor hasn't changed or been revamped since the 80s. Very run down in places but sleazy.
21:19 01 Jan 17
This place attracts a very friendly crowd, isn't too loud and has really reasonable bar prices with efficient and no nonsense service. The venue does have a strict dress code but has a changing area if you are into stuff that you don't feel comfortable walking on the street in (though it's London, most people don't give a damn).Clientele is very varied from early 20s up to 70s+ and everyone seems to be made welcome. Love that the music isn't too loud and it's not really a dancing club. It has an industrial theme to it with lots of bare concrete and dark little corners. Also has a smoking area out back which seems popular.
Robert Tudor
22:22 25 Jan 16
The dress code is strict, but the guys are hot and friendly. You can get away with minimal leather/ruber if you're showing plenty of flesh (a jock and a waistcoat is fine, and they'll loan you a waistcoat!). Some nights are bussier than others. Check the website for 'events'.Drinks are pretty cheap for London. Plenty of free condoms and lube and plenty of opportunity to use them 😉

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