Best leather & fetish clubs: London!

Are you ready to go across the pond and visit the country of King Arthur, shepherd’s pie and Christmas pudding? London is one of the capitals of the world, and it goes double when it comes to leather and fetish scene (especially with the first Leather Pride taking place in the UK). If you’ve already sorted out your travel arrangements thanks to, let us enlighten you with a few recommendations of London’s best fetish gay clubs!

The Hoist lies on the Railway Arches 47b and 47c of South Lambeth Road – there are actually two parts of The Hoist: main arch (Hoist proper) and the second arch (Bar Berlin). Prices and opening times depend on the night and event, so make sure you’ve checked out all the details on their website. The Hoist isn’t limited to just rubber and leather – you’d be welcome there in your birthday suit, only in jockstrap or boots!

The Hoist, main arch.

Mr. Rubber contest in The Hoist

The Backstreet can boast with its 31 years in the business; in gay years, that’s an eternity. The oldest running fetish club in London is labeled as DD (doesn’t disappoint) – it has a mandatory rubber or leather dress code, offers free membership for youngsters (under 25 years of age) and has many interesting events (parties for lycra lovers, wetsuits, suits and ties, uniforms, cigars). You can find a crowd for just about any fetish and interest outside of mainstream in the Backstreeet (Wentworth Mews, London E3).

The Backstreet art.

The Backstreet crowd having fun.

Honorary mentions: Hard On and Hotwired. Hard On is a cruise club which has monthly parties and gathers mostly gay men, while Hotwired is the biggest leather and rubber party in London, held a few times throughout the year.

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