The UK’s longest-running gay leather & fetish club. Now in its 30th year, The Backstreet’s door policy is as strict as ever, earning the respect and continued patronage of those who are dedicated to rubber and leather.
Don’t even think of wearing trainers or slacks. Leather or rubber should be the most prominent part of your outfit – although tee shirts and denim may play supporting roles!
Open Thursdays to Sundays with special events: BLUF and IGNITE (for smokers). Entrance is located along a path leading off Burdett Road.
metro : Mile End (District and Central Lines)
weekday: Thu 22:00 - 02:00
weekend: 22:00 - 03:00 / 01:00
venue: cruise / fetish | features: bar, dark room, adults-only, cruise / fetish | customers: gay
Backstreet is Getting Back to its Glory Days!
“With the closure of The Hoist, Backstreet is now London's only dedicated leather/rubber bar and, of the two, it was always the better: darker, sleazier, less S&M (stand and model) and much more action. Without the competition and with the new(ish) friendly staff, it's returning to its glory days. Two things make it a truly great club: it operates a very strict dress code (and quite rightly: it's a leather/rubber fetish club) but the staff are affable and helpful not sneering and dismissive if you haven't got it quite right. The second thing is the ban on mobile phones which means everybody concentrates on everybody else rather than their little technoworld. The punters are hot, handsome and attitude-free, exactly the way leathermen and rubber guys should be. The door and bar staff are amiable and approachable. The layout, the sense of anticipation, the atmosphere and the action make this one of the world's great fetish clubs. Truly. Thanks guys!“
Tim on 14-01-2018 | Problem with this review?
Cosy, bit smelly but ours
“Update: entry fee is 8 pounds regardless the time of the day, that includes coat check and a welcome drink of one's choice. A can of beer is 4.10 GBP
Closure of the Hoist definitely helped this place with a lot more fun going on since. :)“
Richard on 25-03-2017 | Problem with this review?
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