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Vault 139

Basement Bar, 139-143 Whitfield St, London, United Kingdom, W1T 5EN | map

Vault 139
audience rating: Vault 139, 3.3 out of 5 based on 147 ratings click to vote:
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TOMORROW Underwear - £9 entry, 7pm-1am

Gay cruise bar with varying dress codes (or none), depending on the night of the week (cruise, stripped or underwear).

There’s a cruising session daily – check their website for current theme. Admission includes a free drink, free coat check, WiFi, free re-entry passes and a loyalty card.

nearest station : Warren St or Goodge St

weekday: 13:00 - 01:00

weekend: 13:00 - 01:00

venue: Cruise / Fetish () | features: bar, music, maze, dark room, free wi-fi, cruise / fetish | customers: gay | attracts: All types

| website | +44 20 7388 5500 | Free WiFi | email this to me | corrections | add an event
last updated: 28-Oct-2018



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based on 60 reviews
  1. Legit, Easy, Friendlier than i thought

    “I've been to the Vault a few times. My first time I was terrified, but basically, it's a bar surrounded by various rooms with guys getting off. You can't get lost as it's just a big circle. Relatively clean (It's a sex club people, not a dining establishment) and as a big, older guy I appreciate there are all types. I give it five stars for that. Once in the bar area, it's pretty low key. No one seems to have action there, which is nice if you need some rest.“


     on 05-Dec-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?




     on 22-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  3. Worst ticket counter staff

    “The venue is great, and the rest of the staff is friendly. But the guy with glasses at the ticket counter is horrible and worst staff member you will ever come across.“


     on 16-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  4. Regular visitor

    “This place is the best in London. Staff are super efficient. Always a good mix of guys. Generally friendly.“

     on 11-Nov-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  5. What you expect... a sex club

    “I'm really not sure where all the negative stuff I read comes from. People complaining about staff etc... I went on Saturday night in around 8:30-9:00. Staff were all fine and regularly cleaning up.

    Free drink on entry, and £3.90 G&T after which I think is very reasonable.

    I'm 30. There was plenty of action and a very mixed crowd...mostly quite masculine. I'd never have guessed many were gay. Only down side was it closes at 1am, and bar last orders were like 12:10. Started to get busy by around 10pm and started clearing out around 11:30. I left at 12:30 and still a few finishing off.

    I'd return!“


     on 29-Oct-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?


    “If you play safe you will be ok.“

     on 23-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  7. up to you

    “A not very well organized club with lots of queues, particularly on Mondays or Thursdays. “

     on 21-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  8. A sheer sex club.

    “Thursday is really, really busy, literally a hundredth of men in there.
    It's no place for shy guys, since there's only 5 cabins, thus the action is all in plain sight.
    In the evening, get ready to elbow your way all around the place.

    Besides the blonde coat checker saying me "I don't know your intentions" for coming in with a heavy bag, and in the end, handing it to me, grabbing it like a vulgar potato sack, it wasn't a bad experience.“


     on 16-Aug-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  9. Great Place

    “In London very often and I always visit Vault. There is always something going on. Best nights are the underwear and naked nights where guys are having group fun allover. Join or watch it does not matter. Guys like to be seen here and love to have fun in public.

    It is always easy to join if you want. Group actions are the best and I can get a lot of it here.

    Great place for fun if you like a cruise club.“

     on 31-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  10. Great Time

    “Was visiting London September 2017 and went here early on a Saturday evening from about 6 - 9 pm. Had a GREAT time! Friendly staff and lots of hot guys of all ages, 20s - 50s. Started with a great bottoming session in one of the alcoves off to the side which are more private. Then I found my own bottom who wanted to put on a show in the open cruise area that has padded benches and pipes for the top (me in this case) to hold on to for a real plow session. Guys were respectful and gathered to watch but stayed out of our way and weren't annoying and trying to get in on the action.

    Afterward, I let one of the hot, and hung guys watching squirt on my face. I kinda took a break and had a beer at the bar. Chatted with the friendly and very sexy bartender for a while. Then found two guys (not together) who wanted some c*** worship - who am I to not oblige - one super hot Indian guy hung like a horse and a lovely blond brit with a more manageable member .. Thank god!

    Anyway, never expected to have so much fun early on a Saturday evening, and still had time to meet my friends for dinner out. LOL

    I'll definitely go back on my next visit to London. Thanks boys!“

     on 20-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  11. Brutally honest review

    “First time visit yesterday with my partner and a friend. STRIPPED night, 9/7/18. Had heard of the place before and been tempted but not expecting wall-to-wall gorgeous guys or high quality.

    £9 to get in. No queue. Doorman was very matter-of-fact. Not rude but not welcoming either. Would have been nice for a 1st timer to be told how things work, but still...

    ...inside was actually fairly pleasant. Dark and seedy, with dim neon lighting, which is exactly what a cruise bar should be. Changing area to the right with soft seats. Was a little worried because all my belongings were entrusted to a plastic hamper, and my only link to it was a paper raffle ticket, which I had to keep in my shoe. Still not 100% sure that this is the best way to securely manage everything, but it did seem to do the trick.

    Layout was 50-50 between lounge areas and sex areas. Blue colour scheme for lounge, red for sex, but there was a lot of action going on even in the lounge areas. Only place that seemed ‘safe’ or ‘off-limits’ was the area around the bar.

    I wasn’t expecting it to be busy. This was a Monday evening post-pride weekend. Clientele were very varied in my opinion. I don’t know what the problem is with ‘weird old guys’ on some of these reviews. They have as much a right to be there, and some of them know a few tricks that the younger, more conceited visitors might not. A few unwanted gropes from some people, but all said and done, if touching my junk made them happy, then fine. Also, everyone did demonstrate an element of respecting boundaries. If I pushed someone’s hand away politely or vice versa, then that was the issue resolved. - I would say the average age was about 30 to 40, with all different types of guy. 60% bearish guys, the rest split between jocks and thinks, but with a real diversity. All shapes, colours ethnicities (and sizes) represented

    The rest of the staff I encountered were very pleasant. The barman did take time to explain how the payment system worked at the bar, and the cloakroom guy was very helpful and friendly as well. Maybe it’s the way I spoke to them, but overall, I didn’t find them rude. I guess, though, they would get shirty if someone is displaying any sort of attitude.

    Overall, there are a few negative aspects of this venue, but I would advise anyone going, to go with the right attitude. Everyone who I met, whether a guest or staff, were pleasant at worst, and friendly at best, but then again, I guess I wasn’t trying to act like the place was built for me alone, or that I was the only one entitled to have a good time.

    As for the negatives, the venue really could do with better toilet facilities or a shower room. I’d like to know that if I’m going to engage in sexual activity with complete strangers, that they have at least had a wash. The only option for some was to use the sinks to wash in, and this is not great.

    It would also be nice to have the changing area better-lit, and kept a bit separate from the main floor. If you’re getting changed and want to ensure you have your clothes/valuables/ticket secure, it’s better to have more light. Also, it allows a bit of transition between coming off the street to being in a cruise bar.

    There was a lot of risky sex as well. This is not the fault of the venue itself, but the clients.

    After the free drink, the price of drinks was quite high, even for London....

    Overall, I, and the two guys I was with, enjoyed our visit. We got what we all wanted, and had a very busy and action-packed night. I got chatting with a few guys, had some fun with a few other guys, and experienced a bar like the raunchy ones we’d been to in Berlin, as opposed to the more tame ‘genteel and polite’ British gay cruise bars with disappointing dark rooms and introverted clientele. - if those few negatives could be sorted out, I’d visit very regularly.“


     on 10-Jul-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  12. Świetne miejsce !

    “Super miejsce ! Byłem wiele razy i zawsze mi się podobało. Polecam.“


     on 16-Apr-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

  13. Great place for mischief

    “Friendly staff, room to change, proper cloakroom. There are plenty of comfortable seats near the bar, a variety of darker areas at the back for mischief. The club is well looked after - always clean and kept clean through the day. You can meet almost anyone in there - very varied crowd, usually more friendly than an average London venue. Well worth a visit.

    A limitation is the beer selection isn't too good, but that seems to be a problem with many gay bars and clubs.

    Check website before going as has a mixture of 'clothes on' and 'clothes off' sessions.“

     on 11-Apr-2018 | Reply Problem with this review?

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