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The Hoist *

Endowed and stylish leather bar
Established in 1996 and still going strong, the Hoist is located under railway arches like many of Vauxhall's other gay clubs, but is far more considerate of extreme tastes, from serious leather, rubber and skinhead to light leather and dirty textiles. More recently naked-only sessions have crept onto the menu: SBN/Stark Bollock Naked (Sun afternoon and, from November 2012, Sat nights) and NBN/Nearly Bollock Naked (Wed and Sun evening). Other regular slots include CP/spanking club Boys & Sirs (Sat afternoons), monthly SM Gays evenings (Thu), monthly rubber club Gummi (Sun), fisting-friendly nights and occasional formal-leather BLUF parties. In 2012 Arch 2, previously pretty much a murky darkroom for Arch 1 customers, became the atmospheric, basement-like Bar Berlin, playing host to (and refuge for) Arch 1 leather/rubber exiles on Sat nights. For emergency last-minute leather and rubber necessities there's London's one RoB outlet in Arch 2. In March 2014 a documentary about the Hoist made by US directors Charles Lum and Todd Verow was screened at BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival.

Tags: Men Only , Leather , Cruise Bar , Backroom , Uniform , Sportswear , Naked , Skins/Skinhead , Underwear

Arches 47b and 47c, South Lambeth Rd
London, England SW8 1RH

+44 20 7735 9972


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