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The Backstreet *

London's oldest leather bar
Practically untouched since its April 1985 opening (with dusty boots dangling from the ceiling to prove it), Backstreet abides by its strict dress code, and the pay-off for its loyal leather and rubber clientele is an unfussy, dark, atmospheric and rather trippy cruising space for the sex-inclined. Tall boots guarantee free entry on Fridays and full rubber does the same on Saturdays. Includes a small part-heated outdoor smoking area with an industrial feel. Specialist events include a first-Sunday-of-the-month lycra fetish night (Heros, 6—10pm), semi-regular BLUF parties (alternates host duties with the Hoist), occasional cigar-friendly Ignite gatherings and naked cruise party Buff, which unveils itself every Wed 7–11pm, Sat 6–10pm and Sun 6–10pm (except first Sun of the month). Lingerie-fetish night Linger joined the club's roster on a Thursday in June 2014.

Tags: Men Only , Leather , Backroom , Smoking Area , Outdoor Patio , Rubber , Naked

Wentworth Mews, Mile End
London, England E3 4UA

+44 20 8980 8557
Thu 10pm—2am; Fri and Sat 10pm—3am; Sun 10pm—1am (plus Wed/Sat/Sun Buff)



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  • flynnmic is now a fan

    Apr 19, 2013 at 1:15am ·

  • Mattbb gave this place *
    what a disappointment
    20 years ago this was the fetish place to be. Now its almost empty apart from a few guys talking about opera. The scene has moved on this place hasnt

    Nov 18, 2012 at 12:48am ·

  • Henrik is now a fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:56am ·

  • Henrik gave this place *
    Nice and relaxed leather bar
    first review First to Review

    May 1, 2010 at 1:05am ·