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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.
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
Mattbb gave this placewhat a disappointment20 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
Henrik is now a fan
Henrik gave this placeNice and relaxed leather barFirst to Review