The Hoist CLOSED, POSSIBLY REOPENING LATE 2017/2018

 
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Endowed and stylish leather bar
Established in 1996 and still going rather 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. In the 2010s naked-only sessions have become a fixture, often outselling the fetish-minded: SBN/Stark Bollock Naked (Sunday afternoon, hugely popular) and NBN/Nearly Bollock Naked (Wednesday and Sunday evening). From late 2012 Arch 1 went naked-only on Saturday nights, but in late 2015 the fetish set took back control of the space. Other regular slots include CP/spanking club Boys & Sirs (Saturday afternoon), monthly SM Gays evenings (Thursday), monthly rubber club Gummi (Sunday), popular Rubber Reunion [see separate entry], fisting-friendly nights and occasional formal-leather BLUF parties. Sports Bolt kicked off late May 2016. In 2012 Arch 2, previously pretty much a murky darkroom for Arch 1 customers, became the basement-like Bar Berlin, now also used for specialist events. 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. And on 20 June 2014 the Hoist's Arch 2 hosted queer polysexual fetish gathering Klub Fukk – the club's first ever women-inclusive sex event. An outlet of RoB vacated Arch 2 in July 2014, with the space returning to its original function as a cruising corridor. Private fetish parties have emerged as a rather big thing here, including the Stable (borrowing heavily from Germany's FickstutenMarkt). And Mr. Hoist 2016, Swedish-born Niklas Hogner, will star as Kake in Finnish blockbuster director Dome Karukoski's 2017 biopic TOM OF FINLAND, due for release in 2017. Sadly, the Hoist closed on 11 December 2016 owing to massive rent increases and other factors, with private Hoist parties planned at nearby venue Protocal. See Jamie HP entry. Mr. Hoist 2017 due for 21 October 2017, to be staged at Protocol, with the promise of a full-throttle Hoist reinvention: "We will be converting the three Protocol arches into the new Hoist". Watch this space.

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      MarcB Over a year ago

      Visiting London in August
      Would love to visit The Hoist, not really a guy in leathers, or other fetish gear, but would still love to go there, which day is the best day to go then?

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      paul.ladhams.5 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Hot hot hot!
      Been a few times, splendid club, excellent theme nights and always something interesting.

    • first time
      Hi guys this will be my first time going here and would like to meet guys before going in on the 20th til 21th of April. I am staying in lambeth walk. Robert. :)

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      hslut Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hot place for true hot guys !! go again april 1st 2015
      this is a true hot hard gay place !! i recommend ! I will go there again Wed April 1st 2015 for NBN Party at 9.15PM !!!!!!!

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      bottomxl Over a year ago
      Loves it

      hot playroom
      hot playroom x pig;)

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      Henrik Over a year ago
      Loves it

      Very cool leather club
      Lots of action :-)

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      tb27609 Over a year ago
      Loves it

      The Hoist on Sunday!
      Was there on Sunday for SBN (Strictly Bollocks Naked) and NBN (Nearly Bollocks Naked) and it was great - terrific venue (everything about it works: concept, design, execution, attitude), friendly (frisky!) patrons & staff, good crowd, hot naked men, SEX. What's not to like?!