XXL (AWAITING NEW VENUE)

 
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Big club for big men and the rest
Very popular club luring cruisy, older bears (ex-1970s/80s clones) and their younger protégé cubs, rubbing up against less stalky and less bearded but still hungry onlookers. Established in 2000 by Mark Ames. In March 2012 XXL moved from Arcadia (formerly the Arches) to Pulse — an enormous south-of-the-river club that opened March 2011, with five interconnecting arches including three bar areas, state-of-the-art video projection and a well-endowed dance floor. The clientele is more casual and less bear-like than it once was. Monthly night XXL Leather combines bulk and...leather, with harnessed hunks crowding the dance floor. Located five minutes' walk north of Southwalk tube station, a minute west of Tate Modern. Also ten minutes west of London Bridge. On 24 June 2019 XXL was served an eviction notice by developers and new landlords Native Land, with instructions to leave within three months. XXL lost its Pulse on Saturday 21 September 2019. Watch this space for new venue.

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