BLUF bar and venue listings

The Backstreet

London, United Kingdom

Wentworth Mews, Mile End, E3 4UA. Public transport: Mile End underground

London's longest established leather & rubber bar, with a strict dress code. Entrance charges are normally £8 for non-members (£10 from 2018), or £5 for members; members also get in free before 10.45 on Friday and Saturday. Charges may differ on some event nights. Membership is £25 per year.

The home of BLUF events in London, as well as the IGNITE smoking evenings, which take place in the club's private outdoor smoking area.

**Over the Xmas New Year holiday period 2018, the club is closed, with the exception of New Year's Eve, 31st December. Master on 15th December was the last leather event until New Year's Eve. Normal events resume from Friday 4th January 2019**

Telephone: +44 20 8980 8557

Twitter BackstreetE3

Opening Times

Friday 2200-0300
Saturday 2200-0300
Sunday 2200-0100

BLUF venue
Men only
Entrance charge
Membership available

Information from BLUF last updated by Nigel, aka LondonSubNigel (3) at Sun Dec 16 13:43:31 2018 UTC


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Events in the BLUF calendar

IGNITE Fri 19 Apr 2019

BLUF at Backstreet Fri 24 May 2019

IGNITE Sat 25 May 2019

BLUF at Backstreet Fri 12 Jul 2019

IGNITE Fri 12 Jul 2019

IGNITE Sat 7 Sep 2019

BLUF at Backstreet Sat 7 Dec 2019

Additional details

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: Closed

Rating and reviews


Jeffrey Tracey on 16 October 2018

Rating: 4

Found the patrons very friendly if you approach them. Easygoing atmosphere, and all 100% leather. Didn't find the bartenders to be particularly friendly but thats perhaps just me.Reasonably priced drinks. Totally worth going and a. great experience overall

Alan Roberts on 22 January 2019

Rating: 2

Please note that Buff no longer at this club due to issues with the management and venue. I will leave two stars as it's not the club but the management team and owner that is at fault. It's a shame it ended like it did but they got greedy and refused to spend anything on the safety of the people that work there. One member of the team having has hand cut. This was ignored. Plus there were other issues with the security of customers that was frequently ignored despite asking to try and get a resolve.

Scott Bridges on 29 October 2018

Rating: 5

Great little gay leather bar with friendly staff and an equally friendly crowd

Arindam Chowdhury on 4 August 2018

Rating: 5

Love it. Come and see me

Nicholas MacCloy on 29 November 2017

Rating: 5

London's oldest and only remaining leather bar. Great staff who are incredibly friendly. good atmosphere and always fun to visit

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