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 2017, the club is closed, with the exception of New Year's Eve, 31st December**

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 Thu Dec 21 12:43:34 2017 UTC


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Events in the BLUF calendar

Mastery XXMas Sat 15 Dec 2018

Backstreet NYE 2018 Mon 31 Dec 2018

Additional details

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Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 6:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Saturday: 6:00 PM – 3:00 AM
Sunday: 6:00 – 11:00 PM

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

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

Sir Edington's this n that UK on 26 January 2017

Rating: 4

London's only true fetish bar left. Very reasonable drinks prices. Located right on Mile End tube stop. Decor hasn't changed or been revamped since the 80s. Very run down in places but sleazy.

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