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.

May 2022: The Backstreet will be closing on 17th July.

Telephone: +44 20 8980 8557

Twitter BackStLondon


  • Wheelchair accessible

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 SubDirectory (3) at Mon May 30 08:07:46 2022 UTC


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Events in the BLUF calendar

BLUF + London Leathermen (Fetish Week London) Sat 9 Jul 2022

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Rating and reviews


Hardpecs Bulge on 2 March 2019

Rating: 5

This has to be the most authentic leather bars in London. Like all such places, the crowd varies but generally everyone is friendly and up for it. The barmen are welcoming. When I came here last week, I had a great time catching up with mates and enjoying what's on offer.

Alberto Costa on 30 October 2019

Rating: 5

What to say, just the best in london. Is a very friendly and openminded place

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

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.

Scott Bridges on 29 October 2018

Rating: 5

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

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The venues in this list have been curated by BLUF members, and we believe them all to be welcoming of men in leather uniform. However, note that in some cases, dresscode may only be approriate on certain nights. If in doubt, check with a venue before travelling.

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