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The Backstreet

London, United Kingdom

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

As of 17th July 2022, The Backstreet is permanently closed.

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  • Wheelchair accessible

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Men only
Entrance charge

Information from BLUF last updated by Nigel, aka SubDirectory (3) at Sun Jul 24 12:02:59 2022 UTC


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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.

Simon on 1 January 2017

Rating: 5

This place attracts a very friendly crowd, isn't too loud and has really reasonable bar prices with efficient and no nonsense service. The venue does have a strict dress code but has a changing area if you are into stuff that you don't feel comfortable walking on the street in (though it's London, most people don't give a damn). Clientele is very varied from early 20s up to 70s+ and everyone seems to be made welcome. Love that the music isn't too loud and it's not really a dancing club. It has an industrial theme to it with lots of bare concrete and dark little corners. Also has a smoking area out back which seems popular.

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

Robert Tudor on 25 January 2016

Rating: 5

The dress code is strict, but the guys are hot and friendly. You can get away with minimal leather/ruber if you're showing plenty of flesh (a jock and a waistcoat is fine, and they'll loan you a waistcoat!). Some nights are bussier than others. Check the website for 'events'. Drinks are pretty cheap for London. Plenty of free condoms and lube and plenty of opportunity to use them ;)

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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