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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.

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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