UK Lap Dancing List

 News iand Comment: Table dancing and strip pubs



London

Acton Blaze

  News February 2015: Blaze extinguished

See article from sevlicensing.wordpress.com

Not widely reported it appears, but an application for a new SEV in Acton was rejected last week by Ealing Council on grounds of 'locality'.

Interesting as the area is non-residential, and the policy for sex establishments in Ealing only identifies Acton Town Centre as suitable for a club, and the residential districts as unsuitable, so not clear how this locality was regarded.

It appears that being opposite a family leisure centre was the clincher here.

Aldgate

Club Oops

30 Alie Street
Aldgate
London
E1 8DA

News April 2013:

Poster proved too sexy for the advert censors of the ASA

The Nag's Head

17 Whitechapel Road
Aldgate
London
E1 1DU

Mon-Sat: noon to 1am
Sun: 4pm-11pm

Strip pub with presumably free entry, but a pound in the pot for each striptease show.

Notes from the Nag's Head, January 2017:

The Nags Head is one of the capital's oldest lapdancing establishments. with all kinds of beautiful girls from everywhere in the world, there's nowhere better to watch exotic dancing. From private dances to seductive stage shows and live sport, Nags truly has something for everyone.

Whites Gentlemen's Club

32-38 Leman Street
Aldgate
London
E1 8EW

Tues-Fri: 7pm - 4am

Admission from free to £10 depending on time

From Whites, January 2017:

The Club is part of London's impressive nightlife and blends beautifully in amongst the city's historic surroundings. We adopt a different approach to most gentlemen's clubs allowing our patrons to completely relax on our large, comfortable leather sofas in the main club area, a drink in their hand whilst watching our ladies on the pole.

Bethnal Green

 

Metropolis

234 Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green
London
E2 9NN

Mon-Wed: 7pm -3am
Thu-Fri: 7pm - 4am

Free entry before 9pm

Promotional Material, February 2017:  Indoor Beach

Metropolis is a simple gentlemen's club, reminiscent of old Vegas strip clubs.

  • Car Wash Fantasy room
  • 3 floors of the hottest girls in town
  • Vip lounge, Penthouse suite's, Indoor beach, Sexy cabana beds-

Broadgate

 

For Your Eyes Only

23 City Road
Broadgate
London
EC1Y 1AE
 

Clerkenwell

 

The Griffin

The Griffin
125 Clerkenwell Road
London
EC1R 5DB

Mon-Thurs: noon to midnight
Fri-Sat: noon to 1am

Notes from The Griffiin, January 2017: Strip pub with table dancing

The Griffin is a fully nude table dancing venue, located close to Chancery Lane & Farringdon stations, in the heart of London's legal district.

Come in and enjoy fully nude stripteases on the main stage every 10 minutes. You can also have a private dance in our luxurious private dance lounge with the girl of your choice. We have over 30 girls working at The Griffin in shifts.

Dress Code is smart casual, clean trainers are fine. The Griffin is free entry also, unlike many other Striptease Venues in London. Our drinks are reasonably priced, comparative to any London Pub.

Covent Garden

Secrets Covent Garden

51 Parker Street (Off Kingsway)
Covent Garden
London WC2B 5PS

Mon to Sat: 7.00pm to 3.00 am

Prices Feb 2015:

  • Entry before 9.00pm: Free
  • Entry after 9.00pm: £20.00

Stringfellows

16 Upper St Martins Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9EF

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 6am

Admission free before 11pm, £25 after 11pm

Listing confirmed in October 2016.

News October 2013: Ongoing legal case

Stringfellows is involved in a legal about whether dancers are employees or not and whether they there entitled to employee rights or not.

Croydon

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

12 Crown Hill
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1RZ

Tue-Wed: 10pm -3am
Thu: 10pm - 5am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 7am
Sun: 10pm - 3am

Promotional Material

Unlike many adult entertainment venues in this country we aim to provide a much more fun friendly service by incorporating many of the US chain's games and ideas in our own way to encourage customer involvement in a safe, enjoyable manner and enhance the customers overall experience. We also aim to differentiate ourselves from the rest of the adult entertainment industry in this country as we are female run. The General Manager Uthania's mission has always been to combat the seedy image this type of venue can obtain by turning it in to a luxurious venue that is also female friendly.

Ealing Broadway

LA Confidential

1 High Street
Ealing Broadway
London
W5 5JY

Tue-Thu: 9pm to late (last entry 2am)
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 5am (last entry 2am)

Entry £20

Opened in 2000.

Euston

Secrets Euston

34/38 Eversholt Street
Euston
London
NW1 1DA

Mon to Sun: 8.00pm to 6.00 am

Prices March 2017:

  • Entry before 10pm: £10.00
  • Entry after 10pm: £20.00

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Spearmint Rhino

161 Tottenham Court Rd
Euston
London
W1T 7NN

Monday: 6pm -3am
Tue-Sat: 6pm-4am
Sun: 6pm-2am

Entry £20 (£10 before 7pm)

Listing confirmed in February 2017.

  News February 2015: Early closing on morality grounds

Spearmint Rhino's flagship venue in Tottenham Court Road will be forced to close its doors two hours earlier after a Camden Council licensing committee supposedly because of late night noise.

Labour ward councillor and moraliser Rishi Madlani said the club was utterly inappropriate for the area and urged the committee to reject the application.

After the decision Madlani moralised about a good result and would secure 676 hours a year less objectification of women and a positive result for the residents of Paramount Court.

Lawyer Robert Sutherland, representing the club, said they did not accept much of the evidence given by neighbours and insisted that independent surveys of noise levels had found they did not exceed regulations.

The club will now have to shut at 2am Monday to Friday, and at 1am on Sunday.

  News September 2014: Licence granted

Spearmint Rhino survived a licensing scare as councillors rejected calls to shut down its flagship venue.

Camden's licensing committee agreed to allow the club to keep operating, until next month at least. Only one month as it had taken 11 months for last year's licensing process to complete.

  News June 2014: Award

We at Limo Broker were overjoyed to assist the London Spearmint Rhino girls last week, chauffeuring them to pick up the award for Best Gentlemen's Club in London.

 News March 2014: Licence refused

Spearmint Rhino, the lap-dancing megaclub on Tottenham Court Road, was denied the renewal of its licence because of the large number of private booths for dances, which were prohibited by the authority's Sex Establishments Policy after concerns were raised by locals.

The council also expressed concern about the lack of CCTV in parts of the club, including the open areas of the toilets. The council said it was concerned that the club had an unwillingness to address this and what that implied.

  News January 2014: Spearmint Rhino vs Husband and Wife Team

Spearmint Rhino lost a court case against restrictive rules being applied to the club by a licensing committee where a husband and wife had majority control and united to impose restrictions.

  News December 2013: Fire

15 people were treated in hospital after a fire broke out in the flats above Spearmint Rhino on Tottenham Court Road

  News November 2013: Early Closing

Spearmint Rhino failed in an appeal against a council imposed closing time of 3am. The club was seeking to extend opening hours to 4am. The judge cited nuisance from touts when ruling against extended opening hours.

Hammersmith

Secrets Hammersmith

62 Glenthorne Road
Hammersmith
London
W6 0LR

Mon-Sat: 8pm - 4am

Entry: £10 before 10pm, £20 after 10pm,

Listing checked in February 2017.

Prices Feb 2015:

  • Entry before 10pm: £10.00
  • Entry after 10pm: £20.00
  News May 2013:

The bar was banned from opening during the day at its annual licence renewal. Moralists objected to the club opening during the day for no apparent reason other than personal morality. The bar doesn't open in the daytime anyway and agreed to drop the option for daytime opening.

Hayes

The Victoria

Hyde Road
Hayes

  News June 2014: Licence revoked

The pub had its licence revoked for reasons unrelated to stripping. The police arrested 9 people for reasons related to cocaine dealing.

  News August 2013: Renewed

The bar has had its licence renewed. The council received 2 objections citing unlikely complaints about noise and prostitution, but the police did not object to the licence application.

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Woolpack/Inhibitions

Dawley Road
Hayes
UB3 1EJ

Inhibitions
Mon-Thu: 9pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 4am

 Woolpack is a long established strip pub with a separate table dancing club Inhibitions.

  News from Inhibitions, October 2014: Going Strong

Contrary to reports, the woolpack And inhibitions is not for sale and never was. The business is going from strength to strength. Looking forward to seeing you all soon

Holborn

The Red Rooms

4 Great Queen Street
Holborn
London
WC2B 5DG.

Daily from 10pm

Promotional Material, February 2017: Independent

The Red Rooms Gentlemen's Club is an independent club offering 3 floors of sumptuous, spacious areas for men, women, couples, groups, stag parties, corporate events and single night owls looking for adventure. In this electric mix, guests from home and abroad mingle with Eastern Europe, Latin, America and Asia to create a relaxed and diverse atmosphere to have fun in.

While some similar venues are perceived as very expensive, our club offers reasonable price from the moment of entry.

Secrets Holborn

3 Grays Inn Road
Holborn
London
WC1X 8HG

Mon to Sat: 7.30pm to 3.30am

Prices Feb 2015:

  • Entry from 7:30pm: £20.00

Fully nude table dancing

Kings Cross

The Flying Scotsman

Caledonian Road

Long established traditional strip pub

  News June 2013: Licence Approved

The pub has received a new licence. The owner suggested that there were future plans to convert the site into offices and a restaurant.

  News June 2013: Licence Application

The pub has applied for a sex entertainment licence. Local opposition from snobs who claim that gentrification has changed the area and trip pubs are no longer 'appropriate'

Kingston

Blue Bar

The Sir Robert Peel
160 Cambridge Road
Kingston

Long established traditional strip pub with no private dancing

News July 2014: Closed

The pub has closed and the site is set to become flats.

 

Ami-Gi

High Street

News October 2014: Closed

Ami-Gi has been bought out and the replacement Library Club will not be offering table dancing

Leicester Square

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Platinum Lace

Trocadero
13 Coventry Street
Leicester Square
W1d 7DH

Mon-Sat: 3pm - 6am (last entry 4am)
Sun: 6pm - 3am (last entry 2:30am)

News October 2016: Too much fun

A flagship London West End lap dancing club is in trouble with the local council for offering a little too much fun.

Platinum Lace hit the headlines earlier this year after a video emerged of two of its dancers encouraging customers to fondle them. And this week, the miserable bosses at Westminster City Council have announced a course of action.

The Council will put questions about their enforcement action in a public consultation and have now confirmed the venue had its licence temporarily extended ahead of the results of the consultation. When the public have had their say, the council's licensing committee will re-visit the application and decided whether to close the club down or not.

News May 2013: Licensed

Licence awarded in May 2013.

Limehouse

The White Swan

556 Commercial Rd
Limehouse
London
E14 7JD

Gay pub with adult entertainment
 

Marylebone

Sophisticats

28 Marylebone Lane
London
W1U 2DR

Mon-Tue: 9:30pm - 5am
Wed-Sat: 9:30pm - 6am

Listing checked in February 2017.
 

Mayfair

Gaslight Club

4 Duke of York Street
(off Jermyn St)
Mayfair
London
SW1Y 6LA

Mon-Sat: 8pm - 3:30am (last entry 2am)

Entry: £20

Listing confirmed in March 2017

News May 2013:

Established for 60 years but now sold to the Secrets chain who will convert the club to their table dancing format.

The Mayfair Club

49 Dover Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 4NY

Mon-Fri: 9pm to late (up to 6am)

Listing checked in February 2017
 

No 4 Mayfair

1st Floor, 4 Mill Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 2AX

Mon-Sat 10pm - 5:30am

Promotional Material: Tucked away

Tucked away in the heart of Mayfair, opposite Londons famous Savil Row in Mill Street, No4 Mayfair can be accessed via a very discreet doorway. Unaware by passers by you will enter Londons Most Elite Gentlemans Club filled with most glamourous, Exotic and Beautifull ladies from all over the world.

Northwood

The Olde Northwood

142 Pinner Road
Northwood
HA6 1BP

News June 2013: No More Strippers

The venue stopped the strip shows on the 22nd June 2013.

  News May 2013: Ending Striptease

The Olde Northwood has said that it will not renew its sex entertainment licence citing the costs involved

Shoreditch

23 Paul  Street

23 Pault Street
Shoreditch
London
EC2A 4JU

Mon-Fri: 7pm - 3am

Promotional Material

Today we are a cabinet of curiosities, historical and sensual, where the scoundrel in you can indulge his or her playful side in a refuge of old world chic and addictive irreverence.

An upmarket strip club that is also a nightclub at the weekends.

Browns

1 Hackney Rd
Shoreditch
E2 7NX

Mon: noon - 1am
Tue_Thu: nonn - 2am
Fri-Sat: noon - 3am

From Browns, January 2017: City Institution

Browns has been a city institution for over 30 years! Come along and spend an evening in the company of London's most beautiful girls at one of the capitals oldest established gentlemen's club.

Along with fully nude live shows every 10min we have an in-house DJ mixing music the latest music throughout the day and large screens with BT Sport and Sky.

Browns is an over 21 venue .

The Horns

262-264 Old Street
Shoreditch
London
EC1V 9DD

Mon-Wed: noon - 1am
Thurs: noon - 2am
Fri-Sat: noon - 3am

Free entry but with a pound in the pot for each dance

Promotional Material

With exposed brick walls, old oak flooring and a beautifully hand crafted bar, The Horns Strip Club London is a must stop for anyone looking for a good night out in London. The Horns Strip Club in Shoreditch is ready to provide a unique and fun night out for all with fully nude live shows provided all day for your entertainment.

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The White Horse

64 Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch
E1 6JJ

Long running strip pub closed in July 2016.

News July 2016: Closed

The long running strip pub has closed due to unviable rent increases for lease renewal.

News January 2014: Mentioned in dispatches

A Guardian balancing piece mentioned the White Horse:

Strippers are not the problem... They're just doing a job Strippers are paid for a service, much like the rest of us. Legislating to close down clubs is not helpful. By Frankie Mullin

See article from theguardian.com

Soho

Angels

Wardour Street
Soho
London
W1F 8ZH

Associated with Stringfellows. Closed in September 2016.
 

The Box

Walkers Court
Soho
London
W1F 0SD,

News May 2013: Under Threat

The high society erotic cabaret seems under threat as the Paul Raymond heir who owns it as ambitions for a straight theatre.

The venue was once famous as Paul Raymond's Revue Bar

Sophisticats

5 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RF

Mon-Sat: 7:30pm - 3am
 

Vanity

4 Carlisle Street
Soho
London
W1D 3BJ

Mon-Sat: 8pm - 3am

Listing confirmed January 2017.

Windmill International

17-19 Great Windmill Street
Soho
London
W1D 7JZ

Mon-Sat 9pm - 5:30am

Entry £15

Promotional Material

Windmill International was the first London theatre to feature fully nude dancers and stage performances, and since then it has become a UK landmark and one of the world's most exciting gentlemen's clubs.

The Windmill takes pride in astounding its visitors and keeping them entertained all night long. A night at The Windmill would be nothing without our mesmerising dancers (the Windmill girls), and watching them perform in the most enticing and alluring shows in the whole of London. Our Windmill girls are world famous for being the most stunning dancers and showgirls, and they come to entertain you here from across the globe -- from Brazil, to Europe, to Asia, and now to London.

Stratford Swagga

27 Broadway
Straford
London
E15 4BQ

News November 2015: License Renewed

And the licence was duly renewed with noting any further details of the entertainment on offer.

News September 2015: License Renewal

A sex entertainment licence has been maintained for sometime by the venue without it really being publicised. The nightclub has now changed hands and locals are taking an interest in the licence renewal.

Swiss Cottage

Secrets

309 Finchley Road
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 6EH

News February 2015: Closing

Owners of Secrets said they decided to close the club, which has been open since 1999, after deciding Finchley Road "wasn't quite the right location" for a table-dancing club

Tower Hamlets

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News April 2014: Nil new venues

Tower Hamlets has passed a resolution to opt into table dancing licensing. the council has decided to ban any new clubs but to allow existing clubs to continue.

  News October 2013: Morality Fee

Tower Hamlets are currently proposing an increased immorality charge of £9,000. There has been debate as to whether this can be justified under the law that it should cover admin only

  News September 2013: New venues to be banned

Tower Hamlets Council must have been a little perturbed at consultation revealing a distinct lack of public support for moralist bans on adult entertainment. However this didn't stop the council proposing to ban new businesses. But at least it seems to have saved existing businesses from an immediate nil policy. The decision still needs ratification by the full council.

Vauxhall

Union Vauxhall

Gay club

News July 2013: Licence granted without consideration

PC sneering at adult entertainment only applies to that for heterosexual men. So the licence for gay entertainment sailed straight through without hassle.

Whitechapel

The Nags Head

17 Whitechapel Road
Whitechapel
London
E1 1DU

Long running strip pub and table dancing venue
 

Woolwich

The Royal Standard

Albert Road
Woolwich
London
E16 2NQ

Strip pub

News September 2013: Dancing stopped pending licence renewal

See article from strippingtheillusion.blogspot.com

The Royal Standard Strip Pub has had dancing stopped over issues with renewing the license.

Seems 3 councillors have been sitting round like schoolboys doing home work and they have all sent in the same(ish) letter with the whole what about the schools issue.

It is a pub, last time I checked kids are not allowed in so how would this affect them? Is there plasma screens on the outside with the dancers being live streamed? no! Is there peep holes designed so kids can peek in? No! Does it advertise sweets or toys? No! So why do people think children would be bothered, upset or even know what is going on. Seems the pub has agreed to security to stop the 1,000s' of children beating the doors down.

The renewal application is being heard on 5th September.

 

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Aberdeen

Club Magma

52 Bridge Street
Aberdeen
AB11 6JN

News July 2014:

The bar contributed to the consultation about more licensing powers controlling table dancing bars

Private Eyes

74 Chapel Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1SN

Sun-Thu: 9pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 8pm - 3am

News February 2013:

In trouble with the council for late payment of licence fees

Private Eyes 2

30 Bridge Street
Aberdeen
AB11 6JN

Sun-Thu: 9pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 8pm - 3am

News May 2015: Fracas

The bar made the news as a case of assault involving 2 women reached the courts. A case that continued to get mentions from March 2014 to May 2015

Accrington

iCandy

Blackburn Road
Accrington

 News February 2014: Auctioned off

A town centre building in Accrington could be given a new lease of life after being put up for sale. The large, three-storey corner building, in Blackburn Road, was home to controversial lap dancing club iCandy, which closed its doors recently.

Altrincham

 

Totties

The Causeway
Off Cross Street
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 1DE

(Near Manchester Airport)

Tues-Thur: 7pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 7pm - 4am

Entrance £10

Listing checked in December 2016.

Topless dancing only
 

Ampthill Shaylor's

News March 2013: Closed

Controversially opened as a lap dancing bar but it didn't last long. The club then become a standard nightclub.

Andover Piston Broke

London Street
Andover

News January 2014: Application

Piston Broke has applied for a table dancing licence. The venue already holds occasional table dancing events

Ashford (Kent)

Ashford Club

2-6 High Street,
Ashford
TN24 8TD

News September 2013: Licence Renewed

No apparent fuss for the annual licence renewal

 

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Barnsley

 

Wildcats

32 Wellington Street
Barnsley
S70 1SW

News April 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The club marginally made the news due to nearby assault.

Basildon

Katz Gentlemen's Club

Time Square
Basildon
SS14 1QT

Wed-Thu: 8pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 8pm - 6am

Entry £5-10

Ownership connections with Diamonds and Strings in Watford and Entice in Southend. Listing verified in September 2016.
 

Benfleet Galore

Brunel Road
Manor Trading Estate

News April 2015: Licence approved

The first club within the Castle Point local authority area has been approved. Peter Burch, chairman of the council licensing sub-committee said:

We consider the arguments made by the objectors don't contain sufficient reasons to reject the application, but we do understand the concerns raised...We believe the police and other relevant authorities have agreed stringent conditions with the applicant to properly regulate the premises.

News November 2014: Moral crusade

Campaigners are trying to prevent a new table dancing club proposed for the Manor Trading Estate. All the usual bollox is being trotted out proximity to schools and religious buildings. The council received 35 objections.

Birmingham

Birmingham Council

News October 2014: Capped

Licensing moralists have imposed a cap of eight lap dancing clubs in Birmingham city centre -- saying they will allow no more to open.

The council's licensing committee claimed there are fears that any more strip clubs, particularly in the Broad Street and pub and club areas, would lead to the city getting a sleazy reputation.

The Barrel Public House

Soho Road
Handsworth
B21 9SX

News April 2013: Planning Appeal Rejected

Applicants were refused planning permission to convert a pub into a table dancing venue. Moral reasons and religious sensitivities were cited and seemed to be the only real difference to other similar applications that are accepted.

Cyclone Club

192 Broad Street
City Centre
B15 1AY

Listing confirmed in November 2016.
 

Lace Club

John Bright Street

News December 2014: Licence refused

A club on John Bright Street, central Birmingham, has been refused a licence by Birmingham City Council. This venue, which previously offered striptease before becoming a burlesque club ('Rouge') was refused a licence on the basis of being unsuitable within the locality and with reference to other land use in the vicinity.

What a load of bollox. John Bright Street is in a desolate corner of Birmingham city centre that is penned in by 2 legs of inner ring road dual carriage way, on the other side a busy little road which is one of the few ways in and out of the shopping area...and on the fourth side is the concrete monstrosity of New Street station. The only businesses that hang in there are a few pubs, a cinema and a theatre. It is the most suitable area in town.

There was only one public objection.

Legs 11

193 Broad Street
City Centre
B15 1AY

Listing confirmed in November 2016.
 

Legs 11

30 Ladywell Walk
China Town
City Centre
B5 4ST

Mon-Wed: 8pm-6am
Thu-Sat: 7pm-6am
Sun: 8pm-6am

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

News May 2013: Chica Bonita

The club is introducing a lesbian night on 26th May 2013 under the banner, Chica Bonita Club.

Medusa Lodge

139 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 6SD

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 6am

News November 2016: Hurst Street

The club is now operating at 139 Hurst Street after moving from Suffolk Street.

News September 2015:  Burlesque

The owners have applied for a licence at a new venue in Hurst Street, where it plans to transform into a burlesque club.

The owners want to open between 10pm and 6am. As well as burlesque dances there will also be lap dancing offered in private booths.

Owner Cas Carrington previously said she was keen to attract more women to the new venue, with the trend moving away from traditional lap dancing. She said:

We are going to focus a lot more on burlesque. I think a lot of people are getting a bit bored of lap dancing.

News September 2015:  Moving

The owners have submitted plans for a change to change the Suffolk Street venue into a restaurant and moving the table dancing club to the former home of the Route 2 bar at 139 Hurst Street.

The Nightingale Club

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

News November 2013: Gay club

It appears that the Nightingales club in Birmingham obtained a licence in July for sexual entertainment. I assume there were no objections and it was given approval without reference to committee as I can see no record in council minutes. For information, it is a long established male club in the gay village of Birmingham.

Paradise

Broad Street
City Centre

News July 2014: Rejected

The council rejected the application arbitrarily claiming that 3 table dancing venues on Broad street is enough and a fourth would somehow be a tipping point to Broad Street being an adults only area.

 News May 2014: Re-hearing postponed

Under threat of having to justify their bollox excuse for a ban to the High Court in a Judicial Review, Birmingham Council have agreed to hold a re-hearing for the bar's licence application.

The re-hearing was arranged for late May but was postponed after no shows from several committee members.

 News February 2014: Licence refused

Council moralists refused the licence ludicrously claiming that a 4th table dancing club would somehow change the dynamic of Birmingham's bar and nightlife quarter

 News January 2014: 8 objectors

Ladywood MP Shabana Mahmood and the Rep Theatre are amongst 8 objectors to the club citing nonsense arguments that a 4th club would somehow drastically change the character of Birmingham's pubs and clubs area.

 News November 2013: Drinks licence refused

A proposed table dancing club which would be the 3rd on Broad Street was refused a drinks licence on the unlikely sounding grounds of inexperienced managers and proximity to a bus stop

Rocket Club

258 Broad St
Birmingham
B1 2HF

Mon-Thu: 8pm -2:30am
Fri: 8pm - 4am
Sat: 6pm - 4am

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

News August 2014: Comedy Club

Birmingham is getting a new weekly comedy club, in a lap dace and strip club. The Rocket Club will host comedy from Friday September 19.

Venue manager Warrick Ramseier was keen to point out:

Our comedy shows will not overlap with our current late-night entertainment, and audiences will have the opportunity to leave the venue before this commences.

  News February 2014: Legal dispute

Judgement has been reserved in a legal case resulting from a dispute  over a strip of land outside the Rocket Club. Two businessman with connections to the club are claiming ownership

Scarlets Gentlemans Club

34 Horse Fair
City Centre
Birmingham
B1 1DA

  Promotional Material, February 2017:

With spacious booths and seating areas you can enjoy topless and fully nude dances, whilst private dances are available in one of our exclusive VIP rooms.

Also notable for using the buildings that were once home to the White Lion, once my favourite pub in Birmingham.

Spearmint Rhino

64 Hagley Road
Birmingham
B16 8PF

Daily: 9pm - late

Listing confirmed in November 2016.
 

The Sunset Club

89 Holloway Head
City Center
B1 1QP

Tue-Thu: 9pm - 4:30am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 5:30am
Sun: 9pm - 4:30am

Gentlemen's table dancing club

News April 2014: Renewal

Licence renewal is being discussed by Birmingham Council

Blackburn The Velvet Lounge

Duke Street
Blackburn

Closed in March 2005, set to be demolished in 2016.
 

Blackpool

Eden 2

94-98 The Promenade
Blackpool,
FY1 1HB

Wed-Thu: 7pm - 1am
Fri: 7pm - 4am
Sat: midday - 5am
Sun: 2pm - 11pm

Listing confirmed in September 2016.

News, April 2015: Mentioned in passing

An incident inside the club led to a court case.

News September 2013: Licence renewed after a dance censor was appointed

A lap dancing club has had its licence returned after employing a dance censor to ensure performers comply with the rules.

Vital maintenance work has also been carried out at Eden on Blackpool Promenade? after health and safety inspectors found a series of electrical faults at the club.

The club had lost its sex entertainment venue licence in July after Blackpool Council said it was failing to meet the requirements. CCTV images showed dancers getting close to their customers.

The Dolls House

Queen Street

News July 2013:

The owner of Eden has again applied to open a fifth table dancing venue in Blackpool, on Queen Street. And again it was refused citing bollox about fire safety of the 2 storey building.

  News March 2013:

The owner of Eden was refused a licence for The Dolls House on moral grounds that there are enough already

Eden 1

Queen Street

News October 2013: Licence granted

Taking the opportunity of Rouge Closing, Eden 1 has been granted a licence. It is located above the bar Kraze.

Heaven

Gaiety's
Central Promenade

News July 2013: Licence renewed

The licences for the 4 existing table dancing venues in Blackpool have been renewed

News July 2013:

The bars has applied for a licence renewal. The application also asks for the council to allow full nudity, currently banned in Blackpool.

Rouge

Clifton Street

News October 2013: Closed

The bar has closed perhaps with the intention of re-opening in a different location

News July 2013: Licence renewed

The licences for the 4 existing table dancing venues in Blackpool have been renewed

Sinless

The Strand

News July 2013: Licence renewed

The licences for the 4 existing table dancing venues in Blackpool have been renewed

Bolton

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News April 2014: New venues banned

Under new rules,  pole dancing clubs, strip shows and sex cinemas will not be allowed to open near schools, houses, parks, tourist attractions, religious buildings or any existing entertainment venues.

Cllr Nick Peel the member in charge of licensing, said in reality it means new applicants looking to open a sexual entertainment venue in Bolton will find it very difficult. He said:

The criteria doesn't really leave much left in terms of areas.

News December 2013: Nil Policy

Bolton were a little late coming to the anti lap dancing moralist party but have now proposed a council policy of no new venues in the city centre. The council looks set to tolerate the existing club though.

Diamonds

4 Manor Street
Bolton
BL1 1TU

Friday and Saturday 10pm-4am

Lap Dancing Club

News July 2014: Mentioned in passing

The club briefly made the news after dancers were robbed of their outfits by a thief who was convicted.

Boston

Dream Girls

Craythorne Lane
Boston

The venue that is now Studio Nightclub was previously After Dark Nightclub which had an associated lap dancing bar called Dream Girls
 

Studio Nightclub

Craythorne Lane
Boston

Studio Nightclub has occasional lap dancing events.

 News July 2016: Licence granted

Studio Nightclub has been given the green light to run lap dancing events at the venue.

A change of use application for Studio Nightclub in Boston, formerly After Dark in Craythorne Lane, was submitted asking for the use to become a mixed use of drinking establishment and lap dancing venue.

Bournemouth

For Your Eyes Only

136 Old Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1NL

Mon-Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri: 9pm - 6am
Sat: 8pm - 6am

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News October 2014: A few moralist objections

For Your Eyes Only in Old Christchurch Road has applied to Bournemouth council to renew its licence for another 12 months.

The application has been met by five moralist objections from people urging councillors to turn it down on reason such as being near a church.

Spearmint Rhino

1 Yelverton Rd
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1DA

Tue-Thu: 10pm - late
Fri-Sat: 9pm -6am
Sun: 10pm - late

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News September 2015: Renewed

Spearmint Rhino

Now this six month probationary period is up and Spearmint Rhino applied to renew its licence on June 12.

Bournemouth Council's licensing board later met to discuss the renewal application and was satisfied steps had been taken to ensure customers were protected. The licence was duly renewed for 12 months.

News December 2014: On probation

A Bournemouth lap-dancing club has been granted a new sexual entertainment venue licence, despite claims it exploited customers.

Spearmint Rhino's licence went before Bournemouth council's licensing board after the council received 15 objections to its application for a renewal.

The board's chair, Cllr Andrew Morgan, granted a six-month licence on a probationary period subject to conditions agreed with police.

News November 2014: Fleeced

Spearmint Rhino's licence application hasn't exactly been helped by a drunk and not rich man who was allowed to run up credit card bills of about £7,584. Councillor David Smith, who is supporting the man's formal objections to the venue's license renewal, said: I was shocked and concerned to hear of the experience this man had in Spearmint Rhino. 3 other similar claims will be heard at the licence renewal meeting set for 16th December.

Update: The victim of the fleecing sued Spearmint Rhino and the case was settled in July 2016 with an undisclosed settlement paid by Spearmint Rhino to their customer.

News October 2014: Moralists object to licence

The future of a Bournemouth lap dancing club will be decided by councillors in December, after 15 people objected to its licence being renewed.

One of the people who has objected is Reverend Tim Matthews, of St Swithun's Church. He called for the council to place its recent inspection report in the public domain so residents could judge for themselves whether the club should be allowed to continue operating. He clearly would like to see local people lose their jobs over a few transgressions. He spewed:

The imposition of further restrictions will require vigilant monitoring and future inspections all at public expense. The only effective way to demonstrate the seriousness of SEV licence breaches is to refuse to renew this SEV licence.

He also objected on moral grounds stating:

In my pastoral work I constantly deal with the damage caused when impressionable people are lured away from their committed relationship partners.

Surely an organisation with such a deep rooted problem with child abuse have absolutely no right to moralise to others. They should set their own house in order first. Its seems an awful lot more clerics have been prosecuted for sexual abuse than lap dancing customers.

News September 2014: Too sexy

The bar has got into trouble for breaking the council's miserable 'no touching' rules. It is expected that further repressive rules will be added before the venue is allowed to renew its licence.

Wiggle and Elegance

159 Old Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1NU

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News January 2016: Outdoor drinking

Wiggle has been granted permission to install outdoor seating visible from the roadside. The council approved Wiggle's plan, which will allow its customers to take their drinks outside until 11pm, at a licensing meeting.

Although no sexual entertainment will be offered in these areas, located behind the building's front gate and wall, concern was raised that it will be within earshot and visible from Old Christchurch Road and Lorne Park Road.

The club's proposal to install a new VIP area on the first floor, containing CCTV-monitored private booths separated by lightweight curtains, was also approved.

News November 2013: Too Sexy

The bar is facing opposition fro its licence renewal from miserable police who have reported that the dancers have been a little too sexy.

Bradford

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News August 2013: Reduced Fees
Bradford Council plans to cut the amount it will charge for the licensing of sex shops and zoos, following a Court of Appeal ruling. The cost of a licence for a sex shop, sex cinema or strip club is likely to be reduced from £5,658 to £1,928.

Brighton

Platinum Lace

News November 2013: Licence renewal

Objections by 28th November

Bristol

Central Chambers

9 St Stephen's St
Bristol
BS1 1EE

News September 2013: Licence Granted

The licence was renews for Central Chambers. After all the publicity about the anti-table dancing petition, only 9 letters of opposition to the licence were received.

 News August 2013: Recommended by Nutters

A handful of Bristol miserablists have raised a petition calling for the closure of Bristol's two table dancing clubs and its lap dancing club at Temptations

Jack of Diamonds

Tue-Wed: 6pm - 2am
Thu: 6pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 6pm -6am
 

46 West Street
Old Market
Bristol
BS2 0BH

Opens on Tuesday 4th October 2016. Previously Temptations

The bar offers a topless bar from 6pm -9pm and then strips from 9pm. Private dances with full strips are £20.
 

Temptations T3

46 West St
Bristol
BS2 0BH

Thu: 10pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Became Jack of Diamonds in October 2016.

News April 2016: Licence renewed

One late objection was lodged with the licensing committee by the Fawcett Society which campaigns for women's rights.

However the licence was duly renewed

News August 2013: Too Much Fun

Lap dancers at a Bristol club have been giving customers more fun than the miserable council allowed.

One performer has been suspended and two have been reprimanded by bosses for kissing and other physical contact.

Magistrates fined the venue around £16,500 for five licensing breaches. Temptations' manager Valerie Hoare was also ordered to pay £1,550 for two breaches.

Bristol Magistrates Court heard how CCTV from Temptations examined after an unannounced visit from licensing staff in January showed three dancers getting closer than the council allowed in the private booths.

Bristol's Sexual Entertainment Venue licence states that customers and performers are not allowed to touch each other during a performance. But the prosecution said: The footage from all three cameras showed extensive and repeated contact between customers and performers. The court heard this included one stripper holding a customer's face and giving him a kiss while he had his hands on her buttocks. Other footage showed a dancer sitting on a customer's lap, while in another booth a performer touched a man's leg with hers.

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Urban Tiger

4 Broad Quay
Bristol
BS1 4DA

Mon-Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sun: 9pm - 4am

News April 2015: Party Poopers

 A strip club has been banned from using images of women dressed up as schoolgirls after claims that the images sexualise children.

Urban Tiger's licence has now been altered to state:

Relevant entertainment shall not include any word, action or imagery that endorses or depicts, or might reasonably be taken as endorsing or depicting, or be promoted as including, any conduct which, if taking place in reality, would amount to a criminal offence.

News August 2013: Recommended by Nutters

A handful of Bristol miserablists have raised a petition calling for the closure of Bristol's two table dancing clubs and its lap dancing club at Temptations

 

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Cambridge Talk of the Town

Napier Street

News 2011

Cambridge's last strip venue closed in 2011 due to onerous restrictions by the council.

Canterbury The Bing

Dover Street

News July 2013

The sex entertainment licence has been approved

News March 2013

There are plans to convert the Farmhouse Club to the Bing table dancing bar

Central Bedfordshire

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News October 2013: Morality Zone

Central Bedfordshire Council has banned table dancing and sex cinemas by imposing a 500m exclusion zone around most buildings including residential areas. Sex shops have been excluded from the restrictions.

Chelmsford

The Cave

51 Viaduct Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1TS

Thu-Sat: 8pm - 2am

Lap dancing club established since 2004

The owner noted in 2016 that The Cave does not have private booths and objected to a competitor who proposed private booths.
 

Unnamed club above CTZN bar

News December 2016

Strip club owners wanting to open a new venue in the middle of Chelmsford face an uphill battle after objections from Essex Police over a highly controversial rule to allow touching.

Wizard Sleeve plans to open a strip club over two floors above CTZN bar, which would feature a large table stage and a collection of private booths and VIP rooms.

Essex Police say they are opposed to the company wanting to relax Chelmsford City Council's strict no touching condition that stipulates there shall be no physical contact between the customer and the performer during the performance or after the performance.

The club had proposed that 'a shake of hands should be acceptable at the end of the dance.

Cheltenham

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News October 2014: Policy agreed

Cheltenham Borough Council debated for more than three and a half hours whether or not to completely prohibit the clubs. The total ban was defeated in a ballot by 19 votes to 18. Councillors then voted by 25 votes to 9 in favour of allowing the clubs in the town centre but not in residential areas.

News April 2014: Consultation

Cheltenham Borough Council has launched a 12 week period of public consultation in a bid to gauge opinion on the prospect of setting a limit on the number of the venues in the town. This could include the option to totally ban the clubs

Blue Room

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Fantasy Gentlemen's Club

3 Strand Court
Bath Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7LW

Tue-Sat: 10pm - 4am

News February 2015: Licence renewed

Fantasy Gentlemen's Club has been given permission to continue running for another year.

More than 25 people wrote in to Cheltenham Borough Council with their objections, claiming the location was inappropriate and it detracted from the character and appeal of the local area.

But the applicants said the club has run for a year with little or no trouble. Gloucestershire Constabulary said it had no incidents to report.

News January 2015: Battle Lines

Fantasy has applied for a licence renewal and a couple of miserable campaigners have intimated that they would consider another campaign against the club.

News June 2014: Fantasy

The venue previously intended to be Blue Diamond has now been sold to new owners. The bar will now open as Fantasy Gentlemen's Club and will open on 19th June 2014. It is associated with Fantasy Club in Swindon.

News February 2014: Licence approved

The council approved the licence. There were 200 letters of opposition but mostly on unallowed moralist grounds.

News January 2014: New Application

Local residents are inevitably aghast that anyone has dared to propose a table dancing club in Cheltenham

Campaigners say it would not be an appropriate venue, it would be immoral, and they fear for the safety of women passing by late at night.

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The 2 Pigs Pub

Cheltenham

News January 2017: Application

 A company runs occasional lap dancing events to coincide with race days. At the moment the company already runs such events spread across 5 venues, presumably to qualify for the 11 events a year allowed without a sex entertainment licence. The company would now to like to rationalise this to one licensed venue, the 2 Pigs Pub, and so have submitted a licence application to Cheltenham Council.

50 residents have submitted an objection whinging about morality and location. The police have chipped in a list of 30, now doubt repressive, licence conditions.

Chester

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Platinum Lounge

Bridge Street Row
Chester
CH1 1NN

News July 2015: Chester Tutters

Chester's only strip club has been closed down by moralists on Chester's Council. Arbitrary reasons were quoted for the refusal to renew the licence for Platinum Lounge in the city centre.

Chester and Cheshire West Council's planning committee claimed it was no longer appropriate for Platinum Lounge to continue. The committee noted the venue was close to family friendly premises, such as  BARS??? and restaurants, as well as residential accommodation. They also noted that the presence of a strip club does nothing to enhance Chester's family friendly tourist offering, the Dewa Roman Experience. 

The venue later became a Breakout centre.

Chesterfield

Krystals

Knifesmithgate
Chesterfield

News, January 2015: Closed

The club has been closed for some months but retains a sexual entertainment licence. Presumably to provide a more attractive proposition for potential buyers.

Colchester

Climax

St Botolphs Street

Previously Heaven. Became Climax in mid 2013.

News June 2013: Climax

...And the new name is Climax.

News May 2013: New Hands

It looks likely that Heaven is set to be sold. An application has been made to the council for a licence under a new name.

Colnbrook

Tantric Blue

Colnbrook By-Pass
Colnbrook,
Heathrow
SL3 0EH

News April 2013:

The owner is looking to establish a 2nd Tantric Blue, taking over Black Diamond in Leeds

Consett

Red Velvet

Front Street
Consett

News July 2014: Nightclub

The venue has been given permission to re-open as a standard nightclub

News, February 2013

The club's drinks licence was revoked after a police drugs raid

Coventry

Club Heat

7 City Arcade
Coventry
CV1 3HX

Tue-Sat: From 9pm

News August 2014

Club Heat was mentioned in the news as an incident involving a violent assault outside the club reached the courts.

News March 2013

Coventry has very kindly decided to protect Club Heat's monopoly of table dancing in the city. The council decided that no more clubs should be allowed.

Crewe

The Manhattan Club

News June 2013: Licence Lost

The bar has lost its sex entertainment licence after complaints by the police.

The police claimed that the premise was non-compliant because it did not:

maintain separate entrances for customers and performers to use... maintain a satisfactory register of performers with the level of detail required...check on the age of performers to ensure they are over 18...maintain a register of SIA staff working at your premises...[or] have a nominated female chaperone oversees female performers.

The bar will now be closed

 

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Daventry

 

Chasers

11 New Street
Daventry
NN11 4BT

Fri-Sat: 10pm - 4am
 

Derby

Baby Platinum

10 Victoria St
Derby
DE1 1EQ

Connections with Baby Blue and Baby Platinum in Manchester

News May 2014: Bouncers bounced

The club made the news when a court found a man guilty of assaulting two bouncers working at the club.

Doncaster Players/Loaded

Printing Office Street
Doncaster
DN1 1TR

Loaded was once a table dancing bars, Players. The venue is now The lord Nelson pub.

News August 2014: Appeal turned down

A planning inspector turned down the appeal with the following explanation:

The centre offered support services for vulnerable women, girls and families and worked with other organisations to reduce sex work and improve the safety and quality of life in local communities. It was well-used by women who lacked confidence and self esteem and who had been subject to sexual exploitation, violence and abuse, with 2000 appointments a month. While there was no direct correlation between lap dancing clubs and sex crimes and antisocial behaviour an inspector agreed that the appeal could deter women from using the local centre particularly at night. It would be directly at odds with the ongoing work at the centre and fail to promote a safe and inclusive community, the inspector noting the concerns of the police authority and council's director of public health.

News June 2014: Appeal

An appeal against the decision to reject plans for a strip joint in Doncaster town centre has been launched. Enterprise Inns Plc have submitted an appeal against the refusal to Doncaster council, which is currently in progress.

News December 2013: Plans rejected citing the usual bollox

Table dancing club plans for Doncaster town centre have been refused following supposed concerns about the possible effect on the sensitive work carried out at a neigbouring women's centre.

News October 2013: Applied to revert to table dancing

Table dancing at Players closed and the bar became Loaded. An application to return to table dancing has now been submitted to Doncaster Council

Dublin

Club Lappelo

55 Dame St
Dublin 2

Daily 8:30pm - 3am

News December 2017: Court

The bar made the news after a burglary case in the club came to court.

 

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East Peckham

See Tonbridge

 

Edinburgh

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News September 2013: Reality TV

TV production company Firecracker Films is making a documentary series about Edinburgh's table dancers. Channel 4 has confirmed that Firecracker will film a character-led observational documentary series about performers in the city's best-known lap dancing bars.

Burke & Hare

2 High Riggs
West Port
Edinburgh
EH3 9BX

News November 2013: Charity Day

The bar organised a charity day to raise fund for an injured friend. Dances were offered at £5 instead of the usual £10.

Club Rouge

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9AW

Cabaret and showbar. Previously Sapphire Rooms. Closed in June 2015
 

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Baby Dolls

2 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DJ

News November 2014: Assets frozen

As a result of police investigations, the owner of Diamond Dolls has had his assets frozen by prosecutors as part of a proceeds of crime investigation

News June 2014: Police raid

 Scottish police raided the venue after some supposed connection with trafficking. Inevitably they found nothing.

Fantasy Palace

12 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RN

Tue-Thu: 8pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 7pm - 3am

News October 2015: Under threat

The club owner has submitted plans to close the bar and to build 11 apartments instead

The bar found fame in 2004 when it was licensed as a sex cinema to show R18 films during the Edinburgh Festival.

The Liquorice Club

16 Home Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9LY

 News November 2013: Up for Sale

The bar is up to be sold at auction. It may be sold as a going concern but it will be up to the new owners.

Sapphire Rooms

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9AW

Became Club Rouge
 

The Western Bar

157 W Port,
Edinburgh
EH3 9DP

Strip bar
 

Exeter

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Eden Lounge

162 Fore Street
Exeter

Wed-Fri: from 9pm
Sat from 7:30pm

News July 2015: Closed down by the council

den Lounge on Exeter's Fore Street opened in 2009, but has just lost its SEV licence. It won the licence in 2012, had seen it renewed but was refused it at a licensing committee meeting on 21st July. The council's have not been published but it was probably in response to the usual trivial whinges, of which there were 16.

 

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Glasgow

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News September 2013: Chomping at the bit to ban table dancing

A New criteria of Sexual Entertainment Venue licence is set to be introduced in Scotland and will let councils decide whether they should be allowed. The move comes in Alex Salmond's government's plans for the next year which included a new Licensing Bill.

Glasgow City Council has called for the power, which would effectively ban lap dancing bars in the city. The council has been seeking ways to close down lap dancing clubs, but has been powerless as there was no specific legislation that put the bars and clubs in a separate category.

A spokesman said:

Glasgow has been consistent in calling for local authorities to have the power to refuse licences for places of sexual entertainment and so this announcement is welcome.

However, we will want to look very closely at what is proposed to ensure that the legislation will deliver on what is intended.

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Diamond Dolls

39 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

News January 2017: Closed

Diamonds Dolls has had its licence suspended with immediate effect after the local authority was told the dancer, dressed only in a bra and jeans and intoxicated, had been dragged from the premises by stewards following a row with management. It will only be permitted to reopen when Police Scotland and licensing officials in Glasgow are satisfied it has tightened its internal procedures.

News November 2014: Assets frozen

As a result of police investigations, the owner of Diamond Dolls has had his assets frozen by prosecutors as part of a proceeds of crime investigation. However no charges were brought and the club continued.

News June 2014: Police raid

Scottish police raided the venue after some supposed connection with trafficking. Inevitably they found nothing apart from a personal cannabis stash and a member of staff found with an offensive weapon, presumably for self protection.

News February 2014: As seen on TV

Channel 4's brand new documentary series Strippers certainly got the telly audiences talking on Tuesday night, as the real lives of a group of strippers working in Glasgow's famous Diamond Dolls club were charted.

In the first episode, the spotlight was on Diamond Dolls, a lap dancing club on Mitchell Street in Glasgow, which is spread over three floors and employs over 40 dancers.

Viewers watched as the girls who are employed with the club explained their reasons behind working there, including one of the dancers who admitted her parents would be less than happy if they found out about her real employment.

News April 2013:

Expanding to open a new art deco lounge.

Legs N Go

Maxwell Street
Glasgow
G1

News February 2013:

Noted as in dispute with HMRC and closed

Seventh Heaven

15 Elmbank Gardens
Glasgow
G2 4NQ

Sun-Thu: 9pm-3am
Fri-Sat: 8pm-3am

News April 2014

Owner Billy Peterkin was killed in a traffic accident in Spain on his stag do.

Grantham

Taboo

99A Westgate
Grantham
NG31 6LE

Licensed since 2012.

News July 2016: Licence renewed

During the successful licence renewal council meeting it was noted that the owners had held the licence for the previous four years with no problems, and that the police also had no objections.

Great Yarmouth

Fallen Angels

83 Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2DL

Tue-Sun: 9pm - 3am

News February 2014: Still going

Noted in the papers as still operating.

  News May 2013: Bought out

Looks set to close as the freehold has been bought by the hotel above which doesn't appreciate the noise.

 

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Halifax

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La Salsa

22 Silver Street
Halifax
HX1 1Hs

Thu-Sat: 8pm - 5am

News November 2014: In a PC world why is it so acceptable to make outrageous slurs about men?

Calderdale Council' turned down the request to allow nude dancing citing the spurious reasons:

(i) significant concerns regarding public safety of the dancers and vulnerable members of the public in the vicinity of the Premises; and

(ii) the increased likelihood of crime and disorder.

News October 2014: Topless only

Feminist extremists continue to hold sway in Halifax.

An application to allow dancers to perform nude during lap dances has been turned-down by council moralists.

La Salsa on Silver Street, Halifax, requested Calderdale Council's Licensing Committee lift a condition on the club's licence requiring its dancers to wear a non-transparent g-string or similar piece of clothing on the appropriate part of the body at all times.

Reza Shasavar, owner of La Salsa, told the board: Lap dancing is about having fun.

He told the board that he is applying for the amendment to the rules to avoid complaints and confrontations from men who feel the dance didn't go far enough.

Shasavar said: A few months ago I was asked by my bank manager to organise his brother's stag party. The stag had a lap dance and said 'I've seen more in the swimming pool'. The group left and went to a lap dancing bar in Leeds.

He said the business case was clear, and his club is unable to compete with lap dancing clubs in Leeds and Manchester which allow nude performers.

News December 2013: Miserable women's group Opposed licence renewal

 Feminist campaigners of WomenCentre have written to Calderdale Council objecting to an application by La Salsa in Halifax to renew its sex establishment licence, commenting:

We promote positive lifestyles and the location of such an establishment directly opposite our centre could act as a deterrent to some women who may wish to access our services.

I find the idea of such an establishment in the town centre inappropriate and abhorrent.

The application to renew the licence for La Salsa will be considered at the Licensing and Regulatory Committee on Monday December 16 at Halifax Town Hall.

Harrogate Villa Mercedes

1 Oxford St
Harrogate

News November 2015: Licence terminated

The clubs licence was refused after reports of too much fun and audience participation in the bar.

Hartlepool

Little Black Book

18 Whitby Street
Hartlepool
TS24 7AD

Thu-Sat: from 10pm

News November 2014:

The bar was mentioned in passing in news story about a presumably unconnected assault outside of the bar.

Hastings JB Bar

News May 2013: Licence refused

A licence was refused for lap dancing at JB Bar perhaps due to 124 objections.

Hastings

XS

Hemel Hempstead

After 8

News March 2013: Licence refused

Minimal opposition but a licence was refused anyway.

Huddersfield

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Kirklees Council

News August 2015: Speaking their moralistic minds
Kirklees Council covering the area around Huddersfield has become the last authority in West Yorkshire to adopt sex entertainment licensing.

And it seems that Kirklees has been quick to impose repressive controls. New rules forbid fully nude dancing and also ban clubs from advertising in their windows using photographs or other images which suggest that striptease takes place.

Cleopatras Lounge on Northumberland Street in Huddersfield will bear the brunt of the new moralist policy from 1st October 2015.

Mr G's

11a Westgate
Huddersfield
HD1 1NP

Gentlemen's Club. Current status unknown

Cleopatra's Lounge

3 Northumberland St
Huddersfield
HD1 1DT

Tue-Thu: 10pm - 4:30am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 6am
Sun: 10pm - 4:30am

Previously located at Folly Hall, Lockwood Road

News May 2016: Smashing

The bar briefly made the news when a customer smashed a window after being turned down by a dancer.

News December 2015: Bigger premises

A lap-dancing club is planning to a move to bigger premises. Cleopatra's Lounge has applied to take over the former Kirkgate pub in Huddersfield town centre.

The premises have been under renovation for several weeks and owner Jason Armitage says he hopes to open in mid-January.

Hull

The Honey Trap

41 George Street
Hull
HU1 3AB

Previously known as Fantasy Bar. Listing confirmed in September 2016.

News September 2015: Licence renewed

Still a few whingers are objecting to the club, but it has caused no issues for the police or council so the licence was renewed.

The bar closed for roof repairs and subequently re-opened.

News June 2013: Licence renewed

Moralists tried to argue that a new school was opening within 200m of the club but the council and police reported no problems so the licences of these 2 venues were granted accordingly

The Purple Door

25 Dock Street
Hull
HU1 3DL

Listing confirmed in September 2016.

News September 2015: Licence renewed

Still a few whingers are objecting to the club, but it has caused no issues for the police or council so the licence was renewed

News June 2013: Licence renewed

Moralists tried to argue that a new school was opening within 200m of the club but the council and police reported no problems so the licences of these 2 venues were granted accordingly

 

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Inverness

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Private Eyes at Hush

57 Academy Street
Inverness
IV1 1LU

Thu-Sun: 7pm-3am
Mon-Wed: 7pm-1am

News December 2013: Hours extension granted

The bar applied to extend Monday to Wednesday opening hours to 3am. This is being opposed by Scotland's Director of Public Health, Margaret Somerville, on the seemingly unconnected basis of an upfront payment for the dancers to work in the bar being exploitative

The extended hours were agreed by the council.

News August 2013: Highbrow striptease

 The Highlands Council is considering new rules for licensing of adult entertainment. They are seeking precise definitions to differentiate between highbrow striptease (burlesque) and lowbrow striptease (table dancing)

News July 2013: Opened

Hush opened for table dancing on 18th July 2013.

News May 2013: Hushed up application

Hush night club applied for a table dancing licence and was duly approved. Part of the Private Eyes chain.

 

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Leamington Spa

Amara

Court Street

News April 2013: Closed

The Bar had just closed as as a table dancing bar and was seeking to return as a nightclub. However the bar was burgled and smashed up a few days after closing

Shades

Old Town

News October 2013: Licence renewed

Warwick District Council's licensing committee narrowly voted to renew the license for Shades. The moralists were well miffed.

News October 2013: Moralist Opposition

The council has received 300 letters of objection, while the Hindu Religious Association, who have a temple nearby, will have a barrister at the meeting giving their reasons for wanting the licence to be rejected.

News September 2013: Renewal time already

Representations about licence renewal are due by 5th September. The decision will follow at a date as yet unspecified.

News July 2013: Legal challenge ends

Opponents to Shades have ended their legal challenge, probably in realisation of the costs and risk of losing

News April 2013: Legal challenge commences

Opponents to Shades have persuaded the High Court to review the granting of the licence. The hearing as yet to be scheduled but will not be before June 2013.

Leeds

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News March 2014: Deep Blue and Wild Cats lose Judicial Review

The two clubs lost their legal case against closure by Leeds Council on thinly veiled morality grounds. The judge ruled that any old bollox excuse will do.

The decision confirms that the discretion available to local authorities to refuse renewal or initial license consent is very wide, and that restrictive policies can still be justified so long as there is a clear justification given.

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

Half of Leeds'  six strip venues had applications to renew their sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licences rejected by the city council.

Deep Blue, Red Leopard and Wildcats were ordered to shut by next Friday. Liberte and Purple Door, both located on York Place, had their licences approved. The application for Silks, on Sovereign Place, was approved for a period expiring next June.

The council claimed the decision was taken to refuse three licences due to the number of buildings with sensitive uses nearby to the location of the premises.

News November 2013: Licence renewal day

6 table dancing clubs are scheduled to submit applications for licence renewals. Leeds gender extremists have passed a policy to only allow 4. Sparks will surely fly.

News July 2013: Morality policy adopted

Leeds Council has adopted the policy to close table dancing businesses that have done nothing except offend the morality of councillors.

The number of lap dancing clubs in Leeds will now be set at a maximum of 4 but it is not yet clear how Leeds will select the businesses for closure and how they will work around the illegality of closing businesses without reason.

Existing licences would be reviewed when they come up for renewal later this year, the council said. The new morality rules will come into force from September.

News March 2013: Moralists recommend that 3 lap dancing clubs should be shut down

A new draft policy recommends that Leeds City Council imposes a limit of four lap dancing clubs,  three fewer than are currently operating. It also suggests banning strip joints from sensitive locations, for example near schools and religious buildings. The policy is up for public consultation.

Black Diamond/Tantric Blue

New Briggate

News September 2013: First victim

Leeds Council have refused a licence for an enlarged table dancing club. The genderist morality was scarcely hidden behind a puerile official reason.

The licensing sub-committee cited the morality cap of 4 venues as one reason for rejecting the company's expansion plan. Members also said the venue was in a sensitive location and could create the wrong impression of Leeds because it sits at a gateway to the city.

News August 2013: Planning approval granted

Black Diamond club (now Tantric Blue) will double in size. Having obtained an SEV licence it was noted that it had never obtained planning permission, so this was sought and has now been obtained.

News August 2013: Planning recommendation for approval

Leeds Council planners have recommended approval for the expansion of the venue. The pointed out that passers by will be unaware of the use of the club and that it will be less obtrusive than any alternative bar or nightclub.

News April 2013:

Black Diamond has applied for a name change following a change of owner. The new bar will be twice as large and named Tantric Blue.

Deep Blue

36 Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 2DE

News April 2015: Empty

The venue has been empty since the judicial review failed and is now set to become a restaurant and bar.

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

Leeds Council moralists decided that club  should be closed down for no apparent reason.

However the club has been allowed to stay open while it seeks a Judicial Review of the decision

Liberte

York Place

News December 2015: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed after no public or police complaints were received by the council

News January 2015: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed with the new proviso that the club should call itself a 'gentlemen's club' rather than a 'lap dancing club'.

News December 2013: Luck of the Draw

Leeds Council moralists decided that club were lucky and could continue operating

Purple Door

York Place

News December 2015: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed after no public or police complaints were received by the council

News January 2015: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed with the new proviso that the club should call itself a 'gentlemen's club' rather than a 'lap dancing club'.

News December 2013: Luck of the Draw

Leeds Council moralists decided that club were lucky and could continue operating

Red Leopard

The Headrow

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

Leeds Council moralists decided that club should be closed down for no apparent reason.

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Silks Gentlemen's Lounge

2 Sovereign St
Leeds
LS1 4SP

Mon-Thu:  9pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 5am

News April 2016: Objectionable campaigners

Moralist campaigners have objected to a Leeds lap dancing club's bid to have its sex establishment licence renewed.

Support after Rape And Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) has submitted a letter to Leeds City Council opposing an application for a licence renewal at Silks on Sovereign Place in Leeds city centre.

However the licence was duly renewed by the council.

News August 2014: As quiet as a mouse

Silks, is facing a battle to keep its licence after Leeds City Council's director of development Martin Farrington said it should be shut down. Farrington claimed the continued operation of a strip club would detract from Sovereign Square -- a green space, surrounded by cafes and shops, which is set to open in front of the club premises year.

Anthony Lyons, the lawyer representing Silks, said the front of the club would be painted green, instead of purple, to blend in with the new park and all signs would be removed. He added: We think we can become just about invisible.

Lyons added that it would be unfair to shut the club, which has operated for six years and has about 25 staff and 50 dancers on its books, a year before the new park is due to open. We see this as a premature objection, he said.

News August 2014: Opposition to renewal

A senior council employee is calling for a Leeds lap dancing club to be shut down, because it would supposedly spoil plans to redevelop part of the city centre.

Silks, at Sovereign Place behind Leeds railway station, has applied to renew its sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence.

But Martin Farrington, director of city development at the council, has called for the licensing sub-committee to reject the application next week. He claimed the continued operation of a strip club would detract from a planned new public park, surrounded by cafes and shops, which is set to open next year.

News July 2014: Looking to relocate

It has been reported that the venue is starting the planning process to relocate to the venue that was once Mezz Club Assembly Street.

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Wildcats

155 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 5RB

News February 2014: Appeal to  Local Government Secretary

The owner of Wildcats on The Headrow has asked Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles to investigate why Leeds City Council is spending money on legal action to close it at a time when the authority is having to make major cuts and put up council tax bills.

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

 Leeds Council moralists decided that club should be closed down for no apparent reason.

However the club has been allowed to stay open while it seeks a Judicial Review of the decision

Leicester

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Angels

23 New Park Street
Braunstone Gate
Leicester
LE3 5NH

News July 2016: Appeal Withdrawn

A police raid at Leicester's Angels lap dancing club last year found CCTV footage showing breaches of miserable council rules forbidding physical contact between the strippers and the customers. Strippers were recorded straddling and fondling punters.

In January of this year Leicester Council decided to revoke the club's sexual entertainment license. The owners of the club decided to initiate the appeal process.

However after a court hearing, and In the light of the CCTV evidence, the owners of the club have now withdrawn their appeal. And as a result of a court decision, the owners have been made to pay £15,500 in costs to the council for the time spent preparing the council case.

The club is now unlicensed and can no longer operate as a lap dancing club.

News January 2016: A touch too much fun

See article from leicestermercury.co.uk

Miserable councillors in Leicester have refused a lap dancing license renewal over claims that customers were having too much fun.

Angels, in New Park Street, off Braunstone Gate, could now face closure after having its application for a renewed sexual entertainment licence rejected by Leicester City Council because it strippers were touching and fondling customers in an intimate and sexual manner.

Members of the council's licensing committee made the ruling after viewing CCTV footage obtained by police during a raid on the club on December 5.

Council licensing team manager Bobby Smiljanic whinged:

I was shown CCTV by the police which showed performers and members of the public clearly touching and fondling in an intimate and sexual manner.

She said the footage also showed strippers straddling customers - another forbidden practice.

The club is now considering appealing against the refusal at magistrates court. It has 21 days to lodge an appeal and can stay open until then and until any such hearing concludes.

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Baby Blue

New Bond Street

News February 2014: Licence granted

The council granted the proposed club a table dancing licence. It is the 4th venue out of the 5 allowed by the council.

News February 2014: Application to re-open

Moralists are opposing a plan to re-open a lap-dancing club in their street. The club will be called Baby Blue

People in New Bond Street, behind Leicester's Highcross shopping centre, ludicrously claim the proposed club would bring anti-social behaviour and litter to their street.

Lily's Lounge

New Bond Street

News April 2016: New application

A new bar has made an application for a lap dancing licence.

Chasers

15 Freeman Lane
off Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1JX

Thu, Fri, Sat: 11pm -late

News October 2015: Licence Approved

Leicester Council has approved the SEV licence for a new club to be called Chasers. It is the 5th out of the 5 clubs that Leicester has deemed suitable for the area.

Spearmint Rhino

64 Belgrave Gate
Leicester
LE1 3GQ

Daily: 9pm - late

Leighton Buzzard

Waterside Bar

24 Leighton Road
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1TF

Strip pub with 2 girls performing on Thursday Friday and Saturday from 8pm

News June 2013: Nil Policy

Worries for the bar as the local council opens a public consultation on a nil policy on adult entertainment venue.

Lincoln

Cloud 9

Kings Arms Yard
Lincoln
LN2 1JL

Lincoln's first table dancing bar
 

Krystals

8a Park Street
Lincoln
LN1 1UF

Mon-Sat: 9pm-4am (2am Wed)

Gentlemen's Club
 

Liverpool

Paradise

Stanley Street
Liverpool

News July 2014: Straight into a gay quarter

Liverpool Council leaders have approved plans for a lap-dancing club in the city's gay quarter, despite local objections that it may lead to conflict between the straight and gay communities.

The venue, which is to be called Paradise and will reportedly have a gay manager, obtained permission to open on Stanley Street, Liverpool's official gay quarter.

Members of the LGBT community said that a venue aimed at straight men was wrong for the area, was likely to lead to an increase in hate crimes, and would undermine the entire point of having a gay quarter.

Rude

65 Duke Street
Liverpool
L1 4JJ

Wed-Thurs: 9pm - 5am
Fri: 9pm - 6am
Sat: 8pm - 6am
Sun: 9pm - 5am

Listing checked in March 2015

News November 2015: Flats

A planning application has been made to the council to convert the building hosting Rude into student flats

X in the City

73 Lime Street
Liverpool
L1 1JQ

Mon: 8pm - 2am
Tues-Wed: 7pm - 2am
Thurs: 7pm - 4am
Fri: 4pm - 5am
Sat: 3pm - 5am
Sun: 7pm - 2am

Listing checked in December 2016 The club is set to move Wood St.

News May 2015: Thug

The bar made the news when a customer was convicted of theft and assault after losing his rag when finding that a private dance did not include a blow job.

News April 2015: Proposed new club

Strip club X in the City is bidding to move ro a new Liverpool city centre site. The current venue has been subject to compulsory purchase for a new development.

X in the City currently operates on Lime Street and has applied for permission to set up a pole dancing club on nearby Wood Street - home to rival business Xclusive who have objected to the council about the competition.

Documents to go before Liverpool council's licensing committee explain a Sex Entertainment Venue (SEV) Licence has been applied for by X in the City for 10-16 Wood Street - formerly the nightclub Fudge. The proposed club is described as:

Entertainment to be provided between 12 noon to 06.00 on Mondays to Sundays at the establishment is described as being 'lap dancing, pole dancing, strip shows and table dancing'.

Xclusive

Wood St
Liverpool

News March 2015: Competition

The bar complained to Liverpool Council about competition from a new club proposed by X in the City

Lowestoft Candy Lounge

7-9 Station Square
Lowestoft

News February 2014: Licence approved

Waveney District Council's licensing committee voted in favour to allow the Candy Lounge Gentleman's Club to be set up in Station Square on the site of the former Vibe nightclub by the Bascule bridge. However the venue never actually opened.

News February 2014: New Application

An application by Hazel Wilson and Stephen Barrett to create a sexual entertainment venue in Station Square will come under scrutiny from Waveney District Council's licensing committee.

The pair are seeking permission to convert the former Vibe nightclub into what would be known as the Candy Lounge Gentleman's Club.

If approved, the club would cater for a maximum of 60 patrons and open from 8pm to 3am on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and a number of bank holidays including Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Jessy Fantail

Commercial Road

News November 2014: Licence refused

Waveney District Council's licensing sub committee voted unanimously against an application to open Jessy Fantail in the former Bank Stores pub, in Commercial Road, on November 21.

Applicants Hazel Wilson and Stephen Barrett were given the go-ahead to open the Candy Lounge Gentleman's Club in nearby Station Square in February and said they would surrender that licence if they received approval to open in Bank Stores.

Speaking after the meeting, committee member Sarah Webb said councillors felt the location of the latest venue at the gateway to the town and close to residential properties was inappropriate.

Luton

After 8 Gentlemen's Nightclub

15-17 Upper George Street
Luton
LU1 2RD

Wed-Thu: 9pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 5am
Sun: 9pm - 2am

News February 2013: Looking to expand into Hemel Hempstead

 

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Maidstone

Players Club

High Street

News May 2013: Licence Renewed

Licence renewed despite local christian opposition

Manchester

Unnamed

Swan Street and Oldham Street

News March 2014: Application Rejected

The Council rejected the application, so far without comment to the press.

Connections of Baby Platinum and Baby Blue had applied to open a new table dancing bar in the the Northern Quarter. Predictably council miserablists are looking to reject the application citing that old moralist chestnut that it lowers the tone of the area.

Angels

Portland Street

News July 2013: Plans withdrawn

Perhaps because of significant public protest, the table dancing club plans were withdrawn prior to being put in front of councillors.

  News Jun 2013: Plans

Inevitable protests made the news for a new club in Chinatown

Baby Blue

78 Deansgate
Manchester
M3 2FW

Baby Platinum

109 Princess Street
City Centre
Manchester
M1 6JB

 News December 2013: Brawl

The bar made the news after a man was seriously injured when stabbed in a brawl which started inside the club.

Long Legs

George Street

Silks

22 Lloyd Street
Manchester
M2 5WA

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 4am

Merthyr Tydfil

Secrets Night Club
High Street
Merthyr Tydfil
 

News August 2016: Licence refused from holding

Merthyr Tydfil Counicl moralists have banned lap dancing at the proposed Secrets Night Club. The council cited spurious grounds that it would somehow create a no-go area for people from the local community.

Middlesborough Secrets

Albert Road

Closed in 2010 after police complaints
 

Richmond's

Exchange Square

News, September 2016: Plans relit and extinguished

The owner of Slam! on Exchange Square has been banned from turning the venue into a lap dancing club called Richmonds.

Middlesbrough Council cited a couple of unlikely excuses about the location to justify the ban.

News, February 2015: Plans withdrawn

The owner of Slam! on Exchange Square has withdrawn its application to vary its premises licence.

News, February 2015: New plans

An MP and police moralists have whinged at plans for a new table dancing venue in Middlesborough.

Proposals to turn Slam on Exchange Square near Middlesbrough Railway Station into a lap dancing club have been lodged with Middlesborough Council.

Cleveland Police have objected to the plans citing several assaults at the previous venue and bizarrely claiming that the wrong clientele would be attracted to the venue.

Milton Keynes The Phoenix Club

488 Midsummer Boulevard

News August 2013: Licence granted

An application for a sex entertainment licence has been approved by the council. The application was made by the former owner of Phoenix Gentleman's Club. The club was previously located in Leisure Plaza.

The application was agreed by council officers on July 19 after receiving no complaints from members of the public.

A few local businesses have crept out of the woodwork to have a whinge.

The club still has to obtain planning permission for the change of use of the venue.

Speaking of prostitution in Milton Keynes the Labour group ludicrously claimed that the new club will make the situation far worse and encourage sex tourism into Milton Keynes.

 

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Newcastle

Blue Velvet

20 Dean Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1PG,

Mon-Thu: 9pm - 3:30am
Fri: 8pm - 4:30am
Sat: 6pm - 4:30am
Sun: 8pm - 3:30am

Part of the For Your Eyes Only chain.

News, August 2016: Not later

A request to extend opening hours until 5:30am was denied by the Newcastle Council

Diamonds Club

Greys Court
Greys St
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6EE

Mon-Thu: 10pm - 4:30am
Fri: 9pm - 4:30am
Sat: 8pm - 4:30am

Part of the For Your Eyes Only chain. Listing checked in April 2015.
 

Four Your Eyes Only

25/26 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UQ

Mon-Thu: 10pm - 4:30am
Fri: 9pm - 5:30am
Sat: 8pm - 5:30am

News, August 2016: Later

A request to extend opening hours until 5:30am was denied by the Newcastle Council

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The Purple Door

Baron House
Grainger Street
opposite Central Station

News, April 2015: Harman weights in

Labour deputy leader Harriet Harman criticised the council licensing committee and whinged:

Councils have to make difficult decisions on planning but I was pleased to see that Nick Forbes the Labour council leader has been extremely critical of the specific location of this particular establishment - right opposite the newly re-developed Central Station -- as well as putting on record his personal view that such objectification of women is not welcome in the city.

News, April 2015: Licence granted

For Your Eyes Only Ltd have successfully renewed the sexual entertainment venue licence for the club on Grainger Street in Newcastle

The club is now planning to open at the end of May.

News, March 2015: New Application

 An application has been submitted for a new club at Baron House opposite the Central Station. But the idea is being opposed by the arch PC extremist, Vera Baird, the local police commissioner.

Newmarket

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Heaven Awaits

109 High Street
Newmarket
CB8 8JH

News January 2015: Licence renewed

The council have renewed the venue's licence citing no reasons to change from previous decisions.  A petition against renewal received just 166 signatures.

News October 2014: Opposition Renewal

A campaign has been launched by residents and councillors who are opposing the renewal of Heaven Await's licence.

The group's objections are clearly morality based and also claim that the club should be located somewhere else.

News November 2013: Licence Renewed

Forest Heath Council have renewed the licence despite ludicrous claims that the signage somehow resembles that of Las Vegas. The council also approved the continued use of the 'Las Vegas' style sign

News November 2013: Objections

Newmarket Councillors have joined the objectors to the licence renewal of Heaven Awaits. Forest Heath Council will decide upon the renewal.

According to town clerk Isabelle Barrett, it's not as if the club is in a particularly attractive area, but the council are trying to do something about it. She said:

The High Street is currently being improved and regenerated by the council's High Street regeneration committee. Our focus is to make it an attractive centre for both residents and tourists

Newquay

The Attic

Application rejected in 2013
 

Divas

Closed down for being too much fun
 

Halos

Closed down for being too much fun
 

Wild Cherry

12 Beach Road
Newquay
TR7 1ES

News May 2013: For Sale

The freehold of the complex, of which Wild Cherry is part, is up for sale.

News March 2013: Licence Renewed
 

Northampton

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Urban Tiger

2 Abington Square
Northampton
NN1 4AA

Tue-Thu: 10pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 4am

News January 2016: Calls for banishment

Labour councillor and feminist called for sex shops and a table dancing club on Wellingborough Road to be banished from the town centre. Thankfully the council did not take heed of the call.

News July 2014: At it again

A total of 14 formal objections have been sent to Northampton Borough Council protesting against the renewal of Urban Tiger's sexual entertainment licence.

A total of four responses have been sent in support of the application and Northamptonshire Police has not submitted any objection to the licence renewal.

Letters have whinged about advertising and the location in the vicinity of a  schoolwear shop, Games Workshop, a Jesus Centre, women's hairdressers, a residential area and a bus stop.

However, the general manager of Urban Tiger said the objections had come as part of an orchestrated campaign by a small group of individuals ideologically opposed to the existence of lap-dancing venues. Presumably he is referring to the campaign group Object who orchestrated a similar campaign at the previous licence renewal.

The manager said there had been no crime incidents related to Urban Tiger in the past 12 months.

News May 2013: Object

Object have decided to campaign against a licence renewal for the club. The council received 76 objections or so most based on the Object template.

News April 2013: PC Police

The club is owned by a UKip election candidate. When this was revealed, party leader Nigel Farange was hauled over the coals by the PC police to check whether he was following their extremist ideology.

Norwich

B52 Lap Dancing Club

Prince of Wales Rd

News, Jan 2017: Application approved

Plans have been submitted to turn Bar 52 into the B52 Lap Dancing Club. The plans were subsequently approved.

Green party councillors Lesley Grahame and Ben Price have whinged about the plans, claiming that allowing the club would contradict national planning policy, which says planning decisions should aim to achieve places which promote safe and accessible environments where crime and disorder, and the fear of crime, do not undermine quality of life or community cohesion.

Fallen Angels

7 Timber Hill
Norwich
NR1 3JZ

Wed-Sat: 9pm - 2am

New for February 2014
 

Sugar and Spice

39 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1BG

Mon-Thu: 9pm-4am
Fri-Sat: 9pm-5am
Sun: 9pm-3am

American style table dancing club

News April 2014: VAT adds no value

A director of Sugar and Spice lap dancing club has lost his battle with HM Revenue and Customs to exempt the hiring of private booths from VAT.

Nottingham

News July 2013: Consultation

The long awaited survey on SEVs in Nottingham received 1,300 responses 70% of whom rejected the nil option as proposed by the council.

The council have declared this as inconclusive but hopefully attempts to close the existing clubs and sex shops will be quietly dropped.

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Flirtz

26a Friar Lane
Nottingham
NG1 6DQ

Table dancing venue established since 2005

News October 2014: Licence renewed

Flirtz has had its sexual entertainment licence extended by a further 12 months

A local extremist group, Feminist Friends Nottingham, campaigned against the venue. The group wrote:

It is with reluctance that we object to a venue that employs women during a time when there is high unemployment and economic uncertainty; the brunt of which disproportionately affects women and children.

But of course they campaigned as vigorously as they could anyway.

 

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Oxford

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The Lodge Gentlemen's Club

Penny Farthing Place
Off St. Ebbes
Oxford
OX1 1QF

(Behind the Westgate Shopping Centre)

Mon-Wed: 9pm-3:30am
Thu-Sat: 9pm-5am

Entrance £5-£10.

News September 2016: Money talks

St Ebbes church is non t pleased by the idea of adult entertainment and is trying to shut it down by buying out the club.

News January 2015: Moving

The bar seems to be still continuing as a burlesque club, as noted in a newspaper story in January 2015. However the lease is set to expire at Oxpens and the venue is moviing back to St Ebbs.

News April 2014: Burlesque club

The owner of a former lap-dancing club in Oxford has said it plans to stay open as a burlesque bar until December.

City council spokesman Chris Lee said:

The Lodge has restyled itself as a burlesque club, thus not requiring a sexual entertainment venue licence. However, it should be noted that lap-dancing is legally permitted less frequently than once per month without the need for a sexual entertainment venue licence.

Thompson has applied for a new premises licence for the venue to open from noon until 5am Monday-Saturday and noon until 2am on Sundays. Currently it is open Monday-Thursday noon to 2.30am, Friday noon to 3.30am, Saturday noon to 2.30pm and Sunday noon to 2pm.

News February 2014: Appeal lost

Dismissing the appeal, Lord Justice Lloyd Jones said: On a fair reading of the 2012 decision, it is clear that the committee concluded on the evidence relating to the club's operation over the previous year, that the limitation of opening times and absence of external indications as to the nature of the activities taking place had not been sufficient to protect the character of the area.

News August 2013: Cleared by the Advert censor

A poster was cleared by the ASA as not sexy as to cause offence and not so close to a school as a complainant claimed.

News June 2013: Challenging a council refusal of licence renewal presumably for morality reasons

The venues loses as its legal case and the judge confirms that councils can change their mind even if nothing has changed about the venue or locale. The licensee looks set to appeal the latest legal verdict and the club would then be able to continue until the appeal is heard.

 

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Paisley

Tigers

46 Causeyside Street
Paisley
PA1 1YH

Table dancing venue

 News, May 2016: Sign of the times

Noted in local news as the council kindly paid for a new sign under some local beautification scheme

Plymouth

Divas

Defunct club that got in trouble over girls who offered hands-on dancing.
 

Angels

Union Street
Plymouth
PL1 3EY

Took over from Teazers in February 2013, but closed in 2014.

News August 2015: Flats

The bar closed in 2014 and now looks set to be converted to flats

Teazers

Teazers became Angels in February 2013 T
 

Temptations T2

2 Union Street
Plymouth
PL1 2SR

Mon-Thu: 9pm until late
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 6am

News December 2014: Police Diary

The bar featured in a newspaper story based on an evening's diary of uniformed policemen keeping an eye on late night drinkers. Two visits to Temptations revealed nothing untoward.

News November 2013: Licence renewal

The bar has also asked for the deletion of the rule requiring 1m separation between dancer and customer

Portsmouth

(including Southsea)

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Elegance

1 Granada Road
Southsea
PO4 0RD

News, February 2017: Granted on appeal to the planning inspector

The council have again rejected the move to Albert Road.

News, May 2016: Move turned down again

The council have again rejected the move to Albert Road.

News, September 2014: Move turned down

The council have rejected the move to Albert Road. Owner Paul Ojla said: The decision seems to have been made on moral grounds rather than technical or legal grounds.

News August 2014: Looking to Move

A former private club for Conservative Party supporters could now become a lap-dancing venue. An application has been put forward to turn the former 149 Club, in Albert Road into a new premises for Elegance , currently based in Granada Road. The Albert Road site has been closed since last year.

The adult entertainment venue wants to move out of a residential area into one that is more commercial.

News October 2013: Flyers

Portsmouth clubs managed to get a change of heart from the council and are now allowed to promote their clubs via flyers handed out in the street.

Wiggle

1 Surrey Street
Landport
Portsmouth
PO1 1JT

News November 2013: Granted a little Wiggle room

Wiggle were perhaps a bit lucky to get their licence renewed after council snitches reported proper lap dancing on the lap.

The bar has now promised to be on best behaviour, so no more lap dancing at this particular lap dancing club.

News October 2013: Flyers

Portsmouth clubs managed to get a change of heart from the council and are now allowed to promote their clubs via flyers handed out in the street.

Preston

Perfect 10s

10 Lune Street
Preston
PR1 2NL

Thu: 8pm-3am
Fri-Sat: 7pm-3am
Sun: 7pm - Late

News August 2015: Court

The bar made the news when a violent thug was tried in court.

News August 2014: Haunted

The manageress called mediums from Sixth Sense Ghosthunters to investigate strange goings on.

Room 32

32 Guildhall St
Preston
PR1 3PB

Wed-Thu: 7pm-1am
Fri-Sat: 7pm-3am

News July 2014: Licence extension

Room 32 has applied to serve alcohol until 4.30am (closing 5am) Monday to Saturday and until 12.30am (closing 1am) on Sundays.

 

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Reading

Chronicles

Valpy Street

News April 2015: Licence refused

The application was refused by Reading Borough Council spouting bollox that the club was not in keeping with the tone of the area

News March 2015: Application

A struggling restaurant in Reading town centre is hoping to improve its luck by opening a burlesque-themed lap dancing club in the basement.

Chronicles, in Valpy Street, have applied to Reading Borough Council for a Sexual Entertainment Venue Licence.

If successful the owners plan to open by early May.

The Lodge Gentlemen's Club

The Railway Arches
Abattoirs Road
Reading
RG1 7BL

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 5am

Listing checked in April 2015. Previously Diamonds and Pearls
 

Sugar Lounge at Déjà Vu

61 St Mary's Butts
Reading
RG1 2LG

News May 2015: Mentioned in dispatches

The manager and a member of door staff from the Sugar Lounge in St Mary's Butts were sentenced along with one another man for dealing cocaine at the bar.

Rochester

Charlotte's Bar

Relinquished its licence citing competition from Tenshi
 

Tenshi Gentlemen's Club

Casino Rooms
High Street

News June 2013:

New club opening on the 1st June 2013.

Tenshi 2

114 High Street

News July 2013: Licence refused

Banned on the spurious grounds of being close to a bus stop:

The Panel considered that the premises was not suitable to be licensed for Sexual Entertainments given the size and predominant use of 141 High Street as an Sexual Entertainment Venue as well as its proximity to community facilities such as the adjacent Adult Education Centre, which is also used as a library, its proximity to the bus stop on Corporation Street and its proximity to Tenshi1 which is also operating under a Sexual Entertainments Venue licence.

 

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Salisbury Rouge Club
White Rooms
Milford Street

News March 2013: Closed

The club has closed citing shared problems in its complex rather than anything individual to Rouge. The venue now looks set to be turned into flats.

Scarborough Chic Bar

News August 2014: Application refused

The licensing committee refused the application on the grounds that the layout and character of the premises was inappropriate for the activity for which the licence was being sought.

News August 2014: Application

An application to open a lap dancing club in Scarborough is being considered by the council.

The council has received almost 100 objections, including a petition claiming the club would lead to an increase in anti-social incidents.

The council said North Yorkshire Police had raised no objections to the granting of a licence.

The proposed club would be located above an existing bar in the town centre and operate between 21:00 and 03:30.

Privilege

St Thomas St
Scarborough

closed in 2008

Sheffield

Spearmint Rhino

60 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

Mon-Fri: 10pm - late
Sat: 9pm - late

Licensed since 2012.

News May 2016: Licence renewed

The annual licence renewal attracted 70 objections from the likes of the Zero Option Group. However as the venue had operated for a while without troubling anyone but the moralists, the licence was routinely renewed.

Villa Mercedes

Suffolk Street

News September 2016: Withdrawn

A licence application was withdrawn seemingly in the face of miserable opposition.

Wildcats

News March 2013: Planning Opposition

A new application stumbles at the first hurdle of planning permission

Shrewsbury

Source Vodka Bar

Barker Street
Shrewsbury

News November 2015: Extended Opening

Shropshire Council member Andrew Bannerman has whinged against an application to extended lap dancing to Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. The bar has also applied to serve drinks until 4am.

News April 2013: Licence approved

Plenty of opposition but the licence was approved.

News March 2013: Application for weekly lap dancing

The clubs runs a monthly lap dancing event and has now applied for sex entertainment licence so as to be able to run lap dancing events weekly.

Skegness

Flirtz

107 Lumley Rd
Skegness
PE25 3LZ,

Daily: 9pm - 3am

News December 2015: Licence renewed

Flirtz lap dancing club in Lumley Road, Skegness has had its sexual entertainment venue licence extended for a year with the same conditions as at 2014.

This includes the condition that acts of birching or whipping (or acts of a similar nature) may not take place at the premises.

News August 2013:

The table dancing club made the news in passing with the police investigating an assault on the street outside Flirtz

Slough Pandora's

Uxbridge Road
Slough

News March 2013: Failed judicial review

The club failed to get a licence in November 2011. There was no joy from a Judicial review of that decision in March 2013.

Southampton

For Your Eyes Only

135 High Street,
Southampton
SO14 2BR

News August 2013: Licence Application

Licence application was heard on 14th August and duly approved

Isis

188 Above Bar Street,
Southampton
SO14 7DW

News August 2013: Licence Application

A new application for an Sex Entertainment Venue Licence has been made for Isis bar. The request for last orders at 5am has resulted in police objections.

The Playhouse Gentlemen's Club

Town Quay
Southampton
SO14 2AQ

News August 2013: Licence Application

Licence application was heard on 14th August and duly approved. There were 3 objections.

News April 2013: New Bar

The bar will take over from Maxim's Casino.

Southend

Cornucopia

39 Marine Parade
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2EN

Strip pub

News June 2013: A short break

The pub had a short break from strippers whilst applying for and adult entertainment licence. The strippers have now resumed.

Entice

Warrior House
Soutchurch Road
Southend

Wed-Thu: 9pm-3am
Fri-Sat: 9am-4am

Entrance £5-10

Table dancing club opened in 2015. Ownership connections with Diamonds & Strings in Watford and Katz in Basildon

 News April 2015: Licence granted

A new club has been licensed in Southend. The club Entice is to be located in a former nightclub. The licensing committee noted that no objections to the application had been received from the Police. Four representations had however had been received from local residents.

News February 2015: Feminist campaign

The Essex Feminist Collective is campaigning against the venue

See an interesting article on the campaign from strippingtheillusion.blogspot.co.uk

News January 2015: The usual bollox

A  few locals of whinged that the proposed club is near the town centre. Julian Ware-Lane, Labour councillor for Milton ward spouted:

I think the location is an extremely poor choice. It's very close to the high street and residential areas, I think if you stick it out on the edge of town then a lot of objections would disappear.

What I do have a problem with is when you get an area saturated with them. It's very close to the high street and is on the main bus route.

It's not in a discreet place and I think it's in the wrong place. In the day, children and families will be walking past.

News October 2014: Proposed club

A new strip club could open in Southend town centre. Steven Laidlaw wants to open up the gentlemen's club called Entice in the former Bar Luna nightclub, in Warrior House, in Southchurch Road.

Split over two floors, there will be pole dancing in the basement and VIP lap-dancing booths on the upper level. The venue is expected to be open from Thursdays to Sundays, until 3am.

Forrestors

65 Marine Parade
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2EN

Strip pub

News November 2014: Under threat of re-development

Foresters which has been an old fashioned strip pub for years is finally going to go with redevelopment plans for that part of Southend.

News May 2013: Oops

No strippers in April due to an overlooked lapsed licence. Now licensed and the strippers have resumed

Sunset

Lucy Rd
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2AU

Sun-Thu: 9pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 3am

Table dancing club

News April 2013: For sale
 

Southsea See Portsmouth
 

Stoke

ST1 Platinum

81 Trinity Street
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
ST1 5NA

News December 2013: Late licence

Despite a few whinges from the police, the bar has been granted a pre-Christmas late night licence extension to 5am.

Stowmarket Carbon Nightclub

Maltings Entertainment Complex
Stowmarket

News January 2015: Licence granted

The drinks licence was granted and it was made clear that the venue could hold no more than 11 burlesque nights as a Sex Entertainment Venue licence was not requested.

News January 2015: Carbon copy

Carbon Nightclub, part of the Maltings Entertainment Complex in Stowmarket, has applied to Mid Suffolk District Council (MSDC) for a new premises licence.

As part of the application it has included proposals for pole-dancing, striptease, lap dancing or burlesque nights.

Robert Perry is owner of the club said: It's good to stay fresh there's definitely a demand for it, 100%, it will be once a month at most.

The MSDC committee will meet on January 26 at 10am.

Sunderland

Passion

43 Holmeside
Sunderland
SR1 3HY

Match day striptease fun for football fans

News September 2013: Licence granted

An adult entertainment licence has been obtained for striptease entertainment that is limited to days when there is a Sunderland home match.

DJ Wee Phillie has provided match day entertainment at Privilege before the club closed earlier in the year, but now looks set to perform at Passion.  Part of his act includes a strip show.

Privilege

Now closed
 

Swansea

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News July 2013: Banned

Swansea Council has banned table dancing from all areas of the city.

News July 2013: Nil policy considered

Swansea is considering implementing a morality policy of banning table dancing from the town.

Swindon

Dream Lounge, Swindon

Dream Lounge

8 Victoria Rd
Swindon
SN1 3AJ

Tues: 10pm -2am
Wed-Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 4:30am

Listing verified in December 2016.

News November 2014: Advert Censor

Somebody complained to the advert censors at the ASA about a poster for the club. But the ASA dismissed the whinge who found the advert to be suggestive rather than overtly sexual.

News May 2014: Brawl

Three men have been arrested after a mass brawl outside a lap dancing and gentlemen's club. Police were called at 04:21 to a 15-man fight outside the Dream Lounge.

News January 2014: Sentenced

The arsonist who attacked Dream Lounge was sentenced to 4 years in jail.

News July 2013: Arson attack conviction

A man has admitted endangering life when he smashed a car into the front of a lap dancing club which then caught fire. Faisal Qaddus was behind the wheel of a black Honda Prelude which was reversed into the front door of Dream Lounge at the bottom of Victoria Road. He pleaded guilty to damaging property being reckless as to whether life was endangered.

News July 2013: Arson attack

The bar was badly damaged in an arson attack. The arsonist reversed a car to smash into the building, and the poured petrol and set it alight. A 26 year old man was later arrested by police

Foxes

Regent Circus

Closed, now the gay club, The Pink Rooms
 

Fantasy Club

37 Fleet Street
Swindon
SN1 1RE

Tue-Sat: 9pm-4am

News May 2013: Opened

Swindon's 3rd club opened in early May.

News April 2013: Fantasy approval

There are plan's in progress to open a table dancing bar at the old Angelo's nightclub. Planning permission for the change has been approved and a licence has been granted

 

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Tamworth

Players Lounge

Closed in 2011
 

Tonbridge

 

The Harp

Hale Street
East Peckham
Tonbridge
Kent

Pub with striptease

News, June 2013: Striptease banned

The rural pub, The Harp in East Peckham, has been offering striptease entertainment for around six years, with little opposition.

However, with the introduction of the new licensing regime in the borough, the licensee has applied for a licence which received 43 objections. Details of the reasons for the bar are to follow but it seems that these will be along the lines that striptease is immoral in a rural setting.

The venue is now set to close on 30th June.

   

 

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Wakefield

Pussy Cat Lounge

Bank Street
Wakefield

News November 2015: Licence granted

Wakefield Council granted nightclub owner Kevin Spencer a licence to open the Pussy Cat Lounge sexual entertainment venue above Tequila nightclub on Bank Street. The bar is set open before Christmas.

The Hub

Market Street
Wakefield

News August 2014: Licence Application

Wakefield Council is considering an application to open a table dancing club on Market Street.

A licensing notice displayed outside building shows the applicant wants to open from 10pm-5am, Mondays to Thursdays, and from 10pm-6am on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh spouted: Strip clubs have no place in Wakefield, and can change the character of a city and make it threatening to women. And a strip club is the last thing local parents want their toddlers to see as they're dropping them off at nursery. Referring to the local Toy Box nursery that opens half an hour after the proposed club closes.

Krystals

News June 2013: Closed

Not a big hit and the bar has already closed. The venue looks to set to be converted back into shops.

News February 2013: Licence just awarded and yet to open
 

Walsall

Club X

23 Bradford St
Walsall
WS1 1PN

Fri-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Table dancing club

Warrington Delicious

Legh Street

News April 2013: Licence Approved

Minimal opposition for a new club in Warrington led to a smooth ride to a successful licence application from Warrington Borough Council.

Delicious will be based on Legh Street and offers topless lap dancing, topless pole dancing and full nudity strip shows.

Watford

Diamonds and Strings

9 Market Street
Watford
WD18 0PA

Mon-Wed: 9pm - 2am
Thu: 9pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 4am

Entry £5-10

Previously Beavers Strip Club. Ownership connections with Entice in Southend and Katz in Basildon

beavers strip club advertNews February 2014: Advert Censored

The advert censors at the Advertising Standards Authority banned a street poster claiming that it could somehow cause widespread offence

News October 2013: Licence Refused

The licence was refused after undercover police snitches were offered proper hands on lap dancing.

West Bromwich

The Bing Gentlemen's Club

High Street
West Bromwich

Table dancing club
 

Wigan

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Baby Platinum

54 King Street
Wigan
WN1 1BT

Mon-Sun: From 9pm

A new club for 2014

News July 2015: Whingeing MP

 The bar's licence was renewed by the council but the local MP was not happy. Lis Nandy whinged:

This is a deeply disappointing decision which ignores the legitimate concerns of residents and local charities who believe King Street is an inappropriate location for a sexual entertainment venue.

News July 2014: New licence and new conditions

A new licence was awarded in Wigan. No objections were received by the council.

The club also persuaded the council to drop its standard rules banning full nudity at all times. The updated restrictions now read:

The performer must wear at least a G-string covering the genitalia when not performing a dance. This may be removed during the performance but must be replaced at the conclusion.

Wilmslow

ST Lounge

Opened in 2009.

News May 2013: Licence refused

Moralistic bollox about a supposedly inappropriate location.

News February 2013: Licence renewal apposed by the morality campaigners of Make Wilmslow Matter
 

Wolverhampton

Cobra Lounge

30 Queen Street

News March 2013: Different sort of licensing problems

Made the news after being caught out on music licensing issues

The Foxy Lady

146 Oxford Street
Bilston
WV14 7DP

 News December 2016: Foxy Lady Dance Bar

A lap dancing club is set to open next to an adult cinema in Bilston in the new year -- if they can get the girls.The opening of Foxy Lady's Dance Bar has been delayed because they cannot recruit the staff.

The new bar, which features three poles, a stage, several booths and a bar set in the backdrop of darkness, is due to open in mid to late January.

It will be open from 12pm to 4am.

Sinderellas Show Bar

Exchange St
Wolverhampton
WV1 1TS

Worcester

 

Worcester City Council

News August 2014: Licensing policy consultation

See article from worcester.gov.uk

Worcester City Council has initiated a public consultation on its Sex Establishment Licensing Policy

The draft policy sets out how applications for Sex Shops, Sex Cinemas and Sexual Entertainment Venues should be made to the Council and how the Council processes those applications.  It also sets out what will be considered when determining applications setting out the grounds on which the Council can refuse applications.  The draft policy also sets out the standard conditions that will be attached to any licences granted.

Should you wish to have your say or put forward your views on the draft policy please complete the consultation response form and return to: wrsenquiries@worcsregservices.gov.uk

The Last date for consultation responses: 24th October 2014

News December 2013: New controls adopted

Worcester City Council has voted to accept optional licensing controls available under the Policing and Crime Act 2009, which gives councils more power to moralise over table dancing venues

News August 2013:

A letter from Inspector Jane Francis, of West Mercia Police, to licensing officer Carl Phillips reveals that Police are taking it on themselves to make up the rules about nudity. Francis says full nudity should be permitted only within designated areas. She said:

In all other areas within the premises the performers and employees must at all times wear at least a G-string (female) and/or pouch (male) covering the genitalia.

News July 2013:

When Black Cherry applied for a sex entertainment licence, it was noted that Worcester Council has not adopted the legislation requiring such a licence, and so an ordinary drinks licence also allows table dancing.

Black Cherry

57 Lowesmoor
Worcester
WR1 2RS

Daily: 9pm-4am (4:30am on Saturdays)

News October 2016: Outrage

A few miserable residents were 'outraged' at lap dancing club adverts which have been plastered across the city centre.

One resident called the signs a disgrace and called for their removal. He whinged:

I'm outraged, it's not the sort of thing you want visitors to see. It's a disgrace. I think they should be prosecuted. The centre of town is plastered with the lap dancing adverts.

News October 2014: Licensed

dna worcesterBlack Cherry lap-dancing club has secured a sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence to allow it to continue trading next year. The club features naked and topless female dancers.

At the meeting, Niall McMenamin, from the licensing team of Worcestershire Regulatory Services, said 11 letters of objection had been received from members of the public but that the police had no objections to the licence being approved.

News June 2014: Licence application

Worcester was a little slow in adopting powers to control table dancing. Worcester venues now have to apply for a lap dancing licence by July 1st 2014. Black Cherry has already applied for a licence.

News March 2014: Opened

The club opened on Friday 28th March 2014.

The club has nine private dance rooms - three opulent VIP rooms and six standard booths. On opening night 20 dancers are set to perform but after that there will be about 15 girls a night.

News December 2013: Another Bite of the Cherry

The Black Cherry gentleman's club is now set to open at the former DNA club.

 Ash Patel chose to withdraw plans for a similar club at the former Images and Funk nightclub, in the Butts, in September, but decided to back down in the face of local 'outrage'. However, Patel has now succeeded in getting the old DNA club's premises licence transferred to him two weeks ago, which will now allow him to now run the venue as a lap-dancing club. Patel said of the new Lowesmoor location:

This is a Bohemian part of Worcester, very cosmopolitan. It is perfect for this venue,

There will be on average 15 different dancers performing each night. The club will feature a main bar area and a stage but also six private dance booths and three VIP rooms. Before midnight, dancers will wear elegant evening gowns but, after this time, they will be allowed to wear various outfits. They will only be able to be fully naked in the private booths and the stage will feature topless rather than fully naked dancers.

The plan is to open from 9pm to 4am on weekdays and 9pm to 4.30am on Saturdays.

Wrexham

Midnight Lounge

Abbot Street
Wrexham

News October 2015: Occasional use

The bar has announced that it will operate with occasional lap dancing. 11 events per year are allowed at an unlicensed venue.

News October 2015: Re-rejected

The council confirmed its ban after a subsequent meeting in which the applicants were allowed to put their case. The councillors banned the venue just because...they felt like it... claiming that they felt two venues was enough for the locale.

News July 2015: Rejected

The council has voted to reject the application in the face of moral objections and 4 tiny petitions totalling 100 signatures. The council will however give the club owners a chance to put their case in a meeting in October 2015.

News, June 2015: New Application

Plans have been put forward to open a lap dancing bar at the Midnight Lounge premises in Abbot Street in Wrexham.

It is proposed that the lap and pole dancing bar above Penny Black would be open Monday to Sunday between the hours of 9pm and 4am.

The Widnes-based company has submitted a Sex Establishment Licence application to Wrexham council, and the public have until June 23 to submit their views.

Hot Peppers at Sgt Peppers club.

32 Bridge Street
Offa
Wrexham
LL13 7HP

Noted in July 2015.

   

 

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York

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  News September 2016: Restricting trade

York councillors  want to ban any more lap dancing and striptease clubs in York. They also want to restrict sex entertainment venues to the city centre, and to prevent them opening near places of worship, cinemas, theatres, concert venues, schools, libraries and museums and other venues frequented by families or children.

Now the city council's gambling, licensing and regulatory committee has agreed to start a public consultation on a draft revised sex establishment licensing policy with a condition that York has a maximum of two sex clubs at any time.

Bohemia

News March 2013: Closed

The bar closed after defaulting on the rent

Black Orchid

5 Toft Green
York
YO1 6JT

Daily: 9pm - 3:30am

News September 2016: Renewed

The licensed was renewed by the council albeit without the extended opening hours requested.

News July 2014: New licence

A new licence was granted by York Council to a new venue that will operate above the Tokyo Club. There were 11 letters of opposition claiming harm on York's tourism trade. There was also a campaign against the club by feminists.

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Upstairs

The Mansion
53 Micklegate
York
YO1 6LJ

Listing confirmed in September 2016

News February 2015: Turned Down

Cllr Keith Aspden, chairman of the committee decided against granting the licence supposedly because of the area's character, which housed numerous residents, and ludicrously waffled that he feared its Listed building status would not be protected sufficiently.

News February 2015: Downstairs

Owners of Upstairs nightclub want to expand into its ground floor on racedays.

Upstairs VIP Ltd has applied to City of York Council to vary the licence for the sexual entertainment venue, which is situated above Mansion nightclub in Micklegate but police, councillors and neighbours have spoken out, ahead of a decision next week.

Upstairs wants lap dancing to be allowed until 5am instead of 3am seven days a week, and to be permitted in the ground floor bar area and front room on race days, when temporary booths would be installed. The club has also applied for a renewal of its existing consent.

Five local residents have lodged worthless objections to the variations,

News February 2014: Licence Renewed

York council's licensing committee approved the application earlier this week. Licensing manager Lesley Cooke said members were satisfied that none of the grounds for refusal were established and therefore the licence could be renewed.

Owner Andrew Whitney said the opposition group's concerns about the organisations working with vulnerable women had been dismissed because their offices were all closed long before the club opened its doors at 9pm.

News November 2013: Licence Renewal

"Outraged' feminists have raised a 120 signature petition against the club's licence renewal.

 

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