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London

King's Cross


Abcat Cinema
72 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
London
N1 9DN

Licensed gay cinema club. Closed by March 2015.

News, June 2014: Unappealing Appeal

The venue was set to appeal against Islington Council revoking the cinema licence, but the loss of a very similar appeal by Oscar's cinema led to the venue dropping the appeal. The outlook seems grim for the cinema.

News, May 2014: Under duress

The venue is under duress from moralists of Islington Council

Soho


Adult Only

Walker's Court
Soho
London

 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2017: Unpriced

Is one of only 2 stores remaining on this once bustling sordid walkway..

There's a distinct lack of pricing

Islington


Adult WorlIslington Green
Islington
London
N1 8DU

Licensed. Closed, the unit is now To Let.

London


Agent Provocateur

  • Broadwick Street, Soho
  • Harrods, Knightsbridge
  • Pont Street, Knightsbridge
  • Royal Exchange, City ofLondon
  • Selfridges, West End
  • Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill

Unlicensed. High end sexy boutiques
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2018: Beautiful

Beautiful things for beautiful women with a price tag to match in the Pont Street branch.

Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Oldest and best

Broadwick Street Soho is still the chain's oldest and best. Styles run from the virginal to the downright rude,

Marble Arch


Ann Summers

522 Oxford Street
London
W1C 1LL

Mon-Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 10am - 7pm

Unlicensed. Listing checked in June 2015

Shepherds Bush


Ann Summers

Westfiled Shopping Centre
Ariel Way
London
W12 7GD

Mon-Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: noon - 6pm

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2018: Good

Good, but not great

Soho


Ann Summers

79 Wardour Street
London
W1D 6QB

Mon-Sat: 11am - 11pm
Sun: noon - 10pm

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2014: Essentials

A very compact shop carrying just the essentials

Stratford


Ann Summers

Westfiled Shopping Centre
Montfichet Rd
Stratford
London
E20 1EJ

Daily: 10am - 9pm

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2018: Lacking polish

Not received much TLC since the opening and in need of an urgent polish.

West End


Ann Summers

104 Oxford Street
London
W1D 1LP

Mon-Sat: 9am - 8pm (9pm Thu)
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed.

This is the flagship store of a major chain of unlicensed sex shops. Note that they are unlicensed and do not carry hardcore products such as magazines and R18 videos. They do carry extensive ranges of sexy clothing, sex toys and softcore videos.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2015: Busy

Busy yet relaxed, this shop put a smile on my face

Islington


Atsuko Kudo

64 Holloway Rd
Islington
London N7 8JL

Mon-Sat: 10:30am - 7pm

Upmarket Couture Latex Design

Atsuko Kudo is a leading designer of women's fetish clothing. Bespoke lingerie, dresses, corset, stockings, leggings, and hats.

Dagenham


BC Books
Bennetts Castle Lane
Dagenham
RM8 3XU

BC Books books became Hot Passion in 2014

Soho


Ben Dover Sex Shop
Walker's Court off Brewer Street

Now Vision Stop, see below
 

Kings Cross


Bleu Danube
Caledonia Road
Kings Cross

Became DVD Xtra and then closed in 2009

Soho


Blue Moon
Tottenham Court Road

Couldn't find in 2012

Soho


Blue Pirate
Newport Court
London WC2H

Couldn't find in 2012

Camden Town


Blue Rose

4 Kentish Town Road
Camden
London
NW1 9NX

Everyday: 10am - 11pm

Tel: 0207 485 0800

Licensed Sex Shop.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2016: Compact

One of the smallest shops I've been in. The space is well used.

R18 DVDs are £20 each. There are multi deals available including 2 for £30.

From Blue Rose, Sep 2007: 1500 Titles

We have over 1500 titles of DVD's in stock and stock a large selection of Adult Toys, Mags, Poppers, Contact Mags etc.

Kings Cross


Book Shop Videos
York Way

Unlicensed. Closed after a Trading SubStandards raid in May 2011.

Camden


Breathless

Kings Cross Road,
Camden
London
WC1X 9BJ

Fetish and alternative fashions.


Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2019: Branding free

Notable as a shop which displays no branding.

It has buzzer entry and offers five star service.

Soho


British Sex Shop
Walker's Court off Brewer Street

Now Vision Stop, see below

Finsbury


Centaurus
Old Street
Finsbury
London
EC1V 9AY

Now Urban XXX
 

Soho


Clonezone (CZ)

35 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1D 5JX

Mon-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun 12: noon - 8pm

Gay oriented sex shop moved to larger premises in September 2013
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2019: Impressive

It's an impressive shop with a good range for the space on offer.

News May 2017: ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Specialist Retailer

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: A nice atmosphere.

R18s at £10 (3 for 25) and £15 (3 for 40).

An excellent product range, good prices and a nice atmosphere.

News September 2013: New flagship store

Clonezone has moved from 64 to 35 Old Compton Street.

A company spokesperson said:

Due to rising demand we thought it necessary to invest in larger premises so that we could stock more of the brands our customers love, such as ES Collection, Timoteo and our in-house brand Titus: Made for Men -- a range of aromas, cock rings and leatherwear.

Earls Court


Clonezone (CZ)

266 Old Brompton Road
Earls Court
London
SW5 9HR

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 12 noon - 6pm

Tel 0207 373 0598

Licensed. Gay oriented sex shop which also has a solarium and a tattooist.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2018: Quirky

I particularly appreciated the variety of interesting quirky stock.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2016: Full marks!

Gay R18 DVDs are available from £8 with bargain bucket DVDs at £2.

Full marks!

New Cross


Club 487
487 New Cross Road
Deptford

SE14 6TQ

Gay private member's cinema club developed from Mr B's in Finsbury that was closed down by the council for being too sexy. Now closed but customers may be interested in seeking out The Office cinema club in Limehouse.
 

Covent Garden


Coco de Mer

23 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DD

Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm (Thurs 8pm)
Sun: Noon - 6pm

High end unlicensed boutique was famously established by Sam Roddick and is now owned by LoveHoney, an online sex store.

News May 2017: ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Specialist Retailer

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2016: Pricey

There's much to love about this shop but prices are set to alienate all but the most affluent of customers.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Headrush

Coco de Mer on Monmouth Street is a whirlwind headrush of lingerie, sex toys and unlikely-looking erotic art objects.

News, May 2013: Award Nomination

Coco de Mer in Covent Garden has been nominated for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

Covent Garden


Coffee, Cake & Kink
Endell Street
London
WC2H 9AJ
 
Closed by January 2017. Now a food shop
 

Soho


Colt Bookstore

3 Berwick Street
Soho
London

Gay shop
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2017: Unpriced

Unpriced DVDs.

This isn't the worst shop I've been in but it is a long way from the best.

Soho


DVD Extra XXX
Rupert Street
Soho

Closed by 2012. Maybe has relocated though.
 

Camden Town


DVD Plus

63 St Giles High Street
Camden Town
London
WC2H 8LE

Previously Video Plus
 

From Roger:

They offered me DVD's at £25 each or 3 for £60, and Videos at £20 each or 3 for £40. They will exchange for half-price. They have a huge selection of both formats and staff are friendly and non-pushy.

Kings Cross


DVD Xtra
Caledonia Road
Kings Cross

Applied for licence, March 2008. Closed in 2009
 

Soho


Eros Movieland

28 Peter Street
Soho
London
W1F 0AL
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2017: Cellar seller

Now a cellar store with magazines and DVDs.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2012:

Gay on the street level and hetero downstairs.

The was an odd curiosity shop.

Hoxton/ Shoreditch


Expectations
Great Eastern St
Hoxton/Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3RY

Licensed gay fetish shop

Expectations has closed its London store but is still trading online. The store is part of the Prowler Group which went into administration in March 2017. There are plans for the sop to re-open under new ownership as GEAR in summer 2017.

Spitalfields


FairyGothMother
Lulu and Lush

72 Commercial Street
Spitalfields
London
E1 6LT

Mon: Closed
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Corsets and lingerie boutique.
 

From the FairyGothMother website:

FairyGothMother is renowned as one of the world's largest and most famous purveyors of steel-boned corsets, lingerie and bridal gowns. We design and create beautiful corsetry and lingerie under our Lulu and Lush brand, giving traditional corsetry a modern twist by using the latest fabrics and colours.

As well as our own designs, we stock modern corsetry, delicious lingerie, elegant eveningwear, glamorous prom dresses and burlesque-inspired outfits by hand-picked designers from across the globe.

Finsbury


Fantasy Videos

City Road
Finsbury
London
EC1V 1LA

Gay cinema that lost its licence in October 2013. It became Mr B's in 2014.
 

Clapham


Fetch

Arch 6 Voltaire Rd
Clapham
London SW4 6DH

Sunday-Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 11am - midnight

Gay focused unlicensed sex shop which opened in January 2018. The shop also has a branch in Vienna.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2018: Friendly

Well presented and a friendly atmosphere

Camden


Fetish Alternative Market (FAB)

Unit 87-E Stables Market
Chalk Farm Road
Camden
London NW1 8AH

Fetish shop opened in June 2016.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2016: Subversive

This is a stylish and subversive place to shop, practical too, 20 latex pants are hardly outrageous.

Oval


Fetish Freak

76 Bolton Crescent
Oval
London SE5 0SE

Monday - Saturday: 11am - 6:30pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

The original gay themed shop on South Lambeth Road closed and is now Fire nightclub. The shop then moved to the Oval in 2014
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2018: Leather and latex

It's not a shop for everyone but if leather, latex and bonhomie are your thing, then it's recommended.

Holloway


Fettered Pleasures

Holloway Road
Holloway
London N7 8JG

Fetish store. Closed as of December 2011.

Soho


Fifty & Dean

Old Compton St
Soho
London
W1D 4UB

A licensed gay interest store owned by the Simply Pleasure chain. Previously DV8. Fifty & Dean became Prowler Red in July 2018. See below

Bloomsbury


Gay's the Word

66 Marchmont Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 1AB

Gay and lesbian bookshop. Listing checked in January 2017.

From Gay's the Word: Pioneering

Gay's The Word is the UK's pioneering first (and is today the last surviving) lesbian and gay bookshop.

Established in 1979 and located in the historic Bloomsbury district of London, we stock an enormous range of books; from the profound to the frivolous, from the liberating to the indulgent.

Our fiction ranges from prize-winning literary works through to crime, romance and erotic fiction.

Our non-fiction covers a wide range of issues from cutting-edge queer theory through to how to tell your mother you are gay.

Hackney


Gear London

75 Great Eastern St
Hackney
London EC2A 3HN

Monday - Friday: Noon - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 8pm
Sunday: Noon - 5pm

Gay focused unlicensed store associated with the famed Gear in Berlin.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2018: 5 star

Apart from one or two reservations about pricing, this is a 5 star store.

Soho


Gimme Gimme

4 Tisbury Court
Soho
London
W1D 6BG

Gay, trans, lesbian interest shop.

West End


Harmony

103 Oxford Street
London
W1D 2HF

Mon-Sat: 9am-10pm
Sun: 10am-10pm

Licensed

News July 2018: ETO Awards: Winner

The shop won Best Individual Store in the 2018 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

News May 2017: ETO Awards Nominee

For Best Individual Store in the 2017 ETO Awards.

News June 2015: ETO Awards: Winner

The shop won Best Individual Store in the 2015 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

Review from Mystery Shopper, June 2015: Busy

Large ranges of DVDs at £20 (with 3 for £50) and at £10 (with 3 for £20).

Full marks for a huge range and an unparalleled location.

News June 2014: ETO Awards: Winner

The shop won Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager.

Also previously nominated for the award in 2010, 2012 and 2103

Soho


Harmony

4 Walkers Court (off Brewer St)
London,
W1F 0BS
Mon-Thu: 9am-12pm
Fri: 9am-1am
Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-12pm

Licensed. Listing confirmed in 2016.

Review from Mystery Shopper, November 2014: Comprehensive

Large ranges of DVDs at £20 (with 3 for £50) and at £10 (with 3 for £20)

A busy comprehensive shop well worth visiting.

Soho


Harmony

99A Charing Cross Rd
Soho
London
WC2H 0DP

Licensed. Became Harmony in late 2013/early 2014. Previously Lovejoys

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2018: Fun-n-sexy

DVDs were £25 (3 for £65). Clearaance DVDs were £25 for 3.

A fun-n-sexy broad appeal shop.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: Classy

A classy grown up exterior.

R18s at £10 (3 for £25) to £20 (3 for £50).

Waterloo


Honour

86 Lower Marsh
Waterloo
London SE1 7AB

Mon-Fri: 10.30am-7pm
Sat: 11.30am-5pm
Sun: Closed

Unlicensed. Mainly a fetish shop. Very knowledgeable, good quality clothes as well.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2016:

Conveniently close to the station and a comprehensive range carried.

Review from Londonist.com April 2014: More affordable

It's more affordable than the other shops mentioned for kinky lingerie. It also sells corsets, catsuits and boots.

From Honour: Flagship store

The flagship store in Waterloo, the heart of London, is split on two levels with wooden flooring throughout, spot lit, and with all new fittings; making it a pleasure to browse around at ease. We still offer an excellent service, with an ever-increasing product range that boasts something to suit every budget. Next time you're in London be sure to drop by and take a look.

Dagenham


Hot Passion

4 Bennetts Castle Lane
Dagenham
RM8 3XU

Tel: 020 8252 7232

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Licensed in 2003. Renamed to Hot Passion in 2014, previously BC Books

News November 2014: Renamed

The licensed shop renamed from BC Books to Hot Passion in 2014.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2013: DVDs

Lots of £10-£20 DVDs.

From BC Books, March 2010: 10,000 DVDs in Stock

BC Books has been trading since 1996 and is considered to have the largest selection of adult DVDs in the country with over ten thousand films in stock.

We cater for all tastes from the latest releases to the old classics. In our collection we have over 2000 gay and 700 bondage titles.

Spread over two large rooms we also stock all the latest marital aids and lots of hot! lingerie.

we are a couple friendly shop and with 15 years experience our friendly staff are there to advise and help.

Why not pop in and see for yourselves.

Shoreditch


House of Harlot

Shop 2B, 63-65 Princelet Street
London
E1 5LP

Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: noon - 6pm.

Latex, rubber and fetish fashion.

Soho


Janus Bookshop

Old Compton St
Soho
London W1D 4TU

Licensed. Closed in 2011. Now a fashion shop

Covent Garden


Liberation

49 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9HE

Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm

High end fetish shop

Described as the home of 'Libidex'. A fetish/kink store that focuses on latex dresses, corsets, lingerie, uniforms, cat suits and accessories.

News August 2017: Samantha

The shop made the UK press, (at least the Daily Star), when it became the first stockist of the Samantha sex robot.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2016: Refocused

A recent refresh has been a success with more focus on products and less on set-dressing.

Soho


Little Amsterdam

6 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0SD

Previously Soho DVDs

Soho


Lovejoys
Charing Cross Rd
Soho
London
WC2H 0DP

Licensed became Harmony in late 2013/early 2014

Vauxhall


Master U
Kennington Lane
Vauxhall
London SE11 5HY

Closed by January 2017 and is now Olive Valley Butchers

Buckhurst Hill


Michelle Fashions
Epping New Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
Essex
IG9 5TQ

Closed in 2015
 

Soho


Adult Only

Walker's Court
Soho
London

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2017: Unpriced

A compact store with mixed DVDs and mags but no prices on the R18 DVDs

Despite being so mall there is still room for clutter.

Ashford (Middlesex)


Moore Allsorts

5 Station Road
Ashford
Middlesex
TW15 2UW

Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm

Tel: 01784 247985
email: mooreallsorts@yahoo.co.uk

Previously located at the Arcade in Woodthorpe Rd

From Moore Allsorts:

We sell a great range of Toys and Clothing at really low prices and we are the 1st of our kind locally. We also sell smoking products!

Finsbury


Mr B's
City Road
Finsbury
London
EC1V 1LA

Gay private member's cinema club that has taken over from Fantasy Video. But but was closed in 2014 by the miserable council who found it a bit too sexy.

Limehouse


The Office
Limehouse

New sex cinema briefly opened in September 2016.

It has connections with Club 487 which was closed down by the authorities due to too much fun. It was reported that the cinema soon closed down as the landlord was not impressed by the concept.
 

West End


One on One
Goodge Street

Renamed as Simply Pleasure, then closed

King's Cross


Oscar's Cinema
42 Northdown St
King's Cross
London
N1 9BP

Gay cinema closed by March 2015.

Victoria


Pages of Fun
Terminus Place
Victoria
London
SW1V 1JR

Closed to make way for Victoria Station expansion.

Soho


Paradiso
Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1D 6HF

A good shop but fetish clothes only. Closed by January 2017. Now Wok on Fire

Croydon


Pillowtalk
Lower Addiscombe Rd,
Croydon,
CRO 6AA

Licensed. Closed in 2017
 

Forest Gate


Pirate

30 Upton Lane
Forest Gate
London
E7 9LN

Walthamstow


Pirate

625 Forest Road
London
E17 4NE

From ETO Mystery Shopper, December 2011: Nice Products

Poor atmosphere but good choice of toys for the size of the shop and some nice product lines.

Kings Cross


Pirate Bookshop
York Way
Kings Cross

Unlicensed. Closed in 2010 after owner was prosecuted for operating an unlicensed business. Now a coffee shop

Soho


Pirate of Soho
Brewer Street

Became the Simply Pleasure shop. See below

West End


Playboy London Store

153 Oxford Street
West End
London
W1d 2JQ

Clothes shop rather than sex shop. Just has Playboy branded clothing

Shepherds Bush


Precious
Goldhawk Rd
W12 9PE

Closed by January 2017.

Acton


Private Shop
Horn Lane
Acton
W3 9NJ

De-listed by May 2019.

Bexley


Private Shop

14 Bourne Road
Bexley
DA5 1LU

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

Listing checked May 2019.

Brent


Private Shop

659 North Circular Road
Brent
NW2 7AY

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

Listing checked May 2019.

Croydon
Croydon South


Private Shop

20c Seldson Road
Croydon South
CR2 6PA

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed, listing checked in May 2019.

Dagenham


Private Shop
Becontree Avenue
Dagenham
RM8 2UB

Licensed. Opened June 2007. Closed by 2013

Lewisham


Private Shop

318 Lewisham Road
Lewisham
SE13 7PA

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Listing checked May 2019.

New Malden


Private Shop

203 Kingston Road
New Malden
Surrey
KT3 3SS

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Listing checked May 2019.

Richmond


Private Shop
Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 2PN

Trading since 2004. De-listed by May 2019.

Soho


Private Shop
Brewer Street
Soho
W1f 0RX
Closed in 2013.
 

Soho


Prowler Red

50 Old Compton St
Soho
London
W1D 4UB

Daily: 11am-10pm

Tel: 0207 494 4798

A licensed gay interest store owned by the Simply Pleasure chain. Previously Fifty & Dean and before that DV8.

News from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2018: Prowler Red

Fifty & Dean became Prowler Red in July 2018.

Full marks for a friendly and fun store.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Excellent atmosphere

The shop retains the excellent atmosphere, fittings and fixtures of the previous owners, DV8.An almost boutique feel.

There was a large range of DVDs at £ 20 and £ 25 with multi-buy deals too.

A top flight shop!

Soho


Prowler Soho

5-7 Brewer St
Soho
London
W1F 0RF

Mon-Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 1pm - 8p,

Tel: 0207 734 4031

Licensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2018: Little changed

Prowler is little changed by the new management save for stocking new lines from the new owners ABS Holdings.

News April 2017: New ownership

The Prowler Group went into administration in March 2017. The Soho store has now been bought by ABS Holdings who run the Simply Pleasure chain and will continue to trade.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2016: Shrunk

The DVD range has shrunk a little. The pricing points are £30 (2 for £50), £22.50 (2 for £40), £15 (2 for £25) and £7 (3 for £18).

R18s at £11, £17, £30 and £35. There's a multi buy deal at each price point.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Full marks

R18s at £11, £17, £30 and £35. There's a multi buy deal at each price point.

A little short on character but still gets full marks.

News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Prowler in Soho has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Prowler's hugely impressive Soho branch was described by ETO's Mystery Shopper several years ago as looking 'very handsome, with its neon signs and subtle window presentation'.

From Prowler:

Prowler Soho was established 5 years ago as a completely different concept from existing gay stores. The huge windows are filled with daring displays - themes this year have included 'Hampstead Heath', Cottaging with George Michael and 'Peep Show', complete with moving screens.

Inside the shop sells fashion, underwear, books, CDs and homewares at the front, with an entrance at the back to the Blue Room. This room is probably the smartest sex shop in London, with a range of around 300 gay videos and DVDs, imported toys and magazines.

A separate till point within this room allows for discreet purchasing. All videos and DVDs are licensed, high-quality first generation and are generally £29.99 for both formats. Friendly, well-trained staff are always on hand to advise.

Prowler Soho is fully licensed.

Camden


Prowler Camden
Camden High Street

The shop has now closed and become a clothes shop

Kings Cross


Prowler Kings Cross
Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX

The shop is now Soho Original Adult Store, see below

Islington


Ram Books /We Buy Any Porn

66 Holloway Road
Islington
London
N7 8JL

Tuesday:12.30pm - 6.30pm
Friday: 12.30pm - 6.30pm

Licensed. Previously Pleasure X @ Zeitgeist. The shop is no longer associated with the Fetish business.

News March 2018: Reduced Hours

The shop now opens:

  • Tuesday:12.30pm - 6.30pm
  • Friday: 12.30pm - 6.30pm

See review from islingtonnow.co.uk

From Ram Books, June 2015. Introducing Ram Books

Welcome to Ram books, a new kind of magazine store, put together with real love and meticulous attention to authenticity and detail. Part magazine shop, part erotica museum, part time capsule, and 100% classic collection of post war men's magazines - our shop is probably unique. We don't just sell a stock of magazines that arrives from a printer. We hunt down rare, unusual and vintage magazines that we have loved for years. Magazines we first discovered when much younger and which inspired us then and inspire us now. There's something strangely satisfying about rediscovering a magazine you first saw years ago, it connects you to that time and place and the memories associated with both.

Our stock is constantly changing as we discover collections lovingly stored by their owners which we can fawn over and own for a while before selling on or swopping. Many of our magazines are niche publications like spanking, corporal punishment, fetish, bondage and rubber and you will find all the classics within our range. At the same time classic men's magazines like Cavalier, Nugget and Playboy are also stocked along with the European hard core from Color Climax, Private and Topsy . Come inside and look around.

From We Buy Any Porn, June 2015. Introducing We Buy Any Porn

With about 30 years experience in the adult industry we have built up a list of contacts, knowledge, and experience that few can rival. We buy and sell all kinds of adult and erotic material - Magazines, Books, Posters, Cine Film, DVD's, Video, etc. We buy anything that's legal - we don't buy the nasty stuff, or sell it.

We take a pride in collecting and trading in Vintage items from the last 50 or so years. Like the collectors we deal with we have an affection for the (mostly) magazines we buy and sell, I guess certain titles remind us of times and places, people, characters, and events. In short our job is not really a job - its fun. That said we approach our trade with a professional attitude...

  • We are available by phone, text and email seven days a week

  • We are discreet and easy to deal with

  • We pay fair prices and don't try to cheat people

  • We buy large or small quantities and we can collect If required

  • We can shred and dispose of items that are sensitive or personal

We have a strong recycling ethic. Our very business is based around giving new life to old items and letting new people enjoy them.

Soho


Regulation

13A Bateman St
Soho
London
W1D 3AF

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 12 - 5pm

Gay fetish shop. 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2019: Relocated

The shop has relocated from Islington to Soho.

A busy, 'dirty' shop in a good way.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2016: Grungy

A grungy industrial aesthetic.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable

A small discreet entrance opens up to an industrial space.

A welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable shop

Soho


Regulation

Bateman Street
Soho
London
W1D

Gay fetish shop obtained a sex sop licence in June 2018. Opening soon but will not be carrying magazines or R18s.

Oxford Street


RoB
Wells St
Oxford Street
London
W1T 3PH

The London branch of the Dutch gay fetish chain

Closed by January 2017.
 

Soho


Seymore's World
6 Walker's Court
Soho
London
W1F 0BU

Unlicensed shop raided in March 2011. Not sure of current status

Hoxted, Shoreditch


Sh!

Sh!
Women's Erotic Emporium

shop 31, 35 Pitfield St
London
N1 6HB

Enter through the coffee shop

Mon-Fri: 1pm - 5pm

Sh! Shop

Sh! is unlicensed and was once notably restricted to women only, (although men may visit if accompanied by a woman). Now open to everyone.

Review fro ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2019: All welcome

Now relocated, still female focused but now welcoming all.

News, June 2017: ETO Awards 2017: Winner

The shop won the award for Best Specialist Retailer.

Also nominated for Best Individual Store.

News June 2016: ETO Awards 2016: Winner

The shop won Best Individual Store in the 2016 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

News June 2015: ETO Awards 2015: Winner

The shop won Most Innovative Retailer in the 2015 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Erotic classes

It's a great place for women who are looking for good quality advice and customer service. It sells underwear, plus toys, and runs erotic classes in the evenings.

From Sh!, February 2010: Relaxed Atmosphere

This is located between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, a brisk walk away from Liverpool Street Station in the City of London.

Targeting sex toys for women tends make for a very different atmosphere to many shops.

The store has a unique restriction of being basically women only, although guys are welcome if accompanied by a woman.

Sh! writes: Interestingly the men who visit Sh! tell us they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and non in-your-face stock as much the women it was created for"….

We have been invited to Downing Street, Won an Erotic Oscar, and been voted “best women's sex shop” ( Time Out) Best Online shop (Diva) & Best Adult Store (g3).

We don't just sell women's sex toys, we make make them! We design and manufacture silicone dildos in our London workshop plus sexy Leather Dildo Harnesses; Thigh Harness and Corset Style Harness so you can buy the perfect strap on. Famous the world over, you can only buy a Sh! Dildo or Strap On Harness at Sh! online and in our London Store

Notting Hill


Sh! Portobello
Portobello Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 1LR

Now closed

West End


Simply Pleasure
Goodge Street
London
W1T 2PL

Previously named as One on One. Now closed

Soho


Simply Pleasure
Peter Street
Soho
W1F 0AD

Closed, gave way to redevelopment

Soho


Simply Pleasure

29-31 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RT

Sun-Thu: 10am-12pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-1am

Tel: 0207 2870547

Licensed, Previously Pirate of Soho. Listing verified in January 2017.

Review from Mystery Shopper, December 2014: Exceptional Service

Premium DVDs are £25 (3 for £65), and standard £20 (3 for £50).

Simply Pleasure won my heart with staff for whom nothing was too much trouble.

Everything a licensed sex shop should be and more.

Review from Mystery Shopper, March 2010: Attractive features

Has a massive range of magazines, toys and DVD's.

Premium DVDs are £25, standard £20 and there's a cheap box with £10 (or £5 when purchased with a full priced DVD).

A shop with many attractive features.

Hammersmith


Simply Pleasure

123 Hammersmith Road
Hammersmith
London
W14 0QL

Mon-Sat: 10:30am-7pm

Tel: 0207 6032402

Licensed, previously She n Me. Listing checked January 2017.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2016: Attentive

An interesting shop with attentive staff.

There's a basement of DVDs at £25 each, 3 for £50 or 7 for £100

Reader's review: An excellent little shop

An excellent little shop. Lingerie, costumes and lots of fetish clothing in PVC, rubber and leather, toys and videos/magazines downstairs. Very friendly, helpful proprietor, who also keeps a discreet distance while you browse.

Reader's review: Fantastic

fantastic little shop...

  • upstairs is fetish clothing, their speciality [massive range]
  • downstairs is videos and toys [massive range] and some bdsm mags

Cheerful and helpful owner, knows his stuff, he's respected in the community too. went in for a browse and spent two hours chatting! Shop is couple-friendly too, well lit and not seedy at all. 10/10

Soho


Soho Original Adult Store

12 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0SF

Mon-Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-11pm

Licensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2019: Renamed

The store has modified name from Soho Original Bookshop to Soho Original Adult Store.

DVDs were £25, £20 and £10 with multi-buy options.

Nearly five stars.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2017: Rather Good

Toys are now upstairs, whilst DVDs and magazines are downstairs.

DVDs were £30, £20 and £10.

News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

The Brewer Street branch has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Its ground floor is a mainstream book store but all the fun happens downstairs in the licensed section - ETO's Mystery Shopper called it 'smashing' and 'a sexy shopping experience'.

Review from David, August 2008: Viewing Booths

The Soho branch now has viewing booths installed at the back of the downstairs adult area. Useful if you can't wait to get home...!

Review: Brewer Street

Brewer Street: Probably the best prices in town, a good selection but it is small and tends to get crowded. Adult department downstairs.

Soho


Soho Original Bookshop

121 Charing Cross Road,
Soho
London
WC2H 0EW

Mon-Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-11pm

Licensed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2016: Downstairs

Mixed interest books on the ground floor and the good stuff is downstairs.

Softcore magazines are generally £5 whilst hardcore mags are £6.

There are R18 DVDs in the range of £10 to £20.

Islington/ Kings Cross


Soho Original Bookshop

9 Caledonia Road,
Islington
London
N1 9DX

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Licensed

News July 2013: Closing

The owners have applied to the council to change the us of the premises from retail to an eaterie or bar

Farringdon


Soho Original Bookshop

Leather Lane,
Farringdon
London
EC1N 7TE

Licensed. Closed by January 2017, now a cafe.

Soho


Super Mags

33 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RU

Licensed. Listing verified in January 2017.

Review from Mystery Shopper, November 2014: Attractive features

Has a selection of hardcore magazines at £5.95 (2 for £10). The shop allows browsing of the mags.

DVDs at £20 (with 3 for £50 and 7 for £100). There are clearance DVDs at £15 and £10.

It's quite an old fashioned feeling store but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

From Super Mags:

Licensed Sex Shop. Specializes in American imported magazine's: Bondage, Gay and Hetro holds sole rights for Hustler, Mavety and Magna on magazines DVD & video. The latest sex toys.

Uxbridge


TLC

48 Windsor Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1AB

Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30

Tel: 01895 271668

Licensed

News December 2013: 185th

Uxbridge was ranked only 185th in LoveHoney's survey by area of spending on sex related products. But it was enough for a local news story. Jessie Fim, who works at Uxbridge adult shop TLC commented:

People are much more open-minded. I see the way local people come in and their reaction, and they're all quite educated about the sort of products available. It's always new customers as well, because people who move to the area hear there's a sex shop here and come to look around.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2011: DVD Prices

DVDs are £ 30 each, 3 for £ 60 and 6 for £ 90.

A shop not winning any style marks but a bustling bijou one with its own charm.

From TLC:
The shop is in three distinct sections.
At the front of the shop are Adult Novelties, Games and a wide selection of lingerie as well as Uniforms (Nurses, Police, Army etc). Changing rooms are available.
Second section includes a small variety of Toys, creams, lubricants, further selection of PVC and Bondage items.
At the rear of the shop is a large selection of Video and DVDs as well as wide selection of Adult toys.

From Philip:

They're a spin-off from the She-An-Me fetish shop in Hammersmith. It's a small shop but with good range of lingerie and fetish wear, decent selection of toys and some Videos and DVDs - I'm fairly sure I saw hardcore on display there. The bloke in the shop was very obliging and the prices reasonable.

From a reader:

After a battle with the local council, TLC 48 Windsor Street Uxbridge was granted a licence last October, a small intimate shop that stocks a large range of lingerie, boxed rubber wear and a range of PVC. In the front section of the shop they stock the lingerie etc, alongside a good selection of adult novelties and party gifts. To the middle section they have a selection of shoes and thigh boots that are made to order. A large selection of stockings (often not found elsewhere) and the rear section is devoted to an excellent range of Adult toys, R18 DVD and Video. They also have a good selection of leather bondage wear.

Soho


Up West

8 Greens Court
Soho
London
W1F 0HH

Listing verified in January 2017.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2012:

A good range of £ 20 R18s, with a 3 for £ 50 discount option. These can be traded in for £ 10.

Tidy, clean and welcoming.

Finsbury


Urban XXX

100 Old Street
Finsbury
London
EC1V 9AY

Licensed. Previously Centaurus

Soho


Vision Stop

8 Walkers Court
(off Brewer Street)
Soho
London
W1F 0BX

Listing verified in January 2017.

Islington


Zeitgeist

64-66 Holloway Road
Islington
London
N7 8JL

See Pleasure X @ Zeitgeist above

Fulham


Ziggla

800 Fulham Road
Fulham
London
SW6 5SL

Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: From 11am

Unlicensed sex shop with lingerie and sex toys. Listing checked January 2017.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: Muddled

Muddled shop but with friendly manageress.

A

 

Aberdare (Merthyr Tydfil)


Lush Adult Store
Station Road
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 7DT

Licensed. Closed  in 2016.

Aberdeen


Ann Summers

183 Union St
Aberdeen
AB11 6BB

Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm (7pm Thurs)
Sat: 9:30am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2019: Most northerly

The UK's most northerly sex shop.

Untidy and looking rather unloved.

Aberdeen


John Winters
Urqhart Road

Unlicensed, closed in 2007

Aberdeen


Patrice Adult Store
Diamond Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1QU

Licence granted in November 2010. Closed by 2017. Now a salon.

Aberdeen


QT
George Street
Aberdeen
AB25 3YB

Closed by 2019.
 


Whisper XXX Sex Shop

50 Bridge St
Aberdeen
AB11 6JN

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 12 noon - 6pm

Licensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2019: Mostly good

Close to the railway station.

There's a good range of R18s at £15 and £25 with multi buy offers at each price point.

Mostly a good shop.

Aberystwyth


Nice 'n' Naughty
Pier Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2LN

Opened in February 2005 but closed in September 2013.

Accrington


Book Parade
Edgar Street
Accrington
BB5 6ND

Licensed. Closed in 2015
 

Aldershot


Personal Lines
Station Road
Aldershot
GU11 1HT

Closed and now a takeaway

Aldershot

 

The Private Shop

266B High Street
Aldershot
GU12 4LT

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed and established for 34 years.
 

Press review, July 2018: Our customers know what to expect

Hours and hours can go by without seeing a customer.

See review from getsurrey.co.uk

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2017: Engaging

DVDs were mostly £ 25 with no obvious deals.

A fairly average shop with an engaging manager.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2011: DVD Prices

DVDs were mostly £ 30 with no obvious deals

Thanks to John

The Private Shop is on the outskirts of the town centre and staffed when I went in there by a lady, the manager wasn't there at the time. There's a whole room for DVDs/videos and some more in the main room too and you're welcome to browse at your leisure, I was encouraged to check them out and mostly at £40, or £60 for 2.

A table was set out at one end of main room with leaflets and flyers for pole-dance-tutors, events and sex-related services. Quite a bit of bondage gear, fair selection of toys (I was taken with the good selection of anal love balls) and there were some leather (I presume) boots on display in various colours. A few of the outfits are on display on mannequin bodies and there was a TV on a normal channel ( so it was quite relaxing - don't know if that was ever used for showing any of their videos.

Andover

 

Erotica Belle

2 The Broadway
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 2JF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-6pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-6pm

The licence was awarded in August 2012. The shop opened in September 2012. The listing was verified in June 2016.

Erotica Belle stores focus on the female erotic market.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2015: Tick

R18 DVDs are £20, £25 and £30 with some on 3 for 2 or buy 1 get 1 free offers.

A very comprehensive and clean shop that ticks a lot of boxes.

News November 2013: Renewal

Erotica Belle Limited has applied to Test Valley Borough Council to keep trading in The Broadway. It also seeks permission for its front door to remain open in hot weather.

The licence renewal attracted no objections

Ashford (Kent)


Fantasy World
Osborne Road
Willesborough
Ashford

Now closed

Ashford (Kent)

 

Xanadu Ashford

51 High Street
Ashford
Kent
TN24 8SG

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01233 646791

Unlicensed adult boutique selling clothing, adult toys and lingerie took over from Pillowtalk.
 

From Xanadu, February 2015: Moved

Xanadu Relocated in May 2014 to 51 High Street, Ashford, Kent.

Each shop in the Xanadu chain has a vast range of lingerie and a good selection of Toys.

None of the Xanadu Shops is licenced and therefore do not sell R18 films, this may change in the future,

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: DVDs

18 rated DVDs were £20-25.

News December 2013: Changes

A new adult boutique has opened at the shop that was once Pillowtalk

Ashford (Kent)

 

Xanadu Boutique

County Square Shopping Centre
Ashford
Kent

Lingerie store opened in June 2015 from the same owners as Xanadu on High Street
 

News June 2015: Opened

Owner Jacqui Singer said: Lingerie only

There will be something for everyone. Casmir is very elegant and alluring and Chilirose is sexy with attitude.

It won't offend anyone. There won't be any sex toys on show.

We need to make it clear, there will be a difference between the shops.

There won't be anything you don't see in Debenhams. Just beautiful lingerie,

Ashford (Kent)


Private Shop
High Street
Ashford
TN24 8TE

Now closed
 

Ashford (Middlesex)


See London

Ashton Under Lyne


TLC

Wood St

News from Tom, Feb 2008: Reported as closed

Aylesbury


Private Lines

Closed by 2007
 

Aylesford (Kent)


see also Maidstone

Aylesford (Kent)

 

Vibez Adult Boutique

Unit 3
2M Trade Park
Beddow Way
Aylesford
ME20 7BT

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm (Thu 9pm)
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01622 710000

Licensed. Listing checked in April 2020.

News July 2018: ETO Awards 2018: Winner

Tracey Whitmore won Best Store Manager in the 2016 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.
News, September 2017: Samantha

The shop made the local news for stocking the new intelligent sex doll Samantha from Synthea Amatus.

News, June 2017: ETO Awards 2017: Winner
The shop won the award for Best Individual Store.

The shop was also nominated for Best Specialist Retailer

News June 2016: ETO Awards 2015: Winner

Tracey Whitmore won Best Store Manager in the 2016 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop Manager was also nominated for Best Store manager.

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Vibez has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards.

Review from Pat, Feb 2007: Behind Bars

I went to this shop purely because of the write up on this site, and I have to agree with the comments already submitted.

All the DVD's are upstairs and priced at £25, (though they are not in defined category area's and are scattered randomly).

The downstairs has an enormous amount of toys and clothing; there is even a dungeon area, that they have given appropriate lighting to, and set behind ‘bars', to give the right atmosphere to those who wish to buy that sort of gear.

The lady serving was none pushy, friendly, and had a very good sense of humour, really putting me at my ease. When I'm back in the area, I will definitely be revisiting this shop.

Reader review, September 2006: Good Advice

Can only echo what's already been written but have to comment on just how helpful, knowledgeable and approachable the owners are.

I went to the shop in Sep 06 with my girlfriend looking to buy some toys. The male owner gave the most comprehensive run down of lubes possible and got us to try each to see their effects and then showed us around the toys and let us try out what we wanted - no not like that!

When it was obvious that minds hadn't been made up he even called his wife to see what she advised and she came back to the shop to give her 'expert' opinion.

Purchases successfully bought we went home to enjoy and I can only say - very good advice!

I'd happily recommend this shop to anyone wanting a relaxed and non intimidating environment to explore the fun side of life. Excellent way to shop, well done and thanks.

Reader review: Industry View

As someone working in the industry I see a rather large selection of shops of varying quality both licensed and unlicensed across the UK and have to admit that this new store in a quiet industrial estate with ample parking is one of the best and is now fully licensed to sell R18 DVDs.

This sex superstore has vast and clearly marked sections for lingerie, toys, bdsm etc.

There are both male and female staff who are extremely friendly and helpful, the shop is bright and fresh with plenty of room to browse and where you don't feel at all under pressure. The prices are lower than average but you don't feel that quality has been sacrificed for price.

This is the way all adult stores should be!

Ayr

 

Bodystyle International

5 Burns Statue Arcade
Ayr
KA7 1SW

Tel: 01292 270066

Licensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2019: Busy

There's a playful window display, a friendly welcome and a busy shop.

Review June 2006

I was in bodystyle at the weekend it has been a while since I was in. Waaaaawooo what a difference its got vibro to sexy underwear. Good for them its a lovely friendly shop.

Reader Review

I have been in a few sex shops up and down the country which I have found most very dark and dinghy. How refreshing, Bodystyle is very bright and modern excellent range of lingerie and of all the toys in a very good location at the top of the town. The lady behind the counter is very helpful and pleasant to chat to, all ages where coming and going when I was in and would certainly recommend this shop highly.

 

B

 

 

Banbury


Sam Private
Bridge Street
Banbury

Reported closed and all signage removed in March 2010.

Bangor , North Wales


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
High Street
Bangor
LL57 1NP

Closed in 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code BANG10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty
 

Bangor, Northern Ireland


Bliss Adult Play Things
Bingham Mall
Bangor
Northern Ireland
BT20 5AJ

No internet presence in 2011, so presumably closed

Barnsley


Private Shop
Doncaster Rd
Barnsley
S70 1TH

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.

Barnsley


Pulse & Cocktails

462 Doncaster Road
Stairfoot
Barnsley
S70 3EY

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Don't look

£ 10 hardcore magazines were marked sealed, do not open.

DVDs were mostly £ 25, with 3 for £ 50 and 7 for £ 100 offers. Others premium titles were £ 30.

A pleasant and expansive shop.

From Pulse & Cocktails, Feb 2007: DVD Heaven
This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Barnsley offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.
The store is open 6 days a week, apart from holidays.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department on the first floor and is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS.

Head towards Barnsley from the Stairfoot roundabout, we are approximately 300-400 yards further up the road on the right hand side on the corner of Hoyle Mill Road.
There is ample roadside parking around the shop

Barrow in Furness


Private Shop
Dalkeith Street
Barrow-in-Furness
A14 4SP

Appears to have closed by December 2011.

Barrow in Furness


Simply Pleasure

21 Dalkeith Street
Barrow in Furness
LA14 1ST

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0122 9827450

Licensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: Beyond charming

The manageress was beyond charming.

The stock was broad and interesting.

R18 DVDs are £ 15 to £ 25. There is also a 3 for the price of 2 deal on DVDs and toys

Bath


The Private Shop
Lower Bristol Rd.
Twerton
Bath
BA2 3EM

Licensed closed by 2018

Bedford


Erotica
Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2UK

Licensed. Closed in 2014.

Bedford


Private Shop
Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2RP

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019

Belfast see also Newtownabbey


Bliss Adult Play Things

Liberty Belfast
20 North Street
Belfast
BT1 1LA

Closed at Smithfield Square West in February 2014.
Now at Liberty Belfast

From Liberty Belfast

On the adult side of things our extensive range of goods (too much to list it all) includes everything from hen and stag night novelties, naughty adult gifts and games, lingerie, shoes-boots, dress up, fetish wear, sex toys for him - her and couples.

Belfast


Gemini
North Street Arcade
Belfast
BT1 1PB

Presumably lost when the arcade was burnt down in an arson attack.

Belfast


The Gresham Bookshop

2 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN News June 2007: Fined

Fined for selling R18 videos without a license even though the shitty council refused to grant license

Belfast


Gresham Tapes & Video

25 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL

Belfast

Miss Behavin'

Unit 2, 2-8 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN

Unlicensed

News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News September 2014: Licence Application

Belfast Council moralists have in the past have refused to grant sex shop licences just because. In 2003 Miss Behavin' applied for a licence which was rejected. The shop initiated an appeal which was escalated all the way to the UK's high court which eventually upheld the council's right to ban sex shops just because they felt like it.

Now Miss Behavin' look set to apply for a licence again and early reports from councillors is that opinions are 'divided' which looks a lot more promising than in 2003.

Belfast


MissTique

Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL

Unlicensed

News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News October 2014: Licence Application

MissTique has joined Miss Behavin' by submitting an application for a licence for a second sex shop called Misstique in the same area.

Belfast


Mr Bliss
Smithfield Square West
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Reported closed in 2014

Belfast


Naughty but Nice
Smithfield Square
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Closed February 2014

Belfast


Perfect Pleasures
North Street
Belfast
BT1 1NA

Reported closed in 2013

Belfast


Private
Smithfield Square
Belfast

Closed

Belfast


The Private Emporium
North Street
Belfast
BT1 1ND

Closed by 2012

Belfast see also Newtownabbey


SohoBooks

31 Gresham St
Belfast
BT1 1JL

9:30am-9pm

Tel: 028 90 333233

Previously Private Lines

News, May 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The shop was mentioned in the news when a shoplifting case was heard in court.

From the archive:

The longest running sex shop in the city (and indeed Ireland).

The shop is of a moderate size and nicely presented. A good range of DVD's and videos (yes, somebody is still selling them!) plus a wide variety of toys, novelties and adult mags. Helpful staff a plus as well. Well worth a visit.

Biggleswade see also Sandy


Dominion of Pleasure
Short Mead Street
Biggleswade
SG18 0AP

Company closed in 2006

Bilston

Birkenhead


Scandals Adult Shop

4 Marion Street
Birkenhead
CH41 6LT

Mon-Fri: 9-6.30pm
Sat: 9.30-6pm

Tel: 0151 666 1444

Licensed in 2004. Listing checked in December 2017.

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Scandals has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

From Dawn: Recent refurb

Even before its recent refurbishment making the shop at least 4 times as big, it was well worth a visit for all your sexual needs and more. The staff would order you stuff that they didn't have in and they nearly always had items in.

Since it's recent refurb, however, their stock has become more widespread with new items arriving every day. The staff knew their regulars and would show the latest arrivals they knew we would enjoy. Their array of vibrators and anal toys was vast, along with their dvds and videos.

The staff are great, they try out all the items and will let u try the open vibrators that are behind the counter before you buy. They make you feel welcome and follow our own belief that sex is completely natural and as a woman feel at ease going in their on my own.

Scandals is well worth a visit

Birmingham See also West Bromwich

Adultshop Superstore

Edwards St,
Birmingham
B1 2RX
(near National Indoor Arena)

Reported closed in April 2012.

Birmingham


Adult World

1 Hinckley Street
Birmingham
B5 4EB

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Licensed

adult world birmingham centre

News October 2019: License renewed

The licence was renewed despite a whinge from the nighbouring Old Rep theatre complaining about people handing around.

News July 2019: Changed hands

Adult World in Hay Mills changed hands in 2013. The owners further acquired the city centre shop and sex cinema on Hinkley Street in July 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Perfectly Decent

No longer any reference to a sex cinema but still has lap dancing and preview booths.

Most R18 DVDs are a basic £30 but have a 3 for 2 offer. There are also titles at £20 and a clearance line at £10.

There was a helpful manager who made for perfectly decent licensed store.

Review from Gerry, Oct 2009: Spot On

Your current comments are spot on.

DVDs are expensive, cinema show is excellent. Striptease is fine and the young lady doubles up as the lap dancer. Lap dance costs £20.

Review July 2006: 'one-stop' sex central

I know this review section is supposed to be about shops. How about a shop, a cinema, preview booths, a striptease (four times daily), Oh! yes! I forgot...a private lapdance... No kidding!

As far as I know this place is a one-off! This 'shop' is simply a 'one-stop' sex central

The sex shop alone is worth a visit. They must have 2000 titles available. A great range of toys and clothing too... there were a few ladies in there and couples. As well the usual mix of guys like myself.

It has a 100 seat cinema... playing many of the latest releases. Special preview booths are there too... and I've only ever seen these in Amsterdam. These were great. You can check out a movie before you buy it. The striptease was free, as it was in with the cost of the admittance into the cinema.. About £10 I think. Not sure about the private dance, but this was definitely available.

The staff were very helpful and polite and asked if their help were needed, which it wasn't as they'd already done such a good display of categorizing their movies.

As I reached to pay for my DVD's... My eye was taken to a fantastic area for all sorts of sexual enhancers... too many to mention here.. But I'm sure they'll be needed in a few years.

A one-stop sex centre in the middle of the country a stone's throw away from New Street Station... A wonderful idea in a great location... well worth a visit... How much was that lapdance again?

January 2006: Good Range

Shop is quite small but with a good range of films – just a token amount of other stuff (clothes / toys etc).

Only problem is the prices - £35 per DVD. I understand the cost of the licence is £9000 but London is only a train ride away and at £20 per film you would only need to buy a few to pay for a train ticket….

Birmingham


Adult World

1014 Coventry Road
Hay Mills
Birmingham
B25 8DP

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Previously Book Exchange. Listing confirmed in November 2016.

Birmingham


Amsterdam XXX
119/121 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 6SE

Closed in 2015.
 

Birmingham


Ann Summers

Bullring
City Centre
Birmingham
B5 4BA

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing

Birmingham


Clone Zone

84 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 4TD

Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

Tel: 0121 666 6640

Licensed, listing checked in November 2016.

Comment, Oct 2009: Gay

The shop is now totally gay

Review December 2004: Funky Crop Shop

Gay oriented store. Tired looking displays. R18 DVDs £30 but on sale at £20 at time of visit.

Also features a solarium, funky crop shop, hairdresser and piercing studio.

Birmingham


The Adult Shop: Book Exchange

91 Oxford St
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DY

(opposite coach station)

Tel: 0121 643 1700

Licensed.

News, May 2018: Congratulations

The shop made the local news when an advertising hoarding above the shop hosted a poster congratulating the royal couple.

The prominent, but miserable, local MP Jess Phillips felt that somehow it was 'inappropriate' for a sex shop to be so close to a poster congratulating Harry and Megan.

Employees at shop pointed out that they had no control over the choice of posters appearing in the advertising space.

From a reader, Feb 2007: Wow, What a Shop

What a delightful experience, well modern stylish a bit classy even! 'yeah in a sex shop '

The staff were very helpful and if there was something you are looking that they don't already have they get on the phone there and then, to order it for you.

When I got hold of the 2 back issues of my Harmony Concepts films that same week I was 'well happy' even more so as I got them at the standard rate + discount!

ALWAYS a genuine bargain to be had on their sale shelf too starting at £14.99 seems to be a honest shop that's stood the time.

From a reader:

A bright clean (unsleazy) licensed shop near city centre , with friendly helpful staff. Stocking over 200 R18 titles (video and DVD), magazines, excellent range of toys .

I informed the shop owner of your site, and she is gonna offer a discount to future customers who mention your site.

Birmingham


Fantasy
Great Barr

Closed

Birmingham


Leg Avenue
High Street
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7JZ

Looks to have closed by 2017.

Birmingham


Night Trips Adult Shop

39 Horsefair
Birmingham
B1 1DA

0121 622 3736

Licensed shop, listing checked in November 2016.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Traditional

A very traditional shop.

DVDs range from £10 bargains to £40 for some fetish titles.

A good manager and a good atmosphere.

January 2006:

Shop looks a little drab from the outside but inside it is well laid out with a reasonable range of films grouped according to category. Doesn't stock
much in the way of toys etc. I wanted to buy a couple of films but £35 each . I asked about reduced prices such a 2 for £50 and was told no but pointed to a rack of films on offer for £20 each – unfortunately nothing took my fancy although they were all OK films (if a little old).

Staff were friendly and helpful despite not agreeing to a multi-buy deal!

Birmingham


Private Shop

45 Pinfold St
City Centre
Birmingham
B2 4AY

(just off Victoria Square)

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Licensed. Listing confirmed May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Clean and Tidy

DVDs range from £10 to £25 with multi deals at all price levels from £15.

There's an arty centrepiece to the bar, a wooden thing with a cock for a nose and a cock for a... cock. Certainly a talking point!

First rate shop.

Birmingham


Private Shop
Hockley Hill
Birmingham
B18 5AA

Closed by June 2016

Birmingham


Promises Promises
Dale End
Birmingham City Centre
B4 7LS, UK

Licensed sex shop. Closed in 2016
 

Birmingham


Simply Pleasure
Coventry Road
Bordesley
B10 0RX

closed by 2012

Birmingham


Simply Pleasure
Dale End,
Birmingham
B4 7LS

closed by 2012

Birmingham


Taboo Cinema Club

90 Park Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 5JH

Mon-Sat: 11am - 11pm

Cinema club is located near Moor Street station. Listing checked in November 2016.
 

From Taboo Cinema Club: Adult films

Our facilities include 2 main cinemas showing a wide variety of adult films.

Films change on Mondays and Thursdays - we offer Block Tickets which enables you to visit as many times as you like during the week.

Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available and there is a seated area for you to relax and make new friends.

Our car park at the rear of the cinema is covered by CCTV.

Blackburn


Ann Summers

The Mall
48 King William Street
Blackburn
BB1 7DP

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: Impressive

Attentive staff and a busy shopping atmosphere.

Am accomplished and impressive store.

Blackburn


Private Shop
Darwen St
Blackburn
BB2 2BL

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.

Blackburn


Simply Pleasure
New Park House
Preston New Road
Blackburn
BB2 6AE

Opened in 2004. Delisted by June 2012.

Blackpool


Private Shop

311 Church Street
Blackpool
FY1 3PF

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Reader review, Feb 2008: Crammed Full of DVDs

The shop was your typical corner shop type and was a long walk away from the tourist resort of Blackpool.

The shop was crammed full of DVDs and magazines but was limited on toys.

The prices was reasonable for Hardcore DVDs but the deals didn't make you want to buy.

It wouldn't be my first choice in Blackpool

Blackpool


Saints & Sinners

11-15 Foxhall Square
Blackpool
FY1 5BJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01253 625050

Now licensed and also with a drinks licence. Listing checked in February 2018.

News, June 2017: ETO Awards 2017: Winner

Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Store Manager.

Also finalist for Best Individual Store.

News March 2016: Drinks licence

Blackpool sex shop Saints & Sinners has been granted a licence to serve alcohol on its premises.

The store already has a lounge area which serves coffee, where customers can wait while their partners try on items of lingerie, and this will now also offer wine, champagne, Prosecco, and chilled beers. It is believed to be the first adult store to be granted an alcohol licence.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer and Most Innovative Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager.
News, June 2013: ETO Awards 2013: Winner
Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Saints & Sinner has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

From Informed Consent, February 2006: Community Store

Fantastically warm and friendly adult shop catering for the bdsm community as well. No visit to Blackpool is complete without a visit to saints and sinners. Fetish gear for BBW's on the hangers.

Reader Review:

Saints & Sinners has to be one of the nicest, least seedy adult shops I've visited. The store is clean and bright... unless of course you decide to take a trip to the dungeon... no it's not that bad! A really nicely fitted out basement serves as a fantastic S&M show room, while the main shop is very open and well lit (unlike some shops!).

My girlfriend and I felt happy going in as a couple & we've even been back individually, and always felt welcome! Think Ann Summers with less purple, more light and less commercial!

Blackwood, Gwent


Secret Desires

Unit A7
Britannia Industrial Estate
Pengam Rd
Blackwood
Gwent
NP12 3SP

Tel: 01443 875 142
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Well Presented and Discreet

The shop is owned and managed by Dom Productions which specialises in fetish/BDSM DVDs. So a fair amount of related material is on sale.

There were some expensive DVDs on sale for £ 40 but there were deals of 3 for 2 on gay films and there was a promotional box of £ 15 DVDs.

Perhaps a little pricey, but overall, a well presented discreet shop.

From Paul
New shop very friendly is in an industrial estate but this is not a problem as the shop is light and airy good range of stock which should grow with time also willing to source non stock items.

From the Shop:

We have just been granted our Licence for our first shop.

The shop decor is in blue and silver low level ceiling, downlighters, spot lights, Modern shop furniture, Huge range of DVD's, Magazines, Sex toys and novelties.

Blythe


Tickled Pink
Bowes Street
Blythe
NE24 1BD

A planned move from Whitley bay didn't work out in 2014

Bognor Regis


Pillowtalk
Lyon Street West
Bognor Regis
PO21 1JG

Licence awarded to Secret Desires in April 2006. Sold on to Pillowtalk in January 2009. Now closed

Bolton


Softys' Hard Stuff
Bridge Street
Bolton
BL1 2EF

Unlicensed and closed

Bolton


Nice 'n' Naughty
Newport Street
Bolton
BL1 1PB

Closed by June 2018.

Bolton


Private Shop

201 St. George's Rd.
Bolton
BL1 2PG

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Opened in 1998 and licensed since 2002.

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Opened in 1998 and licensed since 2002.

News September 2019: Licence renewed

The shop's licence renewal was duely approved by Bolton Council. The council noted that the wholesaler Darker Enterprises has been added to Private Shops UK on the licence.

From Heather, July 2006: Comfy

I went in there with my boyfriend about a year ago to make a purchase and expected to feel very intimidated being female, but I felt the opposite, I was accepted like any other customer, with just one guy behind the counter, who was most helpful, we weren't rushed or pressured, the shop is only small but with a great choice of toys and DVDs which we looked at as well as mags, books and bondage gear.

I felt comfortable and wouldn't mind going in without my other half if I wanted.

Our purchase was wrapped in brown paper for discretion and we left feeling comfy.

It is a licenced shop and I would recommend it to all who wish to browse and purchase.

Bolton


Temptations
Blackburn Road

Awarded a licence in October 2006 but set to close in November 2009.

Bootle


Scandals Adult Store

304 Derby Road
Bootle
L20 8LN

Mon-Fri: 9-6:30pm
Sat: 9:30-6pm

Tel: 0151 9221234

New for summer 2010, woman and couple friendly store. Listing checked in December 2017.

Offsite Review, March 2017: A look inside Scandals Adult Store

See article from liverpoolecho.co.uk

From Scandals, July 2010: Pride in quality

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. This coupled with high quality service, expert product knowledge and discretion we can help and advise you to choose the perfect product from our wide array of products.

We also stock a huge selection of sexual health products and are knowledgeable and able to assist you in finding the correct one for you

Boston


Pulse & Cocktails
Emery Lane,
Boston
PE21 8QA

Closed in about 2017.
 

Bournemouth


18 Plus
Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2010

Bournemouth


Ann Summers

64 Commercial Rd
West Cliff
Bournemouth
BH2 5LR

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

Unlicensed
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Warm welcome

A warm welcome but no follow up offer of help.

Bournemouth


Blue Bazaar
Christchurch Road

Closed around 2009

Bournemouth


Chez L'Amour
The Triangle

Closed in 2009

Bournemouth


Easy Tiger Store

27 The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5SE

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 10am-8pm

Tel: 01202 554 195

Licensed in 2009, previously listed as Triangle Adult Store and White Tiger Store. Associated with the Erotica Belle chain of shops.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Very good

DVDs are mostly £ 25 with clearance lines at 3 for £ 30 or others at £ 6 each.

There are magazines on clearance at 3 for £ 10.

Very good independent store

News from Easy Tiger, August 2012: Expanding

Easy Tiger has been granted permission from the council to open a second retail floor in the basement. This will give extra space to expand to be one of the largest sex shops in the south of England.

Also note the new opening times Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-8pm.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Mixed gay and straight

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with some stickered as Buy One, Get One Free.

A quirky shop offering a friendly welcome and a warm goodbye.

News, June 2012: Best Diamond Jubilee Shop Display

Bournemouth organised a Diamond Jubilee contest prize for Bournemouth's best window display. The Easy Tiger store in The Triangle was crowned as winner for its red, white and blue display with slogans including polish your crown jewels and keep calm, keep it up .

The win was down to a public vote, and Easy Tiger's 87 votes were 40 higher than their closest rival.

Easy Tiger was presented with the Best Independent Jubilee Window Display by the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce at the Hotel Miramar. The chamber's vice-president Mandy Payne said it made everyone smile when the winner was announced.

From White Tiger, March 2010: Light & Modern

White Tiger offers a huge selection of Adult Toys and R18 DVDs (from as little as £6).

It is also a place to buy Regulation rubber and leather wear, jocks, underwear, lingerie, bondage equipment as well as your naughty novelties and cards.

Owned by the former manager of Clone Zone in Bournemouth.

The shop still has its original Victorian frontage and is light, modern and open at the front with friendly welcoming staff.

News April 2009: Spin-off from Clone Zone

White Tiger Europe Ltd was granted a sex establishment licence for 12 months for Triangle Adult Store, a lifestyle shop for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers, run by the former manager of Clone Zone.

Bournemouth


Keep It Kinky
The Triangle

Closed in 2006

Bournemouth


Private Shop
The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5RY

Licensed, previously Clone Zone. Closed by 2016.

Bournemouth


Private Shop
Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2008

Bournemouth


Purrfectly Discreet
The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5RY

Relocated from Poole in 2014. Closed by 2016.

Bournemouth


Simply Pleasure

333 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BT

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 01202 720770

Licensed, Previously The Adult Store

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: A wonderfully broad range

This is the larger of the two Simply Pleasure stores in Bournemouth.

R18s are £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

A wonderfully broad range of pretty much everything.

News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Large and friendly

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

The shop was fun to visit with a friendly manageress. A really engaging licensed adult shop.

Reader review:

The Adult Store is a fairly new addition to the list and is a much more pleasant shop to visit. The shop outdoes the others on the magazine side, with a massive selection available, particularly the Buttman and Hustler / Barely Legal range at reasonable prices.

From the Shop:

We have actually been licensed since September 02, and have just renewed our licence this Tuesday with no problems. Bournemouth's biggest, brightest, cleanest and keenest sex shop.

Bournemouth


Simply Pleasure

180 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8AS

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri- 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01202 295705

Licensed, Previously known as Uncut

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2016: Compact

This is the smaller of the two Simply Pleasure stores in Bournemouth.

It has free parking outside.

A delightfully compact store with a first class managaress.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Compact and friendly

DVDs are mostly £ 30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal. There are also older titles at £ 15 each.

The shop is clean, compact, friendly, convenient and has character.

News Oct 2008: Perfectly Well Run

The sex shop licence was renewed by the council with the endorsement:

Cllr David Kelsey, vice president of the licensing board, defended the decision to renew the licence: It's a perfectly well run business. It doesn't downgrade the area at all.

Bournemouth


Secrets
Kinson Road
Kinson

Now closed and replaced by a party goods shop

Bradford


Private Shop

149 Manningham Lane
Bradford
BD8 7JA

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 5 for £70 or 7 for £100. There is also a range at £2 also with discounts on multiple buys.

There's a strong gay range, ManZone.

A basic shop but well presented.

Bradford


Pulse & Cocktails

Tong Street
Bradford
BD4 9QY

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-4pm

Licensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

An extensive shop with discreet access and parking.

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 7 for £100.

Open, bright, fun, welcoming and safe-feeling.

From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Ultimate Experience

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments

This first is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Head towards Bradford city centre on Tong Street and we are situated on the right hand-side,100 yards past Tong Street Motors, next door to Arctic Spas and Motosave

The free private car park is easy to spot as it has a blue fence around it.

Bradford


Scene One Adult Shop
Manningham Lane
Bradford
BD8 7JA

Licensed. Closed in 2016

Bridgend


Private Shop

72 Bridgend Road
Aberkenfig
Bridgend
CF32 9AP

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Also known as Playtime. Listing checked in May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper , November 2013: Cheery manager

There's a friendly helpful and cheery manager.

Loads of R18s at £25 or £50 for 3. Otherwise full priced DVDs are £30 and bargain bin titles are £15 or £30 for 3.

Like an unwashed dog, a bit smelly but loveable and sweet it its own way.

Bridgwater


Bookworm

25 St Johns Street
Bridgwater
TA6 5HR

From Richard, December 2005:

A bookshop with a porn magazine section discreetly located at the back, the porn mags can be exchanged the same way as their books - so long as they are in "good condition" of course.

They also stock a few reasonably priced sex toys and and adult dvd's

It's a friendly enough shop that doesn't attract to many weirdo's. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place, but for a small shop it is well stocked on porn mags - and they can be had very cheap if you don't mind buying "pre-owned".

Brierley Hill


See Dudley

Brighton Also see Hove


Ann Summers

30 Western Rd
Brighton
BN1 2EB

Unlicensed. Recently relocated from its previous site on North Street

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Safe space

Is Ann Summers feeling a bit too safe these day? Compared to most adult stores they are not at all edgy.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Basically Nice

Ann Summers still delivers on every aspect of adult retail.

Basically nice.

Brighton


Fetique
North Road

Closed by August 2008

Brighton


Fetish and Fantasy
The Open Market
London Road

Closed by August 2008

Brighton


LUST!

43 Gardner Street
Brighton
BN1 1UN

(next to the Komedia)

Tel: 01273 699344

LUST! is an unlicensed adult shop.

News from Channel 4, May 2019: The Sex Shop Family

Channel 4 and Crackit Productions are going behind the scenes of an extraordinary family business for a one-off documentary. T he Sex Shop Family will follow the Richardsons, whose stock in trade is sex toys and whose staff meetings focus on the merits of a gimp mask or the latest vibrators.

Head of the family is dad and self-made businessman Tim. He's run Brighton sex shops Taboo and Lust for over two decades.

As well as explore the intriguing family dynamics, the film will welcome viewers into the colourful, secret world of the sex shop, where every kink is catered for, whether the customer is hankering for fluffy handcuffs or a life-sized sex doll. The family's eye-wateringly frank dealings with their clientele will give the audience a unique insight into the nation's sex lives.

See also article from thesun.co.uk

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Fun

The shop presents a cohesive message...sex is fun, with a presentation that owes more to gadget stores.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Nothing to dislike

The shop mixes racy gift lines with adult products and a fair amount of smoking themes merchandise.

The limited space has been used beautifully.

Nothing to dislike.

News from Lust! August 2008: Bedroom Fun

There is a brand new shop called LUST!

Brighton's biggest sexy lifestyle store, 3 floors of desire selling erotic accessories and clothing, DVDs, books, lingerie, shoes, sexy gifts.

Everything for you could possibly desire for your bedroom fun. Female staffed and gay/lesbian friendly

Brighton


Nice 'n' Naughty
Nice 'n' Naughty
32 St James' Street
Brighton
BN2 1RF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Nice 'n' Naughty Brighton

Facebook Brighton

Instagram: @nicennaughtybrighton
Twitter: @NNNBrighton

Tel: 01273 626 442

Licensed shop which changed from Clone Zone to Nice 'n' Naughty in February 2009.

Review from Les, August 2019: A gem

A Gem of a Find

Visited Brighton over Pride for the first time this year, and found this perfect shop on St James St. Been to Brighton before, but never here, and what a mistake. It's a fantastic shop with really helpful staff and a vast array of products, and ended up with a bag full of joy! I will definitely be back and will happily tell all my friends to pay it a visit when they are in Brighton. A true gem in the adult shops.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Very Nice

The shop has gay and trans ranges of DVDs along with many other genres. Prices points are 20, 24 and 35 with a 15 cheap bin. There are lots of multi buy deals too.

Very nice.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Excellent selection

An excellent selection of gay and straight interest products.

There's a large display of gay DVDs with the appropriate lifestyle products and toys.

Straight R18s are £20 - £25 with no particular deals accept bargains at £10.

News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

At this year's prestigious ETO Industry Awards, held at the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday 24th June, Adult shop Nice n Naughty Brighton won the coverted Best Individual Store 2012.

The award was accepted by Director Trish Murray and Brighton store manager Philip Price. The award was narrowed down to a short list of five across the UK, and voted for by the individuals with in the UK adult industry.

News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Nice 'n' Naughty has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Located on St James Street, this was formerly a branch of Clonezone until it was acquired by Nice n Naughty last year. The store has since been refurbished and the stock range broadened.

News from Chris, Feb 2009: Clone Becomes Naughty

I visited what used to be Clonezone on St James' Street and it is now Nice 'n' Naughty.

I was greeted by a really nice girl (think she was the naughty one LOL). Something that was a surprise in the shop, as normally when I nip in to a gay store, you normally get ignored by the staff!

It had some really nice bits, and seemed to cater for us gay boys and girls really well. I ended up getting a couple of dvds on a multi buy offer, and to my surprise was actually given some customer service!

They had a suggestion box on the counter, and the boy and girl there were really sweet and helpful.

So going to wish the new guys n gals there a lot of luck for the future, nice to see a shop that looks after its customers and willing to get them what they want in a shop.

Brighton


Private Shop
Surrey Street
Brighton
BN1 3PA

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019

Brighton


Prowler Brighton

112 St James's Street
Brighton
BN2 1TH

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sun: 12noon-6pm

Licensed gay store

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Window couldn't be gayer

DVDs were price from £ 11 to £ 30 with smallish savings on multi-buys

News April 2017: New ownership

The Prowler Group went into administration in March 2017. The Brighton store has now been bought by ABS Holdings who run the Simply Pleasure chain and will continue to trade.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Impressed

The space is split in two with a 'licensed rear' section. R18's were £ 16.50 or 3 for £ 45. The shop has a large screen showing a selection from the range.

The front section features a bargain bucket of softcore 18 rated videos.

I was impressed with what I saw.

From Prowler, January 2006:

Right in the heart of Brighton's gay village, the newest Prowler Store offers a friendly and enjoyable shopping experience in a stylish, well-appointed environment. The store's light airy front space offers a range of fashion, books, cards, gifts, magazines and accessories. At the rear of the store is the "Blue Room" section, complete with mirrored ceiling, which stocks our full range of aromas, sex toys and R18 titles.

Brighton


She Said Boutique

32 Ship Street
The Lanes
Brighton
BN1 1AD

Tel: 01273 777811

Unlicensed erotic boutique for women, previously Tickled

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Friendly

Friendly and chatty manageress who was helpful and knowledgeable.

This deceptively compact store is still very nicely done.

News from She Said, December 2016: Moved

She Said Boutique in Brighton is now at 32 Ship Street and is still doing what they do very well indeed. It is now on two floors with extensive designer lingerie on the ground, and adult toys / fetish fashion / bondage etc on the upper floor.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Proactive and friendly

Two excellent ladies invited me in and were proactive and friendly. They improved an already nice place to be in.

News November 2012: No Longer Tickled

Rebranded from Tickled to join the She Said chain in November 2012.

From Tickled website June 2012: Y our pleasure is our pleasure

Tickled erotic boutique has one simple philosophy: your pleasure is our pleasure. Both the website and our Brighton store exist to help provide you with the very best toys, lingerie, sex books and erotic accessories to help you have the sex life that you want.

All of our products have been tested to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards: if a toy doesn't do the job, we don't stock it. End of story.

Our staff are specially trained to ensure that they can answer any question you may have about your sex life, from finding the perfect toy to hit the G-spot to introducing a little spice into your relationship; selecting a harness that fits perfectly to experimenting with BDSM in a safe and sexy way. There's no judgement and no giggling: just good, honest advice.

We're here to answer your questions and help you have the sex life of your (naughtiest) dreams.

Brighton


Taboo

2 Surrey Street
Brighton
BN1 3PA
(near Brighton station)

Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: noon-5pm

Tel: 01273 263565

Licensed. Listing checked in April 2020.

News from Channel 4, May 2019: The Sex Shop Family

Channel 4 and Crackit Productions are going behind the scenes of an extraordinary family business for a one-off documentary. T he Sex Shop Family will follow the Richardsons, whose stock in trade is sex toys and whose staff meetings focus on the merits of a gimp mask or the latest vibrators.

Head of the family is dad and self-made businessman Tim. He's run Brighton sex shops Taboo and Lust for over two decades.

As well as explore the intriguing family dynamics, the film will welcome viewers into the colourful, secret world of the sex shop, where every kink is catered for, whether the customer is hankering for fluffy handcuffs or a life-sized sex doll. The family's eye-wateringly frank dealings with their clientele will give the audience a unique insight into the nation's sex lives.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Still excellent

There's a buzzer entry system.

R18 DVDs are around £30 with 2 for £50 or 3 for £70

No convenient parking though.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Excellent

There's a buzzer entry system.

R18 DVDs are around £30 with a 3 for 2 offer.

Excellent.

Review from Gerry, August 2013: Full of goodies

Taboo is full of goodies, including an attractive manageress. There are lots of full priced DVDs, but also a massive selection of quality second hand at 5 for 30 pounds.

Being Brighton there was also a large selection of gay DVDs

News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Taboo has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

One of the first retailers to get full marks from our Mystery Shopper, Brighton's Taboo went on to win the Mystery Shopper award for the best overall store visited at 2006's ETO awards.

From Mystery Shopper, May 2005:

Combining the best of the boutique style decor with a licence to sell real porn, it was the last and best shop I visited in Brighton. Split into three distinct sections, a lot has been done with relatively limited space.

The main space featured fetish clothing and the third room was the BDSM and bondage equipment area.

There were no magazines nor VHS tapes. There was however a display of fiction and non-fiction books

DVDs on most subjects could be found, with fetish titles particularly well represented. £30 each, £50 for 2, £70 for 3 and £100 for 5.

A pervy paradise and this remarkable retailers gets a remarkable score. Full marks.

From Peter

I was very pleasantly surprised when I visited Taboo in Brighton. The salesman was very helpful, advising my partner and myself on items for experimental bondage etc. I would recommend Taboo to anyone in the Brighton area, and have been back several times now, inspite of the 80 mile round trip to get there!

From a reader

I can concur with the positive statements about the shop. When I was shopping there was a week long special on videos/DVDs which were priced at £30. I was also given a free DVD as an introductory offer.

Bristol


Ann Summer
Bond Street
Bristol

The only licensed Ann Summers shop closed in 2011. The shop became Simply Pleasure

Bristol


Ann Summers

62 Broadmead
Bristol
BS1 3ED

Mon-Sat: 9:30am-6pm (7pm Thu)
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Not bad

With a welcoming manageress, this wasn't a bad place to be.

Bristol


Ann Summers

The Mall at Cribbs Causeway
Patchway
Bristol
BS34 5U

Mon-Fri: 9:30am-9pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2017: Lingerie

There is much to love about this company's lingerie offerings.

Bristol


My Only Vice
Gloucester Road North
Filton
Bristol
BS34 7PY

licensed but seems to have closed in 2018.

Bristol


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
Colston Street
Bristol
BS1 5AX

Previously Clone Zone which became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009. The shop closed in November 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code BRISTOL10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty
 

nnn brighton exterior 2016

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Complete package

The manager couldn't have been more helpful, while giving me all the space I needed.

A comparatively small range of DVD's were in the range of £ 10 to £ 25, all with a 3 for 2 offer.

Rarely do I see such a 'complete package'.

From Will, July 2012: Friendly and Helpful

The Nice 'n' Naughty Bristol store is staffed by some really terrific guys.

I've shopped there five times in the last few months and the store and staff are excellent.

By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: 5 Star

A broad appeal shop with a good selection of gay films and products. An impressive product range for a mid sized shop.

DVDs are priced at £ 20 and £ 30 with a 3 for 2 deal on both ranges. There is also a £ 10 basket of gay titles.

The shop's very friendly and helpful manager takes the shop into 5 star territory.

From Nice 'n' Naughty December 2011: A pleasurable shopping experience

The Bristol shop opened in February 2009, taking over the unit previously occupied by Clonezone.

We offer a full range of R18 DVDs catering for all tastes, with new titles arriving weekly.

We also have a full range of Fetish, TV, scans, European, UK/USA monthly, Gay, and contacts magazines.

Furthermore, a large range of adult toys and novelties are always in stock, together with a massive selection of clothing, leather, latex, plus hosiery/lingerie and shoes and boots from sizes 4 to 12 - footwear catalogues are available to peruse in-store.

We aim to provide effective service for all customers irrespective of gender and orientation and our friendly, experienced staff are guaranteed to provide the perfect atmosphere for a comfortable, pleasurable shopping experience.

News April 2009: Catering for All

Nice 'n' Naughty will cater for people of all sexual orientations: straight/gay/lesbian/bisexual/TV/TS. So Nice 'n' Naughty will be sure to welcome both new and existing customers.

Knowledgeable, well trained staff are always on hand to offer customers help and advice.

Bristol


Pomegranate Boutique
Park Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS1 5JA

Erotic boutique opened 16th October 2010. But closed by 2012.

Bristol


Private Shop

76 West St
Old Market
BS2 0BW

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed. Listing confirmed in May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Comparable

Lots of R18s are mostly £25 or £30 each or else there's a 3 for 2 offer. There also clearance films at £10 each or £25 for 3.

Clean and tidy with comparable prices to the local competition.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Well Stocked

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for £25 offer. Others were £30, £50 for 2 and £60 for 3. 50% exchange on DVds.

A clean, tidy and well stocked shop

Bristol


Rudies

72 West Street
Old Market
Bristol
BS2 0BL

Licensed shop with some gay product lines. Listing confirmed in April 2016

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2016: Basic

A good range of R18s at £25 or £30 each with a 3 for 2 offer.

A little basic but not unpleasant

By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Enthusiastic manager

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for 2 offer. There are a few premium titles at £30.

An enthusiastic manager helped score the shop amongst the better UK adult stores.

News June 2010: Licensed

The owner argued that he needed to sell the films and material aimed at the gay community to save the shop from closure.

Bristol City Council's public safety and protection committee gave the application the thumbs up after more than 20 letters and emails supporting the application had been sent in by traders and residents in Old Market. Only two objections were received.

Review from Nic, Oct 2008: Polite & Helpful

I visited a few days ago and found the guy who ran the shop quite polite. He let me just browse around with no interruptions but was helpful when I could not find what I was looking for.

The shop sells a range of adult toys, shoes, fetish wear and looks to cater for TV, crossdressers.

Also sells a range of DVDs too. Located on a fairly quiet street with 2 other adult shops next door.

Bristol


Simply Pleasure/Prowler Bristol

30 Bond Street
Broadsmead
Bristol
BS1 3LX

Mon, Tue, Wed and Sat: 10am - 6pm
Thurs - Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 4pm

Licensed
 

Offsite Review, September 2018: Take a look inside

See article from bristolpost.co.uk

News, September 2018: Prowlers discovered in Simply Pleasure

The gay sex shop chain Prowler has opened a store inside Simply Pleasure sex shop in Bristol. Prowler specialises in gay sex toys, underwear, clothing and accessories, as well as DVDs, books and calendars.

The Bristol branch has opened on the top floor of general sex shop Simply Pleasure on Bond Street. It is being managed by former customer Cameron Reid, who said he was inspired to help bring the Prowler brand to Bristol after realising a huge proportion of Simply Pleasure was just unused, wasted space.

Bristol


Twilight Fashions
St Nicholas Market
Corn Street
Bristol
BS1 1LJ

Goth and fetish clothing & accessories. Now closed

Burnley


Private Shop
Colne Rd
Burnley

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Burton upon Trent


Ann Summers
Coopers Square
Burton

Closed in February 2018. Now a home fittings store.
 

Burton upon Trent

Shop

Vape Head logo
Vape Head

Unit 6
Eton Park Industrial Estate
Derby Road
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1RR

Mon-Fri: 10.30am-4pm
Sat: 10.30am-3pm

Tel: 01283 569274

Vape Head Facebook Page
My Sexy Toys

Unlicensed shop opened March 2011, previously known as Heelz.

Vape Head store

From Vape Head: Sex toys, sexy shoes & enhancements

Vape Head Adultstore is an unlicensed Adult & Vape store selling sex toys, sexy shoes, lingerie, stockings and male toys & enhancements, creams, poppers etc. The home of Dynamite Herbal Enhancement Pills For Men & Women.

We also stock PVC, Fetishwear, Magazines & Dvds with a full selection of Vape Kits, E liquids & Juices.

We have ample free parking at the front and back of the shop.

You can also buy our sexy products from our website www.mysexytoys.co.uk

Bury


The Adult Shop

41 Bolton Road
Bury
BL8 2AB

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Licensed since 1974. Listing checked in February 2017.

Review from Alan, August 2011: Good Contacts

The Adult Shop has been selling proper porn since 1974.

The shops has over 5000, yes 5000, different adult DVDs from £ 4.95.

There are 300 sq feet of toys on display, and there is also a fantastic range of erection pills, every type of Aroma and the finest collection of contact mags in the UK.

Very friendly and helpful staff too.

Bury


Private Shop
Rochdale Rd
Bury

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Bury St Edmunds


Secrets

25 St John's Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1SJ

Tel: 01284 754387

Licence approved in June 2005. Listing checked in November 2018.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2018: Cheery

I was greeted by a chatty manager with a cheery welcome.

DVDs are priced at £20, £25 and £30.

The visit was a very pleasing experience.

Review from Vince, June 2007: So Many Vibrators

I found this shop the other day, and Wow, its got to be the best sex shop in Suffolk.

It's got everything you could want, great selection of R18 DVD's from £19.99-£34.99.

OK it's not a huge shop, but I have never seen so many different make of vibrators in one shop. He has everything in there, and the prices are the best I have ever seen.

The guy how runs it was very helpful and had a good way with customers. My partner felt very relaxed in there, and he can tell you everything you will need to know about the toys.

I would go back time and time again, so if you are in the area its a must if you enjoy sex shops!

Review from Martin: Friendly Staff

Small, varied but limited stock, friendly staff.

 

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Cambridge


Ann Summers

3 Lion Yard Shopping Centre
Cambridge
CB2 3NA

Mon-Tue: 9:30am - 6pm
Wed: 9:30am - 8pm
Thu: 9:30am - 6pm
Fri-Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2015: Nice

A nice atmosphere with engaging staff

Cambridge


The Confidential Shop
Devonshire Road
Cambridge
Closed by May 2013 and has become a wine and chocolate shop.

Cambridge


Deviance
Cobble Yard
Napier Street

Cambridge Unlicensed fetishwear shop, opened in December 2013. Closed in 2016.
 

Cambridge


The Private Shop

38 Chesterton Road
Cambridge
CB4 1EN

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm)

Licensed shop.

News July 2017: Makeover

The shop has been open for over 30 years but always looked a little run down until now.

The store design is now a classy light gray. The railings are freshly painted and the entrance area now blends in with the historic townhouses surrounding the shop.

The store has an exclusively female staff and is licensed by the City Council. According to the shop, it is the only [licensed] sex shop within a 20-mile radius.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2015: More charm than many

Parking outside was 50p for 30 minutes.

R18 DVDs are £25 to £30 each or 3 for £60. Bargain titles at 3 for £30 and there are pre-owned films for £10 each.

A private Shop with more charm than many licensed shops.

News January 2014: Proposed fee reduction

Cambridge's sole licensed sex shop is set for a boost as the council is set to reduce the licence fee for a sex shop by 49%, from £4,916 to £2,500.

Review from Nick, November 2009: Mainly films

Mainly films, some toys, limited clothing/bondage stuff.

The woman who works there most of the time stares as if everyone's a shoplifter to her. Avoid at all costs

Cambridge


The XXX Zone
Newmarket Road
Cambridge
Closed in 2008

Cannock


Darksensations
East Street
Bridgtown,
Cannock
WS11 0BU
Closed by 2011

Cannock


Simply Pleasure

Unit 16 Beechwood Business Park
Burdock Close
Cannock
WS11 7GB

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01543 500068
 

From the Mystery Shopper at ETO, May 2011: Top recommendation

Visiting this shop is a naughty treat and this is a top recommendation.

From Leo

The shop is in a modern unit on an easily accessible trading estate just outside Cannock and Hednesford.

Good parking outside the front, very well laid out, clean, airy and great stock of R18 video/DVD, all sorts of toys, clothing etc.

They cater for all manner of tastes and their pleasant and helpful staff that make you feel comfortable.

Cannock


Twisted Dreams Lingerie
Market Street
Cannock
Seems to have closed by 2011

Canterbury


Ann Summers

15 Whitefriars Centre
6 Gravel Walk
Canterbury
Kent CT1 2TF

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 6pm (7pm Thu)
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: Top Marks

The shop was clean, tidy and fully deserving top marks for the shopping experience

Canterbury


La Boudoir Boutique

Unit 26, 1 Sparrow Way
Evans Business Park
Hersden
near Canterbury
Kent
CT3 4AL

Mon-Sat: 9.30am-5pm

Unlicensed shop, new for 2013. Listing checked in December 2015.

News March 2015: The Masters Room

Following the successful launch of its Boiler Room space last year, Canterbury retailer La Boudoir Boutique has unveiled its secret back room called The Masters Room, which it describes as a carefully put together space with a French gothic feel and theatrical decor throughout. The company said:

The room is filled with only the finest BDSM furniture to inspire and seduce anyone looking to create their own playroom. The aim of The Masters Room is to engage the BDSM community, providing high quality, bespoke furniture from a range of respected suppliers such as House Of Eros, Slave to Love, Sling Master and Rouge Garments.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: High Standards

Friendly manageress lived up to the high standards of presentation.

News August 2013: Grand Opening

La Boudoir Boutique was joined by celebs, suppliers and leading industry writers at its Grand opening event. The new business introduced itself with presentations, competitions, a calendar photo shoot and readings by erotic authors Kay Jaybee and KD Grace.

From La Boudoir Boutique, July 2013: Sex toys, lingerie and fetish clothing

We are an unlicensed sex shop, and we specialise in selling sex toys for men, women and couples, lingerie and fetish clothing and pride ourselves in having an open and friendly shop that breaks the age old tradition of the seedy sex shop.

We will also be offering classes and erotic photography packages after working hours, although details are still to be finalised.

Cardiff


Ann Summers

51 Queen Street
Cardiff
CF10 2AS

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 9am - 8pm
Wed: 9am - 9pm
Thu: 9am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2019: A pleasant place to be

A few too many grumble-points but still a pleasant place to be with some great clearance deals.

Cardiff


Colin's Book Exchange
Caroline Street
Cardiff
CF10 1FF
Licensed sex shop closed in February 2017. Set to become a takeaway.

Cardiff


Lovecraft

80 Cowbridge Rd
East Canton
Cardiff
CF11 9DW

Tel: 02920 387168

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2019: Free parking

There is nearby free parking for up to 2 hours.

A welcome, offer or help and a run through of deals was appreciated from the manageress.

R18s were at two price levels:

  • £20 each or 3 for £40
  • £35 each or 2 for £50

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013:

There's a huge range of fetishwear.

DVD's are £35, £25, & £20 with offers on multiples.

Review from VG, Dec 2006: Basquing in Praise

I recently shopped here for an outfit to wear to the Rocky Horror Show. Having decided to dress as Frank-N-Furter, I felt completely at ease walking through the doors into the well lit room. I think I happened to be served by the owner, who was very helpful and had a thorough search for the best value purchases and gave a little package-discount even though there was already a sale on.

I would completely recommend anyone wishing to get something that little different to have a look here. Happy shopping!

From the Mystery Shopper, January 2005:

The window display was rather higgledy-piggledy but interesting and colourful enough to draw the eye. From the outside it looks huge but it's perhaps only 10 feet wide.

The DVDs ranged from £30 to £40. (2 for £75, 3 for £100). There was also a buy 3 for £70 or 6 for £100 deal on cheaper titles.

From Karen

As a regular visitor to this store I have to agree with Tony. This shop is great, something for everyone, from outfits to a women's size 26 to the hardcore DVDs/videos on which they do great deals. As a woman I find the atmosphere non-threatening – they're staff are friendly and approachable and as a refreshing change, not all male. For the shy women out there, my advice is to go on a Thursday when there are two women behind the counter. There is always some leniency on price – they will try to get you the best for your money, so don't be afraid to ask for a deal on multiple items. Happy shopping!

From a reader

There is a really large sex shop in Cardiff called Lovecraft, it's a licensed shop and they sell hardcore videos and magazines, as well as lots of toys and clothing. My self and my husband were not at all embarrassed to go in, it's bright and the staff are friendly, and prices are very reasonable.

Although they have an extensive selection of dvds/vids/mags and toys they are pretty expensive e.g; vids are 35 quid and dvds are fifty...

Cardiff


Passion

63-65 City Road
Cardiff
CF24 3BL

Mon-Fri: 10am–6:3-pm
Sat: 10am–6pm
Sun: 12–4pm

Tel: 029 2048 9830 Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2019: Quirky

Definitely the quirkiest store I visited in Cardiff.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Welcome

This enormous shop deserves its 'impressive shopping experience' rating for its range, price and welcome.

From the Shop, Dec 2006: Sexy Shop

Passion is a 2000 sq. ft. sexy shop on City Road, Cardiff just 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area of Cardiff Queen Street.

From the Shop, Dec 2006: Sexy Shop

Passion is a 2000 sq. ft. sexy shop on City Road, Cardiff just 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area of Cardiff Queen Street.

The shop is unlicensed, and women and couples feel very comfortable shopping there for sex toys, sexy clothing of all kinds including stripper wear, PVC, leather and quality rubber, plus menswear, over 50 styles of sexy shoes & boots, and much more.

Cardiff


Private Shop

9 Mill Lane
Cardiff
CF10 1FL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm) Licensed
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2019: New Lower Prices

The shop was adorned with signs announcing that it was Under New Management with New Lower Prices .

R18s were at two price levels:

  • £20 each or 3 for £40
  • £25 each or 3 for £50

The shop was towards the upper end f verage. Nice.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013:

A decent store with a good enthusiastic manager.

Cardiff


Simply Pleasure

13 Broadway
Cardiff
CF24 1QD

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 0292 0450288

Previously known as Adult Play Things

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013: Perfect welcome

The manager gave a textbook perfect welcome and offer of help.

A respectable range of £30 DVD and £15 older titles. 3 for 2 offers apply for multiple buys.

My favourite store of the day.

Carlisle


Ann Summers

The Laines Shopping Centre
53 Scotch St
Carlisle
CA3 8PD

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 5:30pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed high street store.

News, February 2019: Closing

The store is set to close on 31st March 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: Middle of the Road

Pretty middle of the pedestrianised road sort of Ann Summers.

Carlisle


The Parade
William Street
Botchergate
Unlicensed. Prosecuted for selling hardcore DVDs after a tip off from a rival shop

Carlisle


Private Shop

6 London Road
Carlisle
CA1 2EL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked in March 2019.

News, May 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

See article from newsandstar.co.uk . The manager spoke to the local paper about customers and the preferences for a discreet shopping experience.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: A Warm Welcome

The Mystery Shopper received a warm welcome and offer of help.

R18 DVD's are £ 30 each, 3 for £ 50, 7 for £10 0, or 11 for £15 0

Carlisle


Thongs n Things
Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1SH
Noted as closed by 2014

Carlow (Ireland)


Tempations

96 Tullow Street
Carlow News, July 2009: Raided

The shop was raided by the police who took away adult DVDs. The shop is said to be continuing to trade.

Castleford


Utopia Adult Store

Unit 2
Savile Road Precinct
Savile Road
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 1PE

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm

Licensed

News July 2020: licence application

The shop has applied to renew its licence.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2018: Free parking

A good sized shop in a discreet location with free parking.

Most DVDs are £25 each or 2 for £40.

The shop sells magazines.

Review from Ian, July 2014: Relaxed and welcoming

Located in a small industrial estate just out of the town centre. Plenty of parking at front of the store and for those a little embarrassed you could park around the corner in front of shop

Store

The store was well presented. Offers clothing, sex toys, lubes, magazines and good selection of R18 DVD's.

Movies are all sorted by genre and priced at 25 pound each.

The shop has enough choice to make the even most picky porn loving person happy.

Staff

The pretty lady working in the store was very friendly and chatty. She asked if I had been in before and knew about the return deal and also offered her advice if I needed any.

If you buy any DVD you can return the movie anytime and exchange it for another one for just 10 pound. Found this a good idea as Porn Movies don't last forever.

Some Sex Shops have an uncomfortable atmosphere but Utopia was relaxed and welcoming.

Never visited this store before and would suggest anyone local to the area pay a visit

News from Tyler, April 2012: Moved

The shop has moved from Speedwell Road to their new premises at Savile Road, Precinct. Utopia is located at the bottom of the yard next door to a fishing bait shop.

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

From Utopia, updated Jan 2006:

Granted an uncontested licence and opened in July 2005.

Located in a ultra discreet location 2 minutes from Junction 31 off the M62

We are fully licensed with a huge range of DVD's straight, Bi. Gay & Shemale. All at competitive prices. We have the largest range of toys in stock in the area and a good selection of lingerie.

Now stocking Michelle X shoes glass platform type (Jenna shoes!!). @ £49.99 per pair

New Bargain Section: DVD £15 each 2 or more £10 each

Chatham


Pillowtalk
Rainham Road
Chatham
ME5 7E
Licence granted in May 2008. Now closed

Chatham


Private Shop

18 High Street
Chatham
ME4 4EP

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Licensed

Review from Len, October 2011: Wide range but not quite wide enough

I have used this shop a couple of times. It's trading name is Darker Enterprises.

They have a great selection of films and magazines covering pretty much any and every taste.

They also have a wide range of lubes, dolls, bondage toys and sex toys, including fists/hands, vibrators, dildo's, anal beads, double enders, glass dildo's and butt plugs. Some of the dildo's are huge. They didn't have any really thick / wide butt plugs, various sizes and inflatable ones, but not a wide one for a good stretch!

Staff were very friendly and discrete, making sure that you have what you need for a fun time.

Chelmsford

See also Witham

Chelmsford


Erotic Fantasy
Broomfield Road
Chelmsford,
Essex
CM1 1SN
Closed in 2018 and is now a bridal shop

Chelmsford


Adult Discount Store

167 Moulsham St
Chelmsford
CM2 0LD

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Tel: 01245 607604

Licensed. Took over from The Private Shop in 2009.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2015: Full marks

In some ways first class, in others, lacking

From Adult Discount Store, February 2010: First licensed shop

Formally Private Shops UK and was the very first licensed sex shop in the UK and is now Adult Discount Store this store has been established for more than 30 years as a licensed sex establishment and is now an independently run family business offering customers a full range of R18 DVD's, Adult Toys, Herbal Viagra! Magazines and much much more to follow!

Exchange old for new DVD'S for just £10, over 2000 Titles to choose from, Harmony, Evil Empire, GGG, Viv Thomas, Anna Span, Ben Dover, Private, Relish, Rude Britannia, Mark Dorcel, Union, Score, and over 150 of the very latest DVDs from Holland to mention just a few

Cheltenham


Ann Summers

6/7 Regent Arcade
Cheltenham
GL50 1JZ

Mon-Sat: 9am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed store

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2015: Happy

I left this store happy and with new pjamas.

Cheltenham


Pulse & Cocktails

Runnings Road
Kingsditch Industrial Estate
Cheltenham
Gl5 19NQ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Licensed shop.

Offsite Review, February 2017: What it's really like

We visited a Cheltenham sex shop to find out what it's really like working there

See review from gloucestershirelive.co.uk

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2015: Spacious

A spacious store made welcoming by being partitioned off into separate rooms.

R18 DVDs are displayed in a large room and priced at £25 with multi buys of 3 for £50 and 7 for £100. There are also bargain DVDs at 3 for £25.

A fine superstore with great staff

From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: One-Stop Shop

This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Cheltenham offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

Free private car park at this store

From Andy: Bright & Airy

I visited this store today for the first time. I will be going back!

The shop is not large, but is bright and airy and has space for a wide range of toys, games and potions. A couple of walls are covered in DVDs and videos with what looked like a wide range.

The female assistant was very helpful in choosing a DVD that my wife would like, as well as a couple of small toys.

She was happy to chat about the range and pointed out some bargains, as well as one or two of her favorites that my wife might like to try.

Cheshunt


Temptations
The Cheshunt Centre
58 High Street
Cheshunt
Herts.
Closed by 2014.

Chester


Ann Summers

16 Newgate St
Chester
CH1 1ER

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Busy

Exited this busy store with a winning aura of happiness

Chester


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
129 Brook Street
Chester
CH1 3DU
(Near train station)

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun 10am-5pm

Nice n Naughty Chester

Facebook Chester

Instagram: @nnnchester
Twitter: @NNNChester

Tel: 01244 350123

Licensed.
 
Nice 'n' Naughty in Chester

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Enjoyable

R18s at £30, £25 and clearance lines at £10, all with multi buy offers.

An enjoyable retail experience with a friendly and helpful manager.

News, August 2013: 15th Anniversary
From chesterfirst.co.uk

Nice 'n' Naughty opened its first store in Chester on 31st August 1999. The shop's management has spent the 15 years modernising its image and making for an attractive and enjoyable shopping experience.

The store now boasts a colourful shop front and sponsorship agreements with local football, cricket and netball teams. Managing director Simon Prescott told the Leader:

I never would have thought of myself as a pioneer when we challenged Chester City Council's view in 2001 that adult stores should have blacked out windows, it just seemed right we be allowed to put mannequins on display. In reality Nice 'n' Naughty set a new trend, which was not only followed by our other stores, but many of those in the industry.

The policy has worked well and the firm has expanded to 11 stores from Brighton to Newcastle.

News, May 2013: Award Nomination
Nice 'n' Naughty in Chester has been nominated for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Award

Review from Tina, March 2009: Accolades Merited

I know that you have a mass of reviews for this shop but I had to say that because of the reviews I visited the shop today and found that all of the accolades were extremely merited - very friendly and unobtrusive staff (how do they get that balance right?) excellent range and good prices - both in and outside the sale.

I will definitely be going back!

From Nice Nice ‘n' Naughty: Doubled Up

Nice n Naughty in Chester has doubled in size taking over the shop next door and has over a 1000 titles of Original VHS/DVD's in stock. We believe one of the largest and most up to date shops in the country. Stocking all available R18 titles as they are released. Still as friendly as ever.

Chester


Private Shop

53 Brook Street
Chester
CH1 3DZ

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Enlivened

R18s at £50, and £20 with multi buy offers available.

Notes as average shop enlivened by an attentive and chatty manager.

News, July 2014: Sundays stay private

At the time of licence renewal the Private Shop requested to open on Sundays. But following an article in the Chester Chronicle, the request was withdrawn.

Private also asked to be able to keep its front door open to signal that the shop is open for business. This request was granted

Only one objection to the shop's renewal was received and the licence was duly granted.

Review

Visited the new Private shop in Chester at 53 Brook Street an excellent selection of videos/dvd's and toys. Again clean bright fresh smelling and well stocked, to be honest I was surprised to see it was owned by Private. Videos /dvd's are a little more expensive than Nice 'n' Naughty just up the street, but Private have a much better selection of non R18. The guy behind the counter was friendly but unobtrusive.

Chesterfield


The Private Shop

528 Sheffield Rd
Whittington Moor
Chesterfield
S41 8LP

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed sex shop open since 1981.
 

News March 2019: Licence renewal

The shop has submitted its annual licence renewal application.

Thanks to Gav

It is quite small only one room, loads of DVD's and videos, something for everyone there, not many sex toys and no clothing. They also have magazines.

The guy looks a bit freaky, but is willing to help! Its entrance is on a very main road, so people can see you go in and out, but other than that it is quite good!!

Chesterfield


Pulse & Cocktails
New Beetwell Street
Chesterfield
S40 1QN
No longer listed on Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014.

Chorley


Sensations
Bolton Street
Chorley
PR7 3AG
Established in 2001 and licensed. Closed in May 2017.

Clacton


Adult Centre

28 Orwell Road
Clacton
CO15 1PP

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (7pm Fri)

Licensed. Listing verified in June 2018.

From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Dingy

There were £19.00 DVDs. These were also available at £50 for 3 or £100 for 7.

Despite light wood floors and white walls, the shop felt a little dingy.

Hardcore magazines were awkwardly displayed beside the counter.

With close-by on road free parking and a fine position, it's a shame more hadn't been made of this fair-sized shop's potential.

Clacton


Private Shop
Rosmary Road
Clacton
CO15 1PA
Delisted from the Private Shops website in 2014 so presumably closed

Cleethorpes


Private Shop

189 Grimsby Road
Cleethorpes
DN35 7HB

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

News September 2017: Licence renewed

North East Lincolnshire Council's licensing and community protection committee unanimously agreed to renew the existing sex shop licence previously granted to The Private Shop, on Grimsby Road. No issues were raised in opposition.

Colchester


Adult Emporium

67 Butt Road
Colchester
CO3 3DG

From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Cheery

Under New Management. I received a cheery welcome from the manager.

Film-covered windows helped keep the limited space looking bright and clean.

DVDs were £19.99 or Buy One Get Second Half Price. Clearance titles £9.99

Colchester


Private Shop
Butt Road
Colchester
CO3 3DA
De-listed from the Private Shop website by 2014, so presumably closed.

Colwyn Bay


Private Shop

19 Greenfield Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8EL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed shop

Cork


The Adult Store
McCurtin Street
The shop is now closed

Cork


Jade Winters

Grafton Street
Off Oliver Plunkett St.
Cork

Open 10am -10pm

Tel: 00353 21 4270608
 

Reader submission:

Probably the best stocked shop in the country. No R18s stocked only American, Dutch and German. The biggest collection of videos/dvd's with the biggest collection of magazines and toys. The products in this store are continuously changing.

Cork


Secrets Adult Store
Parnell Place
The shop is now closed

Coventry


Private Shop

78 Far Gosford Street
Coventry
CV1 5DZ

Mon-Sat 10pm - 8pm

Licensed
 

Reviewed in the local press, October 2017

See Secrets of a Coventry sex shop worker: What it's REALLY like to work in an adult storefrom coventrytelegraph.net

Review from The Mystery Shopper, January 2011:

Despite a few little issues, I felt this was a fine example of the Private chain, all credit to the manager.

Cradley Heath


The Adult Shop
Cradley Road
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 6AG

Licensed  Closed in 2018.
 

Crawley


Ann Summers

4, The Pavillion
Crawley
West Sussex
RH10 1DE

Mon- Sat: 9:30am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2017: Cheery

Cheery girls serving in a busy store.

Crawley


Pillow Talk
Hazelwick Ave
Three Bridges
Crawley
RH10 1NP

Closed by 2013. Now a pizza shop
 

Crawley


Private Shop
High Street
Crawley
RH10 1BH

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.
 

Crawley


XesDesire
Ifield Road
Crawley
RH11 7AP
Closed in 2015.

Crewe


Private Shop
Edlestone Road
Crewe
CW2 7HD
Licensed. Del-listed by May 2019.

Crewe


Temptations

100 Nantwich Road
Crewe
CW2 6AT

Mon-Sat: 9.30am-6pm

Licensed, previously known as Love Boutique  Farmers13/08/2020
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2019: Superstore

A manager with a sense of humour has a poster noting: These blue pills won't make you James Bond, but they will make you Roger More.

R18s were £15, £20 and £25.

There's nearby free parking.

Review from Jerry, February 2011: Excellent Choice

Small shop 8 minutes walk due west from Crewe railway station.

Excellent choice of DVDs at very good prices.

Helpful manager

Cwmbran


Venus Smiling
Central Buildings
Oldbury Road
Old Cwmbran
Torfaen
NP44 3JU
Licensed adult shop closed in April 2012

 

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Dagenham

Darlington

 

Adults Only

41-43 Grange Road
Darlington
DL1 5NB

Licensed
 

Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: Spanking Good

A good shop which has a lot of spanking books and DVDs as well as mainstream.

There's a limited selection of DVDs at 3 for 30 pounds.

Darlington


Cherry Pie
King Street
Darlington
DL3 6JH

Opened in May 2007. Licensed in July 2007. Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.

Darlington


Private Shop
Victoria Rd

Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.

Darlington


Simply Pleasure

71 Bondgate
Darlington
DL3 7JT

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0132 5489325

Licensed. Previously Adult X. Listing checked in April 2015.

News May 2016: Roof protest

The shop made the news when a drug addict took to the roof and hurled tiles t the street below. The news was reprised when the man convicted appeared in court.

Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: A Good Shop

A good shop as per your reviews, and now with a new lady manager.

There's a good selection of DVDs, both at full price, and 3 for 30 pounds.

Review from Andy, Feb 2009: Friendly and Helpful

I have purchased a few items from this store and although it is a little small it is a pleasant shop to visit.

The goods are displayed in 2 different rooms, adult toys etc in the first room and DVD's mags etc in the second room.

All the staff I have encountered have been friendly and helpful.

Review from Gus, Sept 2008: Right at Ease

Just been to one simply pleasure store at Bondgate, Darlington, first time in a sex shop the young female assistant was brilliant.

She made me feel right at ease and was very helpful and attended all my needs will defo go back there.

From Richard: Great Shop

This shop is not sleazy at all. The Sales rep was very helpful and didn't make you feel uncomfortable. Great offers. All around great atmosphere, good bloke, great shop.

Derby

 

Ann Summers

21 St Peters St
Derby
DE1 2AA

Unlicensed sex shop

Derby


Bargain Pleasure
Monk Street
Derby
DE22 3QB

Closed in 2011. Now a hairdresser.
 

News August: Asking for repayment

The previous owner of Bargain Pleasure is now asking for the repayment of the unjustified council licence fee. He cited that the hiked fee from 1500 to 4380 was a contributory factor to the closure of the shop.

The owner said that he would put the repaid fee towards opening a new shop in Abbey Street.

Derby


Simply Pleasure

32 London Road
Derby
DE1 2SR

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01332 297469

Licensed, Previously Aphrodite.

News May 2016: Fire

Simply Pleasure made the news due to a fire in a flat next door.

News December 2015: Sunday opening

Simply Pleasure has been allowed to trade on the Sundays in the run up to Christmas, but now the store has asked the council to consider allowing Sunday opening throughout the year.

The request will be considered at a council meeting on 21st January 2016.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Busy, bright and attractive

The inside was busy, bright and attractive. As was the great manageress.

DVDs were £30 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer available.

News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

Review from Greg, December 2012: Very Friendly Staff

Very friendly staff.

The shop does discount DVDs and trade-ins.

However not much in the way of magazines. They have stopped doing them almost altogether now with just the odd one or two on sale.

Derby

 

Private Shop

61 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE1 2JH

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Great

R18 DVDs are £25 or 3 for £50. There are some discounted lines at £10.

A great middle-market shop.

News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

Derry

 

Cupid's Corner

20A Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Tel: 028 71 269100

Adult boutique opened in August 2011. Checked in 2014.
 

News, May 2013: Burgled

The shop made the news in early May 2013 for the unfortunate reason that the shop fell victim to a burglary

From Cupids Corner, October 2012: Friendly and fun

Cupid's Corner is a new, exciting adult boutique, offering a wide range of adult toys, lingerie and costumes, in a bright, sophisticated, friendly and fun atmosphere;

Derry

 

Naughty Adult Shop

8 Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Previously Bliss Adult Playthings.
 

From Naughty Adult Shop, November 2014: Very female friendly

In the Maiden city this very female friendly shop with its really good mix across the range of adult goods, you certainly could be naughty with what's on sale.

Devizes


Easy Tiger
Sidmouth Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1LD

Closed by 2009

Doncaster

 

Ann Summers

22 Baxter Gate,
Doncaster
DN1 1LD

Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Middling

A middling Ann Summers branch

Doncaster

 

The Naughty Company.com

35-37 Copley Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01302 340133

Licensed, previously the shop was home to Hot Planet

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Thoroughly OK

A large independent store.

There are magazines for £10 with a 3 for 2 multi-buy offer.

DVDs are £25, £20 & £15, also with a 3 for 2 offer.

Thoroughly OK.

Review from Ian, July 2014: Surprisingly big

Location

Very Easy to find right at the top end of Copley Road. There is no car park for this shop but there is plenty of parking spaces on the street. There are actually two Sex Shops on this road. The private shop is located at bottom of street. So one could say they are in direct competition

Store

Was surprised just how big the shop was. Loads of products for sale

  • Sex Toys (Male & Female)

  • Clothing

  • Magazines

  • Lubricants

Very large amount of R18 DVD's for sale. Shop is well presented with DVD's. You're £ gonna have to be incredibly picky not to find a movie that suits you

DVD's start a discount price of £5 for older DVD's and good offers on multiple buys

Staff

Male member of staff greeted me as I walked in and passed the time of day.

Also asked if I needed any help and if any questions just ask him

Not pushy in anyway and just let customers browse. Felt like there was no pressure to buy

I Would recommend this store for anyone local to the area or worth a drive

Review from Ian, August 2011: Looking Great

I found myself in Doncaster the other day in Copley road and found that the old Hot Planet sex shop located at number 35/37 was now called The Naughty Company.com.

I went inside and found a great stocked licensed sex shop. It had loads of R18 DVDs from £5 upwards and loads of offers on all films. Admittedly, the cheaper films were older titles but they also stocked all the latest titles at £25 each, 3 for £50 or 7 for £100 all with half price exchange.

They also had loads of clothing and shoes at the lowest prices I have encountered. The adult toy selection was huge and all priced the same as on their website.

Overall, I found the staff knowledgeable and non-pushy. The shop looks great and I will be going back again soon, only this time I'm taking the wife with me!

Doncaster

 

Private Shop

15 Coply Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed shop. Listing checked in May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Busy

A compact shop with DVDs at £25 and £20 with a 3 for 2 offer. There are also 3 for £30 DVDs.

The shop has a great. chatty, well informed manageress. It is busy too, a good sign.

Review from Ian, July 2014: Small and friendly

Location

This shop is easy to find. Its on left hand side at bottom of Copley Road. Never been to Doncaster before but sat nav took me straight there.

Store

Compared to Naughty Company, further up the road, this shop is on the small side.

It offers sex toys, clothing, magazines and R18 DVD's. The movies are in genre order but it's not really an extensive range. There's a mix of new and old movies.

They have offers for bulk buying movies and do a good returns policy with money off your next purchase.

Staff

A female member of staff greeted me with a hello and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I looked around the store without feeling pressured in anyway. She answered any questions I had. Overall very friendly, her porn knowledge wasn't the best, but she was polite

I would have to say, if you're planning on visiting a Sex Shop in Doncaster, I would suggest you visit the Naughty Company, just for the more choice element.

Doncaster


Direct Pleasures
Warmsworth Rd
Balby
Near Doncaster

Closed by 2013

Donegal

 

LoveBox

Letterkenny
Donegal

From LoveBox, December 2014: DVDs and magazines.

Donegal's only adult shop is set in a discreet area of town with great car parking. It offers all you need from an adult shop, including a great selection of DVDs and magazines.

Dover

 

Private Shop

64 London Road
Dover
CT17 0SP

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed. Review required. Previously a sex shop called Forbidden?

Drogheda


Bliss Adult Play Things
Stockwell Close
Stockwell Street
Drogheda
Co. Louth

Closed by 2013

Dublin


Adult DVD Video Zone
William Street South
Dublin 2

Previously Secret Desires. Now a pool club

Dublin

 

Ann Summers

30-31 O'Connell St
Dublin 1

Mon-Wed: 10am - 6:30pm
Thu: 10am - 9pm
Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 09.30am - 6:30pm
Sun: noon - 6pm

Established in Dublin for 15 years

Dublin

 

Ann Summers

3 Henry Street
Dublin 1

Mon-Wed: 9:30am -6pm
Thu: 9:30am -9pm
Fri: 9:30am -8pm
Sat: 09.30am - 6pm
Sun: noon - 6pm

New store for March 2016.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2017: Fun

The store amused with slogans such as 'Go rampant' and the dressing rooms being labelled 'Undressing Rooms'.

Dublin

 

Basic Instincts

8 Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Mon-Wed: 10am -7pm
Thu-Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: noon - 7pm

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)1 633 4400

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2017: Upmarket

Primarily gay focused with buzzer access.

There was a small selection of half price DVD going at 20 euros each with some stright titles too.

Most DVDs are priced 40-45 euros and there is a multi-buy offer of 4 for 3.

An upmarket store on an upmarket street.

From Basic Instincts July 2007: Adult Service

We have moved into the old part of Dublin called Temple Bar right in the City centre. In a superbly restored early Georgian building we are located at 8, Eustace Street, Temple Bar.

Our shop is twice as large as our previous one and carry a superb range of ‘Fetish' gear from around the world.

We are 50/50 straight/gay clientele . We have a superb cinema and dvd cabins for personal entertainment in the basement. We can offer luxury apartment rental overhead with 4 suite apartments on offer along with private parking.

We at Basic Instincts provide a complete ‘Adult' service to everybody.

From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: Quite impressed

It's a store with a big gay following but I found broad appeal product too. In the back room were gay titles on one wall and straight DVDs on the other, mostly around 60 Euro.

I felt relaxed as I admired lots of strap-ons in leather with bright chrome. Bondage equipment made up one wall and there was a bargain bin of discontinued lines.

Quite impressed.

Dublin

 

Capital Video

21 North Frederick Street
Dublin 1

Listing checked in 2014

Dublin

 

Condom Power

57 Dame Street
Dublin 2

Sex shop with full range of adult goods including magazines.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2017: Dublin's oldest

The door is in a cellar with minimal signage.

There are some DVDs at 10 euro, most at 30 euro and a few at 50 euro. There is a 3 for 2 multi-buy offer too.

The shop claims to be Dublin's oldest.

From Alan:

I would like to point out a sex shop in Dublin Condom Power. It is a very well run business.

Dublin


Eurotika
South William Street
Dublin 2

Now a head shop, Nirvana

Dublin

 

Glamworld

59 Mary Street
Dublin 1

Sex shop particularly emphasising sexy costumes and glamour wear. Noted as having a sex cinema as part of swingers club with plenty of fun for participants and voyeurs alike.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2017: Kink destination

DVDs were pricey at 49 euro

There's a sex cinema upstairs making this a bit of a kink destination.

News February 2016: Swinging Fun

There are wild gay orgies and glory holes aplenty at Dublin's new sex cinema and swingers club, all for the price of a 12 euro admission ticket.

The club, in the GlamWorld sex shop on Dublin's Mary Street, shows porn films daily on a big screen while cinema goers are provided with glory holes and private booths to enhance their movie experience. A one-stop shop for swingers and voyeurs alike.

Dublin

 

Good Vibrations

141 Capel Street
Dublin 1

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2017: Interesting

DVDs at 20 & 30 euros with multi buy offers of 3 for 2.

Clean, tidy, interesting

Dublin

 

Good Vibrations

33 Wexford Street
Dublin 2

Daily: 9am - midnight

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2017: Pleasant

There are some DVDs at 10 euro, most at 30 euro and a few at 60 euro.

Pleasant enough to visit.

From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: Pink

I was very impressed with this retailers pink exterior. Great use of frosted glass and neon made it look very classy.

As well as a good spread of novelty lines and bondage bits, there was a display of books on the floor.

Beyond dolls I found the DVDs, including titles you couldn't buy in the UK for €60, and more mainstream product for €50, all with a 50% exchange option.

On the third wall was a big range of lingerie. Everything seemed well arranged and clean, and I enjoyed the relaxed shopping atmosphere.

Dublin


Laura Jane Adult Boutique
Upper Clanbrassil Street,
Dublin 8

Closed by the summer of 2015

Dublin


Midnight Blue
Capel Street
Dublin 1

Previously known as Spanish Private. Closed by 2011

Dublin

 

Miss Euro 2

324 North Circular Road
Dublin 7

A huge collection to choose from. Toys DVDs and magazines

News November 2014: Sale agreed

The shop unit is now noted as having a 'sale agreed'

News October 2014: Fined

The shop made the news when the owner was fined €5,750 for selling a viagra like drug.

News February 2014: For sale

Noted as up for sale, as a going concern, in February 2014.

Dublin

 

Miss Fantasia Adult Boutique

25 South William St
Dublin 2

11-7 Mon-Fri
11-8 Thur-Fri
11-7 Sat
1-6 Sun

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2017: Recommended

DVDs at multiple price points: 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 euros.

Highly recommended.

News November 2010: Unclassified DVDs

The shop assistant in charge of the shop at the time of a police raid was convicted for selling unclassified videos.

From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: First Class Window

This was my favourite find in Dublin, not least thanks to a first class window display.

It's an exotic adult boutique style store which got bigger as I discovered room after room. The first was a fashion and fetishwear space. The next had bronze bunny-girls with toys and erotic books. The next room with more clothes, medical goodies and glass dildos led to a piercing studio out back and a DVD room. The range of DVDs stretched from €35 to €80.

I'd like to give this shop 5 stars, but I just can't shake the memory of the rather weighty pricing.

From Jad:

It has a large selection of bondage, fetish wear, toys, mags vids and dvds. It is a fun friendly shop with a less sterile and more open approach to sex shopping, no bell for entry no white walls! Stocks many things most other Dublin sex shops lack and has a brilliant staff. It also has a piercing and tattoo parlour. I love this shop and definitely think it one of the best in Dublin.

Dublin


Miss-Tique
South William Street
Dublin 2

Now Nirvana head shop

Dublin


PlayBlue
Richmond Road
Drumcondra
PlayBlue decided not to proceed with opening a new shop in 2015 after protests from local moralists.
 

Dublin


RideMeSideWays
Fairview
Dublin

Online retailer RideMeSideWays, (taking its name from an expression used in Father Ted) proposed to open a bricks and mortar shop in 2017. Locals were suitably 'outraged'.

Dublin

 

Secret Paradise

38 Wellington Quay
Dublin 2

(by HalfPenny Bridge, near Merchant's Arch, Temple Bar)

Shop opened in 2011 and moved from Marys Abbey Street to Wellington Quay in June 2014

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2017: Buzzing

There is buzzer entry into a rather dark shop at a good location.

Most DVDs are priced 40-45 euros and there is a multi-buy offer of 4 for 3.

From Secret Paradise, December 2011: Discreet Entrance

Check our large range of Domination gears, Poppers, DVD, Sexual Enhancement Products, Best Brand Toys, Uniforms, Stripper Shoes, Condoms, Magazines and Lubricants.

Private Booth with more than 500 movies to watch and the most important...

We have the cheapest prices in Dublin in a discreet entrance!

Come and Visit Us!

Dublin


Seventh Heaven
North Circular Road
Dublin 7

closed

Dublin


Shauna's
Aungier Street
Dublin 2

The shop seems to have moved from Aungier Street to Capel Street but no sign of the shop by 2014.

Dublin


Soho Adult Store
Wynnefield Road
Rathmines
Dublin 6

Closed by 2013

Dublin

 

Soho

Capel Street
Dublin 1

Opened in January 2014.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2017: Caesar

Stockist of Caesar 2 sex machines at 900 euros.

DVDs were 30 euro with 3 for 2 multi buy offers.

Good general arrangement and presentation.

Dublin

 

Spice of Life

146 Capel Street
Dublin 1

Adult boutique, noted in 2015. Linked with Soho at the other end of the street.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2017: Fifty Shades

Heavily into 50 Shades of Grey.

Variable price DVDs and Blu-rays with most at 30 euros with a 3 for 2 offer. There were plenty of other multi-buy combinations too.

Another welcoming Dublin store

Dublin


Sweet Sensations

24 James Street
Dublin

Sex shop and cinema

News December 2018:

Made the news over a fire, possibly an arson attack over a controversial sign.

Dublin


Utopia 2
Capel Street
Dublin News February 2010: Fire

Utopia was caught up in a fire which broke out in the adjoining Nirvana, a store on Capel Street that sells so-called “legal highs,” It was later reported that the building has had to be demolished

Dudley


Good Vibrations
Little Cottage Street
Brierley Hill
Dudley
DY5 1RG

Licensed. Closed in 2012.

Dudley


Private Shop

Flood Street
Dudley
DY2 8NT

Licensed. De-listed by 2019.

Dundee

 

Desire

51-53 Albert Street
Dundee
DD4 6NY

Mon-Sat: 10am -6pm

Unlicensed. A licence was rejected in November 2005 and again in June 2006.

The shop currently sells sexy clothing from Leg Avenue, Dreamgirl, Hustler & Shirley Of Hollywood. Also the shop carries a large range of sex toys.

News April 2015: Burgled

The store made the news after being burgled.

Dunstable

 

Secrets Lingerie

16 Albion Street
Dunstable
LU6 1SA

Mon-Fri: 9am - 7pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: noon - 3pm

Licensed. Listing checked in 2014.

News October 2013: Council zoning excludes sex shops

There were worries for the shop as Central Bedfordshire Council opened a public consultation on a nil policy on adult businesses. In the end the council adopted a morality zone ban on table dancing clubs and sex cinemas but sex shops were excluded from zoning restrictions.

From Philip:

I don't know whether they're licensed or not.

They have a massive range of toys and all sorts of lingerie and fetish wear. The proprietor is a very obliging lady, very unlike some of the 'dodgy geezer' types in other shops. The atmosphere of the shop is more like a boutique, is quite compact and on two floors. The ground floor has a back room displaying magazines, though I saw no hardcore on display.

The DVDs and Videos are literally from 'under the counter'. They have both first and second-hand DVDs at either 50 or 45 each - expensive to say the least. But they do have a half-price exchange policy which I've used without quibble. The selection was rather limited and it was difficult to browse properly when faced with a pile of titles unsorted in any way. So, the good point was the service and the range of clothes and toys, the bad points are the prices and the display of the DVDs. I also found their web-site rather poor.

E

 

East Grinstead


Pillowtalk
Railway Approach
East Grinstead
RH19 1BP

Sex shop opened in 2002. Closed in August 2009. Now a dentist.

East Harling
(See also Thetford)


Lush XXX
Lopham Road
East Harling
Norfolk
NR16 2LT

License granted in November 2007 but planning permission initially denied. Reported in 2010 as closed for sometime.

East Kilbride

 

Ann Summers

East Kilbride Shopping Centre
East Kilbride
Glasgow
G74 1LL

Mon-Sat: 9am - 6pm (Thu 8pm)
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed. Listing confirmed, January 2017.

Eastbourne


Ann Summers
Arndale Centre
Eastbourne
BN21 3NW

Unlicensed closed by 2018.

Eastbourne


Pillowtalk
Terminus Road
Eastbourne

Closed in August 2006.

Eastbourne


Private Shop
Upperton Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1BA

Licensed and opened in 2008. No longer listed by 2015.

Eastbourne

 

Secret Desires

93 Cavendish Place
Eastbourne
BN21 3TZ

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 12am-6pm

Tel: 01323 749138

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2018: Good atmpsphere

Lack of competition can bring out the worst in a shop but that is not the case here.

R18s are mostly £30 but there are deals 2 for £45, 4 for £75, 6 for £100...

From the shop, December 2005: Kinky uniforms

We now stock a large range of lingerie and kinky uniforms by Wild Designs as well as a large range of leather/bondage wear made exclusively for our stores. We also now stock Honour / Skin Too Rubber etc as well as designer Toys such as the Electrastim etc.

We actually stock about 2000 DVD's and 750 Video's in each store, we will endeavour however to get any R18 DVD for any customer and we do stock from every available distributor / wholesaler in the UK. We get approximately 50 New Release films every week. We also specialise in our range of magazines and 2000 or so toys, lubes, creams etc and likewise will endeavour to get any item a customer may want. We don't however stock a great amount of lingerie or novelties.

All our DVD's are £25-£30 and videos are £20-£25 with discounts available for multiple buys. We exchange DVDs for £10 within 7 days of purchase or £15 thereafter. We have weekly special offers and all out staff are trained and knowledgeable with regards to our products. We pride ourselves on being clean, brightly lit and "female" friendly and also carry a large range of gay DVDs.

We also have a film club whereby we give a free DVD to regular customers who have purchased 5 DVD's, this doesn't require any personal information, simply a password specific to that individual customer. This is a loyalty club. we do after all appreciate and reward our regular customers as many would testify.

From Mike: Huge range of toys

Secret Desires specialises in R18 films, hardcore mags and a huge range of toys. They stock over 1000 DVDs and the staff are ok, a very female friendly shop.

They also have another slightly larger branch at Hastings with the same name.

Edinburgh

 

Adult Conceptions

8 Drummond Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9TU

Licensed. Previously Leather & Lace Fantasies.

News from Adult Conceptions, January 2015: Closing

The store is set to close at the end of January 2015.

Review from ETO Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Friendly Manager

New R18 DVDs are mostly £ 30 with some at £ 20-25. Older titles are £ 15.

A three star shop with a friendly five star manager.

Edinburgh

 

Ann Summers

89 Princes Street
Edinburgh
EH2 2ER

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (Thurs 8pm)
Sun: 11am - 5:30pm

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Full marks

Despite some reservations, this branch still deserves full marks for general presentation, cool music, enthusiastic and well informed staff, and prime location.

Edinburgh


G-Spot
Dalry Road
Edinburgh
EH11 2AY

Unlicensed. Exotic, glamorous lingerie, footwear, dance / club wear and toys. Reported closed by January 2015

Edinburgh


Fem 2 Dom
Easter Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5PJ

Licensed. Previously Leather and Lace Fantasies, Ownership connections with Adult Conceptions. Specialises in fetish and bondage gear. Reported closed by January 2015.

Edinburgh


Organic Pleasures
Broughton Street

Previously a luxurious, eco-erotic boutique for women. Now a chocolate shop.

Edinburgh

 

Private Shop

60 Elm Row
Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH7 4AQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Mostly great

Mostly great but a mixed bag.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Perfectly decent

DVDs are £ 30 with many at 2 for £ 30 and others at 3 for £ 30.

A perfectly decent but rather lacklustre shop.

From the Edinburgh Evening News

Sells videos and DVDs for between £30 and £40, and has a limited number of sex toys for sale. Most of the movies are male-female and lesbian films featuring group sex, and there are a few more explicit films. Some feature fetish sex and pregnant women having sex.

Edinburgh

 

Q Store

5 Barony Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6PD

Tel: 0131 4774756

Mon-Fri: 11am - 7pm
Sat: 11am -6pm
Sun: noon - 5pm

Licensed. Primarily for gay men.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Still impressed

A huge range of R18 DVDs, straight as well as gay. These are mostly priced at £36 and £26.

Still impressed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Very Relaxed

A huge range of R18 DVDs, straight as well as gay. These are mostly priced at £ 30 and £ 20.

A very relaxed shop.

From the Edinburgh Evening News:

Caters mainly for gay men and offers videos, DVDs and magazines featuring gay sex acts. The shop also offers films and magazines containing images of straight male-female sex.

Edinburgh

 

Zone Eros

49 Bread Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9AH

Tel: 0131 2290314

Licensed. Previously Erogenous Zone. Listing checked in 2014.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2012: Ultimately unimpressive

DVDs were £ 15 to £ 30 (with a multibuy of 3 for £ 80).

Ultimately unimpressive.

Review from David, August 2008: Comfortable and Relaxed

Decent range of DVDs and mags, with some outfits and toys, too. DVDs appear to be priced at £35 each, with some special offers. Trade in and rental service, too.

Friendly staff when I last visited, and you feel comfortable and relaxed as you browse.

From the Edinburgh Evening News

The outlet sells a range of pornographic videos, DVDs and magazines from around the world for between £20 and £30. Most of the titles only feature explicit scenes of male-female sex or lesbian sex. Also offers videos featuring gay sex between men.

Ellesmere Port


Scandals Adult Shop
Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
South Wirral
CH65 8AD

Licensed shop. Previously All Things Sexy. Closed by 2015

Evesham


Adam and Eves
Port Street
Evesham
WR11 1RF

Closed

Evesham


The Taboo Shop
Port Street
Evesham
WR11 1AW

Opened Dec 1st 2006, fully licensed. Closed in 2016

Exeter


Private Shop
Fore Street
Exeter
EX4 3AN

Licensed. Previously Fantasy World. Closed on 4th September 2018. Now set to become a craft shop.

Exeter


Simply Pleasure

156 Sidwell Street
Exeter
EX4 6RT

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 01392 258 589

Licensed. Previously Love Shack.

News, October 2019: Window dressing

At its annual licence renewal Simply Pleasure has asked the council if it can restore window displays featuring mannequins and clothing. The council currently bans these.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Lovely

A thoroughly lovely shop with two floors of interesting lines.

Lots of R18 DVDs typically £ 30 with a 3 for 2 multi-buy offer. There is a 3 for 1 offer on clearance DVDs

Thanks to Richard, December 2005: The biggest and brightest

Simply Pleasure is probably the biggest and brightest sex-shop in the south-west. The staff are courteous and helpful and never do that irritating - hovering behind you "are you looking for anything in particular, sir" - routine. It's a nice shop.

They don't stock many porn mags because at the other end of town is the excellent "Read&Return" bookshop which has a really big porn mag section at the back of the shop -buy new or used.

For hardcore dvd's though, Simply Pleasure is well stocked. Prices as I recall are £45 each or £60 for 2 ( not sure tho) which is a lot, but you can return a dvd (with receipt!) to get a 50% credit on another one. It's the sex-toys that are the main feature of the shop - prices are high (as is always the case if you don't buy mail-order), but they make a point of trying to stock good quality sex-toys that really work ( ask them about the new high tech multi- feature vibrators!). Top marks also for being female/couples friendly.

The shop is difficult to find if you don't know your way around Exeter so take a street map (don't say I didn't warn you!) but there is a small pay-parking zone just outside the shop which is very convenient. One last thing - you might want to take your own bag if you are a little self-concious. They may have changed plastic bag designs by now, but the old "love-shack" branded plastic bags were anything but discreet!

F

 

Felixstowe


Love Shack

Undercliffe Road West
Felixstowe

News December 2019: Gambit

Well it seems that the sex shop gambit has worked and the shop has had the go ahead to return to its previous format, Waffle Shack

News October 2019: Lingerie

A previous seafront restaurant known as Waffle Shack was closed fue to lease conditions preventing food sales. So the leaseholder is looking to re-open as Love Shack selling lingerie and costumes.  Sounds to be more of a tactical move rather than a concrete proposal.

Folkestone

 

Lacies FGL

127 Dover Road
Folkestone
CT20 1NL

Mon- Sat: 10:30am - 5:30pm

Tel: 01303 240470

Unlicensed glamourwear shop. Listing checked in March 2015.

From Lacies, March 2007: Glamour wear

We stock a large range of lingerie, Victorian and Edwardian corsetry, shoes, a wide range of sex toys and adult magazines.

We are specialists in Transgender

Folkestone

 

Private Shop

105 Dover Road
Folkestone
CT20 1NL

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

Review required

Folkestone


Xanadu Folkestone
Rendezvous Street
Folkestone
Kent
CT20 1EX

Unlicensed Adult boutique. Now closed

Frome

 

Passion Box

Marston Trading Estate
Unit 2b Manor Rd
Frome
BA11 4BG

Monday - Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Licensed.

Moved from The Old Bakery, Woolworth Yard,  Saxonvale, Frome

Listing checked in September 2019.
 

G

 

Galway

 

High Society

Lower Abbeygate Street
Galway
 

Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Good Selection

Good selection, good price... good selection of toys, the best shop for bondage gear,

Staff just left me to it until I approached them. Don't have to ring a bell or anything for entry, (Oh, and the sales assistant was incredibly good looking!) Ranks 2nd.

Thanks to Bellinda, May 2006: Cheery Shop

The proprietor was really nice and explained all kinds of stuff, there was plenty of choice of toys, DVDs, videos, and even kinky underwear. I would have thought this would be embarrassing, but it really wasn't.

The guy explained the workings of all sorts of gadgets, including vibrators and all kinds of things for men. The selection is really good, and my friends tell me that it's price wise the best in Galway too.

All in all: Cheery shop on three floors, huge selection, nice guy working there (good looking too! ;-) ) - not the least bit sleazy, I give it a definite thumbs up!

Galway

 

Jade Winters

Unit 3
Liosbaun industrial estate
Tuam Road

2pm-2am News May 2008: Cinema

Hit the news with claims that there is a cinema on the premises showing unclassified films. There are also video viewing booths

Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Aimed More at Guys

Huge selection of DVDS, some lingerie (in some larger sizes), reasonable selection of toys, but everything seems to be slightly overpriced. No bondage gear (unless you include handcuffs).

Not a bad shop, but definitely aimed more at guys than girls! Ranks 3rd.

Galway

 

Pillow Talk

4 Buttermilk Walk Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Watched

Very small shop, lots of DVDs and Mags, but not much of a selection of anything else!

I felt really uncomfortable in here! Kinda has a sleazy feeling about it. I felt like I was being watched the whole time! Least favourite.

Galway

 

Laura Jane Adult Shop

20 Upper Dominick Street
Galway

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: noon - 6pm

Previously known as Sarah Jane's Underworld. Listing Checked in September 2020.

From Laura Jane, November 2014: Discretion

Specifically catered towards those who value discretion and privacy when shopping for sex toys in Galway

Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: My Favourite

Definitely my favourite shop, didn't feel at all embarrassed, was just like doing grocery shopping! When I entered, the sales assistant asked me to leave my bags at the till, and said if I needed any help to just ask him, the left me to it until I approached him again.

Wide selection of toys for both guys and girls, and lingerie (though no large sizes.) Some bondage gear. Sales assistant was very helpful, opening packaging for me etc. Ranks 1st.

Gateshead

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Blaydon Business Park
Tundry Way
Gateshead
NE21 5SJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

News September 2008: Licence Restored

Pulse & Cocktails' sex shop licence was restored in court.

Magistrates in Blaydon said: Even if we had found the [no pornography advertising] condition had been breached we would still have set aside the revocation as we feel that Mr Kidd runs his business in a responsible manner.

We believe Mr Kidd would not knowingly breach the condition, and when the alleged breach was brought to his attention he immediately took steps to have the advertisement removed.

News April 2008: Licence Revoked

Pulse & Cocktails' sex shop licence was revoked in April 2008 in a ludicrous response to complaints about posters for the shop.

Pulse & Cocktails has appealed and the case will be heard in September. In the meantime the shop is continuing to trade.

From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Massive Superstore

This is now a newly licensed and fully refurbished massive superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has one of the largest adult film departments with over 5,000 different DVDs covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films.

There is also huge range of XXX books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Pulse and Cocktails is situated at Blaydon Factory Shop near. There is ample free parking outside and around the store on the industrial estate.

Gatwick Airport

 

Ann Summers

North Terminal
Gatwick Airport

Unlicensed store opened in November 2018.

Gillingham


Playtime
High Street
Rainham
Gillingham

Sister shop to that in Sheerness. Now closed
 

Glasgow

 

The Adult Shop

247 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G4 0TP

Tel: 0141 552 9774

Opened in 2011.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2020: Wide selection

A wide selection of DVDs including sections for gay, fetish, trans and granny porn. Titles were either £10 or £20 both with multi buy offers.

Review from The Adult Shop April 2011: Biggest all round stock in Glasgow

Run by Tommy and Joe, both former managers of Private Lines, we will be carrying the biggest all round stock in Glasgow. We are friendly and discreet and extend an offer of 10% off (or a free gift of similar value - at our discretion) to anyone who mentions melonfarmers

We offer a wide range of:

  • Sex toys, Rabbits, vibrators, DVDs, vibrating strap ons, strapless strap ons, hollow strap ons, realistic dildos and dongs, glass dildos, vibrating vaginas and butts, love dolls, penis developers, cock cages, cock rings, anal probes, butt plugs, vibrating butt plugs, double enders and much, much, more.
  • Poppers, Action spray and cream, Delay spray and cream, Stop Stop cream, Enlargo cream, Female Climax Cream, various lubes, Flavoured lubes, flavoured massage oils, The Original Blue Pill, SMC 600 pheromone spray and much, much, more.
  • A full range of Bondage gear, Restraint wear, sexy lingerie, latex and PVC wear. We are constantly getting new stock in, and can get what we don't have in stock, next day. We should have a changing room up and running by the end of May

Glasgow

 

Agent Provocateur

213 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1DQ

Mon-Wed :10.30am-6.30pm
Thurs: 10.30am-7.30pm
Fri-Sat:10.30am-6.30pm
Sun: Closed

Tel: 0141 221 2538

Unlicensed

Review from The List , Oct 2007: Busby Berkeley

Entering the newly-opened Agent Provocateur store on Glasgow's Ingram Street, with its complex, splendid set pieces, concept lighting and legions of housecoat-clad glamour girls, is a bit like shopping in a Busby Berkeley musical. Busby probably wouldn't have got the display cases of glittering whips past the censors, right enough.

‘The Agent Provocateur experience is about avoiding that very British prudery, where we insist on categorising anything to do with sex as sleazy or smutty,' said their spokeswoman Jacqui Soliman.

Glasgow

 

The Barras

36 Bain Street

Sat-Sun only: 9am - 4pm

Tel: 07985 607470

sales@glasgowbarras.co.uk

News from the shop, July 2006: Busted

The Baras has been busted for not having a licence, (Glasgow have a rights abusing policy of refusing licences anyway)

Still operating for now though.

From the shop, April 2006: Ben Dover Toys

We are now selling a large range of adult toys and we also run adult promotions such as speed dating, and adult party nights, also we will be stocking the new range of Ben Dover toys

Our new special offers are
3 DVD's for £25
10 DVD's for £75

From David: Cool Smoking Section

They sell a wide range of products from toys DVDs and also a cool smoking section

Glasgow


Clone Zone
Virginia St
Glasgow

Closed, now Luke & Jack

Glasgow

 

DVD eXchange

180 Saltmarket
Glasgow
G1 5LA

Mon-Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm

Tel: 0141 552 0070

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2020: Decent pricing

DVDs iwere priced at £10 or £20 both with multi buy offers.

Untidy shop but with a friendly and helpful manager and decent pricing.

Glasgow


Joy 4 Us
Dixon Street

News from Stuart, closed by July 2007

Glasgow

 

Luke & Jack

45 Virginia Street
Glasgow
G1 1TS

Tel: 0141 552 5699

A new store which took over from Clone Zone in 2010. Listing checked in April 2020.

News May 2017: ETO Awards Nominee

For Best Individual Store in the 2017 ETO Awards.

Review from Joanna, April 2012: An amazing shop

Walk into most sex shops and what do you see? Plain walls, with scruffy looking boxes and crude or lewd pictures.

This isn't what sex shops should be. They should be sexy, alluring, and most of all, as undaunting as possible.

Luke and Jack is an amazing shop which goes above and beyond everything Clone Zone ever did when they owned the shop.

When you walk into the shop, there is a wide range of magazines, mostly (but not completely) aimed at LGBT clientele and books. As well as the usual erotic novels, they have books on sex, such as guides to anal/lesbian sex, strap ons, and more, books on queer culture and films, and an absolutely stunning range of erotic photography books. This theme is continued throughout the shop, with photos and other artwork lining the top of each wall, and sold at a reasonable price. Also in the opening of the shop, there a is wide range of jewelry for sale, as well as some kinky, funny and erotic cards.

It's not until you reach the corner of the shop that you realise that the main part of the shop is a sex shop. With a wide range of sex toys, arranged prettily against some nice, classy wall paper, and some extremely helpful members of staff on hand to provide information, advice, and order items in, the shop is the sexiest sex shop I've ever been to.

I was slightly disappointed by the lack of sex toys for women, but they had a small amount and were willing to order in anything I wanted.

As I left, I asked whether the shop continued downstairs - no, the Virginia Gallery is downstairs, with some beautiful pieces of art which wouldn't be displayed elsewhere. the gallery only adds to the classy service provided at Luke and Jack.

Luke and Jack is well worth a visit,

News from Luke & Jack, February 2011: Mainly gay but all are welcome

Luke & Jack is a gay owned business filling the gap that Clone Zone left behind. Although aimed mainly at the gay and lesbian market ALL are welcome.

We provide a personal shopping service that matches customers to the right product. We are also proud to be the first UK shop-in-shop for Mister B providing quality leather, rubber and fetish wear.

And that's not all. At the same location we have The Virginia Gallery, an exhibition space in the basement beneath the shop.

Glasgow

 

Me-licious

4th Floor, 90 Mitchell Street
Glasgow G1 3NQ

Tel: 0141-221-6449

Boutique

Review required

Glasgow


Party Times
London Road
Glasgow
G40 1PB

Closed in 2015

Glasgow


Private Lines
Gallowgate

Now closed

Glasgow

 

Silks & Secrets

308 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8LY

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

Exotic wear, lingerie, shoes, DVDs and more...

Glasgow

 

SoHo Glasgow

281 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G4 0TR

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 11am - 5.30pm

Tel: 0141 552 0540

Selling sex toys for men, sex toys for women, magazines and books.

From SoHo Glasgow, April 2014:

New Owner - New Trendy Interior - New Staff and Fantastic Atmosphere.....the locals are loving it already!!

SoHo Glasgow......Has a Huge selection of sex toys, vibrators, cock rings, lubes and a variety of adult toys of from brands you love! You can now Shop our huge selection of new porn movie releases and bestselling adult DVDs, in the Stylish New Look Shop.......Every Day

From Soho Books, December 2011:

Situated in the Gallowgate, Soho Books Glasgow is one of Glasgow's original Adult Stores with up to date stock & products.

Check in store for our special offers & sale products.

From Soho Books

Soho Books has had a complete revamp and looks brilliant! Still the buzzer for staff safety but you just have to see the place.

Glasgow

 

Temptus

344 Victoria Road
Glasgow
G42 7RP

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Tel: 0141 423 1199 News March 2008: Mean Minded Glasgow

The shop was raided in mid March by the mean minded authorities of Glasgow who thrive on denying adult entertainment from their citizens

From Temptus, March 2008: Novelties

From drinking games great for birthdays, to naughty novelties and hen essentials, the perfect gifts are in Temptus.

It's cheeky, cheerful fun at the cheapest of prices…and with over 130 novelties to choose from.

Its not about sex, its about great sex.......and thats what we are about too!! We might be a very small shop, but we are packed with naughty fun goodies, and look forward to welcoming you.

Temptus also has the full Anna Span range of DVD's, a selection of erotic fact and fiction books, and lots of sexy DVDs and magazines.

Mail Order catalogues available free to over 18s

Glasgow


Tramp Lingerie

Tramp Lingerie

70 Howard Street
Glasgow
G1 4EE

Daily: 9am-6pm

Tel: 0141 204 0345

Tramp Lingerie

Lingerie boutique opened in October 2011.

Glasgow

 

Your Secret Desires

359 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8LT

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

Exotic wear, lingerie, shoes, DVDs and more...

Listing checked in march 2020

Gloucester

 

Ann Summers

Kings Walk Shopping Centre
4 Kings Walk
Gloucester
GL1 1RW

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2015: Welcoming

An attractive welcoming store.

Gloucester

 

Private Shop

Unit 7 Ashville Trading Estate
Empire Way
Podsmead
Gloucester
GL2 5HY

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2015: Welcoming

The retail space was practically an airship hangar.

DVDs are £ 20 ( 3 for £ 40) for or £ 25 (3 for £ 50) each. There are also £ 10 bargains.

Sheer scale makes this a four star store with vast potential.

Review from David, May 2010: All very pleasant

The Private Shop has moved from the cattle market to their new location which is MUCH bigger and more organised!

Plenty of parking, and the last few times I've been in there, it's been run by two ladies.

All very pleasant, with a large mag and DVD section.

Reader review

The shop is located in a small precinct of shops next to the cattle market. A general market is held there on Wednesday's and Saturdays so parking could be a problem.

The shop itself is relatively small, only a medium sized room for a selling area. It is run by a man and woman, presumably husband & wife who are quite friendly. They stock hardcore magazines at £15 each or four for £30. Their hardcore VHS format videos are £40 each or four for £100.

(videos are generally £20 in London, magazines <= £10)

I didn't price the DVD's but I presume they will be more expensive than the videos.

They sell the usual range of dildos and sex toys at the usual sex shop prices.

Gloucester


Pulse & Cocktails
Chase Lane Ind Estate
Eastern Avenue
Gloucester
GL4 6PH

Previously Adult Warehouse. No longer listed on Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014.

Gosport
(See also Portsmouth)


Private Lives
Forton Road
Gosport

Opened August 2006, applied for licence which was rejected on October 2006. License rejected again 2008. Closed in 2009

Gosport


Utopia
Forton Road
Gosport
PO12 3HF

Licensed. Now closed

Grantham


See also Stoke Rochford

Grantham


Pulse & Cocktails
London Road
Grantham
NG31 6EU

No longer listed on the Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014

Gravesend


Pillowtalk
Parrock Street
Gravesend
DA12 1EY

Now closed.
 

Gravesend

 

Private Shop

36 Queen Street
Gravesend
DA12 2EE

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

Listing checked May 2019.

Grays

 

The Adult Store

23 Broadway
Grays
Essex
RM17 6EW

Tel: 01375 399255

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Previously a Private Shop. Under new management from November 2009

News, October 2014: Licence renewal refused

Thurrock Council's licensing sub-committee have rejected the sex shop licence renewal for the Adult Store in Grays, Essex.

The committee considered a list of offences committed by the store's manager - including displaying for sale hundreds of sex DVDs that were not licensed and hazardous sex-enhancing products that were not properly labelled.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2013: Friendly Manager

The shop seems to be connected with BC Books in Dagenham.

There's a friendly manager who knows what he is talking about

From The Adult Store, March 2010: Totally transformed

The shop has now been totally transformed with over 4000 DVDs catering for all tastes.

There's a dazzling array of sex toys that will blow you away. A new addition is a large range of lingerie stylishly displayed.

This shop is a pleasure to browse for couples and singles alike. So come on down and give us a try. Our professional and friendly staff are there to help.

Great Yarmouth

 

Midnight Lady

Midas House
The Conge
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1PJ

Unlicensed

Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm

Opened in 2006 selling toys and lingerie

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2018: Convenient parking

Convenient parking right outside.

18 rated softcore DVDs only.

A little unsexy in places.

News from Suzy, July 2011: Moved

The shop has relocated from its old Battery Road location to new premises at Midas House, The Conge.

Great Yarmouth

 

Private Shop

3 Howard Street North
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1PD

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

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2018: Decent

R18 DVDs were £25 each or 3 for £50. Clearance titles were 3 for £30.

It's a thoroughly decent adult retailer.

Review from Suzy, July 2011: Revamped

Now open 7 days a week, including late night openings during the week and on Saturdays, this small but friendly shop has an excellent selection of R18 DVDs, dirty magazines, toys and poppers.

Manager Dave offers discreet, polite service to all-comers and last year the outside of the building was tidied up, with smart new signage, in an attempt to promote a more couples friendly image.

Great Yarmouth


The Sex Shop
Great Yarmouth

Closed in 2007

Great Yarmouth

 
Velvet X
South Market Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2BQ

Previously known as Fantasia. Now closed
 

Greenhithe (Kent)

 

Ann Summers

Bluewater
Greenhithe
Kent DA9 9ST

Mon-Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed. Shop details updated August 2014.

Grimsby


Ann Summers
Freshney Place Shopping Centre
Grimsby

Unlicensed and trading since 2000, but closed in June 2015.

Grimsby


Little Amsterdam
Freeman Street
Grimsby
DN32 7AA

Closed by 2016

Grimsby

 

Private Shop

189 Grimsby Rd
Grimsby
DN35 7HB

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

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2016: Welcoming

R18 DVDs were £25 or £20 with a buy 2 get 1 free offer for both prices. There were also £10 bargain DVDs.

The manager was welcoming and knowledgeable.

H

 

Hadleigh

 
Intim Eurostyle
London Road
Hadleigh
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2BY

Now closed
 

Halifax

 

Temptations

51 Crown Street
Halifax

Review from Claude, April 2006: Throwback

I visited Temptations in Halifax a week ago. I was enticed into the shop with the promise of 1/2 price DVDs, Upon entering I found a throwback to the 70's! This dark and moody shop stocked DVDs and videos that covered EVERY topic you could imagine at a price of £40 each or 3 for a £100. There were about 3000 titles to choose from.

The guy behind the counter wasn't a modern shop keeper but a surly guy who offered me a Bully Boy Vibrator for £45 - no discount but he'd give me Free Batteries! I asked about the 50% discount and he told me the prices had been cut in half already.

I found a very strong German film and purchased it. Not a couple friendly adult outlet, just a seedy sex shop full of porn!

Halifax

 
Private Shop

Crown Street
Halifax

Closed by May 2019.

Harlow

 

Private Shop

Cawley Hatch Shops
Pinnacle Business Park
Elizabeth Way
Harlow
CM19 5AN

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

licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

Hastings


Secret Desires
Prospect Place,
Hastings,
East Sussex
TN34 1LN

Closed by 2015

Hastings


Secret Desires

Moorhurst Rd
Castleham Ind. Estate
St Leonards
East Sussex
TN38 9NA

No longer listed on the Secret Desires website so presumably closed

Hastings


Xanadu Hastings
Queens Road
Hastings
TN34 1QY

Unlicensed Adult boutique closed by 2018.

Haverhill


Naughty But Nice
40a Queens street
Haverhill,
Suffolk

Now Closed.
 

Hemel Hempstead

 

Private Shop

193 London Road
Apsley
Hemel Hempstead
HP3 9SE

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10anm-6pm

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2019: Tidy

Tidy and mostly well presented with a friendly manager.

News January 2012: Side door

The shop made the news after it installed a discreet side door. The main street front door was apparently overlooked by a pub, where the locals would raise a light hearted cheer every time the sex shop door opened.

Hertford

 
SWALK Adult Store

Market Place
Hertford
Herts
SG14 1DF

Lingerie/Sex Shop licensed in June 2006. Previously SA Lingerie. Closed in 2010.

High Wycombe


Ann Summers

Unit 5, Eden Place
High Wycombe
HP11 2BY

Mon-Sat: 9:30a, -6pm (8pm Thursday)
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2019:

Not badly presented but a lack of attention.

High Wycombe


Giggles Party Shop

2 Swains House,
Flackwell Heath
High Wycombe
HP10 9BN

Party shop with an unlicensed adult section

Hitchin

 

Pulse & Cocktails

21 Cam Square
Off Wilbury Way
Hitchin
SG4 0TZ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank Hols: Closed

Previously known as Sixx. Listing checked in February 2015.

Review from Pulse & Cocktails: One-Stop Shop

This is a good sized, one-stop shop in Hitchin and offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

Free private car park at this store

Holyhead


Good Vibrations
William Street
Holyhead

The shop was licensed in January 2009.  Shop closed in June 2011 after it did not attract sufficient trade.

Horsham

 

Ann Summers

13 Swan Walk
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1HQ

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30 pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2017: Lacklustre

Lackluster with plenty f clearance lines.

Hove


See also Brighton

Hove

 

Taboo

8 Blatchington Rd
Hove
BN3 3YN

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

Licensed, previously Pillowtalk, and before that Ignition.

News December 2009: Taboo

Brighton based Taboo have taken over the shop and it will re-open under the new branding on 18th January 2010

Hove


Lacies FGL
Portland Road
Hove
BN3 5QL

Tel: 01272 710656 News September 2010: Closing

Lacies have decided not to renew their lease and will be closing from 1st October 2010. They will continue at their Folkestone branch.

Huddersfield

 

Empire X

Empire X
Adult Cinema Club

80 John William St
Huddersfield
HD1 5AA

Shop:
Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm
Sun: 2pm-7pm

Cinema:
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-10:30pm
Sun: 1:30pm-9:30pm

Films change Tuesday and Friday

Mon & Thurs with Striptease: £10.00 (conc. £8.00)
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: £9.00 (conc. £7.00)

Membership is £5.00 per year.

Tel: 01484 540978,
Email: empirex@btconnect.com

Licensed sex shop and cinema

News September 2013: Fees reduced

The shop will benefit from a licence fee reduction. A court recently ruled that councils must base licence fees on administration costs and cannot be used to raise cash for other purposes.

From Empire X, January 2013: A wide variety of adult films

The main adult cinema studio 1 also offers striptease on Monday and Thursday. Our second adult cinema 2 studio shows a wide variety of adult films.

Our facilities also include a coffee lounge & 2 smaller rooms showing a wide variety of adult films.

From Empire X, 2003: The cinema club shows R18 videos.

The shop is new only 10 weeks old the cinema club has been here for 22 years. We have a large stock instore approx 300 titles in Video and DVD with a further 500 titles to order 7 Days turnaround.

The cinema club shows R18 videos.

Reader Shop Review: A Class Act

Large selection of DVDs and Videos which are all £20 each, £10 trade in on each disk when you buy another so it can be used just like a rental store.

Staff are great, do not hassle and there is never any pressure. A class act.

Huddersfield

 

John's Books

322 Manchester Rd
Huddersfield
HD4 5BR

Licensed

News January 2018: Set to close

The owner of John's Books has announced that he is retiring and that he will close the shop in June 2018 when the sex shop licence is due for renewal.

News September 2013: Fees reduced

The shop will benefit from a licence fee reduction. A court recently ruled that councils must base licence fees on administration costs and cannot be used to raise cash for other purposes.

Huddersfield


Private Shop
Bradford Road
Fartown
Huddersfield

Licensed but closed in 2017.

Hull


AdultNation
Beverley Road
Hull

AdultNation closed in 2009

Hull

 

Ann summers

60 Jameson Street
Hull
HU1 3LS

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed sex shop

News November 2018: Moved

Ann Summers closed at Whitefriargate on 28th November 2018 and re-opened on Jameson Street on 29th November.

See review of new shop from hulldailymail.co.uk

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2017: Lacklustre

A clearance branch that was somewhat lacklustre

Hull


Gwenap
Princes Avenue
Hull
HU5 3RX

One of the first shops in the country to sell sexy underwear when it opened in the 1930s. Closed on 15th January 2013. Now a fashion shop. See fondly remebering Gwenap from hulldailymail.co.uk

Hull

 

Private Shop

263 Hessle Road
Hull
HU3 4BE

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2017: Average

This 'classic' Private Shop is very average.

Most R18 DVD's were £25 each or 3 for £60. There are also £10 clearance lines.

Hull

 

Pulse & Cocktails

63 Courtney Street
NR Mount Pleasant Retail Park
Hull
HU8 7QF

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

Licensed

Press review, July 2018: Hull's biggest sex shop

See review from hulldailymail.co.uk

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2017: Impressive

A large floor spaces allows for a wide variety of products, eg for bondage furniture.

Standard R18 DVD's were £25 each or 3 for £50, 7 for £100. Premium titles are £5 more.

A very impressive shop.

Review from Pulse & Cocktails: One of UK's Largest

This massive superstore is split into two departments

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced..

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure then this massive store in Hull is the one for you. This is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

The store is very easy to find – it is the large yellow building on the right hand side, 500 yards further along from Mount Pleasant Retail Park.

Large free private car park at the store

Hull

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Westboiund carriageway of the A63
South Cave
Near Hull

Open 7 days a week

Opened in February 2014.

Offsite reviews, August 2019: Inside a giant sex shop

See review from hulldailymail.co.uk

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2017: Accomplished

Ample parking includes 4 disabled spaces close to the front door.

A very accomplished shop.

From press reports of the opening

The refurbished Little Chef building is now serving up a menu of sex toys, lingerie, adult DVDs and a range of hen party costumes, novelties and games.

Boss Graham Kidd said: Our new store is aimed at couples wanting to spice up their sex lives. The store has been specially designed to create a modern, spacious and female- friendly atmosphere for couples to shop together.

Hull


Simply Pleasure

171 Ferens Way
Hull
HU1 3UA

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Tel: 0148 2219812 

Licensed. Listing confirmed in April 2019.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2017: Strong offering

This shop scores highly for a great manageress.

Most R18 DVD's were £25 each or 3 for £50.

A very strong offering.

Review from Al, May 2009: Best in Hull

This is in my opinion the best adult shop in Hull. It is situated directly opposite the train and bus station and has the best prices.

The best thing about this shop is that the woman who runs it REALLY knows what she is doing...sadly she employs a woman who often has trouble finding the DVDs for the empty case you've chosen, and an irritating man who asks if you're alright every 2 minutes without fail which gets very annoying. The owner is extremely friendly though, you can ask her anything and she will not embarrass you and make sure you know that she's heard much worse!

The amount of toys is quite small compared to Pulse & Cocktails, but they are generally far cheaper and the buy 2 toys, get 1 half price deal is hard to beat.

There are also fantastic deals on pre-owned DVDs... £15 per dvd or 3 for £30 on most used DVDs and £10 per DVD or 3 for £25 on the others.

I would definitely recommend all Hull residents who are interested in this sort of thing visit it before anywhere else!

I

 

Ipswich

 

Pulse & Cocktails

68 Upper Orwell Street
Ipswich
IP4 1HR

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun: 11-5pm

Licensed. Previously known as Sixx
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2018: Has it all

R18 DVDs were £25 each or 3 for £50 or 7 for £100.

Hardcore magazines are £10 each or 3 for £25.

This branch has it all.

From Louise, November 2009: Unimpressed

I went in here a couple of years ago and it was a great experience, I was served by the manager (who was male) and he couldn't have been more helpful. I ended up getting everything I wanted (and a few extra bits and pieces), and at the time there was an offer on toys so it actually didn't work out too expensive. It was so clean, friendly and welcoming I wish I could have stayed all day!!

However, I recently returned to the Ipswich shop and it couldn't have been a more different experience. For a start the display in the window is nothing like your photo, the lights weren't on, the display was bare and to be honest I wasn't sure whether to try go in as I thought it may be closed down.

My boyfriend went upstairs to look at DVD's whilst I looked downstairs (toys and clothes).

As I went through to the back part of the shop it was bare to say the least, the shop looked like it had been in a robbery, boxes were ripped and hanging off pegs. The carpets were filthy and there was a horrible damp smell.

My boyfriend later told me the managaress had been very pushy trying to sell DVD's and had made him feel very embarrassed about being there.

If you want a relaxed, pleasant experience do not go here. I will definitely be looking for recent reviews on other adult shops in my area.

From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Relaxed Environment

This store in Ipswich is an excellent, one-stop shop and offers a very relaxed shopping environment with sound advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a large, separate film department on the first floor, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

The store is located in the town centre on Upper Orwell, which is between Star Lane and St Margaret's Street. From the former Martin and Newby building head straight along Upper Orwell Street and the store is situated a further150 yards on the left.

There is ample town centre parking and Cocks Lane Car park is only 100 Yards past the store on the same side of the road.

Reader review: Much Better Shop

Sixx is now closed- but in its place is a MUCH better shop called Pulse and Cocktails. It is quite expensive, but it only uses female staff, so is great for women to go in as they are very friendly.

Downstairs (cocktails) they have a toy section, that you can try out (not in a rude way!) their rabbits. They also have other toys and clothes, condoms, lube, magazines, etc.

And upstairs (pulse) is all videos and dvds, with no sales assistant up there- so you do not feel silly looking at dvds with your boyfriend!

This is a great shop and I would certainly go back again.

Ipswich


Private Shop

Norwich Road
Ipswich
IP1 2EP

Delisted by May 2019

J

K

 

Kettering

 

Private Shop

25 Market Street
Kettering
NN16 0AH

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

Review required

Kidderminster


Simply Pleasure
Blackwell Street
Kidderminster
DY10 2EE

Licensed. Now closed

Kidderminster

 

Taboo Adult Toys & Lingerie

57-58 Blackwell Street
Kidderminster
DY11 2EE

Mon-Thu 9:30-6
Fri-Sat 9:30-8

Tel: 01562 823231

customerservice@taboo.co.uk

Has a well stocked shop with very large range of R18 videos & DVDs. Orders online are cheaper and get to you within 2 or 3 days max.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2016: Paypal

A friendly manager chatted about the option to use Paypal in the store.'

There was a fair range of R18 DVDs in the £20-25 price bracket.

Kilkenny

 

Cheri Lee

Ormonde Street
Kilkenny

Noted as re-located and re-opened by November 2015.

Kilkenny


PlayBue

1 Pudding Lane
Kikenny.

Scandalous became PlayBlue in 2015.

News from Louise, November 2015: A Scandalous Rebranding

Scandalous has now rebranded as PlayBlue

From Scandalous website, June 2015: Near online prices

Over 3,000 different product lines with pricing close to online prices.

We have products exclusive to Scandalous that we do not sell online like a huge selection of adult DVD's with all genres covered. Priced from €10. We also offer a 50% exchange on our €30 DVD range.

Also stock a wide range of seasonal and novelty items for Stag's and Hen's and novelty gifts.

Finally we have one off costumes, lingerie and sex toys at bargain prices when we have managed to wrangle a special deal from our suppliers, you will need to check them out in store as they change constantly and when they're gone they're gone.

Kilmarnock

 

Lovelust

3 West George Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1DH

Tel: 01563 534977

sales@lovelustdirect.com

An unlicensed adult gift store which opened in September 2009

From Lovelust, December 2009: Sexy in Ayrshire

Lovelust has a new raunchy range of lingerie, which is very popular due to customer requests. We also cater for Stag and Hen Nights.

Lovelust's main priority will always be bringing fun and keeping it sexy in Ayrshire.

A wide range of fun and sexy stuff is available to buy online and free delivery is available within the Kilmarnock area. Or if you prefer you can browse our new glossy catalogue which is available in store.

Kings Lynn


Adult Warehouse logo


Adult Warehouse

Unit 2, Beveridge Way
Hardwick Narrows
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4NB

Adult Warehouse shop

Mon-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 9am to 5pm
Sun: 10am to 4pm

Tel: 01553 776242

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Interesting

Easy to find and there's handy parking.

There's interesting stock with a lot of room for display.

DVDs are £25 for new titles and £15 each for the older ones with lots of multi-buy deals.

News July 2015: Sunday opening

The shop is now open on Sundays from 10am until 4pm.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2011: Price Update

Most DVDs are £ 26 with multi-buy options of 3 for the price of 2. New titles are £ 30. DVDs can be returned for £ 10 off the next purchase.

There are also bargain DVDs at £ 10 and £ 15.

From Adult Warehouse, March 2008: Lots of Toys

Over 1000 R18 DVD titles in stock, Evil Empire, Ben Dover, Red Light District, Hustler, Marc Dorcel & lots more.

DVD's from £15

DVD Offers, Buy 1 get 1 free, Buy 2 get one free, 5 DVD's for £50.

Lots of toys and a big range of fetish items.

R eview from Ray, July 2007: Endorsement

Been there this morning and would endorse everything Paul says including about the Missus enjoying going (mine that is, not his!).

Nice shop, pleasant staff, excellent selection and sensible prices.

From Paul: Excellent store

Excellent store with everything including R18 DVDs and Videos. They also do an exchange service allowing £10 off your next video or DVD when you take the others back. It's easily found at the end of an industrial estate on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, so out of the way of prying eyes etc. Not at all seedy and also very helpful plus non pushy. Well worth a visit ...even the missus enjoyed going! We will be going back again...and again!

Kings Lynn

 

Ann Summers

Vancouver Quarter
Kings Lynn
PE30 1DS

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Hidden

Hidden behind large 'sale' and 'final clearance' posters.

Kings Lynn

 

Private Shop

41 Norfolk St
Kings Lynn
PE30 1AH

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2011: Welcoming

Standard DVDs are £ 20 with multi-buy options of 3 for £ 40 and 8 for £ 100. Premium titles are £ 25 with multi-buy options of 3 for £ 50 and 7 for £ 100. There are free mags for DVD buyers.

A welcoming shop to explore

Kings Lynn


The Annex
Riverside Farm,
Kings Lynn
Garage Lane News June 2015: Licence Application

A licence application has been lodged with West Norfolk Council for a sex shop and swingers club.

L

 

Leamington Spa


Private Shop
High Street
Leamington Spa
 
Unlicensed shop raided and closed in October 2008

Leamington Spa

 

Stone the Crows!

64 Regent Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5EG

Unlicensed

Review from Mystery Shopper, January 2011: Gift Shop

Gift shop with a few lines that may of adult interest

Leeds

 

Ann Summers

36 Lands Lane
Leeds
LS1 6LB

Mon-Sat: 8:30am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2014: Lacking Pizazz

A barely middle ranking Ann Summers store lacking pizazz

Leeds

 

Ann Summers

White Rose Shopping Centre
Dewsbury
Leeds
LS11 8LL

Mon-Fri: 10am -8om (9pm Thu)
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 10am - 6pm

Unlicensed. Listing updated in October 2014

Leeds


Leeds Adult Shop
Dewsbury Road
Leeds
LS11 7DJ

Closed by August 2014

Leeds


Nice 'n' Naughty
Briggate
Leeds
LS1 6LY

Now closed

Leeds

 

Private Shop

209 North Street
Leeds
LS7 2AA

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun 10am-4pm

Licensed sex shop, listing verified in June 2018.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2014: Quirk appeal.

A large choice of R18 DVDs, albeit with many old titles. Mostly at £25, with 3 for price of 2 deals, and 8 for £100. There were also DVDs at £20 with 3 for £40.

Somewhat lacklustre, this generously sized shop had quirk appeal.

The manager was happy and helpful .

Leeds

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Armley Road
Off Armley Gyratory
Leeds
LS12 2DR

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday L

icensed. Listing verified in January 2018.

From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: One of UK's Largest

This massive superstore is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night product.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 6,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

From the Armley Gyratory head towards Armley on the dual carriageway. Take the first right (approx 400 yards) onto Old Armley Road so you are heading back on yourself, the store is slightly elevated 300 yards on the right.

Large free private car park at the store

From a reader: Supermarket

I can tell you it is clean almost like a supermarket. Friendly staff and all you could need in the range of products.

Leeds


Pulse & Cocktails
Vicar Lane
Leeds
LS2 7JF Closed by 2014

Leeds


Simply Pleasure

6a Lower Briggate
Leeds
LS1 4AF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0113 2457979

  Licensed. Previously Adult X

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2018: Impressive

A broad range of stock in a shop split over two levels.

DVDs were mostly £25 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer.

An impressive shop.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2014: Five Star

The manageress couldn't have been more helpful.

DVDs were mostly £35 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer. Others were £30.

Not quite perfect but still mighty impressive.

Thanks to Emma: Very cheery

I've only been in once to look for fetish wear..

The Lady who (as far as I'm aware) owns the shop is very cheery, very helpful and a great laugh.

She even offered myself and my friend a cup of tea and biscuits.

Leicester

 

Ann Summers

Haymarket Shopping Centre
Unit B, 18 Humberstone Gate
Leicester
LE1 3PH

Mon-Sat: 10am - 5:30pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Sales

The chain's windows are seemingly for huge sales posters rather than displays these days.

Leicester

 

Frontline Books

73 Humberstone Gate
Leicester
LE1 1WB

Sat 10-4

Tel 0116 2512002 Frontline Books is the East Midlands' largest radical bookshop.

Our sexuality section includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender books; and books about polyamoury, erotica, bdsm and fetish.

Leicester


In Harmony
London Road
Leicester

An ABS Group shop. Now closed

Leicester

 

Latex, Leather and Lace

Unit A1, Dawsons Lane
Barwell
Leicester
LE9 8BE

Tues: 12:30pm - 4pm
Wed-Fri: 1am - 4pm

Unlicensed. Gay centric fetishwear.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Quirky

All in all quirky fun. Quite a range of gay centric sexy products, perhaps more than the name of the shop suggests.

Leicester

 

Private Shop

116 Granby St
Leicester
LE1 1DL

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am -4pm

Licensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Purple Privates

I find myself thinking of 'Purple Privates' to describe the latest chain decor.

A very strong showing for this chain which continues to improve rapidly.

Leicester


Simply Pleasure

25 Narborough Road
Leicester
LE3 OLE

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0116 2543883

 Licensed. Previously A Taste of Amsterdam.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Excellent

An excellent shop with a knowledgeable chatty manageress.

Press coverage, January 2014: Bright and Clean

People think sex shops are just for weirdos and perverts. But, really, this is just like any other store. It's bright and clean. It's just that we sell a different product.

By Andy Brewin, Simply Pleasure's shop manager in Leicester

See article from leicestermercury.co.uk

Leicester


A Taste of Amsterdam
Narborough Rd.
Leicester

Closed and became Simply Pleasure
 

Leytonstone

 

Little Amsterdam

Kirkdale Road
Leytonstone

Unlicensed

Review required

Lichfield

 

Pulse & Cocktails

A38 Northbound
Fradley
Lichfield
WS13 8RE

On the A38 between Lichfield and Burton

Mon-Fri 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Licensed

News July 2020: Reopened

The shop re-opened after the coronavirus lockdown on June 14th albeit with slightly reduced hours.

Local Newspaper review, December 2019: What it's really like inside a sex shop

There are some great characters, we have one man who comes in wearing nothing but flip flops and a thong, some who come in full drag, one woman who is an exhibitionist and loves to take her top off whenever she comes in and an older couple who go to swingers' clubs - they even invited us along.

See article from derbytelegraph.co.uk

Limerick

 

Underworld Adult Store

Unit 1a Mungret Street ,
Limerick

Limerick

 

Unzipped Adult Shop

28 Little Gerald Griffin Street
Limerick

Limerick

 

Utopia

Ellen Street,
Limerick
 

News March 2016:

The shop was mentioned in passing as the owner was involved in an unrelated court case.

News November 2014: Paid to move

According to the Irish Examiner, utopia was paid €90,000 to move out from the Opera Centre site when it was acquired by the local council. Much to the embarrassment of the council, the shop did not vacate the area so much simply move across the road. And so Utopia continues on Ellen Street

Lincoln

 

Ann Summers

297 High St
Lincoln
LN2 1AF

Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

Unlicensed.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper: April 2016: Cheery

Cheery yet flawed.

Lincoln


Private Shop
High St
Lincoln

Closed by 2016

Lincoln

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Old Little Chef
Gainsborough Road
Lincoln
LN1 2LX

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank Hols: 11am-5pm

Licensed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2016: Impressive

A huge store with free parking.

R18 DVDs are £25 and £30 with multi-buy options.

An impressive store.

From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Saxilby Little Chef

Formerly a Little Chef restaurant, this brand new store near Lincoln is one of Pulse & Cocktails exciting new stores. It is a bright and spacious store that offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The range of sexy lingerie is excellent with raunchy sets, sexy costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products.

There are hundreds of sex toys at this store literally from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

This store is incredibly easy to find located next to the filling station on the A57, Gainsborough Road approximately one mile from Saxilby.

The store has a very large car park with a separate entrance and exit ideal for coaches and lorries.

Lincoln


Simply Pleasure

72 High Street
Lincoln
LN5 8AD

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01522 545 197

  Licensed. Previously Adult X

Littlehampton

 
Private Shop

Surrey Street
Littlehampton
BN17 5BG

Closed by May 2019.

Liverpool


Simply Pleasure
London Road
Liverpool
L3 5NF
 
Licensed in 2004 as Adult X.
 
Noted as closed in August 2015.

Liverpool


Nice 'n' Naughty
Seel Street
Liverpool
L1 4BB
 
Closed in March 2013.

Liverpool


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
Colquitt Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 4DE

The store opened in 2007 and closed in 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code LIV10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty
 

Liverpool

 

Private Shop

63 Moorfields
Liverpool
L2 2BP

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019

Offsite review, August 2017: Caters to every adult desire imaginable

What can you buy in a Liverpool sex shop? from liverpoolecho.co.uk

Review from Suki, February 2014: Distracted

Last week I was out and about shopping in Liverpool with a friend, we stumbled upon Private adult shop. Me and my friend couldn't resist going in for a nose round as neither of us had been in there before.

We walked through the door and the sales assistant who was on the phone made no eye contact. Browsing through the very small toy section and the assistant who was still on the phone was now shouting his whole conversation all over the shop. He was getting angry with the person on the other end of the phone he didn't even acknowledge that we were in the shop.

I have now been in all the adult stores in Liverpool and know that Nice'n'Naughty are the best by far, and their customer service in exceptional compared to other stores in Liverpool,.

Liverpool


Special Moments Erotica
Erotica House
Rice Lane
Walton
Liverpool

Presumably closed by 2012

Loughborough

 
Private Shop

Nottingham Road
Loughborough
LE11 1EU

Licensed. Previously Chameleon. Closed by May 2019.

Loughborough


Simply Pleasure

81 Nottingham Road
Loughborough
LE11 1ES

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm

Tel: 01509 231819

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2019: Entertaining

A compact but competent Simply Pleasure.

Entertaining and educational

From Philip, February 2006: And the Choosing is Easy

The As a change I tried 'Simply Pleasure' in Loughborough, which happens to be only 200 yards from the Private shop.

I recall the lady who ran Chameleon saying 'You should see how much a DVD costs up the road!', implying they were expensive. Well, if they were, there's nothing like a little competition to lower the prices.

The shop suffers, as does its competitor, from the lack of decent parking. You're limited to finding a gap in the side streets; the shop in question is exactly on the apex of the junction of the main roads, so you have to find some parking in the roads behind the shop and walk a little.

Once you've made the effort and found somewhere to park, it's worth it. The shop has a small entrance partitioned off from the rest of the shop. Once in, it's brightly lit and all in one room. There is a great selection of DVDs (all major studios) and most tastes are catered for. They ask £30 per DVD but buy 2 and you get one free, so its 3 for £60 which is the price you can expect to pay in most shops now.

There seems to be a good selection of toys and mags, though they were not my main focus on my visit. They had a good selection of 'Score' DVDs, so if you're into big tits, this shop is for you. The guy behind the counter was friendly without being over the top.

I'll go again, it was well laid out and made choosing easy.

Lowestoft


Private Shop

Commercial Road
Lowestoft
NR32 2TD

No longer listed when checked in April 2015.

Luton

 

Cheap Adult DVD Centre

24 Stuart Street
Luton
LU1 2S L

Previously Foxy Lady

Review from Pat, March 2007: Huge Stock of DVDs

As the last reviewer stated, there is a huge amount of adult DVD's on offer, covering just about everyone's taste, with £20 being the standard/maximum price. There were some cheaper ones that they were trying to get rid off, but they also seem to run a DVD rental service as well now, so you don't have to buy.

Friendly, funny guy serving too, which along with the good stock, makes you want to return to the store again.

Thanks to Jason, Dec 2006: Highly Recommended

The cheap adult dvd store has a massive selection of films well over a thousand, probably nearer to 1500.

I'm a gay guy and the selection in that department is about 200 titles. £20 to buy and a tenner to exchange, they also had old vids 3 for a fiver, mental.

The guys were very friendly and even gave me a free local magazine that had a cover price of £7. Highly recommend the place, and as Jim's review says, the guy offered me a exchange for £5 if it was back in 7 days

Thanks to Jim, Oct 2006: Cheap Adult DVD Centre

Foxy Lady has changed into the cheap adult DVD centre. much cheaper, DVDs start at 10 quid, then go to 15 and then all other titles are 20 including all new titles.

They don't stock clothing anymore and all DVD exchanges are a tenner. all videos cost ten quid to buy.

The staff has changed and sad to see the girl Gemma gone but I found they guy in there a laugh. He also told me that if I brought my DVD back within 7 days he would exchange it for a fiver.

Luton

 
Private Shop

Wellington
Luton

Closed by May 20019

Luton

 

XXX Zone

21 Wellington Street
Luton

Tel: 01582 431430

Review required

M

 

Macclesfield

 
Private Shop

Chestergate
Macclesfield

Closed by May 2019.

Maidstone


see also Aylesford

Maidstone

 

Ann Summers

50 Week Street
Maidstone
ME14 1RR

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:30am - 6pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: Underwhelmed

I expect Ann Summers to be a bit more accomplished than this.

Maidstone


Pillow Talk
Bank Street
Maidstone
ME14 1SD

Unlicensed. Closed by 2014

Maidstone


Pillow Talk
Upper Stone Street
Maidstone

Licensed. Now closed

Maidstone


Private Shop
Week Street
Maidstone

licensed. Closed by 2014

Maidstone

 

Vibez

See Aylesford

Manchester

 

Adult DVD Movie Store

Tib Street
Manchester
M4 1LR

Listing checked in November 2017

Manchester


The Adult Film Factory
Hilton Street
Manchester

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010

Manchester

 

The Adult Shop

5 Paton Street
Manchester
M1 2BA

Licensed

Manchester


The Adult Shop
Hulme Hall Lane
Manchester

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010

Manchester

 

Ann Summers

Arndale Centre
29 Market St
Manchester
M1 1WR

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2019: Compact

One of the smallest Ann Summers upstairs shops with a friendly atmosphere. And there's a larger unit downstairs too.

Manchester

 

Arndale Book & Magazine Exchange

11 Shudehill
Manchester
M4 2AF

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2019: Weirdly enjoyable

Some interesting posters n the window, "customers wanted, no experience necessary"

Weirdly enjoyable in a time travel experience sort of way.

Manchester


Big in Amsterdam
Tib Street
Manchester

Unlicensed. The owner was jailed in 2008 for selling hardcore DVDs without a sex shop licence.

Manchester

 

Clone Zone

36-38 Sackville St
Manchester
M1 3WA

Mon-Thur: 11am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun 12: noon - 7pm

Tel: 0161 236 1398

Licensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2019: Impressive range

Well placed to serve the LGBT community.

An impressive range of products.

Review from Eve, April 2010: Expensive

This shop is really the pits.

They were selling underpants for £45 and they were just plain and nothing special, The R18 titles were very expensive at £39.95 and the toy selection hadn't been dusted in years.

I asked a member of staff for help choosing my toy for the weekend who just snarled at me from behind the counter and said I wouldn't know what a women would want! (baring in mind they are trying to sale lesbian mags and books!).

My friends popped around the corner to another store and got a couple of DVDs for £10 each.

Manchester


Helen Berlin
Fetish Fashion Exchange

Oldham St
Manchester
M4 1LW

Reported as closed in Feb 2009.

Manchester

 

Love Boutique

78 Tib St
Manchester
M4 1LR

Listing checked in November 2017.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2019: Mix 'n' Match

There's a gap, I'd better fill it approach to displays

Manchester


Nice 'n' Naughty
Bloom Street
Manchester
M1 3LY

Opened 31st October 2005. Closed in March 2014.

Manchester

 

Nua

49 Tib Street
Manchester
M4 1LS

Unlicensed shop opened in 2004

From bodyconfidential.com , Dec 2008:

The owner explains how her intention was to create a sophisticated environment where men and women could shop for erotic products. The focus is on high quality, elegance and of course, fun.

The vibrator selection is excellent and really shows how the design and innovation of these products has er, ‘come on' in recent years. There are of course the obligatory rabbit vibrators, but as well as these there are Rock Chick and Mantric vibes designed by women and the more high end LELO products, which are rechargeable, popular and really very cute. They look like very ergonomic mobile phones. As well as the vibrators, there is a super selection of strap-on harnesses and dildos, spanking paraphernalia, oils, gels and beautiful glassware.

Manchester


Options
Wilmslow Road
Didsbury
Manchester
 
Seems to have closed

Manchester


PlayDreams
Poland St Industrial Estate
Manchester
 
Formerly Fetish UK. Seems to have closed

Manchester

 

Private Shop

54 Oldham Street
Manchester
M4 1LE

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2019: Well rounded

DVDs were around £20 with a 3 for 2 multibuy option.

A well rounded, properly presented, basics all covered experience.

Manchester

 

The XXX Factor

71 Oldham Street
Manchester

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010. Still listed in Nvember 2017.

Mansfield

 
Private Shop

Ratcliffe Gate
Mansfield

Closed by May 2019.
 

Mansfield


Simply Pleasure

2 Station Road
Mansfield
NG18 1LP

Mon-Sat: 9am-5.30pm

Tel: 01623 420425

Licensed, previously Promises, Promises

Review required

Margate

 

Pillowtalk

12 Marine Drive
Margate
CT1 9DH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Tel: 01843 299122

Licensed

Margate

 

Brief Encounters

13 Marine Drive
Margate
CT1 9DH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Tel: 01843 290992

Licensed in May 2010

A new Lifestyle store for gay and straight gentlemen

Margate

 

Private Shop

55 Northdown Road
Cliftonville
Margate
CT9 2RJ

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.
 

Review required

Middlesbrough


Simply Pleasure
Linthorpe Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 3QS

Closed by 2014

Middlesbrough

 

Private Shop

14 Borough Road
Middlesbrough
TS1 5DP

Mon-Sat 10am -6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

From the Mystery Shopper November 2010: Busy

I Liked this busy shop

Middlesbrough


Pulse & Cocktails
=Commerce Way
Middlesbrough

Closed after Pulse & Cocktails lost a planning dispute with the council

Milton Keynes

 

Foxy Lady

28 Watling Street
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK2 2BL

Mon - Fri: 10am to 7pm
Sat: 10am to 6pm

Tel: 01908 379147

Foxy Lady has been established in Milton Keynes for over a decade.

From Foxy Lady, February 2013: Fantastic Stock

We have a fantastic stock of adult DVD's, magazines, toys and lingerie.

Look at our video on Touch Local - Milton Keynes

From Foxy Lady:

We consider ourselves to be very customer focused and helpful. We are more than happy to help anyone no matter what they need or want (within reason). We also welcome people in to the shop to just have a look and see the kind of stuff we do. Anyone wanting to pop in for a chat is always welcome...

Each week we have a managers special whether it be 3 for 2 on DVDs or a discount on toys there is always a deal to be had.

From Dave:

Licensed shop has been there for a few years and has an excellent range of DVDs, with most subjects catered for. There is a good range of toys and the shop staff are very friendly. I would recommend it. DVDs are from £15 each.

Morecambe


Just a Treat
Yorkshire Street
Morecombe
LA3 1QE

Mow closed
 

Morecambe

 

Sin-til-Late

13 Queen Street
Morecambe
LA4 5EQ

Licensed

News, October 2009: More Enticing

Sin-til-Late have asked Lancaster City Council to vary their licence so they can create a more 'enticing' display with 'lingerie, hosiery, fancy dress costumes, lotions, potions and novelty items'.

The strictly over-18s store also sells pornographic DVDs, sex toys and sexual aids, but owners say these would not be placed in the window.

N

 

Naas


Xanadu

Basin Street
Naas

Review required

Navan

 

Mandy's Delights

Unit 6, Metges Ln,
Dillonsland
Navan
Co. Meath
Ireland
 

Review required

news, February 2017: Fined

The shop owner was fined for selling mainstream porn witout a licence

Neath

 

Little Amsterdam

Windsor Road

Review required

Newbridge

 

Touch

Unit 2 Limerick Lane
Newbridge
Co. Kildare

Mon-Weds: 10am-6pm
Thurs-Fri: 10am-7pm
Saturday: 10am-6pm
Sunday: Closed

Tel: 0857652407

Established in 2014
 

From Touch, January 2015: Why Us?

Touch is a High End Lingerie & Adult Sex Toy Store featuring products from top US and European brands @ Competitive Prices. We supply Pole Fitness accessories from leading Pole Fitness supplier X-Pole.

A Modern, Friendly in-store Experience!

Newbridge


Xanadu
Middle Eyre Street
Newbridge

Not found when listing checked in 2015.

Newcastle


4Play

4 play adult store

25 Prudhoe St
North Shields
NE29 6RA

Mon-Fri: 11:15am-6:15pm
Sat: 11am-4:45pm

Licensed. Previously Tickled Pink. Listing checked April 2020.
 

4play counter

News, August 2017: Advert censor

Somebody complained about a 4Play advert in the street but advert censors at ASA cleared the advert saying:

Although the model was wearing a matching lingerie set, we noted that it was not overtly revealing and the ad did not show any nudity. We noted that the name of the shop was a play on words and acknowledged that some might find the name distasteful, but considered that the pun was unlikely to be understood by most children. We also acknowledged that some might find the products sold by the shop distasteful, but noted that such products could be advertised as long as ads complied with the Code and were not irresponsible, harmful or offensive in their presentation.

News from 4Play, November 2016: Re-opened

4Play re-opened on 5th November 2016

Male & Female staff, Large free private car park, Discreet Location, excellent selection of R18 DVD's, Lingerie, Costumes, Latex, PVC wear, Wigs, Hosiery, Ranging from sizes 6-22. Large selections of sex toys: rabbits, masturbators, Strap on's, anal toys, dildos, double enders, dolls and many more. Fetish, essentials, naughty novelty, hen & stag night products, herbal Viagra, aromas, sexual health products.

4Play's brand new fully licensed store is split into 3 sections, Lingerie, Toys & DVD'S, making it very spacious and relaxing shopping environment for all our customers. 4Play pride itself on service and quality of our products, ranging from all around the world. Fully charged Demo stock available to try. All our staff have expert product knowledge that will make your experience pleasurable.

Newcastle


Amy's Attic

58 High Street
Easington Lane
Newcastle
DH5 0JN
 

From Amy's Attic

Amy's Attic offers a wide range of BDSM & fetish products, clothing in PVC, latex & leather. We are constantly adding new lines of Equipment, furniture & toys. Extensive range of hoods & masks, electro sex kits & toys, body bags, cock rings, tit clamps, whips and restraints. We have 100's of excellent products to add so please visit regularly. Amy guarantees a discreet and friendly service.

Newcastle


Cheeky Cherubs

42 Hartside
Leamington
Newcastle
NE15 8BZ

Newcastle


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
Scotswood Road
Newcastle
NE4 7JE

Originally Clone Zone but became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009. Closed in 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code NEW10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty .
 

Newcastle


Private Shop

20/22 Scotswood Rd
Newcastle
NE4 7JB

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed. Previously Sven Adult Books. Listing checked May 2019.

Review required

Newport
Gwent


Bookends
situated near the indoor market.
Newport
Gwent

Now closed
 

Newport
Gwent


Private Shop

16 Cardiff Road
Newport
Gwent
NP20 2ED

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Review required

Newport
Isle of Wight


Ann Summers

100 St James' St
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 1HY

Mon-Fri 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2014: Enjoyable

The staff were great leading to an enjoyable visit.

Newport Isle of Wight


Pleasure Island

58 Pyle Street
Newport
Isle of Wight
P30 1UL

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (5pm Thurs,Sat)

Licensed, took over from Private Shop in 2013.
Still going strong in October 2020.
 

Newquay


Private Shop
Bank Street
Hooper's Lane
Newquay
TR7 1DG

Closed in March 2015

Newry


MissBehavin'

21 Saint Marys Street
Newry

Review required

Newtown
Powys


Domanix
Agricultural House
Kerry Road
Newtown
Powys

Now closed
 

Newtownabbey


CBC Dstribution

Unit 2, Building 9
Central Park
Mallusk
Newtownabbey
BT36 4FS

Tel: 028 9084 9007

Northern Ireland's first licensed sex shop
 

Review Aug 2007: Lingerie, toys, magazines & DVDs

There are various lines in lingerie, PVC and rubber outfits and a range of novelty adult gifts which would be popular for hen and stag nights. As you move further into the shop the shelves stock multiple condoms and lubricants as well as sex toys.

Right at the back are the magazines and DVDs.

News June 2007: Northern Ireland's First

Northern Ireland's first legally operated sex shop has opened on the outskirts of Belfast.

Newtownabbey Council has granted a licence for the business, which is based in a Central Park industrial estate in Mallusk.

Owner David Christie said: There were some councillors who had issue with the application. But I must applaud the council for making what is a brave decision, given all the hype and attention that has been focused around licence applications that have been made in the country.

Newtownards
Northern Ireland


Naughty Adult Leisure Wear

2a Meeting House Lane
Newtownards
BT23 7AA

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-5.30pm

Tel: 028 91 819091

forplay-ni@hotmail.co.uk
 

From Naughty Adult Leisure Wear, March 2006: Recently moved from North Street premises.

We have moved to our new store, it is several times the size of are old shop. It is very bright and trendy, big selection of toys, pvc, latex, lingerie, uniforms, shoes, boots, dvd's and lots more.

Call for our new mail order catalogue.

From the shop, 2005:

Very clean and bright shop, very woman friendly shop. nice staff, large range of toys, lingerie, uniforms, pvc, latex, shoes & boots, hen and stag night, DVDs, mags, fetish S/M. mail order catalogue.

North Shields


Tickled Pink
Prudhoe St
North Shields
NE29 6RA

Now Closed
 

Northampton


Rights Marital Aids
Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN1 4D2
 
Now closed
 

Northampton


Adult Shop

178 Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN1 4DZ
 

Review Required

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.

Northampton


All Things Adult
84 Wellingborough Road
Northampton

Closed by 2016
 

Northampton


Private Shop

8 Regent Square
Northampton
NN1 2NQ

Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.
 

Review Required

Northampton


Simply Pleasure

86 Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN1 4DP

Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01604 634445

  Licensed. Previously Playmates
 

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.

Review from Nick (II), June 2013: Well Laid Out

Having recently visited the shop in Northampton I was pleased at the bright interior and layout.

The manager Lisa left me to myself when browsing which I was happy with and I was impressed by the selection of DVDs available.

Downstairs has a good selection of DVDs and a good number of magazine titles as well as the range from we-vibe, whilst upstairs is a slightly limited range of vibrators, strap-ons, bondage equipment and fetish outfits. It's a small space up there, they fill it quite well.

I asked Lisa if she could order a couple of titles they didn't have and she looked into it and found she could. The DVDs arrived a couple of days later and were included in the three for £ 50 deal they have on. They have started offering 7 DVDs for a hundred and are doing a loyalty card along the lines of buy ten at full price, get one free. Two stamps for fifty pounds and so on...

All in all the shop is well laid out, the manager is very helpful and the shop well located.

News October 2011: Window Shopping
As with all sex shops across Northampton, Simply Pleasure in Wellingborough Road currently has a blanked-out front window.

But the Dorset-based firm applied to Northampton Borough Council for permission to show off lingerie and “club wear” in its window and, despite concerns, the authority’s licensing committee this week approved the plans.

Thanks to Nick (I):
Well lit, tidy ‘high quality' shop. Good range of DVDs and other stuff – very good for DVDs in fact except for the prices which are very steep compared to London - £35 for DVD, £30 for video. Perhaps others negotiate but I decided to get the same DVDs next time I am in London for £20 each....

Worth visiting if you aren't traveling far

Norwich


Ann Summers

intu Chapelfield
St Stephens Street
Norwich NR1 3SH

Unlicensed.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Rough edges

With windows abandoned to posters, the rough edges are rougher than most.

Norwich


Private Shop

39 St Augustine Street
Norwich
NR3 3BY

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.
 

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2013: Friendly

DVDs mostly £25 (3 for £50). Others £25 (3 for £60) and £15 (3 for £30).

A friendly and helpful manageress edged the shop into 4 star territory.

Norwich


 

SinSins Boutique of Love

14 St. Benedicts Street
Norwich
NR2 4AG

Unlicensed shop
 

News from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2018: Moved

SinSins Lovestore has moved from Charing Cross Road. It is now a couple of minutes walk away on St Benedicts Street. The shop has also renamed itself slightly to SinSins Boutique of Love.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2013:

A significantly improved store (from 2005)

From Michael, Jan 2006:

Excellent shop, no R18s, much more of a couple friendly shop. All staff are knowledgeable about their range of toys etc, and if you have any fetish needs they can help out there too.

From Paul:

Good range of toys, gear and lubes for both male and females + jokey novelty stuff. Staff seem sort of young and could be off putting if looking for serious stuff. Worth a visit though, but it is near the centre of Norwich near a busy street, so not for the shy. Didn't see any R18 videos or DVD's. Bit of an Ann Summers sort of shop and not at all seedy. Worth a visit if in Norwich.

Nottingham


The Adult gift Shop
Long Row
Nottingham
NG1 2DH
 
Licensed. Closed by March 2012.
 

News from The Adult Gift Shop, March 2012: Sorry We're Closed

The Adult Gift Shop was a fully licensed sex shop that used to be based in the Hockley area of Nottingham, UK, but then moved closer into the city centre. Unfortunately, due to the council increasing our licence renewal fee to a massive £11,100 we were forced to close the store. The store is still trading online.

Nottingham


Ann Summers

4 Long Row
Nottingham
NG1 2DB

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue-Wed: 9am - 9pm
Thu: 8am - 5pm
Sat: 9:30am - 6pm
Sun: 10am - 5pm

Unlicensed
 

Nottingham


Delta Love Productions

147 Radford Road
Hyson Green
Nottingham
NG7 5EH

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

Tel: 0115 9783567 Licensed, Opened in 1986
 

News July 2016: Licence Renewal

The licence was routinely renewed as there were no issues or complaints arising over the last year.

The Council also noted a change of procedure, such that future renewals will not require council meetings or officer visits unless issues arise.

News July 2014: Licence Renewal

The owners of Delta Love said they had bought in some new items on the back of Fifty Shades of Grey but had sold about a dozen . One owner explained: 50 Shades of Grey didn't give us such a big boost. It was really for about a week and then it went back to normal.

They were speaking after a licence to run the shop was renewed by Nottingham City Council.

From Delta Love Productions, Jan 2007: New Management

Delta Love Productions is now under new management and has increased its DVD stock to over 1000 titles, with a good range of adult toys etc in stock.

DVDs start from £15

We are a licensed shop in our seventh year.

Nottingham


Private Shop

81-85 Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 6LD

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed since 2004. Listing confirmed n MY 2019.
 

News May 2015: Licence renewal

The annual licence is due for renewal and no objections have been received.

From International Displays:

A new look Private shop has recently opened in Nottingham. It was fitted by International Displays and shows a great leap forward in retail displays for the Private group. The store has been open for a number of months now and has been very well received by customers and employees alike. I'm sure your readers would be very interested in visiting this store to see what it has to offer.

Nottingham


Supermags
Alfreton Rd
Nottingham
NG7 3JR

Unlicensed and closed by October 2012.

Nuneaton


Private Shop

Queens Road

Licensed. Closed by May 2019.
 

O

 

Oldbury


see West Bromwich

Oldham


Simply Pleasure
Union Street
Oldham
OL1 1TE

Previously Adult X. Closed by 2012

Oldham

 

Private Shop

95 Huddersfield Rd
Oldham

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Reader review:

This was the 2nd sex shop I've been to. Licensed with a good range of toys, videos / dvd's and magazines -catering for all tastes.

Prices were good. Very clean and bright shop with friendly staff. Willing to help, give advice and generally creates a relaxed atmosphere.

I recommend this shop.

Oldham


Simply Pleasure

Unit 1: 36 Park Road
Oldham
OL8 1DB

Mon,Thu,Fri: 10am-8pm
Tue,Wed,Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0161 7858505

Licensed

From Gavin: Friendly & Helpful

This shop is a very clean, friendly and helpful place. It has a joint car parking area. When I went in I was surprised at how bright and colourful the place was. Their was also a friendly atmosphere. Their was also women who were shopping in there as well as couples (they outnumbered the single men).

The number of sex related things to buy ranged from video's/dvd's, books, magazines, clothes (stocks sizes for the larger ladies) to toys and novelty items (i.e. games and party toys).

The shop itself as two floors with the videos and magazines upstairs whilst the clothes, toys and novelty items on the ground floor. At the time of opening it was the UK's biggest. Its been open for about 5 or 6 months now.

Video's and dvd's are generally priced at £24.95, which is a good price. I noticed they have all the latest video's and dvd's catering for most tastes (i.e. hetro, gay, transsexual etc).

As I mentioned earlier the range of clothes is amazing. From casual lingerie to fetish clothes covering all sizes and shapes. The sex toys available was huge, covering a wall display, and also priced reasonably.

They also had a bondage room (which I didn't go in but could see from the main upstairs room). I assume you can buy bondage gear there.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The whole atmosphere was very relaxing and I didn't have a feeling that I was being watched (which does happen in some sex shops, usually if your the only customer).

I recommend it.

Readers comments: Fabulous

This was my second visit to a store of this type the first being a disaster (Private shop) this visit could not have been more different, lovely people , male and female staff and lots of them, they had so much knowledge it was almost overwhelming my partner was completely at ease in many ways more than I, and the stock selection was huge it was like HMV when I asked I was told there were over 2700 titles in dvd and vhs totalling some 22000 items .......a fabulous place.

From the Independent: Ann Summers of the North

The town's newest shop is the creation of Suzanne Winfield, 42, who is quietly laying claim to the title of the Ann Summers of the North.

Her store, Simply Pleasure is second only to the Hustler store on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, in an industry where size definitely matters.

The 3,000sq ft Oldham store raked in more than £40,000 in its first week – with customers spending an average of £50 a time.

Winfield wanted to offer clothes and videos in a store with windows and shopping baskets. Her Bury establishment turned over more than £1m to 31 January. we wanted it orientated towards the women, she said, armed with customer analysis. A 71% majority of her sex shop customers are couples – most of whose purchase decisions are led by women; 22% are women shopping on their own and just 7%are men.

There's already evidence of the same trend in Oldham, where a "soft" Ann Summers-style ground floor leads to the first floor with videos and an S&M parlour. Last week, 70% of videos were sold to women or couples.

Her insistence on providing free drinks and leather couchettes to recline in on the "hard core" floor delivers the uninitiated into the realms of the bizarre, as they sip coffee to the sights and sounds of a pornographic video. The multitude of books for sale in the coffee area – including The Function of the Orgasm or Mars & Venus in the Bedroom – gives the shop something of a Waterstones atmosphere. But there are no hard-core magazines. They're a kick-back to mucky bookshops , said Winfield.

Omagh

 

Laugh Out Loud

Unit 3
Old Market Place
Omagh
BT78 1BT

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Previously known as Bliss Adult Playthings

From Laugh Out Loud, December 2014: Fun

the focus is on putting fun into the adult shop experience and in the products with a huge range of naughty novelties.

From Bliss Adult Playthings, Oct 2007: Relaxed & Friendly

Bliss Adult Playthings is a chain of market leading shops, with professionally merchandised stores stocking an extensive range of quality products.

Bliss shops provide a relaxed and friendly shopping atmosphere, with trained and knowledgeable male and female staff in all of our branches.

With the modern day approach we have taken, no one should feel embarrassed about using our adult shops. Call and see for yourself!

Oswestry

 

Good Vibrations

Leg Street
Oswestry

Unlicensed and opened in August 2008

News August 2008: Fancy Dress

Good Vibrations will be selling adult fancy dress costumes to cater to the ever growing stag and hen party industry.

The shop also sells novelty items, but it is not licensed to sell adult films or magazines.

Much of the shop's products are typical fancy dress costumes, with the more adult items towards the back of the shop and not in view of the front window.

Oxford


Adult World
Cowley Road
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 1JB

Previously The Adult Bookstore

Oxford

 

Private Shop

54 Cowley Road
Oxford
OX4 1HZ

The shop is nearest to the city end of the road which is also the B480.

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Licensed since 1981. Listing checked in May 2019.

News December 2017: Licensed renewed

The shop has been open since 1981 without troubles so it is not surprising the local council dismissed just 2 objections and duly renewed the shop's licence.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2015: Helpful

DVDs at £ 25 or 3 for £ 50.

There's a friendly and helpful manager.

News August 2013: Licence renewed

Normally a routine licence renewal but this year objectors seized on the opportunity to cite the conviction of a gang of child abusers with connections to the area. However the licence was renewed anyway.

Feb 2005: Clean & Tidy

Brightly lit interiors contrasts with the extremely unpromising exteriors. Well displayed products, everything clean and tidy, light wooden floor and a busy, business like atmosphere.

R18 videos at £30 and DVDs at £35. Three for two offers on both formats. Rabbits from £25. There was a fine display of bondage gear in the corner.

From Tim: Light & Airy

Parking is a problem, the nearest car park is behind Tesco's which is about 300 yards east from the shop. It is a small car park and I had to wait some time to get a space, although there is some street side parking on the Cowley road itself this is limited to 30 mins.

The shop has two doors, one facing onto the busy Cowley Road and directly opposite a bus stop, or for the more self conscious there is a back door which is more discrete.

The shop itself is quite light and airy and reasonably spacious and the manager quite friendly. Magazines are the best deal here, reasonably priced and with quite a good selection - I got 4 hardcore mags three of them the 300 page “Pleasure” series for £30. Videos and DVDs are rather more disappointing, I saw no R18 videos/DVDs at all in the shop, they were all the censored 18's and were offered at £40 each although if you buy more than one, the price comes down (The normal Private shop routine).

The shop stocks the usual sex toys at the usual Private shop prices - Dildos for £40 etc, (Although I'm sure one can haggle) as well as poppers, and a limited selection of lingerie.

Overall – worth a visit if all you want are magazines and know what you're looking for, but somewhat disappointing in the video dept.

Score (Out of 5 for each heading)
Parking 2
Access 4
Staff attitude 4
Shop Environment 3
Mags/Publications 3
Videos/DVD's 1
Toys/Lingerie 2

Oxford


Simply Pleasure

181 Cowley Road
Oxford
OX4 7UT

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Tel: 0186 5251666

Licensed

P

Paignton

 
Private Shop

Winner Street
Paignton

Licensed. Closed by May 2019.
 

Peterborough


Absolookley Adult
Storeys Bar Road
Eastern Ind Estate
Peterborough
PE1 5YS

Licensed, previously Adult Warehouse. Closed at the end of July 2014.

Customers may like to know that Absolookley Adult in Thetford is still up and running

Peterborough


Licensed to Thrilll
Park Road
Peterborough
PE1 2TD

Licensed. Closed in 2012.

Peterborough

 

Private Shop

75 Oundle Road
Peterborough
PE2 9PW

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

iLicensed. Lsting checked in May 2019.

Plymouth

 

Ann Summers

Unit 1, Drake Circus
6 New George Street
Plymouth
PL1 1LP

Mon: 9am - 6pm
Tue-Wed: 9am - 7pm
Thu: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed sex shop

Plymouth


Mayfair

Western Approach
Plymouth
PL1 1TQ

Lingerie shop, closed by August 2014

Plymouth

 

Private Shop

31 Athenaeum Place
Derrys Cross
Plymouth
PL1 2RG

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm

Licensed shop. Listing checked in June 2020 when it re-opened after lockdown.

News August 2019: Licence application

The shop has applied to renew its licence. It's not expected to be an issue

News December 2017: Staff required

The local newspaper seems well keen on Private Shop as it runs another major article this time noting that the shop is recruiting. See article from plymouthherald.co.uk

Offsite Review, November 2017: What's it like inside?

The local newspaper ran an informative article about Private Shop

See Inside Plymouth's only sex shop from plymouthherald.co.uk

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Improved

A vast array of R18 DVDs at £ 30 with a 3 for £ 60 deal, and £ 25 (3 for £ 50).

Clean, tidy and significantly improved.

News July 2016: pokestop

The Private Shop made the news for being pinpointed on the game App Pokemon GO as a 'pokestop' where people can meet and trade.

News October 2014: Purple patch

PrivateShop in Plymouth city centre has had its licence renewed - opening the door to a revamp bosses say will give it a more inviting new look.

Under the new terms, the store will be allowed to change its front window to display a sign saying your intimate lifestyle and the adult store you can trust

From the Mystery Shopper

A rather tough shop location is reflected in the shop where you are met by a metal faced door that an H-Block would be proud of.

There was a wide choice of £40 DVDs (4 for £100)

Serviceable but a sober and unexciting shop

Plymouth


Slinkies
Manor Street
Stonehouse
Plymouth
PL1 1TL

Licensed shop closed by November 2017

Plymouth

 

Westward Bound

44 Drake Circus,
Plymouth
Devon,
PL4 8AB

Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm

Tel: 01752 221416

Unlicensed shop

From Westward Bound website, March 2008: Latex Clothing

Latex designs and kinky essentials.

We pride ourselves in offering you a vast range of latex clothing styles, in a wide range of sizes and colours. A bespoke service, at off the peg prices.

All latex garments are handmade in England, and we gladly provide a full after-sales service.

Pontefract

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Barnsdale Bar North,
A1 Northbound,
Wentbridge,
Pontefract
WF8 3JF

Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Licensed. Listing confirmed in November 2019.

Review from Ian, July 2014: Well organised

Location

This store is situated just off the A1 motorway on the North Bound carriageway. I think this used to be a restaurant or something like that as the location is not your usual place for a Adult Store.

Located next to a petrol station, it is signed, but only just before the turn off into the car park. Plenty of parking spaces. If you want to be little more discreet or are a bit nervous of being seen heading to an adult shop, then I suggest you park around the side of the store

The Shop

The store is large, open plan and it seemed well organised and set out.

Plenty of choice of sexy clothing, sex toys and R18 DVD's. DVD's had been separated in genres and the choice was good. A television at the back of the store was playing some R18 Movie which caught my eye.

Prices

The DVD's are not cheap at £30 each, but the prices are pretty much the same across any location now. They do discount deals if you buy several DVD's and you're feeling flush.

Staff

When I visited this store I was the only person there. The female member of staff was reading something at the counter. I said Hello and she replied. I was looking around the store around 10 minutes she never once came over to speak with me.

I am used to the usual If you need any help speech but didn't even get that. I did have a few questions but decided to leave it.

Overall

The Location is rather unusual, but if you are travelling on the A1 its probably worth a stop.

I didn't bother me in the slightest that the staff didn't ask me if I wanted any help, but this would of been nice.

Worth a visit if you're passing.

Poole


Erotique 4 You
Ashley Road
Parkstone
Poole

The shop applied for a sex shop licence in February 2010. Now closed/

Poole


Purrfectly Discreet
High Street
Poole
BH15 1DB

Opened in May 2013. Moved to Bournemouth in September 2014

Port Talbot


Secret Desires
Commercial Road,
Taibach
Port Talbot
SA13 1LG

Licensed from May 2006 until closed in 2012

Portsmouth


See also Gosport

Portsmouth


Adult Shop
Albert Rd
Portsmouth

Licensed. Reported closed in 2011.

Portsmouth

 

Private Shop

9 Arundel Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1NB

Min-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Su 10am - 4pm

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.

Review from Colin, April 2010: Quick Quick

The shop has a novel approach to hurrying up long time browsers by suggesting that they risk being reported to police as potential perverts along with CCTV footage. Hopefully tongue in cheek, but in Stasi Britain one can never be quite sure that there isn't an element of truth.

Reader review

There was a good range of R18 material available, amounting to 350 video and another 350 DVD titles according to the staff with more expected soon. There was also a fair selection of sex toys and some magazines.

The two male staff were very friendly and unassuming and quite willing to let people browse on their own or provide advise if requested. Portsmouth City Council's foolish provision that *anyone* entering the shop *must* show proof of age had already been abandoned by the time I arrived at midday, which was a shame as no one has asked me for proof of age for more than 20 years.

The DVD's and Video's are expensive with every one marked up at £40, but there are also numerous offers available such as 2 for £60, 4 for £100, bundled packs of 10 for £60 and 20 for £100. There is also 50% off for part exchange (with receipt) and it is well worth asking to see what other offers they are willing to make. I bought Private Gladiator parts 1 and 2 (3 discs) for £40.

Overall a bit expensive, but still worth a visit and definitely a massive improvement over previously.

Preston

 

Temptations

128 Friargate
Preston
PR1 2EE

Licensed and trading since December 2001. Moved to new premises on the same street in 2013. Previously known as The Adult Shop.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: Cluttered

The shop was busy perhaps due to R18s being priced at £20 each or 3 for £40.

Magazines are also on sale but the shop is a little cluttered.

From The Adult Shop:

Has recently been extended and a new toys and clothes section has been fitted with a new fantastic dolls selection extended. With all the new videos, dvds and mags there's something for everyone so come and meet our friendly staff who will be happy to meet you!

From Trevor:

Visited recently, NOT as stated in description by owner: one to avoid...Poor customer service...when will people learn that politeness and friendliness are the key to selling, not haggling and cynicism...

Preston

 

Private Shop

64 Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1DD

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed since 2001. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: A good range of DVDs

A good range of R18 DVDs with most at £25 or 3 for £50. There were also videos at £15 and £10 with equivalent multi-buy deals.

The location is good being close to the town centre.

News March 2014: Sign of the Times

The request for new signage was rejected by Preston Council. Vice chairman, Councillor Carl Crompton, spouted:

If it hadn't had the couple on it would have gone through. But with the couple in, some of the members thought it could possibly lead to younger children asking questions that the adults might not want to answer. It was just inappropriate for something that's opposite the Town Hall and one of the main thoroughfares through the city.

News March 2014: New Signage

The shop has applied to the council for new signage. The council have asked the shop to be more discreet than at present.

Q

 

Queensferry

 

Scandals

Station Road
Queensferry
Flintshire

Unlicensed shop refused a licence.

Review required.

R

 

Reading

 
Lovecare
Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1AF

Long established licensed shop that changed hands in 2008. Closed in 2016.
 

Reading


Private Shop

Southampton Street
Reading

Licensed. Closed in early 2020 and the shop is no set to be converted to flats

Reading


Devoted to Pleasure
Oxford Road
Reading

Unlicensed lingerie store closed in 2009

Reading


XTC Pleasurezone
Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1HL

The shop ceased trading in 2010

Redcar

 
The Adult Shop
Station Road
Redcar
TS10 1AH

Closed in 2016.
 

Redditch

 

Ann Summers

Kingfisher Shopping Centre
16 Walford Walk
Redditch
B97 4HJ

Mon-Sat: 9:30am-5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am-4:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2016: Fun

A fun day's shop with just a few minor quibbles about the store

Redhill

 

Pillow Talk

91 Brighton Road
Redhill
RH1 6PS

Tel: 01737 768757

On the A23 about 1/2 mile south of the town centre

Licensed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2017: Welcoming manageress

R18s are £ 25, 3 for £ 50 , 4 for £ 65... 10 for £ 100. There were also R18s with a £ 30 tag.

The shop sells magazines and has a welcoming manageress.

Reigate


Pillowtalk
Holmesdale Road
Reigate

Closed in 2008, previously Pillowtalk, and before that, Taboo International.

Rhyl

 
AdultWorld
Queen Steet
Rhyl
Wales
LL18 1SD

Closed in 2016.
 

Rochdale


Simply Pleasure

102 Drake Street
Rochdale
OL16 1PQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel 01706 658585

Licensed

News April 2016: Britney Spears

The shop made the national news after a Rochdale Councillor has a ludicrous whinge about a Britney Spears style costume in the shop window.

Rochester See also Chatham


Pillowtalk
Laker Road
Rochester Airport Industrial Estate
Rochester

Now closed

Romford


Ann Summers

Liberty Shopping Centre
Lockwood Walk
Romford
RM1 3RH

Unlicensed high street shop with some sex toys and erotic lines

Romford


Pairs

Liberty Shopping Centre
Lockwood Walk
Romford
RM1 3RH

Unlicensed high street shop with some sex toys and erotic lines

Romford


Private Lines
Victoria Road
Romford

Unlicensed but trying to obtain a licence. Presumably didn't succeed

Rotherham


Private Shop
Rawmarsh Hill
Parkgate
Rotherham
S62 6DP

De-listed by June 2019.

Rotherham

 

Pulse & Cocktails

M1 Junction 33
West Bawtry Road
Canklow Meadows Industrial Estate
Rotherham
S60 2XL

Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Licensed

Listing checked December 2019

News, May 2018: Expansion

The council has approved plans to add a warehouse extension to the site. It was also reported:

With 7,000 sq ft of retail space and selling 8,000 different products, the Rotherham branch was reported to be the biggest sex shop in Europe when it opened, and the second biggest in the world after the Hustler store in California.

Review from Ian, August 2014: Massive

Situated close to Junction 33 of the M1 Motorway, this store is very easy to find.

Located on industrial estate, it has its own big car park which is discreet, and if your feeling rather nervous, don't worry at all.

The store is massive and split into two halves. There are two entrances for a huge clothing department and through to a massive DVD/Sex Toy Section.

There are literally more Porn DVDs in this store than any other store in Europe. All DVDs are arranged by genre and each genre has a massive choice. The shop even has a large selection of gay and transsexual movies for those that like that genre.

Staff are friendly and welcoming, and offer advice if needed but after initial hello leave you to browse this superstore of porn without distraction.

As with all Pulse and Cocktail Stores, movies are priced a bit more expensively than other places. However they do offer multi-buy deals and do have a discount movie selection.

This shop is an absolute must for lovers of porn, either men, woman or couples. You would find it impossible not to find what you are looking for here.

A Must Visit!

From Pulse & Cocktails, May 2007: Europe's Largest

This flagship store in Rotherham is the largest sexy superstore in Europe and made the BBC News upon its opening. This gigantic superstore is made up of two exciting departments.

The first department is ‘Cocktails', which has an amazing range of sexy clothing and lingerie of both conventional wear and fetish wear including PVC, latex and leather. The store also boasts the largest selection of uniforms with over 20 different sexy dressing up outfits on display. The diversity at this store is massive, stocking a very comprehensive range of sizes from 8-26. This store also has a full range of wigs, shoes and a fantastic selection of hosiery.

Cocktails also has an excellent choice of naughty novelties and games as well as an excellent range of hen and stag night products.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins and is situated on the ground floor! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

• Turn off at Jctn 33, M1 (Near Meadowhall Shopping Centre Jctn 34)
• Head towards Rotherham (A630)
• First left roundabout onto A630
• Continue for approx ¼ mile (Passing Halfords and Dunelm Mill on the left)
• Turn left off the dual carriageway at the side of Wickes.
• Turn right at the T junction & continue for approx 100 yards
• The entrance to the car park is at the end of the road on the right.

This store has a two-acre car park so there is ample parking for lorries and coaches.

Thanks to Tim: Supermarket Like

In Sheffield and Rotherham there are a couple of pretty large shops called Pulse & Cocktails. These are quite supermarket-like in layout and atmosphere - very bright and airy and the staff are friendly and fairly non-intrusive. The prices are a bit steep I think (£30 for an R18 video or 2 for £50), but they do have preview facilities and an exchange facility where you can swap any tape for £10 within (I think) 2 weeks.

They've got a good selection of magazines too, but I wasn't totally impressed by them all being bagged up (no preview copies) even though there are signs saying that if you want anything opened then just ask.

S

 

Salisbury

 

Ann Summers

23 Old George Mall
Salisbury
SP1 2AS

Unlicensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2015: Appealing

An appealing atmosphere and a successful store.

Salisbury

 

My Amazing Fantasy

105 Fisherton Street
Salisbury
SP2 7SP

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-3pm

Licensed shop, associated with Erotica Belle. Listing checked in February 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2015: A playful approach

A packed 3-level store is slightly cramped.

R18 DVDs are £20 and include a free £10 magazine.

A comprehensive rage, competitive prices and a playful approach.

News July 2013: Protest and a change of direction

Local neighbours have raised a petition against the shop's window display.

Manager Jonathan Spencer noted that the shop is trying to change its image a little and has reduced its R18 stocks, presumably to open up the appeal to women and couples.

The protestors managed just an 40 signature petition but the shop gathered an 80 signature protest supporting the shop.

Review from Gerry, February 2013: Friendly

Both Salisbury shops are still in business, but prices are a bit high.

It's a large well lit well stocked shop, lots of toys vids mags dvds etc, they also have hard-core viewing booths great fun as they allow couples to use them too. Male and female staff nice and friendly with it.

Salisbury


Private Shop

South Western Road
Salisbury
SP2 7RR

Delisted and presumably closed in 2015.

Sandwell


see West Bromwich

Sandy (Bedfordshire)

 

Sex Shop A1

43 Tempsford Road A1 Northbound
Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 2AF

Daily : 10am-9pm

Tel: 01767 699907

Licensed with the full trading name Sex Shop A1 Happy Lovers Sandy . Listing confirmed in August 2016

News from Sex Shop A1, March 2015: Re-fitted

Sex Shop A1 has been re-fitted, and the opening hours are now 10am till 9pm 7 days a week.

The Sandy shop is also is the warehouse for J&G Trading, UK's Adult Magazine Distributor. It distributes over 20 Imported magazine lines every month.

News January 2014: Update

R18 DVDs are priced at £10.00 (no exchange), £12.00 (no exchange), £20.00 and £25.00 with £5.00 off for exchanges for the last two price ranges.

News October 2013: Council zoning excludes sex shops

Central Bedfordshire Council have adopted a morality zone ban on table dancing clubs and sex cinemas but sex shops have been excluded from zoning restrictions.

News from Adult Pit Stop, September 2013: Council policy and a continuing Adult Pit Stop

Central Bedfordshire Council has opened a public consultation, on what is reported by the press as a nil policy. However this is a policy proposal that would be applied to future licence issuing and does not affect existing businesses. So thankfully Adult Pit Stop's future is not in any doubt.

The name on the licence was recently changed, but the same team is still running the shop.

The shop continues to be a very popular shop with the customer base built up over the last eight years.

From Pat, March 2007: Industry Standard
Revisited just before Xmas, and they have increased their DVD prices to match the industry standard: £30 each.

From Pat, May 2006: Quality & Value

I was recently on my way North from London on the A1, and found this shop. It's just after the Bedford turn off on the Northbound A1, called the Tempsford road, and is situated behind a 'Shell' garage. I think it used to be a cafe, as inside.

It is really roomy, well laid out, and has a large selection of fetish clothing, a large magazine rack, half a dozen 'island' stands with DVD's, a reasonable space for gay porn, and the walls are covered in sex toys.

It does seem very women friendly, and when I was there, the shop was being run by a (very attractive) woman, who was very helpful when I asked a few questions about some of the items on sale. I didn't ask, but she may be the owner of the shop, as it was so well lit and laid out, it seemed to have the feminine touch to the design, and I'm sure any ladies that visit would find it very welcoming.

All new DVD's were priced at £25, but all the others were at £20, and outside of London, you would be hard pressed to find somewhere that matches the quality and value of this shop.

Sawtry

 

Pulse & Cocktails

Toll Bar Way
A1 Northbound
Sawtry
Huntingdonshire
PE28 5XW

Hours: 9am-9pm

Received a licence in December 2010, but the shop opened on 2nd September 2011.

Review, May 2019: Take a peek inside

See article from cambridge-news.co.uk

News, May 2014: Licence renewed

Huntingdonshire District Council's Licensing and Protection Applications Sub-Group approved the renewal of the licence after hearing there had been no objections during a consultation period.

News, May 2013: Littered with morality

A licence renewal met with two trivial objections, one citing an item of litter from packaging of an adult product. The licence was approved with the condition that shops makes a litter patrol once a day.

Review from Tim, December 2011: Impressive Range of Stock

I have just been and made a few purchases at the new Sawtry branch of Pulse & Cocktails. I was impressed with their range of stock, and as with previous P&C establishments, they have everything there that you could think off and in good quantities.

Staff were friendly and attentive when required, but didn't get too over the top, and no pressure selling. Probably due to the fact they were two women, they were knowledgeable and helpful.

The only issue I had was the prices of DVD's some other local sex shops are selling them at £10 P&C were £25 to £30, but they do offer a trade in.

News September 2011: Opened

The shop opened on 2nd September 2011.

Bizarrely it has a condition on the licence stating that it is not to be called the Sawtry Sex Shop.

Scunthorpe

 

Pulse & Cocktails

21 Trafford Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6TN

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

Licensed shop opened in 2001.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2016: Considerably better than average

There was a 4 for the price of 3 promotion on everything and an exceptionally good manageress.

There were magazines at £7, £10 and £12.

Considerably better than average.

News November 2013: Licence Fees Reduction

Scunthorpe's only sex shop Pulse and Cocktail took its case to the Civic Centre and the council agreed the sex shop's fees should be cut by £ 1,220 a year. Councillors agreed that the processing work involved did not warrant the present £ 3,620 a year fee for renewing the licence. So now the fee is £ 2,400

Review from Pulse & Cocktails: Large Adult Superstore

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

The store is located in the town centre on Trafford Street, Brigg Road opposite the bingo hall, 200 yards from Wickes.

Parking is available outside the store on Trafford Street or at Cross Street Car Park directly behind the store.

Reader review: Chain Store
It's part of a chain with branches in and around Yorkshire, so I expect it to be typical of the chain in style and stocks. Good for parking, part of a row of shops north of Church Square, close to the market.

The front has the lingerie and fetishware, from almost respectable to outright kinky., and you zig-zag through to the back area for the hardcore: videos, magazines, a bewildering array of sex toys. The staff are helpful. When I was there, both female and fairly ordinary in looks. Seemed to have some practical experience of some of the toys on offer, based on the advise they gave.

Clean, modern, shop design and layout, comparable to High Street shops in general. More PVC and latex than the usual High Street clothes shop; none of the branding feel you get from one of the big clothing chains, but the front is very much a clothes shop.

The back half doesn't hide what it is, but again its the goods rather than the decoration which defines the shop. And the further from the front you get, the more extreme things seem to be. Bondage, it seems, still has limits, but there's stuff on display right at the back, and it's enough to get an idea of what some things might be like.

Certainly a place I didn't feel dreadfully uncomfortable visiting. But I think I'd feel embarrassed anywhere.

Sheerness

 

Skorpio

37 High Street
Bluetown
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 1RN

Tel: 01795 580310

Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm.

Licensed. Previously Playtime

See article from kentonline.co.uk , March 2015: Refurbishment

The shop made the local news describing the up turn in sales inspire by the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey film.

The range of BDSM equipment on sale at Playtime comes in varying shades of naughty , from a Wartenberg Wheel, with spikes which you can run up and down a partner's skin , to silk ropes, for tying up people nice and gently .

Playtime has been quietly going about its saucy business for almost 20 years. It's about to undergo a refurbishment, which Carl hopes will make it more couple friendly and reduce the seedy element some people associate with such stores.

And the shop is already looking forward to Mr Grey's red-hot return to the cinema in 2016.

From Stuart, June 2011: Traditional

Went into Playtime on Saturday and it is the best sex shop I've been in.

It has loads of DVD's from £ 9.99 a massive selection of toys, mags, lubes and tablets.

It is a traditional sex shop not a boutique so has a limited range of lingerie, but does stock rubber wear.

Well worth a visit ,and the fella behind the counter is really helpful, and not pushy at all.

From Tone, May 2008: Tardis

Went into Playtime upon recommendation from a friend, this shop is like a tardis. If you're looking for a great selection of DVDs and a huge choice in sex toys this is the shop for youf

The bloke behind the counter is really helpful and not pushy. You are left alone to browse, also trailers are shown on two TV screens.

Probably one of the best shops outside of London.

From Steve, Aug 2007: Compared to London

Went into a local shop for the first time outside of London. When I walked through the door at Playtime I was amazed by the size of the place it had a better selection of DVDs then some of the London shops.

Prices from £9.99 a great selection of toys at good prices and a very friendly tall fella behind the counter this shop is how sex shops should be!

From Kevin, Feb 2007: Tardis

Went into Playtime last week for the fiorst time,its like a tardis, one of the best DVD collections I have seen outside of London, Prices from £14.99 great selection of toys ,Lubes and dolls. Great help from the bloke behind the counter would recommend and give this shop 10 out of ten.
ps Loads of free parking

From Craig

Playtime is a privately owned, licensed sex shop discreetly positioned with ample free parking right outside. It's a fairly large shop with a separate section to the back where you can happily browse the DVDs and vids at your leisure.

They stock a great range of recent R18 releases - Straight, Gay, Bi and T.S, and get new stock in on a regular basis. I noticed Evil Angel, Private, Ben Dover, Load, Cazzo and more. They tend not to over stock on one title, therefore offering a better selection to suit individual tastes.

DVDs were selling at 30 and they offer a part exchange service - I even noticed a For Sale bin.

The guy behind the counter was genuinely friendly, approachable and, despite not being part of a large chain, was happy to negotiate a good deal on several DVDs I purchased.

They also sell lingerie, glamour/fetish wear, magazines, novelties and toys.

The discreet location, atmosphere and choice make the drive onto the island well worth it. Oh and they have an equally well equipped, though smaller sister shop on Rainham High Street.

Sheffield

 

Ann Summers

Meadowhall Shopping Centre
40 High St
Sheffield
S9 1EN

Mon-Fri: 10am -9pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed chain store

Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Very Popular

It was a very busy shop. Perhaps I was a victim of its success.

Sheffield


Fantasy Locker
Attercliffe Rd
Sheffield
S9 3RA

Licensed. Trading since 2002. Closed in 2016
 

Sheffield

 

The Naughty Company.com

619 Attercliffe Rd
Sheffield
S9 3RD

Tel: 0114 244 2626

Mon-Fri: 9:30am -8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Licensed, previously Desire

Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Enjoyable

A good sized shop with a friendly and welcoming manageress.

Banded prices on R18 DVDs at £25, £20, £15, and £10, with all included in a 3 for the price of 2 offer with the cheapest being free.

There's still a few VHS tapes left at £5 (with 3 for the price of 2 offer).

An 80% enjoyable retail experience

News August 2011:

The shop is now part of the small Naughty Company chain of shops, with a sister store in Doncaster.

Sheffield


Nua
Ecclesall Road
Sheffield
S11 8PX

Unlicensed shop opened in April 2009 stocking energetic and sexy lifestyle products for ladies. Seems to have closed by 2014.

Sheffield


Private Shop
Division St
Sheffield
S1 4GF

Licensed, previously Sven's Bookshop. Closed in 2017 and is now set to become a Mangobean Coffee Shop. The shop had a minor claim to fame as it is next door to house where Jarvis Cocker of the Sheffield band Pulp, fell out of a window at party when trying to impress a girl with his Spiderman impression.

Sheffield


Pulse & Cocktails
St Marys
London Road
Sheffield
S2 4LA

Closed by 2011

Sheffield

 

Pulse & Cocktails

168-180 Penistone Road
Hillsborough
Sheffield
S6 2FJ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Highly Recommended

DVDs at £25 with 3 for £50, 7 for £100, 11 for £150 and 16 for £200, that covered every BBFC approved genre

A huge open plan retail space . Highly Recommended

From Pulse & Cocktails: One of UK's Largest

This massive superstore is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 5,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

The store is located on Old Penistone Road, which runs parallel to Penistone Road, approximately one mile towards the city centre from Hillsborough football ground.

Large free private car park at this store

Sheffield


Simply Pleasure

Chesterfield Road
Sheffield
S8 0RL

Previously The Adult Shop. Closed by 2012

Shrewsbury

 

Erozone

Dorrington Business Park
Dorrington
Shrewsbury
SY5 7JP

(5 miles south of Shrewsbury)

Tel: 01743 718123

From the Mystery Shopper , May 2008: Curious but Pleasant

I was met by a charming couple who showed me around. The main room was fairly large and held lingerie and PVC outfits and lots of sex-clubesque designs. I was also shown into the leather and bondage themed side room.

After that we toured the toy room. The grey carpet and white walls left it feeling rather clinical and the small range of vibrators did little to fill the walls.

With no films, magazines or atmosphere, this was a rather curious, but pleasant shop.

Free parking right outside.

Shrewsbury

 

Private Shop

40 Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury
SY1 1XF

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2019.
 

From the Mystery Shopper , May 2008: Solid All-Rounder

I One of the nicest located Privates I've been in, close by the striking English Bridge over the Severn, sadly this wasn't one of the nicest presented, at least externally. The door was distinctly grubby-looking, but the inside was pleasant enough. Classic blue carpets didn't leave it feeling dingy thanks to plenty of lights and a funny, talkative lady manager.

£30 R18 DVDs (with offers on multiples) and £25 ones on shelves marked 'Bargains'.

The displays, particularly toys on gondolas, had been artfully done.

Big display of mags, including fetish and TV/TS titles.

Lots of stock in limited space can overwhelm, but in this shop didn't, and even with a lack of music,I enjoyed its character and ambience. A solid all-rounder.

Shrewsbury

 
SX Warehouse
Greenwood Industrial Estate,
Harlescott
Shrewsbury

Licensed in 2007. Now closed
 

Skegness


Pulse & Cocktails
Lumley Road
Skegness
PE25 3NG

Previously Licensed to Thrill. No longer listed on the Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014.
 

Sligo

 

Yutopia

95 Connelly Street
Sligo

Slough


Simply Pleasure

32 Windsor Road
Chalvey
Slough
SL1 2EJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Tel: 01753 694023

Licensed. Previously Cupid's Shop

From ETO Mystery Shopper, July 2011: Comprehensive range

A busy shop with space to offer a comprehensive range.

R18 DVDs were priced at £ 25 with a multi-buy price of 3 for 2.

From Simply Pleasure, Sept 2008: Forces Discount

Yes we do try to make everyone welcome and comfortable when they visit.

Our opening hours have been revised Mon-Sat 10-7. We also give 10% to forces personnel with I.D.

Review from Keith, My 2007: Well Priced

The store is well-located with two multi-storey car parks bang opposite.

Store is nicely laid out and well-stocked.

I was a little disconcerted to see a middle-aged lady behind the counter, but she was very helpful and did not make me feel at all uncomfortable; that said I was buying "ben wa" balls for my wife - might have been a bit more embarrassed if buying a doll or pussy!!

My purchase was very well-priced, even better than the lowest-priced similar item on their website. (I noted that the prices were the same in store and on their site, which I think in excellent). However costumes & lingerie did seem a tad expensive - there was on outfit on the "sale" rack for 25quid which I've just bought (admittedly on eBay, but as a new item) for a tenner including postage - had the store gear been say 15 or 16 that would seem fair.

I'd certainly shop there again, and would feel quite comfortable taking my wife into the store. Out of interest I walked past an Ann Summers after I went into Simply Pleasure, and the item I bought for 4.50, and for which other versions we're available at Simply Pleasure for 6.99 were a tenner in Ann Summers.

Slough

 
Private Shop

Farnham Road
Slough
SL1 4XP

Licensed. Closed by May 2019.

South Shields

 

Secret Fantasies Lingerie

94a Boldon Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0AT

Tel: 0191 4546969

South Shields


Pandora's Box
Westoe Road
South Shields

Now closed.
 

Southampton

 

Adult Gift Shop

90 Howard Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 5BH

Licensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2016: Disappointing

DVDs were £20 or £10 each but otherwise a disappointing store.

Review from Peter, November 2010: A good way with customers

On entering the shop l was greeted by a man watching Sky Sports News. We talked about football and he told me he has been licensed for about 3 weeks.

OK it's not a huge shop, But as l look around and the shop had some good bargains. Video all at £10 clearance each. All the new DVD titles at £30.00 each all 2 for £50.00 and a good selection on one display again at £10 clearance (he liked these sticker) I brought two off this display Euro Domination 5 by Evil Empire and Orgazm Addictz by harmony two good films for a tenner each.

It's got everything you could want, great selection of R18 DVD's from £10.00- £30.00.I also brought a jelly butt plug again with a £10 clearance sticker on.

Spent 20 minutes in this shop and was never rushed The guy who runs it was very helpful and had a good way with customers.

The shop had a back door which exited on to a large free car park. (ideal for any customers that are shy and nervous) Spent £30.00 in this shop and left happy with the items l had brought

Southampton

 

Ann Summers

93 Above Bar Street
Southampton
SO14 7FG

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2016: Excellent staff

Excellent staff who did all the right things in terms of greeting and offering help.

Southampton


Forbidden Desires
Rumbridge Street
Totton
Southampton

Book shop closed in 2010.

Southampton

 
Private Shop

Hanover Buildings
Southampton
City Centre
SO14 1JX

Licensed. Cloeed by May 2019.

Southampton


A Taste of Amsterdam
Millbrook Road West
Southampton
SO15 0HX

Licensed. Now closed

Southend

 

Ann Summers

88 High Street
Southend-On-Sea
SS1 1JN

Unlicensed store with listing checked in September 2015.

Southend

 

Harmony

312 London Road
Westcliff-On-Sea
Southend-On-Sea
SS0 7JJ

Licensed, listing checked in 2015.

Southend

 

Private Shop

9 Alexandra Street
Southend-On-Sea
SS1 1BX

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2015: Appealing

Close to the seafront and a lovely shop.

DVDs are £25 and £15 with 2 for 1 offers available at both price brackets.

Clean, well stocked, and appealing with courteous staff.

Review from Gerry, September 2011: Usual Offers

The shop is near Southend Central Station.

There's the Usual Private DVD offers (ie 3 for £ 25 of a small selection). The rest of the stock is too expensive.

Southport


Nice 'n' Naughty
London Street
Southport
PR9 0TH

Closed by June 2018.

St Helens


Pulse & Cocktails

East Lancs Rd
Windle
St Helens

News, March 2016: Application

Pulse and Cocktails have submitted plans for a new branch of the sex shop chain at an old roadside restaurant, Little Chef. It is located on the the East Lancs Rd at Windle, St Helens.

St Helier

 

Ann Summers

18 Bath Street
St Helier
Jersey
JE2 4ST
Unlicensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2014: Attractive setting

Attractively located in a street containing a public sculpture of giant outdoor chess set.

There are some excellent prices (maybe to do with the Channel Islands VAT status).

Stafford


Angels of Stafford
Greyfriars Business Park,
Greyfriars Way
Stafford
ST16 2RF

Now closed
 

Stafford


Romeo and Juliets
Gaol Road, Stafford
ST16 3AN

Now closed

Stevenage

 

Private Shop

22 Queensway
Stevenage
SG1 1BS

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing Checked May 2019.
 

Review from Anon, June 2008: Limited Range

Was greeted by a very friendly bubbly woman who asked if I needed any help shortly after I started looking about. (I declined so can't comment on how knowledge of the stock.)

Fairly standard sex shop bearing this name, one wall dedicated to DVDs, the opposite dedicated to vibrators and the like.

Not much in the way of clothing, and a limited range of magazines (all of which were sealed in plastic bags).

A little of the common boxed rubber skirts, opera gloves, masks etc, but nothing to interest the experienced fetishist.

Stevenage


SWALK Adult Store
Queensway South
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1DA

Opened in November 2007 as SA Lingerie. Later re-branded to SWALK. Now closed

Stockport

 

Ann Summers

Merseyway Shopping Centre
64 Mersey Way
Stockport
SK1 1PL

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 4pm

Unlicensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2019: Middling

A pretty middling example of the chain.

Stockport

 

Cheeky Blue Adult Shop

42-44 Lower Hillgate
Stockport
SK1 1JE

Tel: 0161 476 4548

Licensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2019: Rudimentary

DVDs were mostly £ 20 with a 3 for £ 40 multi-buy option.

Rudimentary but certainly not unpleasant

From Mystery Shopper, August 2011: Decent Selection of Toys

DVDs were mostly 25 but new releases were 30. A decent selection of toys but the shop was not at its best at the time of the visit.

From Dave

Small and dingy. What few R18 videos they had were in a box on the counter ("I've more out back if you you want something else") I assume they are unlicenced and the small stock is "insurance" against a Visit? What they had were all 40 - when I said I was used to paying much less they magically came down to 25. I passed, thank you.

Stockport

 

Harmony

26 Lower Hillgate
Stockport
SK1 1JE

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

A Private Shop

Licensed.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2019: Impressive

Sports a banner proclaiming new lower prices.

DVDs were mostly £ 30 with several multi-buy options.

Mighty impressive.

From Dave

I was very impressed by Harmony. The guy behind the counter was unobtrusive - there was a bloke in browsing as I entered, he left after a bit without buying and the shop guy was quite OK with that, no 'sales patter', very good. I always like to buy something when I visit a sex shop - but I like it to be MY CHOICE to buy.

An average selection of vidoes and slightly fewer dvds - 24.95 being the going rate which you can't really argue with these days?

A light and airy shop - you can actually see outside!! - with a good atmosphere. As good a porn shop as I've visited in the UK. (oh, and they sell toys etc.)

Stockport


Personal Lives
Great Portwood St
Stockport
SK1 2DW

Previously Personal Lines. Seems likely to be the closed shop burnt down by arsonists in August 2015.

Stoke

 

Adult World

89 Broad Street
Stoke
ST1 4JQ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8:30pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Previously Ultimate Book & Video.
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2019: Utilitarian simplicity

R18s were £20 or 3 for £40. There were cheaper titles at £10 or 3 for 25.

There's a good manager but limited stock.

News April 2015: Licence fees

The owner of Adult World was interviewed by the local press to respond in a welcome reduction of council licence fees from about £7000 to about £400.

From Adult World, May 2007: Vibrant

Located just on the outskirts of Hanley City Centre, in an up and coming part of the city, AdultWorld in Stoke opened in April 2004. We spent over £75K on an extensive and complete shop re-fit. This shop covers the whole of Staffordshire

Uniquely for AdultWorld this shop is split into two floors. The ground floor covers magazines, novelties, clothing and Sex Toys. The 1st floor sells DVD's and VHS.

We at AdultWorld base ourselves on being the very best in leading Adult Entertainment. Our customer ratio is 50-50 split between men and women.

Our vibrant young staff here at AdultWorld in Stoke On Trent are always on hand to lend a hand.

We have thousands of DVDs at very competitive prices. We get deliveries daily from our head office, of DVD's as well as magazines and books. This gives us a leading edge by having the very latest content available that is always new, fresh and up to date.

We offer a unique range of lingerie and sexy costumes. We have in store catalogues that offer you everything you need under one roof here at AdultWorld in Stoke on Trent.

We're just off the A500, with a very large customer car park at the back of our premises. 10 mins from junction 15 of the M6.

Stoke

 

Ann Summers

Potteries shopping centre
10 Parliament Row
Hanley
Stoke
ST1 1QD

Mon - Sat: 10am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10am - 4:30pm
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2019: Mixed

A mixed bag.

News November 2013: New in Stoke

A new branch of Ann Summers has opened up in Stoke.

Stoke

 

Discretion

30/32 Hope Street
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
ST1 5BS

Mon - Sat: 10am - 5:30pm

Licensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2019: Massive

A massive selection of fetish/stripper/playwear clothes and lingerie, fetish footwear, toys and DVDs.

DVDs were £7, £10, £13 and £20.

Wonderland meets bedlam.

News April 2015: Licence fees

The owner of Discretion was interviewed by the local press to respond in a welcome reduction of council licence fees from about £7000 to about £400.

News June 2014: Mentioned

Mentioned in the news being next door to a derelict bar considered a fire risk.

From Discretion, May 2008: Innovative Designs

We have been a licensed sex shop for 4 years, and before that, a fetish and fantasy shop for 16 years.

We have male and female staff on hand to help with the huge range of products that we sell.

We pride ourselves on stocking a lot of new innovative designs that very few other shops carry, at a very realistic price.

Stoke

 

Pulse & Cocktails

530 King Street
Longton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 1EZ

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Previously Pleasure Palace

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2019: Superstore

R18s were generally £25 or 3 for £50.

From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: One of the UK's largest

This is massive new superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department on the ground floor is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, greeting cards gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins and is located on the first floor! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 4,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure then this exciting new store in Stoke is the one for you. This is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

The store is located on King Street almost directly behind the railway station.

Large free private car park at this store

Stoke

 
Private Shop

Marsh Street
Hanley
Stoke
ST1 1JA

Licensed, Closed by May 2019.

Stoke

 

Ultimate Book & Video

89 Broad Street
Stoke

Stoke Rochford


See also Grantham

Stoke Rochford

 

Pulse & Cocktails

A1 Southbound
Near Stoke Rochford
Near Grantham
NG33 5EW

Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun : 11am-5pm

A new licensed shop in the old McDonalds on the A1 southbound from Grantham near Stoke Rochford. Listing confirmed in August 2016.

Offsite Review, October 2019: How horny are the drivers on the A1?

See article from bbc.com

About 500 people visit the store on the A1 southbound at Grantham every week, estimates manager Michaela Snell. She said most will buy something and roughly 25% of people walking through the doors are regulars. It's intriguing to a lot of people - they might drive by several times before they eventually come in, but they will come in to see what it is about. Image caption Some customers find visiting a shop helpful when choosing merchandise

The uninitiated will often turn right into the less intimidating lingerie department, while more seasoned shoppers head straight for the sex toys or bondage area.

We say hello to everyone that comes in, said Ms Snell. Some will come straight up and ask questions, others will look as if to say 'oh God, don't talk to me', which is fine - we can gauge what people want and leave them to it. We get a real mix of people in here... we do get a lot of people just asking for directions as well.

Offsite Review, April 2016: A1 sex shop reveals all... including 5 best-sellers

See article from lincolnshireecho.co.uk

From Pulse & Cocktails, Sept 2009: New Store

A new sexy adult superstore is now open on the A1 southbound, near Stoke Rochford, Grantham.

Formerly a McDonald's restaurant, the premises near Grantham are now a brand new and exciting adult store.

It is a bright and spacious store that offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the friendly staff.

Thousands of people will drive past the Sexy Superstore every day on their travels and now many people will plan their journey so that they have plenty of time to visit the UK's most thrilling, new Sexy Superstore.

The store has 3 departments; the first has a fantastic range of sexy lingerie and dressing-up wear from sexy nurse to PVC and rubber, sexy hosiery and sexy shoes and boots.

The store also has an excellent choice of naughty novelties and games including hen and stag night products.

The second department is the most exciting one with thousands of adult sex toys, catering for all needs and tastes. A selection of the best toys are on show in display areas so that customers can see and touch before making their choices. This department also has an excellent bondage selection with restraints, whips, paddles and also handmade, life size stocks.

The third department is the separate adult film department, with over 3,000 XXX DVDs.

The store also has a huge, private car park, with plenty of room for lorries and coach parties. A visit to the new, A1 sexy adult superstore is an absolute must!

Stratford upon Avon


Romeo and Juliet's Adult Boutique
20 Rother Street
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6NE

News June 2009.

An unlicensed sex shop has been granted to planning permission to open soon.

Sunderland


Ann Summers

259 High Street West
Sunderland
SR1 3DH

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed sex shop. Listing checked March 2015.

Sutton Coldfield


Six 30
In Shops (indoor market)
South Parade
Sutton Coldfield

Unsure of status in May 2011

Unlicensed shop opened in September 2009

It is an adult boutique selling upscale lingerie and a few toys.

Sutton in Ashfield


Supermags
Market Sq
Huthwaite
Sutton in Ashfield

Now closed

Swansea

 

Ann Summers

20 Whitewalls
Swansea
SA1 3AA

Mon-Fri: 9:30a-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed high street store. Listing verified in February 2017.

Swansea


Little Amsterdam
King Edward Road
Swansea

Now closed

Swansea


Private Shop

Dillwyn Street
Swansea
SA1 4AE

Licensed shop closed in 2019. The shop looks set to be converted into flats.

Swansea


Simply Pleasure

18 Park Street
Swansea
SA1 3DJ

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01792 455248

Licensed. Listing checked in May 2018.

From ETO's Mystery Shopper , November 2013: Exceptional Store

An exceptional store for all the right reasons. Well organised and well presented.

There's a large selection of £25 R18s, with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

All set off by Low pressure, High-help manageress, for whom nothing is too much trouble.

From the Mystery Shopper , June 2006: Presentable

Just a minute from Swansea's retail heart and a fairly standard sex shop.

DVDs were £40 each, £60 for 2, £100 for 4)

Well-arranged displays of fetish clothing.

Far from great, but a generally presentable store.

Swindon


Exchange Book Shop
Crickdale Road
Gorse Hill
Swindon

Unlicensed shop prosecuted by the human rights abusing council who refuse to grant licences. Closed in 2015.

Swindon


Private Shop
Devizes Road
Swindon

Closed and sold in autumn 2007, now a pub.

 

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Taibach


see Port Talbot
 

Tamworth

 

Angels of Tamworth

Unit 9 Romain Park
Claymore Tameside Industrial Park
Tamworth
B77 5DQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

Licensed

News from Angels of Tamworth, March 2015: New owners

We are the new owners of Angels of Tamworth, a fully licensed shop.

Taunton

 

Ann Summers

37-39 Fore Street
Taunton
TA1 1HR

Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Rough Edges

An unusually high number of rough edges for an Ann Summers branch but clean, tidy and with a bubbly atmosphere.

Taunton


Simply Pleasure

50 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1NS

Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 9am-6:30pm
Sat: 9am-4pm

Tel: 01823 259937

Licensed. Previously Harmony. Review required

Taunton


Private Shop

Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1PB

Licensed. Closed by May 2019.

Telford


Mojos69
High Street
Telford
 
Closed by 2007

Telford


Romeo and Juliets
Vineyard Road
Wellington
Telford
TF1 1HA

Licensed since July 2008. Closed down in March 2018.
 

Tempsford


See Sandy
 

Thetford

 

Absolookley Adult

17, Brunel way Industrial Estate
Brunel way
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1HP

Mon-Sat: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sun: closed

Tel: 01842 751924

Licensed

News from Absolookley Adult, August 2014: Up and Running

Sister shop Absolookley Adult in Peterborough has closed but the Thetford branch is still up and running.

Review from Ian, Jan 2009: Best for Miles

I have just been into the Adult shop in Thetford and l just say that it is the best store for miles, clean, bright, friendly staff and good prices.

I would recommend you visit it soon.

Review Sept 2008: Takeaway

Review deleted on threat of legal action from the shop

Tidworth
Wiltshire


Fun & Fantasy
Station Rd
Tidworth
Wiltshire

Closed and now a tattoo shop

Tilbury


Martina's Adult Boutique
Dock Road
Tilbury

Closed and up for rent in 2010

Tonbridge


Between the Sheets
Priory Road
TN9 2AQ

Closed by December 2017. Now a cafe.

Torquay


Simply Pleasure

19 Market Street
Torquay
TQ1 3AF

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01803 292577

Licensed

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Excellent

R18 DVDs were £ 25 with a 3 for £ 50 offer and 10 for £ 100.

An excellent store but limited space limits appeal

Reader review, April 2011: 5 out of 5

Torquay Simply Pleasure is in easy reach of the town centre.

Once inside the small store there is lots to see and buy. There are lots of toys and outfits in this store.

3 DVDs for £ 60 plus 3 free mags can't be bad and any yellow sticker for a fiver with the bundle.

The girls are very helpful and will order anything.

My only moan is that they don't do Digital Playground DVDs but I'm sure they will stock them soon.

Apart from that, Simply Pleasure get five out five.

Trowbridge


Passion Box
Narrow Wine Street
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8EN

Licensed. Opened in 2008. Now closed but Passion Box is continuing in Frome

Truro

 

Ann Summers

12 St Nicolas Street
Truro
TR1 2RW

Mon-Sat: 9am-5pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Unlicensed.

Review from ETO' s Mystery Shopper, September 2016: Welcoming

A bit scruffy for Ann Summers but a warm welcome.

Truro


Mrs Palm
Little Castle Street
Truro
TR1 3DL

Sex shop opened in November 2010. Closed in September 2016.

Tunbridge Wells

 

Ann Summers

Royal Victoria Place
Tunbridge Wells
Kent
TN1 2SR

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (8pm Thu)
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper December 2017: PornHub

Had a PornHub stand, an interesting choice for an unlicensed store.

News May 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The store was mentioned in the news as a shoplifting case came to court.

Tunbridge Wells


Shhh
London Road
Southborough
Tunbridge Wells
TN4 OPJ

Previously Secret Desires. Closed in spring 2016.

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Wakefield


Chez L'Amour
Lower Warrengate
Wakefield
WF1 1SA

Closed and up for sale in 2014

Wakefield


Private Shop

71 Doncaster Road
Belle Vue
Wakefield
WF1 5DX

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from Ian, July 2014: Lacking a discreet entrance

Location

Situated on a very busy road that leads to and away from the city centre. Very busy with traffic and the store has no off road or car park so it was a matter of trying to park along the road. The Shop is surrounded by takeaways and other shops. Managed to park quite a way up the road and walked to the shop

The entrance is located at the front facing the road and I got numerous looks from car drivers who were stationary due to volume of traffic

Rather embarrassing to say the least.

Store

The store is small with the usual range of clothing, sex toys, magazines and R18 Movies as available in most Private Shops

Maybe it was just the walk down passed the line of dirty looks from the car drivers but I just didn't feel comfortable in this store had an atmosphere I cant explain really.

Staff

The staff member passed the time of day and left me to have a look around.

Seemed to feel uncomfortable.

I was thinking about the leaving the store and walking out onto the busy main road carrying a DVD and could hear the blasting of horns and shouts coming from car drivers in my head

Felt even more uncomfortable leaving the store and walking back.

The location for this store really needs some sort of car park or rear entrance as Could not see this location making the start of the whole experience a good one.

Would advise if your anyway little shy about visiting sex shop visit another one.

Walsall


Angels & Sinners

Angels & Sinners

Unit 5, Frederick Street
Town Wharf Business Park
Walsall
WS2 9NJ

Tel: 01922 635544

Licensed. Also known as Angels of Walsall

Review from Malcolm, September 2012: Seeking High Definition

I visited a shop called Angels of Walsall requesting High Definition (HD) videos only. I was told most DVD'S are HD. The fella in there pointed to whole racks of them and said they are all HD DVD's. Of course they weren't....

There was in fact one rack with some HD videos priced at £ 30 each, £ 70 for 3. Quite ridiculous when you consider what the private shops charge. So for me, Angels of Walsall was deceptive about the nature of their products and overcharge by a mile and a half.

Review from Gerry, September 2011: 5500 Adult DVDs

Still an excellent shop which now claims to have 5500 adult DVDs in stock.

I can well believe it. The price of 8 for £ 100 is available, and there is also a value bucket of older DVDs.

The cinema was doing good business yesterday as well.

Some of their website clothing offers are extremely good value

News from Gerry, February 2011: R18 Cinema

I visited Angels and Sinners again yesterday. Still an excellent shop as per my past comments.

However they have now added an adult cinema at the back of the shop showing R18 films. The cinema is rather different to the Odeon (apart from the films it shows) in that the seating is all comfortable leather sofas, well spread out. Very nice indeed.

Shortly the shop will be changing its name to Angels of Walsall to avoid confusion with the wholesaler using the A&S name in Birmingham

Review from Gerry, Oct 2009: Superb shop
Superb shop on small trading estate, they have taken over two units.

As you enter shop, the left hand unit is full of undies, toys, lotions, etc whist right hand unit is crammed with great selection of DVDs. Bulk price of 8 for £100 is competitive.

From Angels, Dec 2006

We are a large friendly business, catering for the discerning customer requiring, top quality sex aids, toys, lingerie, lotions and potions, videos, DVD's and magazines. Visit or buy on line. Always competitive prices.

Walsall


Private Shop
Stafford Street
Walsall
WS2 8DG

Closed in 2013. Now Fletcher's Cakes

Warrington


Ann Summers

12 Sankey Street
Golden Square Shopping Centre
Warrington
WA1 1QB

Mon-Wed,Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Thurs: 9:30am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed shop
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2018: Busy

A busy shop with a good atmosphere.

Warrington


Nice 'n' Naughty
Nice 'n' Naughty Boutique
66 Sankey St
Warrington
WA1 1SB

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 6pm

Tel: 01925 650119

Boutique by Nice 'n' Naughty Warrington

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Licensed.  Opened on 15th June 2020.
 

News from Nice 'n' Naughty, January 2020: From Back Street to Boutique

Eighteen years ago, when Nice 'n' Naughty first opened on Crown Street in Warrington it was the very first licensed adult store in the Borough. On the 15th June 2020 we will bring adult retail into a modern retail environment when we open the doors to our new luxurious Boutique store on Sankey Street.

The location of our new store, in a retail shopping area, surrounded by specialised businesses, licensed bars and eateries, is not only keeping with the new boutique image we are launching, but was selected due to the ever-changing face of UK retail in general.

The Crown Street store that opened in 2002, has become a victim of its own success, with the modern-day customer demanding a more intimate, sophisticated shopping experience that a store in a railway arch just cannot provide. The new boutique store has given us the opportunity to consult with interior designers to create a shopping experience deserved of this new era in retail. Nice 'n' Naughty has in conjunction with the designers and Warrington based shop fitters, created a boutique store that will ensure we continue to cater for our core market, which over the last 5 years has seen an increase in females and couples of all genres.

Trish Murray, a Warrington lady herself and a driving force behind the new store shared her thoughts:

"We are proud to be part of the Warrington community and share the vision of equality and diversity. We have spent 20 years working to change the stigma and preconceived ideas of the 'Adult Retail Store', and have always preferred this label, but in this new era the customer demands a "Boutique", which is more in line with 2020 and the female and couples' market that we attract. We have worked closely with Warrington Borough Council and their Licensing Department to ensure the requirements of the licence we have been granted are not only met but have been exceeded"

After trading in the town for 20 years, we have built a very loyal customer base who have been the backbone of the store along with the staff who have a combined experience of over 35 years . Our customer loyalty was recently reinforced with the positive comments that were received across multiple social media posts during our licence application process for the Sankey Street store, with the company receiving overwhelming support from customers and local businesses alike, many of whom demonstrated this by writing to the council in support of us.

With the High Street changing dramatically over the past 10 years, businesses need to adapt to survive. Nice 'n' Naughty are no different than any other retailer out there who are competing with Online shopping trends. Relocating and upgrading to a boutique style store shows our commitment to continue to provide a new and improved shopping experience to our existing customers, and the ability to attract new customers who may be more aware of our online competition. Bricks and mortar retailers need to ensure that they offer high quality products, knowledgeable staff and a luxurious shopping experience to compete with the online competition and this can be found in abundance at our new Nice & Naughty Boutique.

Our new store located at Unit 2, 66 Sankey Street, will be open from 9.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Saturday, in keeping with many other retail stores in the area and in the near future will open on a Sunday.

Nice & Naughty obtained the license to ensure it can continue to supply our loyal customers with R18 hardcore DVD's and a vast selection of adult products.

Warrington


Nice 'n' Naughty
Nice 'n' Naughty
Crown Parade
Under the Arches - Central Station
WA1 2AE

Licensed shop since 2003.  Closed in March 2020 and relocated to 66 Sankey Street.
See Boutique by Nice 'n' Naughty
 

 

News June 2020: Moved

Nice 'n' Naughty in Warrington closed the Crown Parade shop when shops closed for coronavirus lockdown in March 2020. After the end of lockdown on 15th June 2020, Boutique by Nice 'n' Naughty opened nearby at 66 Shankey Street.

Waterford


Pillow Talk

56 O'Connell Street
Waterford
Review, June 2018

See The grandmother who runs a sex shop_ ‘Prudish Ireland is dead and gone’.from irishtimes.com
 

Watford


Honour

Unit 2,
Finway Court
Whippendell Road
Watford
WD18 7EN

Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6pm
Sat: 10:00am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Unlicensed

Review rom ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2019:

A specialist outlet for the fetish-fans, but one that felt inclusive and welcoming rather than niche or judgmental.

Watford


Simply Pleasure

96 The Parade
Watford
WD17 1AW

Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01923 213004

Licensed

From Kieran

On visiting Watford's only licensed sexshop (featured on Channel 5's Gender Swap with Rebbecca Loos) I was pleasantly surprised!

The shop is stocked from top to bottom with an amazing variety of toys.. Rampant Rabbits take pride of place with lots of different colours, sizes and designs! I would hazard a guess that there are at least 150 different types of vibrators for women alone, which pleased my wife!

Then for me they had a large variety of pumps and vaginas! That's not to mention the whole top shelf surrounding the shop being home for realistic dolls of all sizes! The Manageress behind the counter was very friendly and able to give us great advice about everything we asked her! she was very confident and not at all intimidated by my query of how a penis enlarger worked! As well as all this they have a wide selection of lingerie, bondage equipment and DVD's and VHS all well priced!

I was really pleased with my visit and between myself and the manageress we managed to persuade my wife to give the 'Love Swing' a whirl which she know tells all her friends about!!!
We cant wait to go again!

From Peter

Firstly, the shop seems to have metamorphosed from Harmony. It's now called 'Simply Pleasure'. I don't know whether or not this represents a change of ownership, though I suspect that it might.

It was a major disappointment. As a single man visiting the shop, I felt unwelcome. It seems to me that it caters almost solely to women - plently of clothing and toys for them, but nothing (apart from the videos/DVDs at the back) for men. There was one man staffing the shop when I visited. Whilst he was quite pleasant, he appeared not to have a clue what he was doing, and was a long way from being helpful to me. I won't bother to go there again.

From David

My wife & I visited the shop. It is brand new shop front with a very tasteful window display of erotic lingerie, Inside just about every toy & gadget you could wish for are on display. A collection of whips, floggers & bondage gear if that floats your boat!. A very good selection of lingerie, pvc silky gear, erotic games.

A huge range of R18 rated dvds & videos the videos were £30 each which I thought was good value. There was one girl on the counter who was very friendly and answered all our questions. The shop has a very good atmosphere for couples or singles. We give the shop ten out of ten, a breath of fresh air in the world of sex shops! There is a security camera which covers the whole shop. The range of Rabbit vibrators every shape & size to please any girl!! We look forward to our next visit

Wednesbury


Nice 'n' Naughty
Lower High Street
Wednesbury
West Midlands
WS10 7AQ

Fully licensed shop opened on May 8th 2007. Now closed

Wellingborough


Lace
Silver Street
Wellingborough

Lingerie shop opened in October 2011 Now closed

Wellingborough


Licensed Adult Centre
Cannon Street

closed in 2009

Wellington


See Telford
 

Wentbridge


See Pontefract
 

West Bromwich


Private Shop

19 Bull Street
West Bromwich
B70 6EU

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from Malcolm, September 2012: Seeking High Definition

I visited the Private shop in West Bromwich and received accurate information and good deals.

I took one disc back because the content was poor and even though I had time to have watched it, they took it back and I was allowed to swap it for another with no trade in charge made.

On another occasion I tuned down one of their free magazines while buying 3 videos for £ 50 and was told I could choose another HD DVD at no extra charge.....(4 for £ 50 that day). Excellent service. I highly recommend the West Bromwich store.

I have also been offered, when they have them, Blu-ray's for the same price as 3 for £ 50 normal HD videos.

West Bromwich


Simply Pleasure

282 High Street Street
West Bromwich
B70 8AQ

Mon-Wed: 9:30am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 9:30am-7pm
Sat: 9:30am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0121 5536193

Licensed

News Feb 2008: Undies and Frillies

The local Sandwell council granted permission to Simply Pleasure for a window display of undies and frillies.

West Bromwich


Simply Pleasure
Birmingham Road
Oldbury
B69 4ED

Closed by 2012

West Bromwich


Simply Pleasure
Dudley Rd
Sandwell
B18 4HE

Closed by 2012

West Thurrock


Bissy-B

Unit 7 Breach Road
Thurrock Business Centre
West Thurrock
Grays
Essex
RM20 3NR

Mon to Fri 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm

Tel: 01708 252993
Tel: 01708 252605

Licensed, previously Little Amsterdam at Truckworld

From ETO's Mystery Shopper: July 2013: Back to Basics

Basic shop decoration for back to basics pricing.

A good range of toys and DVDs at £20.

Unsophisticated, but not unpleasant

News from Bissy-B, August 2008: Been Bissy

The West Thurrock licensed sex shop previously known as Little Amsterdam has moved premises and is now known as Bissy-B

We stock a vast array of DVD and VHS titles:

DVDs start from £10
VHS Tapes from £5

We also sell a wide range of Lingerie & Outfits
as well as Magazines (Contact & Monthly).

Some fancy dress costumes are also available along with bespoke bondage equipment

Westcliff-On-Sea


Harmony

312 London Road
Westcliff- on-Sea
Essex
SS0 7JJ

Tel 01702 341486

Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm

From the shop:

Harmony is a clean bright, newly licensed shop with a large selection of stock in all areas, R18 videos, DVD's, sex toys & sex aids, clothing, lingerie and a selection of leather clothing etc..

We always have about 300 titles of R18 films in stock. All at great prices (as low as 20) and a part exchange facility. Although most titles are hetero, we do have a selection of Gay, Lesbian & T.S. films.

In excess of 100 different vibrators & dildos always in stock. Plus a full range of artificial vaginas and masturbating units and dolls. We also stock a range of vacuum pumps and other erection aids including various creams. Our staff are fully trained in the usefulness of all items we stock as well as being trained in how to make the customer feel at ease in what may be an embarrassing situation for them. Once again all prices are competitive.

We carry a large range of clothing and lingerie including nurse & maids outfits etc. Once again staff are trained in converting sizes, as many people know only one type of sizing. We always stock a range of top quality leather clothing: Bodies, Basques, Bikinis etc..Further to this a range of handcuffs and restraints made from top grade Hide. Plus harnesses, gags, masks, hoods and Kat o Nine Tails. As always prices are competitive.

One more thing, whilst looking at your site I saw some customers' comments relating to them being intimidated in certain shops. Sadly there are still a few companies entrenched in that old fashioned style. However I can assure you not so in Harmony, our staff are fully trained in all areas of our business, with a very large emphasis on customer satisfaction. To run a successful business you need regular and repeat trade, to achieve this you must
a) Give good value for money
b) Have a great selection of stock
c) Keep the customer satisfied
We try our very best to achieve all of these criteria.
Our staff are repeatedly told “ It's the customers who pay our wages”

I think we've got it pretty right.

Westmeath


Butterfly Kisses

9 Pearse Street
Mullingar
Westmeath
 

Westmeath


Edraco Adult Shop

20 O'Connell Street
Athlone
Westmeath
 

Weston super Mare


Joy Adult Shop
Whitecross Road
Weston super Mare
BS23 1EJ

Closed by 2014.

Weymouth


My Amazing Fantasy

1 Ranelagh Road
Weymouth
DT4 7JD

Previously named Discretion and then Erotica Belle. Licensed since 2005. Listing checked in June 2020.

News, June 2020: Screen size limits

The shop successfully renewed its annual licence in June 2020 but failed to get council permission for a large screen TV display in the shop window.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2012: Highly Recommended

A good selection of DVD mostly at £25 with a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer. There are also titles available in a Buy 1 Get 2 Free offer. There's a £5-10 bargain selection too.

A very friendly manageress made for a high recommendation from the Mystery Shopper.

News September 2011: Under New Management

New owners of the Weymouth's licensed sex shop in Ranelagh Road are making several fundamental changes.

The shop was renamed in July 2011 from Discretion to Erotica Belle. And in a change of direction the new owner, Jonathan Spencer, has been given council permission to display lingerie in the shop window.

Spencer said that it an effort to move his business on from what he described as the dirty mac brigade reputation of sex shops.

Weymouth Council's Licensing Committee one letter of objection, 18 letters of support and a petition signed by around 120 people in favour of the move to change the building's appearance.

Spencer said: I've changed the products in the shop so they are less adult. I want to go more down the lingerie route and the gift route.

Weymouth


Private Shop
Kings Street
Weymouth

Reported as closed in 2009

Whitley Bay


Tickled Pink
Station Road
Whitley Bay
NE26 2QZ

Opened August 2011. Closed in 2015.

Wicklow


Utopia Adult Party Shop

Unit 2 Everest Centre
Bray
Wicklow

Wigan


 
Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
Unit 7, Under the Arches
Queen Street
Wigan
WN3 4DY

Licensed. Closed in February 2020.

Customers are now invited to shop online at:

nicennaughty.co.uk
 
 

Wisbech


Kiss Kiss
Thorney Road
Guyhirn
Near Wisbech
Cambridgeshire
PE13 4AA

Licensed and located in a petrol station on the A47. Closed in 2007
Bought out in September 2008. Closed in 2012

Wisbech


XXX Zone
Falcon Road
Wisbech

Previously licensed but reported as closed in May 2008

Witham


Pulse and Cocktails

A12 northbound
Rivenhall End
Near Witham
Essex
CM8 3HB

Unlicensed sex shop opened 23rd April 2018. Licensed from 18th

.
 

News, July 2018: Licence granted

The shop applied for a sex shop licence which will then allow the store to sell R18 DVDs and Blu-rays. The licence was duly granted in July 2018.

See review from essexlive.news , May 2018: A simple tickler to something more fetish

One of the biggest sex shops in Essex has opened its doors on the A12 near Chelmsford and Witham .

Store manager Hannah beamed:

A lot of thought has gone into the design and the products we offer. It's spacious and modern and welcoming. Our lingerie is classy and we have a real mixture of products and toys to suit all tastes. You can go from a simple tickler to something more fetish.

New employees at Pulse & Cocktails have a whole month's training before they can start work in the stores. They learn about every single product in detail and about how to deliver the best customer service in an adult store.

Woking


Private Shop
High Street
Woking

Licensed but closed by 2013

Wolverhampton


Adult Pleasure Zone

16 Broad Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HP

Licensed. Previously Soho Books

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2014: Rough Charm

R18s are mostly £25 with some at £15.

A shop with rough charm.

Wolverhampton


Adult Shop
Walsall Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WV14 0AT

Licensed. Closed in 2017.

Wolverhampton


Ann Summers

49 Dudley Street
City Centre
Wolverhampton
WV1 3ER

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

Unlicensed

Wolverhampton


The Foxy Lady

146 Oxford Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WV14 7DP

Daily: 11am - 11pm

Cinema Entrance: £5 - £8

Licensed adult cinema and sex shop. Open since 1995. Listing confirmed in November 2016.

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.

News April 2014: Licence renewal

The Foxy is a licensed adult cinema and sex shop. The owner hopes to open a dance bar at the end of June. The owner said:

We take strict control of the property. The licensing people have been down and double checked and there has been no problem.

The business was awarded a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence in 2012, which is when the licences were introduced by the Government. Until then it met the legal requirement for the time.

The sex shop sells toys and DVDs. Opening hours are 11am to 11pm, seven days a week. The owner said the busiest times were in the evenings and on weekends. To go in it will set you back between £5 and £8, depending on the time of day.

The licence is now up for annual renewal by planning bosses at Wolverhampton City Council and the renewal will be subject to a public consultation.

From Guy:

My main object was to visit the cinema but whilst waiting for the woman behind the counter to serve me I browsed around the shop. I found a vast selection of video's and dvd's which were priced individually or grouped at three for 100.00 pounds, which seemed a little expensive compared to internet prices, but it does avoid the embarrassment of having delivered to your home, the range would cater for most peoples tastes.

The shop had a range of toys which was not huge, I found the stock to be mostly video's and dvds. Where this establishment excels itself is the staff, the woman behind the counter was pleasant and helpful, she pointed out where the entrances to each of the two cinema screens were and where the toilets were situated and that refreshments were available. Upon leaving a gentleman was behind the counter and he said goodbye and have a safe journey.

All in all a very friendly establishment.

Wolverhampton


Pulse & Cocktails

40 Church Lane
Near St. John's Retail Park
Wolverhampton
WV2 4DD

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2014: Huge and handy!

R18s are £25 with multi-buy offers of 3 for £50, 7 for £100, 17 for £200

Huge and handy!

From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: The Midland's largest

This is massive new superstore and is split into two departments.

The first department in the store is Cocktails, which has an amazing range of sexy lingerie and clothing in both conventional and raunchy styles, including leather, latex PVC and also a fantastic range of dressing-up uniforms. Due to the size of the store the product range and diversity is vast and the sizes range from 8-26. Also at this store is an excellent selection of hosiery, realistic wigs and shoes.

This department also has a large range of naughty novelties, greeting cards, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

The second department is Pulse and is where the ultimate sex shop adventure really begins!

The toy department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. There is also an excellent bondage section and an exclusive collection of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 5,000 different DVDs covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 600 titles

The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

This store in Wolverhampton must be visited for the ultimate sex shop experience. It is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park.

The store is located on Church Lane, which runs parallel to St Johns Ring Road (dual carriageway)

By Car:

From the top of Snow Hill, turn off left as if heading towards St Johns Retail Park. Do not turn into the car park, continue down Church Lane for approximately 300 yards. The store is the last building on the left.

There is a large free private car park at this store with an additional, discreet entrance direct into the toy and film department from the car park.

By Foot:

Head towards St Johns Ring Road from the city centre, down Worcester Street, cross over the dual carriageway by Penn Road Island and follow the footpath around the car park and onto Church Lane.

Wolverhampton


Simply Pleasure

18 Broad Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HP

Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01902 420581

Licensed, previously Adult Play Things

Re view from the Mystery Shopper December 2014: Staff were excellent

The male and female staff were excellent.

There were DVDs for £25 with multibuys of 3 for the price of 2.

An unusual lack of music but nice nevertheless.

Review from Gerry, February 2013: Helpful

Simply had a good choice of reduced price DVDs and a helpful lady manager.

Review from the Mystery Shopper Sept 2010: Premiere League

A cheery welcome from the shop manager.

Mainline DVDs at 25.00 with 3 for 2 offer. A decent cheaper range at 15.00.

A decent range of toys

Comment, Oct 2009:

Gone downhill - few special offer DVDs

Worcester


Ann Summers

34 High St
Worcester
WR1 2QL

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

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2016: Good service

Nice atmosphere and very good service.

Worcester


Private Shop

18 Lowesmoor
Worcester
WR1 2SG

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, March 2016: Much improved

Another much improved branch of UK's largest sex shop chain.

An extensive range of DVDs were mostly £25 with some at £20. Multi-buy options are available.

Good presentation, variety and atmosphere.

Worksop


Pulse & Cocktails

Claylands Ave
Dukeries Ind Estate
Worksop
S81 7DJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sundays: closed
Bank hols: closed

From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Large Adult Superstore

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines , none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Visit this store in Worksop for the ultimate sex shop experience

From the A57 turn off at Claylands Avenue, signposted Dukeries industrial Estate the store is 400 yards further down on the left hand side opposite the old Nestle factory.

Large Free Private Car Park

Worthing


Cherry Bliss

6 Royal Arcade
Worthing
BN11 3AY

Tel: 01903 209020

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: 12pm - 4pm

Last checked September 2013
 

From connections of Cherry Bliss, Jan 2008: Sexy Erotic Boutique as a sexy erotic boutique feel about rather than a typical sex shop.

Cherry Bliss has every area covered, sexy playwear, lubes & lotions, bondage gear to the very latest adult toys on the market.

The staff are friendly and are very well trained on all the products. They also stock a wide range of adult DVD tiles with prices starting from £4.99.

Cherry Bliss is an Aladdin's cave of all things sensual and sexy and would be ideal for those who get slightly nervous about visiting a sex shop.

Worthing


Taboo
Rowlands Road
Worthing
BN11 3JX

Licensed, previously Secret Desires and Pillow Talk. Became Taboo in March 2011 but closed in December 2011.

Wrexham


The Fantasy House

2 Mount Street
Wrexham
LL13 8DN

Mon-Sat: 9:30-6:30pm (Fri 7pm)

Tel: 01978 262784

Licence granted in July 2009. Locals tried to kick up a fuss about the historic plaque on the building commemorating the birthplace of a Crimean war hero by the name of Balaclava Ned.

Listing checked in December 2014.

From Fantasy House, October 2009: Well received

We are aiming to encourage females and couples along with the steady male DVD buyers offering a large range of up market lingerie, footwear and toys as well as a vast selection of R18 DVD's and imported magazines in bright pleasant surroundings.

So far everything we are doing is being well received.

Wrexham


Private Shop
Yorke Street
Wrexham
LL13 8LW

Licensed. Closed by 2018 and is now set to become housing

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York

 

Ann Summers

19 High Ousegate
York
YO1 8RX

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 6pm
Sat: clo sed
Sun:11am - 5pm

Unlicensed shop

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2019: Not so impressive

A grand, central location, busy atmosphere and extensive ranges...but...

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2014: Impressive

Impressive shop that has received a makeover since the last visit.

York


Nostalgia and Bluestar Publications
Victoria Street
off Nunnery Lane
York

Licensed shop now closed but the business is continuing by mail order

York


Private Shop
Bootham
York

Closed by 2014

York


Xes
Goodramgate
York

Closed by 2014, although there is still an online spin off

York

 

Adult Shop

70b Gillygate
York
YO31 7EQ

Tel: 01904 613638

Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00
Sun 12:00-5:00

Licensed.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2019: Interesting

Has a friendly manager and interesting stock, but not arrestingly so.

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2014: Excellent Manager

Multiple deals on R18s DVDs: 6 for £100; 3 for 2, 2 for £50.

An excellent manager who engaged, promoted, explained, negotiated and helped like a keen but unpressurising pro.

 

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