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Acton


Blaze
 
Acton

News February 2015: Blaze extinguished 

See article from sevlicensing.wordpress.com

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

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

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

Aldgate

 

Club Oops

30 Alie Street
Aldgate
London
E1 8DA

 

 

News April 2013:

Poster proved too sexy for the advert censors of the ASA

Aldgate

 

The Nag's Head

17 Whitechapel Road
Aldgate
London
E1 1DU

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

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

Notes from the Nag's Head, January 2017:

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

Aldgate

 

Whites Gentlemen's Club

32-38 Leman Street
Aldgate
London
E1 8EW

Tues-Fri: 7pm - 4am

Admission from free to £10 depending on time

From Whites, January 2017:

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

Bethnal Green

 

Metropolis

234 Cambridge Heath Road
Bethnal Green
London
E2 9NN

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

Free entry before 9pm

Promotional Material

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

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

Broadgate

 

For Your Eyes Only

23 City Road
Broadgate
London
EC1Y 1AE

Mon-Fri: 5pm - 5am
Sat: 6pm - 5am

Describes itself as the UK's largest gentlemen's club.

Listing checked in September 2018.

Clerkenwell

 

The Griffin

The Griffin
125 Clerkenwell Road
London
EC1R 5DB

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

News February: Licence renewed

The bar's licence was renewed but was opposed by toxic feminists from the Women's Equality Party.

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

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

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

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

Covent Garden

 

Secrets Covent Garden

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

Mon to Sat: 7.00pm to 3.00 am

Prices Feb 2015:

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

Covent Garden

 

Stringfellows

16 Upper St Martins Lane
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9EF

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 6am

Admission free before 11pm, £25 after 11pm

Listing confirmed in October 2016.

News October 2013: Ongoing legal case

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

Croydon

 

Larry Flynt's Hustler Club

12 Crown Hill
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1RZ

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

 

Promotional Material

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

Ealing Broadway


LA Confidential

1 High Street
Ealing Broadway
London
W5 5JY

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

Entry £20

Opened in 2000.

News June 2018: Closed

The bar was closed after undercover snitches for the council were entertained by sexy dancers that were too touchy feely for the misery guts of the council.

The club is intending to re-open sometime in 2018.

Epsom

 

Fillies

4 East Street
Epsom
KT17 1HH

Thurs: 9pm - 1am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 3am

Euston


SophistiCats

34/38 Eversholt St
London
NW1 1DA

Daily: 9:30pm - 6am
 


News January 2020 Licence revoked
Barrister Robert Cohen, representing the Met police, said officers had noticed startling similarities between various alleged incidents at the club. He told the council licensing committee that it is likely performers were encouraging alcohol consumption with a view of extracting money from those customers. He said the fact of irresponsible supply of alcohol was irrefutable, and added: It is about as far away from good practice in a licensed premises as possible.

The council duly revoked the club's licence.

News January 2020: Police investigation

See article from telegraph.co.uk

When one man woke up last February to find a credit card charge of £50,000 for a lap dancing club he was too drunk to remember visiting, he contacted the police, who launched an investigation into possible criminal behaviour and recommended the venue loses its licence.

The club in Euston could lose its Sexual Entertainment Venues (SEV) licence next week after the Metropolitan Police and Camden Trading Standards both recommended it is not renewed by Camden Council on January 9.

Euston

 

Spearmint Rhino

161 Tottenham Court Rd
Euston
London
W1T 7NN

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

Entry £20 (£10 before 7pm)

Listing confirmed in February 2018.

 

News May 2018: Videoing without consent

Camden council is looking into claims against Spearmint Rhino by the Not Buying It feminsit group which sent in two former police detectives to gather video evidence in February.

The two investigators claim they were straddled by dancers who touched themselves intimately. One of the men said he was told he could touch dancers sexually if they paid an extra £20.

News February 2015: Early closing on morality grounds

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

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

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

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

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

News September 2014: Licence granted

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

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

News June 2014: Award

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

News March 2014: Licence refused

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

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

News January 2014: Spearmint Rhino vs Husband and Wife Team

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

News December 2013: Fire

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

News November 2013: Early Closing

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

Hammersmith

 

Secrets Hammersmith

62 Glenthorne Road
Hammersmith
London
W6 0LR

Mon-Sat: 8pm - 4am

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

Listing checked in February 2017.

Prices Feb 2015:

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

News May 2013:

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

Hayes


The Victoria

Hyde Road
Hayes
 

News June 2014: Licence revoked

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

News August 2013: Renewed

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

Hayes

 

Woolpack/Inhibitions

Dawley Road
Hayes
UB3 1EJ

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

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

 

inhibitions logo

News from Inhibitions, October 2014: Going Strong

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

Heathrow

 

Tantric Blue

Colnbrook By-Pass
Colnbrook,
Heathrow
SL3 0EH

Monday - Tuesday: 9pm - 3am
Wednesday - Thursday: 9pm - 4am
Friday - Saturday: 9pm - 5am
Sunday: 9pm - 2am

Previously named Spearmint Rhino
 

News April 2013:

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

Holborn

 

The Red Rooms

4 Great Queen Street
Holborn
London
WC2B 5DG.

Daily from 10pm

Promotional Material

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

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

News December 2019: Closed

The council suspended the venue's licence after a serious stabbing incident in the club.

Holborn

 

Secrets Holborn

3 Grays Inn Road
Holborn
London
WC1X 8HG

Mon to Sat: 8pm to 3.30am

Prices Feb 2015:

  • Entry from 7:30pm: £20.00

Fully nude table dancing. Listing checked in January 2019.

Kings Cross


The Flying Scotsman

Caledonian Road

Long established traditional strip pub closed in November 2015 and is now a standard pub called The Scottish Stores.

Kingston


Blue Bar

The Sir Robert Peel
160 Cambridge Road
Kingston

Long established traditional strip pub with no private dancing

News July 2014: Closed

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

Kingston


Ami-Gi

High Street
Kingston


News October 2014: Closed

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

Limehouse

 

Majingos

556 Commercial Rd
Limehouse
London
E14 7JD

Monday - Wednesday: 8pm - 3am
Thursday - Friday: 8pm - 5am

Listing checked January 2019.

Mayfair

 

Gaslight Club

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

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

Entry: £20

Listing confirmed in March 2017

News May 2013:

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

Mayfair

 

The Mayfair Club

49 Dover Street
Mayfair
London
W1S 4NY

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

Listing checked in February 2017

Mayfair

 

No 4 Mayfair

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

Mon-Sat 10pm - 5:30am

Previously Sakura Club

Listing checked in December 2018.

 

Promotional Material

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

Northwood


The Olde Northwood

142 Pinner Road
Northwood
HA6 1BP

News June 2013: No More Strippers

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

Shoreditch

 

23 Paul Street

23 Pault Street
Shoreditch
London
EC2A 4JU

Mon-Fri: 7pm - 3am

Promotional Material

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

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

Shoreditch

 

Browns

1 Hackney Rd
Shoreditch
E2 7NX

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

Listing checked in December 2019.
 

From Browns, January 2017: City Institution

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

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

Browns is an over 21 venue .

Shoreditch

 

The Horns

262-264 Old Street
Shoreditch
London
EC1V 9DD

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

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

Listing checked in October 2019.

Promotional Material

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

Shoreditch

 

Rainbow Sports Bar

72 Shoreditch High St
Shoreditch
London
E1 6JJ

Mon: 12:30 pm - 1am
Tues: 12:30pm - 2am
Wed-Sat: 12:30pm - 3am
Sun: 3pm - midnight

A long running strip pub. Listing checked in September 2018.
 

Shoreditch


The White Horse

64 Shoreditch High Street
Shoreditch
E1 6JJ

Long running strip pub closed in July 2016.

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News July 2016: Closed

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

News January 2014: Mentioned in dispatches

A Guardian balancing piece mentioned the White Horse:

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

See article from theguardian.com

Shoreditch

 

Ye Olde Axe

69 Hackney Rd
London
E2 8E

Sun-Mon: noon - midnight
Tues: noon - 1am
Wed-Thur: noon - 2am
Fri-Sat: noon - 4am

Long running strip pub with lap dancing. Listing checked in September 2018.

News May 2019: License renewed

The licence was renewed albeit with issues raised about a lack of a written policy document and cigarette buts littering from patrons taking a break outside.

Soho


Angels

Wardour Street
Soho
London
W1F 8ZH

Associated with Stringfellows. Closed in September 2016.

Soho

 

The Box

Walkers Court
Soho
London
W1F 0SD

Tuesday - Saturday: 11pm - 4am

Listing checked in December 2018.
 

News May 2013: Under Threat

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

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

Soho

 

La Capannina

21 Bateman Street
Soho
London
W1D 3AL

Monday - Saturday: 8pm - 3am

Listing checked in December 2018.

Soho


Madame JoJos

Brewer St
Soho
London
W1F 0SE

Closed since 2014 but a new licence was approved in December 2019.

Soho

 

Sophisticats

5 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RF

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 3am

Listing checked in December 2018

Soho

 

The Sunset Strip

30 Dean St
Soho
London
W1D 3RZ

Monday - Saturday: Noon - 1am

Entrance £15

Listing checked in December 2018.

Non stop strip tease with drinks at pub prices
 

Soho

 

Vanity

4 Carlisle Street
Soho
London
W1D 3BJ

Mon-Sat: 8pm - 3am

Listing confirmed January 2017.

Soho


Windmill International

17-19 Great Windmill Street
Soho
London
W1D 7JZ

Mon-Sat 9pm - 5:30am

Entry £15

Promotional Material

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

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

 

windmill international logo

News October 2018: Trying for a new licence

The club has been attempting to get its licence restored at a magistrate's curt hearing.

News January 2018: Shut down by Westminster Council

Westminster Council has shut down the Windmill table dancing club after an anonymous feminist group hired private detectives to snitch on no touch rules being broken for private dnances.

The club has 21 days to appeal.

The Windmill is a relic of the area's colourful past as it was previously the venue hosted a long running erotic show.

Stratford

 

Swagga

27 Broadway
Stratford
London
E15 4BQ

Seems to be a nightclub with occasional events requiring a sexual entertainment licence

News November 2015: License Renewed

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

News September 2015: License Renewal

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

Swiss Cottage

 

Secrets

309 Finchley Road
Swiss Cottage
London
NW3 6EH

News February 2015: Closing

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

Tower Hamlets


Tower Hamlets Council

 

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News April 2014: Nil new venues

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

News October 2013: Morality Fee

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

News September 2013: New venues to be banned

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

Vauxhall

 

Bar Code

Arch 69
Albert Embankment
Lambeth
London SE1 7TP

Gay bar with SEV licence.

Vauxhall

 

Eagle London

349 Kennington Lane
Vauxhall
London SE11 5QY

Gay bar with SEV licence.

Vauxhall

 

Fire Club

44 Parry St
Vauxhall
London SW8 1SQ

Gay club with SEV licence.

Vauxhall

 

Union Vauxhall

Arch 66
Albert Embankment
Lambeth
London SE1 7TP

Gay club with SEV licence.

News July 2013: Licence granted without consideration

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

West End

 

Platinum Lace

14 Leicester Square
West End
WC2H 7NG

Mon-Wed: 8pm - 6am (last entry 4am)
Thu-Sat: 5pm - 6am (last entry 4am)
Sun: 8pm - 3am (last entry 2:30am)

Listing checked in September 2018.

Platinum Lace

Trocadero
13 Coventry Street
Leicester Square
W1d 7DH

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

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News October 2016: Too much fun

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

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

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

News May 2013: Licensed

Licence awarded in May 2013.

Whitechapel

 

The Nags Head

17 Whitechapel Road
Whitechapel
London
E1 1DU

Monday - Saturday: noon - 1am

Long running strip pub and table dancing venue. Listing checked in January 2019.

Woolwich

 

The Royal Standard

Albert Road
Woolwich
London
E16 2NQ

Strip pub

News September 2013: Dancing stopped pending licence renewal

See article from strippingtheillusion.blogspot.com

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

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

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

The renewal application is being heard on 5th September.

 

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Aberdeen


The Mask

Bridge Street
Aberdeen
AB11 6JN

Previously Club Magma
 

News January 2020: Appeal against closure

The owner of an Aberdeen lap dancing club shut down by officials is aiming to reopen it.

Aberdeen Council revoked' the club's licence after a violent assault on a customer by a members of staff suggested that the club was being run like a clip joint.

The owner of The Mask,  Eric Chiong, has launched a legal appeal against the decision and he hopes to have the club reopened as soon as possible.

News July 2019: Closed

Aberdeen city council has revoked the licence for The Mask after a request from Police Scotland. The police claimed that staff were watering down drinks and overcharging customers for intimate shows.

Apart from the overcharging and diluted drinks allegations, police were also concerned that the club was breaching licensing conditions by having no personal licence holder present after 1am and no one able to operate the CCTV system.

A club manager was charged with assault after injuring a customer who disputed his drinks bill.

Aberdeen


Private Eyes

74 Chapel Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1SN

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

News March 2018: Robots

The club made the news after booking a performance from dancing sex robots.

News February 2013:

In trouble with the council for late payment of licence fees

Aberdeen


Private Eyes 2

30 Bridge Street
Aberdeen
AB11 6JN

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

 


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News May 2015: Fracas

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

Accrington


iCandy

Blackburn Road
Accrington

Closed by 2014
 

Aldershot


Tiffany's Lapdance Club

38-40 Grosvenor Road
Aldershot
GU11 3DY

Wednesday - Saturday: 10pm - 3am

Entry: £5 early £10 late

Listing checked in January 2019

Altrincham


Totties

The Causeway
Off Cross Street
Altrincham
Cheshire
WA14 1DE

(Near Manchester Airport)

Tuesday: 8:45pm - 2am
Wednesday: 8pm - 2am
Thursday: 8:45pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 8pm - 4am

Entrance £10

Listing checked in June 2020.

Topless dancing only

Ampthill


Shaylor's

Ampthill

Closed in March 2013
 

Andover


Piston Broke

London Street
Andover

News January 2014: Application

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

Ashford (Kent)


Ashford Club

2-6 High Street,
Ashford
TN24 8TD

News September 2013: Licence Renewed

No apparent fuss for the annual licence renewal

Aylesbury


Venus

39A Buckingham Street
Aylesbury
HP20 2NQ

Thursday: 10pm - 3:30am
Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 4:30am

Listing checked in January 2019.

 

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Banbury


Venus

47 Broad Street
Banbury
OX16 5BT

Thursday: 10pm - 3:30am
Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 4:30am

Listing checked in January 2019.

Barnsley


Gentleman Jacks

Theatre Royal
Wellington Street
Barnsley
 

News September 2020: Replacement

Wildcats club is set to be superceded by the nearby Gentleman Jacks located at the old Theatre Royal. The local council has now approved a sexual entertainment licence for the new venue.

Barnsley


Wildcats

32 Wellington Street
Barnsley
S70 1SW

 

Wildcats Barnsley logo

News September 2020: Replaced

The club is set to be superceded by the nearby Gentleman Jacks located at the old Theatre Royal.

News April 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The club marginally made the news due to nearby assault.

Basildon


Katz Gentlemen's Club

Time Square
Basildon
SS14 1QT

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

Entry £5-10

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

Benfleet


Galore

Brunel Road
Manor Trading Estate

News April 2015: Licence approved

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

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

News November 2014: Moral crusade

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

Birkenhead


Peachez

36 Conway Street
Birkenhead
CH41 6JD

Fri-Sat: 11pm - 5am

 

News September 2018: Retrospective planning permission granted

See article from strippingtheillusion.blogspot.com

Now Peachez was operating legally with a SEV Lecense issued from the Council back in October 2017 as there were no indications of any illegality and as followers of the blog know you cannot apply moral judgements on venues. Now the councillors Phil Davies and Jean Stapleton decided to use planning laws to close the venue by declaring it as unsuitable for the location. So Peachez appealed and the national planning inspectorate had to make a decision on if the club was suitable. And this is where it gets exciting and has much wider impact. Well the directorate has ruled in favour of the club and it said it creates a positive impact on the night time economy. The directorate also order the council to pay the club's costs.

News April 2018: Retrospective planning permission refused

Peachez opened in November 2017 and now seems to be playing catch-up with some of the council permissions required.

The bar has asked for opening hours of 9am to 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The council refused planning permission for a change from nightclub to lap dancing club and the venue will now be asked to revert to being a nightclub.

However the club is appealing the council decision and can remain open until the appeal is heard.

Birmingham


Birmingham City Council

 

Birmingham Council

News October 2014: Capped

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

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

Birmingham


The Barrel Public House

Soho Road
Handsworth
Birmingham
B21 9SX

News April 2013: Planning Appeal Rejected

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

Birmingham


Adult World

1 Hinckley Street
Birmingham
B5 4EB

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

News July 2018: Lap dancing licence garnted

See article from birminghammail.co.uk

Adult World, on Hinckley Street has applied to Birmingham City Council for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence. It already accommodates a sex shop and sex cinema but bosses want to introduce lap dancing and stage strip shows every two hours.

The council's licensing enforcement team has not objected but ordered the shop to take down a giant illuminated sign of a semi-naked woman which sits above the main entrance.

As part of the application Adult World has provided a list of its house rules which includes requiring photographic identification from anyone before they are employed to dance, no touching between dancers and customers other than to place money in their hands, not encouraging customers to throw money at performers or offer gratuity, no simulated sex acts and a zero tolerance drugs policy. Dancers will also be prohibited from giving out or receiving personal details.

The council's Licensing and Public Protection committee approved the licence application on July 23.

West Midlands Police have been informed but have not commented on the application.

Birmingham


Cyclone Club

192 Broad Street
City Centre
Birmingham
B15 1AY

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

Birmingham


Jonny Diamond's Gentlemen's Club

89 Holloway Head,
Birmingham
B1 1QP

Entry £10

Mon-Sun 8pm - 2am

Birmingham


La Belles

Newhall Street

News July 2019: Granted

Plans to open a lap dancing club in Birmingham's business district have been approved despite more than 40 objections.

News April 2019: Application

There are plans to open a new lap dancing club in Birmingham's business district. La Belle's would be based on Newhall Street near the junction with Great Charles Street Queensway, and open between 8pm to 6am seven days a week.

The application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence has been submitted to Birmingham City Council by Michelle Monaghan who runs The Cyclone Club on Broad Street and Scarlets at Horse Fair. If successful Ms Monaghan said she would surrender her licence for Scarlets which has been forced to close multiple times in recent years due to staffing problems and structural issues with the building.

Birmingham


Lace Club

John Bright Street
City Centre
Birmingham
 

News December 2014: Licence refused

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

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

There was only one public objection.

Birmingham


Legs 11

Broad Street
City Centre
Birmingham
B15 1AY

News April 2019: Rejected

There was an attempt to re-open the club but Birmingham Council rejected the application.

News, March 2018: Trail goes cold

The criminal investigation into Legs 11 has gone cold despite police believing the club was defrauding and drugging customers.

West Midlands Police confirmed there were no active lines of enquiry stating no further action would be taken into the former Birmingham lap dancing venues.

No-one has ever been arrested and it means the probe has now hit a brick wall relying on new information coming from the public.

News, July 2017: Closed after police raid

A report at a Birmingham Council licensing committee meeting claimed that a concerted, sophisticated and highly organised criminal operation was being run from the Broad Street branch of the Legs 11 lap dancing club.. This was said to include financial fraud and human trafficking.

A mass raid resulted comprising of a campaign group, Hope for Justice, city council officials, trading standards, Revenue and Customs officials, police and even the Red Cross.

Inevitably the raid failed to find evidence of trafficking. No arrests were made, and the campaign group Hope for Justice said no hard evidence of people trafficking was uncovered. A spokesman said that none of the girls wanted to engage with us, or with the police. Some of the girls talked about having to 'pay to work', maybe £100 or something, but then potentially being able to earn more than that. Some of them earn very good money -- £1,000 a night perhaps, but others much much less. He added:

In this particular case, we didn't see clear cases of girls being forced to be there.

Later it was revealed that the club had lost its licence over fraudulent transactions targeted at customers. The club was investigated over 17 fraud-related allegations since 2013, police said.

Some customers paid for dances in a private area but additional transactions were taking place that they had not authorised, Supt Parsons added. One victim claimed he had lost as much as £19,417. It was also reported that customers were routinely overcharged by the venue which turned over £1.6m in one six-month period.

The venue is now a pie shop.

Birmingham


Legs 11

Ladywell Walk
China Town
City Centre
Birmingham
B5 4ST

News July 2017: Closed

The club lost its licence over fraudulent overcharging of customers at the Broad Street branch. The venue is now a nightclub called Images and has new owners.

Birmingham


Medusa Lodge

139 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 6SD

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 6am

News November 2016: Hurst Street

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

News September 2015: Burlesque

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

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

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

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

News September 2015: Moving

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

Birmingham


The Nightingale Club

City Centre
Birmingham

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

News November 2013: Gay club

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

Birmingham


Paradise

Broad Street
City Centre
Birmingham

News July 2014: Rejected

The council rejected the application arbitrarily claiming

News July 2014: Rejected

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

News May 2014: Re-hearing postponed

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

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

News February 2014: Licence refused

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

News January 2014: 8 objectors

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

News November 2013: Drinks licence refused

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

Birmingham


Paradise City

Broad Street
Birmingham

News April 2019: Licence application

Birmingham City Council has received a licence application for a new lap dancing club at the Broad Street venue that was previously Legs 11.

Controversially several of the key players for the new venture are associated with the Legs 11 branch in Chinatown that was closed down after allegations of defrauding customers. The allegations did not lead to any criminal convictions though.

Birmingham


Pure Gold

Olton Boulevard East
Acocks Green
Birmingham

News May 2019: Refused

Birmingham City Council has refused an application for a premises alcohol licence for the former Zorbas restaurant on Olton Boulevard East in Acocks Green.

Pure Gold had planned to apply for a Sexual Entertainment Venue (SEV) licence but now those plans have been cast into doubt.

Around 1,200 people had lodged objections to the proposal citing the proximity of a nursery and children's play centre. The council's decision came after a Licensing Sub Committee heard concerns from neighbours to the venue, West Midlands Police and the council's own environmental protection department.

News, April 2019: Update

Pure Gold has scrapped its plans for daytime opening and has now said that the club will open at 8pm.

News, March 2019: Application

A company called Pure Gold has submitted an application for a license for the venue in what used to be Zorbas Greek Restaurant on Olton Boulevard East in Acocks Green .

If successful, the venue would be open for dancing from midday to 4am on Sundays to Wednesdays and midday to 6am on Thursday to Saturdays.

A few miserable tweeters have whinged that the proposed venue is three doors down from Tiny Terrorz play centre and just over the road from Little Cherubs nursery on Warwick Road.

Birmingham


Rocket Club

258 Broad St
Birmingham
B1 2HF

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

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

News August 2014: Comedy Club

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

Venue manager Warrick Ramseier was keen to point out:

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

News February 2014: Legal dispute

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

Birmingham


Scarlets Gentlemans Club

34 Horse Fair
City Centre
Birmingham
B1 1DA

News April 2019: Relocating

There are plans to open a new lap dancing club in Birmingham's business district. La Belle's would be based on Newhall Street near the junction with Great Charles Street Queensway, and open between 8pm to 6am seven days a week.

The application for a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence has been submitted to Birmingham City Council by Michelle Monaghan who runs The Cyclone Club on Broad Street and Scarlets at Horse Fair. If successful Ms Monaghan said she would surrender her licence for Scarlets which has been forced to close multiple times in recent years due to staffing problems and structural issues with the building.

News November 2018: Re-opening

Scarlets has had its licence renewed and is set to re-open after a few months absence. The council dismissed objections from Birmingham Hippodrome and the Birmingham Ballet considering them to be moral objections which are disallowed by law.

Promotional Material, February 2017:

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

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

Birmingham


Spearmint Rhino

64 Hagley Road
Birmingham
B16 8PF

Daily: 9pm - late

Listing confirmed in November 2016.

Birmingham


The Sunset Club

89 Holloway Head
City Center
Birmingham
B1 1QP

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

Gentlemen's table dancing club

News April 2014: Renewal

Licence renewal is being discussed by Birmingham Council

Birmingham

Tina Night Club

Broad St
Birmingham

Formerly a burlesque club but the format wasn't viable in a covid world. The management is now seeking to convert the venue into a standard bar.
 

Blackburn


The Velvet Lounge

Duke Street
Blackburn

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

Blackpool


The Dolls House

Queen Street
Blackpool

News July 2013:

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

News March 2013:

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

Blackpool


Eden 1

Queen Street
Blackpool
 

News January 2020: Club set to re-open

An argument between the club and Blackpool Council has been resolved and the club is now allowed to re-open.

Blackpool Council's lawyer, Sharon Davies, told the Blackpool Magistrates the bar's licence had been withdrawn due to management failing which involved customers being over-charged. She said:

It also involved the incident when a member of the public suffered burns when a dancer lit a can of hairspray, or similar type of aerosol, with a lighter and used it on him.

We have been working with the operator and there have been changes in the way the club is managed, and we have agreed a consent order with conditions the club must obey.

News July 2019: Licence renewal refused

Eden One has been stripped of its licence following an incident in which a customer was burned during a performance involving an aerosol can and a cigarette lighter.

News October 2013: Licence granted

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

Blackpool


Eden 2

94-98 The Promenade
Blackpool,
FY1 1HB

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

Listing confirmed in July 2019

News November 2018: Warning

Eden 2 is facing stricter controls around how it takes payments from customers after complaints were made to the police and council.

The council's public protection sub-committee renewed the bars licence but only for six months instead of the usual 12 months. The licence was also subject to new conditions:

  • Bar staff and dancers will be given training in appropriate sales techniques which must take into account drunkenness/capacity of customers.
  • Detailed records must be taken of all card payments, that customers are offered chance to sign their payment record and dancers will be stopped from using their own payment methods.
  • Card terminals must be at a fixed point, covered by CCTV, and management must oversee transactions over £100
  • Price lists must be prominently displayed.

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

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

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

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

Blackpool


Heaven

Gaiety's
Central Promenade
Blackpool

News July 2013: Licence renewed

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

News July 2013:

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

Blackpool


Rouge

Clifton Street
Blackpool

News October 2013: Closed

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

News July 2013: Licence renewed

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

Blackpool


Sinless

111 Promenade
Blackpool
FY1 1RA

Established since 2012.

Saturday: 8pm - 4am
 


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News July 2020: Continuing after licence hearing

A Blackpool lap dancing club has been allowed to keep its licence after councillors dismissed unsubstantiated allegations against the operator.

The licensee appeared before a meeting of the council's public protection sub-committee after an objection was received to his application to renew the sexual entertainment venue licence at Sinless on Central Promenade.

The meeting heard allegations had been made against Mr Newton that he had acted inappropriately towards female performers, encouraged drug taking and allowed under-age drinking and performing.

The authority found no evidence to back up the claims.

News July 2013: Licence renewed

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

Bolton


Bolton Council

 

bolton council

News April 2014: New venues banned

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

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

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

News December 2013: Nil Policy

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

Bolton


Diamonds

4 Manor Street
Bolton
BL1 1TU

Friday and Saturday 10pm-4am

Lap Dancing Club

Listing checked in January 2019.

 

News April 2017: Sign of censorship

A sign for Diamonds lap-dancing club in Bolton has been taken down at the demand of the council.The sign showed a blonde woman in a low-cut black corset.

When it was first erected in 2015, Cllr John Walsh whinged that it was an embarrassment. It is located on one of the principal routes out of Bolton and Cllr Walsh said that it did nothing at all for the town's image.

Manager at Diamonds, Sean Doyle, said that the council asked them to take it down due to new sexual entertainment licensing laws, which mean it can only have text on the poster.

He said: We've taken it down under new sexual entertainment licensing laws. The law means that we can't use pictures, it just has to be text, which is what we're doing. [I think the council have been telling a few porkies here, there is nothing in the law that prohobits images on signs.

The council is still trying to buy the venue as part of a re-development program.

Boston


Dream Girls

Craythorne Lane
Boston

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

Boston


Studio Nightclub

Craythorne Lane
Boston

Studio Nightclub has occasional lap dancing events.

News July 2016: Licence granted

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

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

Bournemouth

 

For Your Eyes Only

136 Old Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1NL

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

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News October 2014: A few moralist objections

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

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

Bournemouth

 

Spearmint Rhino

1 Yelverton Rd
Bournemouth
Dorset
BH1 1DA

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

 

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News September 2015: Renewed

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

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

News December 2014: On probation

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

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

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

News November 2014: Fleeced

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

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

News October 2014: Moralists object to licence

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

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

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

He also objected on moral grounds stating:

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

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

News September 2014: Too sexy

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

Bournemouth

 

Wiggle and Elegance

159 Old Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1NU

Wed-Sun: 9pm - 6am

Entry charge after 11pm on Friday and Saturday, after 12om on other days.

Listing checked in October 2017

News November 2016: Licence renewal

The club's licence was renewed in November 2016.

News January 2016: Outdoor drinking

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

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

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

News November 2013: Too Sexy

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

Bradford


City of Bradford Council

 

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News August 2013: Reduced Fees

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

Brighton


Grace of Brighton

51-52 North Street
Brighton
BN11RH

Sun-Wed: 10pm -4am
Thu: 9pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 8pm - 5am

Listing checked in August 2018.

Brighton


Platinum Lace

76 East St
Brighton
BN1 1NF

Tues-Sat: 9pm - 5am
Sun: 10pm - 3am

News September 2019: Kicked into touch

A sponsorship deal where by Platinum Lace would sponsor Worthing Rugby Club was scuppered after the inevitable Facebook campaign by people 'outraged" by the rugby club being associated with lap dancing

News November 2013: Licence renewal

Objections by 28th November 2013.

Brighton


The Pussycat Club

75 Grand Parade
Brighton
BN2 9JR

Thu-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Admission £16
Age restriction 26+

Listing checked August 2018.

Bristol


Central Chambers

9 St Stephen's St
Bristol
BS1 1EE

Sister bar to Urban Tiger
 

News February 2020: Licence Renewed

The licence was renewed for Central Chambers despite a few objections. The licence permits topless and fully nude performances.

Central Chambers also runs naked life-drawing classes on Saturdays that does not require a licence. The bar noted that this was so popular that the club was considering opening on Monday nights for them.

News September 2013: Licence Granted

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

News August 2013: Recommended by Nutters

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

Bristol


Jack of Diamonds

Occasional events

46 West Street
Old Market
Bristol
BS2 0BH

News January 2019: On occasion

The venue lost its licence in 2017 when a topless dancer apparently put her hand down a man's trousers. The club is continuing with occasional events (typically monthly).

Bristol


Temptations T3

46 West St
Bristol
BS2 0BH

Became Jack of Diamonds in October 2016.

Bristol


Urban Tiger

4 Broad Quay
Bristol
BS1 4DA

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

Sister bar to Central Chambers
 

 

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News February 2020: Licence Renewed

The licence was renewed for Urban Tiger despite a few objections. The licence permits topless and fully nude performances.

News April 2015: Party Poopers

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

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

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

News August 2013: Recommended by Nutters

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

 

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Cambridge


Talk of the Town

Napier Street
Cambridge
 

News 2011

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

Canterbury


The Bing

Dover Street
Canterbury

News July 2013

The sex entertainment licence has been approved

News March 2013

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

Cardiff


Fantasy Lounge

95 St Mary street
Cardiff
CF10 1DX

Mon, Wed: 8pm - 4am
Tues, Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri, Sat: 8pm - 6am

Listing checked August 2018.

 

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Cardiff


For Your Eyes Only

5-9 Church Street
Cardiff
CF10 1BG

Tuesday: 9pm - 4am
Thursday: 8pm - 4am
Friday, Saturday:  8pm - 6am

Listing checked in January 2020.
 

News form For Your Eyes Only, August 2018: Moving

FYEO Cardiff moved venue in 2018.

Cardiff


Playhouse Gentlemen's Club

32 Saint Mary Street
Cardiff
CF101AB

Tues: 8pm - 4am
Wed: 10pm - 4am
Thurs: 8pm - 4am
Fri: 9pm - 6am
Sat: 7pm -6am
Sun: 8pm - 4am

Listing checked August 2018.

Carlisle


PC Lounge

Botchergate
Carlisle

News, March 2019: Application

Mansion Investments Limited is seeking permission to open the sexual entertainment venue, known as the PC Lounge, on Botchergate, in the heart of the city.

The city council has received 16 objections from residents, church leaders and community groups.

Carlisle


Rouge

8 Englishgate Plaza
Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1RP

Thurs: 9pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 9pm -4am

Listing checked in August 2018

Central Bedfordshire


Central Bedfordshire Council

 

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News October 2013: Morality Zone

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

Chelmsford


The Cave

51 Viaduct Road
Chelmsford
CM1 1TS

Thu-Sat: 8pm - 2am

Lap dancing club established since 2004

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

Chelmsford


Unnamed club above CTZN bar

Chelmsford
 

News December 2016

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

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

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

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

Cheltenham


Cheltenham Borough Council

 

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News August 2020: Festival of lap dancing

Cheltenham Council has decided to continue to allow pop up lap dancing venues that appear around major horse racing meetings.

The council dismissed the calls by moralist groups but did add a new law requiring clubs to check ID for customers looking less that 25 years old.

News October 2014: Policy agreed

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

News April 2014: Consultation

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

Cheltenham


Blue Room

Cheltenham

Closed. Was licensed back in 2013.

Cheltenham


Club Covert

Bath Street
Cheltenham

A licence has been granted a temporary licence to host lap dancing events during the Cheltenham Festival in mid March 2020. The venue has asked for the same for 2021.

Cheltenham


Fantasy Gentlemen's Club

3 Strand Court
Bath Road
Cheltenham
GL53 7LW

Cheltenham Festival (horse racing) week only, 8:30pm - 4am

 

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News March 2018: On the occasion of Cheltenham races

The club opened for business after the first day's racing as occasional opening is allowed without a licence.

News February 2017: Fillies banned from Cheltenham

An application for sexual entertainment venue licence at the Fantasy Club, 12-14 Bath Road was rejected.

About 20 objections were lodged against lap dancing club plan. The licensing committee voted 3-1 to refuse the application on the grounds that the premises were in a supposedly inappropriate location.

The committee heard objections from an opposition alliance made up of Councillor Flo Lucas, St Paul's Residents' Association Chair Tess Beck and Lesley Painter of local feminist group, Chelt Fems. Painter argued that Cheltenham Borough Council should follow in the steps of high-profile international organisations such as Formula 1, who axed scantily clad grid girls from their events last year.

This is the first time in three year's that the The Fantasy Club has been refused a licence. The club was granted a licence for lap dancing in 2017 and 2016.

News February 2015: Licence renewed

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

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

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

News January 2015: Battle Lines

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

News June 2014: Fantasy

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

News February 2014: Licence approved

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

News January 2014: New Application

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

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

Cheltenham


The 2 Pigs Pub

Lower High Street
Cheltenham

The venue is a part time operation restricted to the days around the town's major horse racing meetings.

 

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News November: Licence renewed

The council had received a lot of objections to the pub's annual licence renewal, many of which are not very credible. The council overruled the objections but did specify that lap dancing should not commence before 8pm due t the proximity of children's library that opens until 7pm.

The venue had applied to open as follows:

  • Festival Trails Day - January 25, 2020, to January 26, 2020, from 8pm to 5am
  • The Festival - March 9, 2020, to March 15, 2020, from 8pm to 5am
  • The April Meeting - April 15, 2020, to April 17, 2020, from 8pm to 5am
  • The Show Case - "Dates TBC", from 8pm to 5am
  • The November Meeting - "Dates TBC", from 8pm to 5am
  • The International - "Dates TBC", from 8pm to 5am
  • New Year's Day - January 1, 2021, to January 2, 2021, from 8pm to 5am

News July 2019: More meetings

The 2 Pigs pub holds lap dancing events during the Cheltenham Horse Racing Festival in March. It applied to the council to offer similar events at other key horse racing meetings in October, November and December and the council duly agreed.

News January 2017: Application

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

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

Chester

Platinum Lounge

Bridge Street Row
Chester
CH1 1NN

 

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News July 2015: Chester Tutters

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

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

The venue later became a Breakout centre.

Chesterfield


Krystals

Knifesmithgate
Chesterfield

News, January 2015: Closed

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

Colchester


Solo Summers

Balkerne Hill
Colchester

News, May 2020: Application

The Solo Summers concept is made up of varied events some that do not require sexual entertainment venue licencing. However Batchelor and Bachelorette nights are events that require a sexual entertainment venue licence are actually made up of both male and female dancers.

The venue has applied for a sex entertainment license but is being opposed by feminists on morality grounds.

Colchester


Climax

St Botolphs Street
Colchester

Previously Heaven. Became Climax in mid 2013.

News June 2013: Climax

...And the new name is Climax.

News May 2013: New Hands

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

Consett


Red Velvet

Front Street
Consett

The club was closed in February 2013 when the club's drinks licence was revoked after a police drugs raid. The bar re-opened as a standard nightclub in July 2014.

Coventry


Club Heat

7 City Arcade
Coventry
CV1 3HX

Tue-Sat: From 9pm

News August 2014

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

News March 2013

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

Crewe


The Manhattan Club

Crewe

News June 2013: Licence Lost

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

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

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

The bar will now be closed

 

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Daventry

 

Chasers

11 New Street
Daventry
NN11 4BT

Fri-Sat: 10pm - 4am

Derby

 

Baby Platinum

10 Victoria St
Derby
DE1 1EQ

Daily: 9pm - 5:30am

Previously known as Players. Listing checked in October 2019.

News May 2014: Bouncers bounced

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

Derby

 

Eden Derby

6a Sadler Gate
Derby
DE1 3NF

Wednesday - Saturday: 9pm - 4:30am

Previously Club Six. Listing checked in January 2019.

Doncaster

 

Bentley's Gentlemen's Club

44 Hall Gate
Doncaster
DN1 3NR

Thurs-Sat: 10pm - 6am

Listing checked in September 2018.

Doncaster


Players/Loaded

Printing Office Street
Doncaster
DN1 1TR

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

Dublin

 

Club Lappelo

55 Dame St
Dublin 2

Daily 8:30pm - 3am

News December 2017: Court

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

Dudley

 

Demons Gentlemen's Club

93 King Street
Dudley
DY2 8NZ

Previously Bandit Queen.

Tues-Thurs: 9:30pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 9:30pm - 4am
Sun: 9:30pm - 2am

Listing checked September 2018.

Dundee

 

Private Eyes

1A Ratray Street
Dundee
DD1 1NA

Wed - Thurs: 10pm - 2:30am
Fri - Sat: 10pm - 3am
Sun: 10pm - 2:30am

Listing checked in July 2019

Dundee


Unnamed

Seagate
Dundee

Licence application rejected in January 2020

News January 2020: Application refused

Plans for a new lap dancing club in Dundee have been rejected. The plan, which would have seen Industry nightclub on the Seagate refurbished and reopened, was unanimously voted down yesterday by Dundee City Council's licensing board.

The board claimed the location of the club was 'unsuitable'

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East Peckham


See Tonbridge

Eastbourne


Pevensey Road
Eastbourne

News July 2018 July 2018: Approved

The local council has approved planning permission and a sexual entertainment venue licence or a stand alone table dancing club at 2 Pevensey Road. The Sexual Entertainment Venue licence application will be heard in July 2018.

Edinburgh

 

Burke & Hare

2 High Riggs
West Port
Edinburgh
EH3 9BX

News February 2020: Art

The bar has organised an evening art class for the 3rd March 2020. The flyer doesn't actually say but presumably there may be some nude models available.

News November 2013: Charity Day

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

Edinburgh


Club Rouge

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9AW

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

Edinburgh

 

Baby Dolls

2 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9DJ

Daily: 7pm - 1am

Listing checked in February 2020.
 

 

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News November 2014: Assets frozen

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

News June 2014: Police raid

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

Edinburgh

 

Fantasy Palace

12 Shandwick Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4RN

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

Listing checked in February 2020.
 

News October 2015: Under threat

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

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

Edinburgh


The Liquorice Club

16 Home Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9LY

Closed in November 2013

Edinburgh


Sapphire Rooms

Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9AW

Became Club Rouge

Edinburgh

 

The Western Bar

157 W Port,
Edinburgh
EH3 9DP

Strip bar

Daily: Noon - 1am (Sun from 12:30pm)

Listing checked in February 2020.
 

Exeter

 

Eden Lounge

162 Fore Street
EX4 3AT
Exeter

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

Admission
Thur-Fri: £5
Sat: £8

Still operating when checked in September 2018

 

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News July 2015: Closed down by the council

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

Exmouth


Lush

Manchester Street
Exmouth

Closed in 2013

 

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Glasgow


Glasgow Council News

 

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

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

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

A spokesman said:

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

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

Glasgow

 

Diamond Dolls

39 Mitchell Street
Glasgow
G1 3LN

 

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News January 2017: Closed

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

News November 2014: Assets frozen

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

News June 2014: Police raid

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

News February 2014: As seen on TV

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

In the first episode, the spotlight was on Diamond Dolls, a lap danlwhich is spread over three floors and employs over 40 dancers.

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

News April 2013:

Expanding to open a new art deco lounge.

Glasgow


Forbidden/Legs 'n' Co

Maxwell Street
Glasgow
 

News February 2013:

Noted as in dispute with HMRC and closed

Glasgow

 

Platinum Lace

24 Drury St
Glasgow
G2 5AA

Sunday - Thursday: 9pm - 3am
Friday - Saturday: 7pm - 3am

Listing checked in June 2019.

Glasgow

 

Seventh Heaven

15 Elmbank Gardens
Glasgow
G2 4NQ

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

News August 2019: Not later

Glasgow council turned down an application to open until 4am with last orders at 3am

News, September 2018: Police raid

Strippers were left terrified when police and immigration officials swooped on the Glasgow lap dancing club Seventh Heaven.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: All was in order at the premises, with no offences detected.

News April 2014

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

Gloucester


Minx Club

Quay Street
Gloucester

Closed by 2019

Grantham

 

Taboo

99A Westgate
Grantham
NG31 6LE

Wednesday: 10pm -3:30am
Thursday - Sunday: 10pm - 4:15am

Licensed since 2012. Listing checked in December 2018.

News July 2016: Licence renewed

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

Great Yarmouth

 

The Bare Club

The Tower Complex
33 Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2EN

Tuesday - Thursday: 9pm - late
Friday - Saturday: 9pm - 4am

Listing checked in March 2019.

Great Yarmouth

 

Fallen Angels

83 Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2DL

Daily: 9pm - 3am

Listing checked in January 2019.

News February 2014: Still going

Noted in the papers as still operating.

News May 2013: Bought out

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

 

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Halifax

 

La Salsa

22 Silver Street
Halifax
HX1 1Hs

Thu-Sat: 8pm - 5am

 

News june 2020: Licence renewed

The council renewed the licence this year noting that there had been no significant changes to circumstances from the same debate and decsion taken the previous year.

News February 2019: Appeal

The licensing council will reconsider the licence application on 7th March 2019.

News December 2018: Licence refused

The council has refused annual licence renewal. Councillors were told they are not allowed to reject a licence on moral grounds so the application was refused on grounds the applicant was unsuitable to hold a licence and that a sex entertainment premises at Silver Street would be inappropriate having regard to the character of the relevant locality. They were additionally told the Ebenezer Church on St James Road is also opposite the club.

News December 2017: Licence renewal

Feminist campaigns of the White Ribbon group kicked up a fuss but the licence was renewed anyway.

The council agreed to end its rule previously requiring that g-strings should be worn at all times.

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

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

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

(ii) the increased likelihood of crime and disorder.

News October 2014: Topless only

Feminist extremists continue to hold sway in Halifax.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harrogate

 

The Kings Club

1 Oxford St
Harrogate
HG1 1PY

Tues-Thur: 9:30pm - 6am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 6am

Listing checked September 2018.

 

News April 2019: Miserable objections but licence renewed

The bars annual licence renewal resulted in objections from miserable feminists. However the council granted a licence with the proviso that the club logged rule breeches by customers and fitted a panic alarm for the dancers.

Harrogate


Villa Mercedes

1 Oxford St
Harrogate

News November 2015: Licence terminated

The clubs licence was refused after reports of too much fun and audience participation in the bar. The bar became Wildcats and then The Kings Club.

Harrogate


Wildcats

1 Oxford St
Harrogate

Closed and became The Kings Club.

Hartlepool


Little Black Book

18 Whitby Street
Hartlepool
TS24 7AD

Thu-Sat: from 10pm

News November 2014:

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

Hastings


JB Bar

Hastings

News May 2013: Licence refused

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

Hastings


Club XS

19-21 Prospect Place
Hastings
TN34 1LN

Thu-Sat: 10pm - 6am

Listing checked in September 2018.
 

 

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News, May 2020: Licence renewal

As in previous years, the local council has received a few objections to licence renewal. These don't look likely to go very far has the venue has been given a clean bill of health by council planners and police.

Hemel Hempstead


After 8

Hemel Hempstead

News March 2013: Licence refused

Minimal opposition but a licence was refused anyway.

High Wycombe


Bar 95
at The White Horse

High Wycombe

Strip pub

The White Horse: Lunchtime + Wednesday evenings
Bar 85: Thursday - Saturday: 7pm - 2am

admission:
7pm - 9pm: free
9pm - Midnight: £5
Midnight - 2am: £10

Listing checked in January 2020
 

Promotional Material: One of Britain's oldest Strip Pubs

The White Horse has presented striptease dancers for over 22 years, and we continue this tradition today with top striptease dancers performing every lunchtime and on Wednesday evenings. Bar 95 is now open, with dancers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 7.00pm until 2.00am.

Here, in a pleasant and relaxed setting, you can see Southern England's top dancers, with a mix of dancers from all over the world.

There is no admission charge for daytime or Wednesday evening shows, low drink prices and fabulous glittering shows from Monday to Saturday .

Huddersfield


Kirklees Council

 

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News August 2015: Speaking their moralistic minds

Kirklees Council covering the area around Huddersfield has become the last authority in West Yorkshire to adopt sex entertainment licensing.

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

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

Huddersfield

 

Mr G's

11a Westgate
Huddersfield
HD1 1NP

Gentlemen's Club. Current status unknown

Huddersfield

 

Cleopatra's Lounge

48 Kirkgate
Huddersfield
HD1 6QE

Tue-Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 6am
Sun: 10pm - 3am

Previously located at Folly Hall, Lockwood Road, then Northumberland St.

Listing checked in February 2018.

Offsite review August 2017: Offsite

See We visited Cleopatra's lap dancing club for the first time and this is what it was like. From examiner.co.uk

News May 2016: Smashing

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

News December 2015: Bigger premises

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

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

Hull

 

The Honey Trap

41 George Street
Hull
HU1 3AB

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

News September 2015: Licence renewed

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

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

News June 2013: Licence renewed

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

Hull

 

The Purple Door

25 Dock Street
Hull
HU1 3DL

Mon-Wed: 9pm - 4am
Thu-Sat: 9pm - 6:30am

Listing confirmed in May 2019.

News September 2015: Licence renewed

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

News June 2013: Licence renewed

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

 

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Inverness

 

Private Eyes at Hush

57 Academy Street
Inverness
IV1 1LU

Wed-Sun: 9:15pm-3am

Listing confirmed in May 2019.

 

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News December 2013: Hours extension granted

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

The extended hours were agreed by the council.

News August 2013: Highbrow striptease

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

News July 2013: Open

Hush opened for table dancing on 18th July 2013.

News May 2013: Hushed up application

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

 

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K


Kings Lynn

 

7th Heaven

1 Railway Road
King's Lynn
PE30 1AH

Thu: 9pm - 1am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 2am

Listing checked in October 2018.

Kirkcaldy

 

Sin

1 Hunter Street
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 1ED

Thursday: 10pm - 3am
Friday, Saturday: 10pm - 4am
Sunday: 9pm - 3am

Opened around the end of October 2018.

Listing checked in March 2019.

News October 2018: Application

Proposals have been submitted to Kirkcaldy Council for a new lap dancing club above Kitty's Nightclub in Hunter Street. Petitions fr and against the proposal with the 'for' petition leading by 400 to 300 signatures.

 

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Leamington Spa


Amara

Court Street

News April 2013: Closed

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

Leamington Spa

 

Shades

6A High St
Old Town
Leamington Spa
CV31 3AN

Tuesday - Thursday: 10pm - 3am
Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 4am

Listing checked in December 2018.

News October 2013: Licence renewed

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

News October 2013: Moralist Opposition

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

News September 2013: Renewal time already

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

News July 2013: Legal challenge ends

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

News April 2013: Legal challenge commences

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

Leeds

 

Leeds City Council

 

Leeds City Council logo

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

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

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

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

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

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

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

News November 2013: Licence renewal day

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

News July 2013: Morality policy adopted

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

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

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

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

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

Leeds


Black Diamond/Tantric Blue

New Briggate
Leeds

Closed by council moralists in September 2013

News September 2013: First victim

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

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

Leeds


Black Orchid

Crown Street
Leeds

Temporary name used during a successful licence application. Opened as Whiskey Down, see below

Leeds


Deep Blue

Wellington Street
Leeds
LS1 2DE

Closed by council moralists in December 2013

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

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

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

Leeds

 

Liberte

10 York Place
Leeds
LS1 2DS

Sun-Thurs: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 6am

Previously known as Baby Platinum. Listing checked in October 2018.

News November 2019: Licence renewal

No complaints or objections have been raised prior to licence renewal, which was duly granted

News December 2013: Luck of the Draw

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

Leeds

 

Purple Door

5 York Place
Leeds
LS1 2DR

Sun-Thu: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Established in 1988. Listing checked in October 2018.

News November 2019: Licence renewal

Whilst applying for a licence renewal the club has asked for an extra hour of opening in the early morning. The licence renewal was granted but the extra hour was denied

News December 2013: Luck of the Draw

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

Leeds


Red Leopard

The Headrow
Leeds

Closed by the council in 2013 for no apparent reason except not liking table dancing. The venue is set to become an apartment hotel.

Leeds

 

Silks Gentlemen's Lounge

2 Sovereign St
Leeds
LS1 4SP

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

 

silks leeds logo

News April 2018: Licence renewed

No objections were received and the licence was duly renewed.

News April 2017: Licence renewed

Again Support after Rape And Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL) has submitted a letter to Leeds City Council opposing an application for a licence renewal at Silks on Sovereign Place in Leeds city centre. However the licence was again duly renewed by the council.

News April 2016: Objectionable campaigners

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

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

However the licence was duly renewed by the council.

News August 2014: As quiet as a mouse

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

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

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

News August 2014: Opposition to renewal

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

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

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

News July 2014: Looking to relocate

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

Leeds

 

Whiskey Down

25 Crown Street
Leeds
LS2 7DA

Licensed since March 2017

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

 

News, June 2018: Feminists object to licence renewal

Feminist campaigners from Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL), Leeds Civic Trust and a person living near the club in Crown Street have made objections.

In a letter, a member of the feminist group said the council missed an opportunity when it introduced its policy to limit such clubs in the city centre to four. The gorup argues the strip club directly discriminates against women by normalising the sexualisation and objectification of women and reinforce gender stereotypes of male insatiable sexuality and female sexual availability.

Leeds Civic Trust says the strip club causes harm to the local area which is full of buildings of historic importance, including the Grade I listed Corn Exchange.

Leeds


Wildcats

155 The Headrow
Leeds
LS1 5RB

Closed by council moralists in December 2013.

News February 2014: Appeal to Local Government Secretary

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

News December 2013: Arbitrarily Selected for Closure

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

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

Leicester


Angels

New Park Street
Braunstone Gate
Leicester
LE3 5NH

 

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News July 2016: Appeal Withdrawn

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

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

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

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

News January 2016: A touch too much fun

See article from leicestermercury.co.uk

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

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

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

Council licensing team manager Bobby Smiljanic whinged:

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

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

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

Leicester


Baby Blue

New Bond Street
Leicester

 

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News February 2014: Licence granted

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

News February 2014: Application to re-open

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

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

Leicester

 

Chasers

15 Freeman Lane
off Charles Street
Leicester
LE1 1JX

Thu, Fri, Sat: 11pm -late

News October 2019: Moralist objection

Chasers is applying to Leicester City Council to renew its sexual entertainment venue (SEV) licence. There has only been one objection, from Helen Everett and Denis Walsh of the Leicester branch of the Women's Equality Party.

News October 2015: Licence Approved

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

Leicester


Lily's Lounge

New Bond Street
Leicester

News April 2016: New application

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

Leicester


Pyramid Lounge

Millstone Lane
Leicester

News October 2017: New application

Jagdeep Narll has applied to Leicester City Council for a sexual entertainment venue licence in Millstone Lane.

Leicester

 

Platinum Lace

1 Abbey Street
Leicester
LE1 3TE

Sun-Mon: 10pm - 4am. free before 12, £5 after
Tues-Thurs: 9pm - 4am. £5 all night
Fri: 9pm - 6am. £5 before 10pm, £10 after
Sat:, 8pm - 6am. £5 before 10pm, £10 after

Listing confirmed in March 2018.

Leicester

 

Spearmint Rhino

64 Belgrave Gate
Leicester
LE1 3GQ

Daily: 9pm - late

Listing confirmed in March 2018.

Leighton Buzzard

 

Waterside Bar

24 Leighton Road
Linslade
Leighton Buzzard
Bedfordshire
LU7 1TF

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

News June 2013: Nil Policy

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

Lincoln

 

Cloud 9

278a High Street
Kings Arms Yard
Lincoln
LN2 1JL

Mon-Fri: 10pm - 4:30am
Sat: 10pm - 5am

Entry £10 on Saturday and £5 on other nights

Lincoln's first table dancing bar. Listing checked in October 2018.

Lincoln

 

Krystals

8a Park Street
Lincoln
LN1 1UF

Mon-Sat: 10pm-4am (9pm - 2am Wed)

Gentlemen's Club. Listing checked in October 2018.

Liverpool

 

Angels Paradise

31 Princes St
Liverpool
L2 5RG

Fri-Sat: 7pm - 6am

Opened in 2014. Moved from Cumberland Street to Princes Street in 2019.

News January 2020: Moved

The club moved from Cumberland Street to Princes Street in 2019.

The Venue at 18 Cumberland Street has been bought by another company who are applying for a licence for a new lap dancing club.

Liverpool

 

Angels VIP

21 Old Hall Street
Liverpool
L3 9BS

Sun-Thurs: 10pm - 4am
Fri-Sat: 9pm - 6am

Listing checked in October 2018.

Liverpool

 

Dreamers

38-40 Victoria St
Liverpool
L1 6BX

Sun-Thurs: 8pm - 2am
Fri-Sat: 7pm - 4am

Listing checked in October 2018.

Liverpool

 

Hush Gentlemen's Club

22 Mathew St
Liverpool
L2 6RE

Fri-Sat: 8pm - 2am

Listing checked on October 2018.

Liverpool


Moll Teazers

Stanley Street
Liverpool
L1 6A

Permanently closed according to Google.

Liverpool

 

Rude

65 Duke Street
Liverpool
L1 4JJ

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

Offsite Review September 2018: Inside female friendly lap dancing club owned by mum trying to show glamorous side of industry

See article from mirror.co.uk

The owner says workers at the club celebrate their beauty, confidence and power and that both men and women are welcome

News November 2015: Flats

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

Liverpool

 

X in the City

10 Wood Street
Liverpool
L1 4AQ

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

£10 entry

The club moved from Lime St to Wood St in 2017. Listing checked in October 2017.

News May 2015: Thug

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

News April 2015: Proposed new club

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

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

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

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

Liverpool

 

Xclusive

70 Wood St
Liverpool
L1 4DQ

Thursday: 11pm - 4am
Friday: 9:45pm - 4am
Saturday: 9:45pm - 3:45am

Located above Woody's Night Club and was previously known as Tease. Listing checked in November 2018.

News March 2015: Competition

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

Lowestoft


Candy Lounge

7-9 Station Square
Lowestoft

News February 2014: Licence approved

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

News February 2014: New Application

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

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

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

Lowestoft


Jessy Fantail

Commercial Road
Lowestoft

News November 2014: Licence refused

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

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

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

Luton

 

After 8 Gentlemen's Nightclub

15-17 Upper George Street
Luton
LU1 2RD

Wed-Thu: 9pm - 3am
Fri-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Entry Wed-Thu £5, Fri-Sat £7

Listing checked in November 2018.

 

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Maidenhead

 

The Honey Pot

81 Queen St
Maidenhead
SL6 1LT

Monday - Tuesday: 5pm to 2am
Wednesday: 5pm to 3am
Thursday - Saturday: 5pm to 4am

Listing checked in December 2019.

Maidstone

 

Players Club

57 High St
Maidstone
ME14 1SY

Thursday - Saturday: 9:30pm - 2:30am

listing checked in November 2018.

News May 2013: Licence Renewed

Licence renewed despite local christian opposition

Manchester


Unnamed

Swan Street and Oldham Street
Manchester

News March 2014: Application Rejected

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

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

Manchester


Angels

Portland Street
Manchester

News July 2013: Plans withdrawn

Inevitable protests made the news for a new club in Chinatown. Perhaps because of significant public protest, the table dancing club plans were withdrawn prior to being put in front of councillors.

Manchester


Baby Blue

Deansgate
Manchester
M3 2FW

Closed by 2018.

Manchester

 

Baby Platinum

109 Princess Street
City Centre
Manchester
M1 6JB

Open Daily from 9pm

Listing checked in June 2018.

News February 2019: Licence renewed

The club has had its licence renewed

News December 2013: Brawl

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

Manchester


Fantasy Bar

Deangate
Manchester

Closed as a lap dancing venue since 2013.

Manchester

 

Long Legs

George Street
Manchester
M1 4HF

Mon-Thu: 2pm - 1am
Fri: 2pm -2am
Sat: 5pm - 2am

Listing checked in June 2018.

News February 2019: Licence renewed

The club has had its licence renewed

Manchester

 

Obsessions

2B Whitworth St W
Manchester
M1 5WZ

Daily 8pm - 4am

 

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News April 2019: Victims of a sting

See article from manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Two private detectives posed as customers at Manchester lap dancing clubs with view to exposing sexy goings on in private dances. An aggressive feminist campaign called Not Buying It have presented a report of the pair's findings, including video footage, to Manchester City Council.

The private investigators, spent up to £80 a time on lap dances at Victoria's, at Dantzic Street, and Obsessions, at Whitworth Street West, before recording details of their encounters with the women.

The campaigners claim that what went on at the clubs during the course of the private investigation not only breached the venues' own rules but amounted to sexual contact with punters - behaviour which they claim would breach licensing rules. Other reports add that the campaigners are describing the claimed sexual contact to be 'foreplay'.

News December 2017: Licence renewal

The club has submitted a licence renewal.

Manchester


Silks

Lloyd Street
Manchester
M2 5WA

News April 2017: Licence reviewed

The police called for a review of the venue's licence after a brawl. The venue is now closed but set to reappear as an up-market offering from the Whiskey Down group.

Manchester

 

Victoria's

8 Dantzic St
Manchester
M4 2AD

Daily 9pm - 4am

 

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News April 2019: Victims of a sting

See article from manchestereveningnews.co.uk

Two private detectives posed as customers at Manchester lap dancing clubs with view to exposing sexy goings on in private dances. An aggressive feminist campaign called Not Buying It have presented a report of the pair's findings, including video footage, to Manchester City Council.

The private investigators, spent up to £80 a time on lap dances at Victoria's, at Dantzic Street, and Obsessions, at Whitworth Street West, before recording details of their encounters with the women.

The campaigners claim that what went on at the clubs during the course of the private investigation not only breached the venues' own rules but amounted to sexual contact with punters - behaviour which they claim would breach licensing rules. Other reports add that the campaigners are describing the claimed sexual contact to be 'foreplay'.

News March 2019: Extension

The bar has asked the council for permission to open until 6:30 am after Champions League football matches.

News December 2017: Licence renewal

The club has submitted a licence renewal.

Manchester


Whiskey Down

22 Lloyd Street
Manchester
M2 5WA

News May 2019: Licence granted

Whiskey Down - which brands itself as an upmarket night spot - was given permission to open up on Lloyd Street, on the site of the former strip club Silk's.

Aaron Mellor, managing director, told the council's licensing panel the club would be an exclusive one that mirrors itself on Paris' Crazy Horse club and The Box in London.

The venue will be split across two floors - one floor with a theatre-style cabaret performance and the other aimed at lap dancing. Mellor added the club would look for high end performers and offer events to corporate clients.

Merthyr Tydfil


Secrets Night Club

High Street
Merthyr Tydfil

News August 2016: Licence refused from holding

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

Middlesbrough


Secrets

Albert Road
Middlesbrough

Closed in 2010 after police complaints

Middlesbrough


Richmond's

Exchange Square
Middlesbrough

News, September 2016: Plans relit and extinguished

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

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

News, February 2015: Plans withdrawn

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

News, February 2015: New plans

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

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

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

Milton Keynes

 

Garudaa Gentlemen's Club

489 Avebury Boulevard
Town Centre
Milton Keynes
MK9 2EB

Listing checked in November 2018.

News August 2013: Licence granted

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Newcastle

 

Blue Velvet

20 Dean Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 1PG,

Mon-Thu: 9pm - 3:30am
Fri: 8pm - 5:30am
Sat: 6pm - 5:30am
Sun: 8pm - 3:30am

Part of the For Your Eyes Only chain. Listing checked in November 2018.

News, August 2016: Not later

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

Newcastle

 

Diamonds Club

Greys Court
Greys St
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6EE

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

Part of the For Your Eyes Only chain. Listing checked in November 2018. But doesn't seem to get a mention on the FYEO website.

Newcastle

 

The Eagle

42 Scotswood Rd
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE4 7JD

Gay club with occasional events such as gay strippers

Newcastle

 

For Your Eyes Only

8 Grainger Street
Newcastle
NE1 5EW

Sunday-Thursday: 9pm - 4:30am
Friday: 8pm - 4:30am
Saturday: noon - 4:30am

Opposite Central Station. Listing checked in November 2018.

News, April 2015: Harman weights in

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

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

News, April 2015: Licence granted

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

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

News, March 2015: New Application

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

Newcastle

 

Playhouse

25/26 Carliol Square
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 6UQ

Mon-Thu: 10pm - 4:30am
Fri: 9pm - 5:30am
Sat: 2pm - 7pm + 8pm - 5:30am

Listing checked in November 2018.

News, August 2016: Later

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

Newmarket

 

Heaven Awaits

109 High Street
Newmarket
CB8 8JH

 

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News November 2018: Licence renewed

Licence renewed with little drama apart from a token objjection by the town council (the are council is in charge of licensing).

News January 2015: Licence renewed

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

News November 2013: Licence Renewed

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

News November 2013: Objections

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

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

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

Newquay


The Attic

Newquay

Application rejected in 2013

Newquay


Divas

Newquay

Closed down for being too much fun. Now a pub.

Newquay


Halos

Newquay

Closed down for being too much fun

Newquay


Wild Cherry

Newquay

12 Beach Road
Newquay
TR7 1ES

Closed, now Koola Bar

Northampton

 

Urban Tiger

2 Abington Square
Northampton
NN1 4AA

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

Listing checked in November 2018.

 

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News December 2019: Flexible hours

Northampton Council has granted Urban Tiger extended flexible opening hours:

  • 6pm - 4:30am Monday-Wednesday
  • 6pm - 6am Thursday - Saturday
  • 6pm - 2:30m Sunday

News January 2016: Calls for banishment

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

News July 2014: At it again

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

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

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

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

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

News May 2013: Object

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

News April 2013: PC Police

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

Norwich

 

Norwich Council

News June 2019: Caps

Norwich Council has set caps on the numbers of lap dancing venues allowed. It set caps at two venues in the city's late night entertainment zone, two in the city centre and zero outside of the centre.

The number in Prince of Wales Road area though has been set at one beneath the amount of 3 licences presently held - due to a licence for Lace being approved as the consultation was being carried out.

The committee was also told the cap could not having bearing when any of the three existing clubs in that area come to renew their licences.

Norwich


Fallen Angels

Timber Hill
Norwich
NR1 3JZ

New for February 2014. No longer listed as a lap dancing venue by 2017.

Norwich

 

Lace

Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1NJ

Wed-Thu: 9pm - 4am

News January 2019: Re-opening

Currently closed but has now applied to the council to re-open.

Norwich

 

Platinum Lace

15 Dove St
Norwich
NR2 1DE

Tuesday-Thursday: 9pm - 3am
Friday: 8pm - 3am
Saturday: 8pm - 4am

News September 2019: Licence renewal application

Platinum Lace has applied for a licence renewal with the slight trepidation that Norwich Council have been talking about limiting the number oc clubs in town to 3 when there are currently 4.

Norwich

 

Pure Gold Bar and Gentlemen's Club

52 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1LL

Listing checked in January 2019.

News March 2018: Licence appication approved

Pure Gold Limited, which is planning to operate in the premises currently occupied by Bar 52, has now applied to the council for a drinks licence to serve alcohol and play music, amongst other things. The venue has already been granted a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence.

The bar wants to offer lap dancing and pole dancing performances involving nudity and semi-nudity (also described as 'exotic dancing') from 8pm to 4am every day of the week.

Members of the public have until March 23 to comment on the application.

Update: The licence was approved in April 2018.

News, Jan 2018: Planning application approved

Plans have been submitted to turn Bar 52 into the Pure Gold Bar & Gentlemen's Club. The plans were subsequently approved.

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

Norwich

 

Sugar and Spice

39 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
NR1 1BG

Mon-Thu: 9pm-4am
Fri: 9pm-5am
Sat: 8pm-6am
Sun: 9pm-3am

American style table dancing club. Listing checked in January 2019.
 

News April 2014: VAT adds no value

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

Nottingham

 

Norwich Council

 

News July 2013: Consultation

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

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

Nottingham

 

Flirtz

26a Friar Lane
Nottingham
NG1 6DQ

Tuesday - Saturday: 9pm - 3am

Table dancing venue established since 2005. Listing checked in November 2018.

 

flirtz nottingham logo

News October 2014: Licence renewed

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

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

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

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

 

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Oxford


The Lodge Gentlemen's Club

Penny Farthing Place
Off St. Ebbes
Oxford
OX1 1QF

Closed by 2018.

 

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Paisley

 

Tigers

46 Causeyside Street
Paisley
PA1 1YH

Table dancing venue

News, May 2016: Sign of the times

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

Peterborough

 

Angels

Earlham House
Brook St
Peterborough
PE1 1FQ

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

Open since 2005.

News September 2019: Oops

The club was closed in September 2019 after it was noticed that managers had forgotten to renew its licence. The licence application is now in progress and the bar will stay closed until the new licence is received. The licence was duly renewed.

Plymouth


Divas

Plymouth

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

Plymouth


Angels

Union Street
Plymouth
PL1 3EY

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

News August 2015: Flats

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

Plymouth


Teazers

Plymouth

Teazers became Angels in February 2013 T

Plymouth

 

Temptations T2

2 Union Street
Plymouth
PL1 2SR

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

Listing checked in January 2018

News December 2014: Police Diary

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

News November 2013: Licence renewal

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

Portsmouth

(including Southsea)

 

Elegance

1 Granada Road
Southsea
PO4 0RD

Thursday - Saturday: 10pm - 3:30am

 

elegance portsmouth

News May 2019: License approved

The licence has been approved for the original Granada Rd venue.

The licence will allow Elegance to operate from 10pm to 4am every night. It is planned the club will open four nights a week.

News, March 2018: Move finally rejected so Elegance to stay put

In a long running censorship story council moralists have confirmed that table dancing will not be allowed at the Albert Road venue. Owner Paul Ojla said that the club would be re-opened at the Granada Road venue after some refurbishment.

News, February 2018: Granted on appeal to the planning inspector

The council have again rejected the move to Albert Road.

News, May 2016: Move turned down again

The council have again rejected the move to Albert Road.

News, September 2014: Move turned down

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

News August 2014: Looking to Move

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

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

News October 2013: Flyers

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

Portsmouth

 

Wiggle

1 Surrey Street
Landport
Portsmouth
PO1 1JT

News February 2018: Licence renewed

94 objections were not heeded as they offered no evidence of the claimed problems and the police reported no troubles at the venue. The licence was duly renewed.

News November 2013: Granted a little Wiggle room

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

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

News October 2013: Flyers

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

Preston

 

Perfect 10s

10 Lune Street
Preston
PR1 2NL

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

News January 2018: Later

The bar has asked the council to allow later closing at 4am/

News August 2015: Court

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

News August 2014: Haunted

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

Preston

 

Room 32

32 Guildhall St
Preston
PR1 3PB

Thursday-Saturday: 9pm-5am

Listing checked in November 2018.

News July 2014: Licence extension

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

Purfleet


Tenshi Gentlemen's Club

Circus Tavern
Arterial Rd
Purfleet
RM19 1TS

Thursday: 10pm - 3am
Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 4am

Listing checked in December 2018.

 

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R


Reading

 

Black Diamond Gentlemen's Club

108 Friar St
Reading
RG1 1EP

Tuesday - Saturday: 9pm - 3am

News September 2019: Later

LGL Entertainment has applied to extend the opening hours of its Black Diamond club from 3am to 5am

News December 2017: Application approved

The owners of Kinky Koala have applied to open Black Diamond lap dancing club. Council were not impressed though and claim that the location is inappropriate being near an ice cream shop. However Councillors ended up approving the licence application

Reading


Chronicles

Valpy Street
Reading

News April 2015: Licence refused

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

News March 2015: Application

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

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

If successful the owners plan to open by early May.

Reading

 

Medusa Lodge

The Railway Arches
Abattoirs Road
Reading
RG1 7BL

Mon-Sat: 9pm - 5am

Listing checked in November 2018. Previously Diamonds and Pearls, Xposed. Describes itself as an adult nightclub and burlesque venue.

Reading


Sugar Lounge at Déjà Vu

St Mary's Butts
Reading
RG1 2LG

News December 2017: Bar & Grill

By December 2017 the venue seems to have become a simple bar & grill.

Redcar

 

Angels

112 High Street
Redcar
TS10 3DL

Lap dancing bar

News, December 2017: Above board

The council received a presumably vindictive tip off that sex was being sold at the bar but the venue was cleared after a police investigation found nothing untoward.

Rochester


Charlotte's Bar

Rochester

Relinquished its licence citing competition from Tenshi

Rochester


Tenshi Gentlemen's Club

Casino Rooms
Blue Boar Lane
Rochester
ME1 1PD

Thursday: 10pm - 2am
Friday - Saturday: 10pm - 3am

Listing checked in November 2018.

Rochester


Tenshi 2

High Street
Rochester

News July 2013: Licence refused

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

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

Rotherham

 

Rotherham Council

News June 2019: Banned

Rotherham Council has banned sexual entertainment venues seemingly on morality grounds. Venues can apply but the council says it has a presumption that they will be banned. Existing venues will be given 12 montsh notice to close. Sex shops will only be allowed in industrial areas.

Rotherham


Renoirs & Rouge

14 The Crofts
Rotherham
S60 2DJ

Currently closed for a refit but is hoping to re-open in late June 2019.

 

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Salisbury


Rouge Club

White Rooms
Milford Street
Salisbury

News March 2013: Closed

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

Scarborough


Chic Bar

Scarborough

News August 2014: Application refused

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

News August 2014: Application

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

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

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

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

Scarborough


Privilege

St Thomas St
Scarborough

closed in 2008

Sheffield


La Chambre

Sheffield is also home to a notable swingers club which is licensed by the council.

News October 2020: Closed at current venue

La Chambre is a very well known swinger's club in Sheffield. It has announced that after a year of coronavirus lockdown it is closing down at the current venue but hopes to find somewhere else in the future.

Sheffield

 

Spearmint Rhino

60 Brown Street
Sheffield
S1 2BS

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

Licensed since 2012 and has been trading since 2003.

 

spearmint rhino sheffield

News October 2020: Lapsed licence

A much harassed strip club which closed in March due to coronavirus restrictions has decided not to apply to renew its licence. Spearmint Rhino, which has been on Brown Street in Sheffield for 18 years, has surrendered its sexual entertainment venue licence and handed over its alcohol licence to another operator.

Some strip club dancers, who have not worked since March, have said the industry has been hit hard by coronavirus pandemic restrictions. So presumably much of this latest decision was down to economic reality rather than more political issues.

News August 2020: Consent Lesson

See article from bbc.co.uk

It seems that feminists are somehow exempt from the need to seek consent when filming sex, especially when seeking to destroy the livelihoods of lap dancers.

A group of lap-dancers who were filmed without their consent at a strip club have dropped their privacy case.

Feminists commissioned the covert filming which showed dancers sexually touching customers and each other at Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield.

Lap dancers, supported by the club, took legal action against the filming, saying their human rights had been breached.

However, the case has been discontinued with Spearmint Rhino agreeing to pay almost £50,000 in costs.

The feminist group Not Buying It said it hoped the outcome would embolden others to come forward.

It is understood that the club felt it could have won the case but decided not to pursue it because of added financial limitations due to the coronavirus crisis. All lap-dancing clubs remain closed as part of measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Not Buying it is understood to have commissioned private investigators to visit the strip club, as well as another in London, wearing glasses containing hidden cameras.

A group of nine workers from the club then went to court claiming publication of the footage would infringe their human right to respect for private life .

Spearmint Rhino in Sheffield had its licence renewed last year, however campaigners are challenging this with a judicial review expected to be heard later this year.

News April 2020: Licence renewed

A strip club harassed by feminist campaigners has had its license renewed. Sheffield council's licensing committee had met for eight hours to discuss whether Spearmint Rhino should have its sexual entertainment licence renewed.

Private investigators employed by campaigners had secretly filmed dancers who reportedly sexually touched customers and each other. The dances were filmed without consent of either the dancers or the customers.

The council said full reasons for the renewal would be given soon but fter the secret filming council officers inspected the club monthly.

News September 2019: Licence renewed

Spearmint Rhino strip club in Sheffield had its licence renewed after the council ruled covertly recorded footage of dancers breaking no-touching rules filmed without consent should not force its closure.

Dancers at Spearmint Rhino celebrated the ruling, made after eight hours of heated testimony from both sides. Dancers had accused campaigners who made the undercover recordings of revenge porn tactics.

A coalition of feminist groups that had sought the club's closure condemned the decision and said they would continue to fight for the venue to be closed.

News June 2019: Feminists in need of consent training

See article from bbc.com

Strip club dancers have marched through Sheffield to oppose plans to close Spearmint Rhino.

The brightly-dressed protesters stopped traffic in Sheffield city centre, braving driving rain between the Brown Street club and Sheffield Town Hall.

Sheffield's Spearmint Rhino club was targeted by feminist extremists who commissioned private detectives to obtain video evidence and report on anything untoward. They claimed to have filmed inappropriate sexual contact clearly without the consent of the participants. Surely such filming would be illegal so perhaps these may be just claims.

The dancers and supporters, including Sheffield Hallam University women's officer Gabby Willis, told marchers filming of that sort should be classed as revenge porn. Ms Willis said she supported the dancers' right to earn money however they choose. She said:

I think it's really important we stand by women's choice to do that in a safe environment for their job, if they want to.

Club worker Rachael McCoy told protesters:

This is really important to us. This is our livelihoods. I'm a single mother. This job helps me feed my children. This job has actually changed my life for the better.

News June 2018: Licensed granted

See article from bbc.com

A Sheffield lap dancing club has had its operating licence renewed despite dozens of objections from feminists on morality grounds.

Spearmint Rhino, on Brown Street, has operated for 15 years without trouble and the chair of licensing, councillor David Barker, said there was no evidence of poor practices at the club. Granting the licence, Barker said:

There was a very strong case against sexual entertainment in general from the objectors. However, we could find no strong evidence of poor practices or detrimental impact on the local area arising from the operation of the club.

News June 2018: University intolerance

See article from bbc.com

Spearmint Rhino, which has been on Brown Street in Sheffield for more than 15 years, has applied for its sexual entertainment venue licence to be renewed.

And now the local university, Sheffield Hallam, has decided to initiate a morality campaign against the venue.

A Sheffield Hallam University spokesperson claimed the club could seriously undermine its multimillion-pound masterplan for the area. '

News April 2018: Judicial Review

See article from theguardian.com

Feminist campaigners have been granted a judicial review against Sheffield's strip club licensing policy.

The review has been brought by a Sheffield resident referred to as Irene. Activists backing her case launched a CrowdJustice crowdfunding campaign on Thursday to cover the legal costs.

A Judicial Review examines whether official bodies followed correct and legal procedures eg when making licensing decisions.

It seems that moralist campaigners feel that the council should consider wider impact on women and gender equality, rather than just the wellbeing of those specifically affected by the Sheffield club.

The outcome could of course affect clubs and councils nationwide.

Sheffield


Villa Mercedes

Suffolk Street
Sheffield

Previously Scores.

News September 2016: Withdrawn

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

Sheffield


Wildcats

Sheffield

News March 2013: Planning Opposition

A new application stumbled at the first hurdle of planning permission

Shrewsbury


Source Vodka Bar

Barker Street
Shrewsbury

Licensed in 2013 but closed by 2018.

Skegness

 

Flirtz

107 Lumley Rd
Skegness
PE25 3LZ,

Daily: 9pm - 3am

News January 2018: Licence renewed

After a troublesome 2017 Flirtz seems to have responded adequately for the bars licence to be renewed.

News September 2017: Cocaine testing

Flirtz lap dancing was closed by police in July 2017 over suspicions that cocaine was regularly being taken at the venue. No drugs were found on a search but the venue must now undergo regular police checks for drugs as a condition of continued operation,

News December 2015: Licence renewed

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

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

News August 2013:

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

Skegness


Unnamed club

Grand Parade
skegness

News September 2018: Burlesque

Plans have been submitted to the local council for a new club. The plans include pole, lap and table dancing shows as well as burlesque dancing shows every half an hour,

Slough

 

The Flags Gentleman's Club

43-45 Church Street
Chalvey
Slough
SL1 2NL

Monday - Thursday: 19:00 - 01:00
Friday - Saturday: 17:00 - 02:30
Sunday: 20:00 - 01:00

The venue opens at 2pm daily and operates as a normal pub until the dancing starts at the above times

Slough


Pandora's

Uxbridge Road
Slough

News March 2013: Failed judicial review

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

Solihull

 

The Honey Club

76B High Street
Solihull
B91 3TA

Tuesday - Saturday: 10pm - 6am

Listing checked in December 2018.

Southampton

 

For Your Eyes Only

135 High Street,
Southampton
SO14 2BR

Monday - Thursday: 10pm - 4am
Friday - Saturday: 9pm - 5am

Listing checked in December 2018.

News January 2020: Closed pending police investigation

Strippers allegedly fleeced a punter of £33,000 after he was plied with booze. Cops are probing whether girls at the For Your Eyes Only club poured alcohol into his mouth and held his fingers to put his pin in a card machine.

He arrived at the club at 4.25am but it is alleged he was finally allowed to leave at midday -- eight hours later and long after it had closed. Several times strippers used physical force to stop the punter from leaving a private booth at the lap dancing club, police suspect.

Police are now investigating strippers and waitresses for alleged theft , fraud, sexual assault and false imprisonment.

The Southampton club has temporarily closed and had its licence suspended.

News August 2013: Licence Application

Licence application was heard on 14th August and duly approved

Southampton


The Playhouse Gentlemen's Club

1 Town Quay
Southampton
SO14 2AQ

News December 2018: Closed

The club's website says that the venue is currently closed but is set to re-open later.

News August 2013: Licence Application

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

News April 2013: New Bar

The bar will take over from Maxim's Casino.

Southampton

 

Wiggle

188 Above Bar Street,
Southampton
SO14 7DW

Wed-Sat: 9pm -6am

Listing checked December 2018.

News January 2020: Expansion

Southampton's Wiggle lap-dancing club will be refurbished to create a larger pole dancing stage, better VIP booths and more seating.

The application submitted to the council explains that having people seated rather than standing will reduce the risk of trouble.

The ground floor will go back to being a bar with a stage for pole dancing. Meanwhile, the second floor will be split into changing rooms for dancers as well as additional VIP dance rooms.

News August 2013: Licence Application

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

Southend


Cornucopia

39 Marine Parade
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2EN

Strip pub

News June 2013: A short break

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

Southend

 

Entice

Warrior House
Soutchurch Road
Southend

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

Entrance £5-10

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

News September 2017: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed without drama. 3 objections were raised and a couple of councillors were sniffy.

News April 2015: Licence granted

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

News February 2015: Feminist campaign

The Essex Feminist Collective is campaigning against the venue

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

News January 2015: The usual bollox

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

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

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

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

News October 2014: Proposed club

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

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

Southend

 

Forrestors

65 Marine Parade
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2EN

Strip pub

News November 2014: Under threat of re-development

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

News May 2013: Oops

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

Southend

 

Sunset

Lucy Rd
Southend-on-Sea
SS1 2AU

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

Table dancing club

News April 2013: For sale

Southport


Black Orchid

Coronation Walk
Southport
PR8 1RE

Put up for sale

Southsea

Stoke


ST1 Platinum

Trinity Street
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
ST1 5NA
 

News June 2017: Closed

The bar lost its licence over allegations of credit card fraud, drug-dealing, violent incidents and prostitution. The venue is now up for sale and looks set to be converted into flats.

Stowmarket


Carbon Nightclub

Maltings Entertainment Complex
Stowmarket

News January 2015: Licence granted

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

News January 2015: Carbon copy

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

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

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

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

Sunderland

 

Little Black Book

18 Vine Place
Sunderland
SR1 3NA

Thursday - Saturday: 10pm - 4am

Listing checked in December 2018

Sunderland


Passion

43 Holmeside
Sunderland
SR1 3HY

Match day striptease fun for football fans highlighted in 2013. No mention of such entertainment in 2018

News September 2013: Licence granted

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

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

Sunderland


Privilege

Sunderland

Now closed

Swansea


Swansea Council

 

Swansea Council logo

News July 2013: Banned

Swansea Council has banned table dancing from all areas of the city. Sex shops are allowed but only in the city centre.

News July 2013: Nil policy considered

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

Swindon

 

Dream Lounge

8 Victoria Rd
Swindon
SN1 3AJ

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

Listing verified in March 2018.

 

dream lounge swindon logo

News November 2014: Advert Censor

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

News May 2014: Brawl

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

News January 2014: Sentenced

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

News July 2013: Arson attack conviction

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

News July 2013: Arson attack

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

Swindon

 

Foxies

3-4 Victoria Road
Swindon
SN1 3AJ

Tues-Sat: 10pm until late

Listing verified in March 2018.

Swindon


Fantasy Club

Fleet Street
Swindon
SN1 1RE

Closed

 

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Tamworth


Players Lounge

Tamworth

Closed in 2011

Tonbridge


The Harp

Hale Street
East Peckham
Tonbridge
Kent

Pub with striptease

News, June 2013: Striptease banned

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

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

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

 

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V

 

W


Wakefield

 

PC Lounge

Brickworks Bar
67 Westgate Street
Wakefield

Listing checked in December 2019

News January 2019: Licence renewed

A discreet club with no signage and no advertising.

News November 2015: Licence granted

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

Wakefield


The Hub

Market Street
Wakefield

News August 2014: Licence Application

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

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

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

Wakefield


Krystals

Wakefield

Licensed in February 2013 but closed by June 2013.

Walsall

 

Club X

23 Bradford St
Walsall
WS1 1PN

Fri-Sat: 10pm - 5am

Table dancing club

Warrington


Delicious

Legh Street
Warrimgton

Licence granted in April 2013 but no indication that it ver made a go of it.

Watford

 

Diamonds and Strings

9 Market Street
Watford
WD18 0PA

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

Entry £5-10

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

Listing checked in December 2018

 

beavers strip club advert

News February 2014: Advert Censored

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

News October 2013: Licence Refused

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

West Bromwich

 

Angels

303 High Street
West Bromwich
B70 8ND

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 - 3am
Friday - Saturday: 8:30 - 5am
Sunday: 8:30 - 2am

West Bromwich


The Bing Gentlemen's Club

High Street
West Bromwich

Table dancing club closed after getting in trouble for a mass brawl.

Weston Super-Mare

 

Red Shadow Gentlemen's Club

39A Regent St
Weston-super-Mare
BS23 1SF

Wednesday - Saturday: 10pm - 4am

Previously known as Shadow Lounge. Listing checked in November 2018.

Weymouth


Goldfingers

New St
Weymouth
DT4 8DB

Became Wiggle in June 2019.

Weymouth

 

Wiggle Club

33 New St
Weymouth
DT4 8DB

Friday, Saturday 10pm - 5am

Wiggle Club opened in late June 2019 at the venue that was previously Goldfingers

Wigan

 

Baby Platinum

54 King Street
Wigan
WN1 1BT

Mon-Sun: From 9pm

A new club for 2014.

Listing checked in June 2018.

 

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News July 2015: Whingeing MP

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

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

News July 2014: New licence and new conditions

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

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

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

Wilmslow


ST Lounge

Grove St
Wilmslow

Opened in 2009. Closed in 2013 after the council refused a licence renewal citing a supposedly inappropriate location.

Windsor

 

Pink Gentlemen's Club

The Basement
Oxford Rd East
Windsor
SL4 1EF

Monday - Saturday: 9pm - 4am

Listing checked in December 2019.

Wolverhampton


Cobra Lounge

30 Queen Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 3JW

Closed by 2018

Wolverhampton

 

The Foxy Lady

146 Oxford Street
Bilston
Wolverhampton
WV14 7DP

News December 2016: Foxy Lady Dance Bar

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

The new bar, which features three poles, a stage, severaT 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 under the name Pussy Galore

Wolverhampton

 

Sinderellas Show Bar

Exchange St
Wolverhampton
WV1 1TS

Tuesday - Thursday: midnight - 4am
Friday - Saturday: 11am - 5am

Listing checked January 2019.

Worcester

 

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Worcester City Council

News August 2014: Licensing policy consultation

See article from worcester.gov.uk

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

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

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

The Last date for consultation responses: 24th October 2014

News December 2013: New controls adopted

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

News August 2013:

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

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

News July 2013:

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

Worcester

 

Black Cherry

57 Lowesmoor
Worcester
WR1 2RS

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

 

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News October 2016: Outrage

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

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

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

News October 2014: Licensed

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

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

News June 2014: Licence application

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

News March 2014: Opened

The club opened on Friday 28th March 2014.

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

News December 2013: Another Bite of the Cherry

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

Ash Patel chose t e former Images and Funk nightclub, in the Butts, in September, but decided to back down in the face of local 'outrage'. However, Patel has n succeeded in getting the old DNA club's premises licence transferred to him two weeks ago, which will now allow him to now run the venue as a lap-dancing club. Patel said of the new Lowesmoor location:

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

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

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

Wrexham


XS

Abbot Street
Wrexham

News May 2019: Licence rejected

A nightclub owner is applying to turn his venue into a lap dancing bar, despite previously being refused.

News May 2019: Trying again

A nightclub owner is applying to turn his venue into a lap dancing bar, despite previously being refused.

David Thomas, owner of XS Wrexham nightclub, applied for a sex establishment licence in 2015. It was rejected by councillors after neighbours and religious leaders complained.

The council rejected Thomas's first application because there were already two sex establishments in the area. However, since then a sex shop called Private Shop has closed, prompting Thomas to make his bid again.

News October 2015: Occasional use

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

News October 2015: Re-rejected

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

News July 2015: Rejected

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

News, June 2015: New Application

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

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

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

Wrexham

 

Hot Peppers at Sgt Peppers club.

32 Bridge Street
Offa
Wrexham
LL13 7HP

Noted in July 2015.

Wycombe

 

Bar 95

95 W Wycombe Rd
High Wycombe
HP11 2LR

Thursday - Saturday 8pm - 2am

Listing checked in January 2019.

 

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York

 

York Council
 

 

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News September 2016: Restricting trade

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

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

York


Bohemia

News March 2013: Closed

The bar closed after defaulting on the rent

York

 

Black Orchid

5 Toft Green
York
YO1 6JT

Daily: 9pm - 3:30am, earlier on race days

News September 2019: Renewed

The council renewed the licence includiing a request top open earlier and close later on York race days.

News September 2018: Renewed

The council renews the licence and turned down the police request noting that in fact the club was already legally opening early on race days. The council also noted that there have been no significant recent complaints about how the club is operating.

News September 2018: Police censors

See article from yorkpress.co.uk

A request submitted to City of York Council s Gambling, Licensing & Regulatory Committee by the operators of Black Orchid in Toft Green asks the council to allow the club to open from 6pm when York Racecourse is hosting events. The club is currently open seven days a week from 9pm until 4.30am. But while seeking a renewal of the sex establishment licence it requested permission to open between 9pm and 3.30am each night, but 6pm until 4.30am on race days.

In a letter from North Yorkshire Police's alcohol licensing unit, PC Deborah Chadwick called for the council to refuse the change in hours. She wrote:

North Yorkshire Police do not oppose the renewal of the sexual entertainment licence, however they are opposed to the extension of hours on York race days by allowing sexual entertainment to begin at 6pm.

The police are aware that the licensing committee recently granted earlier opening hours on race days for another sexual entertainment venue in the city. However, in the interests of fairness, North Yorkshire Police requests that the committee adhere to their policy in not allowing sexual entertainment to take place prior to 9pm.

News September 2016: Renewed

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

News July 2014: New licence

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

York


Upstairs

The Mansion
Micklegate
York
YO1 6LJ

Closed in December 2019 as the landlord would not extend the club's tenancy
 

 

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News November: Closing

The landlord of the property used by Upstairs has decided not to renew the clubs tenancy and so the club is set to close from 1st January 2020. The club is now ooking for new premises.

News May 2018: Police censors

The venue is allowed top open daily from 9pm until 3am with an extension for horse racing days of 6pm until 4:30am. The police are now complaining about the early opening on race days. Probably a morality issue, in a letter to the licensing board, the force's PC Deborah Chadwick said:

North Yorkshire Police do not oppose the renewal of the Sexual Entertainment Licence, however they are opposed to the extension of hours on York race days, especially allowing Sexual Entertainment to begin at 6pm.

News February 2015: Turned Down

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

News February 2015: Downstairs

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

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

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

Five local residents have lodged worthless objections to the variations,

News February 2014: Licence Renewed

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

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

News November 2013: Licence Renewal

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

 

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