The London Leather and Fetish archive
A unique collection of the UK’s leather and fetish scene’s history located within the bishopsgate institute. The collection is open to the public for research, and they have open days when the collection is fully on display along with talks from guest speakers.
As you learn to grow your ‘Fetish’ wardrobe, you may not know where to buy some gear from. Here are some shops where you may wish to find out more. They have great customer service and will allow you to try on various items. Follow the links below to find out more: –
Fetish Freak is a store located near the Oval in London. The shop has some of the best, if not the best, selection of Muir caps available. You can access other accessories and there is usually a range of second hand gear available. Perfect for the leather man starting out.
Regulation London have been established for a number of years and is now located in Soho, just off dean street. It has a great selection of toys as well as a selection of rubber and leather wear.
There is something for everyone and the store staff are also very friendly. You can purchase via their website and the shipping time is very quick.
Prowler red is a fetish store located right at the heart of Soho on Old Comptons street.
With a wide range of fetish clothing, lubricants, toys and more, they are a great place to check out.
FetishDaddy are a London based fetish company that specialises in a range of leather and rubber products made to fit you perfectly, whatever your size or shape.
They have a reputation for designing for every kind of body shape and all items are bespoke.
They also offer courses in making your own rubber and leather wear.
Bars and clubs
The Lord Clyde
London’s newest sex licenced venue serving east London. With friendly staff and a huge play space it is well worth checking out.
They do various themed nights, including Gear nights and CP.
Comptons bar has become home to both the London leather social and the London rubber social.
Built on the site of the 200-year-old Swiss Hotel, Comptons has been at the epicentre of the gay scene since 1986.
The Backstreet (now closed)
The Backstreet was a gay leather bar on the Mile End Road in London’s East End. It was London’s longest running, and only leather bar, having opened in April 1985 and ran until July 2022