London is one of the world’s top tourist destinations, and for many good reasons. London is home to some of the world’s best museums, architecture, and food, and is rich in fascinating history and culture. It’s a safe and entertaining city and millions of people visit each year.
However, beyond the sights such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben is also one of the world’s best club scenes. Worldwide stars of EDM and other types of music play here regularly, but music isn’t all you’ll find in the capital of the United Kingdom.
London is also home to some of the sexiest clubs on the planet. From burlesque to fetish clubs and everything in between, if you’re looking to add a little spark to your London visit, these are five of the sexiest places to check off your bucket list.
1. Gentlemen’s Clubs
Gentlemen’s clubs can be found all over the world, and as anyone who has ever visited one knows, they can run the gamut from seedy to deliciously high class. London is home to some of the most famous gentlemen’s clubs in the world, and these are a few of the best.
Discretion, attention to detail, and beautiful women make up the heart of a great gentlemen’s club, and while you’re in London you should pay a visit to the Spearmint Rhino, Sunset Strip, and the Windmill International. Many of these clubs are quite exclusive, so reservations are always recommended, as well as adhering to any dress codes. Some gentlemen’s clubs offer entry to couples and you can learn more here about bringing a friend.
2. Burlesque Clubs
The sexy art of burlesque has seen a huge revival over the last few years, and London has definitely kept up with this trend. In England, burlesque shows were originally of the comedy variety and went out of fashion in the late 1800s. However, the Americans revamped burlesque to include more of a striptease aspect and its popularity is growing worldwide.
A burlesque experience in London is something you won’t soon forget. The Bloomsbury Ballroom offers burlesque on two stages and a gourmet, three-course dinner. The McQueen Lounge Bar and Club is wildly popular with London’s hip crowd, and Cafe de Paris offers the city’s best burlesque show on Friday nights.
3. Cocktail Bars
While London is well-known for its traditional pubs, the city is also home to some of the most upscale cocktail bars in the world. With very sexy lighting and design, impeccable service, and London’s hottest people clamoring to get beyond the velvet ropes, London is definitely one of the best places in the world to go clubbing.
Mark’s Bar at HIX Soho is extremely popular, and the fact that they don’t take reservations makes this spot irresistible. The Lobby Bar at London EDITION is another sexy, swanky bar that begs to be discovered. Be sure to have your credit card on hand; the prices at these clubs are definitely not for the faint of heart.
4. Fetish Clubs
If your interests go beyond what some may deem traditional then London is the city for you. Fetish clubs in London and other alternative night clubs are springing up all over the city and the chances are good that you’ll find one that piques your interest.
Whether it’s BDSM, rubber, swinging, or shibari (the art of Japanese rope bondage), London’s fetish scene has a place for you. Be sure to thoroughly investigate the website of the club you’re considering. Most of them have dress codes and strict rules, so you’ll want to be intimately familiar with these terms before you go.
5. LGBT Clubs
London’s gay clubs have been raucously popular for years, and these clubs can be found all over the city. Whether you’re looking for a world-class drag show or just a sexy spot to sip a drink and people watch, there is a club for everyone in London.
Dalston Superstore in East London is favorite among London’s gay community, and Fire in Vauxhall is one of the best clubs in the city for live DJs. If you happen to visit during London’s Pride Week, you can expect most clubs in the city to put on special events, which makes it the perfect time to visit.
With so many incredibly sexy clubs to choose from, you could simply forego the sightseeing and spend your entire visit in one of London’s hottest nightspots. And there’s nothing wrong with that at all.