London Strip Clubs
- 0 Clubs Guaranteed
- Low Limit or No Clubs
- Zero Limit but have Clubs
- WORST OFFFENDERS
London of course is an epicentre of the sex trade with dozens of clubs - many focussed in key boroughs as the map above reveals.
Here we focus on just a few London boroughs but please feel free to send us news of strip clubs and their relicensing in your area:
Has 7 clubs despite a policy that states zero are appropriate (a 'zero policy'). This is because all pre-existing clubs were allowed to continue operating when a strip club licensing policy was first introduced. We believe this is a breach of both equality and licensing law. No Camden clubs are allowed private booths/areas. Despite this one club, The Red Rooms, appears to have always operated with private areas. In 2018, Camden successfully challenged it in the High Court to stop this (we provided evidence to the Council and, together with pressure group Object, ran a protest and petition signed by over 1,000 peope). Of course, if the Council had abided by its own policy, this club woudn't exist and it wouldn't have had to spend £10,000s of tax payers money in the Courts challening it!
Tower Hamlets and Hackney
Like Camden, these introduced a 'zero' policy but allowed all pre-exising clubs to continue operating, even though they were desperate to get rid of the industy at the time strip club licensing was introduced. If these Councils are fearful of legal action by clubs if licenses are refused they shouldn't be. There has never been a successful court case taken against a Council by a strip club operator.
Has a staggering 25 sex establishments (eg sex shops and sex cinemas) and 12 strip clubs in just one small area of the borough. How can that possibly be in keeping with the Council's legal duty to work towards eliminating harassment, discrimination and victimisation of women?