There is a love-hate relationship with strip clubs in UK. Gentlemen clubs have been on the high streets of some of the biggest UK cities for years – some people want them banned, others love strolling into a lap dance club at the end of a night out on the town. A YouGov survey showed that only 69% of people would be happy for their partner to visit a strip club, especially on a stag or hen party. It seems that this form of after-hours adult entertainment is not accepted by everyone.
Despite not everyone liking the idea of a strip club, the clubs still average 19 million yearly visitors (of course before the Coronavirus pandemic). With the UK opening back up, restrictions being lifted and vaccines handed out, we thought it was a good time to research which are the best strip clubs in the UK, from London to Manchester to Glasgow.
In this guide to the UK’s hottest strip bars, we will bring you everything you need to know about the best lap dance clubs, the reason why they are so highly rated, and how you can visit them. So sit back, grab a drink, and soon you might have a stripper dancing on your lap giving you an erotic tease.
The Best Strip Clubs in London
When you think of where the best strip clubs in England are, London is the first place that comes into your head. With many famous strip clubs from Central London to East and West London, gentlemen who want to relax and socialise with professional dancing girls can certainly find what they are looking for in London. If you are unsure of which strip club might be best for you to visit, there are literally hundreds in London, but if you want my advice, here is our list of the best 5 I have heard about from my time in the capital.
Address: 161, Tottenham Court Rd, Bloomsbury, London, W1T 7NN
Spearmint Rhino is arguably one of the most well know strip clubs around the world, with several UK locations as well as clubs across the United States and Australia. To confirm this claim, Spearmint Rhino has actually won awards, winning the International Club of the Year award in 2016. Of course, this shows the elite adult entertainment the club offers and the girls are some of the sexiest exotic dancers in London.
The club in Bloomsbury is a huge venue with four stage shows, with an additional two bars and if you are feeling fancy a celebrity area, VIP lounge, and private champagne booths. The club is currently closed, but aims to open soon. Before the club closed, the entry fee was £10 before 7 pm and the club was open 7 days a week. I would expect when Spearmint Rhino reopens that the operating hours and prices would be very similar, so use this as a guide.
Address: 4 Carlisle St, Soho, London W1D 3BJ
Soho is an area of London’s West End which is widely considered the capital’s red-light district. Home to Britain’s sex industry, one of the best lap dance establishments in the area is Vanity, Soho. Whilst vanity is not much of a traditional striptease club, the club has a more gentleman’s club feel with a nice bar and very attractive ladies in lingerie dancing around the guests.
Vanity is currently closed of course, but hoping to reopen. Before closing, Vanity would regularly promote offers because the drink cost is, to be honest quite high on top of the £20 entry fee. I would recommend if you are on a budget Vanity is not the club you want to visit as dances have an extra cost so you can expect to spend quite a lot of money with enjoying yourself at Vanity.
Address: 4 Duke of York Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6LA
Gaslight Club is one of the best table dancing clubs in the West End of London. The Gaslight Club of St James’s is one of the longest-running table dancing clubs, opening its doors back in the 1970s. The club has a sophisticated feel and since it’s refurbishment, the club has a more modern surrounding.
The entry fee for the Gaslight Club is £20. Like the prices in West London, the prices for drinks are quite expensive. There are mixed reviews about Gaslight Club with people complaining that the girls try to make as much money out of them as possible. When the club reopens, expect the club to be open Monday to Saturday from 8 pm to 3.30 am in the morning.
Address: 16-19 Upper St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H 9EF
Opened in 1980, the Covent Garden strip club may not be as popular as it was in the 80s or 90s, but Stringfellows still attracts tourists from out of London to the club who have heard of the legendary club. The club does offer VIP rooms, private red rooms and lounge space for people who want to go in, so by no means is this club a thing of the past.
Unlike the other clubs in London on this list, Stringfellows offers diners free entry but a table must be reserved in advance. If you are planning on just visiting for a lap dance, entry is £25 and the cost for a dance starts from £25 up to £200 for a dance in a private VIP booth. Stringfellows is open Monday to Saturday from 9 pm to 5 am in the morning. That extra few operating hours is great if you are out in London late.
Address: 51 Parker Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5PS
Another one of London’s best strip clubs is in Covent Garden. Secrets is a mid-range priced strip club that has fully nude stage shows throughout the evening. Secrets is one of those clubs that do as they say. They are not trying to be a fancy gentleman’s club, rather a strip club where punters get what they want – a lap dance off a sexy model.
One of the best things about Secrets that no other London strip club on this list offers is free entry before 9 pm. This is not a scam or scheme so that once you are in there, you’re getting charged silly prices for drinks. It is non of that. The club wants to attract good numbers to the club. If you are planning on arriving a little later, the entry fee is £20.
The Best Strip Clubs in Essex
When it comes to gentlemen’s clubs in Essex, there are not as many as in London, but there are two stand-out options should you want to enjoy a live adult show or private dance. Whether you are planning a stag do, celebrating a special occasion, or just want to get a dance from a gorgeous Essex girl after a night on the town, here is our guide to the best strip clubs in Essex.
Katz Gentlemen’s Club
Address: Time Square, Basildon SS14 1DJ
If you are looking to visit one of Essex’s most premium strip club venues, then Katz Gentlemen’s Club is for you. Open every Wednesday through to Sunday, the club has adult stages for live shows and private lap dances are available. Katz Gentlemen’s Club has become really popular with local stag parties due to the high level of services and of course of the ladies have that sexy Essex appearance – you know the one, tanned, busty and with a great figure.
If you are planning on visiting in a group for a stag do, for example, VIP booking options are available where you can make use of the booths or luxury private rooms. Entrance prices start from £10 based on what day you are planning on visiting the club and dances can be as cheap as £20.
Address: 20 Barrack Square, Chelmsford CM2 0UU
Club Tantalize located in the heart of Chelmsford, is one of Essex’s biggest and best-known gentlemen’s clubs. The venue offers a sophisticated and luxurious setting where you are surrounded by some of the sexiest erotic dancers in the country.
Club Tantalize offers deals throughout the week on entry fees and drinks. From Tuesday to Thursday entry fee is £5 and on Friday and Saturday £10. Once at the club, you can enjoy the free pole dancing shows or opt for a fully nude private dance which starts from £20.
The Best Strip Clubs in Manchester
From table dancing to private performances, Manchester’s strip clubs are some of the best in the North West. If you are looking to arrange a stag do to remember, celebrating the way only us Mancs know how to, or just want an elite lap dance after having a few drinks in Revolucion de Cuba, then here are our top 3 strip clubs in Manchester. Be careful though, these Manchester ladies are hot stuff.
Address: 46 George St, Manchester M1 4HF
Long Legs is a long running strip club at the top of Manchester’s lap dance scene for over 25 years. Hidden away in the heart of Chinatown, this is a discrete gentlemen’s club open throughout the day and into the late evening. Long Legs has become popular for being a discrete venue where punters can enjoy a relaxed setting to enjoy a good drinks selection combined with the sexiest lap dancers in Manchester.
Long Legs reopened in August and operate 6 days a week, shutting only on Sundays. The reopened club has a good number of booths, has VIP rooms for private parties which have their own stage and pole, as well as a separate bar – sounds like Long Legs is a great spot for stag parties.
Victorias Lapdancing Club
Victorias Lapdancing Club website
Address: 8 Dantzic St, Manchester M4 2AD
If you are in Manchester around the Printworks, you will be only a short walking distance from Victorias Gentlemens Club. The strip club is very popular in the city and offers a great selection of alcoholic drinks and gorgeous dancing girls.
Victorias Gentleman Club offers a special promotion for stag parties, with free entry to the club if a stag party is pre-booked. Victorias also give a 50% discount for groups at the door, which is great if you and a few friends what a lap dance or to see a pole dance show after a few drinks on the town.
Address: 109 Princess St, Manchester M1 6JB
Baby Platinum, situated just up from Canal Street is a classic gentlemen’s club that keeps it simple – gorgeous erotic dancers and pole dance shows. The bigger sister company to Baby Blue, Baby Platinum is a classy establishment with a pool table, comfy seating area, large TVs for sporting events, and VP lounges for private dances.
With a private setting, Baby Platinum is perfect for stag dos, and with last entry at 5 am in the morning, if you have enjoyed a drink on Canal street, visited some gay bars and want some female attention, you can head to Baby Platinums for a private lap dance session.
The Best Strip Clubs in Newcastle
Newcastle has one of the best nightlife scenes in the UK. Thanks to the popular program Geordie Shore, people come from all over the country to party in Newcastle. Surprisingly, despite how popular adult entertainment venues are in the city, there are not many good strip clubs. The two we have picked out as our best strip clubs in Newcastle are great gentlemen’s clubs for stag and hen dos whether you can watch some sport or live entertainment before enjoying a dance from a hot Geordie model.
For Your Eyes Only
Address: 8 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5EW
For Your Eyes Only is a sports bar and gentlemen’s club hybrid where people can go in Newcastle and enjoy 20 Ultra-HD TVs and projectors showing live sport with live DJs whilst the ladies perform pole dance shows. If you enjoy live sports, good music, a buzzing atmosphere, and staring at some of the sexiest girls in Newcastle, then For Your Eyes Only is the place for you.
If you want to have a more private strip club experience, pre-bookable packages are available where you can gain access to VIP areas, private tables and gain premium viewing positions whilst having private waitress service.
Address: 20 Dean St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1PG
A sister company to For Your Eyes Only, Blue Velvet is a longstanding gentleman’s club in Newcastle which solely operates to help punters meet with gorgeous girls to watch lap dance shows and received lap dances. The luxury sport on Dean Street, is definitely considered one of the city’s oldest and most popular clubs for tableside dancing.
If you do head down to Blue Velvet, the club has 13 intimate booths, exclusive VIP lounges, and plenty more to cater to a bespoke experience. The club is open 7 days a week and Blue Velvet offers entry deals for stag and hen parties, weekend passes, birthday parties, and business meetings, however, you do need to contact the club directly to receive the discounted price.
The Best Strip Club in Birmingham
Strip clubs have lost their seedy reputations over the last few years and have turned into more professional venues where they offer a sophisticated setting to enjoy adult entertainment. Watch live adult shows and meet some of the best local erotic lap dancers in Birmingham, which can be found at the 3 best strip clubs we have identified in Birmingham.
Spearmint Rhino Birmingham
Spearmint Rhino Birmingham website
Address: 64 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8PF
Spearmint Rhino is like mentioned before is arguably one of the most well know strip clubs around the world, with several UK locations as well as clubs across the United States and Australia. Whilst Spearmint Rhino’s most popular club is in London, their Birmingham branch is still a very popular club in the city.
The Birmingham club offers free entry to military, police, fire, and medical workers. There are also manager specials of the evening and many more offers designed to bring in punters once the club reopens.
Demons Gentlemen’s Club
Demons Gentlemen’s Club website
Address: 93 King St, Dudley DY2 8NZ
Demons Gentlemen’s Club is the place to visit in Dudley to find the hottest exotic dancers. Play American pool or enjoy a nude lap dance, in a classy environment surrounded by the sexiest babes in Birmingham. The spot has some of the best alcoholic drinks from Grey Goose to Jack Daniels
Only open Friday and Saturday, the club has plenty of offers from free Sour shots before midnight to 3 for 2 on nude lap dances. Demon Gentlemen’s Club is the perfect spot to end a lads night, stag parties and birthday celebrations
Address: 139-142 Hurst St, Birmingham B5 6SD
Medusa Lodge is a burlesque and gentlemen’s club in Birmingham’s gay village. The gentlemen’s club has a 1920s feel, with the venue very much black and purple, giving off a burlesque vibe. The club is less centered around single girls dancing alone, but more based around burlesque events where multiple ladies with dancing and perform stripteases in their lingerie.
Since reopening, you need to contact Medusa Lodge directly to learn about entry fees etc, but if you are looking to watch a burlesque show, then I highly recommend getting in touch with Medusa Lodge and arranging a booking.
The Best Strip Clubs in Leeds
The nightlife in Leeds is full of trendy bars and restaurants with a good choice of nightclubs if you are planning on partying the night away. If you want to combine all three and enjoy the best after-hours adult entertainment, Leeds has some of the best strip clubs in the country. Whether you are looking for somewhere to relax or a private lap dance, Leeds has some of the best exotic dancers and private rooms, where things can get a little saucy. If that sounds like the sort of night you want to enjoy, here are our top 3 strip clubs in Leeds.
Purple Door Gentlemen’s Club
Purple Door Gentlemen’s Club website
Address: 5 York Pl, Leeds LS1 2DR
Purple Door gentlemen’s Club is one of the most popular adult entertainment clubs in Leeds. Purple Doors has two floors, with two bars where you can purchase premium spirits, six private booths where you can get lap dances, six VIP rooms, and much more.
If you are interested in visiting Purple Door Gentlemen’s Club, the silver package starts from £199. The purple package for £999 includes unlimited mixers, champagne, vodka, and 10 dances.
Silks Gentlemen’s Lounge
Address: 2 Sovereign Place, Leeds City Centre, LS1 4SP
Silks Gentlemen’s Lounge really is a hub for adult entertainment. Silks offer more than strip shows and pole dances. This gentlemen’s club has pole dancing facilities, fully nude lap dances in private rooms, plasma TVs that show live sporting events, and a stocked bar of the best alcoholic beverages.
Liberte Gentlemen’s Club
Liberte Gentlemen’s Club website
Address: 10 York Place, Leeds, LS1 2DS
Liberte Gentlemen’s Club is a long running strip club in Leeds, perfect for stag parties.. With a VIP lounge, enjoy the VIP treatment from some of the sexiest lap dancers in Leeds.
Open 7 days a week from 10 pm until late, Liberte Gentlemen’s Club has special offers to attract visitors. For £10 admission, this entitles you to entry plus a free dance and two beers, which is really good value for money.
The Best Strip Clubs in Cardiff
Wales is filled with guys and girls who enjoy hitting the town hard and having fun. In Cardiff, there are plenty of nightclubs to get the night started but if you are looking for a complete adult entertainment experience, then there are two Cardiff strip clubs perfect for stag dos, corporate events and even when you and your mates are looking for something to do and the end of a drunken night out. Here is our list of the best strip clubs in Cardiff.
Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club Cardiff
Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club website
Address: 32 Saint Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1AB
Based on Saint Mary Street, in Cardiff’s city centre, the Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club is a late-night adult entertainment venue that offers guests a full X rated experience.
Playhouse Gentlemen’s Club in Cardiff has 20 individual dance booths for private dances and 15 VIP lounges if you really want all the attention on you from the girls. Every girl is a beautiful, talented dancer who performs elite lap dances from Tuesday to Saturday, 8 pm to late. The package’s prices start from £120 to £450
Fantasy Bar and Lounge
Fantasy Bar and Lounge website
Address: 95 St Mary St, Cardiff CF10 1DX
Fantasy Bar and Lounge has been one of the best providers of erotic entertainment in Cardiff for over 10 years. Following a refurbishment in 2015, Fantasy Bar and Lounge is now a more relaxed gentleman’s club that offers a bar with large HD TV which shows live sporting events, private booths for lap dances, and an extensive range of high-end alcohol such as Belvedere Vodka.
Open 5 days a week, with the club shut Tuesday and Sunday, Fantasy Bar and Lounge continuously runs promotions and special events, including couples packages and stag packages. Prices for the stag on stage start from £80 with packages rising as high as £550.
The Best Strip Clubs in Glasgow
Since the coronavirus caused lap dance clubs to shut in Scotland, sadly a few old favourites are not planning on reopening. Don’t let this stop you from looking for a raucous night out. There are still a select few strip clubs popular for corporate visitors, stag dos, birthdays, and much more. The strip clubs in Glasgow have VIP rooms, private booths, and some of the sexiest Scottish erotic dancers ready to give you a full nude show. If that sounds like what you are looking for from your night out, here are our best strip clubs in Glasgow.
Address: 24 Drury St, Glasgow G2 5AA
Considered Glasgow’s best strip club, Platinum Lace is situated in the heart of the city and part of the UK’s most successful strip club chains. The club in Glasgow has two bars, stage shows continuously running all evening, tons of booths for private lap dances across two floors, and a VIP area for special occasions.
What makes Platinum Lace so popular is the relaxed atmosphere, stylish nightclub filled with the best erotic lap dancing performers in Scotland. The club regularly has a DJ and special celebrity guests. Platinum Lace has three packages starting with Silver (£200 for 10 guests and a case of beers) up to Platinum (£360 for 15 guests, VIP booth, case of beer, a bottle of grey goose, and a bottle of LP Rose)
Address: 39 Mitchell St, Glasgow G1 3LN
Diamond Dolls in Glasgow can be considered a lap dance super club. The long-running strip club which opened in 1999, has three floors. Diamond Dolls caters to a wide range of clientele with diamond and platinum floors for group bookings, VIP lounges, and plush booths suitable for anyone who wants a private lap dance. Large screens also show live sporting events
If you are a business client, the Business Lounge upstairs has an executive feel. If you are planning a stag do, then Diamond Dolls go all out with the special treatment, offering packages that include a variety of adult entertainment shows, free t-shirts and entry fee discounts. Reviews say the girls are stunning but drinks are overpriced.