London of course is an epicentre of the sex trade with dozens of clubs..

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​London Strip Clubs

​Key to ​strip club numbers ​

0 Clubs Guaranteed

Low Limit or No Clubs

Zero Limit but have Clubs

WORST OFFFENDERS

​UnKnown

​Westminister

14 clubs

Westminster has a staggering 25 'sex venues', including 14 strip clubs, peep shows, sex cinemas etc

​Camden

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Policy, 9 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Camden's policy states that no clubs are appropriate in the borough (a 'zero policy') but has allowed all clubs that were operating before this license was drawn up to continue operating.

​Tower Hamlets

Zero Policy, 9 clubs

​​​Tower Hamlets has a policy of 'zero clubs' yet has 9 clubs!

​​Hackney

Zero Policy,  3 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​​​Hackney's policy states that zero clubs are appropriate (a 'zero policy') yet has 3 clubs.

​​​Barnet

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ 0 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Barnet does not have any strip clubs but has not set a limit on how many clubs might operate.

​​​Brent

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1 club

Brent appears to have one strip club and has not set an upper limit on the number of clubs.

​​Ealing

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​1 club

Ealing's one strip club, LA Confidential, is in a busy shopping mall. License withdrawn after serious breaches of contract. Council about to review its licensing policy

​​​Hammersmith & Fulham

​​​​​​​​​​​​​1 club

​​​​​​​​​Hammersmith's one strip club, Secrets, is nestled in a residential area in amongst several schools.

​​Redbridge

0 clubs, No Limit 

Redbridge has no strip clubs but has not set a limit on how many clubs are appropriate.

​​Sutton

0 clubs, No Limit 

​​​​Sutton has no strip clubs but it has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate

​​Bromley

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Policy, 0 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Bromley has stuck to its policy of Zero Clubs and there are no strip clubs in the borough.

​​​​City of London Corp

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Policy, 0 clubs

City of London policy is for zero clubs and it has not licensed any.

​Harrow

0 Clubs, No Limit 

​​​​​​​​​​​​Harrow has no strip clubs but it has not set a limit on the number of clubs that may operate.

​​Havering

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Policy, 0 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​​Havering's policy that zero clubs are appropriate in the borough actually does mean zero clubs in the borough.

​Hounslow

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Policy, 0 clubs

​​​​​​​​​​Hounslow has stuck to its policy that zero clubs are appropriate in the borough and has not licensed any strip clubs.

​​​Islington

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Zero Limit but 3 clubs

​​​​​​​​​Islington has stuck to its policy that zero clubs are appropriate in the borough.

​Richmond

​​​​​Zero Policy, 0 Clubs

​​​​​​Richmond has stuck to its policy that zero strip clubs are appropriate in the borough and has not licensed any strip clubs.

​​​​​Barking & Dagenham

Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.

​​Bexley

Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.

​Croydon

Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.

​Enfield

Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Enfield appears to have no strip clubs but it is not clear whether it has even adopted a policy for the licensing of strip clubs!

​​Greenwich

Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.

​Haringey

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known and Haringey has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate.

​Hillingdon

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.

​​Kensington & Chelsea

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.​

​​Kingston

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known.​

​Lambeth

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known. Lambeth has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate.

​Lewisham

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known and Lewisham has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate.

​Merton

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known and Merton has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate.

​Newham

​​​​​​​​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​​​Number of clubs is not known

​Southwark

​​​​​Clubs ​Unknown

​​​​​Number of clubs is not known and Southwark has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate

​Waltham Forest

Clubs ​Unknown

​Number of clubs is not known and Waltham Forest has not set a limit on the number of clubs that could operate

​​Wandsworth

​Clubs ​Unknown

Number of clubs unknown, no limit set 

Focus on

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:

Camden 

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.

​Westminster

​​​​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?