Whatever you're into, find all things erotica – sex toys and saucy lingerie, fetishwear and latex costumes – in the capital as we round up the best sex shops in the city.
Sex shops in London
Rhianna, Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus and Lady Gaga (who wore her red rubber outfit to meet Her Madge The Queen): the list of celebrities who’ve been pictured in Atsuko Kudo’s multi award-winning couture latex is longer than Rapunzel’s crowning glory. The rubber clothing specialists are known for their fine filigree details, custom leopard and lace prints, striking colourways, and their perfect tailoring. Vacuum-pack yourself in AK, and you will look and feel A-list.Read more
Just as deluxe chocolates often boast that they contain a high percentage of cocoa, deluxe sex lives may boast that they incorporate an indulgent amount of Coco de Mer. This is London’s most glamorous, upmarket erotic emporium. Browse toys, accessories, jewellery and lingerie made from the finest materials: stunning sterling silver nipple shields and gold-gilded clamps; beautiful, subtly sexual rings that double as massage aids; leather reins and harnesses to transform your partner into the dressiest of dressage ponies; and love eggs made from rose quartz and jade.Read more
Fetish Freak are specialists in men’s made-to-measure latex and leather. Their prices are fair, even if their breeches, chaps, harnesses and body bags (yup, leather body bags, for those who like to completely hide inside hide) are as indecent as they get; custom-crafted items can cost less than some other places charge for off-the-peg stock. They also carry a whole host of accessories and sex toys, from inflatable dildos to horse bit gags to nipple clamps to ball stretchers. Everything you need to get your freak on.Read more
Le Boutique Bazaar is a regular pop-up shopping and social afternoon, co-produced by world-famous fetish club Torture Garden, along with the team behind the popular Wasted Chic fashion sales. Each event gathers together a changing roster of more than 40 of London’s most intriguing unusual, underground and erotic clothing and accessory designers, all in one place (usually swanky lounge bar McQueen, in Shoreditch). There are deals on cocktails so you can sip tipples while choosing one-off diamante covers for your nipples, and DJs encouraging you to have a bop after investing in a rubber top…or bottom.Read more
London Alternative Market is a monthly fetish shopping and kinky community event. Whatever your particular peccadillo - be it adult baby scenarios, bondage, medical play, cross dressing, or if you’re simply a curious newbie working out which way you’re wired – at LAM, you’ll never feel like the black sheep of the family. An extremely friendly, down-to-earth affair, every outing of LAM features a variety of exhibitors – often small businesses run by kinsters who’ve identified a gap in the marvelously mucky fetish market and developed an innovative product or line to fill it.Read more
The flagship outlet of the UK’s largest gay lifestyle superstore, Prowler Soho stocks all the good-time goodies you’d expect, in fantastic abundance: there’s a veritable apothecary of poppers; a vast collection of male sex toys, many with an appealingly manly aesthetic, including inflatable anal dongs and robust cock rings that look like one of the Mario Bros’ pipes; plus a huge array of jockstraps, super-snug boxers and more banana hammocks than you’d find at a fruit-themed beach resort.Read more