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. For example, on a recent visit we discovered a spanking paddle with removable magnetic layers, allowing you to change its weight and thus the degree of sting administered to your hanky-panky spankee’s bottom. There’s clothing and accessories on offer (including restored antique violet wands, used to impart stimulating electric shocks), plus two free workshops at each event; past tutorials have explored topics such as “S&M Without Props or Toys” and “What Is Subspace?” (apparently, it’s nothing to do with stars, nor black holes – although you can probably purchase something to thrust in and out of them at LAM).
There are draws and competitions to win freebies, and attendees are welcome to turn up wearing they feel comfortable in – whether that means denim, or dressing as a dog. A proportion of the entry fees are donated to kink-related charities, too, making this one of the most naughty but nice ways to shop in the capital.
|Venue name:||London Alternative Market||Contact:|
140-144 Leadenhall Street
|Opening hours:||First Sunday of every month|
|Transport:||Tower Hill tube.|
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Old or young(over18) shy or extrovert, this is the place to stretch your wings and fly into a whole new world.
Full of friendly faces and folk with lots of experience and knowledg. Not to mention the stalls. where else does one buy your Christmas gifts,
A great way to spend a Sunday
The LAM was one of the first kink scene events I attended, years ago when it was in a former venue in Clapham. It was a welcoming and exciting place, there were crew members to show new people round and introduce them to others and it felt very safe and supportive. I still go regularly now - I'll be there this coming weekend, in fact, on the 6th December, to do a bit of Christmas shopping for my friends and to enjoy the socialising.
I love LAM, its the first place I recommend to newbies, the atmosphere is fantastic and while the kink scene in general is low pressure, LAM is exceptionally open and welcoming.