And this year’s LFW certainly goes a long way to reflect the diversity of fetish-orientated events available over the course of a year in the UK’s capital city.
All events are individually ticketed, but there is also limited availability of three levels of Weekend Pass that allow savings on different event combinations.
THURSDAY OCTOBER 1 marks the start of this year’s programme with a special Thursday edition of Camden Crunch, the popular evening social gathering that hovers in style somewhere between a munch, a meet ’n’ greet and a party/club night.
Dresscode at the Crunch is optional but drinking certainly isn’t. And as the night wears on, cheesy dancing also becomes increasingly de rigeur for many of the regulars.
The event normally takes place on the third Friday of the month at a well-known Camden Lock hostelry.
Venue for this LFW one-off has not yet been confirmed but it’s probably safe to say it will be in Camden.
Times: 8pm – 1am. Tickets: £4 advance, £5 door.
FRIDAY OCTOBER 2 sees Torture Garden convening at Electrowerkz, famed Islington venue of the Slimelight club, for a London Fetish Weekend 2015 special.
The line-up for this strict dresscode event has not yet been announced.
But you can expect fashion shows, burlesque performances, dancing, DJs and lots of crazy wonderful outfits sported by the TG audience.
Times: 10pm – 5am. Tickets: £29 advance plus booking fee.
SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 daytime sees a special LFW edition of LAM (London Alternative Market) at the Royal National Hotel, Russell Square.
Combining shopping opportunities with demos and shows, LAM is another optional dresscode event. But dressing-up is always encouraged, with spot prizes of
LAM stallholders will be selling a wide variety of kinky things from floggers and canes to designer latex and leather. Food and drink will also be available.
This year’s LAM is expected to attract more than 50 stallholders, who’ll be announced nearer the date, along with details of performances and shows.
Times: 12pm – 6pm. Tickets: £6 advance booking fee, £8 door.
On SATURDAY OCTOBER 3 evening, Club Subversion teams up with long-established play-party promoters The Firm to host The Boat.
This combined fetish/BDSM party and river cruise aboard the Dutch Master Boat departis from and returns to Tower Millium Pier, Lower Thames Street.
The trip down the Thames, embarking at 9.30pm sharp, will take in Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf, the Cutty Sark, Greenwich and the 02 Dome on its way towards the Thames Barrier, before turning back toward Tower Bridge.
The boat itself has three decks. One whole deck will be kitted out with play equipment while another will offer a sound system and the Subversion house DJs playing the best in dirty, funky tunes. Both have cash bars.
The weather is usually still pretty good at the beginning of October and the third, open deck will give partygoers a chance to marvel at London’s night-time river views.
Times: 9pm – 2am. Tickets: £30 advance, £20 e/b.
SUNDAY OCTOBER 4 afternoon offers London Fetish Weekend 2015 visitors a second and rather different daytime shopping opportunity.
Le Boutique Bazaar, at McQueen in Shoreditch, is the new pop up market from the organisers of Torture Garden and Wasted Chic.
This carefully curated collection of clothing and accessory designers brings a wide selection of fetish, erotic, haute fashion, unusual and avant garde goods to this cool venue, with bars serving premium cocktails and music spun by TG & Wasted Chic DJs.READ MORE