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London

King's Cross

Abcat Cinema

72 Caledonian Road
King's Cross
London
N1 9DN

Licensed gay cinema club

  News, June 2014: Unappealing Appeal

The venue was set to appeal against Islington Council revoking the cinema licence, but the loss of a very similar appeal by Oscar's cinema led to the venue dropping the appeal. The outlook seems grim for the cinema.

  News, May 2014: Under duress

The venue is under duress from moralists of Islington Council

Islington

Adult World

23 Islington Green
Islington
London
N1 8DU

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Licensed

  News October 2008: Longer Opening

The local council have agreed that Adult World can stay open from 10am to 10pm Mondays to Saturdays, and from noon until 8pm on Sundays including bank holidays, but excluding Christmas Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

They also agreed that the opaque film on the window could be removed, and window displays permitted, as long as they involve non-adult merchandise only. General goods must be located at the front of the shop, with the adult area and the general goods areas clearly defined.

  From Adult World, July 2007: Adult World in London

The future of sexy shopping is here at AdultWorld in Islington.

Welcome to our brand new store in the heart of Islington, a fresh vibrant modern diverse & cool shopping environment, where we hope you will find we have an AdultWorld store to rival all expectations.

Early indications show an 80% attendance by couples and females, finding our range of products on the ground floor very popular including exquisite lingerie by Naughty Janet (Also sold in Harrods). We also sell a fantastic range from Bedtime Flirt and sexy lingerie by Hustler a world famous brand which needs no introduction. Also Dreamgirl & Miss Kinky to name but a few others. We aim to impress all our shoppers, with varied and cunning lines in our trendy North London shop.

Providing the thrills is our full range by Mantric Toys, an award winning manufacturer of adult lifestyle products including sex toys, along with romantic & raunchy gifts.

We stock many phalate-free Sex Toys, many are ergonomically shaped and also non-phallic shaped. The chose is yours ….to explore …

We stock a fantastic range of designer experience products from 'Adult Adventures' too, the perfect fashionable gift experience for adventurous adults.

Think of Red Letter Days for Adults …

Downstairs the adventure continues in our quirky licensed basement with its arches, brick floor and listed fire place. Every turn reveals just that bit more from R18 DVDs to designer fetish magazines. Unique to our lifestyle shops we incorporate a ManZone. This is a resonance to the former CloneZone sex shop that was here before AdultWorld.

For all your sexy needs and a perfect adult shopping experience for all adult lifestyles …

Any customer printing the details from the Melon Farmers Website will be entitled to 10% Discount in any of our Adult World shops.

London

Agent Provocateur

  • Broadwick Street, Soho
  • Harrods, Knightsbridge
  • Pont Street, Knightsbridge
  • Royal Exchange, City ofLondon
  • Selfridges, West End
  • Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill

Unlicensed. High end sexy boutiques

  Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Oldest and best

Broadwick Street Soho is still the chain's oldest and best. Styles run from the virginal to the downright rude,

West End

Ann Summers

104 Oxford Street
London
W1D 1LP

Unlicensed. This is the flagship store of a major chain of unlicensed sex shops. Note that they are unlicensed and do not carry hardcore products such as magazines and R18 videos. They do carry extensive ranges of sexy clothing, sex toys and softcore videos.

Soho Ben Dover Sex Shop

Walker's Court off Brewer Street

Now Vision Stop, see below

Kings Cross Bleu Danube

Caledonia Road
Kings Cross

Became DVD Xtra and then closed in 2009
Soho Blue Moon

Tottenham Court Road
Couldn't find in 2012
Soho Blue Pirate

Newport Court
London WC2H
Couldn't find in 2012

Camden Town

Blue Rose

4 Kentish Town Road
Camden
London
NW1 9NX

Everyday: 10am - 11pm

Tel: 0207 485 0800

Licensed Sex Shop

  From Blue Rose, Sep 2007: 1500 Titles

We have over 1500 titles of DVD's in stock and stock a large selection of Adult Toys, Mags, Poppers, Contact Mags etc.

Kings Cross Book Shop Videos

York Way
Unlicensed. Closed after a Trading SubStandards raid in May 2011.

Camden

Breathless

131 Kings Cross Road,
Camden
London
WC1X 9BJ

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm

Fetish and alternative fashions

  February 2006:

After 6 years in Camden Breathless has moved to larger premises in Kings Cross Rd. Bringing design, manufacturing and shop all under one roof. Offering men's and women's latex from Breathless own label plus House of Harlot, TG Clothing, Inner Sanctum among others. In addition to latex and leather you will find corsetry, lingerie, hosiery, shoes, hats, jewellery, accessories and a lot more making it a one-stop-shop.
Soho British Sex Shop

Walker's Court off Brewer Street

Now Vision Stop, see below

Finsbury Centaurus

Old Street
Finsbury
London
EC1V 9AY

Now Urban XXX

Soho

Clonezone

35 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1D 5JX

Mon-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun 12: noon - 8pm

Gay oriented sex shop moved to larger premises in September 2013

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: A nice atmosphere.

R18s at £10 (3 for 25) and £15 (3 for 40).

An excellent product range, good prices and a nice atmosphere.

  News September 2013: New flagship store

Clonezone has moved from 64 to 35 Old Compton Street.

A company spokesperson said:

Due to rising demand we thought it necessary to invest in larger premises so that we could stock more of the brands our customers love, such as ES Collection, Timoteo and our in-house brand Titus: Made for Men -- a range of aromas, cock rings and leatherwear.

Earls Court

Clonezone

266 Old Brompton Road
Earls Court
London
SW5 9HR

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 12 noon - 6pm

Tel 0207 373 0598

Licensed. Gay oriented sex shop which also has a solarium and a tattooist

Covent Garden

Coco de Mer

23 Monmouth Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9DD

Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm (Thurs 8pm)
Sun: Noon - 6pm

High end unlicensed boutique was famously established by Sam Roddick and is now owned by LoveHoney, an online sex store.

  News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

  Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Headrush

Coco de Mer on Monmouth Street is a whirlwind headrush of lingerie, sex toys and unlikely-looking erotic art objects.

  News, May 2013: Award Nomination

Coco de Mer in Covent Garden has been nominated for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

Covent Garden

Coffee, Cake & Kink

61 Endell Street
London
WC2H 9AJ

Mon-Thur: 11am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am-11pm
Sun 11am-6pm

UK's only kinky cafe, gallery and shop.

Innovation of the Year 2004" Erotic Award Winner. Freshly ground coffee, delicious cakes and lots of kink to enjoy! Quarterly exhibitions, regular events and workshops, art and gifts, books and magazines, music, film and more.

Don't miss comfy basement coffee lounge with 40+ art portfolios.

Soho DVD Extra XXX

Rupert Street
Soho

Closed by 2012. Maybe has relocated though.

Camden Town

DVD Plus

63 St Giles High Street
Camden Town
London
WC2H 8LE

Previously Video Plus

  From Roger:

They offered me DVD's at £25 each or 3 for £60, and Videos at £20 each or 3 for £40. They will exchange for half-price. They have a huge selection of both formats and staff are friendly and non-pushy.

Kings Cross DVD Xtra

Caledonia Road
Kings Cross

Applied for licence, March 2008. Closed in 2009

Soho

Eros Movieland

28 Peter Street
Soho
London
W1F 0AL

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2012:

Gay on the street level and hetero downstairs.

The was an odd curiosity shop.

Hoxton/Shoreditch

Expectations

75 Great Eastern St
Hoxton/Shoreditch
London
EC2A 3RY

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm
Sat: 11am-8pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Bank Holiday: 12pm-5pm

Tel: 020 7739 0292

Licensed gay fetish shop

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Subterranean pit of delicious depravity

A subterranean pit of delicious depravity.

R18s at £29, £19 and clearance at £9.

Helpful and friendly staff. Wonderful.

  From Expectations: Largest gay fetish shop

The Capital's most popular store for leather and rubber gear, sex toys and accessories. The unique and unrivalled made to measure service keeps customers coming for more, from all over the world.

The largest gay fetish shop in London, with over 4000 sq ft. of retail, office and manufacturing space. Now licensed as a sex shop, Expectations has added hardcore R18 videos to its wide range of products on offer

Spitalfields

FairyGothMother
Lulu and Lush

72 Commercial Street
Spitalfields
London
E1 6LT

Mon: Closed
Tue-Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 11am-5pm

Corsets and lingerie boutique

  From the FairyGothMother website:

FairyGothMother is renowned as one of the world's largest and most famous purveyors of steel-boned corsets, lingerie and bridal gowns. We design and create beautiful corsetry and lingerie under our Lulu and Lush brand, giving traditional corsetry a modern twist by using the latest fabrics and colours.

As well as our own designs, we stock modern corsetry, delicious lingerie, elegant eveningwear, glamorous prom dresses and burlesque-inspired outfits by hand-picked designers from across the globe.

Finsbury

Fantasy Videos

City Road
Finsbury
London
EC1V 1LA

Gay cinema that lost its licence in October 2013. It became Mr B's in 2014.

Vauxhall

Fetish Freak

Railway Arch
47B South Lambeth Road
Vauxhall
London
SW8 1RH

Thurs: 1.30pm-6.30pm
Fri 1.30pm-6.30pm & 10pm-1.30am Sat 1.30pm-6.30pm & 10pm-3am
Sun 2pm-6.30pm & 10pm-1am

Gay fetish shop for made to measure leather and rubber. It is next door to the similarly themed Hoist Bar.

Holloway Fettered Pleasures

Holloway Road
Holloway
London N7 8JG

Fetish store. Closed as of December 2011.

Soho

Fifty & Dean

50 Old Compton St
Soho
London
W1D 4UB

Daily: 11am-10pm

Tel: 0207 494 4798

www.simplypleasure.com

 

A licensed gay interest store owned by the SimplyPleasure chain. Previously DV8

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Excellent atmosphere

The shop retains the excellent atmosphere, fittings and fixtures of the previous owners, DV8.An almost boutique feel.

There was a large range of DVDs at £20 and £25 with multi-buy deals too.

A top flight shop!

Bloomsbury

Gay's the Word

66 Marchmont Street
Bloomsbury
London
WC1N 1AB

Gay and lesbian bookshop

  From Gay's the Word: Pioneering

Gay's The Word is the UK's pioneering first (and is today the last surviving) lesbian and gay bookshop.

Established in 1979 and located in the historic Bloomsbury district of London, we stock an enormous range of books; from the profound to the frivolous, from the liberating to the indulgent.

Our fiction ranges from prize-winning literary works through to crime, romance and erotic fiction.

Our non-fiction covers a wide range of issues from cutting-edge queer theory through to how to tell your mother you are gay.

Soho

Gimme Gimme

4 Tisbury Court
Soho
London
W1D 6BG

Gay, trans, lesbian interest shop.

West End

Harmony

103 Oxford Street
London
W1D 2HF

Mon-Sat: 9am-10pm
Sun: 10am-10pm

All licensed

  News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards: Winner

The shop won Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager.

  News, May 2013: Award Nomination

Harmony in Oxford Street has been nominated for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

  News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Harmony in Oxford Street was nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards. It didn't win on this occasion but received a 'champion' accolade anyway from the ETO reviewer.

The store carries hardcore R18 videos in the range £13 to £20 with a free magazine. Some DVDs are also part of a buy 2, get a 3rd half price deal.

  News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

The Oxford Street Branch has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

One of the most impressive stores in the UK, this branch was pipped to the Mystery Shopper award in 2008 by Harmony's Charing Cross Road outlet (sadly now closed due to area redevelopment).

Soho

Harmony

4 Walkers Court (off Brewer St)
London,
W1F 0BS

Mon-Thu: 9am-12pm
Fri: 9am-1am
Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-12pm

Licensed

Soho

Harmony

99A Charing Cross Rd
Soho
London
WC2H 0DP

Licensed. Became Harmony in late 2013/early 2014. Previously Lovejoys

  News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: Classy

A classy grown up exterior.

R18s at £10 (3 for £25) to £20 (3 for £50).

Waterloo

Honour

86 Lower Marsh
Waterloo
London SE1 7AB

Mon-Fri: 10.30am-7pm
Sat: 11.30am-5pm
Sun: Closed

Unlicensed. Mainly a fetish shop. Very knowledgeable, good quality clothes as well.

  Review from Londonist.com April 2014: More affordable

It's more affordable than the other shops mentioned for kinky lingerie. It also sells corsets, catsuits and boots.

  From Honour: Flagship store

The flagship store in Waterloo, the heart of London, is split on two levels with wooden flooring throughout, spot lit, and with all new fittings; making it a pleasure to browse around at ease. We still offer an excellent service, with an ever-increasing product range that boasts something to suit every budget. Next time you're in London be sure to drop by and take a look.

Soho Janus Bookshop

Old Compton St
Soho
London W1D 4TU
Licensed. Closed in 2011. Now a fashion shop

Covent Garden

Liberation

49 Shelton Street
Covent Garden
London
WC2H 9HE

Mon-Sat: 11am - 7pm

High end fetish shop

Soho

Little Amsterdam

6 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0SD

Previously Soho DVDs

Soho

Lovejoys

Charing Cross Rd
Soho
London
WC2H 0DP

Licensed became Harmony in late 2013/early 2014

  News from Gerry, August 2013: Closed for refurbishment

Both Pages of Fun at Victoria station and its sister shop Lovejoys in Charing Cross Road had identical printed notices on them reading CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT It seems odd to close both of your outlets at the same time.

  Reader review

Only slightly more expensive than Harmony, but if anything seemed to have a better selection of some things. The staff were friendly and the shop light and airy. Also, for people who might appreciate that sort of thing, the front entrance to the shop is for an ordinary bargain bookshop. It's only when you look in the back corner that you see there are stairs to an adult section too.

Vauxhall

Master U

330 Kennington Lane
Vauxhall
London SE11 5HY

Tues-Sat: 11:30am-7pm

Unlicensed gay fetish shop

  Review from Mystery Shopper, December 2010: First Class

A Truly first class shop, raised far above the average by both the owner's convivial attitude and his flair for presentation.

  From Master U: Hand crafted

Master U is a London based manufacturer of state-of-the-art leather fetish and bondage gear.

Producing leather slings, hoods, sleep-sacks, restraints, bespoke clothing and equipment with unrivalled attention to detail and quality.

All of our products are hand crafted in our leather studio and fetish shop based in Vauxhall, London.

Buckhurst Hill

Michelle Fashions

105 Epping New Road,
Buckhurst Hill,
Essex
IG9 5TQ

Tues-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 020 8504 0418

  From Michelle Fashions: 5000 Different Items

The business was established in 1975. We stock over 5000 different items:

PVC and Leather for bondage and clothing, chains, sex stools, wrist and ankle cuffs, metal cuffs, mini skirts, tops, all in stock. MicheleX rubber latex masks, thongs, pouches, Bermuda shorts, bras, suspenders, stockings, dresses, mini skirts and much more. Lingerie, basques, corsets, stockings, babydolls, bodies, bra sets, skirts, tops, g-strings, thongs, briefs, uniforms, clubwear, gloves, masks and more. Shoes and Boots, sizes 3 to 11 in stock, sandals, high heels, ankle boots, thigh boots, platforms with high heels. The complete range of MicheleX Fetish Shoes in stock.

Transvestites, we offer a large selection of clothing, lingerie, shoes, boots, wigs, uniforms in small to extra large sizes, all welcome.

Video's and DVD'S, we stock over 1000 different titles, plus a large choice of magazines, rubber, leather, transvestite, cross dressers, lesbian, big boobs, etc.

We have both male and female staff in the shop at all times, and offer a friendly service no matter what the gender of the customer. Well worth a visit to the shop or a full range of catalogues available.

Ashford (Middlesex)

Moore Allsorts

5 Station Road
Ashford
Middlesex
TW15 2UW

Mon-Sat: 10am to 6pm

Tel: 01784 247985

email: mooreallsorts@yahoo.co.uk

Previously located at the Arcade in Woodthorpe Rd

  From Moore Allsorts:

We sell a great range of Toys and Clothing at really low prices and we are the 1st of our kind locally. We also sell smoking products!

Finsbury

Mr B's

279 City Road
Finsbury
London
EC1V 1LA

Gay private member's cinema club that has taken over from Fantasy Video

  News May 2014: Hit List

Already reported to be on Islington Council's hit list

West End One on One

Goodge Street
Renamed as SimplyPleasure.com, then closed

King's Cross

Oscar's Cinema

42 Northdown St
King's Cross
London
N1 9BP

Gay cinema

  News June 2014: Moralists win

A district judge turned down the appeal by the owners. The cinema therefore is no longer licensed but the council and will presumably have to close.

  News May 2014: Under duress

Moralists on Islington Council are attempting to get Oscar's closed. An appeal against closure is being heard by magistrates on 2nd June at the Highbury magistrate's court.

Victoria

Pages of Fun

16 Terminus Place
Victoria
London
SW1V 1JR

(opposite front entrance to Victoria Station)

Licensed

  News from Gerry, August 2013: Closed for refurbishment

Both Pages of Fun at Victoria station and its sister shop Lovejoys in Charing Cross Road had identical printed notices on them reading CLOSED FOR REFURBISHMENT It seems odd to close both of your outlets at the same time.

  Review December 2010: Commuter Friendly

Small and crowded but has a surprisingly comprehensive stock at reasonable prices. No doubt does a good trade from commuters with half an hour to kill until the next train.

Soho

Paradiso

41 Old Compton Street
Soho
London
W1D 6HF

A good shop but fetish clothes only.

Croydon

Pillowtalk

48 Lower Addiscombe Rd,
Croydon,
CRO 6AA

Mon-Fri: 10am-6:30pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Tel: 020 8666 0458

Licensed

  Reader's Review October 2005:

The assistant in the Croydon branch was most helpful. She looked up the catalogue to try to find a specific DVD and offered to try order it in. She also recommended some others, based on what she enjoys watching herself.

  Reader's Review October 2005:

The Croydon shop has a wide range of toys, costumes and other goodies. But is run by an up tight woman that looks down her nose at you whilst your shopping around. She has no product knowledge at all and from the attitude of her and her staff would rather be working at a supermarket. The shop is dirty and unorganised it looks like the gift shop at Godstone farm. they should be added to this list just purely to warn others of the lack of service and the general feel of uneasiness.

  Reader's Review:

The Croydon shop is small but pretty comprehensive selection of toys, but a little pricey.  Relaxed atmosphere and pleasant, helpful staff.

The Crystal Palace shop has a room above that they let for £25 an hour, minimum 2 hours, with some basic bondage frames to play with.

Forest Gate

Pirate

30 Upton Lane
Forest Gate
London
E7 9LN

 

Walthamstow

Pirate

625 Forest Road
London
E17 4NE

  From ETO Mystery Shopper, December 2011: Nice Products

Poor atmosphere but good choice of toys for the size of the shop and some nice product lines.

Kings Cross Pirate Bookshop

York Way
Kings Cross
Unlicensed. Closed in 2010 after owner was prosecuted for operating an unlicensed business. Now a coffee shop
Soho Pirate of Soho

Brewer Street

Became the Simply Pleasure.Com shop. See below

West End

Playboy London Store

153 Oxford Street
West End
London
W1d 2JQ

Clothes shop rather than sex shop. Just has Playboy branded clothing

Islington

Pleasure X @ Zeitgeist

64-66 Holloway Road
Islington
London
N7 8JL

Mon-Thur: 10am - 6pm
Fri-Sat: 10am - 7pm

Tel: 0207 607 8899

Licensed.

  From Rick, November 2011: Refit

Zeitgeist are currently having a refit of their basement dungeon area which is due to finish midway through December.

  From Jules: Fetish Central

Zeitgeist, also known as ‘Fetish Central', has been the ultimate ‘one stop shop' for fetishists for years, and since it was granted a license to sell R18 adult films, magazines, books and toys, it has also become north London's best loved sex shop. Since the changes in licensing legislation, many new shops have been opening both in London and across the country. Zeitgeist, however, was the original and is still the best.

From a small fetish boutique on Peter Street in the heart of Soho in 1982, Zeitgeist now consists of two fabulous interconnected designer fetish clothing emporiums carrying all the leading names in fetish fashion plus their own design label, and two floors of adult entertainment, with an unbelievably extensive range of sex and fetish toys, adult and fetish films, books, magazines, and an exclusive Cage Xpress dungeon showroom.

Plus, remember the original Zeitgeist magazine? Or Fetish World, F.uk Publishing? Members of the original editorial staff are working on new magazine titles, and have also now gone into partnership with Book and Film International in Holland, and together are forming PleasureX, a collaborative company which will be exclusively importing never seen before, classic and new European films for R18 release, and will be producing and releasing a series under their own label.

The Zeitgeist empire, whether it be called Fetish Central, Zenith International, or even PleasureX, is quite simply the daddy, and just keeps getting better.  I strongly suggest you pay a visit for a totally unique experience ­ you just can't beat it!

Shepherds Bush/Chiswick

Precious

250 Goldhawk Rd
W12 9PE

Tel: 0208 7620625

  From Precious:
A new shop has opened in West London, we sell all types of sexy stuff from lingerie, rubber dress, leather, and corsetry. A fair selection of bdsm equipment and play wear.

The shop is  between Shepherds Bush and Chiswick
just next to Allied Carpets and there is plenty of parking in the side road. It is very hard to miss as we are painted a bright lavender colour.

The shop is run by a very bubbly lady who has been in the business for a lot of years and she is very helpful. We are a tranny friendly and very discreet shop and we enjoy meeting people with lots of interests.

We will give any one who mention Melon Farmers a 10% introduction discount.

London

Private Shop

See branches below

Chain of licensed shops

  Prices, September 2011: DVDs

DVDs are sold at the following price points:
  • £10
  • £15, 3 for £30
  • £20, 3 for £40
  • £30

  Review from David, August 2008: Against the Trend

I know Private shops have something of a reputation, but any time I've been in the Soho branch, the guys at the counter have been very helpful.

Always willing to recommend titles and do decent deals (better rates than the standard deals across the rest of Soho, so I don't mind giving them regular custom).

Acton

Private Shop

19 Horn Lane
Acton
W3 9NJ

 

Bexley

Private Shop

14 Bourne Road
Bexley
DA5 1LU

 

Brent

Private Shop

659 North Circular Road
Brent
NW2 7AY

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

 

Croydon

Private Shop

20c Seldson Road
Croydon
CR2 6PA

 

Lewisham

Private Shop

318 Lewisham Road
Lewisham
SE13 7PA

 

Richmond

Private Shop

111 Kew Road
Richmond
TW9 2PN

Trading since 2004.

  News April 2014: Licence renewed

The licence was renewed with just a handful of moralist objections

Soho

Private Shop

Brewer Street
Soho
W1f 0RX

  News from Gerry, August 2013: Closed

The big Private shop in Brewer Street has shut and was being refitted for whatever use it will have in the future

Soho

Prowler Soho

5-7 Brewer St
Soho
London
W1F 0RF

Mon-Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat: 10am - 10pm
Sun: 1pm - 8p,

Tel: 0207 734 4031

Licensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Full marks

R18s at £11, £17, £30 and £35. There's a multi buy deal at each price point.

A little short on character but still gets full marks.

  News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Prowler in Soho has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Prowler's hugely impressive Soho branch was described by ETO's Mystery Shopper several years ago as looking 'very handsome, with its neon signs and subtle window presentation'.

  From Prowler:

Prowler Soho was established 5 years ago as a completely different concept from existing gay stores. The huge windows are filled with daring displays - themes this year have included 'Hampstead Heath', Cottaging with George Michael and 'Peep Show', complete with moving screens.

Inside the shop sells fashion, underwear, books, CDs and homewares at the front, with an entrance at the back to the Blue Room. This room is probably the smartest sex shop in London, with a range of around 300 gay videos and DVDs, imported toys and magazines.

A separate till point within this room allows for discreet purchasing. All videos and DVDs are licensed, high-quality first generation and are generally £29.99 for both formats. Friendly, well-trained staff are always on hand to advise.

Prowler Soho is fully licensed.

Camden Prowler Camden

Camden High Street
The shop has now closed and become a clothes shop
Kings Cross Prowler Kings Cross

Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DX
The shop is now Soho Original Bookshop, see below

Islington

 

Regulation

17a St Albans Place
Islington Green
London
N1 0NX

Gay interest shop.

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable

A small discreet entrance opens up to an industrial space.

A welcoming, relaxing and enjoyable shop

Oxford Street

RoB

24-25 Wells St
Oxford Street
London
W1T 3PH

The London branch of the Dutch gay fetish chain

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2012: Dungeon Vibe

Discreet entrance.

With a cellar going for the dungeon vibe.

Good range of clothing and toys with great prices.

Soho Seymore's World

6 Walker's Court
Soho
London
W1F 0BU

Unlicensed shop raided in March 2011. Not sure of current status

Hoxted, Shoreditch

Sh!

Sh!
Women's Erotic Emporium

57 Hoxted Square
London
N1 6PB

Open Everyday: 12-8pm

Tel: 0845 868 9599
Tel: 020 7613 5458

Sh! Shop

  Review from Londonist.com April 2014: Erotic classes

It's a great place for women who are looking for good quality advice and customer service. It sells underwear, plus toys, and runs erotic classes in the evenings.

  News June 2014: ETO Award 2014 Winner

Renee Denyer has won the 2014 ETO Award for Best Store Manager in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop was also nominated for Most Innovative Retailer.

  News, June 2013: ETO Awards 2013 Winner

Sh! has won the award for Most Innovative Retailer for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

  From Sh!, February 2010: Relaxed Atmosphere

This is located between Old Street and Shoreditch High Street, a brisk walk away from Liverpool Street Station in the City of London.

Targeting sex toys for women tends make for a very different atmosphere to many shops.

The store has a unique restriction of being basically women only, although guys are welcome if accompanied by a woman.

Sh! writes: Interestingly the men who visit Sh! tell us they enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and non in-your-face stock as much the women it was created for"….

We have been invited to Downing Street, Won an Erotic Oscar, and been voted “best women's sex shop” ( Time Out) Best Online shop (Diva) & Best Adult Store (g3).

We don't just sell women's sex toys, we make make them! We design and manufacture silicone dildos in our London workshop plus sexy Leather Dildo Harnesses; Thigh Harness and Corset Style Harness so you can buy the perfect strap on. Famous the world over, you can only buy a Sh! Dildo or Strap On Harness at Sh! online and in our London Store

Notting Hill

Sh! Portobello
Portobello Road
Notting Hill
London
W11 1LR

Now closed

West End Simply Pleasure.COM

Goodge Street
London
W1T 2PL

Previously named as One on One. Now closed
Soho Simply Pleasure.COM

Peter Street
Soho
W1F 0AD

Closed, gave way to redevelopment

Soho

Simply Pleasure.COM

29-31 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RT

Sun-Thu: 10am-12pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-1am

Tel: 0207 2870547

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, Previously Pirate of Soho

  Review from Mystery Shopper, March 2010: Attractive features

Has a massive range of magazines, toys and DVD's.

Premium DVDs are £25, standard £20 and there's a cheap box with £10 (or £5 when purchased with a full priced DVD).

A shop with many attractive features.

Hammersmith

Simply Pleasure.COM

123 Hammersmith Road
Hammersmith
London
W14 0QL

Mon-Sat: 10:30am-7pm

Tel: 0207 6032402

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, previously She n Me

  Reader's review: An excellent little shop

An excellent little shop. Lingerie, costumes and lots of fetish clothing in PVC, rubber and leather, toys and videos/magazines downstairs.  Very friendly, helpful proprietor, who also keeps a discreet distance while you browse.

  Reader's review: Fantastic

fantastic little shop...
  •  upstairs is fetish clothing, their speciality [massive range]
  • downstairs is videos and toys [massive range] and some bdsm mags

Cheerful and helpful owner, knows his stuff, he's respected in the community too. went in for a browse and spent two hours chatting! Shop is couple-friendly too, well lit and not seedy at all. 10/10

Soho

Soho Original Bookshop

12 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0SF

Mon-Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-11pm

Licensed

  News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

The Brewer Street branch has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Its ground floor is a mainstream book store but all the fun happens downstairs in the licensed section - ETO's Mystery Shopper called it 'smashing' and 'a sexy shopping experience'.

  Review from David, August 2008: Viewing Booths

The Soho branch now has viewing booths installed at the back of the downstairs adult area. Useful if you can't wait to get home...!

  Review: Brewer Street

Brewer Street: Probably the best prices in town, a good selection but it is small and tends to get crowded. Adult department downstairs.

Soho

Soho Original Bookshop

121 Charing Cross Road,
Soho
London
WC2H 0EW

Mon-Sat: 10am-1am
Sun: 11am-11pm

Licensed

Islington/Kings Cross

Soho Original Bookshop

9 Caledonia Road,
Islington
London
N1 9DX

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Licensed

  News July 2013: Closing

The owners have applied to the council to change the us of the premses from retail to an eaterie or bar

Farringdon

Soho Original Bookshop

23 Leather Lane,
Farringdon
London
EC1N 7TE

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Licensed

Soho

Super Mags

33 Brewer Street
Soho
London
W1F 0RU

Licensed

  From Super Mags:

Licensed Sex Shop. Specializes in American imported magazine's: Bondage, Gay and Hetro holds sole rights for Hustler, Mavety and Magna on magazines DVD & video. The latest sex toys.

Uxbridge

TLC

48 Windsor Street
Uxbridge
UB8 1AB

Mon-Sat 10:30-5:30

Tel: 01895 271668

Licensed

  News December 2013: 185th

Uxbridge was ranked only 185th in LoveHoney's survey by area of spending on sex related products. But it was enough for a local news story. Jessie Fim, who works at Uxbridge adult shop TLC commented:

People are much more open-minded. I see the way local people come in and their reaction, and they're all quite educated about the sort of products available. It's always new customers as well, because people who move to the area hear there's a sex shop here and come to look around.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2011: DVD Prices

DVDs are £30 each, 3 for £60 and 6 for £90.

A shop not winning any style marks but a bustling bijou one with its own charm.

  From TLC:
The shop is in three distinct sections.

At the front of the shop are Adult Novelties, Games and a wide selection of lingerie as well as Uniforms (Nurses, Police, Army etc). Changing rooms are available.

Second section includes a small variety of Toys, creams, lubricants, further selection of PVC and Bondage items.

At the rear of the shop is a large selection of Video and DVDs as well as wide selection of Adult toys.

  From Philip:

They're a spin-off from the She-An-Me fetish shop in Hammersmith. It's a small shop but with good range of lingerie and fetish wear, decent selection of toys and some Videos and DVDs - I'm fairly sure I saw hardcore on display there. The bloke in the shop was very obliging and the prices reasonable.

  From a reader:

After a battle with the local council, TLC 48 Windsor Street Uxbridge was granted a licence last October, a small intimate shop that stocks a large range of lingerie, boxed rubber wear and a range of PVC. In the front section of the shop they stock the lingerie etc, alongside a good selection of adult novelties and party gifts. To the middle section they have a selection of shoes and thigh boots that are made to order. A large selection of stockings (often not found elsewhere) and the rear section is devoted to an excellent range of Adult toys, R18 DVD and Video. They also have a good selection of leather bondage wear.

Soho

Up West

8 Greens Court
Soho
London
W1F 0HH

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2012:

A good range of £20 R18s, with a 3 for £50 discount option. These can be traded in for £10.

Tidy, clean and welcoming.

Finsbury

Urban XXX

100 Old Street
Finsbury
London
EC1V 9AY

Licensed. Previously Centaurus

Soho

Vision Stop

8 Walkers Court
(off Brewer Street)
Soho
London
W1F 0BX

Review required

Islington

Zeitgeist

64-66 Holloway Road
Islington
London
N7 8JL

See Pleasure X @ Zeitgeist above

Fulham

Ziggla

800 Fulham Road
Fulham
London
SW6 5SL

Mon-Fri: 10am - 7pm
Sat: 10am - 6pm
Sun: From 11am

 Ziggla

Unlicensed sex shop with lingerie and sex toys

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2014: Muddled

Muddled shop but with friendly manageress.

 

A

Aberdare

(Merthyr Tydfil)

Lush Adult Store

9 Station Road
Rhondda Cynon Taf
CF44 7DT

Mon-Sat: 9:30-5:00

Tel: 01685 886080

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2013: Quirky

R18 DVDs were priced at £20 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer.

An indie shop that is unique in a nice way

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Relaxed and Smiley

A friendly compact shop that, while not perfect, certainly left me feeling relaxed and smiley.

R18 DVDs were priced at £20-25 but with no obvious sign of deals.

  From the shop, June 2006: A Modern Look

Lush Lingerie is the first licensed sex shop in the district! Achieved in November 2005 by two females! The shop is situated by the main bus stop.

Wooden floors and beech slatboards give the shop a modern look. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Loads of stock ranging from adult toys, R18 DVD's, novelties, erotic books and magazines to lingerie, clubwear and fancy dress! Stock is very competitive with DVD's ranging from £20 - £40.

Aberdeen

John Winters

Urqhart Road
Unlicensed, closed in 2007

Patrice Adult Store

9 Diamond Street
Aberdeen
AB10 1QU

Mon-Sat: 10:30am-8pm
Sun: 11am-7pm

Licence granted in November 2010

  News from Iva, October 2011: Early Closing

The shop has now changed hands and now Mr Wright doesn't own it anymore.

Although the shop advertises 8pm closing, on a Saturday night it closed up at 7:45pm. I arrived just as the shop was closing.  I couldn't even get a bottle of poppers and put the money in the till the next day!

  News from Patrice Adult Store, November 2010: Licensed

Patrice Adult Store in Diamond Street Aberdeen has now a full sex shop licence after Aberdeen City Council decided to grant the application under delegated powers, which means the application did not even require to come before the Licensing Committee.

Owner Patrick Wight said, It's great news for the north east, now there's more choice for people of all genders to explore their sexuality. All credit must go to the council, they have had their critics of late but they are a modern thinking local authority and this decision proves it.'

  News September 2010: New Store

A north-east entertainer has revealed plans to open a sex shop in Aberdeen.

Patrick Wight, who goes by the stage name Patrice, has applied for a licence to run the adult store in Diamond Street in the city centre.

The comedian said he intended to sell similar products to those of the high-street chain, Ann Summers, until Aberdeen City Council's licensing committee decides on his application for a sex shop licence in November. If the sex shop licence is granted the business will be open from 10.30am to 9pm seven days a week.

QT

517 George Street
Aberdeen
AB25 3YB

Tel: 01224 634433

  Review from Jim, December 2009: No Competition

I have been all over the world, and this shop is the WORST sex shop I have ever seen. The staff don't smile and don't seem to give a toss (excuse the pun) about customer service.

And check this, 6pm they close on a Saturday Night and claim they offer a service Its time Aberdeen had another Licensed Sex Shop, and I think I would be the man to run it and offer a real service to the people of Aberdeen Anyone interested, email me,

  From a reader:

This is the first licensed sex shop in Aberdeen, and I must say, it is a very impressive business. The shop is discretely located in the busy George street area of Aberdeen, and is bright and clean. The staff are extremely helpful and the range of items on sale is large and impressive. Here one can legally buy R18 videos and DVDs, first generation, not copies. The prices are very reasonable and you can get very good deals. All videos and DVDs are exchangeable. New titles are regularly updated. I certainly recommend QT to anyone looking for first class adult material.

Aberystwyth

Nice 'n' Naughty

Pier Street
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
SY23 2LN

Opened in February 2005 but closed in September 2013.

Accrington

Book Parade

5 Edgar Street
Accrington
BB5 6ND

Review required

Aldershot

Personal Lines

Station Road
Aldershot
GU11 1HT

Closed and now a takeaway

Aldershot

The Private Shop

266B High Street
Aldershot
GU12 4LT

Licensed

 From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2011: DVD Prices

DVDs were mostly £30 with no obvious deals

 Thanks to John

The Private Shop is on the outskirts of the town centre and staffed when I went in there by a lady, the manager wasn't there at the time. There's a whole room for DVDs/videos and some more in the main room too and you're welcome to browse at your leisure, I was encouraged to check them out and mostly at £40, or £60 for 2.

A table was set out at one end of main room with leaflets and flyers for pole-dance-tutors, events and sex-related services. Quite a bit of bondage gear, fair selection of toys (I was taken with the good selection of anal love balls) and there were some leather (I presume) boots on display in various colours. A few of the outfits are on display on mannequin bodies  and there was a TV on a normal channel ( so it was quite relaxing - don't know if that was ever used for showing any of their videos.

Andover

Erotica Belle

2 The Broadway
Andover
Hampshire
SP10 2JF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 10am-6pm
Bank Holidays: 10am-6pm

The licence was awarded in August 2012. The shop opened in September 2012.

Erotica Belle stores (the other is in Weymouth) focus on the female erotic market.

  News November 2013: Renewal

Erotica Belle Limited has applied to Test Valley Borough Council to keep trading in The Broadway. It also seeks permission for its front door to remain open in hot weather.

The licence renewal attracted no objections

Ashford (Kent)

Fantasy World

Osborne Road
Willesborough
Ashford
Now closed

Xanadu

32 High Street
Ashford
Kent
TN24 8TE

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01233 646791

Email: shop@xanaduboutique.co.uk

Adult boutique selling clothing, adult toys and lingerie took over from Pillowtalk.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: To Let

The 'to let' sign in the window was not a promising omen.

DVDs were £20-25.

  News December 2013: Changes

A new adult boutique has opened at the shop that was once Pillowtalk

Private Shop

High Street
Ashford
TN24 8TE
Now closed
Ashford (Middlesex)

See London

   
Ashton Under Lyne TLC

Wood St
  News from Tom, Feb 2008: Reported as closed
Aylesbury Private Lines   News from Paul, April 2009: The shop has been closed for a couple of years

Aylesford (Kent)

see also Maidstone

Vibez Adult Boutique

Unit 3
2M Trade Park
Beddow Way
Aylesford
ME20 7BT

Mon-Sat: 10am - 7pm (Thu 9pm)
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01622 710000

Licensed

 News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop Manager was also nominated for Best Store manager.

  News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Vibez has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards.

  Review from Pat, Feb 2007: Behind Bars

I went to this shop purely because of the write up on this site, and I have to agree with the comments already submitted.

All the DVD's are upstairs and priced at £25, (though they are not in defined category area's and are scattered randomly).

The downstairs has an enormous amount of toys and clothing; there is even a dungeon area, that they have given appropriate lighting to, and set behind ‘bars', to give the right atmosphere to those who wish to buy that sort of gear.

The lady serving was none pushy, friendly, and had a very good sense of humour, really putting me at my ease. When I'm back in the area, I will definitely be revisiting this shop.

  Reader review, September 2006: Good Advice

Can only echo what's already been written but have to comment on just how helpful, knowledgeable and approachable the owners are.

I went to the shop in Sep 06 with my girlfriend looking to buy some toys. The male owner gave the most comprehensive run down of lubes possible and got us to try each to see their effects and then showed us around the toys and let us try out what we wanted - no not like that!

When it was obvious that minds hadn't been made up he even called his wife to see what she advised and she came back to the shop to give her 'expert' opinion.

Purchases successfully bought we went home to enjoy and I can only say - very good advice!

I'd happily recommend this shop to anyone wanting a relaxed and non intimidating environment to explore the fun side of life. Excellent way to shop, well done and thanks.

  Reader review: Industry View

As someone working in the industry I see a rather large selection of shops of varying quality both licensed and unlicensed across the UK and have to admit that this new store in a quiet industrial estate with ample parking is one of the best and is now fully licensed to sell R18 DVDs.

This sex superstore has vast and clearly marked sections for lingerie, toys, bdsm etc.

There are both male and female staff who are extremely friendly and helpful, the shop is bright and fresh with plenty of room to browse and where you don't feel at all under pressure. The prices are lower than average but you don't feel that quality has been sacrificed for price.

This is the way all adult stores should be!

Ayr

Bodystyle International

5 Burns Statue Arcade
Ayr
KA7 1SW

Tel: 01292 270066

Licensed shop

  Review June 2006

I was in bodystyle at the weekend it has been a while since I was in. Waaaaawooo what a difference its got vibro to sexy underwear. Good for them its a lovely friendly shop.

  Reader Review

I have been in a few sex shops up and down the country which I have found most very dark and dinghy. How refreshing, Bodystyle is very bright and modern excellent range of lingerie and of all the toys in a very good location at the top of the town. The lady behind the counter is very helpful and pleasant to chat to, all ages where coming and going when I was in and would certainly recommend this shop highly.

 

B

Banbury Sam Private

Bridge Street

Reported closed and all signage removed in March 2010.
Bangor
North Wales

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
27 High Street
(250 yards from railway station)

Bangor
LL57 1NP

Tel: 01248 372700

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

bangor@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty shop in Bangor

Take a peek into the shop

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year

 

Licensed

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  News October 2013: Licence Renewed

The licence was renewed but Nice 'n' Naughty had to refute allegations about stocking extreme porn by a councillor has been reading the Daily Mail a bit too much.

  News from Nice 'n' Naughty, Nov 2006: Nice 'n' Naughtier

Nice 'n' Naughty are celebrating the licensing of their only previously unlicensed shop last Friday 17th November.

The Bangor store opened 2 years ago having been refused a license. Nice 'n' Naughty then reapplied last year and were again refused. However, persistence paid off as on the 3rd attempt they were surprisingly granted a full sex shop license and are now able to supply R18 films to Bangor customers.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty: Comfortable Shopping

We have a new shop opened  on January 3rd 2005.

A full range of adult DVDs catering for all tastes are stocked with new titles arriving weekly.

A full range of magazines, fetish, TV, scans, European, UK/USA monthly, gay, contacts and the latest Private and Pirate titles.

A huge range of adult toys and novelties. Also stocking a massive selection of clothing, leather. latex, hosiery upto size 24 and offering a made to order service with a large stock of shoes and boots from size 5 to 11.

With Male and Female staff available in a brand new shop fit with air conditioning, well lit and layout that offers comfortable shopping.

Bangor
Northern Ireland

Bliss Adult Play Things

Bingham Mall
Bangor
Northern Ireland
BT20 5AJ

No internet presence in 2011, so presumably closed

 

Barnsley

Private Shop

3 Doncaster Rd
Barnsley
S70 1TH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Map

Licensed. Review required

Barnsley

Pulse & Cocktails

462 Doncaster Road
Stairfoot
Barnsley
S70 3EY
 
Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

  From Pulse & Cocktails, Feb 2007: DVD Heaven

This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Barnsley offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.
The store is open 6 days a week, apart from holidays.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department on the first floor and is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS.

Head towards Barnsley from the Stairfoot roundabout, we are approximately 300-400 yards further up the road on the right hand side on the corner of Hoyle Mill Road.
There is ample roadside parking around the shop

Barrow in Furness Private Shop

Dalkeith Street
Barrow-in-Furness

LA14 4SP

Appears to have closed by December 2011.


Simply Pleasure.COM

21 Dalkeith Street
Barrow in Furness
LA14 1ST

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0122 9827450

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: Beyond charming

The manageress was beyond charming.

The stock was broad and interesting.

R18 DVDs are £15 to £25. There is also a 3 for the price of 2 deal on DVDs and toys

Bath

The Private Shop

28 Victoria Buildings
Lower Bristol Rd.
Twerton
Bath
BA2 3EM

Open: Mon-Sat 10am-8pm

map

Licensed

  News October 2011: Sex Shop Blaze

Police have said that a fire at a Bath sex shop on Friday was started deliberately.

No-one was injured in the fire which broke out at the Private Shop premises in Victoria Buildings in Lower Bristol Road.

An Avon Fire and Rescue spokesman said the fire was quickly dealt with and further investigations into the cause would be carried out later.

Bedford

Erotica

79 Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2UK

Licensed, review required.

Bedford

Private Shop

72 Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2RP

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Review required

Belfast

see also Newtownabbey

Bliss Adult Play Things

Smithfield Square West
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Closed February 2014
Gemini

North Street Arcade
Belfast
BT1 1PB
Presumably lost when the arcade was burnt down in an arson attack.

The Gresham Bookshop

2 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN

  News June 2007: Fined
Fined for selling R18 videos without a license even though the shitty council refused to grant license

Gresham Tapes & Video

25 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL

Review required

MissBehavin'

Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN

Reported closed in 2013

MissTique

Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL\

Closed February 2014

Mr Bliss

Smithfield Square West
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Reported closed in 201

Naughty but Nice

Smithfield Square
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Closed February 2014

Perfect Pleasures

North Street
Belfast
BT1 1NA

Reported closed in 2013

Private

Smithfield Square
Belfast
Closed
The Private Emporium

North Street
Belfast
BT1 1ND

Closed by 2012

SohoBooks

31 Gresham St
Belfast
BT1 1JL

9:30am-9pm

Tel: 028 90 333233

Previously Private Lines

  From the archive:

The longest running sex shop in the city (and indeed Ireland).

The shop is of a moderate size and nicely presented. A good range of DVD's and videos (yes, somebody is still selling them!) plus a wide variety of toys, novelties and adult mags. Helpful staff a plus as well. Well worth a visit.
Biggleswade
(see also Sandy)
Dominion of Pleasure

Short Mead Street
Biggleswade
SG18 0AP
 Company closed in 2006
Bilston
(See Wolverhampton)
   

Birkenhead

Scandals Adult Shop

4 Marion Street
Birkenhead
CH41 6LT

Mon-Fri: 9-6.30pm
Sat: 9.30-6pm

Tel: 0151 666 1444

Licensed in 2004

  News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Scandals has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

  From Dawn: Recent refurb

Even before its recent refurbishment making the shop at least 4 times as big, it was well worth a visit for all your sexual needs and more. The staff would order you stuff that they didn't have in and they nearly always had items in.

Since it's recent refurb, however, their stock has become more widespread with new items arriving every day. The staff knew their regulars and would show the latest arrivals they knew we would enjoy. Their array of vibrators and anal toys was vast, along with their dvds and videos.

The staff are great, they try out all the items and will let u try the open vibrators that are behind the counter before you buy. They make you feel welcome and follow our own belief that sex is completely natural and as a woman feel at ease going in their on my own.

Scandals is well worth a visit
Birmingham
(see also West Bromwich)

 

Adultshop Superstore

Edwards St,
Birmingham
B1 2RX
(near National Indoor Arena)
Reported closed in April 2012.

Birmingham

Adult World

1 Hinckley Steer
Birmingham
B5 4EB

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Perfectly Decent

No longer any reference to a sex cinema but still has lap dancing and preview booths.

Most R18 DVDs are a basic £30 but have a 3 for 2 offer. There are also titles at £20 and a clearance line at £10.

There was a helpful manager who made for perfectly decent licensed store.

  Review from Gerry, Oct 2009: Spot On

Your current comments are spot on.

DVDs are expensive, cinema show is excellent. Striptease is fine and the young lady doubles up as the lap dancer. Lap dance costs £20.

  Review July 2006: 'one-stop' sex central

I know this review section is supposed to be about shops. How about a shop, a cinema, preview booths, a striptease (four times daily), Oh! yes! I forgot...a private lapdance... No kidding!

As far as I know this place is a one-off! This 'shop' is simply a 'one-stop' sex central

The sex shop alone is worth a visit. They must have 2000 titles available. A great range of toys and clothing too... there were a few ladies in there and couples. As well the usual mix of guys like myself.

It has a 100 seat cinema... playing many of the latest releases. Special preview booths are there too... and I've only ever seen these in Amsterdam. These were great. You can check out a movie before you buy it. The striptease was free, as it was in with the cost of the admittance into the cinema.. About £10 I think. Not sure about the private dance, but this was definitely available.

The staff were very helpful and polite and asked if their help were needed, which it wasn't as they'd already done such a good display of categorizing their movies.

As I reached to pay for my DVD's... My eye was taken to a fantastic area for all sorts of sexual enhancers... too many to mention here.. But I'm sure they'll be needed in a few years.

A one-stop sex centre in the middle of the country a stone's throw away from New Street Station... A wonderful idea in a great location... well worth a visit... How much was that lapdance again?

  January 2006: Good Range

Shop is quite small but with a good range of films – just a token amount of other stuff (clothes / toys etc).

Only problem is the prices - £35 per DVD. I understand the cost of the licence is £9000 but London is only a train ride away and at £20 per film you would only need to buy a few to pay for a train ticket….

Birmingham

Adult World

1014 Coventry Road
Hay Mills
Birmingham
B25 8DP

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

  Previously Book Exchange

Birmingham

Amsterdam XXX

119/121 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 6SE

Tel: 0121 622 4566

  Review from Peter, April 2010: Clean and Tidy
I was in Birmingham with a woman friend recently when she said she'd always wanted to see inside a sex shop. We found one called Amsterdam XXX. We looked around for a while and as we were about to leave the chap behind the counter said there was a cinema downstairs and couples were free. Just have a look, you don't have to stay long.

I followed her down the stairs and into the narrow darkened room. There were about eight men sat about the place watching a porn film on the end wall. We sat down and watched the film, she was more fascinated watching the men in there. Eventually we left, and as we were driving out of Birmingham she said she was surprised how clean and tidy it all was. Not nasty like she'd imagined a place like that would be. Now she's coming up with ideas of what she'd like to do if we went back.

  Comment, Oct 2009: Good Choice

There is a good choice of expensive DVDs

  December 2004: Cinema

Part of the shop's problem was the constantly flickering lights and the need for air fresheners. DVDs are priced at £40 with £20 exchange. There is a cinema downstairs. A simple selection of bondage toys.

Birmingham

Clone Zone

84 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 4TD

Mon-Thu: 11am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 6pm

Tel: 0121 666 6640

Licensed

  Comment, Oct 2009: Gay

The shop is now totally gay

  Review December 2004: Funky Crop Shop

Gay oriented store. Tired looking displays. R18 DVDs £30 but on sale at £20 at time of visit.

Also features a solarium, funky crop shop, hairdresser and piercing studio.

Birmingham

Digbeth Book Exchange

91 Oxford St
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DY

(opposite coach station)

Tel: 0121 643 1700

Licensed

  From a reader, Feb 2007: Wow, What a Shop

What a delightful experience, well modern stylish a bit classy even! 'yeah in a sex shop '

The staff were very helpful and if there was something you are looking that they don't already have they get on the phone there and then, to order it for you.

When I got hold of the 2 back issues of my Harmony Concepts films that same week I was 'well happy' even more so as I got them at the standard rate + discount!

ALWAYS a genuine bargain to be had on their sale shelf too starting at £14.99 seems to be a honest shop that's stood the time.

  From a reader:

A bright clean (unsleazy) licensed shop near city centre , with friendly helpful staff. Stocking over 200 R18 titles (video and DVD), magazines, excellent range of toys .

I informed the shop owner of your site, and she is gonna offer a discount to future customers who mention your site.
Birmingham Fantasy

Great Barr

Closed

Birmingham

Leg Avenue

58 High Street
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7JZ

Tel 0870 7653171

Previously LA Pleasure

  From LA Pleasures:

The shop focuses on leatherwear, shoes, pvc latex etc and also carries sex toys & games.

Birmingham

Night Trips Adult Shop

39 Horsefair
Birmingham
B1 1DA

0121 622 3736

Licensed shop

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Traditional

A very traditional shop.

DVDs range from £10 bargains to £40 for some fetish titles.

A good manager and a good atmosphere.

  January 2006:

Shop looks a little drab from the outside but inside it is well laid out with a reasonable range of films grouped according to category. Doesn't stock
much in the way of toys etc. I wanted to buy a couple of films but £35 each . I asked  about reduced prices such a 2 for £50 and was told no but pointed to a rack of films on offer for £20 each – unfortunately nothing took my fancy although they were all OK films (if a little old).

Staff were friendly and helpful despite not agreeing to a multi-buy deal!

Birmingham

Private Shop

45 Pinfold St
City Centre
Birmingham
B2 4AY

(just off Victoria Square)

Map

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: Clean and Tidy

DVDs range from £10 to £25 with multi deals at all price levels from £15.

There's an arty centrepiece to the bar, a wooden thing with a cock for a nose and a cock for a... cock. Certainly a talking point!

First rate shop.

Birmingham

Private Shop

1-4 Hockley Hill
Birmingham
B18 5AA

Licensed

  Review from Malcolm, September 2012: Seeking High Definition

[Following on from getting good discounts at the West Bromwich Private Shop]... Strangely another Private shop at Hockley Hill, Birmingham refused to give any discount at all on three Blu-ray's, had I wanted to purchase them, (Of course I did not).

The manager at West Bromwich (Who apparently manages all three shops in the Birmingham area told me that was incorrect and that I could purchase 3 Blu-ray discs for the same price as HD DVD discs......

But thus far I have been satisfied with the local Private shops.

  From Mel, January 2006: Looking for Hidden gems

My friend and I visited this shop on 19th January 2006. Its a new shop to the area and I didn't think it would be any good due to the location, its mainly surrounded by small businesses that specialise in clothing and its close to the jewelry quarter.

The lad who was running the shop was very pleasant and not at all sleazy as you would expect of a lad who has access to so much porn !!!

DVDs start at £10 each, without a case. They have 3 films on each disc and are good value for money. Being a first timer to this particular shop I was given a freebie which he admitted was rubbish !! BUT it was free so who's complaining???

Good range of toys and hundreds of magazines. Only complaint.... we couldn't look at them first !! Defo be going back as I live locally. BTW My friend and I are female, so its nice to get an opinion from both sides of the coin!!

Birmingham

Prowler

29-30 Stephenson Street
City Centre
Birmingham
B2 4BH

Unlicensed

  News, August 2013: Refit

The store has been refitted and is having a re-launch.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2013: No hanky panky

A notice was spotted explaining that propositioning other shoppers would result in a ban as it was against the shop’s ‘license’ conditions

  News:

Prowler and Expectations, the UK's most popular lifestyle brands have joined forces to open a gay and lesbian lifestyle store in Stephenson Street, Birmingham.

Birmingham Simply Pleasure.COM

Coventry Road
Bordesley
B10 0RX

closed by 2012

Birmingham Simply Pleasure.COM

Dale End,
Birmingham
B4 7LS

closed by 2012

Blackburn

Private Shop

71 Darwen St
Blackburn
BB2 2BL

Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)

Map

Licensed
Blackburn Simply Pleasure

New Park House
Preston New Road
Blackburn
BB2 6AE
Opened in 2004. Delisted by June 2012.

Blackpool

 

Private Shop

311 Church Street
Blackpool
FY1 3PF

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed
  Reader review, Feb 2008: Crammed Full of DVDs

The shop was your typical corner shop type and was a long walk away from the tourist resort of Blackpool.

The shop was crammed full of DVDs and magazines but was limited on toys.

The prices was reasonable for Hardcore DVDs but the deals didn't make you want to buy.

It wouldn't be my first choice in Blackpool

Saints & Sinners

11-15 Foxhall Square
Blackpool
FY1 5BJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01253 625050

Now licensed

  News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop was nominated for Best Retailer and Most Innovative Retailer in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses. The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager.

  News, June 2013: ETO Awards 2013: Winner

Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

  News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

Saints & Sinner has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2012 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

  From Informed Consent, February 2006: Community Store

Fantastically warm and friendly adult shop catering for the bdsm community as well. No visit to Blackpool is complete without a visit to saints and sinners. Fetish gear for BBW's on the hangers.

  Reader Review:

Saints & Sinners has to be one of the nicest, least seedy adult shops I've visited. The store is clean and bright... unless of course you decide to take a trip to the dungeon... no it's not that bad! A really nicely fitted out basement serves as a fantastic S&M show room, while the main shop is very open and well lit (unlike some shops!). 

My girlfriend and I felt happy going in as a couple & we've even been back individually, and always felt welcome! Think Ann Summers with less purple, more light and less commercial!

Blackwood

Gwent

Secret Desires

Unit A7
Britannia Industrial Estate
Pengam Rd
Blackwood
Gwent
NP12 3SP

Tel: 01443 875 142

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Well Presented and Discreet

The shop is owned and managed by Dom Productions which specialises in fetish/BDSM DVDs. So a fair amount of related material is on sale.

There were some expensive DVDs on sale for £40 but there were deals of 3 for 2 on gay films and there was a promotional box of £15 DVDs.

Perhaps a little pricey, but overall, a well presented discreet shop.

  From Paul
New shop very friendly is in an industrial estate but this is not a problem as the shop is light and airy good range of stock which should grow with time also willing to source non stock items.

  From the Shop:

We have just been granted our Licence for our first shop.

The shop decor is in blue and silver low level ceiling, downlighters, spot lights, Modern shop furniture, Huge range of DVD's, Magazines, Sex toys and novelties.
Blythe Tickled Pink

35 Bowes Street
Blythe
NE24 1BD

Planned move from Whitley bay

  See article from chroniclelive.co.uk, April 2012: On the Move

Due to the hassle and expense of parking in the vicinity of the shop, Tickled Pink is set to move to Bowes Street in Blythe.

Bognor Regis Pillowtalk

Lyon Street West
Bognor Regis
PO21 1JG
Licence awarded to Secret Desires in April 2006. Sold on to Pillowtalk in January 2009. Now closed
Bolton Softys' Hard Stuff

Bridge Street
Bolton
BL1 2EF

Unlicensed and closed

Bolton

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
Rear of 72 Newport Street
Bolton
BL1 1PB

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm.
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: (01204) 396944

bolton@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty in Bolton

Take a peek into the shop

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Licensed

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty, June 2008: 5 Star Review

In the June issue of ETO, their Mystery Shopper was in Bolton, visiting the town's adult stores, visiting 6 stores in the town.

Out of the 6 stores under review, the Nice'n' Naughty branch was the only store awarded the maximum 5 star, As good as it gets in any retail sector rating for its store.

The review went on to say: Inside, the shop has an excellent selection of R18 DVD's; Male and female staff added a pleasant air as I admired magazines and a great toy wall, all to the strings of some gentle calming music. The space was utilised wonderfully, with a central isle holding bondage bits, lingerie and Kinky Heals. Another bell from the door told me I was no longer shopping alone, and a busy shop is a good shop.

Philip Price, Area Manager for the branch, said that it was a testament to the dedication from the company's staff and the commitment they give to their customers that keep them market leaders in the adult retail industry.

  From Phil, Feb 2007: Rampant Selection

Nipped in there yesterday, thinking Valentines day, and me being in serious trouble as I'd not got anything for her yet; and how surprised was I!

First by the range of toys, DVDs and Lingerie, but also by how comfortable the place felt! The guy behind the counter was really friendly, and seemed to know what he was talking about!

They had a great range of Rampant Rabbits, which should keep anyone's wife happy, including mine! He took me through their different functions, and I ended up with an all singing all dancing version that should keep her happy for hours!

Then it was on to something to wear, and ended up with a rather slinky set from Wild Designs!

Will definitely be in there again, and may even treat us to a DVD, will take the wife next time as well, as I'm sure she'll fell as relaxed in there as I did!

Well done nicennaughty for creating a sex shop for the 21st century!

Bolton

Private Shop

201 St. George's Rd.
Bolton
BL1 2PG

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed since 2002.

  From Heather, July 2006: Comfy

I went in there with my boyfriend about a year ago to make a purchase and expected to feel very intimidated being female, but I felt the opposite, I was accepted like any other customer, with just one guy behind the counter, who was most helpful, we weren't rushed or pressured, the shop is only small but with a great choice of toys and DVDs which we looked at as well as mags, books and bondage gear.

I felt comfortable and wouldn't mind going in without my other half if I wanted.

Our purchase was wrapped in brown paper for discretion and we left feeling comfy.

It is a licenced shop and I would recommend it to all who wish to browse and purchase.
Bolton Temptations

Blackburn Road
Awarded a licence in October 2006 but set to close in November 2009.

Boston

Pulse & Cocktails

4 Emery Lane,
Boston
PE21 8QA
 
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

  Thanks to DarkAngel, March 2007: Taking a Break
For visitors to Boston wanting to take a break from shopping, then the Weatherspoon's pub by the town bridge is a good bet. Gay visitors may prefer the King's Head near Pulse & Cocktails

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Newly Refurbished

This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Boston offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager. The store is open 6 days a week, apart from holidays.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.


The store has a separate film department on the first floor and is DVD heaven with over 1,500 XXX DVDS. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a good selection of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Emery Lane is a narrow and quaint, pedestrianised street in the centre of Boston. Although the street is small it is very well known locally so if you are not from Boston most local people will direct you to Emery Lane. At the top of Emery Lane is Cash converters we are 100 yards down on the right.

Parking is available at any of the town centre car parks

Bournemouth 18 Plus

Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2010

Bournemouth Blue Bazaar

Christchurch Road

Closed around 2009

Bournemouth Chez L'Amour

The Triangle

Closed in 2009

Bournemouth

Easy Tiger Store

27 The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5SE

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: 10am-8pm

Tel: 01202 554 195

Licensed in 2009, previously listed as Triangle Adult Store and White Tiger Store. Associated with the Erotica Belle chain of shops.

  News from Easy Tiger, August 2012: Expanding

Easy Tiger has been granted permission from the council to open a second retail floor in the basement. This will give extra space to expand to be one of the largest sex shops in the south of England.

Also note the new opening times Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-8pm.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Mixed gay and straight

DVDs are mostly £30 with some stickered as Buy One, Get One Free.

A quirky shop offering a friendly welcome and a warm goodbye.

  News, June 2012: Best Diamond Jubilee Shop Display

Bournemouth organised a Diamond Jubilee contest prize for Bournemouth's best window display. The Easy Tiger store in The Triangle was crowned as winner for its red, white and blue display with slogans including polish your crown jewels and keep calm, keep it up.

The win was down to a public vote, and Easy Tiger's 87 votes were 40 higher than their closest rival.

Easy Tiger was presented with the Best Independent Jubilee Window Display by the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce at the Hotel Miramar. The chamber's vice-president Mandy Payne said it made everyone smile when the winner was announced.

  From White Tiger, March 2010: Light & Modern

White Tiger offers a huge selection of Adult Toys and R18 DVDs (from as little as £6). 

It is also a place to buy Regulation rubber and leather wear, jocks, underwear, lingerie, bondage equipment as well as your naughty novelties and cards.

Owned by the former manager of Clone Zone in Bournemouth.

The shop still has its original Victorian frontage and is light, modern and open at the front with friendly welcoming staff.

  News April 2009: Spin-off from Clone Zone

White Tiger Europe Ltd was granted a sex establishment licence for 12 months for Triangle Adult Store, a lifestyle shop for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender customers, run by the former manager of Clone Zone.
Bournemouth Keep It Kinky

The Triangle
Closed in 2006

Bournemouth

Private Shop

8 The Triangle
Bournemouth
BH2 5RY

Licensed, previously Clone Zone

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Good for DVDs

A good selection of DVDs are mostly £25 with a 3 for £50 deal. There are offer offers too.

A pleasant enough shop that could do with updating the empty window, which makes the shop look closed down when its not.

Bournemouth Private Shop

Holdenhurst Road

Closed in 2008

Bournemouth

Simply Pleasure.COM

333 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BT

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 01202 720770

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, Previously The Adult Store

  News June 2014: Nominated for ETO Awards

The shop manager was nominated for Best Store Manager in the 2014 ETO Awards. These are trade awards voted on by UK adult shop businesses.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Large and friendly

DVDs are mostly £30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

The shop was fun to visit with a friendly manageress. A really engaging licensed adult shop.

  Reader review:

The Adult Store is a fairly new addition to the list and is a much more pleasant shop to visit. The shop outdoes the others on the magazine side, with a massive selection available, particularly the Buttman and Hustler / Barely Legal range at reasonable prices.

  From the Shop:

We have actually been licensed since September 02, and have just renewed our licence this Tuesday with no problems. Bournemouth's biggest, brightest, cleanest and keenest sex shop.

Bournemouth

Simply Pleasure.COM

180 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8AS

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu-Fri- 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01202 295705

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

 

Licensed, Previously known as Uncut

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2012: Compact and friendly

DVDs are mostly £30 with a 3 for the price of 2 deal. There are also older titles at £15 each.

The shop is clean, compact, friendly, convenient and has character.

  News Oct 2008: Perfectly Well Run

The sex shop licence was renewed by the council with the endorsement:

Cllr David Kelsey, vice president of the licensing board, defended the decision to renew the licence: It's a perfectly well run business. It doesn't downgrade the area at all.

 

Bournemouth Secrets

Kinson Road
Kinson

Now closed and replaced by a party goods shop

Bradford

Private Shop

149 Manningham Lane
Bradford
BD8 7JA

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 5 for £70 or 7 for £100. There is also a range at £2 also with discounts on multiple buys.

There's a strong gay range, ManZone.

A basic shop but well presented.

Bradford

Pulse & Cocktails

Tong Street
Bradford
BD4 9QY
 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-4pm

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: Best in Bradford

An extensive shop with discreet access and parking.

R18 DVDs were £25 each with multiple offers of 3 for £50 or 7 for £100.

Open, bright, fun, welcoming and safe-feeling.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Ultimate Experience

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments

This first is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Head towards Bradford city centre on Tong Street and we are situated on the right hand-side,100 yards past Tong Street Motors, next door to Arctic Spas and Motosave

The free private car park is easy to spot as it has a blue fence around it.

Bradford

Scene One Adult Shop

145 Manningham Lane
Bradford
BD8 7JA

Tel: 01274 306620

Mon-Sat 9:30-8:00

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2012: An Interesting Experience

Friendly staff but lacking ambience and perhaps in need of TLC.

R18 DVDs are £30 with some at £15 (reduced further in multiple deals).

There's a mock cave with stalactites for the shop's range of fetish gear.

Bridgend

Private Shop

72 Bridgend Road
Aberkenfig
Bridgend
CF32 9AP

Open: Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed. Also known as Playtime

   From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2013: Cheery manager

There's a friendly helpful and cheery manager.

Loads of R18s at £25 or £50 for 3. Otherwise full priced DVDs are £30 and bargain bin titles are £15 or £30 for 3.

Like an unwashed dog, a bit smelly but loveable and sweet it its own way.

Bridgwater

Bookworm

25 St Johns Street
Bridgwater
TA6 5HR

  From Richard, December 2005:
A bookshop with a porn magazine section discreetly located at the back, the porn mags can be exchanged the same way as their books - so long as they are in "good condition" of course.

They also stock a few reasonably priced sex toys and and adult dvd's

It's a friendly enough shop that doesn't attract to many weirdo's. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit the place, but for a small shop it is well stocked on porn mags - and they can be had very cheap if you don't mind buying "pre-owned".

Brierley Hill

(See Dudley)

   

Brighton

(Also see Hove)

Ann Summers

30 Western Rd
Brighton
BN1 2EB

Unlicensed. Recently relocated from its previous site on North Street

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Basically Nice

Ann Summers still delivers on every aspect of adult retail.

Basically nice.

Fetique

North Road
  Closed by August 2008
Fetish and Fantasy

The Open Market
London Road
  Closed by August 2008

LUST!

43 Gardner Street
Brighton
BN1 1UN

(next to the Komedia)

Tel: 01273 699344

LUST! is an unlicensed adult shop

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Nothing to dislike

The shop mixes racy gift lines with adult products and a fair amount of smoking themes merchandise.

The limited space has been used beautifully.

Nothing to dislike.

  News from Lust! August 2008: Bedroom Fun

There is a brand new shop called LUST!

Brighton's biggest sexy lifestyle store, 3 floors of desire selling erotic accessories and clothing, DVDs, books, lingerie, shoes, sexy gifts.

Everything for you could possibly desire for your bedroom fun. Female staffed and gay/lesbian friendly

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
St James' Street
Brighton
BN2 1RF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Nice 'n' Naughty Brighton

Tel: 01273 626 442

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

brighton@nicennaughty.co.uk

See also news and views about
Nice 'n' Naughty

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Licensed shop which changed from Clone Zone to Nice 'n' Naughty in February 2009.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Excellent selection

An excellent selection of gay and straight interest products.

There's a large display of gay DVDs with the appropriate lifestyle products and toys.

Straight R18s are £20 - £25 with no particular deals accept bargains at £10.

  News May 2012: ETO Awards 2012

eto award brightonAt this year's prestigious ETO Industry Awards, held at the NEC, Birmingham on Sunday 24th June, Adult shop Nice n Naughty Brighton won the coverted Best Individual Store 2012.

The award was accepted by Director Trish Murray and Brighton store manager Philip Price. The award was narrowed down to a short list of five across the UK, and voted for by the individuals with in the UK adult industry.

  News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Nice 'n' Naughty has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

Located on St James Street, this was formerly a branch of Clonezone until it was acquired by Nice n Naughty last year. The store has since been refurbished and the stock range broadened.

  News from Chris, Feb 2009: Clone Becomes Naughty

I visited what used to be Clonezone on St James' Street and it is now Nice 'n' Naughty.

I was greeted by a really nice girl (think she was the naughty one LOL). Something that was a surprise in the shop, as normally when I nip in to a gay store, you normally get ignored by the staff!

It had some really nice bits, and seemed to cater for us gay boys and girls really well. I ended up getting a couple of dvds on a multi buy offer, and to my surprise was actually given some customer service!

They had a suggestion box on the counter, and the boy and girl there were really sweet and helpful.

So going to wish the new guys n gals there a lot of luck for the future, nice to see a shop that looks after its customers and willing to get them what they want in a shop.

Private Shop

11 Surrey Street
Brighton
BN1 3PA

(near Brighton station)

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed

  Review from Gerry, August 2013: Helpful manager

The Private shop seems to be doing fair business. It has a helpful manager and a large selection of DVDs, including a lot at 3 for 30 pounds

  Mystery Shopper, May 2005: Well Laid Out

Externally it lacks some of the polish of the competition. Blinds in the window reminded me of my dentist's surgery'. Dark carpet tiles don't help to brighten the place up, but at least everything was clean and well laid out. Stock levels looked good too. Lots of choice and some good prices helped make up for this busy shops aesthetic failings

DVDS sold at £40 each and £70 for 2

Prowler Brighton

112 St James's Street
Brighton
BN2 1TH

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm
Sun: 12noon-6pm

Licensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Impressed

The space is split in two with a 'licensed rear' section. R18's were £16.50 or 3 for £45. The shop has a large screen showing a selection from the range.

The front section features a bargain bucket of softcore 18 rated videos.

I was impressed with what I saw.

  From Prowler, January 2006:

Right in the heart of Brighton's gay village, the newest Prowler Store offers a friendly and enjoyable shopping experience in a stylish, well-appointed environment. The store's light airy front space offers a range of fashion, books, cards, gifts, magazines and accessories. At the rear of the store is the "Blue Room" section, complete with mirrored ceiling, which stocks our full range of aromas, sex toys and R18 titles.

She Said

59 Ship Street
The Lanes
Brighton
BN1 1AE

Also

11-13 Ship Street Gardens
The Lanes
Brighton
BN1 1AE

Unlicensed erotic boutique for women, previously Tickled

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, December 2013: Proactive and friendly

Two excellent ladies invited me in and were proactive and friendly. They improved an already nice place to be in.

  News November 2012: No Longer Tickled

Rebranded from Tickled to join the She Said chain in November 2012.

  From Tickled website June 2012: Your pleasure is our pleasure

Tickled erotic boutique has one simple philosophy: your pleasure is our pleasure. Both the website and our Brighton store exist to help provide you with the very best toys, lingerie, sex books and erotic accessories to help you have the sex life that you want.

All of our products have been tested to ensure that they meet our rigorous standards: if a toy doesn't do the job, we don't stock it. End of story.

Our staff are specially trained to ensure that they can answer any question you may have about your sex life, from finding the perfect toy to hit the G-spot to introducing a little spice into your relationship; selecting a harness that fits perfectly to experimenting with BDSM in a safe and sexy way. There's no judgement and no giggling: just good, honest advice.

We're here to answer your questions and help you have the sex life of your (naughtiest) dreams.

 From She Said, July 2006: Tucked Away
She Said is now in it's fifth year and while not a licensed shop, we sell the finest selection of lingerie, corsetry, erotic clothing and adult toys and books on the South Coast.

We are tucked away in a small twitten so look carefully

Taboo

2 Surrey Street
Brighton
BN1 3PA
(near Brighton station)

Mon-Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: noon-5pm

Tel: 01273 263565

Licensed

  Review from Gerry, August 2013: Full of goodies

Taboo is full of goodies, including an attractive manageress. There are lots of full priced DVDs, but also a massive selection of quality second hand at 5 for 30 pounds.

Being Brighton there was also a large selection of gay DVDs

  News May 2010: ETO Awards 2010

Taboo has been nominated for the Best Individual Store in the 2010 Erotic Trade Only Awards:

One of the first retailers to get full marks from our Mystery Shopper, Brighton's Taboo went on to win the Mystery Shopper award for the best overall store visited at 2006's ETO awards.

  From Mystery Shopper, May 2005:

Combining the best of the boutique style decor with a licence to sell real porn, it was the last and best shop I visited in Brighton. Split into three distinct sections, a lot has been done with relatively limited space.

The main space featured fetish clothing and the third room was the BDSM and bondage equipment area.

There were no magazines nor VHS tapes. There was however a display of fiction and non-fiction books

DVDs on  most subjects could be found, with fetish titles particularly well represented. £30 each, £50 for 2, £70 for 3 and  £100 for 5.

A pervy paradise and this remarkable retailers gets a remarkable score. Full marks.

  From Peter

I was very pleasantly surprised when I visited Taboo in Brighton. The salesman was very helpful, advising my partner and myself on items for experimental bondage etc. I would recommend Taboo to anyone in the Brighton area, and have been back several times now, inspite of the 80 mile round trip to get there!

  From a reader

I can concur with the positive statements about the shop. When I was shopping there was a week long special on videos/DVDs which were priced at £30. I was also given a free DVD as an introductory offer.

Bristol Ann Summer

Bond Street
Bristol

The only licensed Ann Summers shop closed in 2011.

Bristol

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
45 Colston Street
Bristol
BS1 5AX

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Tel: 0117 929 7666

Bristol@nicennaughty.co.uk

Bristol Nice 'n' Naughty frontage

See also news and views about
Nice 'n' Naughty

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Licensed. Clone Zone became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  From Will, July 2012: Friendly and Helpful

The Nice 'n' Naughty Bristol store is staffed by some really terrific guys.

I've shopped there five times in the last few months and the store and staff are excellent.

  By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: 5 Star

A broad appeal shop with a good selection of gay films and products. An impressive product range for a mid sized shop.

DVDs are priced at £20 and £30 with a 3 for 2 deal on both ranges. There is also a £10 basket of gay titles.

The shop's very friendly and  helpful manager takes the shop into 5 star territory.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty December 2011: A pleasurable shopping experience

The Bristol shop opened in February 2009, taking over the unit previously occupied by Clonezone.

We offer a full range of R18 DVDs catering for all tastes, with new titles arriving weekly.

We also have a full range of Fetish, TV, scans, European, UK/USA monthly, Gay, and contacts magazines.

Furthermore, a large range of adult toys and novelties are always in stock, together with a massive selection of clothing, leather, latex, plus hosiery/lingerie and shoes and boots from sizes 4 to 12 - footwear catalogues are available to peruse in-store.

We aim to provide effective service for all customers irrespective of gender and orientation and our friendly, experienced staff are guaranteed to provide the perfect atmosphere for a comfortable, pleasurable shopping experience.

  News April 2009: Catering for All

Nice 'n' Naughty will cater for people of all sexual orientations: straight/gay/lesbian/bisexual/TV/TS. So Nice 'n' Naughty will be sure to welcome both new and existing customers.

Knowledgeable, well trained staff are always on hand to offer customers help and advice.

Bristol

My Only Vice

135 Gloucester Road North
Filton
Bristol
BS34 7PY

Mon-Fri: 9.30-6pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

licensed

  Update from the shop, Oct 2006:

We are soon to launch a new range of products that will be sold through other shops under the brand of My Only Vice and Think Pink

  From the shop, February 2006:

The shop is split into 3 sections the 1st section is our office and novelty section with body jewellery some lingerie, lubes, poppers and games etc anything really for a hen or stag party.

The main section then goes into sex toys and more lingerie, we have separate sections for leather, pvc and latex, I would say we probably have one of the largest stock of latex clothing and accessories. We specialise in bondage and s&m equipment and stock a huge range of cuffs, gags, hoods, slings, electroplay equipment, rope, chain and all things fetish. We stock shoes, boots, wigs and we do stock the larger sizes for Tv, crossdressers, and Ts, we are a pangendered shop and myself and my staff are in scene people with a wealth of knowledge about our products.

The rear of the shop is our DVD lounge we have a huge range of DVD and VHS films we do still cater for VHS but the range of DVD now is becoming our predominant seller. I estimate that we could have in excess of 1000 titles in stock, some of our customers have stated that we have a better range of films than the large shops in Soho. We do offer an exchange on films purchased from ourselves which our customers like, this also keeps us on our toes with the ordering of new titles, meaning that whenever customers walk in there are always new and interesting titles to chose from. We have viewing facilities in our DVD lounge and as we are licensed all our titles are R18 certificate.

We carry a large range of specialist magazines and as an independent shop buy products from all over the world. I try to bring our customers new and interesting products that you may not always find at other shops, we are continuing to increase the body jewellery section as my staff have good knowledge of body piercing and all it entails. We are now stocking a range of high quality corsets and Basques all made in the UK with a made to order service.

As a company we manufacture and install dungeon equipment, fit out fetish clubs and can transfer an idea in somebody's head into reality as one off and bespoke is our speciality. You will find our shop clean and bright, welcoming and warm, with a friendly smile from my staff.
Bristol

Pomegranate Boutique

Park Street
Clifton
Bristol
BS1 5JA

Erotic boutique opened 16th October 2010. But closed by 2012.

Bristol

Private Shop

76 West St
Old Market
BS2 0BW

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Map

licensed

 By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Well Stocked

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for £25 offer. Others were £30, £50 for 2 and £60 for 3. 50% exchange on DVds.

A clean, tidy and well stocked shop

Bristol

Rudies

72 West Street
Old Market
Bristol
BS2 0BL

Licensed shop with some gay product lines.

 By ETO's Mystery Shopper, April 2012: Enthusiastic manager

R18s are mostly £25 each but with a 3 for 2 offer. There are a few premium titles at £30.

An enthusiastic manager helped score the shop amongst the better UK adult stores.

  News June 2010: Licensed

The owner argued that he needed to sell the films and material aimed at the gay community to save the shop from closure.

Bristol City Council's public safety and protection committee gave the application the thumbs up after more than 20 letters and emails supporting the application had been sent in by traders and residents in Old Market. Only two objections were received.

  Review from Nic, Oct 2008: Polite & Helpful

I visited a few days ago and found the guy who ran the shop quite polite. He let me just browse around with no interruptions but was helpful when I could not find what I was looking for.

The shop sells a range of adult toys, shoes, fetish wear and looks to cater for TV, crossdressers.

Also sells a range of DVDs too. Located on a fairly quiet street with 2 other adult shops next door.

Bristol

Twilight Fashions

St Nicholas Market
Corn Street
Bristol
BS1 1LJ

Goth and fetish clothing & accessories

  From Twilight Fashions: Gothic/Fetish

We are a Gothic/Fetish shop. We stock everything from PVC and corsets to makeup and hairdye! We also have a forever expanding selection of the best quality body jewellery at good prices!

Some of the companies we stock include: Lip Service, Vollers, Stargazer, Directions, Pamela Mann, Leg Avenue, Criminal Damage, Phaze, What Katie Did and lots more.

We have a wide selection of clothing, jewellery, and make-up to allow you to dress to impress. Lots of velvet, PVC, chains, stripy tights, hair dye and spiked collars, as well as some more unique items fill this shop.

Burnley Private Shop

Colne Rd
Burnley

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Burton upon Trent

Heelz

Unit 6
Eton Park Industrial Estate
Derby Road
Burton upon Trent
DE14 1RR

Mon-Fri: 10.30am-4pm
Sat: 10.30am-3pm

Tel: 01283 569274

Unlicensed shop open March 2011

  From Heelz: Sexy shoes and boots

We are unlicensed selling mainly sexy shoes and boots, lingerie, stockings and male enhancements, creams, poppers etc

We will be introducing toys shortly.

We have ample free parking at the front and back of the shop.

Bury

The Adult Shop

41 Bolton Road
Bury
BL8 2AB

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Licensed since 1974

  Review from Alan, August 2011: Good Contacts

The Adult Shop has been selling proper porn since 1974.

The shops has over 5000, yes 5000, different adult DVDs from £4.95.

There are 300 sq feet of toys on display, and there is also a fantastic range of erection pills, every type of Aroma and the finest collection of contact mags in the UK.

Very friendly and helpful staff too.

Bury Private Shop

Rochdale Rd
Bury

No longer listed on the Private Shop website so presumably closed

Bury St Edmunds

Secrets

25 St John's Street
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1SJ

Tel: 01284 754387

Licence approved in June 2005

  Review from Vince, June 2007: So Many Vibrators

I found this shop the other day, and Wow, its got to be the best sex shop in Suffolk.

It's got everything you could want, great selection of R18 DVD's from £19.99-£34.99.

OK it's not a huge shop, but I have never seen so many different make of vibrators in one shop. He has everything in there, and the prices are the best I have ever seen.

The guy how runs it was very helpful and had a good way with customers. My partner felt very relaxed in there, and he can tell you everything you will need to know about the toys.

I would go back time and time again, so if you are in the area its a must if you enjoy sex shops!

  Review from Martin: Friendly Staff

Small, varied but limited stock, friendly staff.

 

C

Cambridge

The Confidential Shop

Devonshire Road
Cambridge

  News May 2013: Closed 

The shop is now closed and has become a wine and chocolate shop.

Deviance

Cobble Yard
Napier Street
Cambridge

Fetishwear shop, opened in December 2013.

The Private Shop

38 Chesterton Road
Cambridge
CB4 1EN

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm)

 News January 2014: Proposed fee reduction

Cambridge's sole licensed sex shop is set for a boost as the council is set to reduce the licence fee for a sex shop by 49%, from £4,916 to £2,500.

  Review from Nick, November 2009: Mainly films

Mainly films, some toys, limited clothing/bondage stuff.

The woman who works there most of the time stares as if everyone's a shoplifter to her. Avoid at all costs

The XXX Zone

Newmarket Road
Cambridge

Closed in 2008

Cannock Darksensations

East Street
Bridgtown,
Cannock
WS11 0BU

Closed by 2011

Cannock

Simply Pleasure.COM

Unit 16 Beechwood Business Park,
Burdock Close
Cannock
WS11 7GB

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01543 500068

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

  From the Mystery Shopper at ETO, May 2011: Top recommendation

Visiting this shop is a naughty treat and this is a top recommendation.

  From Leo

The shop is in a modern unit on an easily accessible trading estate just outside Cannock and Hednesford.

Good parking outside the front, very well laid out, clean, airy and great stock of R18 video/DVD, all sorts of toys, clothing etc.

They cater for all manner of tastes and their pleasant and helpful staff that make you feel comfortable.
Cannock Twisted Dreams Lingerie

Market Street
Cannock
Seems to have closed by 2011

Canterbury

Ann Summers

15 Whitefriars Centre
6 Gravel Walk
Canterbury
Kent CT1 2TF

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 6pm (7pm Thu)
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed shop

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: Top Marks

The shop was clean, tidy and fully deserving top marks for the shopping experience

La Boudoir Boutique

Unit 26, 1 Sparrow Way
Evans Business Park
Hersden
near Canterbury
Kent
CT3 4AL

Mon-Sat: 9.30am-5pm

Unlicensed shop, new for 2013.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: High Standards

Friendly manageress lived up to the high standards of presentation.

  News August 2013: Grand Opening

La Boudoir Boutique was joined by celebs, suppliers and leading industry writers at its Grand opening event. The new business introduced itself with presentations, competitions, a calendar photo shoot and readings by erotic authors Kay Jaybee and KD Grace.

  From La Boudoir Boutique, July 2013: Sex toys, lingerie and fetish clothing

We are an unlicensed sex shop, and we specialise in selling sex toys for men, women and couples, lingerie and fetish clothing and pride ourselves in having an open and friendly shop that breaks the age old tradition of the seedy sex shop.

We will also be offering classes and erotic photography packages after working hours, although details are still to be finalised.

Cardiff

Colin's Book Exchange

33 Caroline Street
Cardiff
CF10 1FF

10am-6pm

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013:

DVDs are £10, £15 [2 for 25] or £20 [2 for 35].

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, January 2005:
There's a gritty honesty to the signage and no window display. Inside, I'm sorry to say, things were equally gritty almost to the point of abrasion.

A hand written sign saying "if you open mags, you've bought them" sets the tone.

They have a fair spread of R18 DVDs which were £20-30, £20 for cash, two for £30 & three for £40 which seemed a good deal.

Cardiff

Lovecraft

80 Cowbridge Rd
East Canton
Cardiff
CF11 9DW

Tel: 02920 387168

Licensed
  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013:

There's a huge range of fetishwear.

DVD's are £35, £25, & £20 with offers on multiples.

  Review from VG, Dec 2006: Basquing in Praise

I recently shopped here for an outfit to wear to the Rocky Horror Show. Having decided to dress as Frank-N-Furter, I felt completely at ease walking through the doors into the well lit room. I think I happened to be served by the owner, who was very helpful and had a thorough search for the best value purchases and gave a little package-discount even though there was already a sale on.

I would completely recommend anyone wishing to get something that little different to have a look here. Happy shopping!

  From the Mystery Shopper, January 2005:

The window display was rather higgledy-piggledy but interesting and colourful enough to draw the eye. From the outside it looks huge but it's perhaps only 10 feet wide.

The DVDs ranged from £30 to £40. (2 for £75, 3 for £100). There was also a buy 3 for £70 or 6 for £100 deal on cheaper titles.

  From Karen

As a regular visitor to this store I have to agree with Tony. This shop is great, something for everyone, from outfits to a women's size 26 to the hardcore DVDs/videos on which they do great deals. As a woman I find the atmosphere non-threatening – they're staff are friendly and approachable and as a refreshing change, not all male. For the shy women out there, my advice is to go on a Thursday when there are two women behind the counter. There is always some leniency on price – they will try to get you the best for your money, so don't be afraid to ask for a deal on multiple items. Happy shopping!

  From a reader

There is a really large sex shop in Cardiff called Lovecraft, it's a licensed shop and they sell hardcore videos and magazines, as well as lots of toys and clothing. My self and my husband were not at all embarrassed to go in, it's bright and the staff are friendly, and prices are very reasonable.

Although they have an extensive selection of dvds/vids/mags and toys they are pretty expensive e.g; vids are 35 quid and dvds are fifty...

Cardiff

Passion

63-65 City Road
Cardiff
CF24 3BL

Mon-Fri: 10:30–7pm
Sat: 10:30–6pm
Sun: 11–4pm

Tel: 029 2048 9830

Unlicensed
  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Welcome

This enormous shop deserves its 'impressive shopping experience' rating for its range, price and welcome.

  From the Shop, Dec 2006: Sexy Shop

Passion is a 2000 sq. ft. sexy shop on City Road, Cardiff just 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area of Cardiff Queen Street.

  From the Shop, Dec 2006: Sexy Shop

Passion is a 2000 sq. ft. sexy shop on City Road, Cardiff just 5 minutes walk from the main shopping area of Cardiff Queen Street.

The shop is unlicensed, and women and couples feel very comfortable shopping there for sex toys, sexy clothing of all kinds including stripper wear, PVC, leather and quality rubber, plus menswear, over 50 styles of sexy shoes & boots, and much more.

Cardiff

Private Shop

9 Mill Lane
Cardiff
CF10 1FL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm)

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013:

A decent store with a good enthusiastic manager.

Cardiff

Simply Pleasure.COM

13 Broadway
Cardiff
CF24 1QD

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 0292 0450288

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Previously known as Adult Play Things
  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2013: Perfect welcome

The manager gave a textbook perfect welcome and offer of help.

A respectable range of £30 DVD and £15 older titles. 3 for 2 offers apply for multiple buys.

My favourite store of the day.

Carlisle

Ann Summers

The Laines Shopping Centre
53 Scotch St
Carlisle
CA3 8PD

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9am - 5:30pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed high street store.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: Middle of the Road

Pretty middle of the pedestrianised road sort of Ann Summers.

The Parade

William Street
Botchergate

Unlicensed

Prosecuted for selling hardcore DVDs after a tip off from a rival shop

Private Shop

6 London Road
Carlisle
CA1 2EL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm
(Fri 8pm)

Licensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2014: A Warm Welcome

The Mystery Shopper received a warm welcome and offer of help.

R18 DVD's are £30 each, 3 for £50, 7 for £100, or 11 for £150

Thongs n Things

Botchergate
Carlisle
CA1 1SH

Noted as closed by 2014

Carlow

(Ireland)

Tempations

96 Tullow Street
Carlow

  News, July 2009: Raided
The shop was raided by the police who took away adult DVDs. The shop is said to be continuing to trade.

Castleford

Utopia Adult Products

Unit 2
Savile Road Precinct
Savile Road
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 1PE

Mon-Sat: 11am-7pm

Licensed

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Relaxed and welcoming

Located in a small industrial estate just out of the town centre. Plenty of parking at front of the store and for those a little embarrassed you could park around the corner in front of shop

Store

The store was well presented. Offers clothing, sex toys, lubes, magazines and good selection of R18 DVD's.

Movies are all sorted by genre and priced at 25 pound each.

The shop has enough choice to make the even most picky porn loving person happy.

Staff

The pretty lady working in the store was very friendly and chatty. She asked if I had been in before and knew about the return deal and also offered her advice if I needed any.

If you buy any DVD you can return the movie anytime and exchange it for another one for just 10 pound. Found this a good idea as Porn Movies don't last forever.

Some Sex Shops have an uncomfortable atmosphere but Utopia was relaxed and welcoming.

Never visited this store before and would suggest anyone local to the area pay a visit

  News from Tyler, April 2012: Moved

The shop has moved from Speedwell Road to their new premises at Savile Road, Precinct. Utopia is located at the bottom of the yard next door to a fishing bait shop 

The staff were very friendly and helpful.

  From Utopia, updated Jan 2006:

Granted an uncontested licence and opened in July 2005.

Located in a ultra discreet location 2 minutes from Junction 31 off the M62

We are fully licensed with a huge range of DVD's straight, Bi. Gay & Shemale. All at competitive prices. We have the largest range of toys in stock in the area and a good selection of lingerie.

Now stocking Michelle X shoes glass platform type (Jenna shoes!!). @ £49.99 per pair

New Bargain Section: DVD £15 each 2 or more £10 each

Chatham

Pillowtalk

Rainham Road
Chatham
ME5 7E

Licence granted in May 2008. Now closed

Private Shop

18 High Street
Chatham
ME4 4EP

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel 01643 848767

Map

Licensed

  Review from Len, October 2011: Wide range but not quite wide enough

I have used this shop a couple of times. It's trading name is Darker Enterprises.

They have a great selection of films and magazines covering pretty much any and every taste.

They also have a wide range of lubes, dolls, bondage toys and sex toys, including fists/hands, vibrators, dildo's, anal beads, double enders, glass dildo's and butt plugs. Some of the dildo's are huge. They didn't have any really thick / wide butt plugs, various sizes and inflatable ones, but not a wide one for a good stretch!

Staff were very friendly and discrete, making sure that you have what you need for a fun time.

Chelmsford

Erotic Fantasy

14 Broomfield Road
Chelmsford,
Essex
CM1 1SN

Tel: 01245 283300

  From Erotic Fantasy, Feb 2008: Honest, Adult and  Non-judgmental

The shop undertook an extensive face-lift in October 2007, an air-conditioning system has been installed to maintain a regulated temperature at all times of the year.

The shop is staffed by both Men and Women, Will and Ian have between them got over 60 years experience in the Adult industry, Tina has been at the shop for 8 years.

The aim of the shop is as we have proved on a continual basis, to add new customers to our already regular customers. We do this with not only an over whelming amount of experience, but also through personality of the staff and the right merchandise.

The philosophy of the shop and staff is to treat all customers with an honest, adult and non-judgmental and a unique approach to whatever request an individual may have regardless of their lifestyle or pleasure. These choices are usually categorized under the banners of Fetish, Trans-sexual, Transvestite, Gay etc or whatever label appears to fit at the time.

Ultimately the customer should get what they want and be able to get direction if required.

  From John

My wife and I have shopped here many times and ALL the staff welcome us, and there exchange service for DVDs is a great idea. We have NEVER had a bad experience shopping here, and all low it is a fair few miles to travel here, we both feel that it is a trip worth while.

Chelmsford

Adult Discount Store

167 Moulsham St
Chelmsford
CM2 0LD

Mon-Sat 10am-6pm

Tel: 01245 607604

Licensed. Took over from The Private Shop in 2009.

  From Adult Discount Store, February 2010: First licensed shop

Formally Private Shops UK and was the very first licensed sex shop in the UK and is now Adult Discount Store this store has been established for more than 30 years as a licensed sex establishment and is now an independently run family business offering customers a full range of R18 DVD's, Adult Toys, Herbal Viagra! Magazines and much much more to follow!

Exchange old for new DVD'S for just £10, over 2000 Titles to choose from, Harmony, Evil Empire, GGG, Viv Thomas, Anna Span, Ben Dover, Private, Relish, Rude Britannia, Mark Dorcel, Union, Score, and over 150 of the very latest DVDs from Holland to mention just a few

Cheltenham

Pulse & Cocktails

Runnings Road
Kingsditch Industrial Estate
Cheltenham
Gl5 19NQ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Licensed shop

 From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: One-Stop Shop

This newly refurbished and good sized, one-stop shop in Cheltenham offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

Free private car park at this store

  From Andy: Bright & Airy

I visited this store today for the first time. I will be going back!

The shop is not large, but is bright and airy and has space for a wide range of toys, games and potions. A couple of walls are covered in DVDs and videos with what looked like a wide range.

The female assistant was very helpful in choosing a DVD that my wife would like, as well as a couple of small  toys.

She was happy to chat about the range and pointed out some bargains, as well as one or two of her favorites that my wife might like to try.

Cheshunt

Temptations

8 The Cheshunt Centre
58 High Street
Cheshunt
Herts.

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01992 620900.

From the Shop:

The shop is fully licensed but has open windows and aims to be very couples/female friendly as well as catering for the male trade with a full range of Videos/DVDs. There is an extensive range of the Temptations brand lingerie, clubwear, uniforms etc plus Boots & Shoes. Large size ladies are also catered for and this range is also very suitable for transvestites.

Chester

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
129 Brook Street
Chester
CH1 3DU
(Near train station)

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun 10am-5pm

Tel:  01244 350123

chester@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty Chester

Take a peek into the shop:

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year

Licensed

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  News, May 2013: Award Nomination

Nice 'n' Naughty in Chester has been nominated for Best Individual Shop for the 2013 Erotic Trade Only (ETO) Awards

  Review from Tina, March 2009: Accolades Merited

I know that you have a mass of reviews for this shop but I had to say that because of the reviews I visited the shop today and found that all of the accolades were extremely merited - very friendly and unobtrusive staff (how do they get that balance right?) excellent range and good prices - both in and outside the sale.

I will definitely be going back!

  From Nice Nice ‘n' Naughty: Doubled Up

Nice n Naughty in Chester has doubled in size taking over the shop next door and has over a 1000 titles of Original VHS/DVD's in stock. We believe one of the largest and most up to date shops in the country. Stocking all available R18 titles as they are released. Still as friendly as ever.

  From Nice Nice ‘n' Naughty: Wide Range

We have a wide range of stock available including men's wear, club wear, latex, leather, PVC, shoes, boots, lingerie, videos, magazines, adult toys and accessories and MUCH MUCH MORE. We now stock a full range of liquid latex, lingerie in larger sizes and Old English style Nylons.  We have all the latest videos and DVD's which currently totals to about 450 in total (maybe a few more)

Our customers consist of a high number of females and couples, who feel comfortable with the presence of a female staff member. The introduction of a female Manager in September 2000 has expanded the female clientele and the large T/V  & T/S clientele.

We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, which generates return business and our approach to customers has proven successful. Nice 'n' Naughty Leisurewear Ltd has a professional approach and our customers are prepared to travel for good customer service.

The introduction of CCTV and air conditioning this year has proved to be a valuable asset to the company and ensure customer comfort and safety whilst in the shop. 

Due to the changes in legislation, Nice 'n' Naughty Leisurewear Ltd made enquires to apply for a Sex Establishment License in Chester due to the increasing request from customers and the changes in Government directive. We were successful in or application and now stock R18 titles, Gay, Hetro, T/S Bi Sexual, & Lesbian

  Reader Review: Best customer service

We have been visiting the shop now for some time and have to say of any shop anywhere Nice N naughty have by far the best customer service anywhere. Our first visit will remain with us for years to come. We were after a vibrator and having walked in and spent sometime looking at the extensive range of available products were at a loss as to what to go for. It was our first visit and a little apprehensive as to what to expect. We were approached by a young lady (Trish) who then spent ages explaining each and every product to myself and Girlfriend. At no point were we pressured into spending hundreds of pounds and we felt we would have been as much thought of and received just as much attention if we had wanted just advice. Since then we have visited this shop many many times and the service has just got better. It's so far removed from the stereo typical sex shop it has to be visited to be believe.

If only all sex shops were this good, mind you I am glad they are not, because that's what sets Nice N Naughty aside and makes it such a pleasure to go. Thanks for a great service, a great range of products and best of all the best dedication to your customers we have ever encountered.

  Review from Sean: So Friendly

I recently visited Nice n Naughty in  Chester, and I would like to comment on the shop from a customers point of  view. I took my wife for a day out shopping in Chester last week and we had  checked out the Nice n Naughty website but my wife didn't want to go into a sex shop because the Private one we had been in before was seedy. When we walked past the Nice n Naughty shop it was great to see a nice window display with sexy clothes. My wife decided to stay in the car while I went in to get her a Toy. The staff were so friendly and made me feel relaxed, the girl there explained all the types of toys available., I went out and convinced my  wife to come in as it was nothing like the pushy sales man at private,  although the man in Nice n Naughty is big with a bald head he is a really nice bloke and he showed me the videos while my wife was picking a toy with the girl. The choice of videos was better than the toys they had hundreds. I recommend the shop to anyone and the pubs in Chester aren't bad either.

Private Shop

53 Brook Street
Chester
CH1 3DZ

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  News, July 2014: Sundays stay private

At the time of licence renewal the Private Shop requested to open on Sundays. But following an article in the Chester Chronicle, the request was withdrawn.

Private also asked to be able to keep its front door open to signal that the shop is open for business. This request was granted

Only one objection to the shop's renewal was received and the licence was duly granted.

  Review

Visited the new Private shop in Chester at 53 Brook Street an excellent selection of videos/dvd's and toys. Again clean bright fresh smelling and well stocked, to be honest I was surprised to see it was owned by Private. Videos /dvd's are a little more expensive than Nice 'n' Naughty just up the street, but Private have a much better selection of non R18. The guy behind the counter was friendly but unobtrusive.

Chesterfield

The Private Shop

528 Sheffield Rd
Whittington Moor
Chesterfield
S41 8LP

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

  Thanks to Gav
It is quite small only one room, loads of DVD's and videos, something for everyone there, not many sex toys and no clothing. They also have magazines.

The guy looks a bit freaky, but is willing to help! Its entrance is on a very main road, so people can see you go in and out, but other than that it is quite good!!

Pulse & Cocktails

New Beetwell Street
Chesterfield
S40 1QN

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

No longer listed on Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014.

  From Pulse & Cocktails: One of UK's Largest

This massive superstore is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure then the Chesterfield store is the one for you. This is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

This store is situated in Chesterfield town centre, on New Beetwell Street between the Police Station and the main post office building across from the Wetherspoons pub.

Large Free Private Car Park.

This store has two car parks - one at the front of the building on New Beetwell Street and a more discreet car park and additional entrance at the rear, which can be accessed from Park Lane opposite the bridal shop at the side of Park Lane Furnishers.

Chorley
 

Sensations

75 Bolton Street
Chorley
PR7 3AG

Established in 2001 and licensed

Clacton

Adult Centre

28 Orwell Road
Clacton
CO15 1PP

Licensed

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Dingy

There were £19.00 DVDs. These were also available at £50 for 3 or £100 for 7.

Despite light wood floors and white walls, the shop felt a little dingy.

Hardcore magazines were awkwardly displayed beside the counter.

With close-by on road free parking and a fine position, it's a shame more hadn't been made of this fair-sized shop's potential.

Clacton

Private Shop

28 Rosmary Road
Clacton
CO15 1PA

Mon-Thu: 9.30am-6pm
Fri: 9.30am-8pm
Sat: 9.30am-6pm

Licensed

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Solid

This Private is an attractively presented one, with tidy brown and white woodwork and crisp-looking signage. The entrance hall is also nice, whith colourful posters.

A good displays of R18 DVDS were mostly £25 and 3 for 2 and 8 for £100 offers clearly shown. Some amateur titles were available for VHS were £5. A fine toy selection was well illuminated.

Over all a very solid store, with only a change of a couple of carpet tiles keeping it from four stars.

Colchester

Adult Emporium

67 Butt Road
Colchester
CO3 3DG

Review required

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Cheery

Under New Management. I received a cheery welcome from the manager.

Film-covered windows helped keep the limited space looking bright and clean.

DVDs were £19.99 or Buy One Get Second Half Price. Clearance titles £9.99

Colchester

Private Shop

74 Butt Road
Colchester
CO3 3DA

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Licensed

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Decent Lighting

Looked rather utilitarian with austere black boarded windows against stark white walls. The busiest shop I'd been into on the day had a chatty manager.

Adding more sparkle were colourful signs drawing
attention to latest releases, anal, gay,teen, etc.

There was a spacious and well arranged sales area with decent lighting and a big display of DVDs (£20each, 3 for 2 plus 18-rated clearance films in a basket), magazines (£7 contact, £5 hardcore) and a healthy range of toys.

Colwyn Bay

Private Shop

19 Greenfield Road
Colwyn Bay
LL29 8EL

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Review required
Cork The Adult Store

McCurtin Street
The shop is now closed and up for sale

Probably the cheapest in town, again with a great selection and bright and clean with helpful staff. No R18s stocked only American, Dutch and German imports

Cork Secrets

Parnell Place
The shop is now closed

Cork

Jade Winters

Grafton Street
Off Oliver Plunkett St.

Open 10am -10pm

Tel: 00353 21 4270608

Probably the best stocked shop in the country. No R18s stocked only American, Dutch and German. The biggest collection of videos/dvd's with the biggest collection of magazines and toys. The products in this store are continuously changing.

Cork

Utopia

1-2 Lower Oliver Plunkett St.

Lingerie shop

Coventry

Private Shop

78 Far Gosford Street
Coventry
CV1 5DZ

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  Review from The Mystery Shopper, January 2011:

Despite a few little issues, I felt this was a fine example of the Private chain, all credit to the manager.

Cradley Heath

The Adult Shop

19 Cradley Road
Cradley Heath
West Midlands
B64 6AG

Mon-Thur: 9am - 6pm
Fri: 9am - 8pm
Sat: 9am - 6pm

Tel 01384 412070.

Licensed

  Review from Gerry, September 2011: Train to Walsall

It is a small shop just off High Street.

It has a modest selection of DVDs , but very expensive at £30 each and no bulk discount.

Local clients would be well advised to get the train to Walsall and save a lot of money.

  From the shop:

This is one of the best adult shops in the area, nothing is to much trouble for us. If we do not have it in stock we can easily supply from our suppliers.

The shop is light bright and well furnished, and is a pleasure to all who visit us.

Crawley

Pillow Talk

Hazelwick Ave
Three Bridges
Crawley
RH10 1NP

Closed by 2013. Now a pizza shop

Crawley

Private Shop

1 High Street
Crawley
RH10 1BH

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

  News from Gerry, July 2013: Shut

The shop has almost certainly shut as there was an Estate Agents board in the front window

Crawley

XesDesire

4 Ifield Road
Crawley
RH11 7AP

Tel: 01293 525624

  Thanks to James

The first sex shop to be opened in the town. It has a large selection of R18 movies on dvd and video with a good selection of toys & magazines.  It is mainly run by males It is very friendly and helpful

Crewe

Private Shop

74 Edlestone Road
Crewe
CW2  7HD

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  Review from the Mystery Shopper January 2011:

Cheery staff but depleted DVD shelves

Crewe

Temptations

100 Nantwich Road
Crewe
CW2 6AT

Mon-Sat: 9.30am-6pm

Licensed, previously known as Love Boutique

  Review from Jerry, February 2011: Excellent Choice

Small shop 8 minutes walk due west from Crewe railway station.

Excellent choice of DVDs at very good prices.

Helpful manager

Cwmbran

Venus Smiling

2 Central Buildings
Oldbury Road
Old Cwmbran
Torfaen
NP44 3JU

Tues-Sat: 10am - 5:30pm

Tel: 01633 863990

Licensed adult shop

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, October 2011: Very pleasant

A limited range of R18 DVDs were priced at £20 or 3 for £50. There were also £15 DVDs at 3 for £40.

Overall, a very pleasant place to shop, despite its hidden away location.

  News from Venus Smiling, May 2011: Now Licensed

We are now fully licensed and have expanded our range of toys and introduced R18 DVDs and magazines.

  News from Venus Smiling, March 2011: New in Cwmbran

Amanda and Sian have opened a new shop in Cwmbran.

Selling adult fancy dress, lingerie and corsets (up to 6xl), adult novelties and toys, along with some yummy edibles.

 

D

Dagenham

BC Books

4 Bennetts Castle Lane
Dagenham
RM8 3XU

Tel: 020 8252 7232

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Licensed in 2003

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2013: DVDs

Lots of £10-£20 DVDs.

  From BC Books, March 2010: 10,000 DVDs in Stock

BC Books has been trading since 1996 and is considered to have the largest selection of adult DVDs in the country with over ten thousand films in stock.

We cater for all tastes from the latest releases to the old classics. In our collection we have over 2000 gay and 700 bondage titles.

Spread over two large rooms we also stock all the latest marital aids and lots of hot! lingerie.

we are a couple friendly shop and with 15 years experience our friendly staff are there to advise and help.

Why not pop in and see for yourselves.

Private Shop

Becontree Avenue
Dagenham
RM8 2UB

        Licensed. Opened June 2007. Closed by 2013

Darlington

Adults Only

41-43 Grange Road
Darlington
DL1 5NB

Licensed

  Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: Spanking Good

A good shop which has a lot of spanking books and DVDs as well as mainstream.

There's a limited selection of DVDs at 3 for 30 pounds.

Cherry Pie

King Street
Darlington
DL3 6JH
Opened in May 2007. Licensed in July 2007. Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.
Private Shop

Victoria Rd
Reported closed and up for sale in 2011.

SimplyPleasure.COM

71 Bondgate
Darlington
DL3 7JT

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0132 5489325

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Adult X

  Review from Gerry, Nov 2011: A Good Shop

A good shop as per your reviews, and now with a new lady manager.

There's a good selection of DVDs, both at full price, and 3 for 30 pounds.

  Review from Andy, Feb 2009: Friendly and Helpful

I have purchased a few items from this store and although it is a little small it is a pleasant shop to visit.

The goods are displayed in 2 different rooms, adult toys etc in the first room and DVD's mags etc in the second room.

All the staff I have encountered have been friendly and helpful.

  Review from Gus, Sept 2008: Right at Ease

Just been to one simply pleasure store at Bondgate, Darlington, first time in a sex shop the young female assistant was brilliant.

She made me feel right at ease and was very helpful and attended all my needs will defo go back there.

  From Richard: Great Shop

This shop is not sleazy at all. The Sales rep was very helpful and didn't make you feel uncomfortable. Great offers. All around great atmosphere, good bloke, great shop.

Derby

Ann Summers

21 St Peters St
Derby
DE1 2AA

Unlicensed sex shop

Bargain Pleasure

Monk Street
Derby
DE22 3QB

Closed in 2011. Now a hairdresser.

  News August: Asking for repayment

The previous owner of Bargain Pleasure is now asking for the repayment of the unjustified council licence fee. He cited that the hiked fee from 1500 to 4380 was a contributory factor to the closure of the shop.

The owner said that he would put the repaid fee towards opening a new shop in Abbey Street.

Simply Pleasure.COM

132 London Road
Derby
DE1 2SR

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm


Tel: 01332 297469

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, Previously Aphrodite

  News November 2013: Sunday opening before Christmas

Simply Pleasure has applied to Derby City Council to open its store in London Road on December 1, 8, 15 and 22 from 10am to 4pm.

Standard rules for sex shops in the city say they must not open, without previous consent, on Sundays, Christmas Day or Good Friday.

Permission was duly granted.

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Busy, bright and attractive

The inside was busy, bright and attractive. As was the great manageress.

DVDs were £30 with a 3 for the price of 2 offer available.

  News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

  Review from Greg, December 2012: Very Friendly Staff

Very friendly staff.

The shop does discount DVDs and trade-ins.

However not much in the way of magazines. They have stopped doing them almost altogether now with just the odd one or two on sale.

Private Shop

61 Osmaston Road
Derby
DE1 2JH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 
 
map

Licensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2013: Great

R18 DVDs are £25 or 3 for £50. There are some discounted lines at £10.

A great middle-market shop.

  News July 2013: Repaid

Excessive license charges were refunded to the shop after the High Court ruled that councils should not charge more than administration fees for licences.

Derry

Bliss Adult Playthings

Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Closed by 2013

Cupid's Corner

20A Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Tel: 028 71 269100

Adult boutique opened in August 2011.

  News, May 2013: Burgled

The shop made the news in early May 2013 for the unfortunate reason that the shop fell victim to a burglary

  From Cupids Corner, October 2012: Friendly and fun

Cupid's Corner is a new, exciting adult boutique, offering a wide range of adult toys, lingerie and costumes, in a bright, sophisticated, friendly and fun atmosphere;

Naughty Adult Shop

8 Waterloo street
Derry
BT48 6HE

Listed in December 2013

Devizes

Easy Tiger

Sidmouth Street
Devizes
Wiltshire
SN10 1LD

Closed by 2009

Doncaster

The Naughty Company.com

35-37 Copley Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 10am - 4pm

Tel: 01302 340133

Licensed, previously the shop was home to Hot Planet

 Review from Ian, July 2014: Surprisingly big

Location

Very Easy to find right at the top end of Copley Road. There is no car park for this shop but there is plenty of parking spaces on the street. There are actually two Sex Shops on this road. The private shop is located at bottom of street. So one could say they are in direct competition

Store

Was surprised just how big the shop was. Loads of products for sale

  • Sex Toys (Male & Female)

  • Clothing

  • Magazines

  • Lubricants

Very large amount of R18 DVD's for sale. Shop is well presented with DVD's. You're£ gonna have to be incredibly picky not to find a movie that suits you

DVD's start a discount price of £5 for older DVD's and good offers on multiple buys

Staff

Male member of staff greeted me as I walked in and passed the time of day.

Also asked if I needed any help and if any questions just ask him

Not pushy in anyway and just let customers browse. Felt like there was no pressure to buy

I Would recommend this store for anyone local to the area or worth a drive

 Review from Ian, August 2011: Looking Great

I found myself in Doncaster the other day in Copley road and found that the old Hot Planet sex shop located at number 35/37 was now called The Naughty Company.com.

I went inside and found a great stocked licensed sex shop. It had loads of R18 DVDs from £5 upwards and loads of offers on all films. Admittedly, the cheaper films were older titles but they also stocked all the latest titles at £25 each, 3 for £50 or 7 for £100 all with half price exchange.

They also had loads of clothing and shoes at the lowest prices I have encountered. The adult toy selection was huge and all priced the same as on their website.

Overall, I found the staff knowledgeable and non-pushy. The shop looks great and I will be going back again soon, only this time I'm taking the wife with me!

Private Shop

15 Coply Road
Doncaster
DN1 2PE

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed shop.

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Small and friendly

Location

This shop is easy to find. Its on left hand side at bottom of Copley Road. Never been to Doncaster before but sat nav took me straight there.

Store

Compared to Naughty Company, further up the road, this shop is on the small side.

It offers sex toys, clothing, magazines and R18 DVD's. The movies are in genre order but it's not really an extensive range. There's a mix of new and old movies.

They have offers for bulk buying movies and do a good returns policy with money off your next purchase.

Staff

A female member of staff greeted me with a hello and asked if I was looking for anything in particular. I looked around the store without feeling pressured in anyway. She answered any questions I had. Overall very friendly, her porn knowledge wasn't the best, but she was polite

I would have to say, if you're planning on visiting a Sex Shop in Doncaster, I would suggest you visit the Naughty Company, just for the more choice element.

Direct Pleasures

Warmsworth Rd
Balby
Near Doncaster

Closed by 2013

Dover

Private Shop

64 London Road
Dover
CT17 0SP

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed. Review required. Previously a sex shop called Forbidden?

Drogheda

Bliss Adult Play Things

Stockwell Close
Stockwell Street
Drogheda
Co. Louth

Closed by 2013

Dublin

Adult DVD Video Zone

49 William Street South
Dublin 2

Previously Secret Desires.

Basic Instincts

8, Eustace Street
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

Open 7 days a week.

Tel/Fax: +353 (0)1 633 4400

  From Basic Instincts July 2007: Adult Service

We have moved into the old part of Dublin called Temple Bar right in the City centre. In a superbly restored early Georgian building we are located at 8, Eustace Street, Temple Bar.

Our shop is twice as large as our previous one and carry a superb range of ‘Fetish' gear from around the world.

We are 50/50 straight/gay clientel . We have a superb cinema and dvd cabins for personal entertainment in the basement. We can offer luxury apartment rental overhead with 4 suite apartments on offer along with private parking.

We at Basic Instincts provide a complete ‘Adult' service to everybody.

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: Quite impressed

It's a store with a big gay following but I found broad appeal product too. In the back room were gay titles on one wall and straight DVDs on the other, mostly around 60 Euro.

I felt relaxed as I admired lots of strap-ons in leather with bright chrome. Bondage equipment made up one wall and there was a bargain bin of discontinued lines.

Quite impressed.

Capital Video

21 North Frederick Street
Dublin 1

review required

Condompower

57 Dame Street
Dublin 2

  From Alan:

I would like to point out a sex shop in Dublin Condompower. It is a very well run business.

Eurotika

South William Street
Dublin 2
Now a head shop, Nirvana

Glamworld

59 Mary Street
Dublin 1

Review required

Good Vibrations

141 Capel Street
Dublin 1

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006:  Pink

I was very impressed with this retailers pink exterior. Great use of frosted glass and neon made it look very classy.

As well as a good spread of novelty lines and bondage bits, there was a display of books on the floor.

Beyond dolls I found the DVDs, including titles you couldn't buy in the UK for €60, and more mainstream product for €50, all with a 50% exchange option.

On the third wall was a big range of lingerie. Everything seemed well arranged and clean, and I enjoyed the relaxed shopping atmosphere.

Laura Jane

36 Upper Clanbrassil Street,
Dublin 8

Mon-Sat: 10am-10pm
Sun: Noon-10pm

A well stocked store, staffed by really nice helpful guys.
Midnight Blue

Capel Street
Dublin 1
Previously known as Spanish Private. Closed by 2011

Miss Euro 2

324C North Circular Road
Dublin 7

A huge collection to choose from. Toys DVDs and magazines

  News February 2014: For sale

Noted as up for sale, as a going concern, in February 2014.

Miss Fantasia

25 South William St
Dublin 2

11-7 Mon-Fri
11-8 Thur-Fri
11-7 Sat
1-6 Sun

  News November 2010: Unclassified DVDs

The shop assistant in charge of the shop at the time of a police raid was convicted for selling unclassified videos.

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: First Class Window

This was my favourite find in Dublin, not least thanks to a first class window display.

It's an exotic adult boutique style store which got bigger as I discovered room after room. The first was a fashion and fetishwear space. The next had bronze bunny-girls with toys and erotic books. The next room with more clothes, medical goodies and glass dildos led to a piercing studio out back and a DVD room. The range of DVDs stretched from €35 to €80.

I'd like to give this shop 5 stars, but I just can't shake the memory of the rather weighty pricing.

  From Jad:

It has a large selection of bondage, fetish wear, toys, mags vids and dvds. It is a fun friendly shop with a less sterile and more open approach to sex shopping, no bell for entry no white walls! Stocks many things most other Dublin sex shops lack and has a brilliant staff. It also has a piercing and tattoo parlour. I love this shop and definitely think it one of the best in Dublin.

Miss-Tique

South William Street
Dublin 2
Now Nirvana head shop

Secret Paradise

16A Mary 's Abbey Street
Dublin 1

Tel: 0187 29904

  From Secret Paradise, December 2011: Discreet Entrance

Check our large range of Domination gears, Poppers, DVD, Sexual Enhancement Products, Best Brand Toys, Uniforms, Stripper Shoes, Condoms, Magazines and Lubricants.

Private Booth with more than 500 movies to watch and the most important...

We have the cheapest prices in Dublin in a discreet entrance!

Come and Visit Us!

We are located less than 5 minutes walking distance from Jervis Luas Station.

Seventh Heaven

320 North Circular Road
Dublin 7

Review required

Shaunas

5 Aungier Street
Dublin 2

Every day: 9am-11pm

  News March 2013: Prosecution

The shop is being prosecuted for various sexual enhancement drugs said to be based on prescription only medecines.

  From the Mystery Shopper, February 2006: Busy
A busy shop with a long thin layout with glass cabinets that look great. I liked the wood-effect flooring and the smile I'd got as I entered.

They have viewing booths and a limited range of DVDs for €30 displayed facing the €7 magazines.

I liked this shop

  From a reader:  Huge collection

A huge collection of  videos/dvd's covering all tastes. This store also has video booths where you can watch a movie.

  From the shop: Energetic

We are probably the most popular, up-to-date, energetic store in Dublin. Shauna's is the most heavily stocked shop for all ends of the market, i.e. tv, ty, gay, lez, straight and any other type you care to mention, ask any supplier from Barcelona to Amsterdam to Birmingham to London to Budapest to Prague.

Soho Books

8 Wynnefield Road
Rathmines
Dublin 6

Review required
Utopia 2

163 Capel Street
Dublin
  News February 2010: Fire
Utopia was caught up in a fire which broke out in the adjoining Nirvana, a store on Capel Street that sells so-called “legal highs,” It was later reported that the building has had to be demolished

Dudley

Good Vibrations

Unit 1, Little Cottage Street
Brierley Hill
DY5 1RG

  From the Shop, March 2006:

Good Vibrations have now moved to a new address just over the road from where they were. It's a much bigger shop, really well fitted out, stocking lots of dvds, toys and clothes

  From the Shop:

We are a licensed shop DVDs £25 to £30. VHS £15 to £20 exchange available. Loads of toys sexy wear, mags, lotions & lots more. Very friendly atmosphere. Very relaxed.

Dudley

Private Shop

Unit 4, Flood Street
Dudley
DY2 8NT

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

Dundee

Desire

51-53 Albert Street

Unlicensed.

A licence was rejected in November 2005 and again in June 2006

The shop currently sells lingerie and fantasy wear

Dunstable

Secrets Lingerie

16 Albion Street
Dunstable
LU6 1SA

Licensed

  News October 2013: Council zoning excludes sex shops

Central Bedfordshire Council have adopted a morality zone ban on table dancing clubs and sex cinemas but sex shops have been excluded from zoning restrictions.

  News June 2013: Nil Policy

Worries for the shop as the local council opens a public consultation on a nil policy on adult businesses

 From Philip:

I don't know whether they're licensed or not.

They have a massive range of toys and all sorts of lingerie and fetish wear. The proprietor is a very obliging lady, very unlike some of the 'dodgy geezer' types in other shops. The atmosphere of the shop is more like a boutique, is quite compact and on two floors. The ground floor has a back room displaying magazines, though I saw no hardcore on display.

The DVDs and Videos are literally from 'under the counter'. They have both first and second-hand DVDs at either 50 or 45 each - expensive to say the least. But they do have a half-price exchange policy which I've used without quibble. The  selection was rather limited and it was difficult to browse properly when faced with a pile of titles unsorted in any way. So, the good point was the service and  the range of clothes and toys, the bad points are the prices and the display of the DVDs. I also found their web-site rather poor.

     

 

E

East Grinstead Pillowtalk

Railway Approach
East Grinstead
RH19 1BP
Sex shop opened in 2002. Closed in August 2009. Now a dentist.
East Harling
(See also Thetford)
Lush XXX

Lopham Road
East Harling
Norfolk
NR16 2LT
License granted in November 2007 but planning permission initially denied. Reported in 2010 as closed for sometime.

Eastbourne

Ann Summers

8A Arndale Centre
Eastbourne
BN21 3NW

Unlicensed

  News January 2014: Outrage

The store made the local news as a local killjoy whinged about crotchless knickers displayed in the shop window. Eileen Robinson complained:

I am not a killjoy. This shop is in between McDonald's and the Pantomime Theatre shop, it's inappropriate for youngsters and is not acceptable. These kind of knickers are offensive and are a reinforcement of negative views of women's and children's roles regarding domination of sexual identity.

An Ann Summers spokesman apologised and said that it was not company policy to display erotic products in the shop window.

Pillowtalk

Terminus Road

Closed in August 2006

Private Shop

Unit 2, Terminus Buildings
Upperton Road
Eastbourne
BN21 1BA

Licensed and opened in 2008

Secret Desires

93 Cavendish Place
Eastbourne
BN21 3TZ

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 12am-6pm

Tel: 01323 749138

Licensed

  From the shop, December 2005: Kinky uniforms

We now stock a large range of lingerie and kinky uniforms by Wild Designs as well as a large range of leather/bondage wear made exclusively for our stores. We also now stock Honour / Skin Too Rubber etc as well as designer Toys such as the Electrastim etc.

We actually stock about 2000 DVD's and 750 Video's in each store, we will endeavour however to get any R18 DVD for any customer and we do stock from every available distributor / wholesaler in the UK. We get approximately 50 New Release films every week. We also specialise in our range of magazines and 2000 or so toys, lubes, creams etc and likewise will endeavour to get any item a customer may want. We don't however stock a great amount of lingerie or novelties.

All our DVD's are £25-£30 and videos are £20-£25 with discounts available for multiple buys. We exchange DVDs for £10 within 7 days of purchase or £15 thereafter. We have weekly special offers and all out staff are trained and knowledgeable with regards to our products. We pride ourselves on being clean, brightly lit and "female" friendly and also carry a large range of gay DVDs.

We also have a film club whereby we give a free DVD to regular customers who have purchased 5 DVD's, this doesn't require any personal information, simply a password specific to that individual customer. This is a loyalty club. we do after all appreciate and reward our regular customers as many would testify.

  From Mike: Huge range of toys

Secret Desires specialises in R18 films, hardcore mags and a huge range of toys. They stock over 1000 DVDs and the staff are ok, a very female friendly shop.

They also have another slightly larger branch at Hastings with the same name.

Edinburgh

Adult Conceptions

8 Drummond Street
Edinburgh
EH8 9TU

Licensed. Previously Leather & Lace Fantasies

  Review from ETO Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Friendly Manager

New R18 DVDs are mostly £30 with some at £20-25. Older titles are £15.

A three star shop with a friendly five star manager.

Edinburgh

G-Spot

60 Dalry Road
Edinburgh
EH11 2AY

Mon-Fri: 11am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Tel: 0131 337 8498

Unlicensed. Exotic, glamorous lingerie, footwear, dance / club wear and toys.

Edinburgh

Fem 2 Dom

25 Easter Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5PJ

Tel: 0131 623 6969

Licensed. Previously Leather and Lace Fantasies, Ownership connections with Adult Conceptions. Specialises in fetish and bondage gear.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2012: Overall OK

DVDs are £15 for older releases and £30 for the latest.

Overall OK but could have been better

  Review by David, August 2008: Licensing Issues

Was in Drummond Street at start of August. Leather and Lace Fantasies used to sell DVDs and mags downstairs, but this area is now sectioned off.

Seems that they now just stock toys, outfits etc. Unclear if licensing issues have impacted on the current arrangements.

  Review

As the name suggests, they've got a large range of lingerie and bondage gear, sex aids, etc.  On top of this, they have a large range of uncensored American import magazines and a lot of videos.  Of these, only about 40 or so were R18 (though I was last in not long after the changes in regulation) and they had no R18 DVDs, though they said they were going to start stocking them soon, and so may already have them.  A good shop; clean, well lit and not sleazy.  Customer service is pretty good and some of the staff are really helpful.

  From Al

Decided to check this store out, visited the Leather & Lace store in Drummond Street which was staffed by friendly people and had a reasonable selection of mag's, DVD's and a wide range of videotapes (more varied than dvd's as a matter of fact).

DVD's were priced around the £35 mark, but a sign on the counter stated that as of late June, the trade-in service they offered was being stopped and all DVD's would be lowered to £30...not too bad, maybe it was just a bad day for selection.

nice place...highly recommended.

Edinburgh Organic Pleasures

Broughton Street

Previously a luxurious, eco-erotic boutique for women. Now a chocolate shop.

Edinburgh

Private Shops

60 Elm Row
Leith Walk
Edinburgh
EH7 4AQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Perfectly decent

DVDs are £30 with many at 2 for £30 and others at 3 for £30.

A perfectly decent but rather lacklustre shop.

  From the Edinburgh Evening News

Sells videos and DVDs for between £30 and £40, and has a limited number of sex toys for sale. Most of the movies are male-female and lesbian films featuring group sex, and there are a few more explicit films. Some feature fetish sex and pregnant women having sex.

Edinburgh

Q Store

5 Barony Street
Edinburgh
EH3 6PD

Tel: 0131 4774756

Licensed. Primarily for gay men.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2012: Very Relaxed

A huge range of R18 DVDs, straight as well as gay. These are mostly priced at £30 and £20.

A very relaxed shop.

  From the Edinburgh Evening News:

Caters mainly for gay men and offers videos, DVDs and magazines featuring gay sex acts. The shop also offers films and magazines containing images of straight male-female sex.

Edinburgh

Zone Eros

49 Bread Street
Edinburgh
EH3 9AH

Tel: 0131 2290314

Licensed. Previously Erogenous Zone

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2012: Ultimately unimpressive

DVDs were £15 to £30 (with a multibuy of 3 for £80).

Ultimately unimpressive.

  Review from David, August 2008: Comfortable and Relaxed

Decent range of DVDs and mags, with some outfits and toys, too. DVDs appear to be priced at £35 each, with some special offers. Trade in and rental service, too.

Friendly staff when I last visited, and you feel comfortable and relaxed as you browse.

  From the Edinburgh Evening News

The outlet sells a range of pornographic videos, DVDs and magazines from around the world for between £20 and £30. Most of the titles only feature explicit scenes of male-female sex or lesbian sex. Also offers videos featuring gay sex between men.

Ellesmere Port

Scandals Adult Shop

2F Whitby Road
Ellesmere Port
South Wirral
CH65 8AD

Mon-Sat: 10:30-5:30pm

Tel: 0151 3555 252

Licensed shop. Previously All Things Sexy

  News from Scandals Adult Shop, June 2010: A Full refurbishment

Scandals Adult Shop has taken the property over, and following a full refurbishment have just opened this week.

Stocking a full supply of the latest titles, quality toys and lingerie, this shop is like our main shop in Birkenhead, stylish with male and female staff that are professional, well trained, and able to advise on the perfect product.

Couples and ladies friendly.

Evesham Adam and Eves

Port Street
Evesham
WR11 1RF

Closed

Evesham

The Taboo Shop

32 Port Street
Evesham
WR11 1AW

Mon-Thu: 9.30am-6pm
Fri-Sat: 9.30am-8pm

Tel: 01386 45139

Opened Dec 1st 2006, fully licensed.

From Taboo, July 2008: Touch, Feel and Enjoy

The shop itself is fitted with beech slat wall with cream inserts leading down to tile flooring in marble effect. Chrome grid wall separates the DVDs from the toys and lingerie, We carry over 1500 DVDs on display, and customers can browse without feeling they are being looked at by others looking at toys or lingerie.

Glass cabinets carry the best sellers like rabbits, glass toys and so on. The front window also has chrome grid wall on the inside and this area is mainly for our range of leather products, like whips and bondage gear.

We are now in our second year at Evesham, and we have been a great success not only with locals but surrounding areas. We encourage people to touch, feel and enjoy. In other words we not only give them advice on any product we sell, but remove it from the box, insert batteries and show them the product features, good and bad points. By being straight forward, and honest we have a lot of repeat customers and new customers from recommendation.

Exeter

Private Shop

133 Fore Street

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm) 

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Previously Fantasy World

Thanks to Richard, December 2005:

Do not buy anything from these people.. I've known this chain of shop since around 1990 and they are still cowboys. Do not confuse them with the Spanish porn production company, Private, who are a superb and reputable business.

The Exeter shop is not the worst I've seen, however if you go in with a coupon from a newspaper they will tell you "no, no - we aren't involved in that offer.." or if you try to get a 50% credit on their (way-overpiced) dvd's you will be told: no - you should have read the sign more carefully, we only exchange like-for-like.

Save your money - go to Simply Pleasure at  the other end of town or if you are looking for porn mags, you'll find the "Read & Return" bookshop just opposite.

Exeter

Simply Pleasure.COM

156 Sidwell Street
Exeter
EX4 6RT

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm


Tel: 01392 258 589

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Previously Love Shack

  Thanks to Richard, December 2005: The biggest and brightest

Simply Pleasure is probably the biggest and brightest sex-shop in the south-west. The staff are courteous and helpful and never do that irritating - hovering behind you "are you looking for anything in particular, sir" - routine. It's a nice shop.

They don't stock many porn mags because at the other end of town is the excellent "Read&Return" bookshop which has a really big porn mag section at the back of the shop -buy new or used.

For hardcore dvd's though, Simply Pleasure is well stocked. Prices as I recall are £45 each or £60 for 2 ( not sure tho) which is a lot, but you can return a dvd (with receipt!) to get a 50% credit on another one. It's the sex-toys that are the main feature of the shop - prices are high (as is always the case if you don't buy mail-order), but they make a point of trying to stock good quality sex-toys that really work ( ask them about the new high tech multi- feature vibrators!). Top marks also for being female/couples friendly.

The shop is difficult to find if you don't know your way around Exeter so take a street map (don't say I didn't warn you!) but there is a small pay-parking zone just outside the shop which is very convenient. One last thing - you might want to take your own bag if you are a little self-concious. They may have changed plastic bag designs by now, but the old "love-shack" branded plastic bags were anything but discreet!

 

F

Folkestone

Lacies FGL

127 Dover Road
Folkestone
CT20 1NL

01303 240470

Unlicensed glamourwear shop

  From Lacies, March 2007: Glamourwear

We stock a large range of lingerie, Victorian and Edwardian corsetry, shoes, a wide range of sex toys and adult magazines.

We are specialists in Transgender

Folkestone

Private Shop

105 Dover Road

Open: Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm (Fri 8pm)
Sun:

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licensed

Review required

Frome

Passion Box

The Old Bakery
Woolworth Yard
Saxonvale
Frome
Somerset
BA11 1PS

Tel: 01373 474757

licensed

 

G

Galway

High Society

Lower Abbeygate Street

 Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Good Selection
Good selection, good price... good selection of toys, the best shop for bondage gear,

Staff just left me to it until I approached them. Don't have to ring a bell or anything for entry, (Oh, and the sales assistant was incredibly good looking!) Ranks 2nd.

  Thanks to Bellinda, May 2006: Cheery Shop

The proprietor was really nice and explained all kinds of stuff, there was plenty of choice of toys, DVDs, videos, and even kinky underwear. I would have thought this would be embarrassing, but it really wasn't.

The guy explained the workings of all sorts of gadgets, including vibrators and all kinds of things for men. The selection is really good, and my friends tell me that it's price wise the best in Galway too.

All in all: Cheery shop on three floors, huge selection, nice guy working there (good looking too! ;-) ) - not the least bit sleazy, I give it a definite thumbs up!

Galway

Jade Winters

Unit 3
Liosbaun industrial estate
Tuam Road

2pm-2am

  News May 2008: Cinema
Hit the news with claims that there is a cinema on the premises showing unclassified films. There are also video viewing booths

  Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Aimed More at Guys

Huge selection of DVDS, some lingerie (in some larger sizes), reasonable selection of toys, but everything seems to be slightly overpriced. No bondage gear (unless you include handcuffs).

Not a bad shop, but definitely aimed more at guys than girls! Ranks 3rd.

Galway

Pillow Talk

4 Buttermilk Walk

  Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: Watched

Very small shop, lots of DVDs and Mags, but not much of a selection of anything else!

I felt really uncomfortable in here! Kinda has a sleazy feeling about it. I felt like I was being watched the whole time! Least favourite.

Galway

Sarah Jane's Underworld

20 Upper Dominick Street
Galway

 Review by Krystal, Jan 2008: My Favourite

Definitely my favourite shop, didn't feel at all embarrassed, was just like doing grocery shopping! When I entered, the sales assistant asked me to leave my bags at the till, and said if I needed any help to just ask him, the left me to it until I approached him again.

Wide selection of toys for both guys and girls, and lingerie (though no large sizes.) Some bondage gear. Sales assistant was very helpful, opening packaging for me etc. Ranks 1st.

Gateshead

Pulse & Cocktails

Blaydon Business Park
Tundry Way
Gateshead
NE21 5SJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

  News September 2008: Licence Restored
Pulse & Cocktails' sex shop licence was restored in court.

Magistrates in Blaydon said: Even if we had found the [no pornography advertising] condition had been breached we would still have set aside the revocation as we feel that Mr Kidd runs his business in a responsible manner.

We believe Mr Kidd would not knowingly breach the condition, and when the alleged breach was brought to his attention he immediately took steps to have the advertisement removed.

  News April 2008: Licence Revoked

Pulse & Cocktails' sex shop licence was revoked in April 2008 in a ludicrous response to complaints about posters for the shop.

Pulse & Cocktails has appealed and the case will be heard in September. In the meantime the shop is continuing to trade.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Massive Superstore

This is now a newly licensed and fully refurbished massive superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has one of the largest adult film departments with over 5,000 different DVDs covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films.

There is also huge range of XXX books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Pulse and Cocktails is situated at Blaydon Factory Shop near. There is ample free parking outside and around the store on the industrial estate.

Gillingham

Playtime

138 High Street
Rainham

Sister shop to that in Sheerness

Glasgow

The Adult Shop

247 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G4 0TP

Tel: 0141 552 9774

New for 2011

  Review from The Adult Shop April 2011: Biggest all round stock in Glasgow

Run by Tommy and Joe, both former managers of Private Lines, we will be carrying the biggest all round stock in Glasgow. We are friendly and discreet and extend an offer of 10% off (or a free gift of similar value - at our discretion) to anyone who mentions melonfarmers

We offer a wide range of:

  • Sex toys, Rabbits, vibrators, DVDs, vibrating strap ons, strapless strap ons, hollow strap ons, realistic dildos and dongs, glass dildos, vibrating vaginas and butts, love dolls, penis developers, cock cages, cock rings, anal probes, butt plugs, vibrating butt plugs, double enders and much, much, more.
  • Poppers, Action spray and cream, Delay spray and cream, Stop Stop cream, Enlargo cream, Female Climax Cream, various lubes, Flavoured lubes, flavoured massage oils, The Original Blue Pill, SMC 600 pheromone spray and much, much, more.
  • A full range of Bondage gear, Restraint wear, sexy lingerie, latex and PVC wear. We are constantly getting new stock in, and can get what we don't have in stock, next day. We should have a changing room up and running by the end of May

Agent Provocateur

213 Ingram Street
Glasgow
G1 1DQ

Mon-Wed :10.30am-6.30pm
Thurs: 10.30am-7.30pm
Fri-Sat:10.30am-6.30pm
Sun: Closed

Tel: 0141 221 2538

Unlicensed

  Review from The List, Oct 2007: Busby Berkeley

Entering the newly-opened Agent Provocateur  store on Glasgow's Ingram Street, with its complex, splendid set pieces, concept lighting and legions of housecoat-clad glamour girls, is a bit like shopping in a Busby Berkeley musical. Busby probably wouldn't have got the display cases of glittering whips past the censors, right enough.

‘The Agent Provocateur experience is about avoiding that very British prudery, where we insist on categorising anything to do with sex as sleazy or smutty,' said their spokeswoman Jacqui Soliman.

The Barras

36 Bain Street

Sat-Sun only: 9am - 4pm

Tel: 07985 607470

sales@glasgowbarras.co.uk

News from the shop, July 2006: Busted

The Baras has been busted for not having a licence, (Glasgow have a rights abusing policy of refusing licences anyway)

Still operating for now though.

From the shop, April 2006: Ben Dover Toys

We are now selling a large range of adult toys and we also run adult promotions such as speed dating, and adult party nights, also we will be stocking the new range of Ben Dover toys

Our new special offers are
3 DVD's for £25
10 DVD's for £75

From David:
Cool Smoking Section

They sell a wide range of products from toys DVDs and also a cool smoking section

Clone Zone

Virginia St
Glasgow

Closed, now Luke & Jack

DVD and Video Exchange

180 Saltmarket
G1 5LA

Tel: 0141 552 0070

Review required
Joy 4 Us

Dixon Street
  News from Stuart, closed by July 2007

Luke & Jack

45 Virginia Street
Glasgow
G1 1TS

Tel: 0141 552 5699

A new store which took over from Clone Zone in 2010

  Review from Joanna, April 2012: An amazing shop

Walk into most sex shops and what do you see? Plain walls, with scruffy looking boxes and crude or lewd pictures.

This isn't what sex shops should be. They should be sexy, alluring, and most of all, as undaunting as possible.

Luke and Jack is an amazing shop which goes above and beyond everything Clone Zone ever did when they owned the shop.

When you walk into the shop, there is a wide range of magazines, mostly (but not completely) aimed at LGBT clientele and books. As well as the usual erotic novels, they have books on sex, such as guides to anal/lesbian sex, strap ons, and more, books on queer culture and films, and an absolutely stunning range of erotic photography books. This theme is continued throughout the shop, with photos and other artwork lining the top of each wall, and sold at a reasonable price. Also in the opening of the shop, there a is wide range of jewelry for sale, as well as some kinky, funny and erotic cards.

It's not until you reach the corner of the shop that you realise that the main part of the shop is a sex shop. With a wide range of sex toys, arranged prettily against some nice, classy wall paper, and some extremely helpful members of staff on hand to provide information, advice, and order items in, the shop is the sexiest sex shop I've ever been to.

I was slightly disappointed by the lack of sex toys for women, but they had a small amount and were willing to order in anything I wanted.

As I left, I asked whether the shop continued downstairs - no, the Virginia Gallery is downstairs, with some beautiful pieces of art which wouldn't be displayed elsewhere. the gallery only adds to the classy service provided at Luke and Jack.

Luke and Jack is well worth a visit,

  News from Luke & Jack, February 2011: Mainly gay but all are welcome

Luke & Jack is a gay owned business filling the gap that Clone Zone left behind. Although aimed mainly at the gay and lesbian market ALL are welcome.

We provide a personal shopping service that matches customers to the right product. We are also proud to be the first UK shop-in-shop for Mister B providing quality leather, rubber and fetish wear.

And that's not all. At the same location we have The Virginia Gallery, an exhibition space in the basement beneath the shop.

Me-licious

4th Floor, 90 Mitchell Street
Glasgow G1 3NQ

Tel: 0141-221-6449

Boutique

Review required 
Party Times

Party Times

212 London Road
Glasgow
G40 1PB

Daily: 10am-5pm

Tel: 0141 552 8300
Email: partytimes212@aol.com

Party Times Glasgow

Any reader of the Melon Farmers Website will be entitled to 10% Discount on all DVDs, videos, toys, shoes, boots, lingerie, rubberwear & lube.

  Review from SP, May 2010: Discreet

We visited Party Times in Glasgow for the first time in April 2010.

It wasn't like a sex shop from the front window.

We found the staff very helpful and friendly . We also ordered an item over the phone and it was immediate delivery. We also got 10% discount for mentioning melon farmers. Would recommend a visit. Not sleazy like another shop we tried nearby.

Best sex shop we have been in UK.

  Reader review: Best one in Glasgow

My girlfriend and I went into the shop we found it great. we were very welcome. They had a good selection of toys, DVD, outfits, lube, magazines and a lot more. We bought some toys and they were great, the staff were very helpful and you get a 10% discount if you mentioned you were on the melonfarmers web site. I would recommend this shop to any one. Best one in Glasgow.

  From Aly & Shelby, November 2005: Deserving our business!

My wife and I have been living in America for a few years and are used to huge sex superstores, so we were a little worried about finding quality toys, outfits etc on our return to the U.K.....

We need not have worried, Party Times may be a smaller store with a more limited range of products but this little gem has all the essential...even our favorite brand of lube!

The staff are very friendly, the prices are great (yes they do give the10% discount too!) and they have all the toys you will need for lots of fun plus a nice line of sexy lingerie too.

We have been twice already and Shelby has found 2 great new toys and we will keep going back for more! Please try this shop everyone, they deserve our business!

  Reader's review, October 2005: Top class

I've never been too keen to go to a sex shop before and it's only after finding this list that I would give it a try. I had a little drink to get up the courage but needn't have bothered. Party Times in Glasgow was a treat to go into. Nobody bothered me when browsing, but were quick to help when I needed it. Top class. I will go back with no qualms. Don't listen to the quote above that states you wouldn't know it was a sex shop - It does mention on the door over 18's only.

I didn't even mention reading Melonfarmers to claim the 10% discount. They did it anyway!! A really nice experience. Cheers!

  From Gus: Helpful

I found the staff very helpful and chatty. I bought my wife 2 toys which she enjoyed very much. It's a shop which we will go back to in the near future
Private Lines

Gallowgate
Now closed

Silks & Secrets

308 Argyle Street
Glasgow
G2 8LY

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

Exotic wear, lingerie, shoes, DVDs and more...

SoHo Glasgow

281 Gallowgate
Glasgow
G4 0TR

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun: 11am - 5.30pm

Tel: 0141 552 0540

Selling sex toys for men, sex toys for women, magazines and books.

  From SoHo Glasgow, April 2014:

New Owner - New Trendy Interior - New Staff and Fantastic Atmosphere.....the locals are loving it already!!

SoHo Glasgow......Has a Huge selection of sex toys, vibrators, cock rings, lubes and a variety of adult toys of from brands you love! You can now Shop our huge selection of new porn movie releases and bestselling adult DVDs, in the Stylish New Look Shop.......Every Day

  From Soho Books, December 2011:

Situated in the Gallowgate, Soho Books Glasgow is one of Glasgow's original Adult Stores with up to date stock & products.

Check in store for our special offers & sale products.

  From Soho Books

Soho Books has had a complete revamp and looks brilliant! Still the buzzer for staff safety but you just have to see the place.

Temptus

344 Victoria Road
Glasgow
G42 7RP

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Tel: 0141 423 1199

  News March 2008: Mean Minded Glasgow
The shop was raided in mid March by the mean minded authorities of Glasgow who thrive on denying adult entertainment from their citizens

  From Temptus, March 2008: Novelties

From drinking games great for birthdays, to naughty novelties and hen essentials, the perfect gifts are in Temptus.

It's cheeky, cheerful fun at the cheapest of prices…and with over 130 novelties to choose from.

Its not about sex, its about great sex.......and thats what we are about too!! We might be a very small shop, but we are packed with naughty fun goodies, and look forward to welcoming you.

Temptus also has the full Anna Span range of DVD's, a selection of erotic fact and fiction books, and lots of sexy DVDs and magazines.

Mail Order catalogues available free to over 18s

Tramp Lingerie

Tramp Lingerie

70 Howard Street
Glasgow
G1 4EE

Daily: 9am-6pm

Tel: 0141 204 0345

Tramp Lingerie

Lingerie boutique opened in October 2011.

Gloucester

Private Shop

Unit 7 Ashville Trading Estate
Empire Way
Podsmead
Gloucester
GL2 5HY

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri 8pm)

map

Licensed

  Review from David, May 2010: All very pleasant

The Private Shop has moved from the cattle market to their new location which is MUCH bigger and more organised!

Plenty of parking, and the last few times I've been in there, it's been run by two ladies.

All very pleasant, with a large mag and DVD section.

  Reader review

The shop is located in a small precinct of shops next to the cattle market.  A general market is held there on Wednesday's and Saturdays so parking could be a problem.

The shop itself is relatively small, only a medium sized room for a selling area.  It is run by a man and woman, presumably husband & wife who are quite friendly.  They stock hardcore magazines at £15 each or four for £30. Their hardcore VHS format videos are £40 each or four for £100.

(videos are generally £20 in London, magazines <= £10)

I didn't price the DVD's but I presume they will be more expensive than the videos.

They sell the usual range of dildos and sex toys at the usual sex shop prices.

Pulse & Cocktails

Chase Lane Ind Estate
Eastern Avenue
Gloucester
GL4 6PH

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank Hols: closed
 

Previously Adult Warehouse. No longer listed on Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Relaxed Shopping

This large store in Gloucester is an excellent, one-stop shop and offers a very relaxed shopping environment with sound advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a large, separate film department on the first floor, which is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced

Turn off Eastern Avenue opposite the fire station into Eastern Avenue Industrial Estate. Immediately turn left and then onto Chase Lane, do not head for Eastern Avenue Industrial Estate, follow the road for approx 100 yards running parallel to Eastern Avenue. The road swings right past an MOT centre and we are in the square of Industrial units called Chase Lane Industrial Estate. This is a perfect location for a discreet shop!

The industrial estate has a shared car park so customers can park anywhere in the car park

Gosport
(See also Portsmouth)
Private Lives

Forton Road
Gosport
Opened August 2006, applied for licence which was rejected on October 2006. License rejected again 2008. Closed in 2009

Gosport

Utopia

353 Forton Road
Gosport
PO12 3HF

Mon-Wed: 10-6
Thurs: 10-8
Sat: 10-6

Licensed

  From Andy, March 2006:

A subtle shop on the outside I didn't even know it was there. Its fully licensed and although a little on the small side its well presented and had
a good range of stock.

Prices were very good for toys and the normal £30 for DVD's and 2 for £50

The staff were very polite and willing to give assistance when asked. All
packaging was discrete and even gave me free batteries! I'll definitely be visiting again with the girlfriend.

Grantham

(See also Stoke Rochford)

Pulse & Cocktails

43 London Road
Grantham
NG31 6EU

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

No longer listed on the Pulse & Cocktails website in 2014

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Modern Store

This spacious and newly refurbished, modern store in Grantham offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

This store has a separate clothing and novelty section, which stocks a good assortment of sexy lingerie, stockings and uniform.

The range of sex toys is excellent and many are on display to touch in the ‘turn on and try before you buy' area.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

We are on London Road, only one minute from the town centre, opposite Farm Foods and Choices Video.

There is plenty of free parking outside the shop.

Gravesend

Pillowtalk

148 Parrock Street
Gravesend
DA12 1EY

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01474 334226

Review required

Gravesend

Private Shop

36 Queen Street
Gravesend
DA12 2EE

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Review required

Grays

The Adult Store

23 Broadway
Grays
Essex
RM17 6EW

Tel: 01375 399255

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Previously a Private Shop. Under new management from November 2009

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, July 2013: Friendly Manager

The shop seems to be connected with BC Books in Dagenham.

There's a friendly manager who knows what he is talking about

  From The Adult Store, March 2010: Totally transformed

The shop has now been totally transformed with over 4000 DVDs catering for all tastes.

There's a dazzling array of sex toys that will blow you away. A new addition is a large range of lingerie stylishly displayed.

This shop is a pleasure to browse for couples and singles alike. So come on down and give us a try. Our professional and friendly staff are there to help.

Great Yarmouth

Midnight Lady

Midas House
The Conge
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1PJ

Tue-Sat: 10am-6pm

Opened in 2006 selling toys and lingerie

  News from Suzy, July 2011: Moved

The shop has relocated from its old Battery Road location to new premises at Midas House, The Conge.

Great Yarmouth

Private Shop

3 Howard Street North
Great Yarmouth
NR30 1PD

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

map

Licensed

  Review from Suzy, July 2011: Revamped

Now open 7 days a week, including late night openings during the week and on Saturdays, this small but friendly shop has an excellent selection of R18 DVDs, dirty magazines, toys and poppers.

Manager Dave offers discreet, polite service to all-comers and last year the outside of the building was tidied up, with smart new signage, in an attempt to promote a more couples friendly image.

Great Yarmouth The Sex Shop
Closed in 2007

Great Yarmouth

Velvet X

5 South Market Road
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2BQ

Previously known as Fantasia

  Updated from Velvet X, April 2011:  Smoother

The shop name has been changed from Fantasia to Velvet X.

Velvet X carries a large range of DVDs. The shop also has extensive ranges of toys and sexy clothing including shoes.

The shop takes pride in their friendly staff, saying that they are easy to get along with, and are always happy to help customers feel at ease in the shop.

Greenhithe

Kent

Ann Summers

Bluewater
Greenhithe
Kent DA9 9ST

Mon-Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 9am - 9pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed. Shop details updated August 2014.

Grimsby

Little Amsterdam

22 Freeman Street
Grimsby
DN32 7AA

Tel: 01472 501554

Mon-Sat 9.30-5.30

Licensed. The shop was closed on a visit in February 2013 but this did not look permanent.
Grimsby Private Shop

Grimsby Rd
Grimsby

Closed by 2013. Now a travel shop

 

H

Hadleigh

Intim Eurostyle

393 London Road
Hadleigh
Benfleet
Essex
SS7 2BY

Tel 01702 555407

Open
12:30-19:00 Mon-Fri
10:00-18:00 Sat

  News July 2009: Longer Hours

Intim, on the outskirts of Hadleigh town centre, currently opens from 12.30pm to 7pm during the week and from 12.30pm to 6pm on Saturdays

The owner applied to Castle Point Council for permission to open the shop from 9am until 9pm, Monday to Saturday.

  From Intim:

When looking for Essex Sex Shops we are the longest established in the County, having been in Hadleigh Essex for over 30yrs. We offer a pleasant one stop adult shopping experience, now stocking everything you would expect to find in a quality licensed shop including a superb range of quality sex toys r18 dvds and r18vids all in a modern shop with the joy of customer parking to rear of shop. Truly independent of any group or ex staff of any large group we aim for customer satisfaction.

As Melon Farmer fans, we offer 10% discount to customers with this printed detail.

Halifax

Temptations

51 Crown Street

  Review from Claude, April 2006: Throwback
I visited Temptations in Halifax a week ago. I was enticed into the shop with the promise of 1/2 price DVDs, Upon entering I found a throwback to the 70's! This dark and moody shop stocked DVDs and videos that covered EVERY topic you could imagine at a price of £40 each or 3 for a £100. There were about 3000 titles to choose from.

The guy behind the counter wasn't a modern shop keeper but a surly guy  who offered me a Bully Boy Vibrator for £45 - no discount but he'd give me Free Batteries! I asked about the 50% discount and he told me the prices had been cut in half already.

I found a very strong German film and purchased it. Not a couple friendly adult outlet, just a seedy sex shop full of porn!

Halifax

Private Shop

13 Crown Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

 

Harlow

Private Shop

Cawley Hatch Shops
Pinnacle Business Park
Elizabeth Way
Harlow
CM19 5AN

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10anm-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

licensed

Hastings

Secret Desires

13A Prospect Place,
Hastings,
East Sussex
TN34 1LN

Tel: 01424 430122

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

From the shop: December 2005:

We have just opened a new store in Hastings town centre which is also fully licensed,

This store has a themed dungeon display area, and stocks a vast range of lingerie including the full Wild Designs range, we also stock a large range of fetish wear by Honour / Skin Too & a large range of leather / bondage wear & accesories made exclusively for our stores and unavailable anywhere else.

The store carries a large range of toys, pumps, aids, creams, lubricants etc and will attempt to get any item available upon request. We also stock approximately 500 R18 DVD's and will try and get any available film upon request.

Has unlimited free parking spaces immediately outside the shop

Hastings

Secret Desires

9 Moorhurst Rd
Castleham Ind. Estate
St Leonards
East Sussex
TN38 9NA

Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 10am-8pm

Tel: 01424 851212

Licensed

  From Mike

This shop is amazing and the staff are fantastic and have managed to get almost any DVD I have asked for if its available. They have about 2000 DVDs always in stock and as is great because you are left totally alone to browse, toys are on display to try and help make your decision and the range of creams and lubes is amazing. Very brightly lit and whenever I have been there, a mixture of couples, men and women are there shopping. A great shop.

  From the shop:

We actually stock about 1500 DVD's and 750 Video's in each store, we will endeavour however to get any R18 DVD for any customer and we do stock from every available distributor / wholesaler in the UK. We get approximately 50 New Release films every week. We also specialise in our range of magazines and 2000 or so toys, lubes, creams etc and likewise will endeavour to get any item a customer may want. We don't however stock a great amount of lingerie or novelties.

All our DVD's are £25-£30 and videos are £20-£25 with discounts available for multiple buys. We exchange DVDs for £10 within 7 days of purchase or £15 thereafter. We have weekly special offers and all out staff are trained and knowledgeable with regards to our products. We pride ourselves on being clean, brightly lit and "female" friendly and also carry a large range of gay DVDs.

We also have a film club whereby we give a free DVD to regular customers who have purchased 5 DVD's, this doesn't require any personal information, simply a password specific to that individual customer. This is a loyalty club. we do after all appreciate and reward our regular customers as many would testify.

Haverhill

Naughty But Nice

40a Queens street
Haverhill,
Suffolk

  From Andy

Well laid out with a good stock at realistic prices. Mark, the store owner is an all round good egg. Now has web site with on line purchasing. R18s stocked

Hemel Hempstead

Private Shop

193 London Road
Apsley
Hemel Hempstead
HP3 9SE

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10anm-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed

  News January 2012: Side door

The shop made the news after it installed a discreet side door. The main street front door was apparently overlooked by a pub, where the locals would raise a light hearted cheer every time the sex shop door opened.

Hertford

SWALK Adult Store

8 Market Place
Hertford
Herts
SG14 1DF

Tel: 01992 501762

Lingerie/Sex Shop licensed in June 2006. Previously SA Lingerie.

  News April 2010: Closing Down

SWALK Hertford is to start selling off its remaining stock at half price after announcing it is to close down. The owners will now concentrate on an online business, IOS Games currently enjoying success with Sexopoly.

High Wycombe

Giggles Party Shop

2 Swains House,
Flackwell Heath
High Wycombe
HP10 9BN

Party shop with an unlicensed adult section

Hitchin

Pulse & Cocktails

21 Cam Square
Off Wilbury Way
Hitchin
SG4 0TZ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank Hols: Closed

Previously known as Sixx

  Review from Pulse & Cocktails: One-Stop Shop

This is a good sized, one-stop shop in Hitchin and offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

Free private car park at this store

Holyhead Good Vibrations

William Street
  News June 2011: Shop closed after it did not attract sufficient trade.

  News, January 2009: Licence Granted

Hove

See also Brighton

Taboo

8 Blatchington Rd
Hove
BN3 3YN

Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm

Licensed, previously Pillowtalk, and before that Ignition.

  News December 2009: Taboo

Brighton based Taboo have taken over the shop and it will re-open under the new branding on 18th January 2010

Hove

Lacies FGL

164 Portland Road
BN3 5QL

Tel: 01272 710656

  News September 2010: Closing

Lacies have decided not to renew their lease and will be closing from 1st October 2010. They will continue at their Folkestone branch.

  From the shop, Sept 2006: Transgender

Whilst not licensed we do sell a whole range of sextoys, adult magazines We also sell PVC and Corsetry made locally art Axfords in Brighton.

Primarily we are specialists in the transgender item.

Huddersfield

Empire X

 

Empire X
Adult Cinema Club

80 John William St
Huddersfield
HD1 5AA

Shop:
Mon-Sat: 11am-8pm
Sun: 2pm-7pm

Cinema:
Mon-Sat: 10:30am-10:30pm
Sun: 1:30pm-9:30pm

Films change Tuesday and Friday

Mon & Thurs with Striptease: £10.00 (conc. £8.00)
Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun: £9.00 (conc. £7.00)

Membership is £5.00 per year.

Tel: 01484 540978,
Email: empirex@btconnect.com

www.empirex.co.uk

See also

www.up247.co.uk
 

Licensed sex shop and cinema

  News September 2013: Fees reduced

The shop will benefit from a licence fee reduction. A court recently ruled that councils must base licence fees on administration costs and cannot be used to raise cash for other purposes.

  From Empire X, January 2013: A wide variety of adult films

The main adult cinema studio 1 also offers striptease on Monday and Thursday. Our second adult cinema 2 studio shows a wide variety of adult films.

Our facilities also include a coffee lounge & 2 smaller rooms showing a wide variety of adult films.

  From Empire X, 2003: The cinema club shows R18 videos.

The shop is new only 10 weeks old the cinema club has been here for 22 years. We have a large stock instore approx 300 titles in Video and DVD with a further 500 titles to order 7 Days turnaround.

The cinema club shows R18 videos.

  Reader Shop Review: A Class Act

Large selection of DVDs and Videos which are all £20 each, £10 trade in on each disk when you buy another so it can be used just like a rental store.

Staff are great, do not hassle and there is never any pressure. A class act.

John's Books

322 Manchester Rd
Huddersfield
HD4 5BR

Licensed

  News September 2013: Fees reduced

The shop will benefit from a licence fee reduction. A court recently ruled that councils must base licence fees on administration costs and cannot be used to raise cash for other purposes.

Private Shop

70 Bradford Road
Fartown

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  News September 2013: Fees reduced

The shop will benefit from a licence fee reduction. A court recently ruled that councils must base licence fees on administration costs and cannot be used to raise cash for other purposes.

Hull AdultNation

Beverley Road
  News from Al, May 2009
AdultNation is now closed

Hull

Gwenap

Princes Avenue
Hull
HU5 3RX

The cherished shop was one of the first in the country to sell sexy underwear when it opened in the 1930s. Closed on 15th January 2013.

Hull

Private Shop

263 Hessle Road

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Review required

Hull

Pulse & Cocktails

Courtney Street
NR Mount Pleasant Retail Park
Hull
HU8 7QF

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

 Review from Pulse & Cocktails: One of UK's Largest
This massive superstore is split into two departments

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced..

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure then this massive store in Hull is the one for you. This is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

The store is very easy to find – it is the large yellow building on the right hand side, 500 yards further along from Mount Pleasant Retail Park.

Large free private car park at the store

Hull

Pulse & Cocktails

Westboiund carriageway of the A63
South Cave
Near Hull

Open 7 days a week

Opened in February 2014.

  From press reports of the opening

The refurbished Little Chef building is now serving up a menu of sex toys, lingerie, adult DVDs and a range of hen party costumes, novelties and games.

Boss Graham Kidd said: Our new store is aimed at couples wanting to spice up their sex lives. The store has been specially designed to create a modern, spacious and female- friendly atmosphere for couples to shop together.

Hull

Simply Pleasure.COM

171 Ferens Way
Hull
HU1 3UA

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm

Tel: 0148 2219812

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

Licensed

  Review from Al, May 2009: Best in Hull

This is in my opinion the best adult shop in Hull. It is situated directly opposite the train and bus station and has the best prices.

The best thing about this shop is that the woman who runs it REALLY knows what she is doing...sadly she employs a woman who often has trouble finding the DVDs for the empty case you've chosen, and an irritating man who asks if you're alright every 2 minutes without fail which gets very annoying. The owner is extremely friendly though, you can ask her anything and she will not embarrass you and make sure you know that she's heard much worse!

The amount of toys is quite small compared to Pulse & Cocktails, but they are generally far cheaper and the buy 2 toys, get 1 half price deal is hard to beat.

There are also fantastic deals on pre-owned DVDs... £15 per dvd or 3 for £30 on most used DVDs and £10 per DVD or 3 for £25 on the others.

I would definitely recommend all Hull residents who are interested in this sort of thing visit it before anywhere else!

 

I

Ipswich

Pulse & Cocktails

68 Upper Orwell Street
Ipswich
IP4 1HR

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun: 11-5pm

Licensed. Previously known as Sixx
  From Louise, November 2009: Unimpressed
I went in here a couple of years ago and it was a great experience, I was served by the manager (who was male) and he couldn't have been more helpful. I ended up getting everything I wanted (and a few extra bits and pieces), and at the time there was an offer on toys so it actually didn't work out too expensive. It was so clean, friendly and welcoming I wish I could have stayed all day!!

However, I recently returned to the Ipswich shop and it couldn't have been a more different experience. For a start the display in the window is nothing like your photo, the lights weren't on, the display was bare and to be honest I wasn't sure whether to try go in as I thought it may be closed down.

My boyfriend went upstairs to look at DVD's whilst I looked downstairs (toys and clothes).

As I went through to the back part of the shop it was bare to say the least, the shop looked like it had been in a robbery, boxes were ripped and hanging off pegs. The carpets were filthy and there was a horrible damp smell.

My boyfriend later told me the managaress had been very pushy trying to sell DVD's and had made him feel very embarrassed about being there.

If you want a relaxed, pleasant experience do not go here. I will definitely be looking for recent reviews on other adult shops in my area.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Relaxed Environment

This store in Ipswich is an excellent, one-stop shop and offers a very relaxed shopping environment with sound advice available from the shop manager.

The store has an excellent range of sex toys, games and novelties along with a good assortment of lingerie, stockings and uniforms.

The store has a large, separate film department on the first floor, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

The store is located in the town centre on Upper Orwell, which is between Star Lane and St Margaret's Street. From the former Martin and Newby building head straight along Upper Orwell Street and the store is situated a further150 yards on the left.

There is ample town centre parking and Cocks Lane Car park is only 100 Yards past the store on the same side of the road.

  Reader review: Much Better Shop

Sixx is now closed- but in its place is a MUCH better shop called Pulse and Cocktails. It is quite expensive, but it only uses female staff, so is great for women to go in as they are very friendly.

Downstairs (cocktails) they have a toy section, that you can try out (not in a rude way!) their rabbits. They also have other toys and clothes, condoms, lube, magazines, etc.

And upstairs (pulse) is all videos and dvds, with no sales assistant up there- so you do not feel silly looking at dvds with your boyfriend!

This is a great shop and I would certainly go back again.

Private Shop

71 Norwich Road
Ipswich
IP1 2EP

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm (Fri 8pm)

Previously Secrets, now taken over by the Private Shops

  News, January 2014:

The shop made the news when a shop manager was convicted of theft

 

J

 

K

Kettering

Private Shop

25 Market Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Review required

Kidderminster

SimplyPleasure.COM

51 Blackwell Street
Kidderminster
DY10 2EE

Mon-Thu: 9.30am-6pm
Fri-Sat: 9.30am-7pm

Tel: 01562 68856

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

  News Oct 2007: Displaying Concern

Plans for a window display at a Kidderminster sex shop have come under fire amid fears it could offend the town's Muslim community.

But the owner, himself a Muslim, today said the fears were unfounded. Simply Pleasure.com has applied to change its licence so it can display items such as lingerie in its Horsefair store.

But the move has led to protests from both a councillor and a church leader in the town who say it could offend both Muslims and other members of the community.

Kidderminster

Taboo Adult Toys & Lingerie

57-58 Blackwell Street
Kidderminster
DY11 2EE

Mon-Thu 9:30-6
Fri-Sat 9:30-8

Tel: 01562 823231

customerservice@taboo.co.uk

Has a well stocked shop with very large range of R18 videos & DVDs. Orders online are cheaper and get to you within 2 or 3 days max.

Kilkenny

Cherie Lee

The Basement
41 Parliament Street
Kilkenny

review required

Kilmarnock

Lovelust

3 West George Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 1DH

Tel: 01563 534977

sales@lovelustdirect.com

An unlicensed adult gift store which opened in September 2009

  From Lovelust, December 2009: Sexy in Ayrshire

Lovelust has a new raunchy range of lingerie, which is very popular due to customer requests. We also cater for Stag and Hen Nights.

Lovelust's main priority will always be bringing fun and keeping it sexy in Ayrshire.

A wide range of fun and sexy stuff is available to buy online and free delivery is available within the Kilmarnock area. Or if you prefer you can browse our new glossy catalogue which is available in store.

Kings Lynn

Adult Warehouse logo

Adult Warehouse

Unit 2, Beveridge Way
Hardwick Narrows
Kings Lynn
Norfolk
PE30 4NB

Adult Warehouse shop

Mon: 9am to 6pm
Tue: 9am to 7:30pm
Wed-Fri: 9am to 6pm
Sat: 9am to 5pm

Tel: 01553 776242

www.adult-warehouse.net
 

Licensed

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2011: Price Update

Most DVDs are £26 with multi-buy options of 3 for the price of 2. New titles are £30. DVDs can be returned for £10 off the next purchase.

There are also bargain DVDs at £10 and £15.

  From Adult Warehouse, March 2008: Lots of Toys

Over 1000 R18 DVD titles in stock, Evil Empire, Ben Dover, Red Light District, Hustler, Marc Dorcel & lots more.

DVD's from £15

DVD Offers, Buy 1 get 1 free, Buy 2 get one free, 5 DVD's for £50.

Lots of toys and a big range of fetish items.

  Review from Ray, July 2007: Endorsement

Been there this morning and would endorse everything Paul says including about the Missus enjoying going (mine that is, not his!).

Nice shop, pleasant staff, excellent selection and sensible prices.

  From Paul: Excellent store

Excellent store with everything including R18 DVDs and Videos. They also do an exchange service allowing £10 off your next video or DVD when you take the others back. It's easily found at the end of an industrial estate on the outskirts of Kings Lynn, so out of the way of prying eyes etc. Not at all seedy and also very helpful plus non pushy. Well worth a visit ...even the missus enjoyed going! We will be going back again...and again!

Kings Lynn

Private Shop

41 Norfolk St
Kings Lynn
PE30 1AH

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Licensed

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2011: Welcoming

Standard DVDs are £20 with multi-buy options of 3 for £40 and 8 for £100. Premium titles are £25 with multi-buy options of 3 for £50 and 7 for £100. There are free mags for DVD buyers.

A welcoming shop to explore

 

L

Leamington Spa Private Shop

High Street
Leamington Spa
Unlicensed shop raided and closed in October 2008

Leamington Spa

Stone the Crows!

64 Regent Street
Leamington Spa
CV32 5EG

unlicensed

  Review from Mystery Shopper, January 2011: Gift Shop

Gift shop with a few lines that may of adult interest

Leeds

SimplyPleasure.COM

6a Lower Briggate
Leeds
LS1 4AF

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0113 2457979

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Adult X

  Thanks to Emma: Very cheery

I've only been in once to look for fetish wear..

The Lady who (as far as I'm aware) owns the shop is very cheery, very helpful and a great laugh.

She even offered myself and my friend a cup of tea and biscuits.

Leeds Adult Shop

344 Dewsbury Road
Leeds
LS11 7DJ

Tel: 0113 2762416 

Mon–Sat 10.00 – 8.00
Sun 10.00 – 5.00

Review from Eddie, August 2006: Doll Collection

This is a fairly rundown shop in a run down area, which could do with a bit of modernisation.

This shop is definitely orientated towards the Male market, not women or couples.

It has a fair selection of DVDs/Videos, and a good selection of sex toys.

The owner has dedicated the cellar to a large selection of sex dolls.

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
164 Briggate
Leeds
LS1 6LY

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 9am-7pm
Sun 12: 11am-6pm

Tel: 0113 242 6967

leeds@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty in Leeds

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

See also news and views about
Nice 'n' Naughty

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Originally Clone Zone, licensed since 2006 but became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  News March 2012: 3 Owlies Awards for Nice 'n' Naughty in Leeds

the owlies logoThe Leeds 5th annual LGBT awards, affectionately known as The Owlies took place on 28th February 2013. These awards celebrate and congratulate individuals and groups who have made outstanding contributions to the Leeds LGBT community. Business's such as pubs, clubs and retail, as well as the health services and volunteers are all included.

Nice 'n' Naughty Leeds walked away with two Owlie awards on the night for best venue manager (Jon Bishop) and best venue worker (Craig Roe)

As well as the standard awards, Nice 'n' Naughty Leeds were initiated into the Owlies Hall Of Fame.

  News April 2009: Only Dedicated Gay Store in Yorkshire

Nice 'n' Naughty Leeds opened in march 2009 and is the only dedicated gay licensed adult store in Yorkshire.

The store is run by friendly and an award winning gay staff that understands the needs and requirements of the gay community.

Nice n Naughty Leeds stocks the biggest selection of gay R18 DVDs in Yorkshire, including labels such as Triga, Bel Ami, Butch Dixon, Dark Alley and many more.

The shop stocks books and magazines including Gay Times and Diva, along with a huge selection of Aroma's, herbal Viagra's, herbal highs, creams lotions and potions!

You will also find a large selection of underwear, briefs, trunks, jocks and thongs-Plus. Nice 'n' Naughty also stock Bum Chums, an underwear range made locally in Yorkshire.

All this plus toys of all shapes and sizes, douches, pumps and strap on's including brands such as Fleshjacks, Rocks off and Electrastim. Then there's bondage wear, bondage toys, rubber, leather and the biggest selection of lube and condoms you will see in Leeds!

Private Shop

209 North Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun 10am-4pm

Review required

Pulse & Cocktails

Armley Road
Off Armley Gyratory
Leeds
LS12 2DR

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: One of UK's Largest
This massive superstore is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night product.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 6,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

From the Armley Gyratory head towards Armley on the dual carriageway. Take the first right (approx 400 yards) onto Old Armley Road so you are heading back on yourself, the store is slightly elevated 300 yards on the right.

Large free private car park at the store

  From a reader: Supermarket

I can tell you it is clean almost like a supermarket. Friendly staff and all you could need in the range of products.

Pulse & Cocktails

Vicar Lane
Leeds
LS2 7JF

Closed by 2014

Leicester

Frontline Books

73 Humberstone Gate
Leicester
LE1 1WB

Sat 10-4

Tel 0116 2512002

Frontline Books is the East Midlands' largest radical bookshop.

Our sexuality section includes gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender books; and books about polyamoury, erotica, bdsm and fetish.

In Harmony

126 London Road

Tel: 0116 254 4156

(An ABS Group shop)

Review required

Private Shop

116 Granby St

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-6pm

map

Licensed

Review required

Simply Pleasure.COM

25 Narborough Road
Leicester
LE3 OLE

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 0116 2543883

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  Press coverage, January 2014: Bright and Clean

People think sex shops are just for weirdos and perverts. But, really, this is just like any other store. It's bright and clean. It's just that we sell a different product.

By Andy Brewin, Simply Pleasure's shop manager in Leicester

See article from leicestermercury.co.uk

A Taste of Amsterdam

25 Narborough Rd.

Tel:  0116 254 3883

Review required

Leytonstone

Little Amsterdam

Kirkdale Road

Unlicensed

Review required

Lichfield

Pulse & Cocktails

A38 Northbound
Lichfield
WS13 8RE

Mon-Fri 9am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Licensed

Limerick

Adult Shops Ireland

7 Ellen Street,
Limerick

 

Limerick

Underworld Adult Store

Unit 1a Mungret Street,
Limerick

 

Limerick

Unzipped Adult Shop

28 Little Gerald Griffin Street, Limerick

 

Lincoln

Private Shop

68 High St

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

 

Lincoln

Pulse & Cocktails

Old Little Chef
Gainsborough Road
Lincoln
LN1 2LX

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank Hols: 11am-5pm

  From Pulse & Cocktails, April 2007: Saxilby Little Chef
Formerly a Little Chef restaurant, this brand new store near Lincoln is one of Pulse & Cocktails exciting new stores. It is a bright and spacious store that offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the shop manager.

The range of sexy lingerie is excellent with raunchy sets, sexy costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products.

There are hundreds of sex toys at this store literally from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area.

The store has a separate film department, which is DVD heaven with over 2,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also a good selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

This store is incredibly easy to find located next to the filling station on the A57, Gainsborough Road approximately one mile from Saxilby.

The store has a very large car park with a separate entrance and exit ideal for coaches and lorries.

Lincoln

SimplyPleasure.COM

72 High Street
Lincoln
LN5 8AD

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01522 545 197

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Adult X

Littlehampton

Private Shop

22 Surrey Street
BN17 5BG

Mon-Thu: 9.30-6pm
Fri: 9.30-8pm
Sat: 9.30-6pm

Review required

Liverpool

SimplyPleasure.COM

62 London Road
Liverpool
L3 5NF

Mon-Tue: 10am-6pm
Wed-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun:11am-5pm

Tel: 0151 7030720

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

  Licensed in 2004 as Adult X

Nice 'n' Naughty

Seel Street
Liverpool
L1 4BB

Closed in March 2013.

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
16 Colquitt Street
Liverpool
Merseyside
L1 4DE

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Tel: 0151 708 9207

liverpool2@nicennaughty.co.uk

Liverpool  Colquitt Street store

Take a peek into the shop

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year

 

The store opened February 10th 2007.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  Review from Suki, February 2014: Best by Far

I have now been in all the adult stores in Liverpool and know that Nice'n'Naughty are the best by far, and their customer service in exceptional compared to other stores in Liverpool,.

  From Jay, March 2007: North South Divide

What an unbelievable difference walking into the new Nice 'n' Naughty in Colquitt Street Liverpool.

I went into the shop last week with my wife and could not believe the difference in this shop compared to other sex shops.

It is the first time I have been into a Nice 'n' Naughty  shop and I have to say that if all other sex shops were up to this standard especially in the South of England the shops would be a pleasurable experience.

The range of rabbits, DVDs, lingerie, outfits, shoes and other goodies was excellent.

The staff were so friendly and helpful not the usual smelly tattooed oaf you get in the shops in the south.

It has given me and my wife a total new shopping experience, its just a shame that the shop is so far away from where we live.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty: Boutique

Plans have been unveiled for the county's first ever fully licensed adult boutique in Liverpool, aimed specifically at women.

Fast-growing adult retailer Nice n Naughty is opening a plush city centre lingerie and accessory store where hanging baskets will adorn the exterior and an appealing shop window display will be the first in Liverpool for more than a quarter of a century after licensing chiefs lifted previous design restrictions on sex industry retailers.

The Colquitt Street premises will boast a special relaxation zone where customers can enjoy refreshments as part of a warm and welcoming shopping experience that also features a demonstration area, complete with giant plasma screen showcasing the latest erotic fashion wear.

Store Director Simon Prescott explained: This will be our 10th store across the north west of England and Wales, and it is the first in the country to be designed specifically for females and couples. The exterior design and general atmosphere will have a much softer female appeal and all the staff will be ladies apart from one male worker.

Sexy clothing, wigs, boots and shoes will be some of the many items available.

Private Shop

63 Moorfields
Liverpool
L2 2BP

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed

  Review from Suki, February 2014: Distracted

Last week I was out and about shopping in Liverpool with a friend, we stumbled upon Private adult shop. Me and my friend couldn't resist going in for a nose round as neither of us had been in there before.

We walked through the door and the sales assistant who was on the phone made no eye contact. Browsing through the very small toy section and the assistant who was still on the phone was now shouting his whole conversation all over the shop. He was getting angry with the person on the other end of the phone he didn't even acknowledge that we were in the shop.

I have now been in all the adult stores in Liverpool and know that Nice'n'Naughty are the best by far, and their customer service in exceptional compared to other stores in Liverpool,.

Scandals Adult Store

304 Derby Road
Bootle
Liverpool
L20 8LN

Mon-Fri: 9-6:30pm
Sat: 9:30-6pm

Tel: 0151 9221234

New for summer 2010, woman and couple friendly store.

  From Scandals, July 2010: Pride in quality

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products. This coupled with high quality service, expert product knowledge and discretion we can help and advise you to choose the perfect product from our wide array of products.

We also stock a huge selection of sexual health products and are knowledgeable and able to assist you in finding the correct one for you

Special Moments Erotica

Erotica House
Rice Lane
Walton

 Presumably closed by 2012

Loughborough

Private Shop

27 Nottingham Road
LE11 1EU

Tel: 0870 444 8963

Licensed UK Sex Shop. Previously Chameleon

From Philip, October 2005:

The last time I visited (early October), I found they had been taken over by Private. The shop had been closed for a month in August - September time but re-opened pending a refit.

I must admit my heart sank when I saw the change. However, the selection of DVDs was at least as good and the prices cheaper than they were before. The guy behind the counter was the area manager (Steve) who said the shop was going to have a facelift to make it 'a more pleasant place to shop'

He said they would stock around 600 more DVD titles and the prices would be even cheaper.

Maybe things are looking up for Private, normally a chain I avoid if possible.

From Philip:

This shop is in two rooms with more security cameras than staff. The front door opens on to a room displaying erotic lingerie and fetish wear; the back room has display racks of Videos, DVDs and magazines - the vast majority being hardcore.

There is also a limited display of toys in this room. However, the prices are superb - 25 for a DVD from a top US studio. They wanted only 35 for a 'Rambone' dildo which is amazing There are some gay and bi titles stocked.

I bought 2 DVDs. The discs are placed in the packs by the guy at the counter who was very obliging by sex shop standards. They do a 10 exchange, so each DVD could effectively cost 15. Their web site is pretty good too.

I notice this shop is also run by a woman; I guess you can tell. The good points with this shop are the prices and the display of goods. They don't really have room for a greater selection, but
it's good enough. I shall go back to this one, they deserve to do well.

Loughborough

Simply Pleasure.COM

81 Nottingham Road
Loughborough
LE11 1ES

Mon-Sat: 9am-7pm

Tel: 01509 231819

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  From Philip, February 2006: And the Choosing is Easy

The As a change I tried 'Simply Pleasure' in Loughborough, which happens to be only 200 yards from the Private shop.

I recall the lady who ran Chameleon saying 'You should see how much a DVD costs up the road!', implying they were expensive. Well, if they were, there's nothing like a little competition to lower the prices.

The shop suffers, as does its competitor, from the lack of decent parking. You're limited to finding a gap in the side streets; the shop in question is exactly on the apex of the junction of the main roads, so you have to find some parking in the roads behind the shop and walk a little.

Once you've made the effort and found somewhere to park, it's worth it. The shop has a small entrance partitioned off from the rest of the shop. Once in, it's brightly lit and all in one room. There is a great selection of DVDs (all major studios) and most tastes are catered for. They ask £30 per DVD but buy 2 and you get one free, so its 3 for £60 which is the price you can expect to pay in most shops now.

There seems to be a good selection of toys and mags, though they were not my main focus on my visit. They had a good selection of 'Score' DVDs, so if you're into big tits, this shop is for you. The guy behind the counter was friendly without being over the top.

I'll go again, it was well laid out and made choosing easy.

Lowestoft

Private Shop

17 Commercial Road
Lowestoft
NR32 2TD

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Review required

Luton

Cheap Adult DVD Centre

24 Stuart Street
Luton
LU1
2SL

  Previously Foxy Lady

  Review from Pat, March 2007: Huge Stock of DVDs

As the last reviewer stated, there is a huge amount of adult DVD's on offer, covering just about everyone's taste, with £20 being the standard/maximum price. There were some cheaper ones that they were trying to get rid off, but they also seem to run a DVD rental service as well now, so you don't have to buy.

Friendly, funny guy serving too, which along with the good stock, makes you want to return to the store again.

  Thanks to Jason, Dec 2006: Highly Recommended

The cheap adult dvd store has a massive selection of films well over a thousand, probably nearer to 1500.

I'm a gay guy and the selection in that department is about 200 titles. £20 to buy and a tenner to exchange, they also had old vids 3 for a fiver, mental.

The guys were very friendly and even gave me a free local magazine that had a cover price of £7. Highly recommend the place, and as Jim's review says, the guy offered me a exchange for £5 if it was back in 7 days

  Thanks to Jim, Oct 2006: Cheap Adult DVD Centre

Foxy Lady has changed into the cheap adult DVD centre. much cheaper, DVDs start at 10 quid, then go to 15 and then all other titles are 20 including all new titles.

They don't stock clothing anymore and all DVD exchanges are a tenner. all videos cost ten quid to buy.

The staff has changed and sad to see the girl Gemma gone but I found they guy in there a laugh. He also told me that if I brought my DVD back within 7 days he would exchange it for a fiver.

Luton

Private Shop

74 Wellington

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Review required

Luton

XXX Zone

21 Wellington Street

Tel: 01582 431430

Review required

 

M

Macclesfield

Private Shop

77 Chestergate

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Review required

Maidstone

see also Aylesford

Ann Summers

50 Week Street
Maidstone
ME14 1RR

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sat: 9:30am - 6pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, June 2014: Underwhelmed

I expect Ann Summers to be a bit more accomplished than this.

Pillow Talk

Bank Street
Maidstone
ME14 1SD

Unlicensed. Closed by 2014
Pillow Talk

Upper Stone Street
Maidstone
Licensed. Now closed

Private Shop

Week Street
Maidstone

Licensed. Closed by 2014

Vibez

See Aylesford

 

Manchester

The Adult Film Factory

Hilton Street

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010

The Adult Shop

5 Paton Street
Manchester M1 2BA

Licensed
The Adult Shop

Hulme Hall Lane

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010

Big in Amsterdam

Tib Street
Unlicensed. The owner was jailed in 2008 for selling hardcore DVDs without a sex shop licence.

Clone Zone

36-38 Sackville St
Manchester
M1 3WA

Mon-Thur: 11am - 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am - 9pm
Sun 12: noon - 7pm

Tel: 0161 236 1398

Licensed

  Review from Eve, April 2010: Expensive

This shop is really the pits.

They were selling underpants for £45 and they were just plain and nothing special, The R18 titles were very expensive at £39.95 and the toy selection hadn't been dusted in years.

I asked a member of staff for help choosing my toy for the weekend who just snarled at me from behind the counter and said I wouldn't know what a women would want! (baring in mind they are trying to sale lesbian mags and books!).

My friends popped around the corner to another store and got a couple of DVDs for £10 each.

Helen Berlin
Fetish Fashion Exchange

Oldham St
Manchester
M4 1LW

Reported as closed in Feb 2009.

Nice 'n' Naughty

Bloom Street
Manchester
M1 3LY

Opened 31st October 2005. Closed in March 2014.

Nua

49 Tib Street
Manchester
M4 1LS

Unlicensed shop opened in 2004

  From bodyconfidential.com, Dec 2008:

The owner explains how her intention was to create a sophisticated environment where men and women could shop for erotic products. The focus is on high quality, elegance and of course, fun.

The vibrator selection is excellent and really shows how the design and innovation of these products has er, ‘come on' in recent years. There are of course the obligatory rabbit vibrators, but as well as these there are Rock Chick and Mantric vibes designed by women and the more high end LELO products, which are rechargeable, popular and really very cute. They look like very ergonomic mobile phones. As well as the vibrators, there is a super selection of strap-on harnesses and dildos, spanking paraphernalia, oils, gels and beautiful glassware.

Options

Wilmslow Road
Didsbury
  Seems to have closed
PlayDreams

Poland St Industrial Estate
  Formerly Fetish UK. Seems to have closed

Private Shop

54 Oldham Street

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

 
The Triple XXX Factor

Oldham Street

Unlicensed shop raided in November 2010

Mansfield

Private Shop

19 Ratcliffe Gate

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Review required

Mansfield

Simply Pleasure.COM

2 Station Road
Mansfield
NG18 1LP

Mon-Sat: 9am-5.30pm

Tel: 01623 420425

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, previously Promises, Promises

Review required

Margate

Pillowtalk

12 Marine Drive
Margate
CT1 9DH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Tel: 01843 299122

Licensed

Margate

Brief Encounters

13 Marine Drive
Margate
CT1 9DH

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Tel: 01843 290992

Licensed in May 2010

A new Lifestyle store for gay and straight gentlemen

Margate

Private Shop

55 Northdown Road

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun 11am-5pm

map

Review required

Middlesbrough

Simply Pleasure

Linthorpe Road
Middlesborough
TS1 3QS

Closed by 2014

Private Shop

14 Borough Road

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Licensed

  From the Mystery Shopper November 2010: Busy

I Liked this busy shop

Milton Keynes

Foxy Lady

28 Watling Street
Fenny Stratford
Milton Keynes
MK2 2BL

Mon - Fri: 10am to 7pm
Sat: 10am to 6pm

Tel: 01908 379147

Foxy Lady has been established in Milton Keynes for over a decade.

 From Foxy Lady, February 2013: Fantastic Stock

We have a fantastic stock of adult DVD's, magazines, toys and lingerie.

Look at our video on Touch Local - Milton Keynes

 From Foxy Lady:

We consider ourselves to be very customer focused and helpful. We are more than happy to help anyone no matter what they need or want (within reason). We also welcome people in to the shop to just have a look and see the kind of stuff we do. Anyone wanting to pop in for a chat is always welcome...

Each week we have a managers special whether it be 3 for 2 on DVDs or a discount on toys there is always a deal to be had.

  From Dave:

Licensed shop has been there for a few years and has an excellent range of DVDs, with most subjects catered for. There is a good range of toys and the shop staff are very friendly. I would recommend it. DVDs are from £15 each.

     

Morecambe

Just a Treat

19 Yorkshire Street
LA3 1QE

Review required

Morecambe

Sin-til-Late

13 Queen Street
Morecambe
LA4 5EQ

Licensed

  News, October 2009: More Enticing

Sin-til-Late have asked Lancaster City Council to vary their licence so they can create a more 'enticing' display with 'lingerie, hosiery, fancy dress costumes, lotions, potions and novelty items'.

The strictly over-18s store also sells pornographic DVDs, sex toys and sexual aids, but owners say these would not be placed in the window.

N

Naas

Xanadu

Basin Street

Review required

Neath

Little Amsterdam

Windsor Road

Review required

Newbridge

Xanadu

Middle Eyre Street

3pm-10pm

  From Kildare Nationalist, May 2006: Maximum Privacy

A small premises with a dark façade, possibly designed to offer maximum privacy to those going in there. There is no window display but signage over the doorway advertises that the shop sells “DVDs, toys, hen and stag party packs and lingerie”.

Getting inside requires that you press a special buzzer before being admitted. The interior is small and dark and, apart from one limited display of sex toys and party packs, the vast bulk of the shelving is occupied by DVDs.

The films that make up most of the shop's stock are clearly of a graphic nature, complete with explicit pictures on the front

The DVDs cost between €30 and €60 and all appeared to be for sale, with no indication that they could be rented out. Nor was there any sign of the “lingerie” that was advertised for sale outside the shop, although it may have been available on request.

Newcastle

 

4play

4play Adult Store

25 Prudhoe Street
North Shields
NE29 6RA

Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm

4Play sex shop

Tel: 0191 2966969

Email: sales@ilove4play.co.uk

www.ilove4play.co.uk

 

Licensed. Previously Tickled Pink

 From 4 Play, September 2013: All the Latest

Visit our New extended store to view our huge selection of stock including, Fetish Clothing and Accessories, Vibrators, Rabbits, Dildos, Strap-On's Lingerie, Masturbators, Novelty goods, Aromas, Lubrication, Herbal Viagra, Ladies Dress Up, Love dolls and much more we also have a Big selection of R18 DVDs.

Visit our store or log onto our website at www.ilove4play.co.uk

Newcastle

Amy's Attic

58 High Street
Easington Lane
Newcastle
DH5 0JN

  From Amy's Attic
Amy's Attic offers a wide range of BDSM & fetish products, clothing in PVC, latex & leather. We are constantly adding new lines of Equipment, furniture & toys. Extensive range of hoods & masks, electro sex kits & toys, body bags, cock rings, tit clamps, whips and restraints. We have 100's of excellent products to add so please visit regularly. Amy guarantees a discreet and friendly service.

Newcastle

Cheeky Cherubs

42 Hartside
Leamington
Newcastle
NE15 8BZ

 

Newcastle

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
62–64 Scotswood Road
Newcastle
NE4 7JE

Mon-Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun: 11am-6pm

Tel: 0119 221 2571

newcastle@nicennaughty.co.uk

Newcastle Nice n Naughty

See also news and views about
Nice 'n' Naughty

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Licensed. Originally Clone Zone but became Nice 'n' Naughty in early 2009.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  Review from Torrens, July 2012: Second to None

I visited the Newcastle upon Tyne Nice 'n' Naughty store for the first time recently and found the customer service to be second to none.

While looking at the product I was interested in, I was approached by a very friendly sales lady, who offered me advice and showed me the alternatives available in such a professional and friendly manner. She attempted to upsell a more expensive product but certainly not in a pushy way, only explaining the benefits over the product I had chosen.

A definite recommendation for this store.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty December 2011: Outstanding Range

Here at Nice N Naughty Newcastle we have something to suit everyone, catering for all, with our outstanding range of toys, clothes and R18 DVDs.

  News April 2009: Catering for All

Nice 'n' Naughty will cater for people of all sexual orientations: straight/gay/lesbian/bisexual/TV/TS. So Nice 'n' Naughty will be sure to welcome both new and existing customers.

Knowledgeable, well trained staff are always on hand to offer customers help and advice.

Newcastle

Sven Adult Books

20/22 Scotswood Rd

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

(Private Shop)

Review required

Newport
Gwent

Bookends

situated near the indoor market.

Tel:01633 263290

email: bookends@madasafish.com.

It has a fair selection but the dvds are outnumbered by the videos. Prices are 30 quid for vids and 35 for dvds. They have an exchange service.

Also a small selection of magazines (about £4.99) and Taschen books. Smallish selection of toys offered.

Friendly atmosphere not at all sleazy or pushy.

  From Russell:

It is a great shop. the staff are friendly. Because it is upstairs in a normal book shop going in and out is discreet. All in all I recommend it to any one. It is well lit and bright not dark or sleazy in the slightest.

Newport
Gwent

Private Shop

16 Cardiff Road

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

Review required

Newport
Isle of Wight

Private Shop

59 Pyle Street

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Review required

Newquay

Private Shop

The Old Print House
Read 41 Bank Street
Hooper's Lane
Newquay
TR7 1DG

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

Newry

MissBehavin'

21 Saint Marys Street
Newry

Review required

Newtown
Powys

Domanix

Agricultural House
Kerry Road

Review required

Newtownabbey

CBC Dstribution

Unit 2, Building 9
Central Park
Mallusk
Newtownabbey
BT36 4FS

Tel: 028 9084 9007

Northern Ireland's first licensed sex shop

  Review Aug 2007: Lingerie, toys, magazines & DVDs

There are various lines in lingerie, PVC and rubber outfits and a range of novelty adult gifts which would be popular for hen and stag nights. As you move further into the shop the shelves stock multiple condoms and lubricants as well as sex toys.

Right at the back are the magazines and DVDs.

  News June 2007: Northern Ireland's First

Northern Ireland's first legally operated sex shop has opened on the outskirts of Belfast.

Newtownabbey Council has granted a licence for the business, which is based in a Central Park industrial estate in Mallusk.

Owner David Christie said: There were some councillors who had issue with the application. But I must applaud the council for making what is a brave decision, given all the hype and attention that has been focused around licence applications that have been made in the country.

Newtownards
Northern Ireland

Naughty Adult Leisure Wear

2a Meeting House Lane
Newtownards
BT23 7AA

Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-5.30pm

Tel: 028 91 819091

forplay-ni@hotmail.co.uk

  From Naughty Adult Leisure Wear, March 2006:

Recently moved from North Street premises.

We have moved to our new store, it is several times the size of are old shop. It is very bright and trendy, big selection of toys, pvc, latex, lingerie, uniforms, shoes, boots, dvd's and lots more.

Call for our new mail order catalogue.

  From the shop, 2005:

Very clean and bright shop, very woman friendly shop. nice staff, large range of toys, lingerie, uniforms, pvc, latex, shoes & boots, hen and stag night, DVDs, mags, fetish S/M. mail order catalogue.

North Shields

Tickled Pink

25 Prudhoe St
NE29 6RA

Tel: 0191 296 6969

  From the shop, February 2006:

We have been her 5 years in March, and became a licensed sex shop in July 2005.

We have very friendly female staff able to give good advice on all adult toys. We also sell Lingerie and Uniforms.
We have very wide range of DVD's and Videos from popular Suppliers, and are very very reasonably priced and offer great 'Offers for DVD/Videos' Example:
3 DVD's £60or 6 for £100 or £24.99 for 1. Videos are £14.99 each and 3 for £40.00 or 10 for £100.00 - All DVD's/Videos R18's.

Tickled Pink has a lovely atmosphere and very helpful Staff as many people we have found are 'wary' of coming into a 'sex shop' especially first timers.

Northampton Rights Marital Aids
Wellingborough Road
NN1 4D2
Looks likely to have closed

  Thanks to Nick

Shop environment and stock range not quite as good as Playmates but worth a visit – prices however are also £35 for a DVD so the same comments apply.

Northampton

All Things Adult

84 Wellingborough Road

  Thanks to Nick

Well lit & tidy if a little worn looking.  Not too many films in stock and only 1 or 2 of each film – the shelves looked rather bare!  Films from major labels (Private etc) and some stuff I hadn't seen before.  Price £30 - £35 per DVD – less if more bought

Northampton

Private Shop

8 Regent Square

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Review Required

Northampton

Simply Pleasure.COM

86 Wellingborough Road
Northampton
NN1 4DP

Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01604 634445

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Playmates
  Review from Nick (II): Well Laid Out

simply pleasure northamptonHaving recently visited the shop in Northampton I was pleased at the bright interior and layout.

The manager Lisa left me to myself when browsing which I was happy with and I was impressed by the selection of DVDs available.

Downstairs has a good selection of DVDs and a good number of magazine titles as well as the range from we-vibe, whilst upstairs is a slightly limited range of vibrators, strap-ons, bondage equipment and fetish outfits. It's a small space up there, they fill it quite well.

I asked Lisa if she could order a couple of titles they didn't have and she looked into it and found she could. The DVDs arrived a couple of days later and were included in the three for £50 deal they have on. They have started offering 7 DVDs for a hundred and are doing a loyalty card along the lines of buy ten at full price, get one free. Two stamps for fifty pounds and so on...

All in all the shop is well laid out, the manager is very helpful and the shop well located.

  News October 2011: Window Shopping

As with all sex shops across Northampton, Simply Pleasure in Wellingborough Road currently has a blanked-out front window.

But the Dorset-based firm applied to Northampton Borough Council for permission to show off lingerie and “club wear” in its window and, despite concerns, the authority’s licensing committee this week approved the plans.

  Thanks to Nick (I):
Well lit, tidy ‘high quality' shop.  Good range of DVDs and other stuff – very good for DVDs in fact except for the prices which are very steep compared to London - £35 for DVD, £30 for video.  Perhaps others negotiate but I decided to get the same DVDs next time I am in London for £20 each....

Worth visiting if you aren't traveling far

Norwich

Private Shop

39 St Augustine Street
Norwich
NR3 3BY

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2013: Friendly

DVDs mostly £25 (3 for £50). Others £25 (3 for £60) and £15 (3 for £30).

A friendly and helpful manageress edged the shop into 4 star territory.

Norwich

SinSin's Lovestore

2 Charing Cross Rd
Norwich
NR2 4AL

Unlicensed shop

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2013:

A significantly improved store (from 2005)

  From Michael, Jan 2006:

Excellent shop, no R18s, much more of a couple friendly shop. All staff are knowledgeable about their range of toys etc, and if you have any fetish needs they can help out there too.

  From Paul:

Good range of toys, gear and lubes for both male and females + jokey novelty stuff. Staff seem sort of young and could be off putting if looking for serious stuff. Worth a visit though, but it is near the centre of Norwich near a busy street, so not for the shy. Didn't see any  R18 videos or DVD's. Bit of an Ann Summers sort of shop and not at all seedy. Worth a visit if in Norwich.

Nottingham

The Adult gift Shop

Long Row
Nottingham
NG1 2DH
Licensed. Closed by March 2012.

  News from The Adult Gift Shop, March 2012: Sorry We're Closed

The Adult Gift Shop was a fully licensed sex shop that used to be based in the Hockley area of Nottingham, UK, but then moved closer into the city centre. Unfortunately, due to the council increasing our licence renewal fee to a massive £11,100 we were forced to close the store. The store is still trading online.

Delta Love Productions

147 Radford Road
Hyson Green
Nottingham
NG7 5EH

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun: 12pm-5pm

Tel: 0115 9783567

Licensed

  News July 2014: Licence Renewal

The owners of Delta Love said they had bought in some new items on the back of Fifty Shades of Grey but had sold about a dozen. One owner explained: 50 Shades of Grey didn't give us such a big boost. It was really for about a week and then it went back to normal.

They were speaking after a licence to run the shop was renewed by Nottingham City Council.

  From Delta Love Productions, Jan 2007: New Management

Delta Love Productions is now under new management and has increased its DVD stock to over 1000 titles, with a good range of adult toys etc in stock.

DVDs start from £15

We are a licensed shop in our seventh year.

Private Shop

81-85 Upper Parliament Street
Nottingham
NG1 6LD

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed since 2004.

  News May 2014: Licence renewal

The annual licence is due for renewal and no objection shave been received. And the licence was duly granted with the requirement to maintain CCTV surveillance of customers entering the shop.

  From International Displays:

A new look Private shop has recently opened in Nottingham. It was fitted by International Displays and shows a great leap forward in retail displays for the Private group. The store has been open for a number of months now and has been very well received by customers and employees alike. I'm sure your readers would be very interested in visiting this store to see what it has to offer.

Supermags

Alfreton Rd
Nottingham
NG7 3JR

Unlicensed and closed by October 2012.

Nuneaton

Private Shop

82 Queens Road

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Nuneaton has a new sex establishment. A fully licensed shop. Deals in hard videos + dvds. 50% exchange deal in operation. Average price £30.

 

O

Oldbury

(see West Bromwich)

   
Oldham

SimplyPleasure.COM

Union Street
OL1 1TE

  Previously Adult X. Closed by 2012

Oldham

Private Shop

95 Huddersfield Rd

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

This was the 2nd sex shop I've been to. Licensed with a good range of toys, videos / dvd's and magazines -catering for all tastes. Prices were good. Very clean and bright shop with friendly staff. Willing to help, give advice and generally creates a relaxed atmosphere. I recommend this shop.

Oldham

SimplyPleasure.COM

Unit 1: 36 Park Road
Oldham
OL8 1DB

Mon,Thu,Fri: 10am-8pm
Tue,Wed,Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 0161 7858505

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  From Gavin: Friendly & Helpful

This shop is a very clean, friendly and helpful place. It has a joint car parking area. When I went in I was surprised at how bright and colourful the place was. Their was also a friendly atmosphere. Their was also women who were shopping in there as well as couples (they outnumbered the single men).

The number of sex related things to buy ranged from video's/dvd's, books, magazines, clothes (stocks sizes for the larger ladies) to toys and novelty items (i.e. games and party toys).

The shop itself as two floors with the videos and magazines upstairs whilst the clothes, toys and novelty items on the ground floor. At the time of opening it was the UK's biggest. Its been open for about 5 or 6 months now.

Video's and dvd's are generally priced at £24.95, which is a good price. I noticed they have all the latest video's and dvd's catering for most tastes (i.e. hetro, gay, transsexual etc).

As I mentioned earlier the range of clothes is amazing. From casual lingerie to fetish clothes covering all sizes and shapes. The sex toys available was huge, covering a wall display, and also priced reasonably.

They also had a bondage room (which I didn't go in but could see from the main upstairs room). I assume you can buy bondage gear there.

The staff were friendly and helpful. The whole atmosphere was very relaxing and I didn't have a feeling that I was being watched (which does happen in some sex shops, usually if your the only customer).

I recommend it.

  Readers comments: Fabulous

This was my second visit to a store of this type the first being a disaster (Private shop) this visit could not have been more different, lovely people , male and female staff and lots of them, they had so much knowledge it was almost overwhelming my partner was completely at ease in many ways more than I,  and the stock selection was huge it was like HMV when I asked I was told there were over 2700 titles in dvd and vhs totalling some 22000 items .......a fabulous place.

  From the Independent: Ann Summers of the North

The town's newest shop is the creation of Suzanne Winfield, 42, who is quietly laying claim to the title of the Ann Summers of the North.

Her store, Simply Pleasure is second only to the Hustler store on Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, in an industry where size definitely matters.

The 3,000sq ft Oldham store raked in more than £40,000 in its first week – with customers spending an average of £50 a time.

Winfield wanted to offer clothes and videos in a store with windows and shopping baskets. Her Bury establishment turned over more than £1m to 31 January. we wanted it orientated towards the women, she said, armed with customer analysis. A 71% majority of her sex shop customers are couples – most of whose purchase decisions are led by women; 22% are women shopping on their own and just 7%are men.

There's already evidence of the same trend in Oldham, where a "soft" Ann Summers-style ground floor leads to the first floor with videos and an S&M parlour. Last week, 70% of videos were sold to women or couples.

Her insistence on providing free drinks and leather couchettes to recline in on the "hard core" floor delivers the uninitiated into the realms of the bizarre, as they sip coffee to the sights and sounds of a pornographic video. The multitude of books for sale in the coffee area – including The Function of the Orgasm or Mars & Venus in the Bedroom – gives the shop something of a Waterstones atmosphere. But there are no hard-core magazines. They're a kick-back to mucky bookshops, said Winfield.

Omagh

Bliss Adult Play Things

Unit 3
Old Market Place
Omagh
BT78 1BT

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 028 82 252 332

  From Bliss Adult Playthings, Oct 2007: Relaxed & Friendly
Bliss Adult Playthings is a chain of market leading shops, with professionally merchandised stores stocking an extensive range of quality products.

Bliss shops provide a relaxed and friendly shopping atmosphere, with trained and knowledgeable male and female staff in all of our branches.

With the modern day approach we have taken, no one should feel embarrassed about using our adult shops. Call and see for yourself!

Oswestry

Good Vibrations

Leg Street
Oswestry

Unlicensed and opened in August 2008

  News August 2008: Fancy Dress

Good Vibrations will be selling adult fancy dress costumes to cater to the ever growing stag and hen party industry.

The shop also sells novelty items, but it is not licensed to sell adult films or magazines.

Much of the shop's products are typical fancy dress costumes, with the more adult items towards the back of the shop and not in view of the front window.

Oxford

Adult World

86 Cowley Road
Cowley
Oxford
OX4 1JB

Mon-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Previously The Adult Bookstore

  From Adult World, Feb 2007: Re-Fit

We've spent over £50,000 on a complete shop re-fit at our Oxford store. The store now has a contemporary feel with a dark wood floor and bright interiors.

With modern fixtures, we have specific areas targeted to ensure all customers are accommodated for when they come to shop at Adult World in Oxford.

Our prices are very competitive and you can source our product here at internet prices.

Any customer printing the details from the Melon Farmers Website will be entitled to 10% Discount in any of our Adult World shops.

Oxford

Private Shop

54 Cowley Road
Oxford
OX4 1HZ

The shop is nearest to the city end of the road which is also the B480.

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed

  News August 2013: Licence renewed

Normally a routine licence renewal but this year objectors seized on the opportunity to cite the conviction of a gang of child abusers with connections to the area. However the licence was renewed anyway.

  Feb 2005: Clean & Tidy

Brightly lit interiors contrasts with the extremely unpromising exteriors. Well displayed products, everything clean and tidy, light wooden floor and a busy, business like atmosphere.

R18 videos at £30 and DVDs at £35. Three for two offers on both formats. Rabbits from £25. There was a fine display of bondage gear in the corner.

  From Tim: Light & Airy

Parking is a problem, the nearest car park is behind Tesco's which is about 300 yards east from the shop.  It is a small car park and I had to wait some time to get a space, although there is some street side parking on the Cowley road itself this is limited to 30 mins.

The shop has two doors, one facing onto the busy Cowley Road and directly opposite a bus stop, or for the more self conscious there is a back door which is more discrete.

The shop itself is quite light and airy and reasonably spacious and the manager quite friendly.  Magazines are the best deal here, reasonably priced and with quite a good selection - I got 4 hardcore mags three of them the 300 page “Pleasure” series for £30.  Videos and DVDs are rather more disappointing, I saw no R18 videos/DVDs at all in the shop, they were all the censored 18's and  were offered at £40 each although if you buy more than one, the price comes down (The normal Private shop routine).

The shop stocks the usual sex toys at the usual Private shop prices - Dildos for £40 etc, (Although I'm sure one can haggle) as well as poppers, and a limited selection of lingerie.

 Overall – worth a visit if all you want are magazines and know what you're looking for, but somewhat disappointing in the video dept.

Score (Out of 5 for each heading)
Parking                  2
Access                   4
Staff attitude        4
Shop Environment   3
Mags/Publications  3
Videos/DVD's         1
Toys/Lingerie        2

Oxford

SimplyPleasure.COM

181 Cowley Road
Oxford
OX4 7UT

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Tel: 0186 5251666

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

 

P

Paignton

Private Shop

72 Winner Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Tel: 01803 520955

Review required

Peterborough

Absolookley Adult

Storeys Bar Road
Eastern Ind Estate
Peterborough
PE1 5YS
 

Licensed, previously Adult Warehouse. Closed at the end of July 2014.

Customers may like to know that Absolookley Adult in Thetford is still up and running

Licensed to Thrill

Park Road
Peterborough
PE1 2TD
 

Licensed. Closed in 2012.

Private Shop

75 Oundle Road
Peterborough
PE2 9PW

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed. Review required

Plymouth

Mayfair

Western Approach
Plymouth
PL1 1TQ

Lingerie shop, closed by August 2014

Private Shop

31 Athenaeum Place
Derrys Cross
Plymouth
PL1 2RG

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed shop

  News August 2014: Purple patch

Private Shop has applied to the council seeking to change the exteriors colour scheme from blue to purple in line with a rebranding of the store chain. The shop has also asked to add window stickers to improve the look of the shop.

  From the Mystery Shopper

A rather tough shop location is reflected in the shop where you are met by a metal faced door that an H-Block would be proud of.

There was a wide choice of £40 DVDs (4 for £100)

Serviceable but a sober and unexciting shop

Slinkies

16 Manor Street
Stonehouse
Plymouth
PL1 1TL

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01752 220648

Licensed shop

  News, March 2013: School Hours

Restricted opening hours were imposed on the shop as the result of the opening of a new school. Presumably from September, the shop will now open from 9:30am and close while school kids pass by between 3:15 and 4:25/4:30pm.

  From Slinkies, September 2011: Vast range

We have a vast range of R18 DVDs, plus hardcore magazines, and all the adult toys you can think of.

R18 DVDs are £19.95 or 3 for £40.  £10 exchange anytime.

  From the Mystery Shopper: Quirky yet charming

The film and magazine room was dimly lit red which made it both atmospheric and a tad difficult to read any small print.

A small, quirky yet charming store.

Westward Bound

44 Drake Circus,
Plymouth
Devon,
PL4 8AB

Tue-Sat: 10am-5pm

Tel: 01752 221416

Unlicensed shop

  From Westward Bound website, March 2008: Latex Clothing

Latex designs and kinky essentials.

We pride ourselves in offering you a vast range of latex clothing styles, in a wide range of sizes and colours. A bespoke service, at off the peg prices.

All latex garments are handmade in England, and we gladly provide a full after-sales service.

Pontefract

Pulse & Cocktails

Barnsdale Bar North,
A1 Northbound,
Wentbridge,
Pontefract
WF8 3JF

Mon-Fri: 9am - 9pm
Sat: 10am - 8pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Licensed

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Well organised

Location

This store is situated just off the A1 motorway on the North Bound carriageway. I think this used to be a restaurant or something like that as the location is not your usual place for a Adult Store.

Located next to a petrol station, it is signed, but only just before the turn off into the car park. Plenty of parking spaces. If you want to be little more discreet or are a bit nervous of being seen heading to an adult shop, then I suggest you park around the side of the store

The Shop

The store is large, open plan and it seemed well organised and set out.

Plenty of choice of sexy clothing, sex toys and R18 DVD's. DVD's had been separated in genres and the choice was good. A television at the back of the store was playing some R18 Movie which caught my eye.

Prices

The DVD's are not cheap at £30 each, but the prices are pretty much the same across any location now. They do discount deals if you buy several DVD's and you're feeling flush.

Staff

When I visited this store I was the only person there. The female member of staff was reading something at the counter. I said Hello and she replied. I was looking around the store around 10 minutes she never once came over to speak with me.

I am used to the usual If you need any help speech but didn't even get that. I did have a few questions but decided to leave it.

Overall

The Location is rather unusual, but if you are travelling on the A1 its probably worth a stop.

I didn't bother me in the slightest that the staff didn't ask me if I wanted any help, but this would of been nice.

Worth a visit if you're passing.

Poole

Erotique 4 You

448 Ashley Road
Parkstone
Poole

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

The shop applied for a sex shop licence in February 2010.

  From Erotique 4 You, February 2010: New Shop

Erotique4you is a new shop open in Parkstone with a large selection of sexy dance wear, lingerie and lots more…

Poole

Purrfectly Discreet

82 High Street
Poole
BH15 1DB

Opened in May 2013.

  News July 2013: Licensed

The council licensed the shop after considering 63 objections and 12 letters of support. The council found no reason to ban the shop and duly awarded a licence.

  News May 2013: Opened

The store sells sex toys, clothing and accessories.

Port Talbot Secret Desires

Commercial Road,
Taibach
Port Talbot
SA13 1LG
Licensed from May 2006 until closed in 2012

 

Portsmouth
(See also Gosport)
Adult Shop

Albert Rd
Licensed. Reported closed in 2011.

Portsmouth

Private Shop

9 Arundel Street
Portsmouth
PO1 1NB

Licensed

  Review from Colin, April 2010: Quick Quick

The shop has a novel approach to hurrying up  long time browsers by suggesting that they risk being reported to police as potential perverts along with CCTV footage. Hopefully tongue in cheek, but in Stasi Britain one can never be quite sure that there isn't an element of truth.

  Reader review

There was a good range of R18 material available, amounting to 350 video and another 350 DVD titles according to the staff with more expected soon. There was also a fair selection of sex toys and some magazines.

The two male staff were very friendly and unassuming and quite willing to let people browse on their own or provide advise if requested. Portsmouth City Council's foolish provision that *anyone* entering the shop *must* show proof of age had already been abandoned by the time I arrived at midday, which was a shame as no one has asked me for proof of age for more than 20 years.

The DVD's and Video's are expensive with every one marked up at £40, but there are also numerous offers available such as 2 for £60, 4 for £100, bundled packs of 10 for £60 and 20 for £100. There is also 50% off for part exchange (with receipt) and it is well worth asking to see what other offers they are willing to make. I bought Private Gladiator parts 1 and 2 (3 discs) for £40.

Overall a bit expensive, but still worth a visit and definitely a massive improvement over previously.

Preston

The Adult Shop

91 Friargate
Preston
PR1 2ED

Tel: 01772 252353

Licensed and trading since December 2001

  From The Adult Shop:

Has recently been extended and a new toys and clothes section has been fitted with a new fantastic dolls selection extended. With all the new videos, dvds and mags there's something for everyone so come and meet our friendly staff who will be happy to meet you!

  From Trevor:

Visited recently, NOT as stated in description by owner: one to avoid...Poor customer service...when will people learn that politeness and friendliness are the key to selling, not haggling and cynicism...

Private Shop

64 Lancaster Road
Preston
PR1 1DD

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

Licensed since 2001

  preston private shopNews March 2014: Sign of the Times

The request for new signage was rejected by Preston Council. Vice chairman, Councillor Carl Crompton, spouted:

If it hadn't had the couple on it would have gone through. But with the couple in, some of the members thought it could possibly lead to younger children asking questions that the adults might not want to answer. It was just inappropriate for something that's opposite the Town Hall and one of the main thoroughfares through the city.

  News March 2014: New Signage

The shop has applied to the council for new signage. The council have asked the shop to be more discreet than at present.

 

Q

Queensferry

Scandals

Station Road
Flintshire

Unlicensed shop refused a licence.

Review required.

 

R

Reading

Lovecare

328 Oxford Road
Reading
RG30 1AF

(the main road going west out of the town centre, at least a mile up on the right as you go out of town)

Mon-Fri: 9:30am-7pm
Sat: 9am-7pm

Tel: 01189 5410045

Long established licensed shop that changed hands in 2008.

  From Lovecare, August 2011: Discount Cards

The show is now open until 7.00 Monday - Saturday.

We have recruited a party specialist to run lingerie and toy parties at home.

Discount cards are available from the Hobgoblin and Nags head pubs...

  From Lovecare, Feb 2010: Aiming High

DVD prices are £20.00 each, three for £50.00 and £10.00 for an exchange. We even have some videos!

There are now six islands of inventory.

Both the owner and I were new to the industry in 2008 so we've had an interesting learning curve... we are always looking for ways to improve our service. Our minimum desire is to be the best adult shop in the area.

Reading

Private Shop

108 Southampton Street
(about 200m out of town if you go from the oracle).

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

map

  News Aug 2008: Changes
The shop asked the local council for a change of window display. This was granted and the description: Licensed Sex Shop has been changed to Licensed Adult Centre

  From the Mystery Shopper, June 2005:

There wasn't a name to be found on the shop. Just a blank window with sign listing the adult stock.

DVDs are £40, £60 for 2 and £100 for 4.

I was greeted with a bit of a grunt from the otherwise friendly man behind the counter.

Some of the shelves and products could have used a dust. A small and rather underwhelming shop.

Undated:

The more legitimate shop of the Reading shops (it kept to the law before everything got liberalized). The shop is quite nice and clean now since they redid it. They have quite a good selection of magazines (not compared to Soho obviously) and a reasonable selection of videos as well as limited  sex toys and other stuff. The videos are quite expensive at £40 (compared with the £20 generally found in London) though they do sometimes give impromptu reductions. The guy who runs it is however pretty grumpy and not exactly an expert in customer service.

Reading Devoted to Pleasure

Oxford Road
Unlicensed lingerie store closed in 2009
Reading XTC Pleasurezone

Oxford Road
RG30 1HL
The shop ceased trading in 2010

Redcar

The Adult Shop

5 Station Road
Redcar
TS10 1AH

Mon-Sat 9.30-5.15pm

Tel: 01642 474144

Email: booksandmags@btconnect.com

  From Adam:
Fully licensed sex shop with over 300 titles on DVD plus a large range of toys and magazines. Good prices, friendly, helpful staff. If they don't have what you want they'll try and get it for you.

Redhill

Pillow Talk

91 Brighton Road
Redhill
RH1 6PS

Tel: 01737 768757

On the A23 about 1/2 mile south of the town centre

I assume it is licensed as it has a good selection of XXX DVDs. It also has sex toys and a range of leather play wear.

After checking it out for friendliness etc., I visited it in February with my wife. We purchased several playwear items, as it has a small curtained cubicle for trying them on. I have been back several times since. The staff is female and very friendly. Recently, it has started opening on Sundays also (from 10-4 I think)

Reigate

Pillowtalk

Holmesdale Road
Reigate

Closed in 2008, previously Pillowtalk, and before that, Taboo International.

Rhyl

AdultWorld

43-47 Queen Steet
Rhyl
Wales
LL18 1SD

Mon-Fri: 10am-9pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

  Reader review, April 2006: Eager to Help
A large shop with a good deal of stock, including many magazines and DVDs. Very friendly staff, the bloke behind the counter is eager to help. Prices are average for sex shops. Not at all seedy. Well worth a visit.

  From the bgafd forum: Huge

If you live in the North Wales area and you want porn, go to the shop in Rhyl. It's the Porn Shop Version of Blockbuster Video

It's huge and the moment you walk in there's a picture of Omar, how classy is that, to see the Legend looking right at yer before entry, He even walked past me on the Promenade, but seriously check out the shop, its huge and looks great, has everything you want, even Granny Porn.. what's going on?

By the way I don't work there, its just a cool shop. I wish I did, I tried to get a job but they guy wouldn't take me on as he only wanted female workers which is fair enough.

Do check it out.

Rochdale

SimplyPleasure.COM

102 Drake Street
Rochdale
OL16 1PQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel 01706 658585

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed
Rochester

See also Chatham

Pillowtalk

Laker Road
Rochester Airport Industrial Estate
Now closed
Romford Ann Summers

Liberty Shopping Centre
Lockwood Walk
Romford
RM1 3RH

Unlicensed high street shop with some sex toys and erotic lines

Pairs

Liberty Shopping Centre
Lockwood Walk
Romford
RM1 3RH

Unlicensed high street shop with some sex toys and erotic lines

Private Lines

Victoria Road
Romford

Unlicensed but trying to obtain a licence. Presumably didn't succeed

Rotherham

Private Shop

3-5 Rawmarsh Hill
Parkgate
Rotherham
S62 6DP

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

  Review from Ian, August 2014: Worth a visit

Located just outside of Rotherham Town Centre very easy to find. Store is situated on main road but has free car park around the rear which is not connected to the shop but serves as great place to park

Small shop but quite well stocked with magazines, toys, R18 rated Dvds in genres.

When first visited this shop number of years ago very chatty and friendly lady working behind the counter who was amazingly friendly and really made you feel welcome. Her porn knowledge was really good as she watched the movies herself

Different staff now more basic hello and if you need a hand give me a shout all well tested and used script

As stated Dvd selection was good but not extensive but sure you will find what you are looking for

However would have to say if your local the Pulse & Cocktail Superstore is only few miles down road which has thousands and thousands of movies

Worth a visit if in area.

Pulse & Cocktails

M1 Junction 33
Canklow Meadows Industrial Estate
Rotherham
S60 2XL

Mon-Fri: 9am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Licensed

  Review from Ian, August 2014: Massive

Situated close to Junction 33 of the M1 Motorway, this store is very easy to find.

Located on industrial estate, it has its own big car park which is discreet, and if your feeling rather nervous, don't worry at all.

The store is massive and split into two halves. There are two entrances for a huge clothing department and through to a massive DVD/Sex Toy Section.

There are literally more Porn DVDs in this store than any other store in Europe. All DVDs are arranged by genre and each genre has a massive choice. The shop even has a large selection of gay and transsexual movies for those that like that genre.

Staff are friendly and welcoming, and offer advice if needed but after initial hello leave you to browse this superstore of porn without distraction.

As with all Pulse and Cocktail Stores, movies are priced a bit more expensively than other places. However they do offer multi-buy deals and do have a discount movie selection.

This shop is an absolute must for lovers of porn, either men, woman or couples. You would find it impossible not to find what you are looking for here.

A Must Visit!

 From Pulse & Cocktails, May 2007: Europe's Largest

This flagship store in Rotherham is the largest sexy superstore in Europe and made the BBC News upon its opening. This gigantic superstore is made up of two exciting departments.

The first department is ‘Cocktails', which has an amazing range of sexy clothing and lingerie of both conventional wear and fetish wear including PVC, latex and leather. The store also boasts the largest selection of uniforms with over 20 different sexy dressing up outfits on display. The diversity at this store is massive, stocking a very comprehensive range of sizes from 8-26. This store also has a full range of wigs, shoes and a fantastic selection of hosiery.

Cocktails also has an excellent choice of naughty novelties and games as well as an excellent range of hen and stag night products.

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins and is situated on the ground floor! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

• Turn off at Jctn 33, M1 (Near Meadowhall Shopping Centre Jctn 34)
• Head towards Rotherham (A630)
• First left roundabout onto A630
• Continue for approx ¼ mile (Passing Halfords and Dunelm Mill on the left)
• Turn left off the dual carriageway at the side of Wickes.
• Turn right at the T junction & continue for approx 100 yards
• The entrance to the car park is at the end of the road on the right.

This store has a two-acre car park so there is ample parking for lorries and coaches.

  Thanks to Tim: Supermarket Like

In Sheffield and Rotherham there are a couple of pretty large shops called Pulse & Cocktails. These are quite supermarket-like in layout and atmosphere - very bright and airy and the staff are friendly and fairly non-intrusive. The prices are a bit steep I think (£30 for an R18 video or 2 for £50), but they do have preview facilities and an exchange facility where you can swap any tape for £10 within (I think) 2 weeks.

They've got a good selection of magazines too, but I wasn't totally impressed by them all being bagged up (no preview copies) even though there are signs saying that if you want anything opened then just ask.

 

S

Salisbury

My Amazing Fantasy

105 Fisherton Street
Salisbury
SP2 7SP

1 min from the station

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01722 417085

Opened in 2003. The shop is now licensed. The shop is part of the Erotica Belle chain.

  News November 2013: Application to open on Sundays

The shop has applied to the local council to open on Sundays from 10am until 6pm. The shop would also like to make the weekday opening hours half an hour later.

  News July 2013: Protest and a change of direction

Local neighbours have raised a petition against the shop's window display.

Manager Jonathan Spencer noted that the shop is trying to change its image a little and has reduced its R18 stocks, presumably to open up the appeal to women and couples.

The protestors managed just an 40 signature petition but the shop gathered an 80 signature protest supporting the shop.

  Note from Gerry, February 2013:

Both Salisbury shops are still in business, but prices are a bit high.

  Review:

It's a large well lit well stocked shop, lots of toys vids mags dvds etc, they also have hard-core viewing booths  great fun as they allow couples to use them too. Male and female staff nice and friendly with it.

Salisbury

Ann Summers

23 Old George Mall
Salisbury
SP1 2AS

Unlicensed shop

Private Shop

125 South Western Road
Salisbury
SP2 7RR

Mon-Sat: 9.30-6pm (Fri 8pm)

  Note from Gerry, February 2013:

Both Salisbury shops are still in business, but prices are a bit high.

Sandwell

(see West Bromwich)

   

Sandy

(Bedfordshire)

Adult Pit Stop

43 Tempsford Road A1 Northbound
Sandy
Bedfordshire
SG19 2AF

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm
Sun: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01767 699907

Licensed

  News January 2014: New opening hours

New opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10.00am to 7.00pm (previously 8.00pm). Hours are unchanged on Sundays, 10.00am to 6.00pm.

R18 DVDs are priced at £10.00 (no exchange), £12.00 (no exchange), £20.00 and £25.00 with £5.00 off for exchanges for the last two price ranges.

  News October 2013: Council zoning excludes sex shops

Central Bedfordshire Council have adopted a morality zone ban on table dancing clubs and sex cinemas but sex shops have been excluded from zoning restrictions.

  News from Adult Pit Stop, September 2013: Council policy and a continuing Adult Pit Stop

Central Bedfordshire Council has opened a public consultation, on what is reported by the press as a nil policy. However this is a policy proposal that would be applied to future licence issuing and does not affect existing businesses. So thankfully Adult Pit Stop's future is not in any doubt.

The name on the licence was recently changed, but the same team is still running the shop.

The opening hours on Sundays are now 10.00am to 6.00pm.

The shop continues to be a very popular shop with the customer base built up over the last eight years.

  From Pat, March 2007: Industry Standard

Revisited just before Xmas, and they have increased their DVD prices to match the industry standard: £30 each.

  From Pat, May 2006: Quality & Value

I was recently on my way North from London on the A1, and found this shop. It's just after the Bedford turn off on the Northbound A1, called the Tempsford road, and is situated behind a 'Shell' garage. I think it used to be a cafe, as inside.

It is really roomy, well laid out, and has a large selection of fetish clothing, a large magazine rack, half a dozen 'island' stands with DVD's, a reasonable space for gay porn, and the walls are covered in sex toys.

It does seem very women friendly, and when I was there, the shop was being run by a (very attractive) woman, who was very helpful when I asked a few questions about some of the items on sale. I didn't ask, but she may be the owner of the shop, as it was so well lit and laid out, it seemed to have the feminine touch to the design, and I'm sure any ladies that visit would find it very welcoming.

All new DVD's were priced at £25, but all the others were at £20, and outside of London, you would be hard pressed to find somewhere that matches the quality and value of this shop.

Sawtry

Pulse & Cocktails

Toll Bar Way
A1 Northbound
Sawtry
Huntingdonshire
PE28 5XW

Hours: 9am-9pm

Received a licence in December 2010. but the shop opened on 2nd September 2011.

  News, May 2014: Licence renewed

Huntingdonshire District Council's Licensing and Protection Applications Sub-Group approved the renewal of the licence after hearing there had been no objections during a consultation period.

  News, May 2013: Littered with morality

A licence renewal met with two trivial objections, one citing an item of litter from packaging of an adult product. The licence was approved with the condition that shops makes a litter patrol once a day.

  Review from Tim, December 2011: Impressive Range of Stock

I have just been and made a few purchases at the new Sawtry branch of Pulse & Cocktails. I was impressed with their range of stock, and as with previous P&C establishments, they have everything there that you could think off and in good quantities.

Staff were friendly and attentive when required, but didn't get too over the top, and no pressure selling. Probably due to the fact they were two women, they were knowledgeable and helpful.

The only issue I had was the prices of DVD's some other local sex shops are selling them at £10 P&C were £25 to £30, but they do offer a trade in.

  News September 2011: Opened

The shop opened on 2nd September 2011.

Bizarrely it has a condition on the licence stating that it is not to be called the Sawtry Sex Shop.

Scunthorpe

Pulse & Cocktails

21 Trafford Street
Scunthorpe
DN15 6TN

Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

Licensed shop opened in 2001.

 News November 2013: Licence Fees Reduction

Scunthorpe's only sex shop Pulse and Cocktail took its case to the Civic Centre and the council agreed the sex shop's fees should be cut by £1,220 a year. Councillors agreed that the processing work involved did not warrant the present £3,620 a year fee for renewing the licence. So now the fee is £2,400

  Review from Pulse & Cocktails: Large Adult Superstore

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

The store is located in the town centre on Trafford Street, Brigg Road opposite the bingo hall, 200 yards from Wickes.

Parking is available outside the store on Trafford Street or at Cross Street Car Park directly behind the store.

  Reader review: Chain Store
It's part of a chain with branches in and around Yorkshire, so I expect it to be typical of the chain in style and stocks. Good for parking, part of a row of shops north of Church Square, close to the market.

The front has the lingerie and fetishware, from almost respectable to outright kinky., and you zig-zag through to the back area for the hardcore: videos, magazines, a bewildering array of sex toys. The staff are helpful. When I was there, both female and fairly ordinary in looks. Seemed to have some practical experience of some of the toys on offer, based on the advise they gave.

Clean, modern, shop design and layout, comparable to High Street shops in general. More PVC and latex than the usual High Street clothes shop; none of the branding feel you get from one of the big clothing chains, but the front is very much a clothes shop.

The back half doesn't hide what it is, but again its the goods rather than the decoration which defines the shop. And the further from the front you get, the more extreme things seem to be. Bondage, it seems, still has limits, but there's stuff on display right at the back, and it's enough to get an idea of what some things might be like.

Certainly a place I didn't feel dreadfully uncomfortable visiting. But I think I'd feel embarrassed anywhere.

Sheerness

Playtime

37 High Street
Bluetown
Sheerness
Kent
ME12 1RN

Tel: 01795 580310

Opening times are Mon - Sat: 10am to 6pm.

Licensed

  From Stuart, June 2011: Traditional

Went into Playtime on Saturday and it is the best sex shop I've been in.

It has loads of DVD's from £9.99 a massive selection of toys, mags, lubes and tablets.

It is a traditional sex shop not a boutique so has a limited range of lingerie, but does stock rubber wear.

Well worth a visit ,and the fella behind the counter is really helpful, and not pushy at all.

  From Tone, May 2008: Tardis

Went into Playtime upon recommendation from a friend, this shop is like a tardis. If you're looking for a great selection of DVDs and a huge choice in sex toys this is the shop for youf

The bloke behind the counter is really helpful and not pushy. You are left alone to browse, also trailers are shown on two TV screens.

Probably one of the best shops outside of London.

  From Steve, Aug 2007: Compared to London

Went into a local shop for the first time outside of London. When I walked through the door at Playtime I was amazed by the size of the place it had a better selection of DVDs then some of the London shops.

Prices from £9.99 a great selection of toys at good prices and a very friendly tall fella behind the counter this shop is how sex shops should be!

  From Kevin, Feb 2007: Tardis

Went into Playtime last week for the fiorst time,its like a tardis, one of the best DVD collections I  have seen outside of London, Prices from £14.99 great selection of toys ,Lubes and dolls. Great help from the bloke behind the counter would recommend and give this shop 10 out of ten.
ps Loads of free parking

  From Craig

Playtime is a privately owned, licensed sex shop discreetly positioned with ample free parking right outside. It's a fairly large shop with a separate section to the back where you can happily browse the DVDs and vids at your leisure.

They stock a great range of recent R18 releases - Straight, Gay, Bi and T.S, and get new stock in on a regular basis. I noticed Evil Angel, Private, Ben Dover, Load, Cazzo and more. They tend not to over stock on one title, therefore offering a better selection to suit individual tastes.

DVDs were selling at 30 and they offer a part exchange service - I even noticed a For Sale bin.

The guy behind the counter was genuinely friendly, approachable and, despite not being part of a large chain, was happy to negotiate a good deal on several DVDs I purchased.

They also sell lingerie, glamour/fetish wear, magazines, novelties and toys.

The discreet location, atmosphere and choice make the drive onto the island well worth it. Oh and they have an equally well equipped, though smaller sister shop on Rainham High Street.

Sheffield

Ann Summers

Meadowhall Shopping Centre
40 High St
Sheffield
S9 1EN

Mon-Fri: 10am -9pm
Sat: 9am - 7pm
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed chain store

  Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Very Popular

It was a very busy shop. Perhaps I was a victim of its success.

Fantasy Locker

557 Attercliffe Rd
Sheffield
S9 3RA

Mon-Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri-Sat: 10am-9pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel/Fax 01142425599

Licensed. Trading since 2002

  Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Unimpressed

Signs offer the 'cheapest' DVDs in town at £30 with 2 for £55, 3 for £75, 4 for £95 and 5 for £115.

I left with few good impressions.

  From Fantasy Locker, August 2011: Endeavour

We are stockists of lingerie, dance wear, fetish wear, costumes, adult baby wear and tranny wear. We stock Hustler, Leg Avenue, Allure, Shirleys, Rene Rofe, Seven till Midnight, Foreplay, G-World, Escante, Coquette, Blue Line for Men, Fetish by Pipe Dream.

We import shoes from Tony's of Hollywood.

We also stock lotions and potions along with adult toys and games, adult magazines, contacts and readers.

We pride ourselves on sourcing any product from anywhere in the world. We say: "If the product is available, we will endeavour to obtain it for you".

The Naughty Company.com

619 Attercliffe Rd
Sheffield
S9 3RD

Tel: 0114 244 2626

Mon-Fri: 9:30am -8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

 

Licensed, previously Desire

  Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Enjoyable

A good sized shop with a friendly and welcoming manageress.

Banded prices on R18 DVDs at £25, £20, £15, and £10, with all included in a  3 for the price of 2 offer with the cheapest being free.

There's still a few VHS tapes left at £5 (with 3 for the price of 2 offer).

An 80% enjoyable retail experience

  News August 2011:

The shop is now part of the small Naughty Company chain of shops, with a sister store in Doncaster.

Nua

Ecclesall Road
Sheffield
S11 8PX

Open 7 days a week

Seems to have closed by 2014.

Unlicensed shop opened in April 2009 stocking energetic and sexy lifestyle products for ladies

  From thestar.co.uk, April 2009: Nua Shop

Graham and Janine Barrass prefer to call their new business an erotic boutique not a sex shop. And you just might miss Nua because it doesn't look like you think a sex shop does: We want to get away from the blacked-out, seedy image. Shopping for adult toys has come a long way.

Indeed, the shop window could be a boutique, with nothing to frighten the horses in the window – just a blindfold, handcuffs and Bride to Be top hat. Although parents might have a little work to do explaining the spanking paddle to inquisitive children.

Staying in is the new going out. With more people entertaining themselves at home these days sales of lingerie are soaring, says Janine. Nua doesn't sell lingerie yet but it sells a lot of things that could go with it if you've a mind. There are massage oils and creams, games with names such Fetish! and Seven Deadly Sins, and all manner of curiously-shaped objects which buzz. Batteries are included at Nua.

Private Shop

Unit 5
68 Division St
Sheffield
S1 4GF

Mon-Thu 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Licensed

 Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Far from unpleasant

An impressive range of DVDs at £25 with 3 for £50, 7 for £100 and 11 for £150

There was a keen to help manager. A mixed bag, but far from unpleasant

  Review from Dave, November 2011: Good Selection

The shop front now has a window display.

There's a good selection of products and great assistance. The lady serving was very pleasant.

Be warned though, as you open the door.  There's a very large room and you may feel a bit vulnerable first off!

  News, May 2008: Window Display

The shop has applied to the council to allow a window display featuring clothing

Pulse & Cocktails

St Marys
London Road
Sheffield
S2 4LA

  Closed by 2011

Pulse & Cocktails

168-180 Penistone Road
Hillsborough
Sheffield
S6 2FJ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Closed only Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

 Comment from ETO's Mystery Shopper, May 2014: Highly Recommended

DVDs at £25 with 3 for £50, 7 for £100, 11 for £150 and 16 for £200, that covered every BBFC approved genre

A huge open plan retail space . Highly Recommended

  From Pulse & Cocktails: One of UK's Largest

This massive superstore is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 5,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

The store is located on Old Penistone Road, which runs parallel to Penistone Road, approximately one mile towards the city centre from Hillsborough football ground.

Large free private car park at this store

Simply Pleasure.COM

Chesterfield Road
Sheffield
S8 0RL

Previously The Adult Shop. Closed by 2012

Shrewsbury

Erozone

Dorrington Business Park
Dorrington
Shrewsbury
SY5 7JP

(5 miles south of Shrewsbury)

Tel: 01743 718123

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Curious but Pleasant

I was met by a charming couple who showed me around. The main room was fairly large and held lingerie and PVC outfits and lots of sex-clubesque designs. I was also shown into the leather and bondage themed side room.

After that we toured the toy room. The grey carpet and white walls left it feeling rather clinical and the small range of vibrators did little to fill the walls.

With no films, magazines or atmosphere, this was a rather curious, but pleasant shop.

Free parking right outside.

Shrewsbury

Private Shop

40 Wyle Cop
Shrewsbury

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Solid All-Rounder

I One of the nicest located Privates I've been in, close by the striking English Bridge over the Severn, sadly this wasn't one of the nicest presented, at least externally. The door was distinctly grubby-looking, but the inside was pleasant enough. Classic blue carpets didn't leave it feeling dingy thanks to plenty of lights and a funny, talkative lady manager.

£30 R18 DVDs (with offers on multiples) and £25 ones on shelves marked 'Bargains'.

The displays, particularly toys on gondolas, had been artfully done.

Big display of mags, including fetish and TV/TS titles.

Lots of stock in limited space can overwhelm, but in this shop didn't, and even with a lack of music,I enjoyed its character and ambience. A solid all-rounder.

Shrewsbury

SX Warehouse

Greenwood Industrial Estate,
Harlescott

Licensed in 2007 after a tussle with the rights abusing council who had adopted a policy of only one sex shop

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Top Notch

On its industrial estate site, there was no shortage of space. A very large store, which
avoided any of the 'aircraft hanger' feeling other super-sized sex shops have generated simply by having an excellent assortment of products.

R18 DVDs were £30 each and offers on multiple buys.

There was also a ‘New In' promotional section, looking good.

There were also boots, racks of fetishwear, lnsinuate lingerie,a big display of bondage gear and a long wall of toys.

A real top notch store which the owners and staff should be justly proud of.

Skegness

Pulse & Cocktails

26 Lumley Road
Skegness
PE25 3NG

Open 7 days a week: 
October-April: 10am-5:30pm
May-September: 9am-5:30pm

Closed only  Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday

Previously Licensed to Thrill. No longer listed on teh Pulse & Ciocktails website in 2014.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Seaside Sex Shop

This large superstore is split into two departments.

This first is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins and is situated on the ground floor! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

The store has a separate adult film department, located on the ground floor, which is DVD heaven with over 3,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure in a modern shopping environment then this store in Skegness is the one for you. This is an incredible store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

This store is located on Lumley Road, the main shopping street in Skegness and is approximately 500 yards down from the Clock Tower on the left hand near Boots.

There is an additional discreet entrance directly into the film and toy department to the left of the store under and archway as if heading for the tattoo parlour.

Sligo

Yutopia

95 Connelly Street
Sligo

 

Slough

Simply Pleasure.COM

32 Windsor Road
Chalvey
Slough
SL1 2EJ

Mon-Sat: 10am-7pm

Tel: 01753 694023

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Cupid's Shop

  From ETO Mystery Shopper, July 2011: Comprehensive range

A busy shop with space to offer a comprehensive range.

R18 DVDs were priced at £25 with a multi-buy price of 3 for 2.

  From Simply Pleasure, Sept 2008: Forces Discount

Yes we do try to make everyone welcome and comfortable when they visit.

Our opening hours have been revised Mon-Sat 10-7. We also give 10% to forces personnel with I.D.

  Review from Keith, My 2007: Well Priced

The store is well-located with two multi-storey car parks bang opposite.

Store is nicely laid out and well-stocked.

I was a little disconcerted to see a middle-aged lady behind the counter, but she was very helpful and did not make me feel at all uncomfortable; that said I was buying "ben wa" balls for my wife - might have been a bit more embarrassed if buying a doll or pussy!!

My purchase was very well-priced, even better than the lowest-priced similar item on their website. (I noted that the prices were the same in store and on their site, which I think in excellent). However costumes & lingerie did seem a tad expensive - there was on outfit on the "sale" rack for 25quid which I've just bought (admittedly on eBay, but as a new item) for a tenner including postage - had the store gear been say 15 or 16 that would seem fair.

I'd certainly shop there again, and would feel quite comfortable taking my wife into the store. Out of interest I walked past an Ann Summers after I went into Simply Pleasure, and the item I bought for 4.50, and for which other versions we're available at Simply Pleasure for 6.99 were a tenner in Ann Summers.

Slough

Private Shop

165 Farnham Road
Slough
SL1 4XP

Mon-Thu 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

  From ETO Mystery Shopper, July 2011: Comprehensive range

R18 DVDs were priced at £25 with a multi-buy price of 3 for £50.

The store was reported as not great but it certainly wasn't bad.

South Shields

Secret Fantasies Lingerie

94a Boldon Lane
South Shields
Tyne and Wear
NE34 0AT

Tel: 0191 4546969

  From Secret Fantasies, March 2007: Melon Farmers Discount
We will offer Melon Farmers 10% discount if they print off the shop listing on this page...

We do not as yet have a licence yet. Our council is strange and is holding up the process since there is a fully licenced sex shop all ready in South Shields.

However, we have a good range of toys, novelties and the like. We also sell costumes and uniforms from Wild Designs, Classified, Leg Avenue and other suppliers. We have a good range of Lingerie and Hosiery.

We run a very small shop, we like to think we are helpful and friendly, however, the best judge of that is our customers. We will try to help if your looking for something specific, although we feel that people are best left to look and ask for help if they need it.. and we do try to be friendly and will help and not try to over sell you...

There is loads of parking near by, we are on a main road, however, this shouldn't put people off, as you can't see inside the shop from the outside.

South Shields

Pandora's Box

86 Westoe Road

 

Southampton

Adult Gift Shop

90 Howard Road
Shirley
Southampton
SO15 5BH

Licensed shop

  Review from Peter, November 2010: A good way with customers

On entering the shop l was greeted by a man watching Sky Sports News. We talked about football and he told me he has been licensed for about 3 weeks.

OK it's not a huge shop, But as l look around and the shop had some good bargains. Video all at £10 clearance each. All the new DVD titles at £30.00 each all 2 for £50.00 and a good selection on one display again at £10 clearance (he liked these sticker) I brought two off this display Euro Domination 5 by Evil Empire and Orgazm Addictz by harmony two good films for a tenner each.

It's got everything you could want, great selection of R18 DVD's from £10.00- £30.00.I also brought a jelly butt plug again with a £10 clearance sticker on.

Spent 20 minutes in this shop and was never rushed The guy who runs it was very helpful and had a good way with customers.

The shop had a back door which exited on to a large free car park. (ideal for any customers that are shy and nervous) Spent £30.00 in this shop and left happy with the items l had brought

Forbidden Desires

Rumbridge Street
Totton
Book shop reported to be closed in 2010

Hidden Desires

103 St Mary Street
Southampton
SO14 1PF

Tel: 0238 0339200

Licensed

Hidden Assets

439 Millbrook Road West
Southampton
SO15 0HX

Tel: 0238 0393773

  Review from Pat, Feb 2007: Quart in a Pint Pot
I've been to this licensed shop a few times. It's usually staffed by a guy who's taken too many miserable pills, but I have been in there when the owner has been rearranging stock, & he is very friendly and helpful.

This shop has really squeezed a quart into a pint pot, with every available space, (bar the ceiling), crammed with toys, clothes, mags, videos and DVD's.

The choice of DVD and video is very good, but little is on face front display, as the lack of space means that they are all stacked like books on a shelf. They are situated at the back of the shop, and if there are more than three browsers in, it can get a bit claustrophobic.

The range of dildo's and vibrators is mind boggling, and there always seems to be some sort of offer on different items at the front of the store when I have visited.

Park right outside and give yourself plenty of time, as if you don't ask, it may take time to find what your looking for. £30 for a DVD, and £20 for video, with the usual multiple buy discounts and return discount deals.

Private Shop

16 Hanover Buildings
Southampton
City Centre
SO14 1JX

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

  News February 2014: Burglar

The shop made the news when a burglar struck, causing £800 of damage.

  News, June 2011: Relocated

Southampton's Private Shop is now to be found at 16 Hanover Buildings in the city centre.

  Review

I have been to it twice, once in July and once yesterday. It is a licensed shop and is a fairly new conversion.

The range of goods, while somewhat limited compared to the large London shops, was more than adequate for any taste. The shop is next to the old C&A site in Southampton and is clean and friendly. Prices are fairly high at £40 per video/DVD, but there was an immediate £20 off if two were purchased and the guarantee of half price back if the videos were exchanged. There was a lack yesterday of, ironically, Private Videos which I was particularly after but I was able to buy the Gladiator series. The manager explained that he had been unable to obtain any just recently and he believed that this may be due to the financial difficulties Penthouse find themselves in. I was not previously aware that the Private Sex shops have no connection to the main Private Video label other than sharing the same name but he explained the management of the organization and its links to the Sunday Sport.

Overall it was a very pleasant trip and one I can happily recommend to others living within the area. I will certainly continue to use one of the big centres in London for larger buys when I am up there as there are significant cost savings but this is a very adequate alternative for a quick trip.

A Taste of Amsterdam

437 Millbrook Road West
Southampton
SO15 0HX

Tel: 0238 0704603

  Review from Pat, Feb 2007: Bright & Welcoming
Placed right next door to “Hidden Assets”, this licensed store had a major refit last year, and they extended out the back. This has much the same choice as the shop next door, but it has so much more room, and 90% of the DVD's and videos have been placed face forward so that the cover is fully visible.

There is plenty of toys and clothing, and the shop is clean, bright and welcoming, with the added bonus of someone behind the counter who is willing to chat and advise, and who looks pleased to see you.

£30 for a DVD, and £20 for video, with the usual multiple buy discounts and return discount deals.

Southend

Harmony

312 London Road
Westcliff-On-sea

review required

Southend

Private Shop

9 Alexandra Street
Southend-On-Sea
SS1 1BX

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

licensed

  Review from Gerry, September 2011: Usual Offers

The shop is near Southend Central Station.

There's the Usual Private DVD offers (ie 3 for £25 of a small selection).  The rest of the stock is too expensive.

Southport

 

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
53 London Street
(Opposite Train Station)
Southport
PR9 0TH

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm.
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01704 530700

southport@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty Southport

Take a peek into the shop:

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year

 

Licensed

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  From the Melon Farming Discussions: Livening up the area

I have been into the new store at Southport and found it to be just the thing needed to liven up the area. Of course not everyone will enjoy seeing the store as they leave the train station but on the other hand it is the perfect location for people to drop in. I found the staff to be very friendly and made me and my friend feel comfortable with having a look around.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty: Clean and Bright

Opened in February 2004 and now licensed on April 19 2004.

We now stock over 1500 R18 titles as well as the latest Contact,Fetish and Monthly U.K and U.S.A magazines.

The shop boast a split level layout which is a clean, brightly lit environment with friendly staff as in all the Nice n Naughty Shops, we have a full range of lingerie, leather, PVC, Fetish wear, Adult toys, boot and shoes, kinky outfits, novelties and much much more.

Stafford

Angels of Stafford

Unit 7 Greyfriars Business Park,
Greyfriars Way
Stafford
ST16 2RF

Tel: 01785 220066

  Submitted:
The shop stocks a great range of products and the prices are excellent value for money. The staff are very helpful and friendly giving honest advice about all of the products available.

Check them out, they're worth a mention.

Stafford Romeo and Juliets

Gaol Road, Stafford
ST16 3AN

Tue-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Now closed

  From Romeo and Juliets, June 2007: Rock Chick

We have now got a total of 3 Fully Licensed Sex Shops offering a wide selection of R18 Certificated DVD's, Hardcore Mags both American & UK, Sex Toys including the two of this years biggest sellers The Cone & The Rock Chick, Sexy Lingerie, PVC Wear, Wigs, Shoes And LOADS more.

Stevenage

Private Shop

22 Queensway
Stevenage

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

  Review from Anon, June 2008: Limited Range

Was greeted by a very friendly bubbly woman who asked if I needed any help shortly after I started looking about. (I declined so can't comment on how knowledge of the stock.)

Fairly standard sex shop bearing this name, one wall dedicated to DVDs, the opposite dedicated to vibrators and the like.

Not much in the way of clothing, and a limited range of magazines (all of which were sealed in plastic bags).

A little of the common boxed rubber skirts, opera gloves, masks etc, but nothing to interest the experienced fetishist.

Stevenage

SWALK Adult Store

9 Queensway South
Stevenage
Herts
SG1 1DA

Tel: 01438 355507

Opened in November 2007 as SA Lingerie. Later re-branded to SWALK.

  News August 2009: New Owners

The shop changed hands  in August 2009.
  Review from Anon, June 2008: Best in Town

A pleasant, bright, reasonably sized, provincial sex shop, not at all sleazy, with lingerie in the window.

Quite a few novelty items for less bold shoppers. A good selection of tarty underwear and bedroom play costumes (though I'm not sure who some of them would be a turn-on for). Plenty of toys for the girls (including, I think a couple of cheap strap-ons). Could possibly do a little more when catering for the guys in terms of clothing or toys, though there was a variety of butt plugs available.

I didn't notice much fetish wear, other than a few cheap items.

Slightly surprised to see the small range of magazines include some titles you can find in pretty much any newsagent.

Excellent range of DVDs - the highlights being several anime titles (I've struggled to find R18 animated films up till now), they also have a small number of films they produce themselves and you can rent films from them too (£20 joining fee and then £5 for 7 days.) One screen was running with an example movie.

The woman serving was very friendly and chatty and gave me a loyalty card - buy 6 DVDs and get one for free.

Definitely the best sex shop in town.

Stockport

Cheeky Blue Adult Shop

42-44 Lower Hillgate
Stockport
SK1 1JE

Tel: 0161 476 4548

Licensed

  From Mystery Shopper, August 2011: Decent Selection of Toys

DVDs were mostly 25 but new releases were 30. A decent selection of toys but the shop was not at its best at the time of the visit.

  From Dave

Small and dingy. What few R18 videos they had were in a box on the counter ("I've more out back if you you want something else") I assume they are unlicenced and the small stock is "insurance" against a Visit? What they had were all 40 - when I said I was used to paying much less they magically came down to 25. I passed, thank you.

Stockport

Harmony

26 Lower Hillgate
Stockport
SK1 1JE

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

A Private Shop

Licensed

  From Dave

I was very impressed by Harmony. The guy behind the counter was unobtrusive - there was a bloke in browsing as I entered, he left after a bit without buying and the shop guy was quite OK with that, no 'sales patter', very good. I always like to buy something when I visit a sex shop - but I like it to be MY CHOICE to buy.

An average selection of vidoes and slightly fewer dvds - 24.95 being the going rate which you can't really argue with these days?

A light and airy shop - you can actually see outside!! - with a good atmosphere. As good a porn shop as I've visited in the UK. (oh, and they sell toys etc.)

Stockport

Personal Lives

47 Great Portwood St
Stockport
SK1 2DW

Tel 0161 221 5520

Previously Personal Lines

  From P & Y, December 2005: Recommended

I recently visited the shop with my wife. I was very impressed by Personal Lines. The guy behind the counter was unobtrusive and dressed very smartly - there was a bloke in browsing as I entered, he left after a few minutes without buying anything and the shop guy was quite ok with that, no 'sales patter', very good. I always like to buy something when I visit a sex shop - but I like it to be MY CHOICE to buy.

I would recommend anyone to this shop!

Stoke

Adult World

89 Broad Street
Stoke
ST1 4JQ

Mon-Fri: 10am-8:30pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Previously Ultimate Book & Video

  From Adult World, May 2007: Vibrant

Located just on the outskirts of Hanley City Centre, in an up and coming part of the city, AdultWorld in Stoke opened in April 2004. We spent over £75K on an extensive and complete shop re-fit. This shop covers the whole of Staffordshire

Uniquely for AdultWorld this shop is split into two floors. The ground floor covers magazines, novelties, clothing and Sex Toys. The 1st floor sells DVD's and VHS.

We at AdultWorld base ourselves on being the very best in leading Adult Entertainment. Our customer ratio is 50-50 split between men and women.

Our vibrant young staff here at AdultWorld in Stoke On Trent are always on hand to lend a hand.

We have thousands of DVDs at very competitive prices. We get deliveries daily from our head office, of DVD's as well as magazines and books. This gives us a leading edge by having the very latest content available that is always new, fresh and up to date.

We offer a unique range of lingerie and sexy costumes. We have in store catalogues that offer you everything you need under one roof here at AdultWorld in Stoke on Trent.

We're just off the A500, with a very large customer car park at the back of our premises. 10 mins from junction 15 of the M6.

Ann Summers

Potteries shopping centre
10 Parliament Row
Hanley
Stoke
ST1 1QD

  News November 2013: New in Stoke

A new branch of Ann Summers has opened up in Stoke.

Discretion

30/32 Hope Street
Hanley
Stoke on Trent
ST1 5BS

Licensed shop

  News June 2014: Mentioned

Mentioned in the news being next door to a derelict bar considered a fire risk.

  From Discretion, May 2008: Innovative Designs

We have been a licensed sex shop for 4 years, and before that, a fetish and fantasy shop for 16 years.

We have male and female staff on hand to help with the huge range of products that we sell.

We pride ourselves on stocking a lot of new innovative designs that very few other shops carry, at a very realistic price.

Pulse & Cocktails

530 King Street
Longton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 1EZ
 
Mon-Sat 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

  Previously Pleasure Palace

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: One of the UK's largest

This is massive new superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department on the ground floor is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes, PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, greeting cards gifts, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins and is located on the first floor! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area.

The store has a separate massive film department, which is DVD heaven with over 4,000 XXX DVDS. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. There is also an excellent selection of XXX books and magazines that are unsealed and very competitively priced.

If you are after the ultimate sex shop adventure then this exciting new store in Stoke is the one for you. This is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park; many customers browse for over an hour and still only see a small amount of the thrilling products on offer.

The store is located on King Street almost directly behind the railway station.

Large free private car park at this store

Private Shop

3 Marsh Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

 

Ultimate Book & Video

89 Broad Street
Stoke

 

Stoke Rochford

See also Grantham

Pulse & Cocktails

A1 Southbound
Near Stoke Rochford
Near Grantham
NG33 5EW

Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm
Sat: 10am-8pm
Sun
: 11am-5pm

A new licensed shop in the old McDonalds on the A1 southbound from Grantham near Stoke Rochford

  From Pulse & Cocktails, Sept 2009: New Store

A new sexy adult superstore is now open on the A1 southbound, near Stoke Rochford, Grantham.

Formerly a McDonald's restaurant, the premises near Grantham are now a brand new and exciting adult store.

It is a bright and spacious store that offers a very relaxed shopping environment with excellent advice available from the friendly staff.

Thousands of people will drive past the Sexy Superstore every day on their travels and now many people will plan their journey so that they have plenty of time to visit the UK's most thrilling, new Sexy Superstore.

The store has 3 departments; the first has a fantastic range of sexy lingerie and dressing-up wear from sexy nurse to PVC and rubber, sexy hosiery and sexy shoes and boots.

The store also has an excellent choice of naughty novelties and games including hen and stag night products.

The second department is the most exciting one with thousands of adult sex toys, catering for all needs and tastes. A selection of the best toys are on show in display areas so that customers can see and touch before making their choices. This department also has an excellent bondage selection with restraints, whips, paddles and also handmade, life size stocks.

The third department is the separate adult film department, with over 3,000 XXX DVDs.

The store also has a huge, private car park, with plenty of room for lorries and coach parties. A visit to the new, A1 sexy adult superstore is an absolute must!

Stratford upon Avon Romeo and Juliet's Adult Boutique

20 Rother Street
Stratford upon Avon
CV37 6NE

  News June 2009.
An unlicensed sex shop has been granted to planning permission to open soon.
Sutton Coldfield Six 30

In Shops (indoor market)
South Parade
Sutton Coldfield

Unsure of status in May 2011

Unlicensed shop opened in September 2009

It is an adult boutique selling upscale lingerie and a few toys.

Sutton in Ashfield

Supermags

1B Market Sq
Huthwaite

Tel: 01623 510 350

Sells R18 videos (£20) & DVDs (£25) along with hardcore magazines and marital aides. Half price exchange service.
Swansea

Ann Summers

20 Whitewalls
Swansea
SA1 3AA

Mon-Fri: 9:30a-6pm
Sun: 11am-5pm

Unlicensed high street store

Little Amsterdam

King Edward Road
Swansea

Now closed

Private Shop

3 Dillwyn Street
Swansea
SA1 4AE

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

   From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2013: Loads of R18s

Loads of R18s at £25 or £50 for 3. Otherwise full priced DVDs are £30 and bargain bin titles are £15 or £30 for 3.

A rather disjointed shopping experience

   From the Mystery Shopper, June 2006: Really Good

This shop is on the periphery of the shopping area and has perhaps the finest frontage of any Private shop I've seen.

Inside standards were high too, with a talkative and entertaining manageress, light wood floor below blue and white slat-wall holding loads of clearly arranged and priced stock.

Bright lighting illuminated DVDs (£40/1, £60/2, £100/4).

A broad display of mags (£10 for 4 hardcore) lead me to an extensive toy display.

With nice music on the stereo and a spacious yet intimate feel, I think this may be the best-presented Private I've visited.

 A really good adult store!

Simply Pleasure.COM

18 Park Street
Swansea
SA1 3DJ

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01792 455248

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

   From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2013: Exceptional Store

An exceptional store for all the right reasons. Well organised and well presented.

There's a large selection of £25 R18s, with a 3 for the price of 2 deal.

All set off by Low pressure, High-help manageress, for whom nothing is too much trouble.

  From the Mystery Shopper, June 2006: Presentable

Just a minute from Swansea's retail heart and a fairly standard sex shop.

DVDs were £40 each, £60 for 2, £100 for 4)

Well-arranged displays of fetish clothing.

Far from great, but a generally presentable store.

Swindon

Exchange Book Shop

158 Crickdale Road
Gorse Hill

Unlicensed shop prosecuted by the human rights abusing council who refuse to grant licences
Swindon Private Shop

Devizes Road

Closed and sold in autumn 2007

 

T

Taibach

(see Port Talbot)

   

Tamworth

Angels

Unit 9 Romain Park
Claymore Tameside Industrial Park

Review required

Taunton

Simply Pleasure.COM

50 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1NS

Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 9am-6:30pm
Sat: 9am-4pm

Tel: 01823 259937

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed. Previously Harmony. Review required

Taunton

Private Shop

85 Station Road
Taunton
TA1 1PB

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

Telford Mojos69

High Street
  News from Shaun, closed by 2007

Telford

Romeo and Juliets

1A Vineyard Road
Wellington
Telford
TF1 1HA

Mon-Wed: 10am-6pm
Thu: 10am-8pm
Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm

Tel: 01952 250519

Licensed since July 2008.

 Review from mm, September 2012: Just the way an Adult shop should be

I have visited this store couple of times in Aug and Sep 2012. Great Layout with plenty of well priced items in all areas.

A good selection of DVD's and mags at competitive prices.

The lady who owns store is pleasant and polite. I have even struck up few conversations with fellow customers with no blushes.

This is just the way an Adult shop should be... that is Adult

The store is light and airy with plenty of parking space in the car park. Don't be put off that it's in a town centre, as it's actually pretty private and did not feel overlooked.

All round excellent shop..... give it a go.

  News 2009: New Location

Romeo and Juliets has moved its shop to 1A Vineyard Road, Wellington. There is ample parking at the new location.

The previous shops at Trench and Ketley have closed

  From the Mystery Shopper, May 2008: Easy Five Stars

My notes say 'Easy Five Stars'. A cut above the average store, not least because of its industrial estate location offering discreet entry and easy parking by the door.

I didn't feel this extensive shop was missing anything. There's a vast selection of R18 DVDs from £30.

Also PVC boots, uniforms, Temptations and Leg Avenue lingerie. Magazines (including contact titles for £6), board games, and a Hustler Virtual Girl complimented the substantial display of bondage/fetish/leather goods and toys.

And a friendly manager made for an exceptionally good...no great-shop.

  From Romeo & Juliets, June 2007: The Cone & The Rock Chick

We have now got two Fully Licensed sex shops in Telford offering a wide selection of R18 Certificated DVD's, Hardcore Mags both American & UK, Sex Toys including the two of this years biggest sellers The Cone & The Rock Chick, Sexy Lingerie, PVC Wear, Wigs, Shoes And LOADS more

Tempsford

(See Sandy)

   

Thetford

Absolookley Adult

17, Brunel way Industrial Estate
Brunel way
Thetford
Norfolk
IP24 1HP

Mon-Sat: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Sun: closed

Tel: 01842 751924

Licensed

  News from Absolookley Adult, August 2014: Up and Running

Sister shop Absolookley Adult in Peterborough has closed but the Thetford branch is still up and running.

  Review from Ian, Jan 2009: Best for Miles

I have just been into the Adult shop in Thetford and l just say that it is the best store for miles, clean, bright, friendly staff and good prices.

I would recommend you visit it soon.

  Review Sept 2008: Takeaway

Review deleted on threat of legal action from the shop
Tidworth
Wiltshire
Fun & Fantasy

Sation Rd
 

Closed and now a tattoo shop

Tilbury Martina's Adult Boutique

Dock Road
 
Thanks to Gerry who spotted the shop as closed and up for rent in 2010.

Tonbridge

Between the Sheets

1 Priory Road
TN9 2AQ

Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm.

Tel: 01732 771453.

From the shop, March 2006:

Established 5 years with very helpful staff and good competitive prices. A great selection of stock including DVD's and videos.

Torquay

Simply Pleasure.COM

19 Market Street
Torquay
TQ1 3AF

Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel: 01803 292577

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  Reader review, April 2011: 5 out of 5

Torquay Simply Pleasure is in easy reach of the town centre.

Once inside the small store there is lots to see and buy. There are lots of toys and outfits in this store.

3 DVDs for £60 plus 3 free mags can't be bad and any yellow sticker for a fiver with the bundle.

The girls are very helpful and will order anything.

My only moan is that they don't do Digital Playground DVDs but I'm sure they will stock them soon.

Apart from that, Simply Pleasure get five out five.

Trowbridge

Passion Box

2 Narrow Wine Street
Trowbridge
Wiltshire
BA14 8EN

Tel: 01225 781566

Licensed. Opened in 2008. Located in the alley between Woolworths and the camera shop.

  Based on Mystery Shopper review, Sept 2008: Warm and Good-Natured

This retailer impressed on many fronts. Limited space made for a certain amount of clutter, but the overall impression was of cosiness and welcoming. A charming manageress and a cold water machine in the corner for customer use added to the welcome.

Negatives included DVD prices at £35-£45. There are also toys, vibrating plugs, novelties, magazines, bondage cuffs and vibrating nipple clamps.

Daytime TV was on in the background and there were lots of female customers. Not a perfect shop by any means, but one so warm and good-natured it's easy to overlook its minor failings and award it full marks.

Truro

Mrs Palm

5 Little Castle Street
Truro
TR1 3DL

Licensed sex shop opened in November 2010.

  News October 2013: Shop  to feature in TV drama

A film company has been shooting the latest instalment of a German TV franchise in an adult shop in Truro. Mrs Palm sex shop on Little Castle Street will be seen in a feature length TV adaptation of a romantic novel written by the Cornish born author, Rosamunde Pilcher.

The scene will show a lead female character slipping in to the adult shop to buy a lingerie set  and walking out carrying one of the shop's distinctive fuchsia pink bags.

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2012: A fetishy twist

A surprisingly small selection of R18s at £20 and £25. 2 for £35 and £45.

A boutique feel shop with full marks for withstanding anti sex shop pressure, and for surviving as a modern adult store with a fetishy twist.

  News November 2010: Judicial Review

The Christian Institute is instigating a judicial review of the licence procedure followed by the council. Meanwhile the catholic church is frequently harassing the shop with protests.

Tunbridge Wells

Secret Desires

152 London Road
Southborough
TN4 OPJ

Mon-Sat: 9am-8pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Tel: 01892 615684

  From Secret Desires, April 2006

Over 1500 R18 DVD's in stock from every available distributor / wholesaler in the UK. All our DVD's are £25-£30 and videos are £20-£25 with discounts available for multiple buys. We exchange DVDs for £10 within 7 days of purchase or £15 thereafter.

We have weekly special offers and all out staff are trained and knowledgeable with regards to our products. We pride ourselves on being clean, brightly lit and "female" friendly and also carry a large range of gay DVDs.

We also have a film club whereby we give a free DVD to regular customers who have purchased 5 DVD's, this doesn't require any personal information, simply a password specific to that individual customer. This is a loyalty club. we do after all appreciate and reward our regular customers as many would testify. Membership also entitles customers to reserve new releases prior to release date.

We stock every available hardcore magazine in the UK and provide a "reserve your copy" facility if required. Magazine prices range from £4 - £10 but are reduced when 3 are purchased of the same price.

Our stores have our own bespoke leather and bondage range including spreaders, hobbles, cuffs, harness' , whips, paddles, gags, collars etc. We also stock latex wear for both the beginner fetishist to the experienced, carrying a large range of "Honour", "Skin Two" and "Denbar". The entire "Wild Designs" range is also available should you require sexy lingerie or fetish uniforms of any size.

This store stocks over 1000 different toys, creams and lubricants including the "Toy Joy" range as well as designer toys such as "Electrastim", "Phallix" etc. If we don't have a specific toy someone requires, then we will do our best to get it for them.

There is a also free car park opposite the shop for our customers.

 

U

Uxbridge

(See Uxbridge)

   

 

V

 

W

Wakefield

 

Chez L'Amour

Lower Warrengate
Wakefield
WF1 1SA

Closed and up for sale in 2014

Private Shop

71 Doncaster Road
Belle Vue
Wakefield
WF1 5DX

Mon-Sat 10am - 8pm

Licensed

  Review from Ian, July 2014: Lacking a discreet entrance

Location

Situated on a very busy road that leads to and away from the city centre. Very busy with traffic and the store has no off road or car park so it was a matter of trying to park along the road. The Shop is surrounded by takeaways and other shops. Managed to park quite a way up the road and walked to the shop

The entrance is located at the front facing the road and I got numerous looks from car drivers who were stationary due to volume of traffic

Rather embarrassing to say the least.

Store

The store is small with the usual range of clothing, sex toys, magazines and R18 Movies as available in most Private Shops

Maybe it was just the walk down passed the line of dirty looks from the car drivers but I just didn't feel comfortable in this store had an atmosphere I cant explain really.

Staff

The staff member passed the time of day and left me to have a look around.

Seemed to feel uncomfortable.

I was thinking about the leaving the store and walking out onto the busy main road carrying a DVD and could hear the blasting of horns and shouts coming from car drivers in my head

Felt even more uncomfortable leaving the store and walking back.

The location for this store really needs some sort of car park or rear entrance as Could not see this location making the start of the whole experience a good one.

Would advise if your anyway little shy about visiting sex shop visit another one.

Walsall

Angels & Sinners

Angels & Sinners

Unit 5, Frederick Street
Town Wharf Business Park
Walsall
WS2 9NJ

Tel: 01922 635544

Licensed. Also known as Angels of Walsall
 Review from Malcolm, September 2012: Seeking High Definition

I visited a shop called Angels of Walsall requesting High Definition (HD) videos only. I was told most DVD'S are HD. The fella in there pointed to whole racks of them and said they are all HD DVD's. Of course they weren't....

There was in fact one rack with some HD videos priced at £30 each, £70 for 3. Quite ridiculous when you consider what the private shops charge. So for me, Angels of Walsall was deceptive about the nature of their products and overcharge by a mile and a half.

  Review from Gerry, September 2011: 5500 Adult DVDs

Still an excellent shop which now claims to have 5500 adult DVDs in stock.

I can well believe it. The price of 8 for £100 is available, and there is also a value bucket of older DVDs.

The cinema was doing good business yesterday as well.

Some of their website clothing offers are extremely good value

  News from Gerry, February 2011: R18 Cinema

I visited Angels and Sinners again yesterday . Still an excellent shop as per my past comments.

However they have now added an adult cinema at the back of the shop showing R18 films. The cinema is rather different to the Odeon (apart from the films it shows) in that the seating is all comfortable leather sofas, well spread out. Very nice indeed.

Shortly the shop will be changing its name to Angels of Walsall to avoid confusion with the wholesaler using the A&S name in Birmingham

  Review from Gerry, Oct 2009: Superb shop
Superb shop on small trading estate, they have taken over two units.

As you enter shop, the left hand unit is full of undies, toys, lotions, etc whist right hand unit is crammed with great selection of DVDs. Bulk price of 8 for £100 is competitive.

  From Angels, Dec 2006

We are a large friendly business, catering for the discerning customer requiring, top quality sex aids, toys, lingerie, lotions and potions, videos, DVD's and magazines. Visit or buy on line. Always competitive prices.

Walsall

Private Shop

21-22 Stafford Street
Walsall
WS2 8DG

Mon-Thu: 10am-6pm
Fri: 10am-8pm
Sat: 10am-6pm

Licensed

  News from Alan February 2013: Closing

The Walsall Private Shop has either closed or is about to do so. The shop is being taken over by Fletcher's cakes from just up the road. Seems like anyone looking for a mucky film will get an eclair instead.

Warrington

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
Unit 5 Crown Parade
Under the Arches - Central Station
WA1 2AE

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm.
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel 01925 638660

warrington@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty warrington

Take a Peek Inside

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year

 

Licensed shop since 2003.

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  Review from Andrew, May 2010: Most Pleasurable

Re the Warrington Nice 'n' Naughty store. I called in there last week to buy some lingerie.

I had no idea what to buy, and was most grateful for the friendly and helpful advice of the staff in store. They were really friendly, impartial and non - judgemental. They were absolutely fabulous, and I will have no doubt I will be visiting the store again soon.

It was a most pleasurable shopping experience....

  From Nice 'n' Naughty, July 2008: Nice to Compete

In July 2008, the Warrington Nice 'n' Naughty shop will be the first adult retail store short listed to win an “Award for Business” at a glittering gala in Warrington, Cheshire. Nice n Naughty have been short listed to the final 2 for the “Buisness of the Year” Award out of approximately 1000 businesses in the catchment area.

Nice n Naughty had to meet a stringent criteria, which included providing quality throughout the organisation's structure, strong communications, and good employee/employer relations; all of which were highlighted when Nice n Naughty successfully retained their ‘Investors In People' Status at their recent re-assessment earlier this year.

  From Nice 'n' Naughty

We have opened a shop in Warrington, Cheshire which is one of the largest shops in Europe with a floor space of nearly 4000 square feet. It has to be the largest in the UK. We have a massive range of clothing and adult products. Well worth a visit. Now stocking over 1500 DVD/VHS. Friendly staff, browsers welcome.

It was granted a sex shop license on July 8th 2003.

Waterford

Pillow Talk

56 O'Connell Street
Waterford

 

Watford

Honour

Unit 2,
Finway Court
Whippendell Road
Watford
WD18 7EN

Mon-Fri: 9.30am-6pm
Sat: 10:00am-3pm
Sun: Closed

Unlicensed

Watford

Simply Pleasure.COM

96 The Parade
Watford
WD17 1AW

Mon-Wed: 9am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 9am-6pm
Sun: 11am-4pm

Tel: 01923 213004

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  From Kieran

On visiting Watford's only licensed sexshop (featured on Channel 5's Gender Swap with Rebbecca Loos) I was pleasantly surprised!

The shop is stocked from top to bottom with an amazing variety of toys.. Rampant Rabbits take pride of place with lots of different colours, sizes and designs! I would hazard a guess that there are at least 150 different types of vibrators for women alone, which pleased my wife!

Then for me they had a large variety of pumps and vaginas! That's not to mention the whole top shelf surrounding the shop being home for realistic dolls of all sizes! The Manageress behind the counter was very friendly and able to give us great advice about everything we asked her! she was very confident and not at all intimidated by my query of how a penis enlarger worked! As well as all this they have a wide selection of lingerie, bondage equipment and DVD's and VHS all well priced!

I was really pleased with my visit and between myself and the manageress we managed to persuade my wife to give the 'Love Swing' a whirl which she know tells all her friends about!!!
We cant wait to go again!

  From Peter

Firstly, the shop seems to have metamorphosed from Harmony. It's now called 'Simply Pleasure'. I don't know whether or not this represents a change of ownership, though I suspect that it might.

It was a major disappointment. As a single man visiting the shop, I felt unwelcome. It seems to me that it caters almost solely to women - plently of clothing and toys for them, but nothing (apart from the videos/DVDs at the back) for men. There was one man staffing the shop when I visited. Whilst he was quite pleasant, he appeared not to have a clue what he was doing, and was a long way from being helpful to me. I won't bother to go there again.

  From David

My wife & I visited the shop. It is brand new shop front with a very tasteful window display of erotic lingerie, Inside just about every toy & gadget you could wish for are on display. A collection of whips, floggers & bondage gear if that floats your boat!. A very good selection of lingerie, pvc silky gear, erotic games.

A huge range of R18 rated dvds & videos the videos were £30 each which I thought was good value. There was one girl on the counter who was very friendly and answered all our questions. The shop has a very good atmosphere for couples or singles. We give the shop ten out of ten, a breath of fresh air in the world of sex shops! There is a security camera which covers the whole shop. The range of Rabbit vibrators every shape & size to please any girl!! We look forward to our next visit

Wednesbury Nice 'n' Naughty
Lower High Street
Wednesbury
West Midlands
WS10 7AQ
Fully licensed shop opened on May 8th 2007. Now closed

Wellingborough

Lace

Silver Street

Lingerie shop opened in October 2011

  News from article on northantset.co.uk, October 2011: Sensible Prices

Lace on Silver Street is the first high street shop in the UK to offer the baci range of lingerie which comes from Miami.

Shop owner Chantal Barnett said:

I think some people think we are a sex shop but that's not what it is at all, we offer a range of luxury lingerie at sensible prices.

Everything here is priced between £6 and £50 – I won't sell anything for more than that.

Some of it is sensible and some if it is more raunchy, and we do offer customers the chance to order from our catalogues if there is something that they want but can't see in the shop.

But it isn't Ann Summers, we aren't licensed and we don't sell toys or anything like that.

There is a real range of underwear here – from knickers to underwear sets, corsets as well as handmade jewellery.

Wellingborough Licensed Adult Centre

Cannon Street
closed in 2009

Wellington

See Telford

   
Wentbridge

See Pontefract

   

West Bromwich

Private Shop

19 Bull Street
Wes Bromwich
B70 6EU

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

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Licensed

  Review from Malcolm, September 2012: Seeking High Definition

I visited the Private shop in West Bromwich and received accurate information and good deals.

I took one disc back because the content was poor and even though I had time to have watched it, they took it back and I was allowed to swap it for another with no trade in charge made.

On another occasion I tuned down one of their free magazines while buying 3 videos for £50 and was told I could choose another HD DVD at no extra charge.....(4 for £50 that day). Excellent service. I highly recommend the West Bromwich store.

I have also been offered, when they have them, Blu-ray's for the same price as 3 for £50 normal HD videos.

West Bromwich

Simply Pleasure.COM

282 High Street Street
West Bromwich
B70 8AQ

Mon-Wed: 9:30am-6pm
Thu-Fri: 9:30am-7pm
Sat: 9:30am-6pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

 
Tel: 0121 5536193

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed

  News Feb 2008: Undies and Frillies

The local Sandwell council granted permission to Simply Pleasure for a window display of undies and frillies.
West Bromwich

Simply Pleasure.COM

Birmingham Road
Oldbury
B69 4ED

Closed by 2012

West Bromwich

Simply Pleasure.COM,

Dudley Rd
Sandwell
B18 4HE

Closed by 2012

West Thurrock

Bissy-B

Unit 7 Breach Road
Thurrock Business Centre
West Thurrock
Grays
Essex
RM20 3NR

Mon to Fri 10am to 8pm
Saturday 10am to 3pm

Tel: 01708 252993
Tel:
01708 252605

Licensed, previously Little Amsterdam at Truckworld

  From ETO's Mystery Shopper: July 2013: Back to Basics

Basic shop decoration for back to basics pricing.

A good range of toys and DVDs at £20.

Unsophisticated, but not unpleasant

  News from Bissy-B, August 2008: Been Bissy

The West Thurrock licensed sex shop previously known as Little Amsterdam has moved premises and is now known as Bissy-B

We stock a vast array of DVD and VHS titles:

DVDs start from £10
VHS Tapes from £5

We also sell a wide range of Lingerie & Outfits
as well as Magazines (Contact & Monthly).

Some fancy dress costumes are also available along with bespoke bondage equipment

Westcliff-On-Sea

Harmony

312 London Road
Westcliff- on-Sea
Essex
SS0 7JJ

Tel 01702 341486

Open Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm

From the shop:

Harmony is a clean bright, newly licensed shop with a large selection of stock in all areas, R18 videos, DVD's, sex toys & sex aids, clothing, lingerie and a selection of leather clothing etc..

We always have about 300 titles of R18 films in stock. All at great prices (as low as 20) and a part exchange facility. Although most titles are hetero, we do have a selection of Gay, Lesbian & T.S. films.

In excess of 100 different vibrators & dildos always in stock. Plus a full range of artificial vaginas and masturbating units and dolls. We also stock a range of vacuum pumps and other erection aids including various creams. Our staff are fully trained in the usefulness of all items we stock as well as being trained in how to make the customer feel at ease in what may be an embarrassing situation for them. Once again all prices are competitive.

We carry a large range of clothing and lingerie including nurse & maids outfits etc. Once again staff are trained in converting sizes, as many people know only one type of sizing.  We always stock a range of top quality leather clothing: Bodies, Basques, Bikinis etc..Further to this a range of handcuffs and restraints made from top grade Hide. Plus harnesses, gags, masks, hoods and Kat o Nine Tails. As always prices are competitive.

One more thing, whilst looking at your site I saw some customers' comments relating to them being intimidated in certain shops. Sadly there are still a few companies entrenched in that old fashioned style. However I can assure you not so in Harmony, our staff are fully trained in all areas of our business, with a very large emphasis on customer satisfaction. To run a successful business you need regular and repeat trade, to achieve this you must
a) Give good value for money
b) Have a great selection of stock
c) Keep the customer satisfied
We try our very best to achieve all of these criteria.
Our staff are repeatedly told “ It's the customers who pay our wages”

I think we've got it pretty right.

Westmeath

Butterfly Kisses

9 Pearse Street
Mullingar
Westmeath

 

Westmeath

Edraco Adult Shop

20 O'Connell Street
Athlone
Westmeath

 

Weston super Mare

Joy Adult Shop

53 Whitecross Road
Weston super Mare
BS23 1EJ

  Review by Paul March 2007: Building Repeat Business
The shop is situated about 10 minutes walk from the town centre and is relatively easy to find.

While working within the constraints of being unlicensed and the size of the store. (a typical 'corner' shop), the owner tries to have something for everyone.

The shop had a good range of mags, limited but adequate 'toys' selected for the widest appeal. A wide range of novelties including adult games, mugs and T-shirts, seemingly to stay the right side of the law. For the same reason, I could see no R18 DVDs on display. I did notice that lingerie and fetish clothing were pretty absent in the shop and BDSM didn't feature bar a few of the usual small items.

The guy running the shop comes across as slightly 'gruff' but is in fact very friendly and had a good chat with him. You feel at ease to browse around the shop with your partner. The shop is reasonably priced for a retail outlet and I got the impression he was far more interested in building up repeat business than ripping you off, All in all I would recommend a visit if you are in Weston but the store isn't so well stocked to recommend you travel miles specifically to visit.

  News July 2006: Licence Refused

Refused a licence for the 3rd time. Licensing subcommittee chairman Cllr John Clark said:

We resolve to refuse this application having regard to the character of the locality and use of which any premises in the vicinity are put.

Weymouth

Erotica Belle

1 Ranelagh Road
Weymouth
DT4 7JD

Previously named Discretion. Licensed since 2005

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, September 2012: Highly Recommended

A good selection of DVD mostly at £25 with a Buy 1 Get 2nd Half Price offer. There are also titles available in a Buy 1 Get 2 Free offer.  There's a £5-10 bargain selection too.

A very friendly manageress made for a high recommendation from the Mystery Shopper.

  News September 2011: Under New Management

New owners of the Weymouth's licensed sex shop in Ranelagh Road are making several fundamental changes.

The shop was renamed in July 2011 from Discretion to Erotica Belle. And in a change of direction the new owner, Jonathan Spencer, has been given council permission to display lingerie in the shop window.

Spencer said that it an effort to move his business on from what he described as the dirty mac brigade reputation of sex shops.

Weymouth Council's Licensing Committee one letter of objection, 18 letters of support and a petition signed by around 120 people in favour of the move to change the building's appearance.

Spencer said: I've changed the products in the shop so they are less adult. I want to go more down the lingerie route and the gift route.

Weymouth Private Shop

Kings Street
Reported as closed in 2009

Whitley Bay

Tickled Pink

18 Station Road
Whitley Bay
NE26 2QZ

Opened August 2011.

  See article from chroniclelive.co.uk, April 2012: On the Move

Due to the hassle and expense of parking in the vicinity of the shop, Tickled Pink is set to move to Bowes Street in Blythe.

Wicklow

Utopia Adult Party Shop

Unit 2 Everest Centre
Bray
Wicklow

 

Widnes

Albert Road

Licence application rejected

Wigan

Nice n Naughty logo

Nice 'n' Naughty
Unit 7, Under the Arches
Queen Street

Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm.
Sat: 9am-6pm

Tel - 01942 244982

wigan@nicennaughty.co.uk

Nice n Naughty shop exterior in Wigan

Take a peek into the shop

www.nicennaughty.co.uk

Adult Retailer of the Year
 

Licensed

10% Discount  off for Melon farmers at all our licensed shops and online with the discount code MELONFARMERS. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers.

  From Nice n Naughty, December 2011: 5 Stars

Opened on the 10th March 2003 with a full stock of every R18 VHS/DVD title available (Over 1500 titles and new releases arriving weekly) catering for all tastes. This store was awarded 5 Stars by the ETO mystery shopper in August 2011, praising the knowledgeable staff and comfortable surroundings.

A full range of magazines, fetish, TV, scans, European, UK/USA monthly, gay, contacts and the latest Private and Pirate titles.

A huge range of adult toys and novelties and bondage, also stocking Lingerie, Latex, PVC and hosiery.

With Male and Female staff available in a brand new shop fit with air conditioning, well lit and layout that offers a comfortable experience.

Wisbech

Kiss Kiss

Thorney Road
Guyhirn
Near Wisbech
Cambridgeshire
PE13 4AA

Licence approved in September 2008. Closed in 2012
Wisbech New Toll Service Station

Thorney Toll
A47 near Wisbech
Cambridgeshire
Licensed and located in a petrol station on the A47. Closed in 2007
Wisbech XXX Zone

Falcon Road
Wisbech
Previously licensed but reported as closed in May 2008

Woking

Private Shop

High Street

Licensed but closed by 2013

Wolverhampton

Adult Pleasure Zone

16 Broad Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HP

Licensed. Previously Soho Books

Adult Shop

2 Walsall Street
Bilston
WV14 0AT

Licensed

The Foxy

146 Oxford Street
Bilston
WV14 7DP

Daily: 11am - 11pm

Cinema Entrance: £5 - £8

Licensed adult cinema and sex shop. Open since 1995

  News April 2014: Licence renewal

The Foxy is a licensed adult cinema and sex shop. The owner hopes to open a dance bar at the end of June. The owner said:

We take strict control of the property. The licensing people have been down and double checked and there has been no problem.

The business was awarded a Sexual Entertainment Venue licence in 2012, which is when the licences were introduced by the Government. Until then it met the legal requirement for the time.

The sex shop sells toys and DVDs. Opening hours are 11am to 11pm, seven days a week. The owner said the busiest times were in the evenings and on weekends. To go in it will set you back between £5 and £8, depending on the time of day.

The licence is now up for annual renewal by planning bosses at Wolverhampton City Council and the renewal will be subject to a public consultation.

  From Guy:

My main object was to visit the cinema but whilst waiting for the woman behind the counter to serve me I browsed around the shop. I found a vast selection of video's and dvd's which were priced individually or grouped at three for 100.00 pounds, which seemed a little expensive compared to internet prices, but it does avoid the embarrassment of having delivered to your home, the range would cater for most peoples tastes.

The shop had a range of toys which was not huge, I found the stock to be mostly video's and dvds. Where this establishment excels itself is the staff, the woman behind the counter was pleasant and helpful, she pointed out where the entrances to each of the two cinema screens were and where the toilets were situated and that refreshments were available. Upon leaving a gentleman was behind the counter and he said goodbye and have a safe journey.

All in all a very friendly establishment.

Private Shop

Broad Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HZ

Closed by 2013

Pulse & Cocktails

40 Church Lane
Near St. John's Retail Park
Wolverhampton
WV2 4DD

 
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat: 10am-6pm
Sun & Bank hols: 11am-5pm

Open every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Easter Sunday.

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: The Midland's largest

This is massive new superstore and is split into two departments.

The first department in the store is Cocktails, which has an amazing range of sexy lingerie and clothing in both conventional and raunchy styles, including leather, latex PVC and also a fantastic range of dressing-up uniforms. Due to the size of the store the product range and diversity is vast and the sizes range from 8-26. Also at this store is an excellent selection of hosiery, realistic wigs and shoes.

This department also has a large range of naughty novelties, greeting cards, gifts, games and hen and stag night products

The second department is Pulse and is where the ultimate sex shop adventure really begins!

The toy department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. There is also an excellent bondage section and an exclusive collection of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 5,000 different DVDs covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 600 titles

The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

This store in Wolverhampton must be visited for the ultimate sex shop experience. It is an absolutely amazing store and can only be described as an erotic theme park.

The store is located on Church Lane, which runs parallel to St Johns Ring Road (dual carriageway)

By Car:

From the top of Snow Hill, turn off left as if heading towards St Johns Retail Park. Do not turn into the car park, continue down Church Lane for approximately 300 yards. The store is the last building on the left.

There is a large free private car park at this store with an additional, discreet entrance direct into the toy and film department from the car park.

By Foot:

Head towards St Johns Ring Road from the city centre, down Worcester Street, cross over the dual carriageway by Penn Road Island and follow the footpath around the car park and onto Church Lane.

Simply Pleasure.COM

18 Broad Street
Wolverhampton
WV1 1HP

Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm
Fri: 9am-7pm
Sat:  9am-6pm


Tel: 01902 420581

Simply Pleasure
shop details at
www.simplypleasure.com

 

Licensed, previously Adult Play Things

  Review from Gerry, February 2013: Helpful

Simply had a good choice of reduced price DVDs and a helpful lady manager.

  Review from the Mystery Shopper Sept 2010: Premiere League

A cheery welcome from the shop manager.

Mainline DVDs at 25.00 with 3 for 2 offer. A decent cheaper range at 15.00.

A decent range of toys

  Comment, Oct 2009:

Gone downhill - few special offer DVDs

Worcester

Private Shop

18 Lowesmoor

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

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Worksop

Pulse & Cocktails

Claylands Ave
Dukeries Ind Estate
S81 7DJ
 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm
Sundays: closed
Bank hols: closed

  From Pulse & Cocktails, March 2007: Large Adult Superstore

This is a large adult superstore and is split into two departments.

This first department is Cocktails, which has an excellent range of sexy lingerie, costumes PVC, latex and hosiery in a variety of styles ranging from sizes 8-26. This department also has a huge selection of naughty novelties, games and hen and stag night products

Pulse is where the shopping adventure really begins! The sex toys department is huge with literally thousands of toys from every corner of the globe with many items available to touch in the 'switch on and try before you buy' display area. This store also has an exclusive range of erotic furniture.

This store has a fantastic adult film department with over 3,000 different titles covering every type and subject imaginable. This department also has a 42" plasma screen showing trailers of the latest films. The store also has an excellent, Gay DVD section with over 300 titles. The DVDs are very competitively priced and Pulse & Cocktails offers an excellent exchange system on all films. The store has a huge range of books and magazines, none of which are sealed and all at very competitive prices.

Visit this store in Worksop for the ultimate sex shop experience

From the A57 turn off at Claylands Avenue, signposted Dukeries industrial Estate the store is 400 yards further down on the left hand side opposite the old Nestle factory.

Large Free Private Car Park

Worthing

Cherry Bliss

6 Royal Arcade
Worthing
BN11 3AY

Tel: 01903 209020

  From connections of Cherry Bliss, Jan 2008: Sexy Erotic Boutique
Cherry Bliss is a first for the seaside town of Worthing, it has a sexy erotic boutique feel about rather than a typical sex shop.

Cherry Bliss has every area covered, sexy playwear, lubes & lotions, bondage gear to the very latest adult toys on the market.

The staff are friendly and are very well trained on all the products. They also stock a wide range of adult DVD tiles with prices starting from £4.99.

Cherry Bliss is an Aladdin's cave of all things sensual and sexy and would be ideal for those who get slightly nervous about visiting a sex shop.

Worthing

Taboo

101 Rowlands Road
Worthing
BN11 3JX

Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm

Tel: 01903 823715

Licensed, previously Secret Desires and Pillow Talk. Became Taboo in March 2011.

  News December 2011: Set to Close

The shop is set to close on 24th December 2011 due to poor trade.

  News March 2011: Taboo

Became Taboo in March 2011

  News July 2008: Pillow Fight Victory

For the 5th time of asking, Worthing has granted a sex shop licence. The shop will now be fitted out in the Pillowtalk brand.

  News January 2008: Pillow Fight

Veteran nutter Steve Stevens is claiming victory after a Worthing sex shop closed.

But he faces a new fight because adult goods chain Pillowtalk plans to take over the vacant shop next week.

Secret Desires in Rowlands Road, Worthing, was cleared of stock just weeks before councillors were due to hear a fourth try for a sex shop licence.

Stevens said of the new shop: I will campaign against it of course. I think they would be very ill-advised to try to do anything in this town.

  From Pat, Feb 2007: No Hardcore Magazines

I Visited this shop mid-January. The lady running the shop was very helpful, but this was definitely a place for couples or women. There are no hardcore mags, DVD's, etc. for sale, as they do not have a license, (though they were collecting signatures to try and help their application), though the soft stuff on display was still labelled at hardcore prices.

For the small space in the shop, there has certainly been plenty packed in, with clothing and toys lining the walls and floor display's.

Not really worth  visiting if you're a lone male, but couples and ladies will enjoy it.

  From Secret Desires: Every Available Hardcore Magazine

We stock every available hardcore magazine in the UK and provide a "reserve your copy" facility if required. Magazine prices range from £4 - £10 but are reduced when 3 are purchased of the same price.

Our stores have our own bespoke leather and bondage range including spreaders, hobbles, cuffs, harness' , whips, paddles, gags, collars etc. We also stock latex wear for both the beginner fetishist to the experienced, carrying a large range of "Honour", "Skin Two" and "Denbar". The entire "Wild Designs" range is also available should you require sexy lingerie or fetish uniforms of any size.

This store stocks over 1000 different toys, creams and lubricants including the "Toy Joy" range as well as designer toys such as "Electrastim", "Phallix" etc. If we don't have a specific toy someone requires, then we will do our best to get it for them.

Over 500 18 rated DVD's in stock ranging from Zero Tolerance to Score with reduced rates for multiple buys.

There is a also free car parking outside the shop for our customers.

Wrexham

The Fantasy House

2 Mount Street
Wrexham
LL13 8DN

Mon-Sat: 9:30-6:30pm (Fri 7pm)

Tel: 01978 262784

Licence granted in July 2009. Locals tried to kick up a fuss about the historic plaque on the building commemorating the birthplace of a Crimean war hero by the name of Balaclava Ned

  From Fantasy House, October 2009: Well received

The shop was opened officially about 2 months ago and it is receiving a very favourable response from all whom have ventured in it.

We are aiming to encourage females and couples along with the steady male DVD buyers offering a large range of up market lingerie, footwear and toys as well as a vast selection of R18 DVD's and imported magazines in bright pleasant surroundings.

So far everything we are doing is being well received.

Wrexham

Private Shop

6 Yorke Street

Mon-Sat 9.30-6pm (Fri. 8pm)

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York

Ann Summers

19 High Ousegate
York
YO1 8RX

Mon-Fri: 9:30am - 6pm
Sat: closed
Sun: 11am - 5pm

Unlicensed shop

  Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2014: Impressive

Impressive shop that has received a makeover since the last visit.

Nostalgia & Bluestar Publications

Victoria Street
off Nunnery Lane
York

Licensed shop now closed but the business is continuing by mail order

Private Shop

Bootham
York

Closed by 2014

Xes

Goodramgate
York

Closed by 2014, although there is still an online spin off

Adult Shop

70b Gillygate
York
YO31 7EQ

Tel: 01904 613638

Mon-Sat 10:00-20:00
Sun 10:00-4:00

 Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, February 2014: Excellent Manager

Multiple deals on R18s DVDs: 6 for £100; 3 for 2, 2 for £50.

An excellent manager who engaged, promoted, explained, negotiated and helped like a keen but unpressurising pro.


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