Spartan Club

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The Spartan Club was a gay club in a basement in Tachbrook Street, Victoria. It was frequented by gay celebrities such as Kenneth Williams. It was run by Patric Walker, later to become the astrologer for the Evening Standard.[1]

Vox Pop

[Vox Pop entries are personal recollections by individual contributors.]

I once had a boyfriend who worked as a barman at the Spartan. One evening the place had closed and I was waiting for my friend to finish tidying up and come home, when a cry was heard "Miss Williams is coming, Miss Williams is coming!" Kenneth Williams came in, accompanied by someone who looked like a bodyguard, and I talked with him briefly: he'd not long returned from a holiday in Morocco.[2]


  1. "Not One to Gossip" (dead link) by Richard Caswell; archived version as at September 2015.
  2. Vox Pop item by Ross Burgess, 3 April 2012.