White Swan, Commercial Road

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The White Swan
The White Swan, also known as BJ's White Swan, is a gay dance bar in Commercial Road, Limehouse, in the East End of London. Gay Europe (1995) describs it as "Working-class, local color East End Crowd. Shows, sometimes."[1]

Wednesday nights at the White Swan are stripper nights. In January 2011 the local authority, Tower Hamlets council, threatened to ban the stripper nights as part of a general policy of closing venues that featured strippers, but the venue hoped to escape the ban because the strippers are amateurs and no exploitation is involved.[2]

The WayOut Club meet there once a month.

See also

White Swan, Vere Street

External links



  1. Gay Europe (1995) page 56
  2. http://news.pinkpaper.com/NewsStory/6840/31/01/2012/londons-white-swan-should-be-able-to-keep-its-stripper-night-pinkpapercom-readers-say.aspx