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Banbury


Sam Private
Bridge Street
Banbury

Reported closed and all signage removed in March 2010.

Bangor , North Wales


Nice 'n' Naughty

Nice 'n' Naughty
High Street
Bangor
LL57 1NP

Closed in 2019

Customers are now invited to shop online with a 10% discount (excluding sales) using the discount code BANG10 at

Nice 'n' Naughty
 

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
Doncaster Rd
Barnsley
S70 1TH

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.

Barnsley


Pulse & Cocktails

462 Doncaster Road
Stairfoot
Barnsley
S70 3EY

Mon-Sat: 10am-5:30pm
Sun & Bank hols: closed

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2016: Don't look

£ 10 hardcore magazines were marked sealed, do not open.

DVDs were mostly £ 25, with 3 for £ 50 and 7 for £ 100 offers. Others premium titles were £ 30.

A pleasant and expansive shop.

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
A14 4SP

Appears to have closed by December 2011.

Barrow in Furness


Simply Pleasure

21 Dalkeith Street
Barrow in Furness
LA14 1ST

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

Tel: 0122 9827450

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
Lower Bristol Rd.
Twerton
Bath
BA2 3EM

Licensed closed by 2018

Bedford


Erotica
Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2UK

Licensed. Closed in 2014.

Bedford


Private Shop
Tavistock Street
Bedford
MK40 2RP

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019

Belfast see also Newtownabbey


Bliss Adult Play Things

Liberty Belfast
20 North Street
Belfast
BT1 1LA

Closed at Smithfield Square West in February 2014.
Now at Liberty Belfast

From Liberty Belfast

On the adult side of things our extensive range of goods (too much to list it all) includes everything from hen and stag night novelties, naughty adult gifts and games, lingerie, shoes-boots, dress up, fetish wear, sex toys for him - her and couples.

Belfast


Gemini
North Street Arcade
Belfast
BT1 1PB

Presumably lost when the arcade was burnt down in an arson attack.

Belfast


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

Belfast


Gresham Tapes & Video

25 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL

Belfast

Miss Behavin'

Unit 2, 2-8 Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JN

Unlicensed

News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News September 2014: Licence Application

Belfast Council moralists have in the past have refused to grant sex shop licences just because. In 2003 Miss Behavin' applied for a licence which was rejected. The shop initiated an appeal which was escalated all the way to the UK's high court which eventually upheld the council's right to ban sex shops just because they felt like it.

Now Miss Behavin' look set to apply for a licence again and early reports from councillors is that opinions are 'divided' which looks a lot more promising than in 2003.

Belfast


MissTique

Gresham Street
Belfast
BT1 1JL

Unlicensed

News November 2014: Licence refused

Belfast City Council has said no to licensed sex shops on a city centre street. The committee claimed that the appropriate number of sex establishments in the Gresham Street locality remain as nil .

News October 2014: Licence Application

MissTique has joined Miss Behavin' by submitting an application for a licence for a second sex shop called Misstique in the same area.

Belfast


Mr Bliss
Smithfield Square West
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Reported closed in 2014

Belfast


Naughty but Nice
Smithfield Square
Belfast
BT1 1JE

Closed February 2014

Belfast


Perfect Pleasures
North Street
Belfast
BT1 1NA

Reported closed in 2013

Belfast


Private
Smithfield Square
Belfast

Closed

Belfast


The Private Emporium
North Street
Belfast
BT1 1ND

Closed by 2012

Belfast see also Newtownabbey


SohoBooks

31 Gresham St
Belfast
BT1 1JL

9:30am-9pm

Tel: 028 90 333233

Previously Private Lines

News, May 2015: Mentioned in Dispatches

The shop was mentioned in the news when a shoplifting case was heard in court.

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

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. Listing checked in December 2017.

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 Street
Birmingham
B5 4EB

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

Licensed

adult world birmingham centre

News October 2019: License renewed

The licence was renewed despite a whinge from the nighbouring Old Rep theatre complaining about people handing around.

News July 2019: Changed hands

Adult World in Hay Mills changed hands in 2013. The owners further acquired the city centre shop and sex cinema on Hinkley Street in July 2019.

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. Listing confirmed in November 2016.

Birmingham


Amsterdam XXX
119/121 Hurst Street
Birmingham
B5 6SE

Closed in 2015.
 

Birmingham


Ann Summers

Bullring
City Centre
Birmingham
B5 4BA

Monday - Saturday: 10am - 8pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing

From ETO's Mystery Shopper, November 2018: Full range

Nothing much seemed to be missing

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, listing checked in November 2016.

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


The Adult Shop: Book Exchange

91 Oxford St
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 6DY

(opposite coach station)

Tel: 0121 643 1700

Licensed.

News, May 2018: Congratulations

The shop made the local news when an advertising hoarding above the shop hosted a poster congratulating the royal couple.

The prominent, but miserable, local MP Jess Phillips felt that somehow it was 'inappropriate' for a sex shop to be so close to a poster congratulating Harry and Megan.

Employees at shop pointed out that they had no control over the choice of posters appearing in the advertising space.

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
High Street
Kings Heath
Birmingham
B14 7JZ

Looks to have closed by 2017.

Birmingham


Night Trips Adult Shop

39 Horsefair
Birmingham
B1 1DA

0121 622 3736

Licensed shop, listing checked in November 2016.

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)

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

Licensed. Listing confirmed May 2019.

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
Hockley Hill
Birmingham
B18 5AA

Closed by June 2016

Birmingham


Promises Promises
Dale End
Birmingham City Centre
B4 7LS, UK

Licensed sex shop. Closed in 2016
 

Birmingham


Simply Pleasure
Coventry Road
Bordesley
B10 0RX

closed by 2012

Birmingham


Simply Pleasure
Dale End,
Birmingham
B4 7LS

closed by 2012

Birmingham


Taboo Cinema Club

90 Park Street
Digbeth
Birmingham
B5 5JH

Mon-Sat: 11am - 11pm

Cinema club is located near Moor Street station. Listing checked in November 2016.
 

From Taboo Cinema Club: Adult films

Our facilities include 2 main cinemas showing a wide variety of adult films.

Films change on Mondays and Thursdays - we offer Block Tickets which enables you to visit as many times as you like during the week.

Snacks and hot and cold drinks are available and there is a seated area for you to relax and make new friends.

Our car park at the rear of the cinema is covered by CCTV.

Blackburn


Ann Summers

The Mall
48 King William Street
Blackburn
BB1 7DP

Mon-Sat: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sun: 10:30am - 4:30pm

Unlicensed
 

Review from ETO's Mystery Shopper, August 2017: Impressive

Attentive staff and a busy shopping atmosphere.

Am accomplished and impressive store.

Blackburn


Private Shop
Darwen St
Blackburn
BB2 2BL

Licensed. De-listed by May 2019.

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)

Licensed. Listing checked May 2019.

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

Blackpool


Saints & Sinners

11-15 Foxhall Square
Blackpool
FY1 5BJ

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

Tel: 01253 625050

Now licensed and also with a drinks licence. Listing checked in February 2018.

News September 2020: ETO Awards: Winner

The shop was nominated for Best Individual Store and SUe Judge won the Best Store Manager award.

News, June 2017: ETO Awards 2017: Winner

Saints & Sinners in Blackpool has won the award for Best Store Manager.

Also finalist for Best Individual Store.

News March 2016: Drinks licence

Blackpool sex shop Saints & Sinners has been granted a licence to serve alcohol on its premises.

The store already has a lounge area which serves coffee, where customers can wait while their partners try on items of lingerie, and this will now also offer wine, champagne, Prosecco, and chilled beers. It is believed to be the first adult store to be granted an alcohol licence.

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
Bowes Street
Blythe
NE24 1BD

A planned move from Whitley bay didn't work out in 2014

Bognor Regis