The large and spacious interior of what is one of Soho’s last remaining adult shops
makes for a great atmosphere in which to browse a huge range of DVDs, mags, toys,
fetish gear, etc.
29-31 Brewer Street
London - Simply Pleasure
Sex shops aren’t dotted around London like they used to be, but the district of Hammersmith
is lucky to be blessed with this friendly and enticing branch of Simply Pleasure.
123 Hammersmith Road
London - Private Shop
Discreet customer car parking at the rear of the shop make this a useful stopping
off point if you find yourself in the Brent Cross area of London in desperate need
of a butt plug and lube.
659 North Circular Road
The older ones among you might remember the fabulously Old School sex shop Lovejoy’s,
with its non-porn discount book shop upstairs and the ancient faded girlie posters
that led down to a basement rammed with porn magazines and R18 DVDs. Well, Lovejoy’s
has since been taken over by Harmony and now has the air of a high-class erotic boutique,
selling elegant lingerie, a huge range of toys and kinky gear in the basement downstairs.
There are still porn mags and DVDs on offer here, but they are dwarfed by the huge
array of dildos, vibes, dongs, butt plugs and strap-on toys. We’re talking zillions
of the things!
99A Charing Cross Road
London - Harmony
Located on the most famous shopping road in the country, this modern, stylish award-winning
store is packed full of sex toys, fetish gear and R18 DVDs. Awesome vibe!
103 Oxford Street
London - Blue Rose
Situated right opposite Camden Town Tube Station, this small but well-lit sex shop
has a particularly good selection of hardcore DVDs, as well as vibes, dildos and
4 Kentish Town Road
Liverpool - Nice’n’Naughty
A sexy window display full of scantily-clad dummies will draw you into this city
centre sex shop. And once inside, you’ll find kinky items galore, including fetish
wear, lingerie and toys.
16 Colquitt Street
There’s a lovely open lay-out to the Manchester branch of Private Shops UK, with
a huge wall of enticing sex toys on one side and a huge wall of naughty DVDs on the
Like all Private Shops, the Manchester store has some excellent multi-buy deals on
both R18 DVD and adult mag purchases. The location is great, too. It’s just a short
walk from the Arndale Centre; and it’s open 7 days a week for all your adult shopping
54 Oldham Street
Luton - Pleasure
There’s not much pleasure to be had in Luton these days, but at least this stylish
sex shop provides a hint of the erotic and kinky to this otherwise downtrodden town.
24 Stuart Street
Loughborough - Simply Pleasure
As a shy and nervous student at Loughborough Uni, I would never have dared enter
this stylish branch of Simply Pleasure, but now it’s always my first point of call
whenever I’m back in town.
81 Nottingham Road
London - Soho Original Books
Most of Soho’s sex shops have turned into coffee shops or boutiques in recent years,
but Soho Original Books survives and remains one of the country’s greatest adult
12 Brewer Street
Peterborough - Private Shop
Oxford - Private Shop
Plymouth- Private Shop
Excellent branch of Britain’s biggest national sex shop chain. Great multi-buy offers
on DVDs and always a friendly welcome. Follow their Twitter feed @PrivateShop75.
75 Oundle Road
Open 7 days a week, you’ve got ample opportunity to pop into this first-rate branch
of Private Shops UK to stock up on room aromas, R18 DVDs, dirty mags and sex toys.
54 Cowley Road
Plymouth’s only adult store is open from 10am to 8pm from Monday to Saturday. Keep
up-to-date with what’s new in the store on Twitter by following @PrivateShopPlym.
31 Princess Street
Norwich - Private Shop
Small but well-stocked Private Shop tucked away in a quiet part of the city, pictured
with XD Publications editor Suzy James hanging around outside. She just loves a sex
39 St Augustine Street
Nottingham - Private Shop
This recently revamped Private Shop boasts a couples-friendly atmosphere and a huge
range of R18 DVDs, adult mags, sex toys, room aromas and performance enhancers.
81 Upper Parliament Street
The Newcastle branch of Private Shops UK is an R18 DVD lover’s paradise. It stocks
a huge range of hardcore movies in just about every porn category you can name; and
has great special offer prices for those who wish to buy in quantity. There’s a great
selection of sex toys, too, and a friendly and open-minded vibe.
To learn more about the Newcastle branch of Private Shops UK, click through to read
our Sex Shop Secrets interview with store manager Kyle, or visit the store at the
20-22 Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Oldham - Simply Pleasure
A roadside sex shop with its own customer car park, this branch of Simply Pleasure
has a couples-friendly feel to it. Great range of R18 DVDs and particularly good
selection of kinky fetish gear.
Unit 1, 36 Park Road
Mansfield - Simply Pleasure
Margate - Private Shop
Middlesbrough - Private Shop
Whatever your preconceptions about sex shops, they are sure to blown away by this
modern, spacious and hugely welcoming store. It’s an absolute pleasure to shop here.
2 Station Road
Been working hard to reach your target? Made a few quid for a weekend down to Margate?
Then be sure to pop into the local Private Shop before a paddle in the sea and a
trip to the Tate.
55 Northdown Road
If you’re after special offer deals and trade-ins on R18 DVDs, then this branch of
Private Shop will serve you well. It stocks a huge range of titles, including MILFs,
teens, TS, gay and kink.
14 Borough Road
Lincoln - Simply Pleasure
The simple but smart pink frontage of this licensed sex shop on Lincoln High Street
is matched by the simple and smart interior packed with tons and tons of sexy things!
72 High Street
Leicester - Simply Pleasure
A discreet side door is just one of the many plus points of this Simply Pleasure
sex shop, as is the friendly ambience, excellent lay-out and vast array of DVDs and
25 Narborough Road
Leeds - Simply Pleasure
Located in the heart of the Leeds Gay Village, this welcoming adult store has a particularly
good selection of items aimed at the gay market as well as the usual Simply Pleasure