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BJ’S WHITE SWAN

BJ’S WHITE SWAN

White Swan

22/03/13: It’s no secret that we have a soft spot for that East End bastion of cabaret and hot scally totty the White Swan, so when given the opportunity to cover a charity night there with more of the scene’s best drag acts than you find on the Heath of a summer’s evening, we just couldn’t say no.

 
BJ’S WHITE SWAN

BJ’S WHITE SWAN

White Swan

02/03/13: Things got frisky for steamy shenanigans as QX hotfooted it over to veritable East End beacon, BJ’s White Swan and a Saturday night ‘De-Licious’ spectacular of ‘100% funky house and club classics’ last weekend.

 
BJ’S WHITE SWAN

BJ’S WHITE SWAN

White Swan

26/01/13: As the once bustling Earls Court scene in West London draws its final breaths, new venues are popping up almost exponentially right across the swathe of the East End, from Stratford to Shoreditch and beyond.

 
BJ'S WHITE SWAN

BJ’S WHITE SWAN

White Swan

08/09/12: Having passed many a night of my misspent youth at the White Swan, it’s always a joy to go back and see how the old gurl has changed (she hasn’t), catch some ‘fab cab’ and chase some hot East End totty.

 
BJ'S WHITE SWAN:  KANDI KANE

BJ’S WHITE SWAN:
KANDI KANE

White Swan

22/06/12: After a hectic week and the recovery from the fantastic Lovebox festival weekend, it was back down to terra firma for me as I found myself heading back east to BJ’s White Swan, not knowing what the turnout would be.

 
WHITE SWAN

WHITE SWAN

White Swan

14/04/12: Much in the news recently regarding the Tower Hamlets licensing fiasco, we popped along to one of the East End’s oldest gay venues, the White Swan, on a non-stripper night to check out the scene.

 
BJs WHITE SWAN

BJs WHITE SWAN

White Swan

07/01/12: Heading to BJs White Swan, this slightly scatty roving reporter got on the wrong train going to Bank instead of Limehouse.

 
DE-LICIOUS

DE-LICIOUS

White Swan

26/11/11: De-Licious at the beloved BJ’s White Swan started out on Saturday night like a light, subtle appetiser - followed up swiftly by a huge serving of hot fun!

 
BJ'S WHITE SWAN AMATEUR STRIP FINALE

BJ’S WHITE SWAN AMATEUR STRIP FINALE

White Swan

14/09/11: Something momentous was happening in East London last week. There was a palpable tension rising amongst the folk living in ear shot of the bow bells…

 
WHITE SWAN

WHITE SWAN

White Swan

20/08/11: QX got ourselves over to East London’s happening Commercial Road for the dazzling occasion of The White Swan’s 26th birthday bash last Saturday. 

 
BJ’s WHITE SWAN

BJ’s WHITE SWAN

White Swan

09/07/11: The white Swan is somewhat of an East End institution and if last Saturday was anything to go on, it’s easy to see why.

 
SUNDAY TEA DANCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

SUNDAY TEA DANCE 30TH ANNIVERSARY

White Swan

29/05/11:QX checked out the East End action as BJ’s White Swan got hoofing for the 30th anniversary of its Sunday Tea Dance, with a Strictly Sunday spectacular last weekend.

 
BJ’s WHITE SWAN

BJ’s WHITE SWAN

White Swan

09/04/11: For my 17th birthday I got dolled up to go out, drink, gyrate, pounce on anything that moved and then, after inhaling a kebab, throw it back up - spending the night in any appropriate gutter.

 
WHITE SWAN

WHITE SWAN

White Swan

25/02/11: If you haven’t stopped over at Limehouse’s beacon of homoxual shenanigans yet, then it’s about time you did.

 
WHITE SWAN

WHITE SWAN

White Swan

05/11/10: Having been subjected to more baby oil than the Dream Boys’ torsos, the stage at the White Swan last week played host to the 25th anniversary of the original amateur strip contest.