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Gearing up for the biggest event in the UK’s festish calendar

The last 10 years of Fetish Week London would not have been possible without the Recon members and partygoers from around the world; every year, gearing up and coming out to play. Here are some of the stories and experiences from people who have been with Recon throughout their ten years!

Inchiostro – Clod – Rubber

When we asked Recon member Inchiostro about what inspired him to come to Fetish Week London for the first time he told us, “I wanted to see what was behind the curtain.”

Discovering his fetish for rubber, fresh in
the UK from Italy, he dived right into the London scene. Keen and curious he turned up to Full Fetish with a mutual friend he barely knew. This lack of familiarity ended up being a positive thing, though, as sharing the experience with another novice was what made him feel more comfortable.

You’re most likely to find him donning his self-made rubber at the Rubber Gear party and Full Fetish.

Inchiostro advises newbies to FWL2019, “Don’t overthink it. It’s a very welcoming family. Enjoy it and do whatever it is that you want to do.”

“It’s always good fun. You find yourself in situations that you wouldn’t expect and it’s like WOAH!”

Inkhartboy – Bennie – Deconstruction

recon fetishMancunian Recon member Inkhartboy has been a member since 2014 but has never made the journey down to the capital for Fetish Week London; he plans to change that in 2019. He’s intrigued to see and experience parts of fetish that he hasn’t had access to. After seeing photos from the events and talking with friends from the Manchester scene who had attended, he has quite a good impression of what Fetish Week London is all about.

We asked what fetish means to him to get a better sense what he’s looking for during FWL, “There’s a famous quote that says, ‘The only kind of strange sexual behaviour is no sexual behaviour’. So, I guess to me, fetish is about individuality and also about inclusiveness. It’s nice to see people be exactly what they imagined to be outside of their daily lives. That makes them both happy and excited in social capacities and beyond.”

Reach out to Inkhartboy on with your helpful tips and advice to mastering Fetish Week London.

“I’m very much an equal opportunity offender, I like to think that where there’s new opportunities I should probably be there.”

Kinkypupp – Rocky – Unleashed

fetish-week-londonArriving from a tiny village in the south of England to the big city last year, Recon member Kinkypupp grabbed the opportunity to attend his first Fetish Week London and finally got to do what he wanted to do.

After going to nearly every event in 2018 he’s excited to see what 2019 has in store. “The sense of community is a lot stronger than I expected. From other fetish and sex events that I’ve been to in London, a lot of the time there’s a disconnect from the humanity of things. Which sometimes is great and sometimes can be a little draining. So, I didn’t expect Fetish Week to be so together and social. It’s enough social, it’s enough sexual.”

“My impressions of Recon Fetish Week were…like… fetish Christmas, like fetish Valhalla. When everyone comes to London for this thing… everyone’s ready for it… I had been to fetish events before but to have it in sort of structure, it’s like the holiday you’ve been waiting for all year.”

AJFS71 – Antoin

fetish-london-reconTeam Recon member AJFS71 has been committed to creating and evolving Fetish Week London from the beginning, always keeping in mind the views of our members and partygoers. “It’s clear that people take it very seriously and are really happy that we’re doing Fetish Week, but they want us to do it well. They want to make sure that we’re giving them what they need to have a really good time; celebrating their fetishes, enjoying their kink, the sex and social elements too.”

When it comes to his own enjoyment of FWL after all these years, Sports Cruise is still his favourite. For him it’s a party where you see keen rubbermen and leathermen come out to have some fun.

“One thing that people don’t realise is that we set it up but at the end of the event you also have to breakdown and clean up. I remember one year, a very well-known character on the scene was having some fun with somebody in a sling. We started cleaning up around them. You’d think they’d stop, but they wouldn’t stop, and the sling started to come apart. My colleague and I were literally holding the pieces of the sling frame together so that the guys could finish what they were doing. This is one of the things that never left my mind. Someone with floppy ears, that’s all I’m going to say…”



Here’s a round-up of ALL the events of this year’s Fetish Week London


  • FETCH Pre-Pride Pup Park: 8am – 12am
  • Pre/Post Pride Fetish Gear Party: 9am – midnight
  • TFN: 9pm – 2am


  • SBN & NBN: 2pm – 10pm


  • Fetish Week Official Screening: 7pm – 10pm


  • Bound Collective in Shoreditch: 3pm – 6pm
  • Clonezone Pup Event: 6pm – 11pm


  • The Shopping Olympics: 11am – 6:30pm
  • Pre-Leashed @ Fetch: 4pm – 9pm
  • Pre-Sports Cruise Event: 6pm – 11pm


  • Cruise @ Fetch: 11am – 11pm
  • FFriday Fun: 11am – 7pm
  • Sports Lounge at GEAR: 12pm – 8pm
  • Pre-RUBBER GEAR Event: 6pm – 11pm


  • FWL Housewarming @ Regulation: 11am – 10pm
  • FETCH Fetish Gear Party: 11am – 12am
  • Pre-FULL Fetish Event: 6pm – 11pm
  • FetishBound – London’s Male Bondage Club: 7:30pm – 11:30pm
  • Homostash – The Festish Edition: 9pm – 3am
  • Horse Fair London: 9pm – 4am
  • BLUF at Backstreet: 10pm – 3am
  • IGNITE: 10pm – 3am


  • FETCH Full Fetish Fit Out: 9am – 12am
  • FETCH Departure Lounge: 9am – 12am
  • Pup Out London: 10am – 10pm
  • Sinful Saturday: 11am – 8pm
  • Open House @ Regulation: 11am – 10pm
  • Saturday Social at Gear: 11am – 8pm
  • Open Afternoon at the UK Leather and Fetish Archives: 1pm – 4pm
  • Mr Rubber UK 2019: 4pm – 6pm
  • SPURT Giveaway at FETCH: 6pm – 9pm
  • TFN: 9pm – 2am


  • FETCH – Final Fling: 11am – 9pm
  • Sexy Sunday: 12pm – 6pm
  • Last Order @ Regulation: 12pm – 7pm
  • GoingInDry vs GEARLondon: 2pm – 4:30pm 
  • SBN & NBN: 2pm – 10pm

For full info and tickets head to


What’s on this week