Starkers!

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Starkers! is a monthly naked club night in London since 2003. It says it is the first and only regular night of its kind in England not segregated by gender and open to adults of all ages and sexual orientation; the dress code stipulates both men and women undress except for footwear, required for safety. The undress code extends to most staff.

The concept of Starkers! emerged from the underground fetish and swinger scenes of East London in late 2003 when a nude barman at such an establishment launched the event after suggestions from co-workers and club patrons.[1] An early event was featured in an edition of H&E naturist magazine in 2004. Later in 2004 the event moved to a pub near Columbia Road in Bethnal Green where it rapidly gained a following among of the gay community. After police prevented the club continuing at its current home Starkers! relocated to a nightclub in Vauxhall.[2] In summer 2006 the event moved to a close to London Bridge where it entertained up to 400 naked clubbers every month.[3] In 2007 the event was again forced to close, after a Scottish newspaper story.

Starkers! moved to a lap dancing venue in Shoreditch in late 2007 where it remained for several months. In summer 2008 the club relocated to Vauxhall where it remained until late 2010. Since 2012 the club has been in Dalston.

Starkers! was second Club of the Year in the 2006 Erotic Awards.[4]

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Coordinates: 51°29′14″N 0°07′20″W / 51.4871°N 0.1222°W / 51.4871; -0.1222