Due to COVID-19
Sweet Wednesday parties at Central Station
are currently suspended
We now hope - and are planning
towards - re-opening in early July 2021
Legendary LGBT+ venue
needs our help to survive!
Please read the message below from owners Martin and Duncan
– and please donate if you can afford to –
"On Sunday, 7th February, Central Station entered its 30th year as an independent bar in London’s King’s Cross.
We have gone through some tough financial times over the years, but never anything like the current pandemic – at the end of March we will have been closed for nearly eight of the preceding twelve months and the months we have been allowed to open have been at a loss because of the closure of our clubs (30% of revenue), Bed and Breakfast (20%) and the tight restrictions put disproportionately on pubs.
We have not been able to come to a deal with our landlords – rent has been just under £2,000 per week, we have not had any insurance, despite continuing to pay for it, much stock has gone to waste during the three lockdowns, PPE costs have been high, other bills continue to come in relentlessly.
We really need your financial support in order to stay in business, but have been reluctant to ask until now since we know times are hard for everyone, but we can’t go on like this…
PLEASE contribute what you can NOW!"
click this SAVE CENTRAL STATION link to donate
(Donations can be anonymous)
Rachel, one of our regulars, says:
UPDATE: February 12th 2021
Central Station needs our help.
Thousands of people have visited Sweet Wednesday over the years. If 1000 of us donated £20 each (the cost of full entry to one Sweet Wednesday party) that would add up to £20,000 - a vast contribution. Let's see what we can do...
click this SAVE CENTRAL STATION link to donate
(Donations can be anonymous)
The Underground Club - without us all in it
UPDATE: November 23rd 2020
As vaccines start to roll out Bob and I are finally hopeful that we
will be able to open again sometime in the spring.
The nature of Sweet Wednesday – and the fact that it takes place in a crowded basement below a venue that is part of the mainstream hospitality industry – means there is no possibility we can re-open until ALL government social distancing regulations are lifted. The approval and rolling out of effective vaccines should make that possible.
If things go smoothly, we think we should be able to re-open before or during April 2021.
At last we can sign off by saying 'see you soon...'
Love, Nancy & Bob xx
October 9th 2020
Dear friends, fun lovers and fans of Sweet Wednesday...
Bob and I hope you have all been well and have stayed
fairly sane over the past seven (SEVEN! I can’t believe it!!)
unprecedented months. Sweet Wednesday has now been closed
since early March – and judging from the way things are going, we
will not be able to open again until next year.
Fingers crossed an effective vaccine is
approved and available soon.
Meanwhile, Bob and I have been discussing organising a
Sweet Wednesday social event in the public bar
with very limited numbers, but the rule of six, the virus
returning and the fact that people from one table
can’t move to join people on another suggests to us
that a social event would fail to capture the
essence and spirit that is Sweet Wednesday.
The public bar at Central Station has been open since July
with strict social distancing rules in force.
This is a trans-friendly space and the owners and staff
will welcome any of you who can travel and arrive dressed.
Please don't hesitate to meet there and enjoy a drink
and a meal if you are able to.
In the end Bob and I have decided to wait until
we can re-open Sweet Wednesday properly - in its full
splendour (if that's the right word!). Until then
Sweet Wednesday will remain closed until government
regulations allow us to return.
But we WILL be back! Do not doubt it!
So until we meet again… stay well, stay happy – and let’s all look
forward to having fun just as soon as it’s safe to do so.
Love you... and miss you!!
Bob and Nancy xx
Please check this website
regularly for updates!
We will re-open as soon as we can
with a HUGE Sweet Wednesday party to celebrate.
In normal times we are
OPEN FROM 1.00pm until 9.00pm EVERY 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
CHANGING ROOM OPEN FROM 12.00 midday - 9.30pm
SWEET WEDNESDAY is a club for the transgendered community.
Trans-girls - transvestites, cross-dressers, transsexuals - & their admirers,
both male and female.
Our early opening times are to suit people who can't get out late in the evening.
Sweet Wednesday at Central Station is a safe, welcoming and supportive place where T-girls and admirers can meet and be themselves in a discreet environment.
After we close at 9.00pm, the public bar
on the ground floor of Central Station will remain open until 1.00am
- and don't miss Sandra, fabulous drag comedienne on stage at 9.30
Sweet Wednesday is located in the basement club beneath trans-friendly bar/restaurant
CENTRAL STATION, 37 Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SD
just five minutes walk from Kings Cross station.
Look at our map
DIRECTIONS - WALKING FROM KINGS CROSS
If you arrive at Kings Cross mainline or underground station, follow signs out to EUSTON ROAD.
When on EUSTON ROAD with Kings Cross station behind you
(the ornate, gothic splendor of St PANCRAS station will be to your right)
walk to your left along Euston Road (NOT towards St Pancras) and after 20 yards turn left into YORK WAY.
Walk up YORK WAY 150 yards to the traffic lights then turn right into Wharfdale Road.
CENTRAL STATION bar/restaurant is a little way along on the right.
Our SWEET WEDNESDAY entrance is in Balfe Street, down the side of Central Station.
OUR OPENING TIMES ARE:
1.00pm until 9.00pm
ENTRANCE FEE: £20 (trousers) £10 (frocks)
Changing room open from 12.00 midday
so that girls can change before the club proper opens at 1.00pm
Trans Health & sexual testing
A team from CliniQ, a trans-led health and information service, attend our FIRST party every month
from 2.00-6.00 pm. They offer free confidential advice, counselling and support.
Contact us at the check-in desk for info.
Also, CLASH (Central London Action on Sexual Health) attend our party on the
THIRD Wednesday every month from 4.30-7.30pm
They offer a free, confidential sexual health checkup including:
HIV, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea.
Your results will be ready in less than two weeks and can be collected or sent to you by text message.
Changing room - with loo
Cloakroom - always staffed. Leave your clothes, bags and valuables here
PLEASE NOTE: there is a £1 charge for cloakroom & bag storage
Central Station operate a small bar in the basement club and a public bar on the ground floor
Prices are the same in both
Roof terrace - smoking allowed
Excellent BAR FOOD is available in the public bar from 12-3 and 6-9pm
Tea & coffee are served all day
OUR PARTIES ARE EVERY 1st & 3rd WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH
Calendar of next few parties:
Parties are temporarily cancelled due to Covid-19
A beautiful makeover costs just £25. Pearl has a huge range of makeup (or can use your own if you prefer).
Simply ask for Pearl in the changing room when you arrive.
If you are staying overnight in a Central Station hotel room, Pearl will happily do your makeup privately in your room for a fee of £30
We promise you'll look absolutely amazing!
DOWNSTAIRS in Sweet WEDNESDAY...
...it's relaxed and friendly. Make your way downstairs to the basement club or, if you're a trans-girl wanting to change, you'll be shown upstairs (without entering the club proper) to the changing room.
Changing room opens at midday - 1 hour before the club - for girls who can't arrive dressed.
The cloakroom is permanently staffed and a safe place to leave coats, bags, wallets, mobiles, etc. Ask about our small zippy bags for small items (phone, cards, keys, money) that you want to keep safe but access frequently.
UPSTAIRS in CENTRAL STATION...
...on the ground floor there's a fully licensed public bar which opens at midday and serves drinks, excellent bar food (from 12 - 3 and 6 - 9pm), coffee, tea, etc. There is also a lovely, secluded roof terrace on the first floor where smoking is permitted. Sweet Wednesday girls and guys are welcomed on the ground and first floors of the building by the trans-friendly staff and clientele. Girls new to dressing in public find the warmth of the whole environment a liberating place to begin.
The ground floor public bar and the roof terrace are shared with the general public and T-girls and guys MUST wear clothing
appropriate to a public place.
Please note that the 2nd and 3rd floors (the bedroom floors) are OUT OF BOUNDS except to hotel residents and their guests.
The Central Station public bar is open until 1.00am - why not stay on and have a drink after Sweet Wednesday closes at 9.00?
Wireless internet access is available for free.
Central Station offers very reasonable B&B (including an excellent full English breakfast). Check out the Central Station website for prices and full information centralstation.co.uk or phone 020 7278 3294
B&B guests receive a 20% discount on the total cost of their food bill.
Central Station has a strict NO DRUGS and NO SOLICITING policy.
Please don't use drugs on the premises.
TO GO TO OUR FAQ's PAGE FOR ANSWERS TO SOME
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If you need any further information please email me at
PLEASE speak to Sweet Wednesday staff if you have any problems at the club - or criticisms or helpful suggestions.
Please help us continue to make Sweet Wednesday a place you want return to again and again and again!