The Barnett Bastille : a review of a BDSM dungeon for hire in North London

Not everyone can have a dungeon in the basement. Whilst it is a powerful symbol of the BDSM scene, far more action takes place in the intimate setting of a bedroom or living room. Yet every now and then the desire for something more theatrical arises from time to time and thus the quest to find a suitable playspace commences.

My urge was satisfied courtesy of the Barnett Bastille. Tucked away in a small industrial estate in North London, this well equipped dungeon is available for private hire, is reasonably priced and has pretty much everything the fantasy seeking kinkster could desire.

There is a lot of equipment at the Bastille. A double bed that serves as rack, stocks and cage, sits alongside whipping benches, a St Andrew Cross, hoists and wheels. At times it can give the impression of being crowded, although some rearrangement of the furniture to clear space provides plenty of room for a swinging arm (or suspended submissive!) There’s a wide variety of implements of torture and torment, restraints and other toys as well. Everything is reasonably clean and well laid out, although my preference is always to take my own restraints and more intimate items.

A big concern for any BDSM player has to be discretion, and it does well on this point. The “out of the way” location works, as does it being branded as a “Photographic Studio”, although I’d be surprised if the other residents of the industrial estate don’t have some idea of what happens. Even so, with a fair amount of sound proofing, no windows and locking doors it does provide that all important feeling of being isolated and locked away.

Overall it was a fun place to spend a few hours in a non-domestic environment. I just hope it doesn’t become too popular and the waiting list for a quiet afternoon of BDSM becomes too long!

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About Razz

I'm a creative dominant type with a love of BDSM and fetishism. This blog is an outlet, so don't take anything you see or read too seriously.

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