This Bar Just Became London’s First Nudist Pub
Have you ever tried to bare it all while having a beer? We’ve found the perfect place to do it in the U.K.
According to Lonely Planet, The Coach & Horses on Greek Street, a long established Soho pub that’s been around for over 170 years, is officially going nude. Yes, we mean literally.
The famous watering hole has been granted a nudist license by the city, according to Lonely Planet, which allows the establishment to welcome guests who are totally in the buff. No shirt, no shoes, no...anything. No problem.
The idea came from the current owner, Alistair Choat, who launched a petition to keep the bar independent and stop a big brewing chain from purchasing it, according to Metro. Since gaining their license, the bar is also selling a nude charity calendar not only to raise funds for the bar but to also give money to the homelessness charity, St. Mungo’s.
Nudist venues, whether they be pop-up nudist restaurants, your classic nudist beach, or even a nudist campground, aren’t exactly a new concept and are actually more common than you think internationally. And when it comes to Coaches & Horses, opening up the bohemian bar to the nude neighborhood just makes sense.
The bar has been a cornerstone for artists throughout the years. It was once the home to “London’s rudest barman,” Norman Balor, according to Lonely Planet, and has even been a playhouse for a local production (which was inspired by the bar itself). It also made history as the city’s first vegetarian pub, Lonely Planet reported.
With such an eclectic past, getting a nudist license really just seems like another feather in their cap.
Even though the license allows all guests and staff to strip down, you can’t just walk in with it all hanging out. Any nudity must be pre-arranged and will only occur on special occasions with plenty of warning to all patrons, according to Lonely Planet. No one will be fainting, clutching their pearls at this bar.
The first nudist event will be held in June, according to Metro.