Who is at the Club and at what time do they Arrive?
The club has regular “early birds” and those that change at the club from 9pm. The club steadily fills up and every Saturday by midnight you can expect 200 to 300 people and (as we always say), our guests include ‘boys girls and inbetweenies’ of ‘every age, race, culture, sexuality and gender’. The club “looks” fairly balanced male to female. But the majority of the “girls” are transgendered – t-girls, cross-dressers, transsexuals, lady boys, together with their girlfriends, wives, partners. The “males’ include men that do cross-dress – but not in public, friends, family, boyfriends and would be boyfriends.
Our venue has a secure cloakroom, changing space and seating area to chill and chat. The club provides the opportunity to be entertained, dance, mix, mingle and network, or people watch with the most relaxed, most diverse crowd in the world. It is NOT a place to have sex. There are local hotels and other clubs for that xxx
What is the venue like?
Abbey in Minories full time from Jan 2013…
THIS IS ABBEY BAR
’Abbey’ entered from street level in Minories (opposite The Chamberlain Hotel) has 2 levels. The first is a large reception area and includes a changing area. The second lower level, is double height, with a glamourous staircase and viewing balcony leading to the main bar and dance floor. Here on stage we feature our large events, bands and stage shows.
This 360deg video tour of Abbey our new WayOut venue. This is the reception area.
Imagine lights down low and our reception in the middle near the front door.
This is the the lower floor.
Imagine it with tables and chairs removed and lights down low and disco lights running
and the stage in the middle …
A friendly and relaxed night out
I know that you may be plucking up courage to take the first visit to The WayOut Club but I assure you that every Saturday there are friendly regulars including me (Your Host) Vicky Lee and my life partner Lesley, and my WayOut team, looking forward to welcoming you, and helping you, to feel at home and enjoy your night. I include in that assurance, most especially family, friends and partners.
The opportunity to visit The WayOut Club weekly since our foundation in 1993 has allowed many (1000′s) to make those first steps, to develop their dress style, confidence, social skills and networks. To explore their gender and sexuality. Since 1993 the whole tranny scene has become more confident. However I can assure you that, however awesome looking, confident looking, many of our WayOut regulars may look. None ever forget their early steps and most enjoy welcoming and helping others less confident.
Some of our visitors take long breaks and then return to renew their link to the club. Others, including me, Vicky Lee, hardly ever miss a night at the club. Some, have over this time transitioned from male to full time female. Some, have found at the club partners both male and female. Some have in this time married (we have even hosted wedding receptions at the club). Many have made firm friendships meeting their new friends outside the club developing a fulfilling transgender lifestyle. Many have enjoyed the contests and opportunities to perform and some have become more regular entertainers at the club or gone on to entertain or enter other contests outside the club.
It is no wonder then that The WayOut Club was awarded one of the first ‘Sparkle’ TG awards for, ‘Best Transgender Club’. However what really thrilled me was when Leah True who organised the awards told me that when the voting at sparkle.org was opened that The WayOut Club leapt into the lead. I was even more thrilled to hear that the votes came, not just from the UK, but also from countries all around the world reflecting the breadth of our visitors over the years since 1993. When I am talking with those that are the most hard working, influential, role models and creative trannies I am always happy to be reminded that so many of these wonderful people took their first steps at The WayOut Club.
We all love to chat
Remember that for most visitors, the opportunity to openly talk about all the tranny things that interest them, rarely exists outside the club. That is why everybody loves to chat and why we provide a quieter place to chat. Everyone in the club has an interest in transgender and that what brings us together but with people from every background and from all round the world the chat can also be very exciting. We love to meet couples. We love to meet friends and family. We love to meet the guys who (these days) are generally more confident and better informed about the scene (bless the internet). We love people that want to meet and chat with trans girls. On any week you will find 60% of our guests are Transgendered and always include (though we do not encourage labels) part time and regular TVs, Transvestites, Cross Dressers, T Girls, She Males, Lady Boys, Drag Queens and some of the most gorgeous pre and post op Transsexuals from all around the world.
Every age, Race, Culture, Sexuality and GENDER
Visitors from overseas, working in the UK, on vacation, or business trip make a bee line to The WayOut Club. Lady boy nurses from the Philippines are regulars. Students studying photography, journalism, sociology and anthropology, often visit the club to meet our ‘girls’ to get help with their college projects. Researchers from television companies and film companies come to the club to meet people and research ideas for new programs. Over the years we have helped with many casting sessions and program ideas. I know from these visitors who consistently tell me, there is no other club like WayOut in the world and certainly none embracing such diversity in such a relaxed and friendly way. I will take a small amount of praise for this fact but know that it is all those that visit the club that create and preserve the amazing phenomena that is WayOut.
Guys and Girls (as well as) Inbetweenies
We always welcome respectful Guys and Girls who want to share the atmosphere of the WayOut Club.
Many brave the nerves and come alone. However we especially like meeting girlfriends (boyfriends), partners wives who come with their trans friend or partner.
- We have a special welcome page for Girls and Couples planning to visit WayOut Click Here to help you make the most of your visit
Many guys have a healthy interest in meeting Tgirls. WayOut is a great place to meet T-Girls as there are probably more at WayOut than any other club in the world. Many people have made good friendships at the club. (sex in the club is not allowed – get a room
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- We have a special welcome page with Tips for Guys planning to visit WayOut
Click Here to help you make the most of your visit
When you arrive at our reception you will be met by our door team together with our security who are there to ensure a safe visit. Click Here to read about our Prices, Security, Rules and Dress code,
Music with resident DJ – Titch
Hey I’m DJ Titch aka Jamie aka Mis Fit (came and find me on facebook). I do an all nighter on the FIRST Saturday of the month (and then share 3rd and 4th with DJ Gary). I’ve been working at The WayOut Club for over 10 years now both DJing and performing (I also help put a lot of the shows together). I mainly play POP and DANCE through the night and I keep up to date with all the new releases, so don’t be afraid to come and ask me to play your favorite tune, (If I have it I’ll play it, if I don’t I’ll get it). But I might surprise you with a wicked dance remix version. We encourage gorgeous ‘girls’, (and boys), to get up and strut their stuff on the WayOut dance platforms. We have video screens playing fashion TV and videos of our past shows, events and other glam events. Over the years the club has developed its own anthems, you know the ones that make you get ya groove on. Listed below are some of the WayOut Anthems you always ask for. Kele Le Roc – My Love (Paul Mastersons remix), Tymes 4 – She Got Game (Club Mix), JSTO – I Just Wanna Dance (Wayne G club Anthem), The PussyCat Dolls – Don’t Cha (Ralphi’s Hot Freak 12” Vox mix)
Music with resident DJ – Gary Baldi
Hi Inbetweenies, DJ Gary Baldi here, you can look forward to an all nighter with me, on the second Saturday of the month and then a shared 3rd & 4th Saturday with DJ Titch. From me you can be sure of a little bit of this and a little bit of that and if your lucky enough, a bit of the other (music wise that is). I play a mixture of house including, funky house, electro house, tech house, remixed classics and even a sprinkle of R&B. You’re guaranteed a mega dance session with all your favourites. Come and say hello, I don’t bite, only if you ask me too! All requests are considered and if I don’t have it, I will do my best to get it for you, after all you’re the people that matter. If the dance floor is pumping then I am happy. The Wayout club is the best place to be whoever you want to be, with a diverse crowd and an electric atmosphere; you can let your hair down and have a great night without fear of being judged (and I love every minute of it). See you on the dance floor x
Our Shows – a unique show EVERY Saturday
Every Saturday we present a 20 to 30 minute show at 1am. A guest spot is available every week – If you are in town and would like to perform at the WayOut Club, contact me Vicky Lee. Whether I have performed in the shows or presented or watched these shows I have enjoyed every one of these shows.
Our Events – annual events throughout the year
Our diary has a number special events. These are some of our very best nights. They include the clubs Aniversary in April Vicky Lee’s Birthday in October. The Alternative Miss London pageant and catwalk contest. A tribute night to our co-founder Steffan Whitfield. You will find these events in our diary. Click Here for a separate page to tell you the background to our special events.