"The Cavendish Ladies' Club it was called; and it was situated in Sackville Street."

There does not appear to have been a ladies' club known as The Cavendish in London in the late 19th Century.

However, in Tipping the Velvet The Cavendish Ladies' Club is presented as a very discreet institution, as gay clubs of the period, for men or women, would no doubt have needed to be; it is now accepted that prejudice has prevented accurate documentation of many aspects of LGBT history

Sackville Street is situated off Piccadilly, not far from Jermyn Street, the site of a hotel known as The Cavendish.


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