London Sex Guide advises where to find sex, working girls, prostitution, street hookers, brothels, red-light districts, sex shops, prostitutes, erotic massage parlors, strip clubs and escorts in London, England (United Kingdom).
Noisy, vibrant and truly multicultural, London is a megalopolis of people, ideas and frenetic energy. The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million — although the figure of 14 million for the city's metropolitan area more accurately reflects its size and importance. Considered one of two of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
- 1 Sex and Prostitution in London
- 2 London Female Escorts
- 3 Red Light Districts
- 4 Prostitutes and Sex Workers
- 5 Street Hookers
- 6 Live Sex Cams
- 7 Adult Locations
- 8 Escort Services and Agencies
- 9 Erotic Massage Parlors
- 10 Brothels and Sex Clubs
- 11 Strip Clubs and Striptease
- 12 Karaoke and KTVs
- 13 Swinger Clubs and BDSM
- 14 Sex Shops and Adult Stores
- 15 Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
- 16 Nightclubs and Bars
- 17 Gay and Lesbian
- 18 Other Adult Services
- 19 Dating
- 20 Transsexuals and Shemales
- 21 Transsexual Escorts
- 22 Sexual Services for Women
- 23 Male Escorts
- 24 Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
- 25 Stay Safe
- 26 See Also
Sex and Prostitution in London
In the United Kingdom, [[full service sex work[sex work]] itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.
Sex workers in London are being forced to slash prices they charge clients because of the impact of the recession on the British economy and an influx of foreign competition, putting themselves at greater risk of attack, according to a report.
Sex workers reported they were being forced to charge 50 per cent less now than they had done a few years ago as they coped with the impact of the struggling economy like the rest of Britain.
That meant sex workers, who often worked alone, were accepting clients who appeared more dangerous, putting them at risk of rape, sexual assault, physical abuse and robbery.
The number of women selling sex on their own off-street had increased considerably in the last few years, with the majority hailing from Eastern Europe, South America, particularly Brazil, and South East Asia, especially China and Thailand, it added.
See also: London Escorts
London Female Escorts
There are thousands of escorts from all over the world working in London.
Red Light Districts
London's main Red-light district is located in a small area in Soho. Red Light district area in Soho includes following streets: Brewer Street, Walker's Court, Tisbury Court, Green's Court, Peter Street and Rupert Street. There are many brothels, sex shops and lap dancing clubs in Soho and police sometimes raids them. The tricky part is finding the right girls in Soho. And there are still no shortage of hustlers, clippers and thieves looking to trick you out of your hard-earned cash and leave you without a lay. If you have trouble finding brothels in Soho, ask one of the rickshaw drivers where are they located. Soho is also known as London's gay village.
Some people think that following areas are considered as red-light districts in London:
- Soho has an area of about one square mile, and is now usually considered to be the area bounded by Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, Leicester Square to the south and Charing Cross Road to the east.
- King’s Cross
- Piccadilly Circus
- Shepherds Market
Prostitutes and Sex Workers
Prostitute prices in London are from $30-40 for street girls. Prostitute prices in London is $80-$100 for the full experience. Like in any other city, there are street based sex workers and call girl services. Most, if not all of sex workers in London operate out of apartments or massage parlors (illegal brothels). There are more than 1,000 illegal brothels in greater London area alone. Half of the illegal brothels are run by the Albanian Mafia. It’s not like in Thailand or Mexico, where you can meet several girls, and then pick one. In England, the term Model means full service sex worker. You need to look for a window or entry into a a set of lofts that says “Models.” Most of the illegal brothels in London advertize in newspapers, online, and place stickers in urban city walls and phone booths. Remember that the ads are not representative to the real girls you will meet. Expect to pay $100 to 140 Pounds per hour for sexual intercourse. London is one of the most intimidating cities in where to find prostitutes.
According to a health center in London, many former sex workers have returned to the streets in 2013 due to the tough economic climate. These prostitutes were able to find jobs such as cleaners and other low-paid jobs. As those types of jobs become difficult to find, the sex workers go back to the streets and charge customers $30 (£20) per act.
Foreign escorts provide 24h service at Hartley Hotel across the street from the Met's Forest Gate nick in east London. Prostitutes are selling full sex service for as little as £30 at this seedy hotel opposite a police station. On TripAdvisor's website Hartley Hotel is logically rated one of the worst in London.
Other sex workers in the city also charge $30 for sex. The Economist interviewed numerous escorts who all said that in 2013 they were lowering their prices.
Most central London street based sex workers inhabit around King's Cross and Tottenham Court Road, but London is a big place and the type who have their own houses (so called "in-call") can be situated anywhere. These street based sex workers can be found mostly at night time and they are asking for £20 - £30 for a oral performance and some prostitutes offer sex for as little £30. If you find a sex worker giving a full service with £30, you will be quite sure that they not a super model.
Street walkers in London don't necessary wear any revealing clothes. Making eye contact should work though.
The following areas have also sometimes street based action in London:
- Shacklewell Lane in Dalston.
- Queen's Drive, full service costs usually around £40.
- Seven Sisters Road in Finsbury Park, Northern London.
- Some areas in Hackney.
- Some areas near Paddington.
- Little bit street sex action in some parts of Shoreditch.
- Brixton Hill, you cannot always even recognize here which ones are working girls.
- Sussex Gardens, mostly Eastern European women.
- Occationally few street based sex workers may be spotted around Shepherd's Market in Mayfair.
- Close to Edgware Road, uphill. East European girls.
- Romford Road, between E15 and E7.
- Commercial Street, E1.
- Near Soho's gay clubs.
- Askew Road
- Stepney Green
- Earls Court
- Cleveland Square used to be busy with street based sex workers but now a days it's empty (2016).
- East London - Foreign street based sex workers provide round-the-clock service at Hartley Hotel across the street from the Met's Forest Gate nick in east London. Sex workers are selling their services for as cheap as £30 at a seedy hotel opposite a police station.
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There are many good adult premises in London. Many of the massage salons and sex workers can be found from the Soho area, but basically it does not matter where you are staying in London as you can find sex from every area of the city.
Escort Services and Agencies
There are tens of escort agencies in London. Some of the high-class London escort agencies are very expensive but you can also find cheaper (about 70 Pound) London escorts.
Escort agencies offer girls mostly for outcalls, but many times it's also possible to have an incall escort service. Many of the incall escorts are working in normal apartments.
Erotic Massage Parlors
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Especially finding Asian massage parlours in London is very easy. You have amazing selection of different variations of massages. You will find body-to-body sliding massage, sensual massage, prostate massage, exotic massage and all other mixed erotic massages what a man could even think about.
Most good quality erotic massage parlors in London have a great variety of different kind of massage services, such as:
- Erotic massage
- Nuru massage
- Lingam massage
- Yoni massage
- Prostate massage
- Tantric massage
- Oil massage
- Sex therapy
- Thai massage
- Chinese massage
- Sex massage
- Body 2 Body massage
- Sensual massage
- Soapy massage
- Massage with happy ending
- Four hands massage
- Chocolate massage
- Dynamic massage
- Energetic massage
- Holistic massage
- Hot Stone Massage
- Relaxation massage
- Sports massage
- Swedish massage
- Back / shoulder massage
- Foot massage
- Outcall massage to your hotel
Massage & Body Rubs
Brothels and Sex Clubs
Most, if not all of of the full service sex sex workers in London operate out of apartments or massage parlors (illegal brothels). If were to find sex workers in London, there are over 1,000 illegal brothels in London alone. Half of the illegal brothels are run by the Mafia. There are some brothels for example in Soho area which are still functional. Just look for any open door that has "Models" written on it. Mainly Eastern European girls are working there.
For sex workers in London, you would look for a window or entry into a a set of lofts that says “Models.” Most of the illegal brothels in London advertise in newspapers, online, and place stickers in urban city walls and phone booths. Most of the ads are not representative to the real girl you will meet. When you will find a sex worker from a brothel in London, expect to pay from 100 to 140 Pounds per hour. London is one of the most intimidating cities where to find full service sex workers.
Strip Clubs and Striptease
The bars in London are great, the strip clubs even better with over 50 strip clubs in London, and you will always find one that will satisfy your needs.
London has some of the best private dance clubs, strip bars, gentlemen's clubs, lap dancing clubs and live full nude shows in Europe. All of them have beautiful hostesses, sexy dancers and girls from different parts of the world showing their fully nude or topless body for you. With fantastic clubs in the heart of the West End, the City of London and other London areas, there's sure to be a full-nude show and plenty of beautiful blonde girls, red heads and brunette girls waiting for you. You can find black women, latinas, Asian, European and African dancers, you name it! In the best gentlemen's clubs and strip bars in London you can find hundreds of sexy stage shows, hot pole dancers and naked girls. Strip clubs in London are designed for different type of guest. You can go alone or with a stag group or even with your girlfriend. There is so good selection that you will definitely find the right club for your purposes.
Check out also a list of England Strip Clubs for more clubs in London and other cities!
Karaoke and KTVs
KTVs and hostess bars are very popular in some parts of Asia but you really cannot find them in London.
Swinger Clubs and BDSM
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Swinger clubs don't usually share their addresses in public. Some swinger clubs have secret location so you need to contact them first before you know where to go. There are quite many swinger clubs, parties and swinging groups in London.
Sex Shops and Adult Stores
If you don’t feel like visiting or cannot find any local sex shops in London, you can easily order adult products from Online Sex Shop.
Here are some of the best of London's adult shops, from the demure to the decadent and from old-school glamour to modern-day erotic and fetish wear.
Love Hotels and Short Time Hotels
You can find some short-time hotels in London where you can rent a room for a couple of hours. These are not exactly so called Love hotels but they still have nice beds. The meaning for these kind of hotels are mostly that business men can go there and relax and do some office work but definitely some people rent these to spend a quality time with a sex worker.
Nightclubs and Bars
There are hundreds of famous bars and nightclubs in London where you can find sex for free. People in London like to party and drink a lot.
Gay and Lesbian
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The age of both heterosexual and homosexual consent is 16 throughout the United Kingdom. The law supports LGBT+ rights and are some of the most progressive in the world. You cannot legally be discriminated against in any area of the UK for your sexuality. Recently, a gay couple won their case for discrimination after a hotel turned them away saying they only took married couples. British society is generally not homophobic and attitudes have changes beyond recognition in the past 20 years. There are some areas where you may want to not be overtly showing your sexuality (very remote villages, 'tough' places such as football matches) but even these in these environments attitudes have changes. Being homophobic is now the taboo in the UK where being LGBT+ used to be. However, teenagers are still openly homophobic and they, particularly males, are very likely to verbally or physically attack openly LGBT+ travellers.
Here is a small list of bars and pubs or cafes open to the LGBT+ community in London. There are a lot more than listed:
- 79CXR, 79 Charring Cross Road. W1. (more male)
- Candy Bar, 4 Carlisle Street. W1. (more female)
- The Edge, 11 Soho Square. W1. (4 floors)
- First Out, 52 St. Giles Street. WC2. (First Gay and Lesbian vegetarian restaurant)
- Freedom Cafe-Bar, 60-66 Wardour Street
- Kudos, 10 Adelaide Street. WC2 (more male)
- The Yard, 57 Rupert Street. W1.
Gay Cruising and Parties
- The Backstreet, Wentworth Mews [Subway: Mile End]
- Fri, Sat 22:00 – 03:00; Sun 22:00 – 01:00 +44 (0)20-89808557; www.thebackstreet.com Gay fetish bar in London's East End, for more than 25 years. Strict leather and rubber dresscode.
- Fitladz @ Barcode, 69 Albert Embankment [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
- Friday 22:00 – 05:00 www.fitladz.club Weekly gay dance & play party.
- Hard On @ Union, 66 Albert Embankment [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
- (Usually) 3rd or 4th Saturday of the month, 22:00 – 05:00 www.hardonclub.co.uk Monthly gay fetish party with DJs, dancefloor, performances and well-equipped playroom. Strict dresscode: leather, rubber, sports kit, uniforms, or just boots. Admission: 20 £ (15 £ for members)
- The Hoist & Bar Berlin, South Lambeth Road, Arch 47B – 47C [Subway and night busses: Vauxhall]
- Wed 21:00 – 01:00; Fri 22:00 – 03:00; Sat 22:00 – 04:00; Sun 14:00 – 01:00 +44 (0)20-77359972; www.thehoist.co.uk A long-time institution in London's gay fetish and hardcore scene. Strict dresscode: leather, uniform, rubber, industrial, skinhead, boots (no trainers), except to special parties with other themes.
- The Underground Club @ Central Station, 37 Wharfdale Road [Subway: King's Cross / St. Pancras]
- Mon-Wed 13:00 – 01:00; Thu 13:00 – 02:00; Fri, Sat 13:00 – 04:00; Sun 13:00 – 24:00 +44 (0)20-72783294; www.theundergroundclub.net Cruisy bar with some dark corners and several special interest parties (agenda on their website). Located in the basement of the gay bar Central Station (with separate entrance).
- Vault 139, 139-143 Whitfield Street [Subway: Warren Street]
- Daily 13:00 – 01:00 +44 (0)20 73885500; www.vault-london.com Gay cruise bar some blocks north of Soho. With underwear and stripped nights. Admission: 6–7 £, incl. 1st drink
- Ted's Place, 305a North End Road [Subway: West Brompton, West Kensington]
- Mon, Tue 19:00 – 24:00; Thu 19:00 – 02:00; Fri 19:00 – 24:00; Sun 19:00 – 02:00; Wed, Sat closed +44 (0)20-73859359; www.tedsplaceuk.com Small club bar in West London. Thursday and Sunday TV/TS nights. Admission: 3–5 £
Gay Cruising Areas, Toilets, Glory Holes and Parks
- Underground - Underground has become very popular place in London to hook up.
- Cannon Street Station - Mainline station on district and circle lines., London
- London Guildhall University , 84 Moorgate - EC2M 6SQ, London - Lots of hot students.
- City Thameslink National Rail Station , Ludgate Hill, London - Urinals and cubicles are cruisy.
- Fenchurch Street Station - Toilets in main entrance have couple glory/peeping holes.
- London Liverpool Street National Rail Station , Bishopsgate, London, London - Good on weekends.
- Broadgate Shopping Centre (Lower Level), Eldon Street, (adjacent to Liverpool Street station) - four lock-ups with peep/glory holes in the walls
- Bishopsgate Institute, 230 Bishopsgate, London - Three cubicles. The two furthest away have peeping holes between them. Urinals in two different places, some viewable from sinks. Some spots quite private (for this area at least).
- Hyde Park , Piccadilly, London - All type of people
- London College of Law Ridgemount place - Basement toilets, 3 urinals around the corner ( discreet ), 2 cubicles plus a shower room and 2 more cubicles.
- Dickens Square, Harper Road, London - Hidden spaces along the rough paths. Plenty of vegetation and pretty much lighted by night. Local young guys.
- Kensal Green London Park , Kensal Green Park, London - Good if you like Somali and black men, more of like a pick up joint.
Other Adult Services
Adult Shows and Events
There are few places where you can find Adult Shows in London.
BDSM activities role-playing, dominance and submissive behaviour, being tied up and experimenting with new and maybe unusual turn ons just like other fetishes. There are some BDSM places in London where people interested of these things can get together.
Dating in London can be a bit tricky due to cultural differences, so your best bet is to sign up for a dating site before your trip so you can meet a few locals ahead of time. AdultFriendFinder.com lets you meet local members in London and get to know them on a personal basis before you arrive. Take advantage of site features like live chat and member to member webcams so you can begin flirting before arranging a face-to-face meeting. Since your time in London may be limited, get to know each other’s desires beforehand, so that when you meet you can start having some real fun.
Transsexuals and Shemales
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The average price for one hour with a trans woman Escort in London 150£-350£. There are not many transgender street based sex workers in London and most trans women work from the private flats and hotels. Often trans women at the London Clubs want money to go home with you.
Transgender Clubs and Parties
- Candygirls, Gartside House - Harris Way, Sunbury-on-Thames, Middlesex TW16 7EL
- Candygirls is a "members only" transgender club that attracts a friendly and exciting mix of people, including gorgeous trans women (TS, TV and CD), male admirers, female admirers and couples. The dress code is "smart casual", so the jeans, trainers and hoodie look is strongly discouraged. All members are asked to make an effort. The girls invariably do, so it’s only respectful for the guys to do so too.
- The Way Out Club
- 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. The majority of the women are transgender, cross-dressers, together with their girlfriends, wives, partners. The men include men that do cross-dress – but not in public, friends, family, boyfriends and would be boyfriends. In the last 5 years the regular guys who come to the club have got to know each other and this has created an even more friendly club. Guys coming alone can now expect to have a good chat with like thinking guys as well as girls. 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.
- Ted´s Place, 305 N End Rd, London W14 9NS, United Kingdom (+44 871 971 5754)
- Thursday and Sundays: Transvestites, trans women and Admirers, come and get down on the dance floor.Safe and discrete for the shy amongst you and nearby free street parking you can't go too far wrong. So come and kick off those heals and put a ladder in your tights. Entrance 5£ and 3£ before 10pm. Very small place, but people seem to be very friendly. They also play porn on TV behind the bar. You can score some hot trans women at this place.
- Sweet Wednesday, 37 Wharfdale Road, London N1 9SD
- Sweet Wednesday is located in the basement beneath trans-friendly bar/restaurant. Entrance fee is £20 (trousers) £10 (frocks). Open from 1.00pm until 9.00pm. Place is just five minutes walk from Kings Cross station. Web: http://www.sweetwednesday.co.uk/home.php
- Bombshell - The Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer St., Soho, W1F 0RF, London
- Party on Wednesdays. This is a club for everybody. Free before 11pm, £5 After. TV/TS/Drag Queens Admirers and Friends. TV/TS
- Legs 800 Club, For information: 020 8558 1331 / 07917 447198 / 07833 652136
- Legs 800 Club nights are every Thursday and Saturday night. T-girls £10 and admirers £12. Free entry pass available valid for Saturday's If you visit Legs 800 on Thursday's. (For TV's only)
Located at two venues, Gilt and Yager Bar.:
- Gilt Bar, Corner of Crutched, Friars & Seething, Lane, EC3R 7NA
- Yager Bar, between Distaff, Lane & Cannon Street, EC4M 8EN (Tel:07778157290)
You can find many transsexual escorts in London. A common misconception is that trans women are always sexually the active partner. However, some girls are "passive only" -- due to being on estrogen and/or embracing their femininity even to that extent, to make up for lost time in the past. However you have lots of variety in London to choose from. There are sexy Top and Bottom trans women.
Sexual Services for Women
There are a huge number of night clubs, bars and pubs where women can easily find a male company for the night for free.
The BBC reported on the male escort industry in London. When interviewing roughly 50 male prostitutes, 38 said that would not have unprotected sex with a client, while the remaining 12 stated that they would. The men who stated that they would provide sex without a condom stated that the price charged is generally between $160 to $420 (£100 to £250) on top of the normal service rate. Another male sex worker interviewed by the BBC stated that he generally charges $230 (£140) per hour. The most that one sex worker reported earning in a month was as high as $50,000 (£30,000), according to statements he made to the media.
Male Striptease in London
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- The Hellfire Club, The Gentlemens Club for ladies! The Hellfire Club
Sleeping and Girl Friendly Hotels
It should be OK to bring escorts to these Central London hotels:
- 196 Bishopsgate Hotel Address: 196 Bishopsgate, The City, London Phone: 020 7871 0460
- Ambassadors Bloomsbury Address: 12 Upper Woburn Place Phone: 020 7693 5400
- Apex London Wall Address: 7-9 Copthall Avenue Phone: 020 7562 3030
- Chancery Court Hotel Address: 252 High Holborn, London Phone: 020 7829 9888
- Club Quarters Gracechurch Address: 7 Gracechurch Street Phone: 020 7666 1620
- Club Quarters St. Paul's Address: 24 Ludgate Hil, City of London Phone: 020 7651 2200
- Comfort Inn Kings Cross Address: 2 - 5 St Chads Street Kings Cross Phone: 020 7837 1940
- Express by Holiday Inn London Address: 275 Old Street London Phone: 020 7300 4300
- Grange City Hotel Address: 8-14 Cooper's Row, Tower Hill Phone: 020 7863 3700
- Grange Clarendon Hotel Address: Russell Square, Bloomsbury Phone: 020 7580 7088
- Grange Holborn Hotel Address: 50-60 Southampton Row, Holborn Phone: 020 7242 1800
- Grange White Hall Hotel Address: 2-5 Montague Street, Bloomsbury Phone: 020 7580 2224
- Hotel Russell Address: Russell Square City of London Phone: 020 7837 8844
- Kingsway Hall Hotel Address: 66 Great Queen St City of London Phone: 020 7309 0909
- Malmaison Address: Charterhouse Square Phone: 020 7012 3700
- Malmaison London Address: 18-21 Charterhouse Square London Phone: 020 7012 3700
- Montague on the Gardens Address: 15 Montague Street City of London Phone: 020 7637 1001
- One Aldwych Address: 1 Aldwych Phone: 020 7300 1000
- President Hotel London Address: Tavistock Square Phone: 07534 796835
- Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel Address: 31-36 Leicester Square Phone: 020 7839 9399
- Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel Address: 7 Dials Covent Garden, London Phone: 020 7836 4300
- Rookery Address: 12 Peter's lane, Cowcross Street
- St Martins Lane Hotel Address: 45 Saint Martin's Lane Phone: 020 7300 5500
- Swissôtel The Howard, London Address: 12 Temple Place
- The Covent Garden Hotel Address: 10 Monmouth Street Phone: 020 7806 1000
- The Hoxton Hotel Address: 81 Great Eastern Street City of Phone: 020 7550 1000
- The Kingsley Address: Bloomsbury Way Phone: 0871 376 9006
- The Savoy Address: 100 Strand Phone: 020 7836 4343
- Thistle Hotel Bloomsbury Address: 126 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury Phone: 0871 376 9007
- Thistle Hotel City Barbican Address: Central Street, Clerkenwell Phone: 0871 376 9004
- Thistle, The Royal Trafalgar Address: Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square Phone: 0871 376 9037
- Threadneedles Address: 5 Threadneedle Street Phone: 076578080
- Zetter Address: 86-88 Clerkenwell Road Phone: 020 7324 4444
If you want to take a chic to a hotel at day time only for an hour or two, you can try to find a nice short-time hotel from this website: http://www.dayuse-hotels.com/en/GB/
See also: Global list of girl friendly hotels
Like many big cities, London has a variety of social problems, especially begging, drug abuse and theft (mobile phones are a favourite, often snatched by fast-moving cyclists).
Clip Joint Scam
Every night, Soho presents a particular danger: the "clip joint". The usual targets of these establishments are lone male tourists. Usually, an attractive woman will casually befriend the victim and recommend a local bar or even a club that has a "show". The establishment will be near-desolate, and, even if the victim has only a drink or two, the bill will run to hundreds of pounds. If payment is not immediately provided, the bouncers will lock the "patrons" inside and take it by force or take them to an ATM and stand over them while they extract the cash.
To be safe, if a woman you just met suggests you a place, try to recommend a different bar. If she insists on hers then walk away and do not listen to her suggestions. Sometimes this con trick takes place when someone is lured into a private club with the promise of something perhaps more than a drink (like a 'private show' or sex for a small amount of money). A 'hostess fee' will appear on the bill for several hundred pounds, even though there has been nothing more than polite conversation.
Another ,scam is a pretty woman will strike up conversation with a lone man on a street. She'll offer herself for a set price. But she'll ask for an advance, before proceeding to her flat. At the street below 'her flat' she'll ask for the rest of the money just in 'case the police comes'. At this point, a taxi will suddenly appear and she'll jump in, while her pimp will cover her retreat and threaten the 'client' if he reacts...this usually happens early in the morning when most of the clubs are closed.
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