"Soho - the seedier side of London" Soho - West End Tip by easyoar

Soho - West End, London: 66 reviews and 122 photos

  Leather fetish shop in Soho
by easyoar

Soho is definitely the seedier part of London that most tourists visit. Every now and then there are attempts to clean it up a bit, but they never seem to succeed, and I think most things are tolerated these days if they don't get out of control.

There were Police posters up however when I just visited last, apparently a 'working girl' had been stabbed to death by a 'punter' and they were appealing for witnesses. However from a tourist perspective, if you walk through Soho and have innocent intentions, you are highly unlikely to get into any sort of trouble.

This picture is one of the more 'adventureous' shop fronts in Soho. It seems to be catering for the leather fetishist and if you look carefully at the bottom of the window in the middle, you'll see a gimps head on a box (or at least the paraphenalia for one!). If you don't know what a gimp is, I suggest you watch th movie 'Pulp Fiction' as it is a bit risque to describe here!

Address: Bounded by Oxford St., & Shaftesbury Ave. and Regent St. & Charing Cross Rd.
Directions: Nearest Tubes, Tottenham Road, Oxford Circus & Piccadilly Circus.

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  • Written Feb 7, 2005
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