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The Soho Of Yesteryear

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Gents,

It's been a long time since I threw a leg over a lovely lass for hire in Soho and I was wondering if any of you recall The Soho Cottage and Les Girls?

 

If you do, do you know if any of the girls are still working all these years later?

 

Sam and I had something special but alas I met my partner and I lost contact with her "ooop North".

Lucy and so many other darling English (and Ozzie) roses no longer around to be pleasantly plucked...

Good ol Barb and ... darn what was the other maids name?

 

Please share a memory, lead or raise a toast.

 

Off to check the Scotsmans timetable to see where this old steamer might find a tunnel.

 

Best of Seasonal Punting to you all

LP

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There's a Lucy still working on Mondays and Wednesdays at 70a Berwick Street. She's English, though I don't know if she's the one the OP means. She's a nice girl, gives a good service in my experience (one visit only to her) and is otherwise favorably reviewed. The classic busty blonde brass!

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Hi Joe,

Thanks for your reply, alas the Lucy I was refering to was a lovely brunette, English lass from SE London.  Slender, gentle, alabaster skinned, all natural with lovelie bubbies who may have been a little ditzy but was very responsive to foreplay.

 

I thought there might be a few more gents on the forum at least as old as I who'd been around Soho before the Millenium but perhaps memories have sadly faded...

 

LP

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I came on to that scene quite late... i reluctantly followed a romilly street girl to blore when she retired from walk ups...

 

her name was Gina and she would work downstairs from Lori...

 

I first met Gina when she was working in Romily street... that first time i met her she was so new to the scene that nobody had told her to shave her pussy...

 

she was 19 with the body of a swimsuit model... fucking gorgeous with a cracking ass and super tight in a way that only 19 olds can be...

 

screwing her was something else... she was so fresh and tight... i used to doggy style her really slowly and watch her face in the mirror.

 

she was a bit of a character... very feisty but knew when to turn it down... i was about 23 and really hot for her and always begging her for a date or even just let me walk her to the tube or something, she loved the attention but also loved to throw it back in my face LOL... she must have liked me though because she used to let me hang around for ages post punt lying on the bed sharing cigerettes and chatting... and the crazy old french maid didnt mind, she was glad of a break from Gina i think LOL...

 

and she used to fuss over me getting my clothes right and telling me off for this and that (i was always up to no good back then) and she would tell me all this stuff about her family.... she was from belgium and had a hilerious accent...

 

anyway I went to see her one day and when I was leaving she got all deep and sentimental but it went right over my head and the next time i went there she was gone and the maid seemed really upset about it but told me to check blore court...

 

but blore court didnt know where she was and they seemed a bit upset about it as well...

 

anyway she disappeared for a year (looking back she obviously had a baby)...

 

when she came back it was to blore court only... it would be Lori upstairs (Lori was a great fuck actually) and Gina downstairs, cant remember what days...

 

anyway, in the year she disappeared i met some new girls, discovered sheperd market.... and when she came back the sex wasnt so good... and she was more irritable not as much fun, i guess because of her new responsibility... cant blame her for that... and we couldnt hang about anymore like at romily street we had to stick to the time slots... and we were both a bit older, less playful.... but she did let me keep stuff there toiletries and bits and pieces she would lock away with her gear... she started studying accounting... but there was some guy (maybe the babies dad) that she needed to be careful of... a bit of a nutter that she had to keep away from...

 

i remember the staff... a nice crowd... old school londoners... cant remembr names but there was always lots of banter...

 

then blore court moved around and kind of folded i think I had Ginas number but we just lost touch... bloody hell, her daughter must be approaching her teens by now... I hope it all worked out for them... i would like to see her a again... wonder if she ever thinks of me? I wonder if she ever thinks she should have let me take her for a drink.. ?

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I think you might like the new Lucy, LP. She is in my experience quite old school Soho. I wasn't punting in Soho in the days you refer to, but I did grow up in Soho and Camden and so know it well. It was actually reading about Les Girls on someone's blog or website some while ago that got me into this hobby. In those early days I was living up north so didn't go to punt in Soho, however, so never went to either Les Girls or The Cottage before both closed. Nor did I get to visit the famed Claudia of 70a Berwick Street. Punting in Soho is something I've been doing over the last year (I've been back in London for a few years now) and I have to say that for the most part I've really enjoyed myself. Some great girls out there.

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Ralhar, thanks for your tale.  I don't recall ever having the pleasure of Gina's company but I do recall Lori's name, was she the New Zealander?  Part Asian?

 

My memory fragments tell of the lovely, educated English rose (damn I forget her name) with braces who was rebelling against Ma and Pa.  She had other business ideas going on to and I went to one of her events in Soho.  Then she scampered off to LA to become a Porn Star... something Rose.  I managed to track down a vid online.

 

Another is of being in the company of a bubbly little blonde at Duck Lane when 9/11 took place.  She, Barb and I all aghast in front of the telly.  Funnily enough not a tale I tell others when they ask where was I? 

 

Sam, for me, was the one that got away, I should've made an "honest" woman of her.  Fool that I am I lost her number years back after The Cottage, and an era, closed.  Hope she made good on her business plans back up North and her Ma's ok.  I suppose I made a fair contribution to all those plans over the years...

 

Joe,

I may well take you up on that recommendation.  Thanks.

 

Happy punting in 2015 chaps, here's to finding some great new happy hookers with hearts of gold... and incredible carnal talents, whatever your fancy.

 

LP

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"I do recall Lori's name, was she the New Zealander?  Part Asian?"

 

no that was someone else... she used to say "no oriental men" i think... same era but not sure if that was before or after Gina's return...

 

Lori was Portuguese, very quiet and mysterious, there was a bit of rivalry between her and Gina... they didnt seem to like each other but would do a 3some for the money...

 

I think these girls came along (to blore house / les girls) after the "brits" started to disappear from soho (priced out maybe) although "chelsea" worked there later on... I remember hearing about a girl called Sam who had quite a rep... but i was still using walk ups only at the time...

 

actuallyt i can remember a lady called "maggs" who worked there, Gina was always winding her up...

 

walk up girls of that era were claudia, amber, olga etc - late 1990's to early 00's

 

its hard to believe now isnt it? how lucky were we to have all that talent on tap? the whole west end was totally rampant... from baker st down to picadilly, holbon to hyde park it was sex for sale... catered for by stunning girls from all over the world... and pretty much openly tolerated.

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I remember going into a clip joint early 1990s when I was 20 something. They took some money off me at the door (?£5) and I went into this dingy space with tables. There was a screen showing some kind of film ("the show") and a table in the corner with some bored looking girls. One of them came over to "take my order".. the cheapest being £5 for an orange juice but "something extra" would be charged so she could sit with me. I realised it was all a scam. A manager guy came over and asked how old I was. 17 I replied. He promptly asked me what I had paid so far. £5 at the door, I replied, plus the orange juice. He apologised and escorted me to the door and refunded the £5. They let me off the orange juice!

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Thanks guys! Great thread, makes very interesting reading . . .

 

I'm fascinated by Soho, although I have not yet taken the plunge (started with escort agencies - now switched to AW girls).

 

I started partaking in this hobby in 2008, and if I remember correctly both The Soho Cottage and Les Girls were still in business at the time. I think I actually had them on my 'hotlist' for a time along with some agencies! 

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Sorry Ralhar, Google is not our friend on this, can't find a listing anywhere that shows her, although I did get distracted by several other pages and links on the way!  I thought she did a vid for Vivid but no joy there.  Also thought I found her on Pornhub but nah.  If you can come up with any reliable actress listing sites (comprehensive) then I'll have a good ol butcher's in the name of research.  I already checked out IAFD and AVN :(

 

LP

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no worries... as above nice thread... one day I might get all my memories together in one place starting with my first punt, then learning the ropes, the experiences, the girls i got to know etc, all the funny stories, characters and sights...

 

"I'm fascinated by Soho, although I have not yet taken the plunge"

 

mate, it's all over really, its all about retail space now... and its quite nice some of it... but we have lost part of our history... it was something unique to London that we will never see again.

 

you can still go to a walk up but the experience of the "district" is now definitely gone.

 

happy new year.

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I remember walking through Soho for the first time in the late 90s and couldn't believe all the neon coloured signs advertising "models".

 

I assumed it was all a scam for many years because they surely couldn't be that brazen about prostitution, but then I came on the old Punternet boards and was informed they were legit.

 

One cold day in December 2003 I ended up braving a walkup for the first time. It was Angie in the Blore Court walk up. And what a walk up that was. Lovely, huge bedroom with porn playing in the corner of the room. Puts all the other walkups to shame.

 

And if the room was amazing then Angie was out of this world! I couldn't fault her looks one bit and she's still the most attractive girl I've seen. The service was average, but being inside that body and looking at that beautiful face was worth it.

 

I didn't go back to Soho for about 5.5 years after that and the number of walkups had fallen in that time and the flashy signs had disappeared. Since then there's been fewer and fewer walkups with each passing year.

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My very first trip to Soho must have been about 1986. I was about to board a district line train from Gloucester Road to Victoria, when on an impulse I got the lifts and ended up on the Piccadilly line platforms. My heart was already racing at the very thought of where I was headed. Crazy! I got off at Piccadilly Circus and walked through the streets. Yep, so much neon. The whole block seemed to be one sex establishment after another. I went to one of the cinemas and saw a dodgy film. Afterwards I bought a dodgy VHS tape at a sex shop. £4 or 3 for £10. I got the £4 one. Got home and it was some Russian film with no sex at all. Also picked up a couple of mags which kept me going.

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I go back to early/mid 70s and early on settled on a complete regular when I came down to watch my soccer team.

 

Derrian was a slim Scottish blonde in Frith street near the Barclays Bank where i once queued behind a Monty Python member.

 

Learnt much of what I know from her and she, as above, left to have a baby but luckily I was there when she looked in to show the maid her baby and soon after returned for a while.

 

It was very miss and hit in those days (as now of course) so if you found a good one it made no sense not to stay with her as long as possible.

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A few weeks ago I was walking through Soho, and my route took me along Old Compton St and Berwick St, and therefore past the last site of Soho Cottage, and the Blore Court site of Les Girls and at one stage Soho Cottage too (after they moved out of Duck Lane). Happy memories - Emma at SC, Alex/Emily at LG (where she walked up the stairs in front of me after greeting me at the door, she in black lingerie and I in a daze of arousal), Lucy - perhaps the same one remembered above - at SC, several times, a really sweet smart girl who I hope is now following her ambitions; and at LG the wonderful Chelsea. It's only about 5 years ago isn't it?

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The lady at LG who stated on their website "no oriental guys please" was the wonderful Lily, from Singapore. I was quite addicted to her and must have seen her about 50 times in all, mainly at Blore Court and then when they moved to the luxury flat off Oxford St near Bond St tube. She was at LG  about 10 years but had a 2 year break in that time to have a baby. Still looked great when she came back. Had the most sensitive breasts, in a good way, loved them being sucked and often told me she had cum just from that. Her wish to avoid orientals was just in case it was someone she knew in private life. Towards the end she worked a little, mainly as a maid, at Debbies Massage in Anerley. Saw her there once and had a great assisted shower with her. 

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excellent stuff... keep them coming... all these memories but all of different girls... its amazing how many women have passed through...

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I remember walking through Soho for the first time in the late 90s and couldn't believe all the neon coloured signs advertising "models".

 

I assumed it was all a scam for many years because they surely couldn't be that brazen about prostitution, but then I came on the old Punternet boards and was informed they were legit.

 

One cold day in December 2003 I ended up braving a walkup for the first time. It was Angie in the Blore Court walk up. And what a walk up that was. Lovely, huge bedroom with porn playing in the corner of the room. Puts all the other walkups to shame.

 

And if the room was amazing then Angie was out of this world! I couldn't fault her looks one bit and she's still the most attractive girl I've seen. The service was average, but being inside that body and looking at that beautiful face was worth it.

 

I didn't go back to Soho for about 5.5 years after that and the number of walkups had fallen in that time and the flashy signs had disappeared. Since then there's been fewer and fewer walkups with each passing year.

Do you remember Sandie and Ritzy from Blore Court? Do you remember the TV documentary they did with their maid Wendy? Sandie or Sandra is Spanish from Catalonia and Ritzy was West Indian. Sandie is still working but from a hotel near Soho. Ritzy has gone back to the West Indies I think. Angie is still working in Soho. If it's the same Angie. Swiss Italian.

 

When Blore Court closed I tracked them down to 4 Old Compton Street. Now that has closed too. But there is (or was until recently) a brothel a few doors along. I wish I'd seen Claudia.

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I remember going into a clip joint early 1990s when I was 20 something. They took some money off me at the door (?£5) and I went into this dingy space with tables. There was a screen showing some kind of film ("the show") and a table in the corner with some bored looking girls. One of them came over to "take my order".. the cheapest being £5 for an orange juice but "something extra" would be charged so she could sit with me. I realised it was all a scam. A manager guy came over and asked how old I was. 17 I replied. He promptly asked me what I had paid so far. £5 at the door, I replied, plus the orange juice. He apologised and escorted me to the door and refunded the £5. They let me off the orange juice!

There was an open doorway in Meard Street where the clippers used to congregate. Men would get their money taken off them getting nothing in return. I never did find that Mountjoy Hotel ;).

 

There were lots of peep shows then too. You could put a 5 pound note through a hole and get the girl to wank herself using fingers or a dildo. And booths for watching porn films that smelled of disinfectant.

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Do you remember Sandie and Ritzy from Blore Court? Do you remember the TV documentary they did with their maid Wendy? Sandie or Sandra is Spanish from Catalonia and Ritzy was West Indian. Sandie is still working but from a hotel near Soho. Ritzy has gone back to the West Indies I think. Angie is still working in Soho. If it's the same Angie. Swiss Italian.

 

 

No, I only went to Blore Court once back in the day. I remember there was a Chinese girl working in the flat below Angie. She looked nice enough, but I'm glad I made my excuses and ventured upstairs.

 

I remember seeing a TV documentary around the time where they chatted to a maid and her working girl - it was a quiet night, so they shut up shop early. Not sure if this is the one you're referring too.

 

I've been tempted to go back and see Angie - especially since she's had a boob job, but it's never quite worked out for me. Also, it's been over 10 years since I've seen her. And after 10 years of Soho would she still be in the same shape?!

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There were lots of peep shows then too. You could put a 5 pound note through a hole and get the girl to wank herself using fingers or a dildo. And booths for watching porn films that smelled of disinfectant.

 

I went to my first Peep Show a couple of years back. Think it was the one on Tisbury Court. Biggest waste of £2 ever!

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Blore court was quite a concentration of vice and depravity... its hard to believe if you see it now... looks so innocent... but so much went on in that tiny space...

 

as you walked in on the left was wendy's walk up - a 7 day rotor of 4 stunning girls - angie, sandy, ritzy and yoko... Sandy's service especially the oral (back then she was more tender and teasing not so much of the throat gagging etc) was up there with the best ive experienced... she treated your whole body like a lolly pop...

 

on the right was a less reliable walk up you never really knew who you would find... there was a really nice greek girl called Katie there for a bit.. petite, pretty, really friendly and dressed in immaculate lingerie... chuck her £50 and she would give you really good seeing to... she was really nice but i felt bad for her because she missed her kids so badly sometimes...

 

then there was blore house / les girls and there was also a really dodgy sex shop which I think was gay only... i remember walking into the court one day and a guy was waiting at les girls door top be let in... he panicked not wanting me to see him and dived into the sex shop... then he must have realised it was a queer sex shop panicked again running back out... LOL

 

there was also at one point a recording studio owned by a couple of dj's who recorded an album down there and talked at the time about how the things they saw influenced their music...

 

there was also some restaurant kitchens... fucking hell they must have seen some things during their shift...

 

i remember going to see that katie late one night in the right hand walk up but just inside the door was a big black guy dressed in a nice suit and expensive trenchcoat... very cool looking guy... obviously had a bit of money, very hip... he was in the way so i asked if he was waiting but then saw he was preparing a crack pipe and he asked me for a light, so i gave him my lighter but he was fiddling about and i told him to keep it, he was so touched by my generosity that he offered me a toke so i told i was a sex addict not a drug addict and we shared a laugh... anyway he was still there when i came out and he gave me the lighter back and we both strolled out of blore court together but then taking opposite directions on berwick street...

 

thats what soho was like back then... always something going on... something to see... like being an extra on some crazy movie set....

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I wonder if the Chinese girl I turned down was Yoko? I can't remember too much about her. Not slim, but not chubby either. Her hair was in a bob cut.

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