The local London authorities would like to clean up Soho, and make it into something totally different from what it is today. They would like to close all the sex shops, bars and strip clubs. London escorts are up in arms about the policy, and say that these is hugely wrong. The local borough believes, it will have a positive impact on the area and raise a lot of money. But, London escorts say that they are not thinking ahead, and don’t really know what they are talking about. Many of the escorts use the area on a regular basis, and would be sad to see it go.
Would closing all of the sex shops, and associated business down, do any good for the local economy? Looking at all angels, I don’t think that it would do London any good at all. Many of the ladies who work in the strip clubs and lap dance clubs are self employed and pay very high taxes to the government. If a lap dance club was replaced with a McDonalds, I don’t think that the same amount of revenue would be generated from a fast food restaurant as it is from lap dance club. Both the dancers and the club pay tax, and I am pretty sure that most McDonald’s employees earn as much money as lap dancers. This means that a lot of tax revenue would be collected by the government, and the entire economy would suffer.
London escorts like http://charlotteaction.org are also keen to point out if Soho was in effect totally closed down, London would be one of the capitals in Europe without a Red Light district. Amsterdam draws a huge amount of tourists just because of its Red Light district, and you would probably find that tourists would travel elsewhere instead. London needs all the tourists it can get as a large part of the local economy is based on tourism.
London escorts also rely on the red light district of Soho. Many of them take their dates there, and it is an area which they fell comfortable of moving around in. Also, a lot of party girls take their tours or stag parties to Soho, and they would certainly miss the area. For them it is a goldmine which they can allow their dates to enjoy, and it also provides a unique experience for many foreign visitors to London.
Why are we trying to sanitize thee world? London escorts say that they think a lot of the local London boroughs are trying to sanitize London, and make it this really upmarket place which is always politically correct. However, the girls like to point out that a lot of politicians also date escorts and go to strip clubs, so why should they all be shut down.
The Soho district is still a bit of a London landmark, and it would be a shame to see it go. So many parts of old London have gone, and do we really need to remove another landmark?