You can stick your Stringfellows & your Sophisticats—the sexiest strippers in London are the Scotsman girls

December 8, 2017 § Leave a comment

You can stick your Stringfellows & your Sophisticats—the sexiest strippers in London are the Scotsman girls. Of course, it goes without saying London’s and the British Empire’s great gift to the world is the strip pub, and out of all them—White Horse, Nag’s Head, Old Axe, Browns, Griffin, Queen Anne—the Flying Scot is far & away the best. The “Menu of the Day” list of girls is disturbingly reminiscent of Jack the Ripper’s victims’ board at the Ten Bells. In the space of twenty yards King’s Cross used to boast Housmans bookshop, The Flying Scotsman, and the gloriously sleazy Scala Cinema. The Scala Cinema alas is no more, but thankfully these other two great treasures of the British Empire remain. Tenseness, eroticism and repulsive pathology. Fine for a Jimmy Riddle but those needing a Tom Tit should look elsewhere.fly (1)
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There is so much to do in London and I never do anything

December 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

There is so much to do in London, and I never do anything. In Berlin, Brussels, Vienna and Munich, I visit all the cemeteries, the famous graves, the palaces, the museums, the houses of famous writers and composers, the sites from famous films; but in London I never go anywhere. I scorn what is under my nose.

The Piccadilly of Dracula!

December 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

The Piccadilly of Dracula!

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I seriously think this would be an absolutely great idea–-if it is actually possible

December 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

I seriously think this would be an absolutely great idea–-if it is actually possible: for a hypnotist to let me think for one month that I have never set foot in London before. Can that be done?

I have lived in London all my life and I have never seen the Rosetta Stone! How is this even possible! It is unthinkable!

December 23, 2016 § Leave a comment

I have lived in London all my life and I have never seen the Rosetta Stone! How is this even possible! It is unthinkable! I have never been on the London Eye. Never been to Buckingham Palace where Queen Victoria lived. Never been to Karl Marx’s tomb. Never been to the graves of Mary Kelly or any of the other Whitechapel Murderer victims. Never been to 221B Baker Street. Never been to Freud’s house in London (although I have in Vienna). Never been to Westminster Abbey. Never been to the British Museum. Never been to Limehouse where Fu Manchu used to hide. It is ridiculous. One day when I have money I am going to take a month off work, go to a hypnotist to get him to convince me I am a Berliner who has never set foot in London, and then spend a month exploring London with all these sensory impressions flooding my cortexes like new! What an amazing experience that would be! The Strand of Mack the Knife! The actual Charing Cross outside Charing Cross Hotel and Station!

When I walk around London I take it for granted

December 12, 2016 § Leave a comment

When I walk around London I take it for granted. If I was to see this mixture of amazing new buildings, old pubs and old railway arches in Berlin I would think this is absolutely fantastic! But because it is London I close my eyes to it all and feel nothing. If I lived and worked in Berlin, I could go and spend 3 or 4 days in London and find it absolutely amazing–to visit the Sherlock Holmes house in Baker Street I would think! to visit Pepys Lane! to visit Seething Lane where Pepys lived! to visit Whitechapel and the spots where the Whitechapel Murderer killed his victims I would think! To drink in these old pubs! I hate being tired of London and tired of life, and I think only to leave it would enable it to come back to life for me, and let it become the most staggeringly rich and interesting city in the world that it surely is.

It is sad when you travel around London and see all the pubs that have closed over the years

October 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

It is sad when you travel around London and see all the pubs that have closed over the years, and for me it’s even sadder to see the shell of a strip place—like the California and Gascogne now. I would love to own my own strip pub or club, I think it’s so easy to make it work. The people who run them these days are just greedy money grabbers and have no appreciation for the erotic pleasure it should provide.

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