So Much More Than Soho: London's Darkest Secrets
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So Much More Than Soho: London’s Darkest Secrets


London has long enjoyed a reputation as something of a sexual haven. With everyone from Shakespeare to Dickens writing about the seedier sides of the city, it is a shame to see that people only think that sex in the city is relegated to the streets of Soho. Whilst that part of the city has its undeniable attractions, there is plenty out there to sink your teeth into.

So Much More Than Soho: London's Darkest Secrets

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Anyone searching for something a little bit different should look up KlubFukk. At the moment, they run their night out of Vauxhall’s infamous Hoist club but they have been known to change. Be sure to book your tickets in advance as this is an extremely popular night and it is only held once every two months. It is a space for open minded individuals to interact, with good music and plenty of dark corners and equipment on offer to really let your imagination run wild.KlubFukk is best enjoyed with a play partner as you may find that it is difficult to insinuate yourself into someone else’s dynamic.

So Much More Than Soho: London's Darkest Secrets

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The Hoist can be found in one of the railway arches by Vauxhall Station and whilst the noise from the trains doesn’t reach the club, it does ensure that what happens inside stays inside.

On the other side of the city, close to Kentish Town station, you can find Rio’s. Euphemistically referred to as a naturist club, Rio’s is a place where inhibitions get left in the changing rooms. It doesn’t look like much from the outside but Rio’s has a long standing reputation as a hub of sordid and sensuous activity. One rumour which has circulated amongst the clientele is that a Jacuzzi at Rio’s once caused the Northern Line to temporarily break down. The story goes that so many people tried to engage in a little skin to skin contact that they pushed all of the water out of the tub and into the tunnels below, shorting out the electrics.

So Much More Than Soho: London's Darkest Secrets

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A relatively inexpensive experience, this place allows you to roam around in the nude, enjoy the company of strangers and relax in the many spa facilities. Many people make use of the steam room to mask certain activities, though there are also private rooms should you really hit it off with somebody. Another venue best suited to couples looking to spice things up. Single men are allowed in but it is unlikely you will find anyone who is there to engage with men on their own.

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If this all seems a little overwhelming, then pay a visit to Club Rub. Each month sees them run a different theme night, one which they take quite seriously so come prepared. Club Rub is another one based in North London, taking over Islington’s famous Garage venue for one night a month. Alongside their usual fetish based nights, Club Rub also run their own workshops which offer you the chance to take classes in everything from latex creation to the best way to practice BDSM. These classes take place in Hackney and are a great opportunity to expand your capabilities and horizons, as well as potentia

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Date posted: 19th February, 2015

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