From Herb Lester | Designed by Alex Westgate
All human desire is laid bare in Filthy London, our eye-opening new pocket-size guide, as we take a tour through centuries of scandal and vice. Lust courses through London’s ancient streets – from leafy suburbs to the throbbing heart of the city – and Herb Lester sniffs it out.
There are medieval bawdy houses and Georgian flogging machines, toe-sucking, striptease, nude saunas and dogging, with cameos from a cast that includes King George IV, King of Soho Paul Raymond, John Profumo and Aleister Crowley, the Wickedest Man In The World.
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, Herb Lester just tell you how to enjoy it. Each city is researched the old-fashioned way: asking friends, acquaintances, cab drivers and concierges for their tips and then walking, tasting, sipping, and peering into doorways and down alleys. Each guide is printed in England on 100% recycled paper.