MANHATTAN—nightbar in Vienna’s Gurtel opposite the Dorint Hotel.
MAX HOTEL—one of my two favourite hotels in Brussels, Boulevard Adolphe Max.
MAZURKA—CLOSED— nightbar full of floozies in Berlin, Lietzenburgerstraße
METROPOLE HOTEL—last of the great 19th century hotels left in Brussels. Out of my price range I suspect but a thing of great beauty.
MON CHERI—CLOSED—nightbar in Stuttgarter Platz, Berlin. In bedrooms above this club I lost my Berlin virginity.
NAG’S HEAD—a strip pub in Whitechapel Road, London, where girls strip completely naked on a stage for £1 in the pot.
PLAZA HOTEL—one of my favourite hotels in Berlin, Knesebeckstraße, just off of the Kurfurstendamm. With a beautiful homely bar.
POUR PLATIN—CLOSED (and knocked down)—nightbar, stripclub, in Vienna’s Gurtel; where I lost my Vienna virginity in 2005.
RECHTHALER HOF—this became my favourite restaurant in Munich after the closure of Lamm’s. However, the Rechthaler Hof has recently been taken over by new management and the food on my last visit was disappointing.
REGENT HOTEL—one of my two favourite hotels in Munich.
RUE D’AERSCHOT—where the window girls of Brussels can be found, next to the Gare du Nord.
RUE DES COMMERÇANTS—road where the street girls of Brussels used to stand before taking you to one of the one-hour hotels in the same street. Now pretty much driven out by Mayor of Brussels and police enforcing exorbitant fines on girls and customers.
SCHILLERSTRAßE—road in Munich opposite the Hauptbahnhof full of strip clubs, girlie bars, cabarets.
SEXYLAND/BLACK BOXX—strip club and videokabins in Goethestraße, Munich
SOHO—red light district of London, now a very pale shadow of its former self. Not much left. A few “walk ups” where “French models” will have sex with you for £20.
SOHO CINEMA—CLOSED—porn cinema in Soho, underneath the Boulevard Strip Club
SPORTS BAR—strip club in Shoreditch High Street, London, where girls (mostly Romanian) will strip completely naked on a stage for £1 in the pot
ST PANCRAS—Eurostar terminal in London for trains to Brussels or Paris and recently Amsterdam as well.
STUTTGARTER PLATZ—square in Berlin where most of the girlie bars, puffs, nightbars were situated. Only 2 or 3 now left. Since I first visited in 2003 Chocolat, Hanky Panky/Stutti Frutti, Mon Cheri, Night Dreams, Starlight, Golden Gate, Blue Bananas all have closed down. On last visit in 2016 only Bon Bon, Sissi Bar and Monte Carlo sex kino still remaining. Plus Club 77 just around the corner in Kantstraße.
SUNSET CINEMA—CLOSED—porn cinema in Soho
SUNSET STRIP—fully nude strip club in Dean Street, Soho, where I saw my first ever naked woman, dancing to Tallulah from Bugsy Malone. The word Tallulah subsequently became my word for this whole way of life and my name for strippers.
TETE-A-TETE—nightbar in Vienna in same street as the Dorint Hotel.
WAITING ROOM—bar of the Premier Inn hotel next to King’s Cross Station, London, just around the corner from the Flying Scotsman strip pub (as was).
WSK (WELTSPIEGEL KINO)—porn cinema in the Gurtel, Vienna
WESTBAHNHOF—formerly the main terminus railway station in Vienna for trains from Western Europe. A young potless Adolf Hitler used to hang around here hoping to earn a few pennies by carrying passengers’ bags. Trains more often now go to the new Central Railway Station instead (Wien Hauptbahnhof).