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London's Soho and Shepherd Market areas had 'Walkup' places for as long as I can remember. These are appartments where usually one lady works. To get round the prostitution laws their advertising is very limited. Usually there will be an open door with a sign inside saying 'Model', and maybe a brief description. Sometimes the sign is not visible from the street so you may need to go inside to check. The procedure, for those that don't know, is you go inside, probably up some stairs, and you will see the lady's name on a door. You knock and if she is not busy she will answer. If you want to go further then you agree price, service etc. The developers have been busy in Soho and Shepherd Market demolishing the old buildings, that contained suitable appartments, and replacing them with new high-end dwellings and shops. The number of walk-ups is rapidly diminishing as a result. If you are nostalgic for the walk-up experience, or want to try it for the first time, I suggest you hurry up before they all vanish. I am not a big fan of walkups and I think the information and choice in London on-line is much better, but I am sorry to see Soho and Shepherd Market being sanitised as it is at the moment.