Here’s an area that’s certainly gone through some changes while also managing to hold on to its special qualities. It’s in South London, with Clapham and Stockwell both nearby, and since at least the mid-19th century, it’s had a multi-ethnic complexion, with a particularly prominent African/Caribbean flavour. It’s a fun, freewheeling part of the capital where there’s always an energetic vibe to jump on and plenty of atmospheres in which to revel. On top of that, gay massage in Brixton knows few equals. Because it’s very much regarded as part of Central London, despite its zone 2 location, it’s home to the kind of men you just don’t find in the suburbs. They’re international, multicultural, sophisticated and urbane and they know how to make tantric massage go with a bang – a big bang, if you like.
If you’re looking for more to do, you could check out what’s on at the Ritzy Cinema – one of the more arty places for watching films compared to, say, Leicester Square. The area went through a time of racial tensions during the 80s and 90s but is now a more relaxed enclave. On the downside, rampant gentrification is leading to a less mixed, more monocultural crowd. Still, Brixton Market (on Electric Avenue) is always worth dropping in on. You’ll find a wide variety of foods, particularly of an African/Caribbean provenance. There are covered arcades as well as a street market and lots to take in, so make at least a half-day of it before you move on to gay massage in Brixton.