A mere two-and-a-half miles from the very centre of the city, this area is a thriving and popular part of South-East London and falls within Southwark. Its solidly working class past has been somewhat glossed over in the last couple of decades, as it had begun to find favour with yuppies, artists, incomers and trendies. Its name derives from ‘beornmund’ – an old English name that roughly translating as ‘land by the river’. If you’re here for gay massage, Bermondsey’s got it covered. People from all over the world enjoy living here and among them is a number of talented, sensual and good-looking men who are well-versed in the tantric disciplines. You’ll find out just how good they are when you try an appointment with one of them, especially if you arrange it via Tantric Soul.
You’re unlikely to have a hard time getting here. There are two stations – Bermondsey (Jubilee Line) and South Bermondsey (South London line), and plenty of cabs and buses. You may have come here for the well-liked antiques, fashion and textile markets where there’s always treasure to be found for the eagle-eyed. There’s also a wonderful cafe and restaurant scene and foodies will be in the seventh heaven when they see the treats and temptations on offer. It’s hard to believe that this place deteriorated to the point of dereliction over many years – today, it looks so up-together and with-it. That’s thanks to the regeneration that began in the 1980s. You’ll find the cutest coffee houses where hanging out with friends or strangers is an absolute pleasure. And if it’s absolute pleasure that’s on your mind, then there’s no better, more sumptuous experience than gay massage. Bermondsey is the place to find some of the world’s best practitioners. Prepare to be thrilled, relaxed and restored.