Fitzrovia the area between the north side of Oxford Street to warren street to Tottenham court road is a well known area for 'card girls' the cards in phone boxes will have a maid who answers the phone and door whilst the girl works , most of these are rented by the girls of private landlords . YOU PHONE UP AND MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. They will give you the address over the phone you ring the bell then go in . THERE HAS NEVER BEEN WALKUPS IN THIS AREA !!! as its controlled by Camden council . They for some reason will not tolerate walk ups.
Soho, has walk ups , walk up means you do not need an appointment and you take your chance of the girls busy or not. Shepherds market mayfair now has a few walk ups , they used to have a lot more until they were generally closed to sell off as million pound flats in the property boom.
China town has a few walk ups not so many now as they also have been renovated for million pound flats.
NO OTHER AREA HAS WALK UPS!!
The girl in the article works in fitzrovia many residents know they have a working girl as a neighbour . I used to have one when I lived in Marylebone, (no I didn't go) as i heard her maid on the phone a lot in the flat below me when we both had our windows open. She was considerate and friendly always said good morning if I ever saw her popping to the shops. . Now with Aw and Vs most places are phone up flats not walk ups. Soul is world famous for a 'red light district ' but its a long way removed from the heyday of the 70's . There's hardly any porn mag/video places as the internet is awash with all kinds of porn. The properties in Soho are now worth a fortune and can be sold as 'apartments' for millions. There used to be lierally hundreds of walkup flats but now a few in comparison . still a few gems out there . Happy new year punting.