I’ve been dropping by Baker Street tube’s toilets this past week, thanks to work commitments in the West End. Every time I visit, off peak usually, there are guys at the urinals. I thought this place had died some years ago, thanks to constant police checks, but it looks like that stopped and cruising has picked up again.
Yesterday, I visited Great Portland Street’s toilets for the first time. I’d read online it was a busy cruising spot – wow… understatement of the year! This is a proper gay-orgy-underneath-people’s-feet kinda place. Gay men at urinals, gay men in cubicles, even gay men on rollerblades, lol. It’s 50p to get in, but there were no cleaners around, so I just jumped over the turnstile.
Great Portland Street reminded me of Marble Arch’s toilets, ten years ago, when it was the cruisiest toilet in London. So much sex happened there, they might as well have called it a gay club. Same for G.P.S. – they should just add a disco ball and open a bar!
I didn’t stay long, had somewhere to go to, but enjoyed the edginess and selection of guys. Definitely a place to check out again in the future.