The capital and largest city of both the United Kingdom and of England, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union.
Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million — although the figure of 14 million for the city's metropolitan area more accurately reflects its size and importance.
In the United Kingdom, sex work itself (the exchange of sexual services for money) is legal but a number of related activities, including soliciting in a public place, kerb crawling, owning or managing a brothel, pimping and pandering, are crimes.
Sex workers in London are being forced to slash prices they charge clients because of the impact of the recession on the British economy and an influx of foreign competition, putting themselves at greater risk of attack, according to a report.
Prostitute prices in London are from -40 for street girls.
These prostitutes were able to find jobs such as cleaners and other low-paid jobs.
The number of women selling sex on their own off-street had increased considerably in the last few years, with the majority hailing from Eastern Europe, South America, particularly Brazil, and South East Asia, especially China and Thailand, it added.
Considered one of two of the world's leading "global cities", London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.
There are many brothels, sex shops and lap dancing clubs in Soho and police sometimes raids them.
The tricky part is finding the right girls in Soho.