The Brothel

The brothel (also see Prostitution) is possibly London's second most frequented entertainment, if only because brothels can be found catering to all classes. The nature of a brothel depends entirely upon its desired clientele.. Brothels for the upper and middle classes can be quite lavish, with a hostess to take bookings, a bar and possibly a casino. Usually, the bar or casino would be a legitimate front for the business if a society scandal should threaten. Such an establishment might provide escorts, and take accounts as well as cash.

A working-class brothel is probably an old lodging house, with rooms rented by a group of prostitutes, inviting customers to stay the night in the house to provide payment for their own rooms and preferred vices.