Several famous London landmarks such as Piccadilly Circus lie very close. For years Soho was synonymous with the red light district. This page takes a look at the red light district and a brief look at the rest of Soho. Soho was grazing farmland until when it became parkland for the Palace of WhiteHall. The name Soho reportedly comes from a hunting cry. In the late 17th century permission was granted to build on it and it became inhabited mainly by French immigrants.
Soho / London's Red Light District
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In , due to the need for space as the city grew, the government decided to relocate Yoshiwara and plans were made to move the district to its present location north of Asakusa on the outskirts of the city. The old Yoshiwara district burned down along with much of the city in the Great fire of Meireki of ; it was rebuilt in the new location, when it was renamed Shin Yoshiwara New Yoshiwara , the old location being called Moto Yoshiwara Original Yoshiwara ; eventually the "Shin" was dropped, and the new district became known simply as Yoshiwara. The area had over 9, women in , many of whom suffered from syphilis. If she was lucky, she would become an apprentice to a high-ranking courtesan.
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Prostitution in Red Light District Amsterdam prides itself, and rightly so, on its wholly liberal and tolerant attitude, embracing the fact that people may be into prostitution, soft drugs and pornography. And that it is only human. So instead of criminalizing everything, they enjoy the honesty of it all.