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It is 4pm on Sunday 21 February. As I turn into Fairchild Street in Shoreditch, east London, there's something I've never seen here before: a queue out the door of Chariots. Normally, people head quickly in.
But today is different: After 19 years, Britain's biggest gay sauna Newtownabbey awesome massage spa close, and tomorrow demolition awaits.
This, then, is the last hurrah. The capital's gay scene is gasping for air, and now, with the end of Chariots, even the steam is evaporating.
When news of the imminent closure broke earlier this month in the Evening Standardthe reason surprised no one: The site is being sold to developers. A luxury hotel awaits. But the story Shamrock massage Cheltenham it goes beyond a widespread exasperation with gentrification.
It's a story about what is really being lost. Chariots or Chariots Roman Spa, to use its full name is a chain of four gay saunas all within London. The map calls this Fairchild Street.
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Given the value of the land, many are surprised Chariots has held out this long. Anger and frustration mounts, online and among activists.
Huyton malay sex service are unaware it is too late. Two days before the Shoreditch closure, ACT UP London and the Radical Faeries — a movement of queer, anti-establishment activists — stage a protest in the car park outside the Shoreditch branch.
They chant. They drum. Surprisingly, this intervention does not succeed.
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