List of Red Light Districts

by Max on March 12, 2010 · 0 comments

in General

Are you a world traveller and want to know where the cool places to hang out are?  While some of the locations listed may not be safe, and the prostitution may not be legal, we did feel that you may want to know that they do exist.

As of the writing of this, to the best of our knowledge the following areas have some sort of legalized or overlooked prostitution….but you should always check first so you don’t end up doing time in some third world country prison.   If in a foreign country, check with the embassy to get a heads up on prostitution laws for the country and city / area you will be in.

  • Australia: Prostitution laws vary by state
  • Austria: Prostitution is legal and regulated.
  • Brazil: Prostitution is legal, but running brothels and pimping are illegal.
  • Cambodia: Prostitution is illegal, but tolerated
  • Denmark: Prostitution is legal, but running brothels and pimping are illegal
  • England: Prostitution is legal in the UK, but street prostitution and brothels are not.
  • Germany: Prostitution is legal.
  • Greece: Prostitution is legal and regulated
  • India: Operating a brothel, pimping and soliciting in a public place are illegal (however in practice prostitution is tolerated and regulated).
  • Japan: Prostitution is illegal but narrowly defined. Many sexual acts for pay that would be considered to be prostitution in other countries are legal
  • Mexico: Prostitution is legal.
  • Netherlands: Prostitution and associated activities are legal and common.
  • New Zealand: Prostitution and associated activities are legal
  • Pakistan: Prostitution is illegal. (However, in practice it is tolerated and regulated).
  • Singapore: It is illegal to operate a brothel or to solicit in a public place (however in practice prostitution is tolerated and regulated)
  • Spain: Brothels are illegal (since 1956), but “clubs” and “wiskerias” are fronts for prostitution and are tolerated.
  • Switzerland: Prostitution is legal and regulated.
  • Thailand: Prostitution is illegal, but in practice it is tolerated and regulated.
  • United States: Prostitution is illegal except for some rural counties of Nevada,

By Country list of Red Light Districts:

  • Australia
    • City: Adelaide / Area: Hindley Street
    • City: Brisbane / Area: The Valley
    • City: Melbourne / Area: St Kilda
    • City: Sydney / Area: Kings Cross
    • City: Sydney / Area: Darlinghurst/East Sydney
  • Austria
    • City: Vienna / Area: Gürtel

  • Belgium
    • City: Brussels / Area: Rue d’Aerschot
  • Brazil
    • City: Belo Horizonte / Area: Zona Boêmia
    • City: Sao Paulo / Area: Rua Augusta
  • Cambodia
    • City: Phnom Penh / Area: Svay Pak
  • China
    • City: Beijing / Area: Dashilan
    • City: Hong Kong / Area: Portland Street
    • City: Shanghai / Area: Simalu
  • Denmark
    • City: Copenhagen / Area: Halmtorvet
    • City: Copenhagen / Area: Istedgade
  • England
    • City: Hull / Area: Myton Street
    • City: Leeds / Area: Water Lane
    • City: Leicester / Area: South Highfields
    • City: London / Area: Gropecunt Lane
    • City: Londond / Area: King’s Cross
    • City: London / Area: Piccadilly Circus
    • City: London / Area: Soho
    • City: London / Area: Shepherds Market
    • City: Manchester / Area: Fairfield Street
    • City: Middlesbrough / Area: Over the Border / St Hilda’s
    • City: Peterborough / Area: Park Road
    • City: Peterborough / Area: Burghley Road
    • City: Reading / Area: Oxford Road / Western Elms Avenue
    • City: Shrewsbury / Area: Grope Lane
    • City: Swindon / Area: Manchester Road/Gorse Hill
    • City: Wolverhampton / Area: All Saints/Parkfield
  • Germany
    • City: Frankfurt / Area: Taunusstraße
    • City: Hamburg / Area: Reeperbahn
  • Greece
    • City: Athens / Area: Phylis street
    • City: Athens / Area: Syngrou avenue
  • India
    • City: Agra / Area: Kinari Bazaar
    • City: Delhi / Area: Chawri
    • City: Delhi / Area: GB Road
    • City: Kolkata / Area: Sonagachi
    • City: Mumbai / Area: Kamathipura
    • City: Muzaffarpur / Area: Chaturbhuj Sthan
    • City: Pune / Area: Budhwar Peth
    • City: Nagpur / Area: Ganga Jamuna
  • Japan
    • City: Kyoto / Area: Shimabara
    • City: Osaka / Area: Kujo
    • City: Osaka / Area: Tobita
    • City: Tokyo / Area: Kabukich?
    • City: Tokyo / Area: Roppongi
    • City: Tokyo / Area: Yoshiwara
  • Kenya
    • City: Nairobi / Area: Koinange Street
  • Malaysia
    • City: Alor Star / Area: Lorong Satu
    • City: Alor Star / Area: Jalan Putra
    • City: Kuala Lumpur / area: Chow Kit
    • City: Penang / Area: Gu Kan Tang
  • Mexico
    • City: Nuevo Laredo / Area: Zona de Tolerancia
    • City: Tijuana / Area: Zona Norte
  • Netherlands
    • City: Amsterdam / Area: De Wallen
    • City: Amsterdam / Area: Singel
    • City: Amsterdam / Area: de Pijp
  • New Zealand
    • City: Auckland / Area: Karangahape Road
    • City: Christchurch / Area: Manchester Street
    • City: Wellington / Area: Vivian Street
  • Northern Ireland
    • City: Belfast / Area: Linenhall Street
  • Pakistan
    • City: Hyderabad / Area: Serey Ghat
    • City: Karachi / Area: Napier Road
    • City: Lahore / Area: Hira Mandi
  • Philippines
    • City: Angeles City / Area: Fields Avenue, Balibago entertainment district.
  • Scotland
    • City: Aberdeen / Area: Miller Street
    • City: Aberdeen / Area: Cotton Street
    • City: Aberdeen / Area: Commerce Street
    • City: Rose Street / Area: Leith Walk/Coburg Street/Salamander Street
    • City: Glasgow / Area: Blythswood Square
  • Singapore
    • City: Singapore / Area: Geylang
  • South Africa
    • City: Durban / Area: Point Road
  • South Korea
    • City: Daegu / Area: Jagalmadang
    • City: Seoul / Area: Cheongnyangni 588
    • City: Seoul / Area: Mia-ri
    • City: Seoul / Area: Yeongdeungpo
  • Spain
    • City: Barcelona / Area: Barrio Chino
  • Switzerland
    • City: Zurich / Area: Langstrasse
    • City: Geneva / Area: Les Pâquis
  • Thailand
    • City: Bangkok / Area: Patpong
    • City: Bangkok / Area: The western Sukhumvit Road area
    • City: Phuket / Area: Soi Bang-La – Patong Beach
    • City: Pattaya / Area: Pattaya Beach
  • Uganda
    • City: Kampala / Area: Kabalagala
  • United States
    • City: Los Angeles, California /Area: Sunset Boulevard
    • City:New Orleans, Louisiana /Area: Storyville
    • City:New York City, New York / Area: “The Deuce” near Times Square. Comprised West 42nd Street between 6th and 8th Avenues
    • City:Omaha, Nebraska / Area: Sporting District
    • City:San Antonio, Texas / Area: Sporting District
    • City:San Francisco, California / Area:Barbary Coast
    • City:San Francisco, California / Area: Tenderloin
  • Wales
    • City: Cardiff / Area: Magic roundabout

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: