Inside london’s chelsea cloisters, the swanky high-rise red-light district where everyone turns a blind eye to sex on sale
Owned by millionaire Tory donor Christopher Moran, it has become a massive indoor red-light district where everyone turns a blind eye to the sordid goings on behind closed doors. The sex-for-sale is so brazen that girls, mainly from Eastern Europe, leave en masse at lunchtime, dressed in heavy coats over pyjamas and wearing thick make-up.
The Cloisters became notorious late last year when it was revealed in court that a special constable and his wife flew in prostitutes to work out of the upmarket flats. The pair were found guilty of trafficking and sexual exploitation yesterday. But incredibly the sex scandal is still going on.
Posing as a punter, booking a girl at the building is surprisingly easy and takes no time at all. It is just like any other customer service experience. Inside, long hallways stretch ever onwards with small, anonymous doorways to each apartment spaced just a few yards apart.
If you go outside of London it is very different. Avriella — not her real name — is from Romania and has been working in the Cloisters for two years. She was a waitress when she first came to London, but a friend convinced her to try prostitution. There is a friendly atmosphere among the girls in the block, she tells me, which is handy when customers demand threesomes.
Avriella is adamant that she enjoys her job, has a host of regular clients and has never seen any type of abuse in the building. But here it is not.
Prostitutes flown in by special constable and wife for sex work at upmarket london flats, court told
Like this is also for me. He says he does everything he can to prevent prostitution, although it is obvious what is going on behind the doors in the block.
Cloisters is also home to well-heeled families and tourists wanting a swanky address while on holiday in the capital. One Cloisters resident told The Sun how a man knocked on her front door after mistaking her flat for a brothel.
Despite the court case making the name Chelsea Cloisters notorious, it seems nothing has changed. And the oldest profession looks set to continue behind the curtains in this upmarket corner of Chelsea. in. All Football. Jonathan Reilly. Commenting is currently disabled on this article.
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