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Spitalfields, where the East End meets the City of London, is a strange place. Its elegant Georgian streets are home to the mega-rich and trendy, from merchant bankers to artists such as Tracy Emin.
Fashionable shops offer everything from battered-looking antiques to exquisite clothing and jewellery. Minimalist restaurants sell oysters, offal and truffles. Clubs and bars proclaim the coolest of "edgy" cool. Yet it is also one of the oldest red light districts in Europe, dating back more than years. At night, you can see the prostitutes at work among the drunks, trendies and crocodiles of backpackers on Jack the Ripper tours.
The phoneboxes in Spitalfields are full of glossy cards describing "sexy blondes", "friendly dominatrix" and "all fantasies". The reality on the main thoroughfare, Commercial Street, is harsher. These are the same streets where five prostitutes were murdered in the autumn of One former prostitute tells me how she used to charge double to punters wanting "business" on Ripper murder sites.
Over women work the streets in this neighbourhood, and an unknown number work in flats and brothels. Prostitutes forced out of other traditional red light zones, such as King's Cross, by regeneration or by antisocial behaviour orders, have swelled numbers further.
Multiple problems. Today, a new initiative sees the launch of The Safe Exit Handbook, a massive directory and self-help tome that hopes to get women out of prostitution. The handbook gives matter-of-fact advice about dealing with the multiple problems faced by women selling sex, such as violence at the hands of customers and pimps, drug addiction, homelessness and physical and mental illness. It offers practical help on quitting prostitution and finding a safe place to live.