Location & getting there
Goodge Street is an underground station in Fitzrovia, London, but it is also a name for the immediate area surrounding the station. It’s part-residential, with its old Fitzrovia flats, and part-commercial. A merry cluster of bars and restaurants is located on intesecting Goodge and Charlotte streets, as well as Margaret and Mortimer streets. Goodge Street underground station is in transport fare zone 1 and it is served by the Northern line. Otherwise, the area can be reached in less than 10 minutes on foot from Warren Street (Northern, Victoria lines), Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Metropolitan) and Tottenham Court Road (Central, Northern line) stations. Goodge Street area is relatively safe (day or night) but the usual Central London pickpockets operate, so it’s good to stay vigilant.
Gay massage near Goodge Street
Goodge Street is a fine place to be if you’re looking for gay massage. There’s Luis in Russell Square (best reached by taxi or walking) and Ethan in Green Park (three stops on the underground). Finally, Danny & Jordan in Marble Arch are also within a short travelling distance (if you’re taking the underground, change to Central Line at Tottenham Court Road). All of the masseurs work from their private flats which are set up with everything you need for a high quality, relaxing massage. Alternatively, you could opt to have a masseur visit you at your home or hotel. Outcalls have a £30 surcharge for taxi and travel time. Whichever option interests you, text, call or Whatsapp us on +44 74928 98079. James will be able to advise you on availability, distance, travel and pricing.
Things to do near Goodge Street
Have a late one
Bars are not hard to find once you come out of Goodge Street station. Turn onto Goodge street, then either follow it down or turn into Charlotte street. They all share an unassuming, relaxed vibe, possibly due to the large student population that roams the area (a few universities are located nearby). However, if you’re not after the sort of easy, watered-down, happy-hour fun that the students adore, do your research before picking your bars. If you head in the opposite direction and towards Russell Square, look out for New Bloomsbury Set. While not what it used to be, it is still a fun spot, and if you’re lucky, you’ll catch a drag show there too. For a little more sophistication, go with restaurant bars. Both Hakkasan and Roka are classic quality picks and both are located near Goodge Street.
Visit the magical and creepy toy museum
If you have had traumatic experiences with doll-themed horror movies, this might just trigger you. Pollock’s Toy Museum is tiny space, stuffed to the gills with slightly creepy dolls from times long gone. To intensify the effect, the atmosphere is stifling with flowery wallpaper, creaking floorboards and antique furniture. For a certain kind of person, this will be a gem find. The collection is vast – featuring everything from (pre-space travel) spaceship toys to Hungarian gingerbread figurines. Some of the objects are truly rare, with one toy being 4,000 years old. The museum is still family owned and curated, meaning that you can forget about neat presentation. Toys are stacked in piles, even though they do look well taken care of. Not many museums like this remain in London, and the feeling of history is almost palpable once you step in. Worth a visit before it disappears.
Discover new art galleries
If you are a Londoner or have visited the capital many times, the usual landmarks might be getting old. Fortunately, art galleries are popping up all over the place, so you can always discover something new. If you’re in Goodge Street, walk down to Eastcastle street and take your pick. While Art First has moved to south London, you can still find Pilar Corrias, Kashya Hildebrand, Pi Artworks and Carroll / Fletcher. So what can you expect to see? In brief, Pilar Corrias offers contemporary art from both emerging and established artists; Kashya Hildebrand exhibits emerging artists from Asia, Middle East and Europe; Pi Artworks represents Turkish and international artists; while Carroll / Fletcher prefers artists working with mixed media and emerging technologies.