We look longingly across to our German neighbours who have long been able to enjoy naturism in city parks without a resulting collapse of society and general morality. This is not a cue for you to hit me with some German history. You know what I'm getting at.
not just Germany either, there are many places around Europe, and
indeed within the UK, where outdoor naturism is sanctioned. Sadly, none
of those places can be reached with an Oyster card.
have posted the BN survey which suggests there are around 500,000
naturists living in London. So where do we go when the sun comes out?
The only officially recognised naturist sunbathing spot in the whole of
Greater London is the tiny, concrete floored, cattle-pen at the men's
pond in Hampstead. If you prefer to lay your towel on grass, or if you
belong to the other half of the human race, this is not even an
We like to think of London as a beacon of
diversity and tolerance, so why is the capital so singularly lacking in
facilities for naturism? We would like to have a dedicated sunbathing
area, somewhere central, like Hyde Park, which would be open to
Who would pay for the tall screening fences, I
hear you ask? The German's don't need fences, so why would we? Are we
so different to our continental neighbours? The beauty of the park proposal is that it would cost nothing to build. Absolutely nothing. It just requires a bit of tolerance.