Monday, 4 August 2014

Plea for a New Subathing Area for London

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.

It's 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. 

We 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 option. 

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 everyone. 

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.

2 comments:

  1. Why just London, why not in every town and city?

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  2. it would be glorious to have a park space which allowed nudity,
    an amazing move forward for Britain, BN and all committed and casual nudists/naturists, residents or visitors alike.
    indeed glorious to have many other clothes optional spaces for us landlocked nudists.
    though the law states it is not illegal to be naked it only takes one person to be offended, and it can be a problem.
    it does not seem to be related to the intention of the nudist at all. nudity in groups is safer in this aspect.



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