PUBS & CLUBS: Bare Market


If Lady Godiva had cantered through Soho last week, she would have been too late. A stripper on horseback has already been signed to work London's "Naughty Mile." The district heaves with a surfeit of female flesh. After years of popularity abroad, the English nude has at last come into her own at home.

What held the British back for so many years was a sort of inverse-Galatea law which insisted that nightclub nudes stand like statues and never come to life. The law is still in force, but the strip joints are run as private clubs. Collectively, the...

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