It differs from prostitution in that the parties involved do not seek money for sex, and from gay nightclubs or bathhouses in that they are not on private premises, although they may take place on private land to which the public have been granted access. James's Park was one of London's earliest documented cruising grounds. We have our own code ' ". Hampstead Heath WestLondon London. Go to one of the urinals.
No hassle from police.
Why do so many gay men still go cruising and cottaging?
In some areas of the UK police patrol public toilets which are known for cottaging. Opendays. More info on Dollis Hill Toilets. Herbert, 9, Issues Cruising in public places has been part of gay life for centuries. The case collapsed because so many middle-class men were arrested and they all brought barristers with them. The woods at the back of the car park containing the recycling tanks are very cruisy after dark and sometimes during the afternoon too, especially in summer.
Exelent daytime crusing, good mix of men, well secluded, take extra care at night. Sex in public places is not necessarily illegal, so long as other people who might be offended cannot see you and are unaware that you are having sex. More info on Wandsworth Common. Cruising for sexor cruisingis walking or driving about a locality in search of a sex partnerusually of the anonymouscasualone-time variety. The website has attracted many heterosexual members as well. Sex in public places is NOT illegal as long as other members of the public cannot see you having sex — or are unlikely to come into contact with you whilst you are engaged in sexual activity. The attitude of the police to cruising at any given location varies, according to the time of the day or night, and the level of public concern measured by the number of complaints from local residents and councillors.