South London is famed for busy town centres, pretty parks and lovely countryside.
We all love spending time in the great outdoors.
And some more than others as they take a trip down to their local dogging hotspot for some intimate fun with a bunch of strangers.
Each to their own.
Doggers engage in or watch sexual activity in a public place and although the ‘hobby’ sounds crass, it’s probably happening closer to home than you might think.
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A host of websites list the “best” spots for doggers to engage in the intimate pastime.
Some of the spots include a supermarket car park and a famous landmark.
So here’s a list of the places you might want – or not – to avoid!
Biggin Hill, Bromley
According to one site the public toilets in Leaves Green is a popular spot for those who enjoy “dogging all day”. We’ll take their word for it.
Blackhorse Lane, Woodside
Apparently there is a spot close to the tram stop that’s a favourite meeting place.
Maybe it is best not to look out of the window next time you are passing on the tram.
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Coombe Lane, Croydon
One reviewer advises on exactly how to get on all the action at Coombe Lane: “Look for Oaks Lane on the left. Turn left and immediately turn into a dirt car parking area.
“Walk away from the entrance towards a brick structure at the end, on the right are a couple of paths into the bushes and some clearings with plenty of evidence of action”.
We will leave you to imagine what such evidence might look like.
Jubilee Country Park, Petts Wood, Bromley
A user on one site said the car park in the woods is used for “fun” during the day and in the early evening.
Crystal Palace Park
One excited reviewer said: “This is a perfect place for dogging. Go down Anerley Hill just after Crystal Palace Museum is an entrance on your left to the park.
“There is a barrier up so you need to park up in Anerley Hill, walk into the park and on the left is a wooded area. It is very dark.”
At least that suggests they aren’t visiting during daylight hours.
South Norwood Country Park
One desperate writer says that this is a perfect spot for “low key sex” but complains that there are “too many men – we need a lot more women”.
The life of a dogger is never easy.
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Purley Way, Croydon
This tipster recommends a small woodland car park off Purley Way. We can’t picture where that would be, which is maybe for the best.
Bromley College car park, Bromley
Apparently the college green is a popular spot.
Harvington Woods, Beckenham
This is described as a new spot. One to watch perhaps as it rises up the, er, pecking order.
Think of the things those poor Wombles must have seen.
Surrey Quays Leisure Park
Apparently there is a spot near the cafe where there are no security cameras. And there we were thinking your average dogger would have thrived on the extra thrill of being on CCTV.
A younger crowd is promised here – although we don’t know how that translates to in dogging years!
Burgess Park, Southwark
Apparently the regeneration of the park has led to a plethora of prime spots for doggers to choose from. When the planners designed the revamp we doubt that was their intention.
The O2, Greenwich
Being a busy area, especially on weekends, it be a surprise to learn the car park at The O2 sometimes is used by doggers who advertise their activities on one site.
Iceland supermarket, Petts Wood
The rear of the supermarket car park doesn’t have much surveillance going on in the form of CCTV, meaning this spot is the perfect haven for doggers who arrive in the early hours, apparently.
Commons seem to be, erm, common spots for dogging.
Tooting Bec Common
One person said he had a great time here. We imagine they just met for a chat and a coffee.
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Oxleas Wood, Greenwich
One user says there is “good couples dogging action” and was a “well kept secret”. It all happens in the car park at the top of Shooters Hill in case you were wondering.
Victoria Gardens, Woolwich
The place to be for younger doggers according to one user.
Nugent retail park, Orpington
We thought this place was handy for a quick Nando’s, turns out there are “some good sessions at the back by the bridge” according to one user.
Mottingham sports fields, Bromley
The massive field leads into a very woodland area making it a “very secluded’ spot according to users. This sounds creepy to me!
Well, with a name like that, it just had to be.
One helpful tipster says that you will catch “occasional couples putting on a show”. I’ll cancel those theatre tickets then.
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