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Hotel Street: home to de-facto legalised brothels and destination for thousands of horny sailors during World War Two. The brothels are gone; sex work criminalised and Chinatown has evolved into a whole new kind of entertainment locale. There’s the chic restaurants like Indigo; art galleries like Peggy Hopper’s; cafe-cum-nightclubs like Manifest and galleries-cum-nightclubs like Thirtyninehotel. High up on the red brick facade of the fancy clubs and bars, the darkened neon of the Hubba Hubba club’s sign still rests. Hubba Hubba closed in 1997 after 50 years of operation.


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