“I think with the Olympics coming, it’s highlighted the problem a bit more,” she said.
Scotland Yard has said there is no evidence that prostitution has risen in east London.
In fact, one sex worker said that her colleagues are bracing for a sharp fall in business.
“It’s a family event — it’s not like all the visitors are going to be single men,” Catherine Stephens said.
“It’s going to be a complete nightmare, and I think we’re all going to lose masses of money,” said Stephens, who has worked in brothels for more than a decade.
“I don’t think we’re going to see the clientele we normally see, because it’s going to be so difficult to get around,” she added.