My partner and I knew Ian Baynham, the man who only five years ago was kicked to death by two young thugs near Trafalgar Square. I myself got into a fight about three years ago when some young tosspot decided he wanted to have a go. His reason for starting on us, and I quote, was "two men together, that's just wrong".
Please don't try and tell me homophobia isn't an issue in London now. I know from bitter experience it is.
I got jumped a few years ago myself, on Old Compton Street of all places, I was a bit tipsy so just wasn't expecting it at all, and the worst thing about it was getting my blood on my fabulous white jacket