London Gay Saunas & Spas

Visiting a gay sauna is likely to be a highlight of any trip to London. Here’s what you need to know.

Gay saunas in London generally offer a good range of well-maintained facilities. Many are open until late and nonstop at the weekend. Membership is not required – simply pay an entry fee. The minimum age is usually 18. If you look young, bring a valid photo ID.

West London / Central London

Sweatbox London gay sauna
Sweatbox Sauna in London
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Sweatbox Sauna

Ramillies House, 1-2 Ramillies Street, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 3214 6014 |

weekday 24 hours

weekend 24 hours

audience rating 3.1 stars from 86 votes - click to vote

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Centrally located, this 24-hour gay sauna manages to squeeze a wide range of facilities into a small space and attracts some of the hottest men who like to hang out after the bars in Soho have closed.

Features include a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, a ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, private cabins and a chill-out lounge. Sweatbox also has a fully equipped gym, and massage services are available. Free 5 minute HIV and Hep B vaccination available every Monday from 5pm – 9pm.

Popular with tourists as well as locals. 24- and 48-hour passes available that allow you to come and go as you please. Nearest Underground: Oxford Street

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The Stable Gay Sauna London
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The Stable

29 Endell Street, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7836 2236 |

weekday 12:00 - 23:30

weekend 12:00 - 23:30; Sun 12:00 - 22:00

audience rating 2.8 stars from 117 votes - click to vote

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Awards
    2015
4 Star Winner

The Stable (formerly ‘Saunabar’) is a sauna for gay & bisexual men. Features include a steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, large jacuzzi and cabins.

There is a lounge bar area, and massage service is available. Discounts for guys under 25 (valid ID required) – check The Stable’s website for current offers. Located just off Soho, a short walk from Covent Garden Underground.

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Saunabar Portsea
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Saunabar Portsea

2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 7402 3385 |

weekday 11:30 - 22:30

weekend 11:30 - 22:30

audience rating 3.0 stars from 78 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner
    2015
3 Star Winner

Relatively compact and very discreet west central London gay sauna, close to Marble Arch underground station.  Facilities include a steam room, sauna and chill out bar (offering free light refreshments).

Saunabar is well-known for its professionally qualified masseurs.  There are usually at least 2 or 3 masseurs on duty, offering a range of back, shoulder, sports and Swedish massage therapies.

Although the address is clearly visible (see our picture), there is no sign on the entrance. Just follow the steps down to the door to reception.

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South London / Vauxhall

Chariots London gay sauna
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Chariots – Vauxhall

Rail Arches 63-64 Albert Embankment, London | map | distance

| +44 20 7247 5333 |

weekday Mon-Thu 12:00 - 08:00

weekend Fri 12:00 - Mon 08:00 nonstop

audience rating 3.2 stars from 46 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner
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4 Star Winner

Popular gay sauna in the heart of the South London’s Vauxhall gay area.  Chariots Vauxhall is busy every night, especially at the weekends after the nearby bars and dance clubs close.

Facilities that include 500 lockers, two 20-man steam rooms, two 30-man saunas, two dark rooms and a maze with 50 private cabins. There is also a café with internet access and TV lounge.

Open until late on weekdays and nonstop on the weekend.  Don’t be surprised if you have to queue from 4am on a Sunday morning when there is a big party in the Vauxhall area.

Chariots is impossible to miss on Albert Embankment with its large signs, just a few steps from The Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The EAGLE, FiRE Nightclub and The Hoist.  Nearest Underground : Vauxhall

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Pleasuredrome gay sauna London
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Internationally renowned Pleasuredrome Sauna - London
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Pleasuredrome

Arch 124, Cornwall Road (corner of Alaska Street), Waterloo, London | map | distance

| website | facebook | +44 20 7633 9194 |

weekday 24 hours

weekend 24 hours

audience rating 3.7 stars from 99 votes - click to vote

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4 Star Winner
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4 Star Winner

The internationally renowned Pleasuredrome has been in business for more than 15 years. Behind its tiny entrance, you will find recently renovated facilities include a 400-locker changing room, sun beds, two steam rooms, two saunas, dark rooms, open-plan showers, a large spa pool and private rooms (£3 for 3 hours).

Deluxe private room are also available for hire for 3-hour periods. Free WiFi also available throughout.

Pleasuredrome also offers massage services by qualified masseurs in a dedicated suite. The café/bar serves alcoholic drink and snacks.  Open and licensed to serve alcohol 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Nearest Underground: Waterloo. From Waterloo walk down either Alaska Street or Sandell Street. Find the arch that connects these two streets at the end. The entrance is in the arch. See pictures.

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Chariots Waterloo London
Entrance to Chariots Sauna Waterloo in London

Chariots – Waterloo

101 Lower Marsh, London | map | distance

| +44 207 247 5333 |

weekday 24 hours

weekend 24 hours

audience rating 2.8 stars from 56 votes - click to vote

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    2014
3 Star Winner
    2015
3 Star Winner

The Waterloo branch of Chariots features the largest sauna cabin in any gay facility in the UK, a new 40-man steam room and 35 private relaxation cabins. The sauna occupies the entire 1st floor of long row of shops on Lower Marsh Street.

One of the most popular saunas in South London.  Also features a comfortable TV lounge and café serving light refreshments, although its worth noting that there is a great choice of places to eat nearby.  Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No website or Facebook page.

Nearest Underground: Waterloo

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The Locker Room London
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The Locker Room

6-8 Cleaver Street, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 7735 6064 |

weekday 11:00 - 24:00

weekend 24 hours

audience rating 3.6 stars from 43 votes - click to vote

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Awards
    2014
4 Star Winner
    2015
4 Star Winner

This clean, modern and comfortable sauna is one of the more ‘hardcore’ venues in London for those who like to play a bit rougher. Recently refurbished, the venue features two sling rooms, large underground cruising area with private cabins, turntables, etc.

The Locker Room offers free tea, coffee and soft drinks, free internet access and a 25-man cinema. There is also an outdoor heated smoking area. Regular themed nights include ‘naked nights’, ‘dads and bears’, and an HIV+ Night – check their website for more details.

Located about a 15-minute walk from the gay bars and clubs in Vauxhall.  Nearest Underground: Kennington or Vauxhall

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East London / North London

Sailors Limehouse
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Sailors Limehouse

574 Commercial Road, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 7791 2808 |

weekday Sun-Thu 11:00 - 23:00

weekend Fri 11:00 - 08:00; Sat 11:00 - 08:00

audience rating 3.1 stars from 86 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
    2015
4 Star Winner

HAPPENING TODAY Latino Night

HAPPENING TOMORROW Chippy Night - Free buffet 18:00 - 22:00

Popular East End sauna featuring a large steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, TV lounge, a 20-man jacuzzi and two floors of relaxation rooms. A brand new roof terrace is now open.

Open overnight at the weekends – can be busy after the next door White Swan pub closes. Located close to Limehouse DLR station.

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E15 Club London
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E15 Club

6 Leytonstone Road, Stratford, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 8555 5455 | Free WiFi

weekday 09:00 - 22:00

weekend 09:00 - 22:00

audience rating 3.7 stars from 20 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
    2015
4 Star Winner

E15 Club is located in Stratford, close to the Olympic stadium and easily accessible via the Central or Jubilee underground lines or DLR.

Ground floor facilities include a huge jacuzzi, steam room, dry sauna and café.  The second floor is reserved for private restrooms, and the basement is a dark room and video lounge.

Regular themed nights include ‘Bears Night’ on the first Thursday of every month.  Free WiFi available.

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800 Sauna

800 Lea Bridge Road, London | map | distance

| website | +44 20 8558 1331 |

weekday 12:00 - 24:00

weekend 12:00 - 24:00

audience rating 2.9 stars from 36 votes - click to vote

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Awards
    2015
3 Star Winner

HAPPENING TODAY TV's and admirers night

This dual-role sauna and TV club venue (gay & bisexual sauna 7 days a week – excluding Thursday and Saturday nights when it becomes ‘Legs 800’ TV and admirers club).

Facilities include a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, bar & coffee area, lounge, dark rooms, video lounge and private restrooms.

No sign on the building, but the number 800 is easy to spot, as is the blacked-out shopfront windows. Nearest Underground: Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line)

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Chariots Shoreditch London

Chariots – Shoreditch – CLOSED

1 Fairchild Street, London

| website | +44 20 7247 5333 |

audience rating 4.1 stars from 49 votes - click to vote

Audience
Awards
    2015
4 Star Winner

CLOSED (February 22, 2016).

Chariots Shoreditch is the largest gay sauna in the UK. It features a large 30-man sauna and heated in-door swimming pool, two jacuzzis, two darkened steam room and 50 private relaxation cabins. Fully qualified masseurs are also available.

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