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.

London has a great choice of gay saunas offering generally good quality facilities.  Many are open 24 hours a day, particularly at the weekend.

West London / Central London

Sweatbox London
Sweatbox Gym and Sauna
Sweatbox Gym and Sauna
Sweatbox Gym and Sauna
Sweatbox Gym and Sauna

Sweatbox Gym and Sauna

Ramillies House 1-2 Ramillies Street, Soho | map

| website | facebook | +44 (0)20 3214 6014 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 19 votes - Click to vote

Centrally-located, 24-hour gay gym and sauna that has managed to squeeze a wide range of facilities into a relatively small space. This gay-owned and managed sauna features a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, a ‘steam maze’, dark rooms and plenty of private cabins and a chill out lounge. There is a fully equipped gym that attracts some of the hottest men in London and spa facilities offering a range of massages.

Sweatbox is a particularly interesting place to hang out after the bars in Soho close. Regular special events include a foam party every Wednesday (7pm) and Saturday (10pm) and “Hard Up Mondays” when anyone under 25 years of age  gets free entry. Popular with tourists as well as locals. 24 and 48 hours passes available that allow you to come and go as you please. Nearest Underground Station – Oxford Street.

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym (咖啡馆, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 迷宫, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室, 健身房) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “Great for tourists. Very central and busy. Visited London during May holiday weekend - spent too much time at Sweatbox :) but very much enjoyed the "sightseeing".”

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  2. “Great for tourists - central location makes it very convenient. Very nice gym on the ground floor. The sauna is in the basement. £18 entry fee, but you can by a pass for 10 visits for £100. Locker room feels very secur...”

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  3. “Been to Sweatbox once but only had little time to spend. Saw quite a few good-looking, young men (most of them with attitude, naturally). Facilities were ok. Cabins were small. The place could use an update and bette...”

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Sauna Bar London
Saunabar
Saunabar
Saunabar
Saunabar

Saunabar

29 Endell Street | map

| website | facebook | +44 (0) 20 7836 2236 |

Weekday opening times: Sun-Thu 11:30 - 23:30

Weekend opening times: Fri-Sat 11:30 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 2.9 stars from 16 votes - Click to vote

DISCOUNT: £5 off entry or massasge

Swanky, upmarket sauna just off Soho featuring a steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, big jacuzzi and private relaxation cabins. Nice (licensed) lounge bar area. Massages also available. This discreet, exclusively male attracts both gay and bisexual men.

Regular special offers including discounts for under 25′s (age ID required) – check Saunabar’s website for current offers. Nearest Underground – Covent Garden.

Features: bar, cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, free wi-fi (酒吧, 咖啡馆, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉池, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea

Saunabar Portsea

2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch | map

| website | +44 (0)207 402 3385 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Audience Rating: 3.4 stars from 25 votes - Click to vote

Saunabar Portsea is a relatively small, discreet west central London venue close to Marble Arch underground station. Facilities include a steam room, sauna and chill out bar (offering free light refreshments).

Saunabar is particularly known for its professionally qualified masseurs. There are normally at least two or three masseurs on duty offering a range of back, shoulder, sports and Swedish massage therapies.

Features: steam room, massage, sauna (蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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South London / Vauxhall

Chariots Vauxhall London

Chariots Vauxhall

Rail Arches 63-64 Albert Embankment | map

| facebook | +44 (0)207 247 5333 |

Weekday opening times: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 08:00

Weekend opening times: Fri 12:00 - Mon 08:00 nonstop

Audience Rating: 3.7 stars from 15 votes - Click to vote

Located right in the heart of the South London Vauxhall gay area, Chariots Vauxhall is popular every night of the week, but especially busy at the weekends after the nearby bars and dance clubs close. This gay men’s playground is located in huge railway archways with facilities that include 500 lockers, two 20-man steam rooms, two 30-man saunas, two dark rooms and a maze with 50 private relaxation cabins. There is also a café with internet access and TV lounge.

Open overnight every day of the week and continuously from Friday to Monday morning. Particularly busy from around 2am on Sunday mornings as the bars start winding down. Don’t be surprised if you have to queue from 4am on Sunday mornings if there is a big party in the Vauxhall area.

Chariots is impossible to miss on Albert Embankment with its large signs – next door to the Covert nightclub and just a couple of railway arches away from Area and Barcode.

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room (咖啡馆, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 迷宫, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “Definately best as an afterhours sauna for those who go clubbing on Saturday night. Really easy to get to from Barcode, Fire Beyond etc. Not cheap, but plenty of good looking guys but many are completely wasted from the...”

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Pleasuredrome sauna London
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome

Pleasuredrome

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

| website | facebook | +44 (0)20 7633 9194 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.6 stars from 20 votes - Click to vote

The international renowned Pleasuredrome has provided an opening for gay men to relax and have fun for more than 15 years. The recently renovated facilities include a 400-locker changing room, sunbeds, two steam rooms, two saunas, dark rooms, open-plan showers, a large spa pool and private relaxation rooms (£3 for 3 hours). Deluxe private room are also available for hire for three-hour periods. Free WiFi also available throughout.

Pleasuredrome also have qualified masseurs available providing massage services in a dedicated massage suite. A café/bar serves alcoholic drink and snacks. Open and licensed to serve alcohol 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Nice website too. Nearest Underground – Waterloo

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 迷宫, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “Definitely the best sauna in London - love this place!”

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Chariots Waterloo London

Chariots Waterloo

101 Lower Marsh | map

| facebook | +44 (0) 207 247 5333 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.2 stars from 9 votes - Click to vote

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. Hardly surprising to learn that this is one of the most popular saunas in South London. Also features a comfortable TV lounge and café serving light refreshments.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Nearest Underground – Waterloo.

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins (咖啡馆, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 迷宫, 放松舱) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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The Locker Room London
The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room

The Locker Room

6-8 Cleaver Street | map

| website | +44 (0)20 7735 6064 |

Weekday opening times: 10:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.9 stars from 16 votes - Click to vote

This clean, modern and comfortable sauna is one of the more ‘hardcore’ venues in London appealing to those who like to play a bit rougher. Features include two sling rooms, large underground cruising area with private cabins, turntables etc etc…you get the idea. 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.

There are regular themed nights and parties including ‘naked nights’, ‘dads and bears’, and an HIV+ night for HIV+ guys to meet and play. Check The Locker Room’s website for more details and special entry offer. The Locker Room is about a 15-minute walk from the gay bars and clubs in Vauxhall. Nearest Underground Station – Kennington.

Features: cafe, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 放松舱, 暗室, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “A excellent place!”

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East London / North London

Chariots Shoreditch London

Chariots Shoreditch

1 Fairchild Street | map

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Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 08:00 (overnight)

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 09:00 (overnight)

Audience Rating: 4.0 stars from 5 votes - Click to vote

A large 30 man sauna and heated pool are just some of the features at Chariots Shoreditch. Boasting a huge range of modern facilities including two jacuzzis, two darkened steam room and 50 private relaxation cabins. Fully qualified masseurs also available at Chariots.

Features: cafe, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym (咖啡馆, 互联网, 游泳池, 蒸汽房, 按摩, 桑拿, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室, 健身房) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “I've been a regular visitor to London for more than 15 years and have always made a trip to this sauna on every visit. Definitely the biggest in London and well worth a visit. Darkened steam rooms particularly interestin...”

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Chariots Limehouse London

Chariots Limehouse

574 Commercial Road | map

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Weekday opening times: Mon-Thu 11:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: Fri 11:00 - Sun 23:00 nonstop

Audience Rating: Click to vote

Popular East End branch of the Chariots group of saunas featuring a large steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, TV lounge, a 20-man jacuzzi and three floors of relation rooms. Open overnight at the weekends – can be busy after the next door White Swan pub closes. Close to Limehouse DLR station.

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins (咖啡馆, 互联网, 蒸汽房, 桑拿, 放松舱) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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E15 Club London
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club

E15 Club

6 Leytonstone Road, Stratford | map

| website | +44 (0)20 8555 5455 |

Weekday opening times: 09:00 - 22:00

Weekend opening times: 09:00 - 22:00

Audience Rating: 4.1 stars from 8 votes - Click to vote

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 including ‘Bears Night’ on the first Thursday of every month. Free WiFi available.

Features: cafe, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi (咖啡馆, 桑拿, 温泉池, 放松舱, 免费无线上网) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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  1. “Not by any means the fanciest place in the world, but it's homely, does the business and attracts often a lot of guys of all kinds. It even has a place you can sit in the sun, and a decent beans on toast if you want it. ...”

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  2. “I agree with Fraser, except that I'd add that the clientele is more oriented towards older guys, which is a pleasant change from most of the other saunas in London, as is the fact that clients and staff are all very frie...”

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  3. “A good gay sauna with plenty of 'action' happening all the time. It has a nice big jacuzzi, a good, very busy darkroom, several private cubicles, dry sauna, steam room etc. Pleasant cafe area with sensibly priced hot and...”

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800 Sauna

800 Lea Bridge Road | map

| website | 020 8558 1331 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 24:00 (Closes at 20:30 on Thursdays)

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: Click to vote

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

Features: bar, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room (酒吧, 桑拿, 温泉池, 放松舱, 暗室) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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massage

Andrew Sports Masseur London

Andrew Sports Masseur

New Oxford Street | map

| website | +44 (0)79 4035 2178 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 4 votes - Click to vote

Andrew offers sensual sports massage, available to all gay, bisexual and straight men visiting London. Private luxury studio in central London with shower facilities and massage table. Out-call services to hotels available.

Features: massage (按摩) | Updated: 07-30-2014

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