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
Sweatbox Gym & Sauna
Sweatbox Gym & Sauna
Sweatbox Gym & Sauna
Sweatbox Gym & Sauna

Sweatbox Gym & Sauna

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

| website | facebook | +44 20 3214 6014 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.8 stars from 30 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
4 Star Winner

Centrally located, this 24-hour gay gym and sauna manages to squeeze a wide range of facilities into a small space. It features a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, a ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, plenty of private cabins and a chill out lounge. There is also a fully equipped gym that attracts some of the hottest men and spa facilities with massage services.

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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “I am a regular visit to the capital. Always try to find time to spend a few hours at Sweatbox. Although slightly claustrophobic, the facilities are reasonable, usually it seems pretty well maintained and clean, but the main attraction in the crowd. Never seems to disappoint. Had plenty of fun on every visit in the past few years. Attracts...”

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  2. “Come and go as you please its not true at all, unless you know how the 24 hour 48 hour pass works you will have a shock on leaving if you may have over stayed! You will be fined your repeat fee of entry for only even 10 min late leaving. The pass does not explain this in small print and there for will confuse you. This is however a money ...”

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  3. “I had a good time when I went. The younger receptionist was brilliant. He was new there - I think it was his first day. The older guy is quite shirty especially about giving out cups of free tap water. I outstayed the 'time limit' so had to repay on leaving. Overall, had fun in there so not too bad.”

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Sauna Bar London
Saunabar
Saunabar
Saunabar
Saunabar

Saunabar

29 Endell Street , London | map

| website | facebook | +44 20 7836 2236 |

Weekday opening times: 11:30 - 23:30

Weekend opening times: 11:30 - 02:00

Audience Rating: 3.0 stars from 24 votes - Click to vote

DISCOUNT: £5 off entry or massasge

Swanky, upmarket sauna for gay and bisexual men, located just off Soho.  Saunabar features a steam room, sauna, open-plan showers, large jacuzzi and private cabins.  Nice lounge bar area.  Massages also available.

Discounts for guys under 25 (valid 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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

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Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea

Saunabar Portsea

2 Portsea Place, Marble Arch , London | map

| website | +44 20 7402 3385 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 23:00

Audience Rating: 3.2 stars from 40 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
4 Star Winner

A relatively small, 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 at least 2 or 3 masseurs on duty, offering a range of back, shoulder, sports and Swedish massage therapies.

Features: steam room, massage, sauna | Updated: 04-21-2015

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South London / Vauxhall

Chariots Vauxhall London

Chariots Vauxhall

Rail Arches 63-64 Albert Embankment , London | map

| website | +44 207 247 5333 |

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

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

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

Audience Awards     2014
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 – 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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “This place has been improved a lot since I ever been coming for last 5 years. The spa staff has sternly given a lift up. The place is much cleaner then before. The facilities are working as they were 5 years ago. The guys visiting were all good looking. What more can I say then I was happy and enjoyed my visit.”

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  2. “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 clubbing. Did pick up a couple of times, but it took nearly 20 mins to find a free room. ”

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Pleasuredrome London 0
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome

Pleasuredrome

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

| website | facebook | +44 20 7633 9194 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 32 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
4 Star Winner

The internationally renowned Pleasuredrome has been in business for more than 15 years. 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

Features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 02-06-2015

Latest user reviews:

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

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Chariots Waterloo London

Chariots Waterloo

101 Lower Marsh , London | map

| website | +44 207 247 5333 |

Weekday opening times: 24 hours

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 2.9 stars from 28 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
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.

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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

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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 , London | map

| website | +44 20 7735 6064 |

Weekday opening times: 11:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 24 hours

Audience Rating: 3.6 stars from 25 votes - Click to vote

Audience Awards     2014
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 and parties include ‘naked nights’, ‘dads and bears’, and an HIV+ Night – check their website for more details and special entry offer.

Located 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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “A excellent place!”

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East London / North London

Chariots Shoreditch London

Chariots Shoreditch

1 Fairchild Street , London | map

| website | +44 20 7247 5333 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 08:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 09:00

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 12 votes - Click to vote

Chariots Shoreditch is one of the largest gay saunas in London. 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.

Features: cafe, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym | Updated: 03-11-2015

Latest user reviews:

  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 interesting. Good sized indoor pool, although very few people actually use it. Generally clean and reasonably well maintained.”

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Chariots Limehouse London
Chariots Limehouse
Chariots Limehouse
Chariots Limehouse
Chariots Limehouse

Chariots Limehouse

574 Commercial Road , London | map

| website | +44 20 7247 5333 |

Weekday opening times: 11:00 - 23:00

Weekend opening times: Fri 11:0 - Sun 23:00 non-stop

Audience Rating: 3.5 stars from 4 votes - 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 | Updated: 02-06-2015

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E15 Club London
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club

E15 Club

6 Leytonstone Road, Stratford , London | map

| website | +44 20 8555 5455 |

Weekday opening times: 09:00 - 22:00

Weekend opening times: 09:00 - 22:00

Audience Rating: 4.3 stars from 11 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 include ‘Bears Night’ on the first Thursday of every month.  Free WiFi available.

Features: cafe, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi | Updated: 02-06-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “Very nice, if a little tired, staff are very friendly especially a chap called Ben who made me feel very welcome as a new member to E15. Great promotion for new customers who get in for only 10 pounds for the first three months.”

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  2. “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. The fittings are a bit tired now but in recent times an effort has been made to bring it back up and it's very nice, wel...”

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  3. “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 friendly. There's a discount for new users too.”

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800 Sauna

800 Lea Bridge Road , London | map

| website | +44 20 8558 1331 |

Weekday opening times: 12:00 - 24:00

Weekend opening times: 12:00 - 24:00

Audience Rating: 3.3 stars from 15 votes - 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 | Updated: 03-10-2015

Latest user reviews:

  1. “The place was dirty and staff were rude and the owner couldn't care less.”

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