Visiting a gay sauna is likely to be one of the 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. We have a separate page page for London’s gay cruise and fetish club scene.
Ramillies House 1-2 Ramillies Street, Soho map
weekday - 00.00 - 24.00, weekend - 00.00 - 24.00
Cafe, Internet Access, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Maze, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room, Gym Updated: 01-13-2013
Centrally located 24 hour gay gym and sauna that has managed to squeeze a wide range of facilities into a relatively small space. Sauna facilities include a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, a ‘steam maze’, dark rooms and plenty of private cabins. 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). Popular with tourists as well as locals. Nearest Underground Station – Oxford Street.
29 Endell Street, Tel.+44 (0) 20 7836 2236 map
weekday - Sun-Thu 11:30 - 24:00, weekend - Fri-Sat 11:30 - 07:00
Bar, Cafe, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 09-24-2012
Swanky, upmarket gay/bisexual sauna in central London featuring a steam room, sauna, open-plan showers and private relaxation cabins. Nice (licensed) lounge bar area. Massages also available. This discreet, exclusively male attracts both gay and bisexual men. Open until 7am on weekends. Regular special offers including discounts for under 25′s (Age ID required) – check Sauna Bar website for current offers. Nearest Underground – Covent Garden.
2 Portsea Place
Marble Arch, Tel.+44 (0)207 402 3385 map
weekday - 12.00 - 23.00, weekend - 12.00 - 23.00
Steam room, Massage, Sauna Updated: 10-22-2012
Portsea Sauna 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.
Rail Arches 63-64
Albert Embankment, Tel.+44 (0)207 247 5333 map
weekday - Mon-Thu 12:00 - 09:00, weekend - Fri 12:00 - Mon 09:00
Cafe, Internet Access, Steam room, Sauna, Maze, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room Updated: 01-15-2013
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 of 50 private relaxation cabins. The is also a café with internet access and TV lounge.
Open over night 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 on the Vauxhall area.
Arch 124, Cornwall Road (corner of Alaska Street), Waterloo, Tel.+44 (0)20 7633 9194 map
weekday - open 24 hours
Cafe, Internet Access, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Maze, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room Updated: 04-05-2013
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 and private relaxation rooms (£3 for 3 hours). Deluxe private room are also available for hire for three-hour periods.
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
101 Lower Marsh, Tel.+44 (0) 207 247 5333 map
weekday - 24 Hours, weekend - 24 Hours
Cafe, Internet Access, Steam room, Sauna, Maze , Relaxing Cabins Updated: 01-21-2012
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 cafe serving light refreshments. Nearest Underground – Waterloo.
6 - 8 Cleaver Street, Tel.+44 (0)20 7735 6064 map
weekday - Mon-Thu 11:00 - 24:00, weekend - Fri 11:00 - Sun 24:00
Cafe, Steam room, Sauna, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 04-07-2013
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 – in case you need a puff after a poof.
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 Locker Rooms web site 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.
309 New Cross Road map
weekday - 11:00 - 24:00, weekend - 11:00 Fri - 24.00 Sun
Steam room, Sauna, Dark Room Updated: 11-03-2012
Relatively small sauna featuring a sauna, steam room, showers, an equipped dark room and chill booth. No private cabins so its not for the shy. Entry fee, which is amongst the lowest in town, includes free light refreshments. Smoking yard at the back. Located just a few minutes walk from both the New Cross Gate or New Cross Underground Stations. Look for a blacked-out shop front window rather than a sign.
1 Fairchild Street map
weekday - 12.00 - 09.00 (overnight), weekend - 12.00 - 09.00
Cafe, Internet Access, Swimming pool, Steam room, Massage, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room, Gym Updated: 10-17-2012
The UK’s largest exclusively gay sauna features a huge range of modern facilities including a large indoor heated pool, two jacuzzi’s, two darkened steam room and 50 private relaxation cabins. Fully qualified masseurs also available.
574 Commercial Road map
weekday - 11.00 - 01.00, weekend - Fri 11.00 - Mon 01.00 (non stop)
Cafe, Internet Access, Steam room, Sauna, Relaxing Cabins Updated: 01-21-2012
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.
17 Crouch Hill, Tel.+44 (0)20 7263 9675 map
weekday - 13:00 - 23:00, weekend - 13:00 - 23:00
Cafe, Steam room, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 06-01-2012
Paradise Spa is a relatively new, purpose-built north London venue. Features includes a sauna, steam room, jacuzzi, dark room and 20 private cabins. A restaurant and juice bar serves snacks and drinks. Attracts a mostly local crowd. Open daily until 11pm. Nearest Underground – Finsbury Park (5 minute walk).
6 Leytonstone Road
Stratford, Tel.+44 (0)20 8555 5455 map
weekday - 09:00 - 22:00, weekend - 09:00 - 22:00
Cafe, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Free Wi-Fi Updated: 07-01-2012
E15 Club is located in Stratford – close to the site of the 2012 Olympic stadium. 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.
800 Lea Bridge Road map
weekday - 12:00 - 03:00, weekend - 12:00 - 04:00
Bar, Sauna, Jacuzzi / Hot Pool, Relaxing Cabins, Dark Room Updated: 02-01-2013
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
New Oxford Street,, Tel.+44 (0)7940352178 map
weekday - 00:00 - 24:00, weekend - 00:00 - 24:00
Massage Updated: 02-03-2013
Andrew offers sensual sports massage offered to all gay men visiting London. Private luxury studio in central London with shower facilities and massage table. Out-call services to hotels available.
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