London Gay Saunas

Visiting a gay sauna is likely to be a highlight of any trip to London.

Gay saunas in London generally offer a good range of well-maintained facilities. Many open late and nonstop at the weekend. Membership is not required. The minimum age is usually 18. If you look young, bring ID.

Due to a number of drug related incidents, expected to be searched on arrival. Bringing your own drinks, including bottled water, is not permitted at most venues.

West London / Central London

Sweatbox Sauna
Sweatbox Sauna
Sweatbox Sauna
Sweatbox Sauna
Sweatbox Sauna
Sweatbox Sauna

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

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+44 20 3214 6014 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Sweatbox Sauna

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 176 votes - click to vote

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TODAY Foam Party

This 24-hour gay sauna manages to squeeze many facilities into a small space. Sweatbox attracts locals, tourists and some of the hottest men who like to hang out after the bars in Soho have closed.

Features include a fully equipped gym, a 40-man steam room, 14-man jacuzzi, ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, private cabins, chill-out lounge, massage services.

Free HIV testing and Hep B vaccination available every Monday (5pm-9pm). 24-hour and 48-hour passes available.

metro : Oxford Street

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, gym | Updated: 12-02-2018

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The Stable
The Stable

29 Endell Street, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7836 2236 |

weekday: 12:00 - 23:30

weekend: 12:00 - 23:30 / 22:00

The Stable

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 129 votes - click to vote

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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.

metro : Covent Garden

features: bar, cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi | Updated: 05-02-2018

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Saunabar Portsea
Saunabar Portsea

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

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+44 20 7402 3385 |

weekday: 11:30 - 22:30

weekend: 11:30 - 22:30

Saunabar Portsea

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 100 votes - click to vote

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Relatively compact, very discreet West Central London gay sauna, close to Marble Arch Station. Facilities include a steam room, sauna and chill-out bar (with 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.

features: steam room, massage, sauna | Updated: 12-02-2018

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South London / Vauxhall

Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome
Pleasuredrome

Arch 124, Cornwall Rd (corner of Alaska St), London | map | distance

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+44 20 7633 9194 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Pleasuredrome

audience rating: 3.6 stars from 140 votes - click to vote

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Internationally renowned, gay-owned & -managed Pleasuredrome has been in business for more than 15 years,  attracting 15,000+ guys every month of all types and ages, from London and across the world.

Behind its tiny entrance, you will find modern facilities including a 300-locker changing room, London’s largest gay spa pool (accommodating up to 20 guys), two steam rooms, two saunas, encounter areas, open showers and private cabins. (£3 for 3 hours).

Deluxe private room are available for hire for 3-hour periods. There’s free WiFi; massage service by qualified male masseur in a private suite; a café bar serving alcoholic drink and snacks. Open (and licensed to serve alcohol) 24 hours, 7 days a week.

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.

features: cafe, steam room, massage, sauna, maze, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 05-02-2018

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Chariots – Vauxhall
Chariots – Vauxhall

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

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+44 20 7247 5333 |

weekday: 12:00 - 08:00

weekend: 24 hours

Chariots – Vauxhall

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 90 votes - click to vote

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

Facilities include 500 lockers, two 20-man steam rooms, two 30-man saunas, two dark rooms and a maze with 50 private cabins. There is 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.

Impossible to miss on Albert Embankment with its large signs, just a few steps from EAGLE London and FiRE club.

metro : Vauxhall

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins, dark room | Updated: 05-02-2018

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Chariots Sauna – Waterloo
Chariots Sauna – Waterloo

101 Lower Marsh, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7247 5333 |

weekday: 24 hours

weekend: 24 hours

Chariots Sauna – Waterloo

audience rating: 3 stars from 74 votes - click to vote

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The Waterloo branch of Chariots Sauna has the largest sauna cabin in any gay facility in the UK, a 40-man steam room and 35 private cabins, occupying the entire 1st floor of a row of shops on Lower Marsh St.

One of the most popular saunas in South London. Also features a comfortable TV lounge and café bar serving drinks and snacks, although it’s worth noting that there is a great choice of places to eat nearby.

Open 24 hours. No website or Facebook page.  Reported to be closing on 17th March 2018.

metro : Waterloo

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, maze, relaxing cabins | Updated: 10-03-2018

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The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room
The Locker Room

6-8 Cleaver Street, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7735 6064 | Free WiFi

weekday: 11:00 - 00:00

weekend: 24 hours

The Locker Room

audience rating: 3.3 stars from 80 votes - click to vote

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This clean, modern and comfortable sauna is one of the more ‘hardcore’ venues in London for those who like to play a bit rougher. The Locker Room has a 25-man cinema, two sling rooms, large underground cruising area, private cabins, etc.

Free tea, coffee & soft drinks, internet access and outdoor heated smoking area. Themed nights include ‘naked nights’, ‘dads and bears’, and an HIV+ Night – check their website for details.

Located about a 15-minute walk from the gay bars and clubs in Vauxhall.

metro : Kennington or Vauxhall

features: cafe, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-02-2018

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East London / North London

Sailors Limehouse
Sailors Limehouse
Sailors Limehouse
Sailors Limehouse
Sailors Limehouse
Sailors Limehouse

574 Commercial Road, London | map | distance

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+44 20 7791 2808 |

weekday: 11:00 - 23:00

weekend: 11:00 - 08:00

Sailors Limehouse

audience rating: 3.1 stars from 115 votes - click to vote

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TOMORROW Sunday Dinner included with entry

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 new rooftop 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.

features: cafe, internet access, steam room, sauna, relaxing cabins | Updated: 05-02-2018

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E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club
E15 Club

6 Leytonstone Rd, Stratford, London | map | distance

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+44 20 8555 5455 | Free WiFi

weekday: 09:00 - 22:00

weekend: 09:00 - 22:00

E15 Club

audience rating: 3.7 stars from 43 votes - click to vote

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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 2nd 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.

metro : Olympic Stadium

features: cafe, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, relaxing cabins, free wi-fi | Updated: 05-02-2018

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800 Sauna

800 Lea Bridge Road, London | map | distance

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+44 20 8558 1331 |

weekday: 12:00 - 00:00

weekend: 12:00 - 00:00

800 Sauna

audience rating: 3 stars from 58 votes - click to vote

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3 Star Winner
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3 Star Winner
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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, bar & coffee area, lounge, dark rooms, video lounge and private restrooms. There is no sign on the building, but the number 800 is easy to spot, as is the blacked-out shopfront windows.

metro : Walthamstow Central (Victoria Line)

features: bar, sauna, relaxing cabins, dark room | Updated: 05-02-2018

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