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 photo ID.
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+44 20 3214 6014 |
weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours
audience rating: 3.2 stars from 132 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, ‘steam maze’, dark rooms, private cabins and a chill-out lounge. Sweatbox has a fully equipped gym and offers massage service. Free 5-minute HIV and Hep B vaccinations available every Monday (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
weekday: 12:00 - 23:30
weekend: 12:00 - 23:30; Sun 12:00 - 22:00
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 120 votes - click to vote
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.
In the Soho gay village. Best seller. Excellent value. | click here
Walk to the Soho gay nightlife. Very central. Excellent gym. | click here
Great facilities. Value for money. Walk to Soho. | click here
Stylish design. Central location. Budget choice. | click here
| website | +44 20 7402 3385 |
weekday: 11:30 - 22:30
weekend: 11:30 - 22:30
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 88 votes - click to vote
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.
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+44 20 7633 9194 |
weekday: 24 hours
weekend: 24 hours
audience rating: 3.6 stars from 116 votes - click to vote
This internationally renowned gay owned and managed sauna, that has been in business for more than 15 years, attracts more than 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 also available for hire for 3-hour periods. Free WiFi available. Pleasuredrome also offers massage services by qualified male 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.
+44 20 7247 5333 |
weekday: Mon-Thu 12:00 - 08:00
weekend: Fri 12:00 - Mon 08:00 nonstop
audience rating: 3.1 stars from 69 votes - click to vote
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 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.
audience rating: 3.0 stars from 69 votes - click to vote
The Waterloo branch of Chariots 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 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
weekday: 11:00 - 24:00
weekend: 24 hours
audience rating: 3.5 stars from 61 votes - click to vote
TODAY In Your Pants - underwear night, 6pm-12am
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 and 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. Nearest Underground: Kennington or Vauxhall
| 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 102 votes - click to vote
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.
| website | +44 20 8555 5455 | Free WiFi
weekday: 09:00 - 22:00
weekend: 09:00 - 22:00
audience rating: 3.6 stars from 32 votes - click to vote
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.
| website | +44 20 8558 1331 |
weekday: 12:00 - 24:00
weekend: 12:00 - 24:00
audience rating: 3.0 stars from 45 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, 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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